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Post 1

Rudest Elf


(It seems that the accepted form these days is 'Online' - please see: http://www.netlingo.com/lookup.cfm?term=online )

Merriam-Webster Dictionary: 'Plain text version' not found

Yak-Yak English Wordfinder: [Misspelled] smiley - erm

Search Online Dictionaries: http://www.1000dictionaries.com/index.html This site looks pretty naff... full of ads and pop-ups etc. See what you think (I didn't hang around for long).

Brief Definitions of Obscure Words: New URL: http://phrontistery.info/

Speciality Dictionaries: New URL: http://encyclopaedia.com/

Webopedia: New URL: http://www.webopedia.com/

Thesaurus: WordNet: New URL: http://wordnet.princeton.edu/

Reference: The xrefer Showcase: Hasn't been available since 2003. There is a new subscription service called 'Xreferplus'.

Grammar, Punctuation, Style etc: The Economist Style Guide:
New URL: http://www.economist.com/research/StyleGuide/

USGPO Style Manual: New URL: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/stylemanual/

Microsoft Manual of Style for Technical Publications: Doesn't seem to be available online anymore - please see link: http://www.cadenhead.org/workbench/news/1286/microsoft-offers-free-manual-style

Guide to grammar and writing: New URL: http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/

Word Games, Puzzles, Conundrums, Trivia, etc.
Partners in Rhyme: URL not found

Wurdz - Text editing and analysis: URL not found

The Phrase Finder: New URL: http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/index.html


Pop-Up Dictionary: New URL: http://www.5star-shareware.com/Windows/Hobby/DT/pop-dict.html

1st line: [memorises]
2nd line: [organise]
3rd line: [customise] [colours]

Sanskrit: Digital Sanskrit Lexicon: New URL:

smiley - reindeer

EF: On-line Dictionaries, Thesauri, Style Guides, etc

Post 2

The H2G2 Editors

RE, this is great work! But please can you stick to typos in official h2g2 help pages. We simply haven't the time to keep doing unofficial Guide entries as well. Not that we don't appreciate your efforts - they're actually rather brilliant and very helpful to us - but if you could stick to official help pages for the time being that would be great. Editorial Feedback is striclty for Edited Guide entries, those that have been through the Edited Process (this includes official Help Pages).smiley - ok

We'll move this thread out of Editorial Feedback and put it underneath the actual entry. Anyone reading entries is supposed to read the threads as well so your list of changes will still be very useful. smiley - ok

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h2g2 auto-messages

Editorial Note: This conversation has been moved from 'h2g2 Feedback - Editorial Feedback' to 'On-line Dictionaries, Thesauri, Style Guides, etc'.

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Post 4


Personally I like www.urbandictionary.com
An everyday language wocabulary.smiley - smiley

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