What’s your favorite word?
Mine is “nevertheless.” It sounds awesome, it’s got a lot of syllables without being complicated, and it’s so optimistic, while still recognizing the negative reality.
That’s what I love about this word. It’s me. It’s a practical optimist. Yeah, sure, everything’s gone bad. Nevertheless!
Oh! I also like it because it makes such a powerful one-word sentence. How often do you get that?
In perfect parallel, my favorite French word is the traduction of my favorite English word: Neanmoins (with a little accent mark over the “e”). Pr. something like “nay ah mweh,” but don’t try or I’ll have to punch you. Love that word. It’s even better than the English.