Sweet or Dry? Fruity or Acidic?

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.


Image via langaugetrainer.com.au

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.

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