Welcome to my friends of OWAD

OWAD is made possible by the generosity of readers like yourself who enjoy my daily word quiz and are prepared to actively support my service.

Your contribution will go towards meeting the running costs of site hosting, maintenance, programming, and emailing, as well as the development of new features

Click here to see options for supporting OWAD!


“Building new worlds, one word at a time”



Educated British and American speakers will often confuse foreign speakers with complex language and cultural references. OWAD builds your English wordpower in a fast and entertaining way.

A daily word-quiz tests recognition of high-level vocabulary and provides etymological and usage hints to help you remember and use new phrases in everyday life.

An easy-review feature lets you refresh and consolidate your memory by recently learnt items.


NEW WORDS are continuingly entering English to describe social, political, technical, and business developments, other useful phrases will enhance your messages with COLOUR and EMOTION.

Many English words and phrases are already well known to most German speakers, so I’m scanning TV and film, press and social media for new additions to the language, or useful IDIOMS and METAPHORS.

OWAD readers also send me interesting word suggestions, some even with false definitions for the daily quiz


“Keep it simple” is sound advice with weaker speakers, but if you are engaging with the UK or US you’ll need to both understand and push-back with subtlety SUBTLETY and POLITENESS.


Sometimes we win, sometimes we learn!” is a great credo for fearless guessing. With OWAD’s daily quiz, I try really hard to trick you. You’ll either have the satisfaction of a correct guess, or the learning effect of a wrong one. Peek at the OWAD site each day to see how many readers I managed to trick.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which payment methods are supported ?

Currently we support credit card as well as PayPal payments.

What is my support used for ?

Your support goes toward keeping OWAD running on a day to day basis. It also enables new features to become part of the OWAD experience.

How long is the support for ?

For as long as you want. We will book the amount every month until you decide to cancel.

How do I change my level of support ?

In order to change your level of subscription simply cancel the current subscription here and subsequently choose a new level of support here

Do I recive an invoice for my support ?

You will automatically be sent an invoice every month for as long as you support OWAD. If you need adjustments to your invoice, please contact support@owad.de or fill out this form:

Go to Support Form
How do I cancel my support ?

If you choose to cancel your support for OWAD you can do this at any time under this link

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