Let’s Make This Ineffable

Main Entry: in·ef·fa·ble
Pronunciation: \(ˌ)i-ˈne-fə-bəl\
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle English, from Latin ineffabilis, from in- + effabilis capable of being expressed, from effari to speak out, from ex- + fari to speak — more at ban
Date: 14th century

1 a : incapable of being expressed in words : indescribable <ineffable joy> b : unspeakable <ineffable disgust>
2 : not to be uttered : taboo <the ineffable name of Jehovah>

My favorite word. I think the concept of being unable to express something is wonderful. Everyone’s been caught in a moment where they can’t explain what happened or how they felt, and it’s frustrating, yet the very fact that there IS no way to describe the instance shows just how extreme (good or bad) it really was. There’s a word for every action, every feeling, and here’s the word for those you can’t describe. Awesome! (:

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