James Harbeck at Sesquiotica has built his blog around word tastings. He discusses a word’s sound, its connotations based on that sound and the word parts that it contains, and adds a fair amount of the word’s history. For an example of a word tasting, check out his assessment of the word aglet.
Recently, he’s added a new take on this – the Word Review Video, such as this one where he ruminates on the word brood.
He’s also taken on professional and bombastic. This is such a fun concept! It’s entertaining and you learn something by watching – my favorite combination. Very cool.