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Words and Wordplay
- A Way with Words
Public radio's lively hour-long public radio show about the English language. Co-hosts Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett take calls from listeners about linguistic disputes, grammatical pet peeves, the origins of words and phrases, and curious regional expressions. Martha and Grant also do battle with quiz guys from the National Puzzlers’ League.
- a2z WordFinder:
An extremely powerful and useful helper for Scrabble, crosswords, Jumbles, and anagrams.
- Anagram Genius
The latest version of the infamous anagram-generating software (used by Dan Brown to generate the anagrams in The Da Vinci Code book and movie). Plus a hand-picked, searchable online database of the very best anagrams ever discovered! Approximately 25000 superb anagrams complete with credits and year of discovery. Add your discovered anagrams and become famous.
- Andys anagram solver
Anagram solver - very fast and impressive. Options for Dutch and French, as well as English.
- Edward Lear Home Page
Edward Lear's life and works, nonsense poems and limericks
- Pun Gents
- Richard Lederer's Verbivore
"The web site woven for wordaholics, logolepts, and verbivores".
- The Palindromist
A journal for people who write - and read - palindromes.
- The Word Detective
The Word Detective answers reader questions about word and phrase origins, grammar, usage, and the history of the English language. Stories about cats, kittens, dogs, other unusual pets, country living and computer maintenance are also featured.
- Word Buff
Word Buff is a place dedicated to sharing expert tips and game strategies, vocabulary learning and memory techniques for people who play word games to win them! Whether you want to solve Crosswords in five minutes flat, score 500 points in Scrabble, blitz your local Spelling Bee, or double your Vocabulary, you'll find what you need here.
Wordsmith.org is a worldwide online community of some half-million readers who share a love for words, wordplay, language, and literature. They hail from Australia to Zimbabwe and almost all other places in between.
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