Thursday, February 17, 2011

Words - the Ugliest and the Most Beautiful

via Futility Closet and dedicated to The Truth about Guns (Robert knows why, does anyone else?)

Lexicographer Wilfred Funk declared these the 10 most beautiful words in English:
  • chimes
  • dawn
  • golden
  • hush
  • lullaby
  • luminous
  • melody
  • mist
  • murmuring
  • tranquil
Playwright Edward Sheldon declared these the ugliest:
  • funeral parlor
  • galluses
  • housewife
  • intelligentsia

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