So we had fun with the Word of the Year, but here’s another fun thing, because it’s Friday. Wahoo! Did I mention I’m glad it’s Friday?
Thinkmap Visual Thesaurus. <–Click and play! (free trial)
Basically, it creates a visual map for the words you search for, which you can then click on and find more words, etc. I’m not going to give up my paper thesaurus anytime soon, but the visual thesaurus is creative and fun.
PLUS…they have an article on the homepage today about Merriam-Webster’s uninspiring pick for (insert echo effect) “Word of the Year.” (end echo effect) Admonish. As in, “We should all admonish Merriam-Webster and Oxford American Dictionary for picking such relatively boring words for Word of the Year.” Maybe we should unfriend them too.