OK, not a seductively web 2.0 (or come to that new) source this one, but I happened across Allwords.com today.
It’s a welcome addition to any self-respecting lede-writer’s armoury, alongside an online thesaurus and dictionary. It allows you to search for words by suffix, prefix or word-fragment. Which can be very handy whether you’re pleading with the muse for some all-conquering consonance, or grubbing around for some asinine assonance .
Note: I was going to review self-professed ‘leading news community on the Web’ Topix tonight, but I got so depressed reading:
The comments of religious zealots ‘debating’ an excerpt from West Wing entitled Think homosexuality is “wrong”?, and;
The comments of xenophobic racists ‘debating’ a Reuters story on Brigitte Bardot On Trial For Muslim Slur, and;
The comments of anti-Catholics ‘debating’ a Sky News story titled Pope To Tackle George Bush Over Iraq, that I gave up and went to bed instead.
G’night John boy…