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Fun-with-words.com, the wordplay website, was created and is maintained by the Editor: Daniel Austin. Others who have provided assistance and support in the project include: Jeremy Sierla, who ensured that early versions of the site were free from errors; George Tsikouras, who gave advice on etymological matters; Alex Michalas, who has always kept us in the loop with Internet developments; Adam Knowles and Melissa Barnes, who both provided much support on the technical front; Eric Shackle and Bob Levey, who generously allowed us to republish many of their columns; and Ross Eckler, Editor of Word Ways, for his kind permission to reproduce several copyright articles.
At Fun-with-words.com we aim to make the English language fun. Whether used as an amusing source of trivia to share with friends and colleagues, a more serious language research tool, or as a learning resource for parents and teachers, we hope that we can provide something that you will enjoy.
Our philosophy is to provide quality examples and information. All too often wordplay websites are little more than near-exhaustive lists of poor examples. We don't believe in that. At Fun-with-words.com you will find that each section attempts to cover the history and relevance of each of the topics too. And for those who want to research a subject deeper, you will find several books on each area, as well as links to other sites on the Internet.
In the new version of Fun-with-words.com launched in 2003 we have introduced several new features. Each content page has a link on the left that takes you to a printer-friendly version of the page. We hope that this will be particularly useful for teachers who use our site as a language resource. Following feedback from our visitors, we have decided to remove rude or potentially offensive content from the vast majority of our pages, and place it in just a few special pages dedicated to that type of material. By blocking access to these few pages, teachers will be able to use Fun-with-words.com more easily in the classroom environment.
Whilst Fun-with-words.com does have some commercial content, we are primarily a private and non profit-making organisation, generating revenue to cover the high costs of website hosting. This allows us to provide the site free of charge to our visitors.
We would like to thank the Publishers who have generously cooperated with the Fun-with-words.com project.
If you have any comments on any aspect of our website, please contact us.
Fun-with-words.com in the Press5-11 February 2004:
Our web site made its first worldwide television appearance on Click Online, BBC World's show about the Internet and new technology. Kate Russell featured Fun-With-Words.com in her weekly web site review, Webscape. BBC World is the BBC's 24-hour, English language, international news and information channel, reaching 270 million homes in more than 200 countries (as well as on cruise ships and airliners). Each edition of Click Online is broadcast seven times during the week, and repeated a further four times over the weekend on BBC News 24.
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