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Etymologic: the toughest word game on the Web June 26, 2008

Posted by Jill (@bonnjill) in Fun stuff, Random musings.
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Glenn at yndigo wrote an interesting post on blogging tonight and mentioned StumbleUpon, “which not only lets you collect sites you like but allows you to, ahem, stumble upon others you might never have discovered.” As a former Internet researcher I was immediately intrigued. I installed the plug-in and “stumbled upon” this little gem that I wanted to share with you all: http://www.etymologic.com. Etymologic gives you 10 randomly selected etymology (word origin) or word definition puzzles to solve. I’ve got to say it’s pretty tough. I thought I was pretty good at etymology, but I only got 2 out of 10 right on my first run-through. I could see this site becoming addictive…

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1. Glenn Cain - June 26, 2008

Jill,

I scored 3 out of 10 (beat ‘ya! ; ). Thanks for your kind words in my post! And for being a great blogger.

Another fascinating site I just Stumbled takes you through 5,000 years of history in 90 seconds! I gotta stop stumbling and do some work!

Glenn


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