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Weekly Word-origin Webzine
About Take Our Word For It
Melanie started this page in 1994,
and at that time it was known as The Logical World of Etymology.
She met Mike through their mutual interest in etymology, and now they collaborate
on the site, which they renamed Take Our Word For It in 1997,
and which is now an endeavor of the Institute for
Etymological Research and Education. Read more about M&M.
TOWFI has been selected as one of
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gave us their Academic Excellence Award. They say, "StudyWeb® is one of the Internet's premier sites for educational resources for students and teachers. Since 1996,
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Best of the Web Guide gives use FIVE STARS! Suite 101 is
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on the link at left to join Suite101.com and help support Take Our
Word For It at the same time!
Encyclopedia Online's entry on etymology points directly to Take
Our Word For It!
||LibrarySpot.com, the library and reference information portal of the
Web, brings valuable research information together with insightful editorial in one convenient, user-friendly spot.
Take Our Word For It won LibrarySpot's award in September, 1999.
||This site won The
CyberMom Dot Com Site of the Day Award in September, 1996. Thanks, Mom!
We'll get matching tattoos in your honor!
||We were also awarded the Education
Index Award. Thank you to the critter wearing the cool shades!
award comes from the Knowledge is Power
site. Thanks, KIP!
|Read a bit about Melanie, Mike and Take Our Word For It in
the December, 1998 issue of Yahoo! Internet Life.
Melanie gets credit for having Yahoo!
create an etymology sub-category under their linguistics category, and, you guessed it,
this site was the first etymological site listed there.
In the July, 1996 issue of
The Net magazine, you can find a
review of this site under its former name, The Logical World of Etymology.
Search's editors have this to say about Take Our Word For It:
"The award-winning etymology webzine. Each week, Mike and Melanie bring their erudition and wit to bear on readers' queries about the
origin of English words and phrases. The site also includes back issues, a little
theory and a few 'easter eggs'."
guestbook with any comments, suggestions, or impersonations of Homer Simpson that you
might like to share. Do not send etymological
queries to the guestbook. See the rules
page for how to submit a query.
See the huge amounts of praise (and occasional complaints) lavished
Comments, additions? Send to
Melanie & Mike: firstname.lastname@example.org
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