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Here are some of my favorite playgrounds:

The new Kid! Wordnik!

READING, WRITING, AND RESEARCH 

Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips.

English/German translation -- including metaphors and idiom!

Take Our Word For It (not active, but a great archive)

Wilton, Word Origins

Etymology of Medical Terms and Body Parts

The Phrontistery: International House of Logorrhea (and more)

YourDictionary Library (link library--word-geek treasure trove!)

Linguistic Atlas Project (Dictionary of American Regional English)

Bartleby.com's Library

Merriam-Webster Online

Signs, Symbols, and Sigils

Words That Should Be Banned

Language Log

Chiasmus (the art of turning words back on themselves)

The Power of Words (lessons on writing well)

Ask Mr. Language Person

Nuts and Bolts of Writing

Classic Errors (and help avoiding them)

The Anglo-Norman Hub

History On-Line, 13th century links

History On-Line, 14th century links

History On-Line, 19th century links

The Why Files

Popular Science archives (complete with advertisements)

wiseGEEK

Victorian Slang

Victorian London

1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

Latin quotes and phrases

Wolf Proverbs

Wolves Of The World

Medical Dictionary

Rhetoric

Project Gutenberg (free online library)

Conversion Calculator

Alternative Rules of Citation

How To Do (just about) Anything

Perpetual Calendar

Sunrise, Sunset: times by location

Historical Clothing

The Costumer's Manifesto

History World

In Ferro Veritas, exploring the martial art of incurable romantics

Chinese Swords and Swordsmanship

Regency information links

Military Theory library of links

a list of names with reasonably good meanings

Behind The Name

 

GAMES

Etymologic!

Brain Food Puzzles

Oxford Word Challenge

Vulgar Grammar Video Ignore "loading" message. Video plays when arrow turns white for your cursor.

Your Dictionary gameroom

 

WORD OF THE DAY sites

Wordsmith.org

National SCRABBLE(r) Association

Ask Oxford

Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Dictionary.com

The New York Times

topical words at OneLook

(often impolite) words at Urban Dictionary

Worthless Word For the Day

Merriam-Webster Online

 

DATA RESCUE TOOLS and COMPUTER FORENSICS

Penguin Sleuth

Some of these frequently go down, but if it looks interesting, keep checking.  The link should either work or disappear pretty shortly.

 

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