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January 23, 2013


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(....not to mention Duncan Hines's "moistfully good" catchphrase that a jingle has etched into my brain. Please. Not to mention it.)

Dan: Oooh, I hadn't known about "moistfully." I think I love it.

For what it's worth, I'm one of those people who isn't bothered by how words sound. Maybe I am in a tiny minority, but none of the words you listed (and others in the "studies" you linked) don't faze me at all.

And "slacks" surprises me: In the UK, that's what people use to refer to what we Yanks call "pants"—which are underwear across the Atlantic.

But "moist slacks"? That's just . . . strange.

I still haven't gotten past the icky-ness of tissues with built-in moisturizer. The jeans would probably make me break out in a rash.

Moi? Stop? I KNOW I love that!

As for moisturizing jeans, I confess that mile-high living makes me painfully aware of the need for any and all sources of rehydration. Still, I have trouble believing that moist slacks are the solution. Somehow I envision a terrifying explosion of contact dermatitis or worse from oil-saturated clothing next to my skin.

"Slacks" offends me, but not in an icky way, just in a "who talks that way?" way. It makes me think of the character Mark in "Mad About You".

Anyway, the next time I get an indelible spot of oil on my T-shirt while cooking I'll consider thoroughly greasing the whole shirt instead of relegating it to the rag bag or the only-on-weekends pile.

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