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.

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Benjamin Samuel is the Online Editor of Electric Literature. His favorite word is secret.

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