Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Spying on New Words

New words are constantly popping up in our lexicon, so it's nice to know that a website devotes itself to tracking them: Wordspy. Billed by its producer Paul McFedries as "the word lover's guide to new words," Wordspy lists some fresh words by combing newspapers, magazines, books, and websites for any coinage it can findand the results are sometimes funny (googleganger, shelter porn, mom cave), often practical (blizzaster, landscaper), and invariably helpful. What do those words mean? Look them up in Wordspy!

Books by Philip Vassallo