I like words.
I like fat buttery words, such as
ooze, turpitude, glutinous, toady.
I like solemn, angular, creaky words,
such as straitlaced, cantankerous,
A letter from copywriter Robert Pirosh to potential employers in 1934. As proof of the power of a well-crafted letter, Pirosh went on to write for the Marx Brothers and earned an Academy Award for his script Battleground.
Read the full letter at Letters of Note, a site paying homage to correspondence. Shaun Usher is the editor, and he offers equally entertaining and enlightening companion sites: Lists of Note and Letterheady.
The Letters of Note book will be available in November 2012.