30 December 2009


Here is a link to a fascinating website, sent to me by my old (as in both ancient, and long-established) friend Bill in Chicago. Do a search on a word, and you will be presented with a display resembling the brain's neural net, showing your word's etymology, synonyms, and other associations. Simply place your cursor on any of these "nodes", and a further explanation appears. To anyone who (like me) loves language, or to anyone who is simply curious about a particular word, this is a valuable resource, an adjunct to your dictionary and thesaurus.

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