Created by Michael Quinion, this site is the ultimate resource for lovers of the English language. "Turns of Phrase" is a section devoted to words and phrases too new to appear in a dictionary, like "upsizing" or "millenium bug." "Topical Words" takes words making recent headlines, like "impeach" and "organic," and explores their origins and histories of usage. "Weird Words" is a playful section that dusts off and examines archaic words from the Oxford English Dictionary, such as "humdudgeon"Ðan imaginary illness. "Articles about the English language" is a collection of essays on


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