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  • The monkeys got captionym in only a few minutes; a long way from all of Shakespeare's works, granted, but still impressive!

    reesetee: you know about right-click 'inspect element', right?

    March 6, 2010

  • What URL? I don't see one 'til I click it! :-)

    November 15, 2007

  • As a rule of thumb, I never click links that have "myspace" in the URL. :-P

    November 15, 2007

  • Actually, I believe it refers to captioning for hearing-impaired nyms.

    John, what have you done? That Bat McGrath link gave me the Red Screen of Death!

    Serves me right for wordieing at work. :-P

    November 15, 2007

  • Yeah, and it's something else entirely when you're talking about gunmen of the old West.

    (Am I the only person who remembers that Bugs Bunny cartoon in which "Bat Masterson" was actually a head with bat wings on it, floating six feet above the floor?)

    (P.S. I want it known to wordieternity that this word was an orphan until I took it under my bat-wing.)

    November 15, 2007

  • ha! a wordie jinx: two wordies typing similar comments in synchronicity.

    November 15, 2007

  • or...

    a word that has a different meaning when used as a caption. For example, a "bat" is a flying nocturnal mammal, or to hit with a stick. But it means something else entirely when captioning a picture of country music has-been Bat McGrath

    November 15, 2007

  • Maybe it's more like... different captions for the same image. Alternatively, different images for the same caption.

    November 15, 2007

  • Words that have different meanings depending on capitalization; for example, polish and Polish.

    Edit: Had I been a typie, I would have keyed this in as capitonym, which was my intent. But this seems to have taken on a life of its own.

    November 15, 2007