New Name For AWWW
Posted: 18 August 2007 06:09 AM   [ Ignore ]
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We’re looking for a new title for the weekly newsletter. I’ve been thinking about changing it for quite some time. When I dubbed the newsletter A Way With Words back in 2002, I was unaware of the KPBS radio program of that name. At the time they were a local San Diego broadcast and did not have a web presence, so when I searched on the name I did not find it.

But since then the radio show has grown. It’s being podcast and has a growing internet presence. (And it’s actively looking for a new home other than KPBS in San Diego.) Plus, I’ve started to listen to the podcast and I’m feeling guilty about using the name. So, even though this newsletter was the first on the internet, they’ve got primacy over using the name overall.

So if you’ve got an idea for a name, suggest it here.

Some of the suggestions I’ve received by email include:

Wordorigins
The Wayword Way
The Origin of Words
Word of the Week
The Weekly Word
LogoLog
Words Aweigh
Words and Why
Wallowing in Words
Word For Word
Word Did That Come From?
Words of the World
World of Words

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Posted: 18 August 2007 09:04 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I know you didn’t ask for votes, but if you had, mine would be for The Weekly Word.

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Posted: 18 August 2007 10:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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WatchWords
Bandying Words
Wilton on Words

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Posted: 20 August 2007 05:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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A few more suggestions from email:

Welcome to My (Our) Word
What’s In A Word
What’s The Word
Behind The Word
Word Ways

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Posted: 22 August 2007 04:56 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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The Harmless Drudge

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Posted: 22 August 2007 06:00 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I think we may have a winner there.

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Posted: 22 August 2007 12:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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it’s a terrible job to find a name, or a quotation, that hasn’t already been used and has fewer than 30 thousand Google hits. the only title i can come up with, that hasn’t already been used by someone else, is: “My Word’s as Good as Yours”.

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Posted: 24 August 2007 11:04 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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The Weekly Word News (cf Batboy’s creator)

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Posted: 25 August 2007 04:12 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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When I first read Jim’s suggestion, in my ignorance, not knowing of Johnson’s definition of lexicographer, I first thought it was a play on The Drudge Report.  If I were to come across the title not knowing anything else about it I would expect to see some rather bland political blog.

I ain’t sayin’, I’m just sayin’.

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Posted: 25 August 2007 05:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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An ahm jes agreein.  Equally ignorant, I looked blankly at Jim’s suggestion.  Although that might be just the reason for people to latch on to it.

A Word in Yours?
What in the Word (are you talking about)?
Word Is That ...

As usual, the advice is to ignore me and anything I say.  Which most people take quite literally.

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Posted: 27 August 2007 12:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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not knowing of Johnson’s definition of lexicographer, I first thought it was a play on The Drudge Report

I took it as a clever reference to both Johnson and bloggery. It certainly has my vote - any reference, however glancing, to beer as well as words is welcomed at Zythophile Towers.

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Posted: 31 August 2007 08:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Screeds Of Turgid Verbiage

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Posted: 31 August 2007 11:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Verb Sap

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Posted: 01 September 2007 08:37 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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The Joy of Lex. This is also a book no one bought by Gyles Brandreth but you can’t copyright book or song titles.

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Posted: 01 September 2007 09:00 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Ok, I finally got around to looking it up and for those, like me until now, who couldn’t be bothered:

lexicographer: “A writer of dictionaries; a harmless drudge, that busies himself in tracing the original and detailing the signification of words.”

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