The Read/Write Web last week posted a list of sites for logophiles (English language only, of course). If language means a lot to you, if you cringe at errors such as its for it’s or your for you’re, then these sites may be of interest to you. There’s the usual word-of-the-day, but also sites for tracking new neologisms. And then there’s the social network Wordie, which describes itself as “Like Flickr, but without the photos.”
While I’ve read a lot about Wordie, I’ve yet to sign up myself. LibraryThing founder Tim Spalding is a member (only 14 words?). Already blogger Library Mistress is one of the “Wordiest Wordies” of the past week (she’s even created a list of Harry Potter words). Part of me thinks it would be nice to keep track of one’s favorite words (adumbrate, rencounter, palliate, virago). Another part of me wonders why I would want to keep a list of words (varlet, akimbo, perspicacious— perhaps I should open an account).