I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I love the English language.
I love all the inconsistent, infuriating grammar rules. I love how different every word is from another, how they’re borrowed from all other languages. I love how words that sound the same mean different things, and how for just about adjective there are a dozen alternatives that mean the same thing but evoke a slightly different mental image.
These are a few of my favorite
They’re all favorites for one of three reasons:
- The way they sound
- The mental image they ellicit
- Their grit and simplicity
What are your favorite words?