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Katalin Horváth McClure  Identity Verified
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Feb 28, 2003

I found this info about the online etymology dictionary, and thought it might be interesting for some of us:

Online Etymology Dictionary

In the tradition of that great lover of words, Samuel Johnson, Douglas

Harper (an amateur etymologist) has compiled one of the first free online

etymology dictionaries. The etymologies are compiled in alphabetical order

and parsed into smaller sections for easy viewing. As Mr. Harper notes in

the introduction to the dictionary, \"Think of it like looking at pictures of

your friends\' parents when they were your age. People will continue to use

words as they will, finding new or wider meaning for old words and coining

new ones to fit new situations.\" The homepage of the dictionary also

contains a list of abbreviations that will come in handy when looking over

the etymologies, which include such interesting terms as \"Ps and Qs\" and

\"pandemonium.\" The dictionary also features a search engine and should be

greatly appreciated by students and teachers alike. [KMG]

>From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2002.

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Kim Metzger  Identity Verified
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Thank you Katalin Mar 1, 2003

Your site is excellent. Here\'s another one for good measure.

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xima  Identity Verified
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Many thanks to both, Katalin and Kim Mar 1, 2003

I quickly added them to my Favourites!

As a word and language lover, I found them to be a very useful tool as well as an exciting toy!!!

Thank you for sharing!


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labusga  Identity Verified
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Thank you Katalin and Kim Mar 1, 2003

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