These survey results left us feeling as icky as the phrase "moist panties."
There's something about this explanation that feels just a little unsatisfying. Phlegm, after all, isn't nearly as widely maligned. Damp doesn't inspire the same sense of squeamishness in so many people. There has to be something else at play.
Word aversion has drawn impressive pop-cultural coverage in the last five-or-so years. But despite all the talk of these fairly neutral words that we find so revolting, very little is known about why we can't stand them.
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