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April 4, 2007 7:41 AM   Subscribe

Got Playdar? Have you been seagulled lately? Find some great new words to insert into your work, family and friendly conversation. Have you seen that new bitcom?
posted by parmanparman (23 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
Somehow I'm reminded of "Here come the Zippies". Now if I could only find a picture of the cover...
posted by the dief at 7:45 AM on April 4, 2007


Not to parrot the dief, but...

This post reminds me of one of my favourite things: Balderdash & Piffle.
posted by chuckdarwin at 7:47 AM on April 4, 2007


"Playdar" should come in handy next time I time travel to 1974. And am a swinger.

"Bitcom" is pretty good, though it's a little overly specific. Are online videos, even online comedy videos neatly separated into sitcom-style and non-?
posted by DU at 7:51 AM on April 4, 2007


If you prefer a dictionary of made-up words with more user input, try urban dictionary.
posted by CrunchyFrog at 8:01 AM on April 4, 2007


the dief is one hell of a cool username. And from a Yank, no less!
posted by Turtles all the way down at 8:17 AM on April 4, 2007


Previously: Double-Tongued, WordSpy.
posted by languagehat at 8:17 AM on April 4, 2007


Double Tongued Word Wrester is a great, regular read. I wouldn't believe it hadn't been posted before if a search didn't confirm it.
posted by cortex at 8:19 AM on April 4, 2007


Oh hell. Turns out we've never had a link to doubletounged before. Odd, that.

A couple other references here and here.
posted by cortex at 8:20 AM on April 4, 2007


I was seagulled once. At Sea World when I was ten. The bastard got my ice cream cone and whacked me in the head with his wing. In short, I disagree with the definition. They can be alarmingly aggressive sometimes...
posted by sarahmelah at 8:25 AM on April 4, 2007


Thanks, TATWD!
posted by the dief at 8:28 AM on April 4, 2007


It's difficult to keep pace.
Is it genarian lag, or does Moore's law apply to neologisms?
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 8:29 AM on April 4, 2007


The number of transistors per circuit board doubles every 24 coinings?
posted by cortex at 8:30 AM on April 4, 2007


I was seagulled at Sea World when I was ten as well. My brother got to sit on Shamu, and I got shat upon by a bird.
posted by solipsophistocracy at 8:35 AM on April 4, 2007


Cortex, I did my research after Jess deleted one of my posts last week.
posted by parmanparman at 8:38 AM on April 4, 2007


She is a harsh mistress.
posted by cortex at 9:01 AM on April 4, 2007


Cortex, I did my research after Jess deleted one of my posts last week.

And yet you missed the previous posts I cited? All I did was hit New Post and enter the URLs, and they came right up.
posted by languagehat at 9:02 AM on April 4, 2007


I entered the URL in the new post and nothing came up at all. I did a search and the 2004 link did not appear. Maybe a bug?
posted by parmanparman at 9:18 AM on April 4, 2007


Thanks for the link, but it is a double-post, as Language Hat points out, which means it should be killed.

Before that happens: seagull as a verb isn't really transitive. You don't "seagull someone" or "seagull yourself."

Neologisms do not follow Moore's law. They have always been abundant. We merely pay more attention now.

If it makes you feel any better, it's not that you're a genarian that makes so many of the terms in these dictionaries seem new. It's that most words are new to most people most of the time. I can't keep up and I do it for a living.
posted by Mo Nickels at 9:35 AM on April 4, 2007 [1 favorite]


parmanparman, it helps a lot to test for double action by using just the base URL of the linked site—in this case, http://www.doubletongue.org/ in the URL: field turns up the various cites that have been mentioned; likewise for http://www.wordspy.com/. A little more work, but it provides better insurance.
posted by cortex at 9:36 AM on April 4, 2007


poopy poop.
posted by mrgrimm at 9:38 AM on April 4, 2007


I'll be more vigilant next time, thanks Cortex.
posted by parmanparman at 9:49 AM on April 4, 2007


My favourite from Double-Tongued is:
dinosaur wine: n. petroleum or its derivatives.

I seem to have been on their mailing list for nearly two years.
posted by imperium at 1:02 PM on April 4, 2007


I like the definition of a "seagull manager" myself - flies in, makes a lot of noise, craps all over everything, leaves.
posted by anthill at 3:14 PM on April 4, 2007 [1 favorite]


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