[Ads-l] Closure of World Wide Words

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Mon Mar 6 16:09:03 EST 2017


Dear Michael: The expert well-written etymological information on your
website has been a magnificent resource to all knowledge seekers on
the internet (and to book readers). Glad to hear that the website will
continue to operate but very sorry to hear that you are no longer
adding produce to the cornucopia.

The railway historians are lucky to have such a superlative volunteer.
Garson


On Sun, Mar 5, 2017 at 10:44 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
>
>
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> 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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