Is there an English word that makes you feel warm inside? A word that you love to use because it trips off the tongue beautifully?
A few years ago, the UK public were asked to vote for their favourite sounding word and I was thrilled when serendipity took top spot in 2000 and the fabulous word nincompoop took top billing in 2007.
Just saying them makes me smile no end, but there are other words, too, that I love for myriad reasons.
Kerfuffle reminds me of a big fat marshmallow pillow; curmudgeon is a portly word that fills the mouth; miasma; squidgy; river; squib … the list could go on.
Which words do you love? Let me know.
By the way, if you love words, have you thought about adopting one?
Adopt a Word raises money for I Can, a charity that helps children who have communication difficulties.
Two of my friends are marrying today after many years together. I’ve just adopted the word “cherish” for them. I hope they enjoy their gift.