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word: /wɜrd/ -noun 1. a unit of language, consisting of one or more spoken sounds or their written representation, that functions as a principal carrier of meaning.
October 24, 2010 3:01 PM   Subscribe

Words of the World is a site dedicated to the exploration and life of words and language.

Creator, Brady Haran, is also known for his sites exploring the Bible with Bibledex, Chemistry with the Periodic Table of Videos, Physics with Sixty Symbols and the people that make the science happen at the University of Nottingham with Test Tube.
posted by Cat Pie Hurts (8 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
Periodic Table of Videos Vodka crossover with the most amazing bottle of vodka ever!
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 3:05 PM on October 24, 2010


Previously.
posted by nickyskye at 3:22 PM on October 24, 2010


Huh..I searched, but not hard enough I guess. Delete away.
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 3:35 PM on October 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


Re: the physics and chemistry videos- Producing content in video form does not exempt you from being interesting.
posted by potch at 5:01 PM on October 24, 2010


I'm not too crazy about a website ostensibly about words being mostly links to youtube videos. Seems contrary to the purpose.
posted by Devils Rancher at 5:50 PM on October 24, 2010


Yes, not in the top 100 words sites. But a youtube video about cannibalism which tied in the doctrine of transubstantiation to the explorer era and the simultaneous hostility between the Catholics and the Protestants was something I'd thought about but never seen mentioned before...
posted by kozad at 7:29 PM on October 24, 2010


"I'm not too crazy about a website ostensibly about words being mostly links to youtube videos. Seems contrary to the purpose."

Or interdisciplinary!
posted by iamkimiam at 11:44 PM on October 24, 2010


ULLAAAAAAnowait
posted by obiwanwasabi at 12:24 AM on October 25, 2010


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