18 July 2006

A Good Site For Learning About New Words

If you like to keep up with the latest words making their way into conversation, check out Word Spy. Some recent words added to their list are the following: · "face blindness": the inability to recognise faces of friends and family · "retro running": running backwards to exercise · the "Manilow Method": the practice of playing music that young people will not enjoy, such as the music of Barry Manilow, to discourage teens from loitering Word Spy has been around since 1996; it's interesting to look in their archives to see which words have lasted. A few of these include "big-box store," "nanny-cam," "go postal," and "Ebonics." Via Weblog V2.


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