What is your favorite word in the English language?

What is your favorite word in the English language?

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  1. *Hey*

    Why? Because it is a magic word that eliminates the need to learn names. You can start a conversation with it. You can stop a conversation in its tracks with it. You can shout it to get someone’s attention and the whole world will respond. You can whisper it to your lover if you want them do do stuff to you. And you can feed it to your horse.

  2. Inure. The diminished emotional responsiveness to an emotional stimulus, typically negative or averse, after repeated exposure to it. Ie to become accustomed to something unpleasant. It has a ring of resignation to it that seems quite fitting.

  3. **Opaque**

    I love the sound of it; the contrast between the vowel sounds, and the final sound that all sound beautifully, subtly different as different accents pronounce them.

    The irregular pronunciation is wonderful as well, openly confessing its Latin origin and French influence. ([https://www.etymonline.com/word/opaque](https://www.etymonline.com/word/opaque))

    And it also looks beautiful in print. The symmetry of the descenders in the miniscule p and q makes the word look elegant in any typeface.

    I’ve clearly thought about this before.

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