Monday, August 20, 2007

Are You A Word Nerd?

Brad Shorr defines a "word nerd" as:

  • Someone who enjoys learning new words.
  • Someone who, when confronted by an unfamiliar word while reading, looks up the definition.
  • Someone who may keep a list of favorite words.
  • Someone who is fascinated by the nuances of language, especially the history of words and the shades of difference in meaning between similar words.
Umm...yes, that's definitely me. So if it's you, mosey on over to his site, Word Sell, Inc. and grab a free badge if you're so inclined. He has another site that I really love, called Scrambled Toast, that is all about humor, fun, and words, and it truly appeals to word nerds. Subscribe to either, or both, and HAVE FUN!


Brad Shorr said...

Hi Olivia, thanks for becoming an "official" Word Nerd! You've contributed some great words in the past, and I hope you have more to offer!

Patti said...

I'm definitely a word nerd! A dictionary sits here on my desk at my elbow. And I love the sound of words the way some make your tongue dance like mesotheleioma (a terrible disease) although embarrasingly I don't have a medical dictionary, so I'm not certain of the spelling!