Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Are You a Word Nerd?
Every writer has a hidden nerd inside that secretly rejoices when they hear a rightly-placed word and dies a little when they come across someone who wR!tes lyK di$. I myself am a word nerd. Don't get me wrong, I'm not the snobby kind of person who will correct your grammar (out loud :) ) or use ambiguous words while I'm speaking, and I'm not the best at spelling, but I have a fetish for words. Some girls collect shoes or sunglasses, this girl collects words ;)
This is why I've been obsessed lately with a new website called Word Dynamo. It's a branch of the website Dictionary.com (you know, the one that makes English homework much easier) and it's one of the best things I've found. You sign up and choose your grade. The site then takes you to the beginning level of that grade and you have to take vocabulary quizzes to unlock the next levels. As you play, your vocabulary grows and a whole lot of fun words are added to your list. You can choose categories like Latin Roots, obscure words, and lingo for different situations. There are also different quizzes on topics and subjects like Art, Science, Math, and a few languages. I love this nerdy site, two thumbs up.
What about you? Are you a word nerd?