The Joy of Words- Cellar Door

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I’ve been thinking a lot recently about words, and not in the “I’m editing a book ” sense but words that bring me joy to hear.

My favourite word is Phenylalanine (Pronounced Fen E La La Neen), it’s an amino acid. I can’t remember which one, but it’s just such a fun word to say out loud.

Also, ever since someone said these are the most romantic sounding words; Cellar Door.
It’ll take a mo to appreciate it, but once you think about it it’s kind of a beautiful thing. It just rolls off the tongue, and invokes such vivid imagery. It’s one of those innocuous ones that you don’t tend to think about until someone points it out.

The last one is Cardigan, but only after hearing a Portuguese woman repeat it with such delight, she rolled the r and gave it such a joyful lilt  it sounded much more exciting, I’d previously thought of it as a rather stuffy word, but now I can’t hear it any other way, and it always makes me smile.

Which words bring you joy?

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4 thoughts on “The Joy of Words- Cellar Door

  1. Squirrel. I have a love-hate relationship with that word as it took me years before I could say it right every single time ;).
    Other than that… I don’t know. I’d have to think about it. 🙂

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    • Squirrel is a fun world to say, I hear a lot of people who are learning English pronounce it “Sqverl”I suppose it’s an odd combination of letters to try and work your mouth around.

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        • It is certainly strange to hear, and I can’t help but smile at it, which probably makes me look like I’m taking the micky, but I’m really not. I don’t have a second language, I have passable French for if I ever need to get to “THE Station” Wherever THE station is 😀

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