Lit lovers, pun-slingers, and word-wringers, today’s our day — yes, it’s National Dictionary Day, and the birthday of lexicography scene-shaker Noah Webster. In honor of this happy occasion, I asked our amazing graphic designer, Erynn, to illustrate one of our favorite quotations about the power of words, and, asked my fellow ModCloth writers what their favorite words are. Some words were chosen for the way they slipped and skidded off the tongue. Others, for their stalagmite shapes, onomatopoeic qualities, and multisyllabic punches. Some words, we simply loved.
So, without further ado, here are the ModCloth writers’ favorite words (this year, at least):
What are your favorite words?