Ah, you've found my blog! Great - now we can really get talking...about WORDS.
There might be something WORDY you've always wondered about. Or you might even have a WORDISH secret you'd like to share.
So go on - post a comment or email firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get back to you on this page as soon as I can.
Yours in word and deed,
The WORD SPY
Friday, September 7, 2012
After midnight... from Sophie
Dear Word Spy,
My name is Sophie. I am 11 and I live in Perth, Australia. I have read
all of the Word Spy books and am obsessed with words.
My sister, whose
name is Miranda, had a test the other day. She asked what
onomatopoeia was. She came home that day looking
more than confused. Once she had told me that she had no idea what
onomatopoeia was I came to the rescue and immediately told her the
Later on she asked me how I knew and I told her the Word Spy told
me. She is now reading the books too I'm sure
in no time she will be as obsessed as me.
I think that the way you
wrote the books made it so fun and enjoyable to read. It also made me
feel like a real spy sneaking around and finding clues, when I was
really just sitting in my lounge room reading a book.
I love to use obsolete words in sentences and use words that I have
come up with like ultradern meaning just after midnight when everybody
Unfortunately I have to go now.
I couldn't be happier to hear about you and your sister's adventures with the Word Spy - I am so glad the book was helpful to her test. And I love the thought of you sitting in your lounge room having secret spying missions... I think the word ultradern is truly MAGNIFICENT (and a very good time of night for a word spy.) I hope you will put it in a few stories so that other people start using it as well. I definitely will - if you don't mind?