Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Language Arts

Over on the Huffington Post (which if I based its credibility from its tweets, I would consider a tabloid), the editors asked their readers to share the most beautiful words in the English language. This is what these people allegedly came up with...

Ethereal- agreed
Mango- wrong
Cake- only in America
Halcyon- it's a bird that I've never heard of either
Mellifluous- say what?
Vivacious- good call
Melancholia- sounds sickly
Poignant- whenever I read this word, I stutter
Epicurean- noted for a future "word of the week"
Soliloquy- so silly
Pocket- random
Chlorine- really?
Seagull- I don't want to hate on any animals but...
Yellow- I'll go along with it since I answer the phone with this greeting when my Dad calls
Picturesque- we have a winner!
Savor- fine with me
Stunning- yes
Rain- obviously, HuffPost went and saved the best for last
Melody- sure
Cerulean- I dig it. FYI- blue is the most universally accepted color
Auspicious- negative
Obsequious- If I have to google it...

While we're on the subject, here are a few of the words in the English language (albeit generic and not nearly as random or pretentious) that I find beautiful...


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