Friday, January 15, 2010

Words Not Known By Your Spell Check

The website The Phrontistery has an interesting article in its archives entitled “From the Dungeon to the Dictionary.” The author, Forthright, discusses the role of D&D and Gary Gygax on modern English usage. Did you know “magic-user” is the only non-trademarked word he’s credited with creating? Check out the article for more

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There is a file on The Eldritch Dark, the largest Clark Ashton Smith website, that contains a file of more obscure words used this fantastic writer.

By now, many of these words are familiar to gamers (and the villainous spellchecker), but most of them send a red flag on the old spell check. A fascinating document to read.