CatchThis Blog / words

Beth Gerber

July 29, 2010

What a whirlwind of a week it has been here at Catchword – so much so that I just didn’t have the time to write my usual well-developed analytical blog post today. In its place, I present this video which examines the plural of octopus. I had no idea the origin of this word was […]

Laurel Sutton

January 1, 2010

Via Daily Writing Tips: The Global Language Monitor (GLM) is an Austin, Texas-based entity that documents, analyzes and tracks trends in language and publishes a list of the year’s most used English words, names, and phrases. According to GLM’s algorithm, 2009’s most used word, both online and in print, is Twitter. GLM’s top ten for […]

Mark Skoultchi

June 22, 2009

I am a naming specialist, a linguist, and a lover of words in every sense. So I was tickled pink to see this recent collection of the 100 most beautiful words in English posted by AlphaDictionary. Now of course, each of us will have our own opinion of what makes a word “beautiful” (Mr. Beard’s […]

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