au·gust /ɔˈgʌst/ [aw-guhst]
1. inspiring reverence or admiration; of supreme dignity or grandeur; majestic: an august performance of a religious drama.
2. venerable; eminent: an august personage.
[Origin: 1655–65; < L augustus sacred, grand, akin to augére to increase. See eke]
Not that I am any of these things, of course, but being in the month of August means that BBC Radio 4 have given me the honour (spelled with a “u”) of allowing me to waffle on about my favourite (spelled with a “u”) websites. My bit is about ten minutes in, but the entire show is worth a listen.
Click to play the programme, or download the iPM podcast here from the BBC. It will be available for the next week or so.
Here’s the unedited section, stolen from here.