Monday, November 19, 2007

weekly writing coach: vocab edition

Last week, the The New Oxford American Dictionary announced that locavore is its "word of the year," along with such runners-up as bacn (desirable email -- think opposite-of-spam) and aging in place (growing old in your own home, versus a nursing home). But why learn just one new word a year? Your coach advises you dig deeper on the Oxford site and subscribe to the RSS feed for the "word of the week," which includes three words weekly: the dictionary's official word of the week; a "weird and wonderful" word; and an American slang word. This week, they range from 21st century high-tech (wrapper application), delightfully arcane (chelidonize) and fusty American (magoo). Sorry, you'll have to go to the link to get the definitions--then subscribe to the feed to have them served up for you weekly.

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