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WordPlay

If you know me, you know I love words.
All kinds of words.  Writing words, reading words, speaking words and even inventing words.
Although, one need not invent too many new words because there are plethora of very suitable and attractive words that rarely get used.

Using alliteration--even saying the word itself-- makes for a merry mouth matched only by the frivolous frolic of oenomatopia--which is better as a process than in pronunciation.

According to the Oxford Dictionary, the word onomatopoeia originates from the Greek word onomatopoiia meaning 'word-making'. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary reports the onomatopoiia is derived from the Greek onoma 'name' and poiein 'to make'.  Onomatopoeia is the formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named (e.g., squeak, cuckoo, sizzle). However the word onomatopoeia can also be used to describe the use of such words for rhetorical effect. 
I love dictionaries, too.
Words I Love To Say:
(not necessarily th…