I’m delighted to announce two more licensed titles added to Answers.com’s reference collection. Which one speaks to you more?
Modern English Usage, the classic authority on grammar and style.
Should you use a split infinitive, or a preposition at the end of a sentence? Is it infer or imply? Who or whom? What are the main differences between British and American English? Here are clear recommendations on issues of grammar, pronunciation, spelling, confusable words, and written style. Includes examples drawn from classic and contemporary literary sources, newspapers and magazines, and the internet.
An A-Z of Medicinal Drugs, a reference source for the wide range of medicines available today.
This dictionary covers over-the-counter, pharmacy, and prescription medicines, listing side effects and interactions with other medicines; there are entries on conditions and the medicines used to treat them. See juniper berry oil, quinine, or abacavir.
Today’s a good day if you’re looking for new and unusual ways to express yourself. Answers.com is proud to announce we’ve got three new highly idiosyncratic dictionaries for your logophilic pleasure.
- Hinglish. This way of speaking is making its way across India and England. If you ever wondered if you should have a glassy with your machi-chips, or if there is a chor at the chowk, or you simply want to be pukka, this is the dictionary for you. See the complete Hinglish Dictionary.
- Neologisms. Brand-new words, hot off the Internet in many cases. This is not your grandfather’s OED. Check it.
- Rhyming Slang. This is one of the weirdest ever – and bawdy, to boot. A classic example of rhyming slang is using the phrase “trouble and strife” to mean “wife.” But this collection is updated and, frankly, hilarious. Start rhyming.
- And the last, but not the least (though the healthiest), the Nutrition Encyclopedia – how to know if you’re addicted to exercise, if your diet is a fad, or if you’ve got a bezoar.
And, on whole other note (ahem) we are also pleased to announce the publication of biographies of contemporary musicians and bands (1980s through 2010). From Abba to ZZ Top, through Madonna and Michael Jackson and thousands of other lesser-known entertainers, even one-hit wonders, these are truly endearing homages.
We aim to answer. Happy reading.
The sky is a little bit closer now that the 250+ titles on ReferenceAnswers include an Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation.
The new reference book provides definitions and illustrations for the entire spectrum of aviation: aerodynamics, navigation, meteorology, aircraft equipment and maintenance, aerial photography, avionics and more.
So where else are you going to learn the science of the reflex camber, check out an illustration of an absolute angle of attack, or learn that ‘eyelid’ is a term for… wait, what?
Some of us just found this hanging in the Answers Corp cafeteria:
Thank goodness for dorky dictionary humor.
Answers.com – as we all know, the world’s greatest encyclodictionalmanacapedia – was discovered and listed by findingDulcinea, “Librarian of the Internet,” and posted in the Up & Running section of their Netcetera links section:
An “online dictionary, encyclopedia, and much more,” Answers combines resources like Wikipedia, the All Music Guide, and the Free Dictionary to bring you the most comprehensive collection of information on thousands of people, places, and things.
In case the name doesn’t ring a bell:
Dulcinea Media, Inc. is a Silicon Alley team of savvy Internet users. Our mission is to untangle the Web, freeing it of clutter and spotlighting only the sites that matter. We aim to provide a richer experience for every Internet user.
Aw shucks, guys.
Check this out: Scott of It’s a Nou Day! just posted an awesome idea.
He’s added AnswerTips to his blog and is now adding a word of the day to the bottom of his posts. If his readers want to see the meaning, they’ve got to double-click. Instead of being taken to a new page, they get a small bubble with the definition; when they are done reading, they just close it.
Everybody wins; Scott and his readers learn something new and nobody has to leave his site.
Today’s word for Scott is cantankerous. Hmm… A bit of a ‘disagreeable’ word for such a lovely idea, but we’ll take it! (Psst… double-click to find out what it means.)
And, of course, what better to title the idea but Nou Word of the Day…
By the way, no.stupid.answers is AnswerTips-enabled, too, so feel free to double-click anywhere and get a pop-up definition.