This week’s Website of the Week is Wordsmith.org. This site has a really cool Word of the Day feature which allows subscribers to receive a different word and its definitions as an email every day. Check out our sidebar for today’s word and feel free to follow this blog to see the new word each day.
This week’s Website of the Week is Etymonline.com. This site is a searchable dictionary of where our words have come from.
The Online Etymological Dictionary “is a map of the wheel-ruts of modern English. Etymologies are not definitions; they’re explanations of what our words meant and how they sounded 600 or 2,000 years ago.
The dates beside a word indicate the earliest year for which there is a surviving written record of that word (in English, unless otherwise indicated). This should be taken as approximate, especially before about 1700, since a word may have been used in conversation for hundreds of years before it turns up in a manuscript that has had the good fortune to survive the centuries.”
- Networking: A New Word for an Ancient Concept (TKN Audio Bonus) (josephcastleberry.com)