Words Fail Me

The British Council, the agency that promotes British culture worldwide, published the results of a survey of 40,000 people in 102 non-English speaking countries about their favorite English words. The list was of 70 words, the number chosen to mark the Council’s 70th anniversary.

Mother came first

“Lollipop”, “flip-flop”, “hen night” and “banana” were all chosen, along with “twinkle”, “hiccup”, “hodgepodge”, “whoops” and “oi”

Sad to report, “Father” wasn’t in the list.

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