Monday, February 11, 2008

New ways of using words that already exist

Books 2 Byte
Brave New Words
Kerry Maxwell


To survive in the twenty-first century, you need to dip into some of the new words that the dynamic English language keeps adding to its stock. Let’s start with A. Do you know that ‘al desko’ means ‘while sitting at your desk’ — the way most people tend to spend their lunchtime too?

A recommended al desko activity can be the reading of Kerry Maxwell’s Brave New Words ( http://www.landmarkonthenet.com/), where you’d find in B, ‘blog’ — the online journal, with no word limits in cyberspace. But why blog? Because, as ProgressiveU.org observed, “In the back of each blogger’s mind lurks that desire for someone to look into a blog of theirs and find an intellectual, witty, interesting person…”

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