by Feng

Like most simple words — like to, for, and like — of has been coiled from the wire of metaphor. It is a lyric tool for socketing together foreign objects. Because syntax regulates the bumper-to-bumper meaning-traffic of semantics, these words like of should overwhelm us with their shy authority.

http://www.kenchen.org/writing/ofof.htm

awesome article about the word ‘of’. Makes me wonder what my favorite word is. 

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