Monday, May 18, 2009


Last month I posted about Chambers Online dictionary (here), and have been following their blog, Clishmaclaver, ever since. If you've not been over to see them yet, I strongly encourage you to do so. Recent posts have such inviting titles as: A Hairy Situation, Not Everything from Mexico is Bad, Textual Intercourse (you'll have to read it!), and The Emergence of Gambit, as well as the one I mentioned previously, Filth.

Those of you with a love of words - and I suspect many readers of this blog have a fairly intimate relationship with words - will find Clishmaclaver a great place to lose a few hours broaden your education. They also Tweet @ChambersOnline.

And if you don't know what Clishmaclaver means, I invite you to look it up in the dictionary!


HelenMHunt said...

I still need you to teach me tweeting!

JJ Beattie said...

I keep seeing bits of advice about 'how to' tweet... I have to say I'm more confused than ever.

What a gorgeous word Clishmaclaver is.

claire p said...

Yes I need tweeting lessons to, can you do classes?
I will be wasting some time, sorry educating myself, with this site I think.

Debs said...

I'm completely clueless about tweeting (among so many other things).

SpiralSkies said...

Ooh, lovely! Am now following and learning and swooning over their delicious words.

Mmmmmm. Words.

Leigh said...

Helen - How on earth did you escape without having that lesson?

JJ - I just love Clishmaclaver (well, I would, wouldn't I?) - but it just kinda says it, doesn't it? !!

Claire - Can you procrastinate? Yes? Then you can tweet. No lessons required!

Debs - You're not clueless about anything, love!

Spiral - Good innit? Don't get lost, though, will you?

Troy said...

What a brilliant blog -the other one (oh, sorry of course I mean both).

Jumbly Girl said...

Have been meaning to let you know that you've got me hooked on Clishmaclaver and also a big thank you for pointing me in direction of the online Chambers Dic - it has made my recent contract (checking word puzzles) a dream. I've been using a one month free trial subscription but will be signing up for full thing when it runs out (don't know how I ever managed without it)

Captain Black said...

Thanks for the link, Leigh. I've duly bookmarked it and set up an RSS feed to my browser.

I draw the line at Twitter though.

Lane said...

Ooh excellent. That's going in the feed straight away!


Clishmaclaver what a wonderful word. I'm off to do a spot of Clishmaclavering. God I hope I've got the right equipment ;-) TFx

Word thigy is HYPEREAD!

Karen said...

What a fab word! I'll definitely be checking out that site :o)

Flixton Mum said...

Thought I'd pop in to say thanks for stopping by. I love a good Clishmaclaver myself!
I'm hoping my meter will start moving this weekend, I'm getting some time alone again...woo and indeed hoo!!!

Tam said...

I dare not go there!

Leigh said...

Troy - Yes, of course you do. I know that!

Jumbly Girl - That's great! I can touch you for a beer in June, then!!! And, no, I don't know how I ever managed without it, either

Captain - I draw the line at Twitter though - Very sensible, if I might say.

Lane - Don't get lost, will you?

TF - You of all people will have the right equipment for everything. HYPEREAD - How appropriate!

Karen - Hope you enjoy it!

Flixton Mum - You're welcome! I want to see some pixels, though!

Tam - Your self-restraint is admirable!

Un Peu Loufoque said...

I really didnt need anything else to broaden my mind.If it gets any broader it wont fit back in its box.