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The Grandiloquent Dictionary Enters Academia

Posted by Chris Bird on Sunday, April 17, 2011, In : Dictionary 
Some of the more loyal readers of my blog may recall last year that I was interviewed by a graduate student whose thesis topic was on internet based word lists and dictionaries. 

Well this evening I received an e-mail from Anna Matsen letting me know that she has now completed her thesis, which includes information on my own Grandiloquent Dictionary website and transcripts of the interviews I participated in. Having been a graduate student myself and having worked many late nights and long wee...
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Top Ranked Site

Posted by Chris Bird on Friday, June 19, 2009, In : Dictionary 
I forgot to mention that earlier this week, I discovered that the grandiloquent dictionary which I wrote ten years ago is now ranked by google as the top website for rare and obscure words. It is also the top site for searches of many other phrases, mostly related to the definitions of words.

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My Dictionary Becomes a Calendar

Posted by Chris Bird on Wednesday, June 10, 2009, In : Dictionary 
That's right - my grandiloquent dictionary that I published eleven years ago online is being used by a publisher in Israel to produce a calendar that will be distributed for free to English language classes. It has come along way since I first started it decades ago as a little file on my computer...

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About Me

Dr. Christopher S. Bird I am a physicist recently graduated from the University of Victoria, with a doctorate in theoretical physics. I also have training in mathematics, engineering and computer programming.

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