As we spend the next month going to parties, shopping and overeating, take a few moments to go here. It's an insanely clever site where you play a word game and donate rice to the UN World Food Program. What could be more justifying to an English major? Finally we get a chance to show that insouciant wordsmithery can save the world. The higher your score, the more rice is donated. Yes, there are sponsor ads on the page, but their hearts are in the right place. Plus you get impressive words to use at your fancy parties.
Tip of the hat to Bethany at The "Blog" of "Unnecessary" Quotations.