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Friday, April 25, 2014

A to Z: V is for Video

When I think of videos, the first thing that comes to my mind--and likely to yours as well, is Youtube.  But did you know for word-nerds, there's a series of videos on a well-known site that focuses on words, grammar usage, and basic etymology?

Each time you open Merriam-Webster online , in the upper right corner there's a video that shares some kind of information about words and grammar. Maybe you've seen this. But, did you know there is an index where you can select from the videos they randomly play. And the topics are broad, from "That vs. Which" to "Michael Jackson"--and the word everyone looked up after his death. Their list of videos is on this page.

And while you have time to kill (don't we all?? Just kidding) Merriam-Webster also has vocabulary quizzes on this page.

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    1. Now you do! :-) Thanks for visiting, Susan. :-)

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  2. Wait, you have time to kill? I think time might be killing me. Does that mean I'm supposed to fight back? Hm... ;)

    True Heroes from A to Z

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    1. Weeeell, lol, I don't have time to kill,but sometimes I act like I do. Troublesome trait to have... lol Thanks, Crystal. :-)

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  3. Great name, Teresa.

    I didn't know there is a video. I clearly pay no attention to anything.

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    1. Haha! And I like your name, too. ;-) Yep, videos and quizzes of all kinds. :-) Thanks for visiting. :-)

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  4. I did not know that there are videos on Merriam-Webster online. I'm going to have to check that out now!

    And I wanted to thank you for commenting on my Vegetarian Writers post. I enjoyed reading your comment and appreciate that you shared your experiences with me. :)

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    1. Hi Chris, you're welcome for comment. That was a good candid post, and the comments were fantastic, too. It certainly struck a chord with visitors. :-) Thanks for visiting!

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  5. Uh oh. I did not know this... And I'm sensing a serious new time-suck!!! I bet I'll love those..

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    1. lol! I hear you, Liz. The day I discovered those vocab quizzes I lost an hour. What a distraction. Thanks for visiting. :-)

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  6. Didn't know about this, but since I love words, I have to check it out. Thanks.

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    1. You're welcome, and thanks for visiting, J.L. :-)

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  7. How cool is that? Very!
    I also enjoy a vocab quiz once in a while. I know, weird ... It must mean I'm a writer. ;)
    Kirsten @ A Scenic Route

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    1. Haha! Yes indeed, Kristen. You must be a writer! :-) Thanks for visiting.

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