Words We All Should Use More

English is an amazing language and extremely rich in synonyms. We are fortunate to have at our disposal a vast panoply of different ways of saying the same thing. Check out this post below from the Oxford Dictionary’s OxfordWords blog about a bunch of great words you may not have heard of but could find useful.

Click on the image below to see the list.


Website of the Week: SongMeanings.com

song meanings

This week’s Website of the Week is Songmeanings.com. Ever wondered just what that song you heard was all about? Search songmeanings.com and not only get a complete transcription of the lyrics but sample a broad range of opinions on what the songwriters were really trying to say. a fount of knowledge and speculation of the real meanings behind thousands of songs, new and old.


Website of the Week: Etymonline.com

English dialects

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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.”