The way I keep a record of my favourite words isn't very organised. I have a stash of post it notes stuffed in my diary from the week which I take home from work every Friday. At some point, I decide which is my favourite – which I should share with you, and then dispose of the rubbish.
But I like post it notes. I like the messiness of it. It makes me feel like a proper journalist, being all messy and unorganised.
I don't remember where I saw this word – illustrious. I have it written down, but nothing else. I like the way it reminds me of other good words like illuminate and illustrative and lustrous. Bright, optimistic words. Shimmering, silvery-pearl like words. Words that the sun shines on. Words that are only said with smiles.
What a thing to be. Illustrious. As with most of my favourite words, illustrious sounds excellent when said aloud. Does anyone else share such a strong love for certain words?