Wednesday, March 24, 2004


Since I'm in the mood for recommending reading matter, can I also point you in the direction of the etymological World Wide Words?

It's a website that traces the origins of English words and phrases and documents their meanings and mis-use. It also has regular reviews of books about language, longer articles and sections for topical and weird words, all of it written by Michael Quinion.

So, if you have ever wondered why we say things like "It's raining cats and dogs" or where the word flummox comes from then why not pay a visit and find out.

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