November 10, 2002
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What do moedy, cruxtaposition, daugahyde and posolutely have in common? Don't bother looking up at dictionary.com, Merriam-Webster OnLine or britannica.com. All these words are newly made up words and only the pseudodictionary knows them. Don't know what NSFW means? Want to submit a new word creation of yours? You have no clue and want to brush up your vocabulary? Try the randomerizor and get smart!
posted by ugly_n_sticky (21 comments total)


 
I love their slogans:
"pseudctionary was shown to increase the IQ's of 34% of the "lab rats in the countrol group"
"pseudodictionary hopes you use your increased knowledge for the forces of good"
"pseudodictionary, a drink for all ages"
"when mother asks, pseudodictionary did not teach you these words"
"4 out 5 dentists recommend pseudodictionary for all your street-cred needs"
posted by ugly_n_sticky at 9:19 AM on November 10, 2002


Pseudictionary is great fun. My best submission so far was droddle.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 9:23 AM on November 10, 2002


Your cromulent link has embiggened us all.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 9:24 AM on November 10, 2002


I have a pretty good submission: dicknotized.
posted by oflinkey at 9:31 AM on November 10, 2002


One word that I was surprised to find missing: sniglets.
posted by samuelad at 9:46 AM on November 10, 2002


Sniglets??? That's nearly 20 years old - get with the times, samuelad! ;-)

I'm proud to say that my submission of over one year ago, coddiwomple, was added to the pseudodictionary.
posted by davidmsc at 10:47 AM on November 10, 2002


Too bad there's zero peer review. Check out the explanation for "411"

411 - Police code for "here's what's happening?" Used to give people a rundown on the events that have transpired recently. Catching people up to date.

ex. Hey, here's the 411 on me. Recently I.... OR Would you please give me the 411 on this?


Police code? Don't these people ever use a phone?

There are others just as bad. Nice idea, but too easy to spoof. Maybe me-fites should see about adding totally fictafake words, and invent our own mefi-speak.
posted by Ayn Marx at 10:48 AM on November 10, 2002


i was surprised to find that words have been removed. one of my favorites was farticles, as in "i was trapped in the room with his farticles, I could almost feel them clinging to my skin, clogging my throat." i guess there's just no accounting for taste.
posted by quonsar at 10:55 AM on November 10, 2002


Too bad there's zero peer review.

and then

i was surprised to find that words have been removed.

Well, you can't please everyone, I suppose. I'm in favor of more peer review -- there are too many real words in this fake dictionary.
posted by jjg at 11:16 AM on November 10, 2002


Too much goofiness, but I love metatate.
posted by banjotwang at 12:09 PM on November 10, 2002


Also ref "the people's dictionary" at NewWords.com
posted by Su at 1:08 PM on November 10, 2002


I think pseudodictionary is too cutesy -- too many people just submit stupid words that they use with their friends as "in jokes."

I prefer wordspy.
posted by monkey.pie.baker at 2:23 PM on November 10, 2002


goddamnit, the correct term is not NSFW. the correct term is NWS.

thanks.
posted by jcterminal at 3:02 PM on November 10, 2002


[re "the 411"] Police code? Don't these people ever use a phone?

411 is only a code for directory assistance in some parts of the country. In Detroit, for example, one has to dial 1-313-555-1212 for directory assistance. Yes, I do believe that you actually have to dial all eleven digits these days now that they have several area codes in the Detroit metro area.
posted by kindall at 3:33 PM on November 10, 2002


Every time I see "NSFW," I read it as NXNW. (North by Northwest.)

I'm not sure why.
posted by Yelling At Nothing at 3:36 PM on November 10, 2002


i've had some fun with this before: jujifruitfulness, starbucksian, and orgeo. However, i haven't gotten around to entering Essoterrorism (the creation of terror in the masses through abstract expression or action).
posted by NGnerd at 5:46 PM on November 10, 2002


I just submitted "chronocide," which is killing time, especially time spent idle waiting for someone else or something you need to begin a task.
posted by kindall at 7:06 PM on November 10, 2002


To anagrammatize is chronocidal ;-)
posted by taratan at 3:30 AM on November 11, 2002


goddamnit, the correct term is not NSFW. the correct term is NWS.

Since when? I've seen primarily NSFW for the last four or five years.
posted by oissubke at 7:04 AM on November 11, 2002


411 is only a code for directory assistance in some parts of the country.

1-411, was what you had to dial, in Dallas, Tx, until recent.
posted by thomcatspike at 7:46 AM on November 11, 2002


does anybody know how they get that sliding light-green rectangle in the "a b c..." menu in the header?
posted by signal at 2:46 PM on November 11, 2002


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