[Ads-l] Closure of World Wide Words

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Mar 6 21:36:46 EST 2017


As a faithful subscriber to, occasional commenter on, and regular reader of your newsletter, clicker on your web site, and aficionado of your POSH book (of which I should return Yale library’s copy and purchase my own), let me add my encomium to all the others.  We’re grateful for all your world wide words and erudite and entertaining etymologies and we’ll miss you and them.


> On Mar 6, 2017, at 4:09 PM, ADSGarson O'Toole <adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 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
>> 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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