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  • To me, a major bibliophile/word-nerd/all-around enthusiastic reader and book club member, it sounds like heaven.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • Thanks for the distinguished contribution to this “word-nerd” dilemma.

    None is, none are: Grammar according to Clarkson « Motivated Grammar

  • Ooh, Sam, my OED *IS* unabridged, and it has that way cool word-nerd magnifying glass with which I occasionally get sidetracked by using to see closeups of bugs and fabric weave... *ahem.

    The WritingYA Weblog: ...and furthermore...furthermore...and on top of that...

  • Admire the Decemberists 'meticulous sea-shanty soundscapes but can't stand Colin Meloy's word-nerd volubility?

    Boston Phoenix - thePhoenix.com

  • Games are great to fill this void and I may be a little behind on this one, but I have just discovered the word-nerd joy that is Bananagrams.

    OnMilwaukee.com

  • In the spirit of Costello's pun-happy, triple - entendre verbiage, Griffiths gets some word-nerd kicks from sly references to familiar Costello turns-of-phrase, sprinkled liberally throughout his manuscript.

    Expecting Rain

  • I was never happier than when I could quit doing maths at any sort of school – numbers and I don’t get on well, that is why I am a word-nerd.

    Why It’s Good to Have a Day Job « Whatever

  • - if "Scrabble" is too slow and methodical for you, and it bugs you that you can't change the letters once they're on the board, this speedy anagram game might satisfy your word-nerd game needs.

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