I saw a post called “Nine Wonderful Words About Words” on Tumblr this week and have tracked it back to this Buzzfeed article (I know, but this is actually cool) about mots justes which are just about the best thing.
Words are endlessly fascinating to me. They are constantly changing and basically infinite because no matter how smart you are or how many books you read, there is always going to be a word out there you’ve never heard before. AND then there’s the fact that other languages have words for things for which our language doesn’t have words, like duende or schadenfreude. Amazing.
Here’s a screencap of the Tumblr photoset I saw first (I don’t know why; this is just what I did when I realized I wanted to remember these):
Eggcorn? Yes. [via BuzzFeed]