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It finally happened

Some people despise the word “moist,” which I’ve never understood, because it’s really a great word to describe well-prepared foods like cake and turkey.

Moist is good.

There are countless others, but I’ve never in my life recoiled at the sound of a word before. Connotation, usage, definition, meaning…sure. but never the sound of a word.

That is, until tonight, when it occurred to me just how much I loathe the word “shmear.” I think it’s always bothered me, but as I don’t spend too much time in bagel shops, I haven’t encountered it very often (nor would I encounter it in any medical sense, generally speaking).

Ugh. It certainly doesn’t sound like something I want to put on my bagel, that’s for sure. Just call it cream cheese or lox and we’ll be fine.

So, I found the word I hate. I’m fairly annoyed about it because I love words, too.

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