Notes from An Alien

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4 Very Different Language Sites


I’m preparing to write a short story collection that’s a companion book to the novel I published last year.

It’s a much greater challenge than the novel—word research has become my passion Again

I’ve always been fascinated with words and I’ve admitted here, more than once, that my favorite word is “Word”.

I recently spent $70 on two yearly subscriptions—one for Oxford Dictionaries, one for The Visual Thesaurus.

A recent post called The Importance of Words ~ What’s Your Take? will point you toward the free blog from Oxford Dictionaries—very cool posts :-)

And, you can take a brief free spin on Visual Thesaurus with that link two sentences ago

The executive producer of Visual Thesaurus is just one of 22 contributing writers at a blog called Language Log.

To catch the quirky flavor of that blog, read their About Page :-)

If grammar is what you crave, try the unique blogs from English Editors.

And, though it has a bit of a British lean to it, World Wide Words is worth reading.

Here’s a bit of About from WWW:

“The English language is forever changing. New words appear; old ones fall out of use or change their meanings. World Wide Words tries to record at least some part of this shifting wordscape by featuring new words, word histories, the background to words in the news, and the curiosities of native English speech.”

Hope you check those sites out

Hope you share in the comments :-)
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