Feb. 19th, 2010

Epic words

Feb. 19th, 2010 08:06 pm
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Dear Internet,

The meat hook linguistics of the spoken tongue have always intrigued me.

Words are magical. By blowing hot air past a series of stiff flaps, muscles, and then slapping their tongue around their mouth, humans can convey a massive range of emotions, instructions, sentiments, and visuals. A single word floats through invisible air, bounces off some wet tissue in the ear, sparks some neurons into action, and one person has just communicated something invisible to another person.

It's quite intimate.

To celebrate, I have decided to post some of my favorite words and phrases. Their impact is diminished in text, so I ask that you speak these out loud. Say them slowly. Savor each resonant syllable. Don't be shy. It will be more personal that way.

Unbridled Passion. Tense. Spittle. Muffin. Wrath. Abhor. Lily. Scald. Mushroom. Heart.

...and finally. The most gorgeous pairing of words in the English language. Say these slowly. Enjoy them.

Cellar Door.

Did you say them out loud? Please do.

Language is a silly thing. :3


Truly,
Kigs

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