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Slight addition to the dictionary section

I was surfing the internet when I ran into an awesome online dictionary called Wordnik. It is an evolving online English dictionary that was recently launched by its founder Erin McKean.  Long time readers of this blog (I know you’re out there…) might recognize her from the small blog post I made about her TED […]

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June 9, 2009  Tags: ,   Posted in: website update  No Comments

Erin McKean wants us to redefine the dictionary

Erin McKean, a very funny lexicographer, wants everyone to help in redefining the dictionary. She makes the point that we tend to define the “dictionary” as a dusty old book that sits on our book shelf at home; we should be moving beyond such a definition to include all (or as close as we can […]

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June 1, 2008  Tags: , ,   Posted in: language  One Comment