Ben B.
Subscriber since: March 2014
About Me
I work as a counselor and community college teacher for pay. I study words for fun. In many cases I find that a mastery of a subject is equal to the mastery of its vocabulary.
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Favorite Word:

preternatural
As a word it's out of this world. I also like the way it sounds.
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Least Favorite Word:

smarmy
This one was difficult for me. I wanted to use "melisma," but with melisma it's only the meaning I dislike. The word proper is not objectionable being sort of musical (i.e., mellifluous) on the tongue. Smarmy, describes an undesirable trait and is also painful for me to say. The "y" is probably ok. The "smarm" is all wrong. Perhaps it's the "marm" as in schoolmarm, as I don't like that either. I don't know.
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Favorite Quote:

"Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes."
- Walt Whitman

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