Playing with language

Tweet A recent article in The New York Times, “My Life’s Sentences,” by the author Jhumpa Lahiri, mentioned one of her favorite sentences. It is in the short story Araby, by James Joyce: “The cold air stung us and we played till our bodies glowed.” Since we had just read this story in class, I […]

New online dictionary available — free

Tweet Collins has published a new dictionary which has several useful features.  I believe it is still in beta form.  It impressed the heck out of me. 1.   Definitions, of course, and the phonetic representation of the word. 2.   A comprehensive list of synonyms and of related terms and related words. For the word “beat,” for […]