The Word Spy - web site and mailing lsit devoted to interesting words
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Red Cat Studios
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Aug 4, 2002

This Web site and its associated mailing list are devoted to recently coined words, existing words that have enjoyed a recent renaissance, and older words that are being used in new ways.

Each weekday, the Word Spy presents a new word, its definition, and a citation (usually from a major newspaper or magazine) that shows how people are using the word. You also get extra goodies such as background on the word\'s formation, a list of related words from the Word Spy database, quotations on words and language, and more.

I\'m sure it could be very helpful to anyone translating from English.


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Bob Kerns  Identity Verified
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Fascinating !! Aug 4, 2002

... and also of interest to English-speaking people who have often heard a particular word without ever thinking about its real meaning or origins.


Andrea Bullrich  Identity Verified
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I love it, thanks! Aug 5, 2002

This is so much fun, just like The Atlantic Monthly\'s Word Watch!

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aivars  Identity Verified
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Word Detective was first Aug 5, 2002

After reading of the existence of the Word Spy I must tell that I am an old reader of the Word Detective (1997)

If you like etymology in the words of a politically incorrect expert, I thing this is your cup of tea


Nikita Kobrin  Identity Verified
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The Word Detective is GROOVY ( Thanx. Aug 5, 2002

But The Word Spy is still \"groovier\" - it\'s FREE!



Alison Schwitzgebel
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And then there's Buzzwhack Aug 6, 2002 is a site dedicated to newly coined buzzwords, and offers a buzzword of the day mailing list. It\'s great if you\'re translating snappy business texts - words like \"agressive accounting\" (as practiced by Enron and Worldcom), \"human capital\" (instead of employees), \"best of breed\", \"mission critical\" and \"user-centric\".

Love it to bits.



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