Translated from the French “bon mots” (pronounced “bun moh”) literally means “good words”. It can also mean a clever remark or witticism. To me the words call to mind bon bons, little sugary confections. And that is just the right way to describe my vision for this blog. It’s a place to share words I like the sound of, new words I learn, words that carry connotations we may or may not share, and so forth.
Words in and of themselves have little value. Or do they? Words, without the benefit of a sentence to support them do mean something to us. We can like the way a word sounds, the feeling it evokes, or we can like what words when paired with other words mean or say to us.
What will you find here? Each post will feature a single word, a word pairing, or perhaps just a list of well-loved words. And much like those tiny little words bon mots themselves, I’ll keep each post brief.
As most blog authors do, I crave interaction with you, the reader. So please, I invite you to comment. Feel free to suggest a word to be featured in a post, letting me know why you’ve suggested it. And together we may grow our love for good words, and get to know one another in the process.