What's That Word?

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Monday, June 09, 2008

Thwart, Pickle, Fluffy: words that sound a lot like what they mean fascinate Weekly Standard contributing editor Joseph Bottum. He shares his favorites and listeners weigh in with their own.

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What's That Word?

Joseph Bottum, contributing editor for The Weekly Standard and editor at First Things is delighted by words that sound like their meaning. “Verbose”-- it sounds verbose, doesn't it? He christens these agenbites, (pronouced again bites).

Weigh In:What's Your Favorite-Sounding Word?

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