'Diphthong' is officially the greatest word ever9/21/2012
If you can find a way to work "diphthong" into a sentence today, congratulations, you will have used the best word ever. Diphthong — for those of you whose vocabularies aren't up to scratch — is the name for a type of vowel sound that connects two vowels in a single syllable. It emerged the victor of a completely unscientific word-on-word showdown hosted by illustrator Ted McCagg, who spent weeks whittling down a long list of words starting with every letter of the alphabet. It beat runner-up "gherkin," and other beautiful sounding words such as "quagmire," "umpteen" and "betwixt." [Source]
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