It's all words

The Sandboxers at the old Dining@Large blog came to refer to this site as “Wordville,” and so it seems appropriate to start off the week with a set of words.

While many of us on the East Coast were hunkering down last week as Hurricane Irene passed over, Fritinancy was exploring the origins of the verb and sometimes-noun hunker.

Over at HeadsUp, the discovery of a sexist sentence about the hurricane prompted a look at the venerable and sensible Associated Press Stylebook rule against anthropomorphizing storms.

Here at Wordville, the ability to claim some expertise about words and language is central to our amour-propre, which is your word of the week.



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