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atourgates commented on the list so-you-want-to-save-some-energy
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
atourgates commented on the word concepting
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
atourgates commented on the list animal-collectives
Nice list - just helped me on a project. Thanks!
October 6, 2009
atourgates commented on the list happy-therapy
January 29, 2009
atourgates commented on the word home despot
After all, a man's home is his castle.
November 22, 2008
atourgates commented on the word cokebola
Refreshing, and deadly.
atourgates commented on the user atourgates
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
atourgates commented on the word suncup
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
atourgates commented on the list faux-leather
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.
Some of these are general descriptions, others refer to brand names. C'est la vie.
atourgates commented on the list what-a-concept
I feel better already.
atourgates commented on the list words-that-positively-describe-furniture
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."
atourgates commented on the word marathon of phony umbrage taking
I reject your condemnation and demand condemnation + renouncement.
October 30, 2008
atourgates commented on the word smur
How about, "can I have some more smör on my s'more?"
October 29, 2008
atourgates commented on the word synecdoche
After learning about synecdoche in a literature class, I was so proud of my elitism in understanding it. Now, Kaufman's ruined everything.
atourgates commented on the list names-used-to-describe-designer-bags
It's a work thing, not a fetish, I swear.
October 25, 2008
atourgates commented on the list words-that-are-sexy-to-my-ears
When flowers remind me of sex, I blame Georgia O'Keeffe.
October 21, 2008
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reesetee commented on the user atourgates
Welcome, Atourgates, and beware: Wordie also has the potential to become the ultimate time-suck. And what a way to go. :-)
Prolagus commented on the user atourgates
I like your first 3 lists. All of them are very unusual.
November 17, 2008
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