Your 10 Favorite Words
The editors at Merriam-Webster have compiled a top ten list of your favorite words:
“Over the years, our editors have learned which words stand out as people’s all-time favorites — generally because of what those words mean and how they sound.”
The list cites examples from popular articles and features some interesting etymologies. Take a look here and you might even pick up a few words to impress the next callipygian flibbertigibbet you meet.
— Benjamin Samuel is the Online Editor of Electric Literature. His favorite word is secret.