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What a wonderful word

What is your favorite word, and why?

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  • A word every kid should know. It might just get them invited to tea one day. You never know.
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    "He traveled all around the world And everywhere he went
    He'd use his word and all would say "There goes a clever gent"
    When Dukes and Maharajahs pass the time of day with me
    I say me special word and then they ask me out to tea."
  • My favorite word is Existence. I like this word because it describes my state of being. I am existing.

  • Jesus. His name has been misused and abused and dragged through the mud - yet it remains exalted above all others and is the only name that can save.  

    Jesus, what a beautiful name
    Son of God, Son of Man
    Lamb that was slain
    Joy and peace, strength and hope
    Grace that blows all fears away
    Jesus, what a beautiful name
    - Hillsong Lyrics  "Jesus, What a Beautiful Name"
  • Unschooling, Hanfu, RTW or autodidacticism.
  • Love-because there is no life without Love...
  • Speaking of how words sound: Indomitable is quite a woody word.
  • Favourite word: Indomitable.
    Honourable mentions: Imperturbable and Intangible

    I've actually been thinking about this question since I first saw it. I'm something of a philologist, so of course I have to answer it, but there are so many ways in which I can love a word. I can love the sound, the meaning, the spelling, the origin. I can love a word's entire etymology, or the way the way it feels when you say it aloud. I can love a word for the subtle nuances behind its actual meaning. I can love a word simply because it is dead and forgotten, or because its sound is so well suited to its meaning. I can even love a word for no other reason than that an author I love loved it before me (Cyclopean* and wherefore†, I'm looking at you).
    I've been having a love affair with the English Language for as long as I can remember (and my childhood memories start earlier than most). Over the course of the past two decades I have fallen irredeemably in love with all sorts of words. But when it comes down the the very root of it all, when I spend a month contemplating thousands of words and why I love them, the one word which encompasses at least a little bit of every reason for which I can love a word is a heavy, open, polysyllabic, vastly useful but rarely used Latinate word with overtones of, not nonconformism‡, but something similar to it, I think the only word to describe it is ... indomitability.



    *Lovecraft
    † Keats
    ‡ nonconformism itself is one of my less favourite words word. -ism (and the related -ist) is a weak-sounding suffix.



  • "Silence."


    [Looks pointedly over to where Luka has Don in a headlock and Don is squealing and flailing.]


    [And to Marv choking the life out of Navi, as if it is going to provoke a new navigation out of her.]


    [...Ahim is an exception. Joe doesn't look over at her. In fact, he does his best not to look over there... Where Ahim is sitting drinking tea pleasantly in blissful, sweet silence.]



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    ooc ; YES I AM GOD MODDING EXCEPT NOT REALLY IT'S ALL TTLY CANON OKAY. ALSO NOEY ILU BUT JOE REFUSES TO ACKNOWLEDGE BASCO UNLESS FORCED TO 8D
  • Chef-d'oevre
  • fuck.. because its just that fucking awesome.
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