There are many places you can visit on the internet to learn new words, my favorite is Wordsmith, Anu 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.