My ex-friend Anne the Painter once said, "I love paint! I'd eat it if I could."
I feel the same way about words. I'd eat them if I ... yeah, well, sometimes I do have to eat them.The Online Etymological Dictionary
is a nifty Web tool for those of you who want to know where a word came from but don't feel like using the magnifying glass on their Compact Oxford English Dictionary. (You do
have the Compact Oxford, right?)
Labels: books, reading
If you're a college student or, like myself, a professor (part-time counts!), you probably have online access to your university library. If it's a decent library, not only will it let you browse the book catalogue, but it will provide access to research databases. In Concordia's case, this includes free access to Oxford's entire electronic collection - dictionary, etymology, quotes, and whatever else.
It's a nice perk.
I dunno. It's just not the same without the quotes, ya know?
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