Motivational Quote/Word/Song/Videos of the Day- 18 Sep 2008


MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Pain is temporary.  It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place.  If I quit, however, it lasts forever.”              -Lance Armstrong, Cancer survivor and Athlete

PETER GABRIEL & PAULA COLE- DON’T GIVE UP  *******Quitting does last forever.  If you intend on doing so, make sure you’re giving up on something you NEVER want back.*******

WORD OF THE DAY

EUPHONY• \YOO-fuh-nee\ noun

*1 : pleasing or sweet sound; especially : the acoustic effect produced by words so formed or combined as to please the ear
2 : a harmonious succession of words having a pleasing sound

Example Sentence:

The poet chose words for the sake of euphony and rhythm as well as rhyme.

Did you know?

“Euphony” was borrowed from French at the beginning of the 17th century; the French word (“euphonie”) itself derives from the Late Latin “euphonia,” which in turn traces back to the Greek adjective “euphōnos,” meaning “sweet-voiced” or “musical.” “Euphōnos” was formed by combining the prefix “eu-” (“good”) and “phōnē” (“voice”). In addition to its more commonly recognized senses, “euphony” also has a more specific meaning in the field of linguistics, where it can refer to the preference for words that are easy to pronounce; this preference may be the cause of an observed trend of people altering the pronunciation of certain words apparently in favor of sound combinations that are simpler and faster to say out loud.

 

*Indicates the sense illustrated in the example sentence.

 

 

EUPHONY- MYSTERY OF LOVE  *******I’d say Euphony definitely has a pleasing sound.  I was very impressed by this high school band.  I hope they stick with it.*******

 

SONG OF THE DAY

THE TING TINGS- BE THE ONE  *******I just saw them on a  late night talk show during one of my many insomnia filled nights and they were pretty darn good!*******

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