Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Amanda, second only to Nigella in the domestic goddess awards, points me in the direction of this. It's all about the way women - mainly - have a deep aversion to the word 'moist'. The lengthy discussion is strange and wonderful. Lots of other hated words appear, but 'moist' is the most consistent. I don't get this. I like 'moist', but then I'm a man. It's curious that the word 'used' seems to go along with 'moist'. But this is a family-friendly blog. I've always loathed the word 'promulgate'. Some sub once wanted to insert this horror in some copy of my and I started screeching. 'Sticky', now that's a bad word. What's brown and sticky? A stick.
PS Rereading this, I realise I have an aversion to the word 'stakes'. I was going to write 'in the domestic goddess stakes' and I couldn't.
Posted by Bryan Appleyard at 2:02 pm