Thursday, 30 October 2008

Beautiful Thinking

I was listening to the Today programme as I drove in to work this morning...

Did you know that 'eunoia' is the shortest word in English containing all five vowels - and it means "beautiful thinking". It is also the title of Canadian poet Christian Bok's book of fiction in which each chapter uses only one vowel. Mr Bok believes his book proves that each vowel has its own personality, and demonstrates the flexibility of the English language.

Fascinating stuff!

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