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|Questions & Answers about Words|
Questions or comments about an interesting word or phrase? Answers or thoughts on questions? Tell us!
|The Written Word|
Thoughts and comments on poetry, lyrics and literature.
Miscellany: a combination of incongruous things; a miscellaneous anthology or collection.
Re: Another wacky headline (goofy)
|The Vocabulary Forum|
The Word of the Day, for your enjoyment and discussion.
Re: from the news (Proofreader)
Announcements and Information
Re: New Chat Times! (Kalleh)
Wordcraft Book Group: Discuss selected books we've read together
Sapir-Whorf: Other languages have words for concepts unfamiliar in English, or which English cannot express succinctly.
Re: 13 untranslatable words (Geoff)
|Links for Linguaphiles|
A place for all of us to provide links of interest (one to a thread) and to rate them by rating the thread.
Re: Accents in the movies (Proofreader)
Photographs of or by our Members
Wit? Puns? Light ramblings?
Bluffing game: OOLLY (haberdasher)
Re: The dis- game (Proofreader)
Learn about the study of language: IPA, lexicography, grammar, etc.
Re: The IPA (Geoff)
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