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The nicest word in English

One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.

Frank Smith

This week I am reflecting about the nicest word in every language. All this is because of Gérard Depardieu, who said that the nicest word in French is âme (soul). I don’t think that soul is the nicest word in English, it sounds like ghost, maybe there is more mystery in it. As in French, you have to breath to pronounce the word, but in French we breath in to pronounce âme, while in English we breath out to pronounce soul. Why was this name given to soul music? Was it to symbolize the soul of each slave finding freedom through music? Well, I still don’t know what is the nicest word of this language. What I like in English is this capacity to synthesize, for example the word homesick, which explains so well how you feel (it is not the case in French with mal du pays = sick of the country). Ok, I must admit, I don’t know which one to choose: Bumblebee is nice, it even makes this insect friendly. The belly button, what a funny way to name this scar we all have. Today I will say that BEAUTIFUL is the nicest, because I hear full of beauty in it… but I am not sure, maybe you could suggest something else.

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