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  • variously "good juju" or "bad juju"; cf. mojo.

    October 19, 2008

  • for tornado

    March 15, 2008

  • A fall in value in assets in a hedge fund provokes a margin call, forcing the fund to sell assets to bring leverage back to its initial level. However, the lender now imposes a higher margin, or "haircut", as the assets are now riskier. This in turn forces further borrowing and further sales.

    March 10, 2008

  • compare disarmed, disarming

    March 10, 2008

  • from digital-text mailing list:

    Klaus Graf recently used a new but potentially very useful word, probably by mistake, "proffread". I am going to use this word to mean "reading by academics". Perhaps I should issue a version of each of my books, full of mistakes, specially for proffreaders, to keep them happy.

    December 17, 2007

  • "So we have another Djangonaut in Prague that is travelling around

    Europe and asked if he could meetup with other Django users "

    http://groups.google.com/group/django-cs/browse_thread/thread/82b761c13d17dab

    December 4, 2007

  • Granbury, Texas, Isn't a Rural Town: It's a 'Micropolis' Census Bureau Adopts Term For Main Street America, And Marketers Take Note Beans, Ribs and Starbucks

    WSJ 2004

    December 3, 2007

  • Steven Goldstein, formerly nsf Program Officer for International Networking, was the primary nsf contact for nordunet for many years. In his view, nordunet in the early 1990s was clearly

    distinguished from other European networks: “nordunet seemed to be the only networking organization in Europe that understood the real world. The rest of Europe at the time was mired in

    omphaloskeptic network protocol politics over the osi suite, ptt monopolistic intransigence, and hierarchic government sponsor control. I can recall one nordunet meeting in Helsinki where one

    of the speakers kept referring to ‘nordunet and Europe’ – down there, pointing as if there were a map on the whiteboard – as if they were very separate and distinct entities.�?

    The History of Nordunet.

    November 30, 2007

  • http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071118/ap_on_sp_co_ne/fbc_michigan_carr

    "carr out as michigan coach"

    November 19, 2007

  • My son Saul says: "This is making me hungry".

    November 18, 2007

  • ice sculpture with a channel carved for pouring alcohol through it to make it very, very cold.

    November 10, 2007

  • In Soviet Russia, the roflcopter laughs at you.

    November 10, 2007

  • you're going to the top floor of the chemistry building to make some quiet phone calls?

    November 6, 2007

  • The Coevolution of Parochial Altruism and War , Science

    Excerpts: Altruism - benefiting fellow group members at a cost to oneself

    - and parochialism - hostility toward individuals not of one's own ethnic,

    racial, or other group - are common human behaviors. The intersection of

    the two - which we term "parochial altruism" - is puzzling from an

    evolutionary perspective because altruistic or parochial behavior reduces

    one's payoffs by comparison to what one would gain by eschewing these

    behaviors. But parochial altruism could have evolved if parochialism

    promoted intergroup hostilities and the combination of altruism and

    parochialism contributed to success in these conflicts.

    * 35 The Coevolution of Parochial Altruism and War, Jung-Kyoo Choi ,

    Samuel Bowles, 07/10/26, Science : 636-640.

    November 6, 2007

  • not in the big character set!

    in the little character set it's �?�

    the name is floral heart

    November 2, 2007

  • is that this?

    floral heart �?�

    November 2, 2007

  • When referring to URLs, 'cruft' is the parts which are only relevant or meaningful to the people who created the site, such as implementation details of the computer system which serves the page. Examples of URL cruft include file extensions such as .php or .html, and internal organisational details such as /public/ or /~users/john/work/drafts/ (see also Clean URLs).

    November 1, 2007

  • see also crufty

    November 1, 2007

  • For cruftless permalinks, you must use mod_rewrite, and IIS (common on Windows servers) does not support mod_rewrite. If you are using Apache 2.0.54, on Windows, mod_rewrite may work (provided it is enabled in apache\conf\httpd.conf).

    November 1, 2007

  • see towers open fire

    November 1, 2007

  • Directed by Michael Winterbottom (24 Hour Party People), this science-fiction thriller presents the story of a doomed love affair set in the near future. Here, privileged classes live and work inside cities; while non-citizens are left to eek out a miserable existence outside the city walls in vast deserts. No one may leave their designated zones without special visas known as “papeles.�? William Geld (played by Tim Robbins) is a Seattle investigator sent to Shanghai to ferret out the culprit responsible for producing fraudulent papels. During his investigation, William meets Maria Gonzalez (played by Samantha Morton), a woman with whom he has a passionate affair that leads him to break one of the society’s most severe laws – Code 46. 93 Minutes

    October 31, 2007

  • Did you catch that? Listen closely - First she says twopointopians are “cultists who don’t like disagreement�? and then, when I disagree with her, she changes tactics and says “the twopointopians don’t like it her blog post because it’s critical.�?

    (David King)

    October 30, 2007

  • In the final Greatwinter book the emerging technology is zapped by Mirrorsun, EMP-style. This forces fallback to the old human powered/slave conscript calculors full of scientists and mathematicians.

    October 30, 2007

  • from sopapillas

    October 30, 2007

  • not barcamp

    October 28, 2007

  • Langstroth's crucial insight -- "I could scarcely refrain from shouting 'Eureka!' in the open streets," he wrote of the moment of revelation -- was the concept of "bee space." He realized that while honeybees will seal up passageways that are either too large or too small, they will leave open passages that are just the right size to allow a bee to pass through comfortably. Langstroth determined that if frames were placed at this "bee-space" interval of three-eighths of an inch, bees would build honeycomb that could be lifted from the hive, rather than, as was the practice up to that point, sliced or hacked out of it.

    (via Jason Kottke)

    October 27, 2007

  • flash mob + conference

    October 27, 2007

  • I was looking at the Urban Dictionary and found a great word that communicates what many young people are experiencing. Many people in today’s culture have long distance friendships through the internet. The word that is being used for this is “dotcomrade.�? It means to have an acquaintance or someone that you chat with but have never actually met. Basically digital friendships! So who’s your dotcomrade?

    October 26, 2007

  • As one gamer told a Stanford University researcher, in “real life ... we have little reliance on others and individuals are rarely thrown into life-or-death situations.�? These games attempt to simulate those missed experiences which require mutual trust for survival. In real life, we may not have comrades-in-arms, but online we can have “dotcomrades�?—friends to whom we pledge our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor (virtually, that is).

    October 26, 2007

  • No word on which hedgetards are involved but again let me say: Faceberg, you are some kind of wonderful. I mean it. Wow. Much love. (Fake Steve Jobs commenting on the Facebook deals of the day.)

    October 25, 2007

  • Wow. Another new term: Placelessness = designing applications without knowing the physical context of the users. (Dan Brown, twitter)

    October 25, 2007

  • The future is here! I think I have to cold reboot the toaster because the software reset isn't working. (Mike Kuniavsky, twitter)

    October 25, 2007

  • as noted by Nicole Burguess on Urban Dictionary.

    October 25, 2007

  • "Litost is an untranslatable Czech word. Its first syllable, which is long and stressed, sounds like the wail of an abandoned dog. As for the meaning of this word, I have looked in vain in other languages for an equivalent, though I find it difficult to imagine how anyone can understand the human soul without it."

    - Milan Kundera, The Book Of Laughter And Forgetting

    October 24, 2007

  • The identical amoebas within this pseudoplasmodium – or slug – begin to differentiate and take on specialized roles.

    http://www.damninteresting.com/?p=901

    October 24, 2007

  • from wm gibson spook country.

    see also locative, neogeography

    October 24, 2007

  • Biogeographer and remote sensing specialist Stephen Yool runs the Pyrogeography Research Laboratory (PRL). The PRL specializes in the biogeography of wildfire - pyrogeography, to coin a term.

    October 23, 2007

  • Pyrography is the art of decorating wood or other materials with burn marks resulting from the controlled application of a heated object. (wikipedia)

    October 23, 2007

  • Steady at number 2 is Social Shaping, although not a new term by any means it crops up a lot in papers and grant applications at the moment. In short the term can be linked back to MacKenzie and Wajcman's 1985 publication 'The Social Shaping of Technology' where they state that the characteristics of a society play a major part in deciding which technologies are adopted.

    October 22, 2007

  • see citation at robodonut.

    October 22, 2007

  • "punk rock robodoughnuts in the market!!!! they double bag them 'cause the grease will eat through just one bag. delicious"

    October 22, 2007

  • Chris Smither's song "Winsome Smile", last stanza:

    Time will wound all heels

    And it ain’t pretty

    With any luck at all

    She’ll find some dope that you can pity

    Your loss is measured in illusions

    And your gain is all in bittersweet intelligence

    And your winsome smile will lose some of its innocence

    Your winsome smile

    Your winsome smile will lose some of its innocence

    October 22, 2007

  • ah, sorry - should have footnoted my comment @chained_bear - that was a quote from the Cook's Thesaurus.

    October 22, 2007

  • Half the excitement about the online steampunk revival seems to source from the fact that it's only been done once before. That's what it comes to, in the anachronesis condition: it's exciting because it's only a bit old.

    Warren Ellis,

    http://suicidegirls.com/news/culture/22516/

    October 22, 2007

  • Partly that, maybe? Partly because we're in Reynolds' "anachronesis" -- living in a time of constant, delusional recursion, in a limbo of a dozen different pasts. Re-enactment, like living as a medieval soldier for a never-ending Renaissance Faire. Being Lenny Kravitz. Being the White Stripes. Record collection bands. People who like Amy Winehouse.

    http://suicidegirls.com/news/culture/22516/

    October 22, 2007

  • Am Markt gibt es viele sogenannte "Freundesnetzwerke", gegen die sich mapmyriends behaupten möchte. Einen wichtigen Beitrag soll dazu die Integration von Google Maps beitragen. Jeder Nutzer hat die Möglichkeit, seinen aktuellen geographischen Standort (sein Wohnort, sein Urlaubsdomizil, ...) als Adresse bei mapmyfriends zu hinterlegen.

    (openpr)

    see social network, social graph

    October 22, 2007

  • "Vaguery is the primary tool of songwriters," Frey said. " 'I've seen fire and I've seen rain.' What the hell does that mean? But it works, it means whatever the listener wants it to mean."

    http://www.eaglesfans.com/info/birdwatching.htm

    October 22, 2007

  • On December 18th ,1999, residents of the Letcher County community of Blackey brought over 100 family photographs for scanning to the C.B. Caudill Store and History Center on Route 7 in Blackey for the first Appalachian Program Scanning Bee. Participants received color prints and enlargements of their images for a nominal fee, and the History Center and the Appalachian Archive kept digital copies of the images for their own collections. The event in Blackey was co-sponsored by the SKCTC Appalachian Program, the C.B. Caudill Store and History Center, and Appalshop.

    http://www.secc.kctcs.edu/AppalachianCenter/Program/Public.htm#scanbees

    October 20, 2007

  • mysticbob. @vaguery what a coincedental word. i'm enspiming things for a client right now. parking that word firmly my the lexicon (via twitter)

    October 20, 2007

  • Brighton firm using RFID to track Hawaiian produce

    Posted on 10/15/2007 9:44:13 AM

    Brighton-based Lowry Computer Products Monday announced that it will design and implement a passive radio frequency identification food traceability system for the Hawaii Department of Agriculture.

    Lowry will use iMotion sensor-based technology from Richardson, Texas-based GlobeRanger and hardware from Motorola Inc. into what it describes as a total "farm to fork" fresh harvest system for Hawaii.

    --

    Great Lakes IT Report

    http://www.glitr.com/Article.asp?id=494383&spid=

    October 20, 2007

  • strozzapreti = strozzapretti Pronunciation: stroh-tzuh-PRAY-tee

    Notes: The name means "priest strangler" in Italian, and it refers to a pasta shape that resembles a rolled towel. Substitutes: gemelli OR penne OR casareccie OR fusilli

    from: http://www.foodsubs.com/PastaShapes.html

    October 19, 2007

  • Take away the important parts. (Oblique Strategies)

    October 19, 2007

  • see mondegreen, I hope.

    October 19, 2007

  • I love my kids mondegreens. Kaya this morning - “dad, we have to take this library book back today or it will be over dude�? - twitter via David Lee King

    http://www.davidleeking.com/2007/10/10/tracking-words-with-twitter/

    October 19, 2007

  • Make an exhaustive list of everything you might do and do the last thing on the list

    from Oblique Strategies, Brian Eno

    October 19, 2007

  • you cataracts and hurricanoes, spout till you have drench'd our steeples, drowned the cocks!

    October 19, 2007

  • Discovered Herbert Simon's "satisfice" term for "good enough" info. Yikes! I'm just 50 yrs behind the times!

    David Weinberger, twitter

    October 18, 2007

  • The advance patrol of the 76 million baby boom generation reaches age 65 in the year 2011. Catastropharian pundits and forecasters are already warning about a 'demographic time bomb' and a potential doubling of our tax burden to care for them. In early September, 2004, Alan Greenspan joined the doomsday chorus, urging cutbacks in funding for seniors before the crisis arrives.

    American Thinker, Jeff Goldsmith.

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2005/05/the_albatross_myth_boomers_nee.html

    October 18, 2007

  • Did you know that a young porcupine is called a porcupet? Neither did I! A friend of mine who is a professional wildlife rehabber has an orphaned porcupet. It's already socialized to humans so she is continuing that and he will end up at either a zoo or wildlife center.

    Birdchick blog, http://www.birdchick.com/labels/porcupet.html

    October 18, 2007

  • So don’t dismiss making new words as an a-priori Bad Idea. Give it a shot. Not all your new words will survive, but neither do all your new ideas! If we all try, coining new words could be, for lack of a better word, neologotastic.

    Erin McKean, A Brief Message

    October 18, 2007

  • "What," you say? "How can that be? I already spend all my time on Myfaceborkutspace. My life is there. My friends are there. I lose an hour each time I even log into Myfaceborkutspace. Portals are so Web 1.0. I am all about Web 3.14159265." (Steve Rubel)

    October 18, 2007

  • The next stage is an object that does not exist yet. It needs a noun, so that we can think about it. We can call it a "Spime," which is a neologism for an imaginary object that is still speculative. A Spime also has a kind of person who makes it and uses it, and that kind of person is somebody called a "Wrangler." At the moment, you are end-using Gizmos. My thesis here, my prophesy to you, is that, pretty soon, you will be wrangling Spimes.

    (Bruce Sterling, aka bruce flatware, Siggraph 2004)

    October 18, 2007

  • So what is Vizionary?

    In a nutshell, a modified version of the family favorite "Pictionary". We took the basic premise and tweaked it to be played in a large group environment in a round-robin tournament style.

    from VizThink Toronto 5

    October 18, 2007

  • hm, that first one is supposed to be ① as in circled digit one.

    October 17, 2007

  • ①♨

    October 17, 2007

  • "OK, Pandora needs a "meh" button, too, not just "I don't like it" and "I love it". Maybe that would muddy the waters."

    cindi on twitter

    October 17, 2007

  • see also enspiming

    October 17, 2007

  • via @vaguery

    presumably related to spime, not spotted in the wild yet

    October 17, 2007

  • The study, led by Dr. Lucy Cooke of the department of epidemiology and public health at University College London, was published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in August. Dr. Cooke and others in the field believe it is the first to use a standard scale to investigate the contribution of genetics and environment to childhood neophobia. (NY Times)

    October 17, 2007

  • OpenID, RapLeaf, Amazon S3, Amazon EC2, Undisposable. All of these services have one thing in common - they make web development more granular. By granular, we mean they are making web development componentized and outsourceable. (Read / Write Web)

    (heavy, heavy buzzword action)

    October 17, 2007

  • new term to use, forget "managing up" it's now called "Relegation"

    Jeremiah Owyang via Twitter

    October 17, 2007

  • I get all my books from Amazon now. I don't have to remember how the duedecimal system works, and I get free shipping. (some random blog commenter).

    (for dewey decimal system)

    October 16, 2007

  • In fact, if you’re a regular Springwise reader, you already know that we live in a world of absolute INNOVATION OVERLOAD: clever entrepreneurs, inventors, and marketers from all over are coming up with so many innovative ideas, that even innovation blogs have a hard time keeping track. (Trendwatching)

    Phrase via Jenny Levine via Twitter.

    October 16, 2007

  • The blue lights of an ambulance and a police car, which were featured in the homeless-people scene, pulsed in the darkness. Simon stood in the middle of it all, and crew members ran up to him with the smallest of questions: Do you like the way they’ve laid out the sleeping bags? What about the way the ambo and the squad car are positioned? (The New Yorker)

    October 16, 2007

  • "Alpine harnesses are specifically designed to facilitate dropping the leg loops; work out how you will execute a biobreak or add pant layers while remaining tied in to the rope, one way or another."

    The Mountaineering Handbook, Connally, 2005 via Google Books

    October 14, 2007

  • Hence honesty became a ruling propensity; so that midst the hubbub of the maddest camp-life there was always found enough of righteousness to save the place. Aspersions were freely cast upon the moral and mercantile reputations of Californians from abroad, some of which it must be admitted were true, but many of them wholly unjust.

    Hubert Howe Bancroft, "Essays and Miscellany" 1890, as found in Google Books.

    October 14, 2007

  • Molecular biology (including the publication of the human genome) and the so-called evo-devo paradigm now permit us to establish new and often quite unexpected connections among very different species. (Seed Magazine)

    October 14, 2007

  • I'll definitely be personally following up with the organizers. I'm absolutely against any pitchforking -- and want to make sure that we, as the BarCamp community, can provide an example for how best to deal with issues where use of the BarCamp mark is contested. -- factoryjoe, Digg

    October 14, 2007

  • would that be the stumblesphere?

    October 13, 2007

  • spicy!

    October 12, 2007

  • "Why did I keep going back and why did I give it two stars? As Zelda Gilroy used to say on Dobie Gillis: propinquity. And I like the lighting." (Yelp)

    October 12, 2007

  • Another word we have is pank. It means to pat down something, as, " He panked down the sand around his sand castle." (Dictionary of American Regional English)

    October 12, 2007

  • But the interest in physical books overall seems diminished by the satiation of curiosity by a simple search on the internet, and the distraction of limitless data smog.

    Adam Parfrey, 10 Zen Monkeys

    October 10, 2007

  • Highway 401 in Ontario, Canada runs from Windsor all the way across to the Quebec border and on to Montreal. Since the 1970s, the speed limit has been 100 km/h (about 62 mph), but actual average speeds along long stretches in the rural southwestern part of the province are often considerably higher, leading to the nickname Ontariobahn.

    (Autoblog)

    October 10, 2007

  • LOL, I once talked to some Americans who travelled Highway 401 and were heading back to the US. They were really confused about the speed limits up here. They knew we used km/h up here but on the 401, everybody seemed to be doing 100 mph, not the posted 100km/h. All I could say was "well, it's 100 km/h but it isn't strictly enforced in some places." Welcome to the Ontariobahn.

    (Nissan Forums, 2003)

    October 10, 2007

  • Cummings wrote back in the age of real type, but looked forward to what might be called the sanserification of print: the way our computer versions of type are dropping all the little vestiges of metal fonts — the serifs, or pleasing little curves and points jutting out from a letter in traditional fonts, and, for that matter, the hyphen, the comma, the quotation mark.

    (New York Times)

    October 8, 2007

  • Andre the Giant has a posse.

    Charles Darwin has a posse.

    hypermodernism has a posse - Leslie Harpold.

    October 6, 2007

  • word of the day: quadrigenarian, a person in their 40's (@vaguery, Twitter)

    October 6, 2007

  • Salon, Edward McClelland, 9/28/07:

    I've moved back to Michigan three times since college. My last attempt lasted a year -- until I was laid off. I now live on the North Side of Chicago, which is so crowded with my fellow economic refugees that we call it "Michago."

    October 3, 2007

  • the collective is 'a fixie of hipsters'

    October 3, 2007

  • a fixed wheel bicycle

    also a collective noun: "a fixie of hipsters" (Erika Hall via Jason Kottke)

    October 3, 2007

  • "the appropriate aliquot of love"

    October 2, 2007

  • "the world's saddest michimex burrito" - @bkerr

    September 23, 2007

  • see panopticon, panspectron

    September 17, 2007

  • compare with panspectron

    http://www.firstmonday.org/issues/issue11_7/braman/index.html

    "With the transition from a panopticon to a panspectron environment, the production of open information not only provides support for communities but also contributes to surveillance."

    September 17, 2007

  • "With the transition from a panopticon to a panspectron environment, the production of open information not only provides support for communities but also contributes to surveillance."

    September 17, 2007

  • a friend's comcast problems: "The cable weasels send their youngest subweasel to visit me yesterday"

    August 30, 2007

  • via @bkerr . e.g. vhs, flying asian carp, lampreys, leaky fish tanks

    August 13, 2007

  • from fake steve jobs

    August 8, 2007

  • see also michigander

    e.g. http://michagoose.blogspot.com/search/label/Michigoose

    Speaking of Michigan nicknames, If you live in the upper penninsula you're a "UPer" (pronounced You-per) if you live in the lower penninsula you're a "troll" because you live "Under the bridge". If you are from Indiana, Illinois, or Ohio you're a "flatlander".

    So since I came from one of those states and now live in the lower penninsula and am female, I guess that would make me a "flatlander michagoose troll " plus since I'm a librarian who likes University of Michigan over Notre Dame I'm a wolverine librarian sooooo, that would make me a "flatlander michagoose wolverine librarian troll"

    note variant spellling here; michagoose in the text, michigoose in the tag.

    August 1, 2007

  • see also michigoose

    August 1, 2007

  • http://maproomsystems.org/memoranda/?p=562

    "This word I just made up is correctly pronounced “Mack-in-aw-ro-nis-em�?, lest one wishes to appear a trollish Fudgie in the eyes of many a Yooper."

    August 1, 2007

  • when a lot of puppies are born. (lou and iris)

    July 23, 2007

  • It was another quiet day in the dukey, I mean the deuce. (@ascalon)

    refers to ann arbor, aka a squared, aka ace deuce, aka the deuce.

    July 13, 2007

  • ubi (short form of ubiquitous) + farm; by analogy with ubicomp.

    spotted in the wild at a2b3 today.

    July 12, 2007

  • more from the coworking crew.

    June 6, 2007

  • a variant on coworking and microcoworking.

    intended to mean "i'm working by myself", but @bkerr interpreted it as "i'm hiding out in some corner of the university that no one knows about, working by myself".

    first seen on twitter.

    June 6, 2007

  • a funny word for umbrella, though this Swedish Chef video hints at it also being another name for blunderbuss: http://vielmetti.typepad.com/vacuum/2007/04/definitive_answ.html

    April 28, 2007

  • see also umbrella, bumbershoot

    April 28, 2007

  • coworking

    networking

    notworking

    April 14, 2007

  • what it sounds like when Jonathan says sandwich

    April 14, 2007

  • "For What It's Worth

    I've decided to pronounce the word "weblog" as wee'- blog. Or "blog" for short." April/May 1999.

    http://www.peterme.com/archives/00000205.html

    January 3, 2007

  • pineapple chicken

    December 13, 2006

  • inspired in part by pho

    December 13, 2006

  • to eat your own dogfood is to run production systems on beta code. you find and fix errors faster that way, so the story goes.

    if you're really brave you run on alpha code.

    see also bootstrapping

    December 12, 2006

  • i've heard that word recently in my own office!

    December 12, 2006

  • as used:

    our level of achievement is holding us back.

    December 11, 2006

  • they don't use email, they use IM

    December 11, 2006

  • one person telling a story refers to "black farmers". a second person commenting on that story in the same room says "african-american farmers". very relevant in context.

    December 11, 2006

  • the "someone else" I referred to was in a meeting, not someone else on Wordie.

    December 11, 2006

  • i wish i had a library as nice as my golf course

    December 11, 2006

  • pushing a product = marketing

    December 11, 2006

  • you can't even bring in a cup of coffee

    December 11, 2006

  • intellectual freedom and privacy

    December 11, 2006

  • reservoir of goodwill and affection

    December 11, 2006

  • the public library as a place of

    December 11, 2006

  • someone else said african-american farmers

    December 11, 2006

  • someone else said black farmers

    December 11, 2006

  • sometimes kernel as in corn, other times kernel as in Linux.

    December 10, 2006

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  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJ0BtSLD3sc

    December 10, 2006

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  • agricultural college, e.g. michigan state university

    December 10, 2006

  • milk

    December 10, 2006

  • kids book

    December 10, 2006

  • in the classic book "click clack moo: cows that type".

    December 10, 2006

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  • The first wordie list to come out of an event, especially a Web 2.0 event.

    See also firstflickr.

    December 10, 2006

  • one person picks a list name, then you take turns naming things in that list until someone can't name anything. look up pronounciation and spelling for any word you don't know.

    December 10, 2006

  • Just got done playing the game of wordie with my first grader. Here's the rules.

    Player one picks a category. Player two responds with a word in the category, and then they alternate until someone can't come up with a word. You look up any words you don't know in the dictionary, and you check for spelling if there's any questions.

    This game can be played in the bathtub with no pencil and no paper, but it's fun to do with two people sitting next to a computer with one typing quickly. I will just bet it would be a good wordie + Jabber game.

    December 10, 2006

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  • Old English wordhoard.

    December 9, 2006

  • Him se yldesta andswarode,

    werodes wisa, wordhord onleac

    "That noblest of men answered him; the leader of the warrior band unlocked his wordhoard." (Beowulf)

    December 9, 2006

  • See also wordy. A web site for making lists of words; also, perhaps, someone who uses a lot of words. Ref wordhoard

    .

    December 9, 2006

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  • Thank you for your comment on scanning bee. I just added it to my list of bees.

    March 5, 2013

  • hi nice lists.

    November 1, 2010

  • I saw your citation for winsome from the Chris Smither song. I love that song. Nice reference.

    October 22, 2007

  • Are you, perhaps, teaching in China or Korea?

    February 9, 2007

  • So I see a reference to wordie on a Lockergnome list I subscribe to, and it says to see edwardvielmetti's list as a good example of what's out there. Hmm, I know an edward vielmetti, think I, so over I come to see yooper, which cinches it.

    Nice list of words, indeed. Good to hear (and see) you again.

    Your old chess playing pal,

    Pat Clancey

    January 10, 2007