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Cool resource for a word junkie

I just stumbled on this today:

Online Etymology Dictionary

http://www.etymonline.com/index.php

This is a map of the wheel-ruts of modern English. Etymologies are not definitions; they're explanations of what our words meant and how they sounded 600 or 2,000 years ago.

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fenikkusuken
Apr. 26th, 2012 09:25 pm (UTC)
*bookmarked*

Hey, you! How's the bunny-wrangling going?
knittingknots
Apr. 27th, 2012 12:21 am (UTC)
got about 11400 k done on what's turn into a post manga soap opera...been posting 2 chapters a week (short, 1500-2500 words each) since the beginning of December. Put all the other bunnies on hold for a while...I should have called it Days of Our Lives, Sengoku Jidai Version...LOL. Like all good soap opera, it moves at a glacial pace...of the 44 chapters I have up so far, I've covered 11 days story time.

Some of the other bunnies are getting lonesome, though. But it's been nice doing a break like this. Fits very nicely into my real-life schedule. Maybe I'll pull out one of the sitting on the backburner stories soon and see if it'll behave.
kokoronagomu
Apr. 27th, 2012 01:42 am (UTC)
nice-- love this!
snow_fall
Apr. 28th, 2012 04:26 am (UTC)
Oooh, squee! Thank you!
lynx212
May. 18th, 2012 01:10 am (UTC)
Oh this link is major win!! Thanks for sharing babe!
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