7.21.2006

Word hawk


When I was looking up the word faux hawk, I came across Word Spy, a site that's "devoted to lexpionage, the sleuthing of new words and phrases. These aren't 'stunt words' or 'sniglets,' but new terms that have appeared multiple times in newspapers, magazines, books, Web sites, and other recorded sources."

If you're into the provenance of words, it's a good site that's easy to read and understand (ie, not full of linguistic-speak packaged in a complex writing style).

6 comments:

Arrogant Polyglot said...

I've always loved the words 'faux hawk'. But I must admit that 'lexpionage' is now my new favourite word - well, that and circumlocute.

mj said...

Yeah--I was thinking the same thing about "lexpionage." I need to get my act together and think of more new words.

Arrogant Polyglot said...

You could be a 'lexpert' !

mj said...

Or I could be l'expert.

Just trying to please you francophiles. :)

Arrogant Polyglot said...

L'experte rather!

mj said...

Yeah, well--it was all about the apostrophe. :)