Lots of scraps today: firstly, I’ve reinstated the option to search the dictionary by letter after several readers said they had liked it. Thanks to Irve for the formatting suggestion that keeps the letters separate from the names.
Secondly, for anyone who followed the spectacular poll between the two words, pretend and family, the former won with 77% percent of the total 1,590 votes. Google’s cache of family has now disappeared into the electronic ether, and the poll box I had up for a while will soon follow.
Finally, one of the nice things about having lots of new readers is that you discover lots of new links. So... My First Dictionary will be building up a blogroll of sites that share its morbid preoccupations (see the menu bar to the right). The first addition is Diane’s delightful Wouldn’t You Like to See Something Strange? I’ll add others when I feel like it, if I feel like it, and when I’m not too busy with my roadkill photography project.
Recreating the Awkwardness
1 day ago