Seo Rim Kim

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What's your favorite word?

What is your FAVORITE word? I like the words "turquoise" "giggle" "macaroon" just because they sound so good. And I also like the words "resilient" "reinvent" and "invincible"... and so many more.

What's yours?

Closing Statement from Seo Rim Kim

Thank you everyone for taking a part in this conversation. I have really appreciated your deep thoughts and interesting choice of words.

Now here's one of my favorite words: Ciao!


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    Dec 20 2011: My favorite word is "serendipity" - discovering amazingly wonderful things when you weren't actually looking for them; for example, the discovery of penicillin.
    • Dec 25 2011: the moments when you recognize the universe is conspiring something bigger than you could plan yourself (to me)
  • Dec 20 2011: (change )is the best word
  • Dec 17 2011: weltanschauung
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      Dec 19 2011: Hey Jam Good One!!!

      Here is the merriam webster defiinition

      http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weltanschauung

      at one time I was very attracted to the world "weltschmertz" ( spelling?) a sort of grieving for the world, carrying the grief of the world in one's own heart.. a very timely second cousin to your word

      fun to say..a complex and powerful meaning

      I shall appropraite it , if you don't mind..and use it
      • Dec 20 2011: Hi Lindsay. I appreciate your thought.

        I tend to associate it with Nietzsche’s stand on faith and the pursuit of truth, either worldviews which are bound to save or destroy us.

        “Every true faith is infallible. It performs what the believing person hopes to find in it. But it does not offer the least support for the establishing of an objective truth. Here the ways of men divide. If you want to achieve peace of mind and happiness, have faith. If you want to be a disciple of truth, then search.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche
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          Dec 21 2011: Hi Jam, really appreciate the quote by Nietzsche.
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          Dec 21 2011: Yes Jam,

          an important distinction..to seek truth and hear truth we must first put aside all that keeps us from that:
          tego
          needs
          fantasy
          attachment
          arrogance
          control
          domination
          fear
          a need for certainty
          grief
          a need for security

          although often enough, thank goodness, truth is a penetrating laser that pierces though all that an dplants its seed in the human heart dissolving all these obstacles until they no longer exist or are even remembered.once in a very great while this happens simultaneously to many all over the earth
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        Dec 21 2011: And a first cousin to that might be "schadenfreude," which is more or less getting a kick out of the weltschmertz.
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          Dec 21 2011: oh dearPaul....I trust this is not your state of mind or an invitation to schaenfreude..I am extending back in any event an invitation to create "conviviocrcay"

          Peace & Hope

          Lindsay
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        Dec 21 2011: Weltschmerz: suffering of the world.
        Weltanschauung: The way you look at life and the world at large.
  • Dec 26 2011: Unity is my favorite word. This discussion is great by the way, Seo Rim Kim. Thank you for picking it.
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    Dec 24 2011: Empathy
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    Dec 23 2011: Antidisestablishmentarianism
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    Dec 23 2011: SOLSTICE...a time to change direction.

    Let us be friends with the earth
    As we are friends with one another
    With gentleness, respect, and hope
    For a beautiful tomorrow
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    Dec 22 2011: ineffable - incapable of being expressed; indescribable or unutterable
  • Dec 22 2011: "Mamihlapinatapei" "a look shared by two people, each wishing that the other will offer something that they both desire but are unwilling to suggest or offer themselves." (from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mamihlapinatapai)

    I don't know if it's my favourite word, but it is one I came across recently and it's meaning is quite interesting
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    Dec 21 2011: I have two; Truth and Love. They form the foundation of what makes us human.
  • Dec 20 2011: C o m p a s s i o n
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    Dec 19 2011: My favorite word: love.
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    Dec 19 2011: EMANATE

    I find I use it all the time now..it expresses an emergence of something that was already there, a process of growing, unfolding as from a seed towards flowering and fruit, it implies an unfolding..seems to contain.convey more than simply saying "evolve" or discovering"..

    it wasn't a conscious choice to use that word..I just came to see it as the word that describes the new way of seeing , observing, listening that is emanating within me in siutations weher I might in other days have used "evolving" or "growing"

    Whenever we "put on a new mind" we find that the words we used to use don't quite contai the meaning or content we nowwant our speaking to have and quite uninintentionally we srtart using new and different words.

    EMANATE is definitely a word I now find I use often.

    Interestingly whenever I use it in normal conversation it also creates a small shift in awreness, attention, consideration that other more commonly used words do not.
  • Dec 17 2011: Favourite word is Constantinople. Say it out loud in a crowd, people will turn to look at who said that really cool word. Or, it's what I tell myself they are looking at....
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    Dec 17 2011: cloud - it is changing every moment. I like all the shape of clouds.
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    Dec 15 2011: Although I have several favorite words. This one comes to my mind as of now.
    Share- To be concerned or partake equally or jointly… To participate in, use, enjoy, or experience jointly or in turns. Something our world needs more of.. people being CONCERNED.. GREAT TOPIC.
  • Dec 15 2011: Love
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    Dec 15 2011: Pixelated, I heard it first as a child in the movie "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town" with Gary Cooper, two elderly ladies use it to describe everyone they know. Their meaning is one who is adversely affected by pixies. Over time, as I have meet more and more people, I tend to agree but with a variance on the meaning. We are all made of many parts coming together to form a whole and unique image. Often we only see parts, pixels of people and because of our inability to see the whole, all people are pixelated, all things are pixelated, all knowledge, everything is PIXELATED! ! ! ! ! Silly pixies.
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    Dec 14 2011: Hey Seo Rim Kim,

    This is an awesome question! I've debated this topic with many people in the English teaching community, and it seems like everyone has a unique and amazing answer. Already cited, but exceptionally beautiful words would include infinity, oblivion, and facetious...(All amazing) However, as controversial as it might seem to the TED community, I would have to cite the F-word as one of my all-time favorites. Before an uproar ensues, I would like to clarify that this word can be used both negatively and positively, and does not always need to be an ugly thing. English is largely stripped of truly expressive words (the ones that you would yell if you were in pain)

    While other words certainly contain more eloquence and pomposity, meaning and insightfulness, the 'f' word is sometimes just fun to say.
    ***As a postscript, I would like to clarify that overuse of this word can make one's speech ugly, seem ignorant, and uneducated***
    Thanks for the great question!
    -Sam
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      Dec 14 2011: Thanks Sam :)

      I'm getting a few of these actually. Words can be used in many ways, and one of them happens to be derogatory for the F-word.
      I understand why you like the F word the most, and I get that your points are very solid.
      thanks for the postscript :P
    • Dec 14 2011: I read an article just the other day that said saying the F word or other similar expletives while experiencing physical pain actually helps alleviate the pain. Just sayin'...
    • Dec 14 2011: Excellent explanation of the origins and versatility of the word here: http://www.wideawakebored.com/funnystuff/fword.wav
      :-)
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    Dec 14 2011: Onomatopoeia. It just sounds so cute.
  • Dec 14 2011: My favourite word is probably «Why»
  • Dec 13 2011: Passion
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      Dec 13 2011: I have a weird feeling that when this word is pronounced as in Spanish "Pa-ssi-on", the feeling is so much fun and beautiful to me. Just a personal feeling :)
      • Dec 14 2011: I feel that depth and intensity is so easily and naturally expressed by this word and yet its so powerful .
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    Dec 13 2011: Progress
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    Dec 27 2011: strategic,attentive,forthright
  • Dec 25 2011: Shine
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    Dec 25 2011: Zeitgeist : "the spirit of the times" ... pretty powerful it is ! :)
  • Dec 25 2011: My favorite words are ALLAH, MUHAMMAD and QU'RAN.
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    Dec 25 2011: Unique ;)
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    Dec 23 2011: Respect
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    Dec 23 2011: Nostalgia and yearning are mine.
  • Dec 22 2011: HOPE!
  • Dec 22 2011: Jesus
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    Dec 22 2011: "Wholistica'

    Referring to the aims and nature of the economy and technology of a "Convivioctacy"; an economy of sustainable balance ( rather than unsusainable contnual growth); an economy which produces only technology that serves humanity well.(eg.is durable, repairable, affordable, beatifully designed and produced through means that don't undermine the dignity and health of humans or degade the planets oceasn, atmosphere or natiral resources)

    opposite: "Obnoxico" a word coined by Buckminster Fuller to refer to an economy (like ours) that produces a lot of useless and frivolous things.(like garden gnomes,gazing balls, fake garden stones, blenders that also cook soup, crockpots, things that cost a great deal , have a short life and are non repairable etc. .
    • Dec 25 2011: I like your comment but must defend my vitamix, if there was only one device in my kitchen, it would be my vitamix:)
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        Dec 26 2011: "The Vitamix 7-year performance warranty guarantees that every machine is free of defects in materials and workmanship and will perform like new for 7 full years from the date of purchase"..

        so pehaps your beloved Vita Mix is wholistica after all???


        Merry Xmas Autumn
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    Dec 22 2011: The "F" word... no questions asked. I say this word every time I get out of bed!
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    Dec 22 2011: Afterlife, because it implies that there IS one!
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    Dec 21 2011: CONVIVIOCRACY

    A democracy whose constitution expresses a people's commitment to stewardship for one another, for earth and all her creatures, for future peoples, future earth and all her creatures; a democracy whose peoples are continually and actively engaged in emanating this not only through their government but through their lives and in all the roles each citizen engages others ..friend, mentor, relative, parent, spouse, volunteer.
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    Dec 21 2011: My favorite word in Spanish is AMOR. means love.
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    Dec 19 2011: balance
  • Dec 17 2011: I am learning Spanish and my 2 favorite words so far are la chiquitita (anything really little) and la mantequilla (butter).
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    Dec 17 2011: Is . . Clinton gave us pause on this word with his infamous: "It depends on what the meaning of the word 'is' is." Is deserves reflection. Not in the demeaning context Clinton was referring, but as a concept of the present.
  • Dec 17 2011: I like the word "April" coz in my country allways bring sun,is when the winter and the cold time is over,when the terrace and the people enjoy in the street with a big smile painted on their faces...April is allways bringing the spring,the flower and the love;)
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    Dec 17 2011: I like the words 'trust',because it is trust that function our family, strenghthen our friendship and it is also trust that makes the world run well.
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    Dec 16 2011: My favorite word is Aesthetics.
    • Dec 17 2011: I like that also. My sense of aesthetics is often different than mainstream ..and really you can go into what are "mainstream" aesthetics and how are these developed.
  • Dec 16 2011: "Hope" is my favorite word because I think that without hope, we can't live !
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    Dec 16 2011: Phenomenontransmicroscopicsilliconvoltscoloniousis: Learn this at the age of ten and it has stuck in my long term memory.
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      Dec 16 2011: what does this mean?? i dom't think there is any such word. :P
    • Dec 16 2011: Actually it is spelled Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis. Haha I googled it. Very amazing one word could contain so much medical evolution!!!


      I would just like to note that I have a feeling that you spelled a similar word correctly, but that is what google is insisting.
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    Dec 16 2011: Oachkatzlschwoaf, because not even all people from the region it is from can pronounce it correctly.
    But to be fair the english translation "squirrel tail" is impossible for me to pronounce
    • Dec 16 2011: That word is awesome.
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        Dec 16 2011: First choice when american tourists/soldiers in bars want to learn german. They struggel -> you struggel at the english translation -> everyone laughs ->everyone drinks -> the world is a happy place
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      Dec 16 2011: Love the word! lol
  • Dec 15 2011: I love the words loquacious, vivacious and tenacious. I also like the word disconcerting and laconic.... And I always us Fantabulous to describe my day and mood:-)
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      Dec 16 2011: I'm sorry Don...
      But if I may add, I think it's great and just a pure blessing that you have someone who you can call "soul-mate"
      Really.
      Thanks for sharing :)
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    Dec 15 2011: Mine is 'Humblness.'

    It does not mean lowering any of self-esteem; instead it is related to a sort of life-attitude assuming that there are always lots of people who are better than I am. With the word, I think we can more naturally enjoy life. That is why I like 'humbleness.'
    • Dec 15 2011: KwangYu, I liked your word.
      Humility is a quality many humans lack because they see it as a weakness. But it is not so.

      A person can achieve a state of humility by reasoning on his relationship to God and to his fellowmen, or humility can be forced on them by others, such as when one is humiliated in front of a crowd.

      In my opinion it is much more rewarding to cultivate the quality of humility. Putting others first, and not insisting on having your way brings much happiness.

      Thank you for your entry. I really enjoyed reading it.
  • Dec 15 2011: Enigma and Neologism
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    Dec 15 2011: Passion
  • Dec 15 2011: I really like the word "perfidious" as just saying it, as an adjective, really makes the person in question sound immediately slimey, sneaky and generally unpleasent.
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    Dec 14 2011: I like "hearth," for the image of warmth and for the fact that it contains heart, hear, art, and earth.
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    Dec 14 2011: Anecdote (obviously fake) :)

    "There was a world-conference about in what language "I love you" sounds the best. The invited Hungarian linguists were in trouble, because in Hungarian "I love you" is "Szeretlek", which has "r" and "tl" in it, it is too harsh for a word with such a beautiful meaning. So they decided to go with the word "halolaj", which sounds awesome in Hungarian, with "l"s and "j"s, which are really smooth. Only problem was that it means fish oil. But they won."

    When it comes to English... my favorite word is "appreciate".

    Cheers!
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    Dec 14 2011: My favorite word is 'Mi vida' the Spanish. Mi vida means 'my love, my soul.' When I hear this word, I can feel comfortable.
  • Dec 14 2011: My favorite word is FAMILY,Father and Mother and I love you---I do think this word makes me feel comfortable and warm
  • Dec 14 2011: Serendipity. I like how it rolls off my tounge and love the idea of an accidental discovery.
  • Dec 14 2011: I love the word susurration. The very sound when pronouncing it is soothing. My students over the years have also enjoyed the word and tried to fit it into their sentences when ever they could. I used to say that when they are working, there should be a susurration of sound.

    I also enjoy ululate. The word matches the action and triggers vivid memories for me, especially of Xena.
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      Dec 14 2011: you seem to like the words of sounds :)

      I like susurration too. But I can't find the right context to use that word right. haha
      thanks
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    Dec 13 2011: creativity: which help us to solve any problem! :-)
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    Dec 13 2011: Friendship.
  • Dec 13 2011: sesquipedalian: characterized by long words; long winded

    ;)
    • Dec 14 2011: I learned this word many years ago and often use it when asked to describe myself. Someone else can learn a new word too.
  • Dec 13 2011: my favorite word is "super" and "optimism"
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    Dec 13 2011: Idiosyncrasy

    This word has often defined my life.
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    Dec 13 2011: HOPE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
  • Dec 13 2011: "diligence" :D
    it's the keyword 2 success :)
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    Dec 13 2011: LIVE

    and Saudade ( a portuguese word that means "to miss")
  • Dec 13 2011: "Courage" without it we are incapable of living.
  • Dec 13 2011: Yeah! Me too. I think that is why we were all born. Seo, let us maximize the joy level of ourselves and all others whose lives we touch. We are powerful people. Every word and act has impacts. Let's just use the positive powers we now possess and, pretty soon, everyone in the world will be overflowing with joy. While we are here, we may as well revolutionize the world to become a joyous experience for all. Happy Today.
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    Dec 13 2011: My words should be awesome and extraodinary.
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    Dec 13 2011: "If"
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    Dec 13 2011: LOVE

    I know that's going to be a big surprise to everyone...LOL:>)
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      Dec 13 2011: haha that's a good word Colleen.

      That word never gets old :) can't get enough of it haha.
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        Dec 13 2011: Unlike money its the only thing that the more you spend it the more rich you get.
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          Dec 13 2011: And that is "Progress"...another good word provided by Adam:>)
          One thing I like about LOVE, is that it connects EVERYTHING!

          Edit: And it connects Smiles and TED...more great words....thanks for the reminder Critical thinker:>)
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      Dec 13 2011: yep. maybe it's the one thing that lasts after EVERYTHING. I'm starting to feel that way. haha
      but I don't know if I have earned to experiences and the rights to say that. (I'm 18 so.. )

      thanks :)
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        Dec 13 2011: Glad you're feeling that way Seo Rim Kim, and you have every right in the world to feel and talk about love, and all other words. We need to get that message out to some folks in our world who would like to stifle those freedoms.

        Oh...that's another good word...FREEDOM!
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    Dec 27 2011: paradox, dichotomy, oxymoron :)
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    Dec 26 2011: ONE
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    Dec 26 2011: understanding
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    Dec 26 2011: My fav word is epiphany.
  • Dec 26 2011: "Pureness"
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    Dec 26 2011: CHIQUITITA

    (Teeny one)

    Fun to say

    and positively euphorically wonderful in this from Abba

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVnMDYSaYA4
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    Dec 26 2011: illuminate
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    Dec 26 2011: 2 words:
    Thanks
    and
    Clink
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    Dec 26 2011: "Hey" - this is the word which ignites your life and world
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    Dec 26 2011: Life.
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    Dec 26 2011: My favorite word is " water"
  • Dec 25 2011: Hello (when said by someone I want to meet)
  • Dec 25 2011: i
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    Dec 25 2011: Brainstorm + Collaborate
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    Dec 25 2011: Hello
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    Dec 25 2011: Punctuation
  • Dec 25 2011: home
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    Dec 25 2011: Evanescence is my favorite pretty word. Midget is my favorite funny word. B-Boy is my favorite slang word.
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    Dec 24 2011: ALLAH (GOD), I will give myself to this word.
  • Dec 24 2011: Phalanges! Phalanges! Phalanges! Greatest sounding medical word ever!
  • Dec 24 2011: Punctuation :P

    And midget and pilgrimage are pretty cool as well.
  • Dec 24 2011: 'I' ----that's me
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    Dec 24 2011: I
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    Dec 23 2011: TLAYOLTEHUANITLACUILOTZIN

    The one who divinize all the things with the heart, From nahuatl.
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    Dec 23 2011: кохаю this is a Ukrainian word meaning love. Sounds sort like ka hi o.
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    Dec 23 2011: ubiquitous
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    Dec 23 2011: Happyness
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    Dec 22 2011: love the word 'Peace'...means differently to different people, homo phonic with 'Piece' which suggests it can exist in parts....and it sums up what some brilliant words like smile, inspire, innovation etc. are trying to accomplish...
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    Dec 22 2011: nostalgia !
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    Dec 22 2011: Possible!
  • Dec 22 2011: Paradise
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    Dec 22 2011: CHANGE is a good one.
    DISRUPTIVE equally good.
    In the last week I've taken to "HITCHENS" as a verb or adverb.
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      Dec 22 2011: What about supercalafradulisticexpealadosious? :p
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    Dec 22 2011: Free is my favorite word! :)
  • Dec 22 2011: I went to a Vipassana retreat last fall and all the agony of sitting still for hours and dealing with nothing but my head had me go through time periods where every human sound and word felt just painful, feeling either too distant or too close to me. But all through my meditation, whenever I heard Goenka say 'diligently' I felt better. The first part 'dili' sounds kind of funny the way it makes your tongue bounce and reminds the Finnish word 'kili' which means a babygoat. Goats happen to also be quite bouncy in a magickly light way, making climbing unstable mountains seem as easy as breathing. Despite the lightness of the word it still has a certain underlying paternal severity to it that is quite a different kind from 'persistance'. 'Persistance' sounds more like a tree being slapped by the wind and it receiving the beating rather passively until the winds decide to stop. It sounds a bit hopeless and impersonal in comparison. 'Diligently' is distinctly charged with a will and perhaps an intent. It sounds like somebody walking against the wind on their way home, making a constant choice to take a step and another one for as long as it takes and constantly asessing the changes in the situation. And the word ends with a 'gently', how can you not like that? So yes, for now, Diligently.
  • Dec 21 2011: Antidisestablishmentarianism
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    Dec 21 2011: My FAVORATE words are "vagabond" "vanguard" "desperado" "passenger" etc.
    because they are have the meaning of my life.............
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    Dec 21 2011: Testosterone is my favorite word, not for any macho meaning it may have but just because it rolls off the tongue so well..
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    Dec 21 2011: I love the word illuminate because of the way it feels in my mouth...or coming out of my mouth, and because it means to see better.
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    Dec 21 2011: I mostly consider a word as the one I like when it sounds amusing.
    For example, I like German word selbstverstaendlich, it's long (in English, one can say simply 'sure'), and the way it sounds amuses me a little.
    There are lots of funny Russian words (to me), many of them seem to have so friendly and funny aura in the way they sound. For example, shlepa (a hat) and lots more.
    Also, German 'Haloechen and Spanish 'Holasito' (this one is my invention, instead of hola), which mean hello in a veeery sweet manner, always make me smile when I say it. Nor me, neither many other people like such 'sweetness', that's why it's so amusing to me...
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    Dec 20 2011: Spoonerism, arabesque, orotund, rococo!
  • Dec 20 2011: Hullabaloo. It means fuss, and the whole word sounds like a fuss in a weirdly beautiful way.
  • Dec 20 2011: delight
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    Dec 20 2011: love, connection, peace, happiness, unity, quantum, endless, infinite
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    Dec 19 2011: I like the word "affable", both for how it sounds and for the meaning :)
  • Dec 19 2011: my favorite wor is "harmony" it sounds so good ¡
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    Dec 18 2011: True happiness
  • Dec 18 2011: freedom freedom freedom (thank you for your this question! )
  • Dec 18 2011: thankful
  • Dec 17 2011: antidisestablishmentarianism.
  • Dec 17 2011: My favorite word is umwelt.
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    Dec 17 2011: TED is a multicultural society. Almost all of us are from different countries and have different backgrounds.
    Why don't you write a word from your own language (in your language's letters) , its pronunciation, and meaning :}
    • Dec 20 2011: Thats true.. I would say the best word for me is Anbu which is in tamil it is one of the language in INDIA meaning is LOVE
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    Dec 17 2011: rational
  • Dec 17 2011: discombobulated...it is a funny sounding word for a situation that makes me uncomfortable; therefore, it helps to alleviate my discombobulation
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    Dec 17 2011: I love the words "possibility" and "infinite"...Is it even possible to have one favorite word? No... So then my favorite word would hypothetically be, "oxymoron"...
  • Dec 17 2011: Insidious; I like this word because - with the way our minds work - the first time we learn it we can use it against our own social programming.
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    Dec 17 2011: "Imagine". One of my favorite songs as well.
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    Dec 17 2011: minilotramicroscopicsillicanocanonisis. Howzzat?
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    Dec 17 2011: Universe.
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    Dec 16 2011: I think " Dreamer " is the one for me.
  • Dec 16 2011: wow ur board right now arnt u
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    Dec 16 2011: "India" The first word that I loved Bcoz this is my identity in this Earth.

    "Love " second bcoz its Bind each other Thats all....
  • Dec 15 2011: schmink.
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    Dec 15 2011: synecdoche, metonymy and melodious. The latter is so rarely used. Keats' Ode to a Nightingale has it in its first stanza and since then I have fallen in love with the sound...
  • Dec 15 2011: Amor
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    Dec 15 2011: Gestalt:)
  • Dec 15 2011: murmur ;)
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    Dec 15 2011: "SPLENDIFEROUS" !!!
  • Dec 15 2011: petrichor
  • Dec 15 2011: Poignant
  • Dec 14 2011: Rascal because it makes me smile.
  • Dec 14 2011: sorry LOVE:)
  • Dec 14 2011: My favourite job is pilot and you?
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    Dec 14 2011: Greetings Seo, "imagine" is my favorite, followed closely with "butterfly" and "dragonfly". All three invoke a mystery emotion in me when I say them.
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      Dec 16 2011: thanks Tim. "Imagine" seems the perfect word to move a lot of things forward in our world. You're right.
      I like the tingly childish feeling I get when I think of these words too :P nice!
  • Dec 14 2011: Noah, it MeanS comfortable from hewbre~
  • Dec 14 2011: Hi Seo! my favorite word is Ragamuffin.
    This is due to the fact that i myself am a quite acomplished ragamuffun and who doesnt like muffins.
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    Dec 14 2011: Semper: Always
  • Dec 14 2011: Deliquesce: to melt or become liquid by absorbing moisture form the air or via decomposition.

    It doesn't come up that often in the litteral sense, but it's brilliant when used metaphorically. It sounds lovely and is great fun to say.

    Philtrum: the small groove between your nose and upper lip.

    Most people know the names of our facial features (eyes, nose, cheeks, etc.), but this one is sadly underused. It's also fun to say.
  • Dec 14 2011: I don't know why,but i like the word "Chaos".
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    Dec 14 2011: My favorite word is "heart".I always follow my heart when I can't make a choice.
  • Dec 14 2011: Nature
    the narrow sense of it let me think of beautiful thing,we all like natural beauty.
    the profound meaning is about one's essence,actrully we all have a good nature.
    what we should do is like ,we let us be natural.
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    Dec 14 2011: Another of my favorite words is ``Pura Vida`` the happy greeting of all Costa Ricans it evokes a simple view to life and happiness similar to, excuse my spelling `` Lochyme`` the Hebrew greeting of equal beauty.
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    Dec 14 2011: I am not sure if this is correct or not perhaps someone can verify the source but I was once told the F word is really an acronym Fornication Under Command of the King. Seems in the history of old England under the rule of Norman kings this was the practice.The govenor or local ruler was given the First right to bed any virgin before marriage under his jurisdition. Thus it seems the origin of this word certainly has dubious beginnings.Perhaps its reason for being a word so vilified in the English language.
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    Dec 14 2011: I like the words "mother" "love" because these words are close to heart and emotional.and thers a word in hinglish "faadu" i love this word because i use it for my frnz.
  • Dec 14 2011: one of my favorite word is "Relationship"


    model trains
  • Dec 14 2011: Le flor, mabuhay, existence and relationships

    model trains
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    Dec 14 2011: "Refine"
  • Dec 14 2011: Facetious. Sounds good, I like the meaning. and it has all the vowels in order.
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    Dec 14 2011: It might have to be "tintinnabulation," the sound of small bells. It's used in a poem by Edgar Allan Poe: "The Bells." An example of onomatopoeia, which has to be another great word. And speaking of onomatopoeic words, something as simple as "buzz" has a certain buzz.
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    Dec 14 2011: Immortality. Forever. Infinite. Always. Any of these words. It is a theme that has captured my attention since I was young. I love life and I want to live forever.
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    Dec 14 2011: The word "Me" Look around us, all advertising, news, chit-chat, arguments, facebook, are all a "Me" world... what do you think?
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    Dec 14 2011: oblivion and awesomtastic! lol
  • Dec 14 2011: well done
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    Dec 14 2011: I will probably get a lot of flack for this but my favorite word is F*CK. As vulgar and primitive as it may be, it is a word that can be applied to countless situations and at times be said when there is nothing to be said. What other word in the English language evokes such emotion while is so open for interpretation? What other word can be used to describe making love while also expressing the hate at the bottom of one's heart? What other word can anger or threaten one human being while instantaneously form a heart to heart connection with another? You can love the word or hate it. Either way, one cannot deny that it makes you feel something.

    F*CK is beautiful word
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      Dec 14 2011: haha this is good :)
      first, thanks for the candor Dylan. And yeah, you are making a good point. Words are supposed to provoke an image or a feeling in others, and I guess the word "F**K" would seem rightfully doing its job.

      ah, the beauty of language.
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    Dec 14 2011: I like the words vicissitude, phantasmagoria, devotion and experience.....
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      Dec 14 2011: hmmm interesting word, "phantasmagoria".. :)
      "Devotion" has something deep and rich about it to me. I don't know why~
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        Dec 15 2011: yeah I love that word I have no Idea why (perhaps the way it sounds).

        but I do not like anymore than I like the word devotion because your right, it does entail something that is deep and rich...but i'm interested as to why you like macaroon? is it because its food? lol
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          Dec 16 2011: haha I also have no clear reason why I like the word macaroon.
          maybe it's just that I like eating them (they are heavenly, I might add :P)

          I like the sound of it and the way it lingers in my mouth when I say this word. Macarooooooon

          haha, thanks
  • Dec 14 2011: He he he...You are so good :). How did this come to your mind? :).
    My favorite word...Ideology. Love...
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    Dec 14 2011: elusive
  • Dec 14 2011: "giggle" is good.
    I saw "naugahyde" yesterday for the first time in a long time.
    "supererogatory" is one that's come to mind a few times the last few days, and I don't even know what it means.
    infinity & affinity are both nice.
    "kind" & "pillows" are nice.
    "Precocious and Quintessence" are both good.
    "if" is really nice
    "wow" - "awesome"
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    Dec 13 2011: My word is ``Paraiso`` Spanish I believe, means`` Paradise`` in English but sounds so much better when pronounced in Spanish describes so many things to me. My wife and I named our little cottage `Casa del Paraiso``.
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    Dec 13 2011: "Philosophical" is my favorite word
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    Dec 13 2011: pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis. A black lung disease after inhaling silicon dust. Its infact the longest english word.
  • Dec 13 2011: mine is "COMMUNICATION"
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    Dec 13 2011: infinity
  • Dec 13 2011: "Geosmin" - literally 'earth smell'. Beautiful word, fascinating concept, essential compound.

    "Anhedonia" is ironically a pleasure to say.

    "Circulus vitiosus deus" - Latin phrase, coined by Nietzsche, 'god is a vicious circle'.

    SEP
    • Dec 14 2011: I looked Anhedonia up and learned a new word. I think I know someone who suffers from this. Happily, most of my friends, acquaintances and people I just say hello to, don't.
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      Dec 14 2011: yup me too. I'm learning new words today :)
      I like the irony here haha.
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    Dec 13 2011: Life
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    Dec 13 2011: trust.

    and ......... smile.

    what I hear and what I see once a year !
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    Dec 13 2011: why
  • Dec 13 2011: joy
  • Dec 13 2011: Alopecia Areata

    It is actually Latin and means partial baldness. I just love saying it.
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      Dec 13 2011: haha that's a funny one :)

      maybe I should say that more often now. thanks!
      • Dec 13 2011: Are there any phrases in any other language that are simply fun to say? How many languages do you speak?
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          Dec 13 2011: Well I speak Korean, English and Spanish (but my Spanish is not so fluent)

          I can't think of one right off my head right now though... hmmm.
  • Dec 13 2011: Dreams
    Freedom
    Peace

    I could start there I think.
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    Dec 13 2011: Precocious and Quintessence
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      Dec 13 2011: They sound nice to me, but may I ask why Corvida? :)
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        Dec 13 2011: I think they sound so beautiful, especially quintessence. Felinity is another beautiful word that's one of my favorite. In some ways they all apply to how I feel about myself.

        Precocious was a word that a favorite teacher taught me. She called me that one day and when I discovered its meaning it did a lot for my confidence as a kid to really believe in myself and my abilities.

        The meaning of Quintessence is just beautiful to me. I love this word and its definition.

        Felinity...well I love big cats and the way they move. Felinity is the closest I'll ever get to describing their movement.
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    Dec 13 2011: actually, my favorite word is my name :-)

    almost everyone loves his name ...I guess :}
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      Dec 13 2011: and... what would that be?? Conan? :D
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        Dec 13 2011: Anonymous

        Staying anonymous gives me the complete freedom to do anything without being tracked.

        I hate it when some people try to find everything they can about me


        How do you feel when people Google 'Rachel Seo Rim Kim' and find that..1,2,3,4,5...... (even if everything was good, you'd like to have some privacy, Don't you??)

        I want to help in improving the world, but I don't want to be a celebrity :P


        Yes, conan :P
        Change your username to 'Ran' :P
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          Dec 13 2011: staying anonymous has it perks yes, but leaving comments with your real name has its own perks too. In Korea, for example, people have abused that anonymity and left personal attacks on the Internet. A handful of celebrities, unfortunately, committed suicide over the past decade. It's truly sad that people sometimes abuse something that could be used to make a better society as you have pointed out. But it's also a side of anonymity that you might want to consider.

          I would like some privacy, yes. But there's always two sides to things, you know.
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    Dec 13 2011: Facebook
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    Dec 13 2011: Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu

    a place in New Zealand :P

    can you read it for me?
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    Dec 13 2011: Smile
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