July 18, 2005
This is a charming, engaging website where people contribute their favorite words. It's nice to read the choices people have made and to think about what it is that makes a word your favorite -- some combination of meaning or sound or some personal connection to the word (like, the way your husband laughed when you called the garden hose a "hosepipe"). And here's the Metafilter discussion, with lots of comments, including one that links to what might be the greatest Dave Letterman list: Top Ten Words That Sound Great When Spoken By James Earl Jones. Oh, I guess I should pick a favorite word. I'll go with "squeeze."
Posted by Ann Althouse at 8:15 PM