Thanksgiving is only a couple days away, and I thought about doing some big post listing all the things I'm thankful for. But while that's a great personal exercise, I'm not entirely sure it would make for a fun read for you all.
Instead, I've decided to do a post about one particular thing that I'm thankful for: words.
I'm such a word nerd. I LOVE words. I love fun-sounding words, and words with cool meanings. I was the girl who would giggle with delight over GRE flashcards. Yeah.
Some fun (real!) words I'm thankful for:
I also like learning how words evolve and change over time to encompass new meanings.
The Mysteries of Vernacular is a set of paper animations detailing the etymological roots of everyday words. That may not sound interesting, but it's super-cool. As of this post, they only have 8 posts up, but they hope to have 26 at the end, one for each letter of the alphabet.
I've posted a few of my favorites below, but you can watch them all at http://www.mysteriesofvernacular.com/
Word-wise, what are you thankful for?