Thursday, December 1, 2005

word history

On the assumption that anyone interested in writing might also be interested in the origins of  words, here are some websites where you can look up where a word came from:

http://www.takeourword.com/

http://www.word-detective.com/

The latter has an interesting description of the origin of "boilerplate," that dense writing that lawyers can cut and paste into a document so easily and legal writing professors eschew.  Click on:  http://www.word-detective.com/111097.html. (spl)

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/2005/12/word_history.html

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