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What is your favourite word and why?

 

Mine is widdershins, which is an old English word for anti-clockwise. I love the way it looks, the way it sounds. It is such a weird and silly looking/sounding word and so utterly brilliant. I love the English language, I love words- when I was eleven I used to take the giant Collins dictionary to school, I liked reading the dictionary. 

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Xenolith

Clostridium. 

 

It's not a particularly pleasant thing, but it's a lovely word!

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Sherbert

soliloquy, because it sounds really cool. I also like ratchet. The word sounds almost as weird as the instrument :P  

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Alex

It's very hard to choose, but I like words like 'Sanctuary', 'Salvation', 'Redemption', 'Retribution'... All quite dramatic words, often used in religious circumstances. Basically words with '-tion' at the end. Also, 'Fanaticism', and 'Zeal'.

 

Oh, and 'Leviathan', and names of other mythological creatures.

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L Lawliet

Not so much one word, but the combination of the two words "Silver clasp". I like how the words feel when I say them.

 

It reminds me of the scene in Donnie Darko where she's talking about combinations of words and references "cellar door"

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Auletes

onomatopoetic

 

I love the word as much as I love onomatopoetic words. I find it very interesting how they are different in each language when they actually should be quite the same, but not every language has the same phones/phonems. 

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DominikaCupcake

Some of my favorite words: redeement, revenge, magnificent, sternocleidomastoideus, creature, creation, hypothesis, grave, existence, silence, tabula rasa, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

 

As you can notice some of them are quite odd.

 

edit: Almost forgot about another two words that i like: chaos and balance.

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