Words have powerful meanings behind them and they should not be underestimated. This is why people carefully choose what they say. However, that’s not at all why chose Jell-o as my favorite word. I chose it simply because I like saying it. The English language has always had a poorly fixed system of rules that seem to have more exceptions than most math equations. Jello is a great example about how we pronounce some things so differently than others. Jello’s emphasis on the letter o always sounded strange to me. And I mean strange in a good way. The company Jell-O clearly had a couple of creative founders. In addition to being my favorite word, this fruity dessert is also one of my favorite desserts. There are some things in it I don’t enjoy thinking about such as animal bones and some other nasty things, but I do my best to forget. It also brings a strange nostalgic effect to me because I alway mixed up words and jello was probably the best example for this. In Sri Lanka, jello and jelly were basically synonyms. This led to quite a few confusing arguments over what we should eat. Jello may be the official name, but people use jello and Jell-O interchangeably. They sounds the same, but I like how one looks a lot more Jello’s look deserves a mediocre score at best, while Jell-O deserves a perfect score plus a hundred for its looks. The random hyphen and Capitalization just add on to its uniqueness. This word has style and a fun pronunciation, that’s why it reigns above the rest.Tags: food Okemos High School
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