April 26, 2007

TIme Suck of the Day: Etymology

As the internet has grown, as sources and pages and material has continued to proliferate, the quality level of the output as dropped (and I don't spare myself with this evaluation, either) and websites that can qualify as being time sucks of the day have become fewer and fewer. In fact, I cannot recall the last time I found a really compelling choice. But now, I give you the word derivation index created by the nice people at Random House and I encourage you to go forth and waste some wonderful time there:

The Maven's Word of the Day Index

My favorites so far: Shiftless and Slob.

Posted by Random Penseur at April 26, 2007 07:57 AM | TrackBack

Just what I needed! Some of the questions are really good, offering up soon-to-be-shot-down derivations, like the one for SLOB, and MARMALADE.

Posted by: maggie at April 26, 2007 10:12 AM

great, more interesting things for me to do other than work :-)

Posted by: caltechgirl at April 26, 2007 01:42 PM
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