[Ads-l] Closure of World Wide Words

Shawnee Moon moon.shawnee at GMAIL.COM
Sun Mar 5 12:16:00 EST 2017


Perhaps he would be willing to hand the reins over to someone who has the time, knowledge and desire to keep it current and active...?

There are probably 100,000 web pages full of stupid videos, bad science, and pardon the befitting word, bullshit. Good, useful, researched and intelligent sites are a lot harder to find. They shouldn't be allowed to flounder or die. :-(

I'm in the middle of writing a book so cannot devote time to it, perhaps someone can?

Mailed from the Moon 🌜

> On Mar 5, 2017, at 8:44 AM, Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU> wrote:
> 
> World Wide Words was one [that's five consecutive words beginning with the w sound!] of the most outstanding websites on English lexicology.  Michael has been a very gracious and astute commentator throughout its existence.  I hope he will continue to participate on ADS-L so that we do not lose his welcome voice there.
> 
> Fred Shapiro
> 
> 
> ________________________________
> From: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU> on behalf of Michael Quinion <michael.quinion at WORLDWIDEWORDS.ORG>
> Sent: Sunday, March 5, 2017 8:31 AM
> To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
> Subject: Closure of World Wide Words
> 
> I have decided to discontinue writing World Wide Words, though the website
> will continue as an archive, as will the associated dictionary of affixes
> site. A message to subscribers yesterday (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__wwwords.org_final&d=DwICAg&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=NvsW-OhBbzxE92nK31T2wnmV21_Bx7bPCKzIsk5T4FQ&m=0Gpbslcja85xHkF73OMahbNQIYelrHO3QntWWKo2Q14&s=eLcunBwgD1iBXSoONX9Ipmtqj3giVBX9q9qhrbQZ_BY&e= ) gives
> the background to the decision.
> 
> Down the years, the discussions and research findings by members of ADS
> have been an indispensable source of information, support and
> encouragement. Thank you all.
> 
> --
> Michael Quinion
> michael.quinion at worldwidewords.org
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