Sunday, May 29, 2011

The 100 Most Beautiful Words

alphaDiction claims to have identified the 100 most beautiful words in the English language.

I dunno. Seems like beauty is correlated with sibilance. Quite an ethnocentric view of beauty in my opinion.

"Mellifluous" I can see. But "Onomatopoeia?" Dunno about that one.

And what is is with all those sibilant sounds? If we truly do find them beautiful, then no bloody wonder the serpent got those two fools in the garden to eat that apple!

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