Archive for June, 1999

mmm: Whenwords (1999)

Time for another dictionary game; this one can be played with either an electronic or a paper dictionary, though it works best with a paper one. Most good dictionaries provide a date for each primary entry. The date given is generally the date of the earliest known written English document which uses the word. (By […]

lll: An Art Form Complex

I was wondering the other morning what the L to write about this week; by the greatest good fortune, I chanced to check my email and lo, there was a note from Don Monson filled with limericks. A brief check of the index assured me that the last time I wrote about limericks, I had […]