The 12 Most Delightful Words In The English Language
"Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within."
- Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Five months ago I wrote an entry titled The 22 Most Delightful Words On Earth, ever since I’ve been asked numerous times to replicate it (it seems that the ethereal exquisiteness of words is a pleasure we all adore to dive into), this time I decided to concentrate on the beauty of one single tongue, hence here - solely for the rapture of your mind - I present the twelve most delightful words in the English language.
Too great to be expressed in words.
A homesickness for a home you can't return to, or that never was.
The state of being bewitched and captivated by someone.
Lying face upwards.
An alignment of celestial bodies.
The light and colours produced by rubbing your eyes.
The resolution of a narrative.
The strange wistfulness of used bookshops.
The act of throwing someone out of a window.
The realization that each passerby has a life as vivid and complex as your own.
A 19th-Century slang word for ‘extra time spent in bed on a Sunday’
Appearing authentic while actually being false.