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Ad For Nice Living: Discover The Joy Of Yummy Words

AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

We asked you to tell us the simple things that make life enjoyable.

ARI SHAPIRO, HOST:

And we asked you to write about them in the form of a radio ad.

CORNISH: More than 2000 of you did. Now we get to share.

SHAPIRO: It's another Commercial for Nicer Living.

(SOUNDBITE OF COMMERICIAL ARCHIVED RECORDING)

UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN: For a better life, try saying some yummy words. If you're feeling blue, try the fun and fizzy ones - schnitzel, papyrus, echinacea, va-va-voom (ph). If winter makes you crave a little warmth, roll the kitchen words around - cardamom, ginger, pepperpot, spice. The dangerously alluring words are always fun, as sensual in your mouth as chocolate truffles - kumquat, shimmer, redolent, dusk. And don't forget the penny words, small and common - thanks, coffee, hello, love. Yummy words - which one will you choose today?

SHAPIRO: Redolent pepperpot - did I do that right?

CORNISH: I'll take thanks, and I'll pass it on to listener Maggie Monaghan of University Place, Wash., for writing that radio ad.

SHAPIRO: It was one of the many, many suggestions you sent in for our Commercials for Nicer Living project. We'll hear another one tomorrow.

CORNISH: In the meantime, you can check out our favorites in one place, npr.org/adsfornicerliving.

(SOUNDBITE OF RUBBLEBUCKET SONG, "MY LIFE") Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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