atourgates has looked up 92 words, created 8 lists, listed 166 words, written 17 comments, added 50 tags, and loved 3 words.

Comments by atourgates

  • So, you're trying to name a company that's out to save energy / the planet? Tough luck, so is everybody else.

    Here's a list of words that might help as you try and birth a brand.

    July 17, 2012

  • So - what's the consensus on this word? Annoying business-speak or a useful addition to the language?

    At work I'll occasionally throw it into an estimate to describe a specific bit of the creative process. Should I keep it, or throw it in the same pile as "Synergize" and "Impactful"?

    April 28, 2010

  • Nice list - just helped me on a project. Thanks!

    October 6, 2009

  • So true.

    January 29, 2009

  • After all, a man's home is his castle.

    November 22, 2008

  • Refreshing, and deadly.

    November 22, 2008

  • Merci Beaucoup. I'd like to claim creativity, but I'm afraid they're all work related. I imagine that Wordie has the potential to become the ultimate resource or copywriters, so I thought I'd start contributing lists which further that goal.

    November 21, 2008

  • And here I thought you'd just misspelled firm.

    Could anyone disprove me if I claimed it was an alternate name for buttercup?

    November 14, 2008

  • It was a failed attempt to find a way to describe fake leather that didn't sound cheap. Vegan leather's really the best, but hard to use honestly in the description of a product that uses a combination of fake and real leather. BMW uses leatherette in their product descriptions, and the fashion world seems to prefer faux leather. I ended up going with faux, but I still have the feeling that there's a better word out there.

    November 14, 2008

  • Some of these are general descriptions, others refer to brand names. C'est la vie.

    November 14, 2008

  • I feel better already.

    November 14, 2008

  • I also came across: "buffet of practicality."

    November 8, 2008

  • As I was browsing furniture websites to create this list, I came across the phrase, "Outdoor furniture becomes elegant, with the energy of the lotus flower and the waterlily."

    November 8, 2008

  • I reject your condemnation and demand condemnation + renouncement.

    October 30, 2008

  • How about, "can I have some more smör on my s'more?"

    October 29, 2008

  • After learning about synecdoche in a literature class, I was so proud of my elitism in understanding it. Now, Kaufman's ruined everything.

    October 29, 2008

  • It's a work thing, not a fetish, I swear.

    October 25, 2008

  • When flowers remind me of sex, I blame Georgia O'Keeffe.

    October 21, 2008

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  • Welcome, Atourgates, and beware: Wordie also has the potential to become the ultimate time-suck. And what a way to go. :-)

    November 21, 2008

  • Merci Beaucoup. I'd like to claim creativity, but I'm afraid they're all work related. I imagine that Wordie has the potential to become the ultimate resource or copywriters, so I thought I'd start contributing lists which further that goal.

    November 21, 2008

  • I like your first 3 lists. All of them are very unusual.

    November 17, 2008