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The Power of Words

I’m slow with the whole blogging thing. It’s taken me this long to figure out “link.” But I persist. I want to share with you two particular websites that give you the power of using the exact, most descriptive word or phrase.

A Word a Day has over 600,000 subscribers in every country of the world. Originally started as a labor of love, AWAD now has books and interviews. You can subscribe to get a daily e-mail with a new word, its meaning and its origin. Every week has a theme – last week it was Talk Like a Pirate! AWAD is fun, and a great tool for learning.

The wordorigins.org site has a big list of words and phrases that aren’t what they appear to be, like “pussyfoot”. We use phrases all the time that we don’t know why we use – this site tells you where the phrases and words originated, and how they should be used.

If you have not yet downloaded Google Earth, it is free, and it is fantastic. Kuwait is now so hi res that you can see a tiny little person in a swimming pool. Take a look, and start discovering the power of Geography!

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September 26, 2006 - Posted by | Uncategorized

4 Comments »

  1. http://www.chicklit.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi

    Google earth the live version you mean, free?

    Comment by JOAN OF ARC | September 26, 2006 | Reply

  2. Yes, it used to be called Earth Watch. We love this program. You zoom here and there, and you can put in your own placemarks. It is so amazing. I added the starting point to the Blogroll, so you can just click and go there.

    I know, I can’t believe it’s free, either. And open for everyone to share cool things.

    Comment by intlxpatr | September 27, 2006 | Reply

  3. wow! 🙂 I want one! now hehe 🙂 thx for sharing.

    Comment by JOAN OF ARC | September 27, 2006 | Reply

  4. Joan – Tell me how you like Google Earth.

    Comment by intlxpatr | September 28, 2006 | Reply


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