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World Wide Words

My love affair with words started when I was a little kid. I used to read the dictionary between trips to the library after I had read through the books I selected. Today, I still love to spend time looking into the meanings of word, their etymology, and regional differences. 

This site really combines all of those things and brings you interesting information about words and their origins. When you arrive on the site you’ll find that on the main page there are several sections being featured. The sections are:  New This Week – which brings you a selection of words or phrases that have been looked at for this week, Randomly Chosen – which features a randomly selected word, and a section that lists all the recent updates, and when the next update will be. 

On the left side of the page you’ll find the section indexes where you can browse Articles, Questions and Answers, Reviews, Topical Words, Turns of Phrase, and Weird Words – and at the very end of the menu on the left side is the link Surprise Me!, which randomly selects a page from one of the indexes for you. No matter where you dive in you are assured you’ll learn something new about words!

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