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Friday Web Roundup: Words to the Wise; Lizzie Bennet and Zombies

Friday, February 8, 2013

For some reason, since the beginning of the year, by the end of the week, I’ve been so busy that I haven’t been able to do a Friday Web Roundup post. So I figured I’d take a few minutes to rectify that today.

20 Words You Didn’t Know Were Inspired by People
From bloomers to silhouettes, this article explores words that originated with people’s names.

20 Words We Owe to William Shakespeare
We pretty much have William Shakespeare to thank for moving us from Middle English to Modern English (and I guess we have the Internet to thank for moving us into Post-Modern English?). This article explores twenty terms that Shakespeare coined—either making them up whole-cloth or taking existing words and imbuing them with new meaning.

Warm Bodies
Find it; see it (currently in theaters). Best romantic comedy I’ve seen since the era of Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan movies!


The Lizzie Bennet Diaries
This is my new obsession. I’ve already watched the entire series (the large portion of it that’s been posted, anyway) twice. This is the best modern adaptation of Jane Austen EVER! BuzzFeed called it “YouTube’s Hidden Masterpiece Theater.”

  1. gatorade635 permalink
    Friday, February 8, 2013 3:10 pm

    I love the Lizzie Bennet Diaries! I discovered them when there were only about 15 videos and I have been watching faithfully ever since! I love finding other fans!


  2. Misty permalink
    Friday, February 8, 2013 5:32 pm

    Warm Bodies is the best romantic comedy you’ve seen since the Tom Hanks & Meg Ryan era?? Wow! I have never been interested in zombies, but my husband is a huge fan, and when I saw the preview for this movie I thought it looked interesting, funny, different. Definitely going on the “to watch” list especially after your assessment. 🙂


  3. Saturday, February 9, 2013 12:52 am

    Love the Lizzie Bennet Diaries! They’re so awesome. I love how they’re fleshing out the characters (especially Lydia…have you seen her vlogs?) and the way they’ve modernized the story. I just find adaptations of other stories so exciting and this was one of the best I’ve seen yet!


  4. Sarah R permalink
    Monday, February 11, 2013 9:56 pm

    I’m so glad you got me started on the Lizzie Bennet Diaries! I’m only on the 6th video so far but I am totally loving this modern adaption. These videos are very well done.


    • Monday, February 11, 2013 10:01 pm

      Today’s episode (#87) was absolutely spectacular. Eight minutes of some of the best drama I’ve ever seen!


    • Monday, February 11, 2013 10:02 pm

      Oh, and just wait until you get to the episodes with Darcy in them! ::swoons::


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