http://www.clever.net/quinion/words

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 various topics, including “The Full Monty: Where the Film Title Came From,” and “Chosen Words: the Language of Elections.” Teachers can use this site to engage students in an exploration of their language and how it evolves over time.