I’m a fan of the show Dead Like Me and if you’ve ever watched it you’ll remember that George and Reggie’s mother hated the word moist. Hated it. Was disgusted by it to such a limit that she would flip out upon hearing it. If you dislike the word moist, (or any other words like panties or creamy) I’m going to tell you how to get over it.
slightly wet; damp or humid.“the air was moist and heavy”
Okay, now if you hate the word Moist you probably hate me right now, too. I apologize for that. Truly, I do. The best way to learn about a word is to learn it’s definition, it’s history, and so forth. Today, let’s just learn the definition. Moist can be used in many connotations, however, some people automatically think SEXUAL meanings when it comes to the word moist. Why? It probably has to do with romance books. I honestly can’t tell you if any of the romance books I read once upon a time ever described a woman’s sexual bits as being ‘moist’ but I wouldn’t doubt it if they did.
Today people are rude and crude and mean. Of course, we’ve always been that way, we’re just more open about it. You probably have had family and friends torment you by saying words you hate, like moist. They probably cackle and rock back and forth with gales of laughter when you sit there twitching in disgust or whatever emotion the word evokes. Until you flip the fuck out. Then they try to calm you down and apologize, then two weeks later they are starting the torment all over again.
How to get over a word that makes you squicky inside? Torment yourself until the word loses it’s power over you. Seriously, you gave your power, your self-control, to a WORD. When people use this word and find out it’s your Kyrptonite, sometimes they’ll regale in using this weakness against you.
First, I want you to write the word on a post-it note. Stick it somewhere in your peripheral vision. If you do this at work and it’s considered a swear word, I’m not taking responsibility if you get into trouble, FYI.
Second, every time you ‘accidentally’ see the word and feel that twitch of disgust rise up inside, remember it’s just a WORD. It only has power because YOU GAVE IT POWER. Spell the word out loud (under your breath if you work in CubeLand). Then go back to whatever you were doing.
Do this every time you glimpse the post-it note with the word. You can even go so far as to tormenting yourself with the word by setting an alarm on your phone being named the word. When my NCIS & Supernatural alarm goes off for Tuesday and Wednesday it comes up in big print with the title of the alarm. That gets me excited for my shows. You can use the same method to help beat your weakness over a word into the ground.
Take your time doing this. If you’re seeing the word too much, move the post-it note every time you see it so that you won’t be tempted to look at it again on purpose. You are a strong, powerful person. Don’t give your power away to a word or another person. Words are a beautiful thing, without them we wouldn’t be able to describe the things we do, see, and love.
Now, go out there and have a