You may have noticed that I haven’t posted much lately, and now I must confirm what you may have guessed: TileHead is going on an extended hiatus, and I don’t know how long it will last. While I may post something from time to time, I certainly won’t be doing frequent word-of-the-day entries, weekly quotations, or any of the other heretofore regular features. Instead, I will be devoting more time and energy to committee work, to my own word game study and play, and to my personal and professional life.
Thank you to all my readers who have been on this lexical odyssey with me, the silent majority as well as the few who frequently passed along corrections, side notes, encouragement, or questions. Over the past two years, we’ve explored hundreds of words: words with unusual meanings, words with curious histories, words with surprising connections. I learned a lot — much more than I could share in these pages — and I hope you did, too.
I expect to return someday to posting regular entries here on the TileHead blog. Until then, I hope you will take some of your own alphabetic journeys through the dictionary, and may you always delight in the power and magic of words, wonderful words.