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    Talking Etymology

    Should anyone wish to know the origin of a word, please add to this post and begin the thread: I have some very reliable sources of etymology at my disposal.

    SB

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    Re: Etymology

    Or of course they can look them up for themselves!

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    Re: Etymology

    Out of interest, which ones are you using? I am dependent on web sources as I can't carry all my books around with me.

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    Smile Re: Etymology

    Tdol. I have one prime site: Online Etymology Dictionary and to supplement my knowledge I have some very worthy books, not so much etymological dictionaries but works relating to the origin and development of the English language. SB

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    Smile Re: Etymology

    And although I would love to have unlimited access to the OED on-line [I could really add some credence!], the subscription fee is a little too expensive. SB

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    Re: Etymology

    thx for sharing, I think it's a very useful website, btw, can you introduce me a good website of slangs, both American slang and English slang will do.

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    Smile Re: Etymology

    Chen,

    All types of slang:

    Online Slang Dictionary and Language Links.

    Urban 'hip hop (very funny):

    Urban Dictionary: Define Your World

    Hope you have fun.

    SB

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    Re: Etymology

    Quote Originally Posted by Shakespeare's brother View Post
    And although I would love to have unlimited access to the OED on-line [I could really add some credence!], the subscription fee is a little too expensive. SB
    Sadly, the OUP is well aware of its value.

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