Summer time mid-day – summer time mid-day in my experience individuals will always be two of the most beautiful words within the British language.’ Henry James.
Do you know the most breathtaking words within the British language? The solution to this subjective question will clearly vary for every person depending, because it does, around the meaning, the seem, the context, and also the connotation from the word or words under consideration.
Crack and often break, underneath the burden,
Underneath the tension, slip, slide, perish,
Decay with imprecision, won’t remain in place,
Won’t stay still.’
T.S. Eliot, ‘Four Quartets’
But should you scan the whole shebang of the very most fastidious and discerning authors you’ll find certain words which are almost globally recognized as ‘beautiful’.
‘You can stroke individuals with words.’ F. Scott Fitzgerald, ‘The Crack-Up’
Here’s Part 1 of my listing of ‘beautiful’ words. What are the words you’d remove from or add list? Allow me to read your comments.
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Gerard McLoughlin may be the author of ’15 hrs To Some Effective British Vocabulary’.