Saturday, May 08, 2004

The Word Spy

The Word Spy is a cool website I just discovered. It tracks latest buzzwords and new words in the media. Definitions are provided, as is a "top 100" list. For example, I have heard the phrase "jump the shark" lately on late-night talk shoes, but wasn't sure what it was about. This defines the phrase, gives examples, and traces origin of the term. Something about Fonzie on "Happy Days", but I'll let you look up the specifics....

The site does have an e-mail list that sends out new words 4 or 5 times a week, and looks like it has an RSS feed. This might be something interesting (and sometimes relevant) to feed onto an intranet. Good "stickiness" factor. Hey, I wonder if they have that term listed yet?


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