Tuesday, September 27, 2005

What's in a Word?

The BBC News Magazine brings a story of "The Meaning Of Tingo," a book that explores words from around the world, many of which have no English equivalent. (Amazon Link)

Meanwhile, Wired News talks about "Snarge," which according to the article is ..."bird ick," for lack of a better term. Turns out that this lovely biological Rorschach test that ends up on civilian and military aircraft isn't always derived from avian carriers.

Also consider: m-w.com's word of the day, Wiktionary's Random Page (sometimes quite random, indeed), or dictionary.com's word of the day.