The Curious Autodidact

December 8, 2009

Internet Spots for Word Lovers

Filed under: cool internet stuff,media related,Word Related — Honilima @ 12:41 am

She’s been playing since the game was new, a real champ!

There are many places you can visit on the internet to learn new words, my favorite is WordsmithAnu Garg‘s creation that provides a new word each day. The thing I love about his selections is that not only does he introduce new words, he often groups them weekly by a theme, and additionally includes a thoughtful quotation daily. He also offers RSS feeds and daily delivery to your e-mail box. He has been featured in many publications including this Smithsonian Magazine article “The Wondiferous Wizard of Words.

If you are a Scrabble fan you won’t want to miss the daily National Scrabble Association’s Word of the Day. If you haven’t read Stefan Fatsis‘s best selling book WORD FREAK: Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in the World of Competitive Scrabble Players, or at least seen the movie Word Wars check it out, I was amazed my relatives in the UK who play often had never heard of either. They have a treat in store to learn about the inner workings of Scrabble’s competitive world and people who are more than a little obsessed with the game. I was amazed when traveling in France this fall to see well used games in several pubs it is an amazing game with an incredible following internationally.

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