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.

Ahh…good times.