Lexico appears to be a new website that is now what used to be the English Oxford Dictionaries (OED) online.
The previous URL that I used to access the English OED online when I needed a definition or thesaurus was en.oxforddictionaries.com(the link opens in a new tab). As of roughly winter 2019, that en.oxforddictionaries.com site redirects to Lexico (lexico.com) yet it appears that the English OED online located there has just changed names to Lexico. The reason I say this is because on the left, next to the search bar for the site lexico.com (the link opens in a new tab), it states, “Lexico, powered by Oxford.”
Aside from the new name, I only in roughly the past few months realized that the site offers more to its visitors than simply a dictionary and a thesaurus. The Lexico site offers articles and these can be found on the top menu bar of their homepage. What I’d like to reblog about here is their section on “Grammar” articles. You can find them located at lexico.com/grammar(the link opens in a new tab). One category in the grammar section that caught my eye was the “Writing Tips” (the link opens in a new tab) section, which includes categories of its own such as “How to Build a Piece of Writing” (the link opens in a new tab), “Tips for Job Applications” (the link opens in a new tab), “Tips for Writing Essays” (the link opens in a new tab) which should presumably help students, “Types of Business Writing” (the link opens in a new tab), and more.
The other day when I was on my Friedrich Nietzsche kick and did the Google search for “where does the ‘God is dead’ quote by Nietzsche come from,” I had emailed a fellow member of the academic community and asked for some of his recommendations of readings by Nietzsche. I am referring to my post on September 30, 2019, titled “Friedrich Nietzsche and his ‘God is dead’ Quote.”
My academic advisor replied that a few of his suggested reads by Nietzsche are On the Genealogy of Morals and Thus Spake Zarathustra(the link opens in a new tab). I figured Nietzsche would be a great academic add to my collection of books, so I ordered On the Genealogy of Morals through Amazon. It has since arrived. It turned out to be a stroke of luck that the paperback edition I ordered actually contained two works: On the Genealogy of Morals and Ecce Homo(the link opens in a new tab), which you can find through Amazon.
For all of us using Modern Language Association (MLA) formatting, this Purdue OWL (owl.purdue.edu – the link opens in a new tab), brought to us by The Purdue Writing Lab and the College of Liberal Arts at Purdue University was a priceless resource during studies for my B.I.S. degree. That, along with the paperback MLA Handbook, the eighth edition(the link opens in a new tab).
Philosophize This’s episode ninety, “Nietzsche pt. 1 – God is dead and so is Captain Morgan” (the link opens in a new tab), is the first in the rest of the Nietzsche section (a four-part episode section of episodes 90, 91, 92, and 93) has really struck a great chord with me while listening to the show. I did a quick Google search for “where does the ‘God is dead’ quote by Nietzsche come from” and found the textbook Nietzsche wrote the quote in. In this time between undergraduate and master’s, I am adding this book that the quote comes from to my to-read list: The Gay Science(the link opens in a new tab).
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