Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Sexiest Words in the English Language


My AP biology teacher always told her students how she thought "plasmodesmata" was the sexiest sounding word in the English language.  Of course, if you are into biology and know what plasmodesmata actually are, then you know her opinion was based on the sound of the word alone.

Pulitzer prize winning poet and novelist, Sylvia Plath, maintained that the most euphonic word in the English language is "syphilis."  Plath, too,  was obviously basing her opinion on sound alone.  Repeat it outloud a few times and you will see where she was coming from  (if you can ignore the connotation and if your significant other isn't within earshot).  I don't think syphilis counts,  however, because "euphonic" and "sexy" may or may not be synonyms depending on personal taste.

I submit that the sexiest words in the English language are officially, "You take it easy tonight, Hon.  I'll put the kids to bed."  I have a big smile on my face right now just thinking about them.

10 comments:

laura said...

I hope he reads this post. Glad you got the "speed hump" sign up.

Dawn said...

LOL Oh yeah, those are definitely sweet, sexy words!

A said...

not only are those words sexy but they probably led to sex...am I right?

Marie said...

Maybe. . If I ever heard them.

Antigone Spit said...

Dorothy Parker once said that the most beautiful words in the English language are "cheque enclosed".

Personally, I like "phantasmagoria".

Crista said...

If I was to chose a word and think that it sounded "sexy"

It would be the word
" Psychological"

mim said...

I like "lucidalabra". It is Spanish for lip-gloss. Or at least it's on all of my lip-glosses. I sure hope that's what it means.

Mark said...

ha! you kill me, mim.

Lindy said...

ha ha too true..hey did you have...oh stink I forgot her name, but I think I had the same teacher at Lehi for biology. Ya, she was obsessed with sex. Good thing she taught high school biology.

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