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The Daily Hilario: Parcel locker

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Your daily dose of off-topic shenanigans.

Did someone drop the bass?
Did someone drop the bass?
Dávid Pásztor

CELLAR DOOR:

As the story goes, "cellar door" has been called the most beautiful phrase in the English language by the likes of Edgar Allen Poe and J.R.R. Tolkien (and Donnie Darko's teacher).  Here's a great article from the New York Times on the subject, about trying to discover the origins of this phrase (compound noun?), etc.

I can't claim I really understand what makes it beautiful -- it's tough disassociate it from its generally ominous meaning or connotation -- but earlier today my Amazon app of all things threw a nice phrase at me.

parcel locker

Parcel locker.  It's quite lovely, at least the way I'm pronouncing it in my head.  A bit of a rhyme, two syllables each.  One "deep" and one "high" vowel each.  It's nice.  If I ever start a band (unlikely), I shall name it parcel locker.

(Also, why is my Amazon app using British English words like "parcel."  It's a package, goshdarnit!  One less America point for you, Amazon!)

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