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Lex maniac

Investigating changes in American English vocabulary over the last 40 years

An embryonic list of solid, quirky, or interesting language-related sites. I’m always eager to add more, so please send recommendations to usagemaven@verizon.net.

Dictionaries

The Phrase Finder (reliable source for definitions and origins)
Urban Dictionary (Contemporary slang, definitions contributed by users)
Sharpened.net (Computer terms)
Law.com legal dictionary
Duhaime.org legal dictionary
BusinessDictionary.com
Wordnik.com
Modern Medical Dictionaries (new medical terms)

Language Log

Home page
Mark Liberman
Geoff Nunberg
Geoff Pullum

Other Commentary

Macmillan Dictionary language blog
The Word Guy
Evolving English
English Language and Usage – Stack Exchange
Fritinancy

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