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January 04, 2005

We Love Mother

"Mother" has been chosen as the most beautiful word in English in a survey by the British Council. The survey was carried out to find the 70 most beautiful words in the English language, as 2004 marked the Council's 70th anniversary. Some 850 students at the Council's teaching centres in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Nagoya were among the thousands of learners of English in 102 countries who took part. Other popular words included "passion," "smile" and "love." But there were also some unexpected choices, such as "banana" (#41), "hippopotamus" (#52), and "oi" (#61).
The British Council web site

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