15 Words Which Sound Like Their Meanings
I love words. As a writer and speaker, I often have the opportunity to pull double duty with the English language. Along the way, I’ve learned that some words look better on the page while others need to be spoken out loud for full effect. When spoken, some roll off the tongue and others catch in your throat. There are words which don’t sound remotely like their meaning (such as “forceps,” which always makes me think of a muscle), but some of my favorites are those which actually do.
Try saying these out loud (either alone or with an suitably empathetic person):
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