Interesting Websites for Writers
What in the Blinch is Wordlab?
Am I free to harvest this rich lingoplasm?
I like my neologisms defined for me. Why don't you do that?
Who can benefit from Wordlab's brilliance?
How do I use Wordlab?
Are you looking for a unique name or slogan for your business or personal use?
Does it cost me anything?
How can I participate?
Uses playfully distorted proverbs as prompts.
An exercise in finding meaning in nonsense.
Click the Generate button to view a new word. Keep clicking until you see a new word that suggests a meaning to you. When you generate a word you'd like to see listed in the WordGizmo Dictionary, please submit a definition. Include your name if you would like the definition attributed to you.
All entries appear immediately in the WordGizmo Warehouse. Selected definitions will eventually appear in the WordGizmo Dictionary.
A moderated E-journal, devoted to women writers who wrote domestic fiction beginning in the 19th century.
Greatest Film Misquotes
Some of the most classic film lines or scenes are really only legendary and/or apocryphal, or they are merely movie misquotes, but after many years of repetition, they have become part of the filmgoing public's consciousness. Many of these examples are film quotes that were either commonly attributed wrongly, or in fact were never actually spoken, such as:
In The Virginian (1929), one of the earliest Western talkies, Gary Cooper's taunting line was not: "Smile when you call me that!", or "When ya call me that, smile!", but "If you wanna call me that, smile."Play 1929 clip: (88 KB)
The legendary blood-sucking Count Dracula (Hungarian-born actor Bela Lugosi) never said "I want to suck your blood" in the Universal horror classic, Dracula (1931). However, the line was used in a humorous context by Dr. Tom Mason (Ned Bellamy) practicing his Bela Lugosi (Martin Landau) impersonation in director Tim Burton's Ed Wood (1994).
Everything you could want to know. Research for a story or character or an indie film project.
Short Story Classics:
The Best from the Masters of the Genre
On this site you will find William Caxton's two editions of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, probably printed in 1476 and 1483. The originals are both in the British Library.
Cambridge History of English and American Literature
Considered the most important work of literary history and criticism ever published, the Cambridge History contains over 303 chapters and 11,000 pages, with essay topics ranging from poetry, fiction, drama and essays to history, theology and political writing. The set encompasses a wide selection of writing on orators, humorists, poets, newspaper columnists, religious leaders, economists, Native Americans, song writers, and even non-English writing, such as Yiddish and Creole.
Brain Candy has been on the web since 1990! We started as an unusual collection of ways to have fun with words. Because we love language and words, we've been collecting bits and pieces of quotes and quips and songs and poetry for years and years. Our collections have grown through the years so that we now can claim to have the best dying words of famous people, the best celebrity sarcastic comments and insults, the best collections of jokes and humor. AND we've managed to keep our collections of word play and brain entaglement clean enough to be suitable for family viewing!