Re: New words - where have you found them?

Subject: Re: New words - where have you found them?
From: david hendler <freetaco -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: David Barber <David -dot- Barber -at- ptgrey -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 9 Aug 2011 13:35:56 -0500

What a great word, "prosumer".

Myself, I like the front page of dictionary.com, as they usually have
a nice word or two to talk about. And occassionally there is the "hot
for words" channel on youtube. I enjoy the stories behind words, and
the features on both these channels helps the word stick.

I've also gone through pages of the New York Times Dictionary of
Misunderstood, Misused, & Mispronounced Words, from which I have found
a few good words.

-david



On Mon, Aug 8, 2011 at 4:58 PM, David Barber <David -dot- Barber -at- ptgrey -dot- com> wrote:
> I learned a "new" word just last week when reviewing something written by my manager:  'prosumer.'  I had to look it up.  Then, being an old stick-in-the-mud, I promptly crossed it out and replaced it with something more conventional.  Felt good, too.
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> Depends what you mean by "new" words.
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> For fancy words that are unfamiliar to me, I read work by the most articulate writers ...  sources include world-class newspapers like the NY Times or the Guardian; or master essayists with immense vocabularies like Lewis Lapham.
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> If you actually mean "new" words, as in terms being created as the language evolves (ie trendy words like the aforementioned "metrosexual" or "planking" or anything related to the internet, new media etc), then I'd say the lifestyle and media sections of any major newspaper or print/online magazine (ie Salon).
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>> Where do you go for your source of new words?
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> Jane Austen and Evelyn Waugh :)
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