Wednesday, September 17, 2008

One good thing leads to another

I signed up for the Moot e-mail, and received a confirmation reply with a link to another terrific word site:
Apparently the MooTguy (as he calls himself) set up this Online Dictionary of Language Terminology which gives, as the site proclaims, "concise explanations of the words that English speakers use to talk about the English language". I wandered around for a bit and found words like aphaeresis, paraprosdokian and glossopoeia.

It might be on the site, but I did not see a word meaning "evil giggle". You will just have to check out the website and imagine mine.


One of my favorite sources of Bee words, A.Word.A.Day ( is being sponsored by an etymology game called Moot. This link will give you a series of sample questions from the game: Try it; it's fun! You can also submit your e-mail address to receive periodic Moot questions--I haven't done this yet, but it does look promising.

Monday, September 1, 2008


One of my favorite sources for Bee words, A Word A Day, is presently featuring words that appear to be misspellings. Here's the link to today's word:

You have been warned :-)