English isn't one of the romance languages, but that doesn't mean we don't have lovely words. There's some beauty in this ol' West Germanic language yet! In 2004, the British Council set out to highlight that fact with 70 of the most beautiful English words. The entire list is below, but here's a quick taste of our favorites: gazebo, smithereens, coconut, and hippopotamus. This is gonna be fun.
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The word shemomedjamo comes from the country of Georgia, and describes being very full from eating but continuing to eat because you're enjoying it so much. 02:35
Pelinti is a word from Ghana that means moving hot food around in your mouth. 03:43
The word zeg comes from the country of Georgia and means the day after tomorrow. 05:28
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