Monday, March 30, 2009

New feature: Schott's Vocab in NY Times

New NY Times Blog Explores "Vocabulary of Current Events"

Are you up on the vocabulary of current events? Do you know the meaning of the word "unbwogable?" How about the phrase "pessimism porn?"

If you are clueless about the above, maybe you should see a new feature in the NY Times called "Schott's Vocab."

"If language is the archives of history, as Emerson believed, then Schott's Vocab is an attempt to index those archives on the fly." - from article introducing Schott's Vocab.

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