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Words at Word Info for everyone

Are you a logophile; that is, do you "love" words? Are you curious about words and interested in knowing where they came from and what happened to them in their journeys through the years (decades and even centuries)? If so, then this Word Info website is for you.

As you probably already know, English is the richest of all the languages known to mankind, past or present. It keeps churning out new words by borrowing everything, everywhere, and from everyone.

Once a foreign word is "swallowed, digested" and accepted into everyday speech, it becomes English.

The problem is that few of us can keep up with such an explosion of words, much less the thousands which have come to us from the past.

A Web Site for All People and for All Seasons

The The primary objective of this presentation is to interest all of those who want to learn more about words at any age including retirees and students (at all levels) and all of those who have curious minds and a desire to add to their vocabulary intellect.

Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.


We should be as careful of our words as of our actions, and as far from speaking evil as from doing evil.

-Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.)
Roman statesman, orator, and philosopher

When words fail, wars begin. When wars finally end, we settle our disputes with words.

-Wilfred Funk (1883-1965)

Wilfred J. Funk reveled in words, ranked them, and made a small fortune from them. A lifelong lexicographer, he was a tireless missionary for the English language, and by the time he died at 83 last week, he had succeeded in converting many others to his cherished belief: "It pays to increase your word power."

-From "Lexicography: Words That Sizzled";
Time magazine; Friday, June 11, 1965
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