In the movie Donnie Darko, Drew Barrymore’s character is a high school English teacher who is fired somewhere near the end of the movie. At the end of her last day, Donnie comes into the classroom to tell her goodbye. She’s written the words “CellarDoor” on the board, and she explains that a “famous linguist” believed that it was the most beautiful combination of words ever created.
So, my question is this: Was there really a linguist who said this? If so, who was s/he and where did the idea come from?