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  • Wordspy recently coined words, existing words that have enjoyed a recent renaissance, and older words that are being used in new ways.
  • E-cyclopedia's glossary of 2001 Words and phrases coined in 2001 by media. From BBC News.
  • Demystifying Jargons in accountancy, finance, management, IT, advertising, HR, etc.
  • Lexicon of Linguistics from Utrecht University.
  • Translation Journal A Publication for Translators by Translators about Translators and Translation.
  • The LINGUIST List - The world's largest online linguistic resource
  • Quotations Page Search:
  • Wordorigins.org A list of words and phrases with links to the definitions and origins, the discussion board to ask a question or put in your two cents. Also monthly newsletter, A Way with Words. The newsletter addresses etymology, slang, grammar and usage, and general topics regarding words and language.
  • Online Etymology Dictionary -  the basic sources of this work are Weekley's "An Etymological Dictionary of Modern English," Klein's "A Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the English Language," "Oxford English Dictionary" (second edition), "Barnhart Dictionary of Etymology," Kluge's "Etymologisches Wörterbuch der Englischen Sprache," Ayto's "20th Century Words," and Chapman's "Dictionary of American Slang."
  • The King’s English by H.W. Fowler — full text of the second edition of this classic reference plus searchable All English Usage, Modern Usage, American English, Strunk’s Style and Fowler’s King’s English
  • VIEW:  VARIATION IN ENGLISH WORDS AND PHRASES -  100 million word  British National Corpus.  You can search for words and phrases by  exact word  or phrase, wildcard or part of speech, or combinations of these.  You can also search for surrounding words  (collocates) within a ten-word window and compare between  synonyms and other semantically-related words.
  • Double-Tongued Word Wrester records undocumented or under-documented words from the fringes of English. It focuses upon slang, jargon, and other niche categories which include new, foreign, hybrid, archaic, obsolete, and rare words. Special attention is paid to the lending and borrowing of words between the various Englishes and other languages, even where a word is not a fully naturalized citizen in its new language.
  • Colloquial American Business Jargon Defined by Robert L. Sharp.
  • The English-to-American Dictionary - contains both alphabetical and category index
  • English Idioms Collection by Wayne Magnuson of Canada
  • The alt.usage.english Home Page Grammar FAQs, articles, links, etc. Absolutely fascinating!
  • Ask Oxford — experts provide answers to various language related questions
  • Buzzword Dictionary dedicated to de-mystifying buzzwords, also buzz-of-the-day e-mail service.
  • GoEnglish.com English idioms.
  • Latin: Classic Technology Center Great Classics Glossary of Greco-Roman world with illustrations and pronounciation to hear the voice from the past.
  • The Phrase Finder Meanings and Origins of Phrases, sayings, cliches and quotes. UK.
  • Dictionary of difficult words Hutchinson Dictionary of Difficult Words' A-Z index of over 13,900 difficult words.
  • Old English Lexicon from The Northvegr
  • The Anglo-Saxon Dictionary - based on the manuscript collections of the late Joseph Bosworth, D.D. F.R.S. Original dictionary was published in 1898, on-line project is work in progress and based on volunteer contributions.       
  • Collection of tongue twisters from a Phil Brodie Band's website
  • A Collection of Word Oddities and Trivia — interesting collection of names of people which became words, last words, palindromes and many other
  • Wordcounter  - ranks the most frequently used words in any given body of text. Use this to see what words you overuse or just to find some keywords from a document.
  • WordCount™ -  an artistic experiment in the way we use language. It presents the 86,800 most frequently used English words, ranked in order of commonness. Each word is scaled to reflect its frequency relative to the words that precede and follow it, giving a visual barometer of relevance. WordCount data currently comes from the British National Corpus®, a 100 million word collection of samples of written and spoken language from a wide range of sources, designed to represent an accurate cross-section of current English usage. WordCount includes all words that occur at least twice in the BNC®.
  • Confusing Words - a collection of 3210  words that are troublesome to readers and writers. Words are grouped according to the way they are most often confused or misused.
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