I don’t know about you, but I love discovering tidbits of trivia and learning nuggets of knowledge. I also like sharing them; for example, I recently wrote a blog about Tricky Unit Qualifiers, which contained oodles of tempting "asides."
The thing is that, when I'm writing, I often like to include quotes and relevant phrases, but sometimes the words I'm looking for are on the tip of my...
So I was very pleased when I just received an email from my chum Alan Winstanley in England pointing me at a website called PhraseUp (www.phraseup.com/en). The idea is that you type in the parts of the phrase that you do remember, and use a * character to indicate where your memory has failed you.
Then you click the Complete button and PhraseUp assists you by finding and filling-in the words you can’t remember. As an example, Alan told me to enter:
I'd give my right * for that
I must admit that I was a tad surprised by some of the results...
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