Founded in 1994 by Anu Garg, while a graduate student in computer science, A.Word.A.Day (AWAD) is a daily electronic publication from the wordserver at Wordsmith.Org. AWAD includes a vocabulary word, its definition, pronunciation information with audio clip, etymology, usage example, quotation, and other interesting tidbits about words to subscribers every day. You can think of it as a word trek where we explore strange new words. Words are usually selected around a theme every week. At last check, more than 900,000 people in at least 200 countries receive AWAD daily. There is no charge to sign up for AWAD.