Saturday, May 10, 2008

Mother is the most beautiful word

in the English language, according to research among 40,000 participants, including 7,000 English learners, by the British Council

Tomorrow is very likely the last Mother's Day I'll get to spend with my mother. So I'd like to officially say:

I love you *and* like you, mom. You inspire me.

Filling out the top 10 were:

1. Mother
2. Passion
3. Smile
4. Love
5. Eternity
6. Fantastic
7. Destiny
8. Freedom
9. Liberty
10. Tranquillity

Some interesting words from further down the list of the 70 most beautiful words:

19. Hope

40. Pumpkin

45. Paradox (Hooray!)

60. Smithereens

70. Hen-night

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Interestingly, many people for whom English is not one's primary language find the word "diarrhea" to be phonetically beautiful. :)

Also, it is lovely that you are able to spend this mother's day with your mom! I hope it was a good day. :)