Just some babbling from yours truly about the idea of beautiful words. What makes a word beautiful? Can it sound beautiful without the sound being connected to it’s meaning? Why does this list of the 100 most Beautiful Words in th English Language include so many words of imported (French, Italian etc..) origin?

Also interesting – list of favorite English words of non-english speakers, turns up much more homespun vocabulary. “Twinkle” – yeah! How did that not make the other list? It’s awesome!

Finally, as promised, the clip from Eddie Izzard that made me love the word “ciao” – this one goes out to all my Italian friends (and Eddie’s right! They’re just like that!)