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View Resource Word Spy

If you're the sort of person who decries the use of abbreviations like B2B as being "so five minutes ago," then you might enjoy keeping up with the very latest parlance with Word Spy. Created by Paul McFedries, this site is intended to focus attention on "recently coined words, existing words that have enjoyed a recent renaissance, and older words that are now being used in new ways." Each...

https://www.wordspy.com/
View Resource The Devil's Dictionary

First published in complete form in 1906, The Devil's Dictionary was written by Ambrose Bierce, a prominent man of letters and general curmudgeon, and an individual who is perhaps best remembered for both his short story, "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge," and The Devil's Dictionary. This complete version of The Devil's Dictionary was placed online by Mike Leung, and contains the famous entries...

http://www.thedevilsdictionary.com/
View Resource An annual tradition from Lake Superior State University identifies the most overused words of 2011

'Baby bump', 'Man cave' make banned words list http://www.usatoday.com/news/offbeat/story/2011-12-30/banned-words-list/52287668/1 Don't let these words occupy your vocabulary in 2012 http://goo.gl/cW3jb Lake Superior State University: Banished Words List http://www.lssu.edu/banished/current.php Word Warriors' 2012 Top 10 http://www.wordwarriors.wayne.edu/2011/ A Dictionary of the...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2012/0106
View Resource DefinePlug

Perhaps you are reading along with some text and you'd like to know the meaning of an unfamiliar word. You may not want to switch over to another webpage to look up the word, and this is where DefinePlug comes in handy. DefinePlug incorporates word definitions from abbreviations.com, allowing visitors to click on a word and see its definition. This version is compatible with all computers running...

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/defineplug/cfaknac...