Psychoneuroimmunology — and other words

Psychoneuroimmunology — the study of the effect of the mind on health and resistance to disease

I came across this word while browsing through my dictionary yesterday. When I saw it, I instantly loved it! The way it looks, the way it sounds when I say it. And it’s fun to spell too! 🙂

Now, you may think that sounds just a bit strange; but it’s true! There are some words that — no matter what they mean — I just love to write and say (even if just to myself). And there are others that I absolutely hate — I avoid writing and saying them if at all possible. To me, they’re ugly — not their meaning, but their appearance. For example: though I am definitely no fan of Algebra, I like the word itself — it appeals to my eyes and ears; and I love the meaning of the word bibliophile, but I hate the way it looks and sounds.

I really don’t understand this.  What makes certain words appeal to me and others not?  I have no idea!

Some other words that appeal to my eyes and ears.

Czechoslovakia — aerodynamics — biodegradable — daisy — y’all — kayak — ubiquitous — ambidextrous — wrangler — zeitgeist — wink — tuberculosis (I kinda hate that I like this word) — kamikaze (and this one too…) —  asphyxiate (this one too, actually) — agave — Bolshevik — kibitzer — and this list goes on and on…  including basically any word that has “phobia” or “psycho” in it.

Some words that I really don’t care for.

chrysanthemum — aardvark — ventriloquist — fuchsia — arboretum — banquet — acknowledge — bifocals — veterinarian — veteran — beach — benevolence — compass — token — this list goes on and on as well

About Aerykah

I'm a 29-year-old Christian homeschool graduate from Oklahoma, USA. I thoroughly enjoy reading, writing, and photography... among other things. ;)
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2 Responses to Psychoneuroimmunology — and other words

  1. sarah says:

    The phrase “while browsing through my dictionary” made me laugh! 😀


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