What’s in a word?

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http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/aug/26/authors-favourite-words-video-alphabet?INTCMP=SRCH

The Edinburgh Book Festival has now come to a close, and as an end note, here are some of the authors at the festival discussing some of their favourite words. Having a favourite word is a strange thing, as it is difficult to explain why you might like one in particular over any other. The following are the words I like the best out of the ones provided by the authors in this article: discombobulate, labyrinth, and mnemonic.

Some other personal favourites of mine are onomatopoeia (virtually impossible to spell), frangipani (is it food? A plant? Perfume? A polite word for something indelicate?), and humongous (it isn’t quite huge, and it isn’t just enormous. It’s both).

What are your favourite words?

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  1. Anji Dawson says:

    I like the word Trypsinogen, no idea what it means something to do with Biology. I heard it doing my Alevels.

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