In the Interest of Words

 

 

A colleague notes the Wordcount website. At first look, the minimalist look belied the often fascinating "nearness" of words to one another. (For examples, read the About section -- then enter a word and check the ones appearing immediately before and after. Could become addicting.)

 If you're word-inclined further, take the plunge and subscribe to Anu Garg's A.Word.A.Day email. They are sometimes spectacular, sometimes odd, and always full of actually useful information, including origins and usage. (And you'll receive a weekly recap once each week, perfect for archiving for reference!)