by Mark Forsyth

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I enjoy reading Mark Forsyth's blog ( and his fascinating histories behind words. His playful tone can sometimes border on pontificating, especially if you aren't cozy with the OED.  Want to learn more about the OED? Check out Simon Winchester's The Meaning of Everything. 

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And if you want to be cozy with the OED online, or its cousin, Oxford Dictionaries Online, check out DPL's research page for Dictionaries and Encyclopedias. Oxford English Dictionary is great for the history, er, etymology of words. Oxford Dictionaries Online is more for current usage. Library card required for the databases.

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