On “Inside the Actor’s Studio” host James Lipton always ends the show with 10 questions, one of which is, “What is your favorite word?” I think this was supposed to be a clever question, but for writers it’s actually a great question. I think if you’re a writer you necessarily LOOOOOVE words!
Currently my favorite words are the ones with sort of unexpected spellings: continuum, rhythm (no vowels!), limn; zucchini. I can’t say why exactly, but my mouth waters a little as I type out these words. Maybe it’s because I know how to spell them. Limn in particular delights me. A variant of the Middle English word luminen–to illuminate. Ahhhh.
Q4U- So do you find yourself relishing particular words? What are they? Do you have any idea why you like them?