At a loss for the right word?
August 31, 2001 6:52 PM   Subscribe

At a loss for the right word? This is an artful way to find another way to say what you mean.
posted by hockeyman (18 comments total)
 
words fail me.
posted by kant breathe at 6:58 PM on August 31, 2001


Fail: neglect, betray, go wrong, miscarry...
posted by hockeyman at 7:03 PM on August 31, 2001


words miscarry me
posted by mathowie at 7:10 PM on August 31, 2001


Does anyone really need this garbage? Personally I am pretty mad at the link poster for not warning me that the following would the biggest waste of time! Seriously, all I have to do is type in m-w.com and I've everything I need. Sorry but that Plump Design plump design (not a typo) really made me.......er.........mad.........uhhhh hold on...........ok I've got it........made me angry. That's it angry.
posted by HoldenCaulfield at 7:18 PM on August 31, 2001


try this as well . . .

i love sites like this. i'm such a word whore.
posted by hipstertrash at 7:18 PM on August 31, 2001


Oh I love these kind of links. Thank you, hockeyman.
posted by bjgeiger at 7:33 PM on August 31, 2001


wow. my partner thought it would make a cool basis for a public art installation. that one goes on the permanent bookmark list!
posted by epersonae at 7:54 PM on August 31, 2001


Oh I love these kind of links. Thank you, hockeyman.

Credit goes to my wife for finding the site.
posted by hockeyman at 7:57 PM on August 31, 2001


The Brain is software that let's you create 3D maps similar to the thesaurus (except it doesn't wiggle like that). I have found it useful for organizing thoughts in non-hierarchical ways.
posted by muckster at 8:18 PM on August 31, 2001


For real stream-of-consciousness fun, try setting the applet control for "Auto-navigate."
posted by rschram at 8:24 PM on August 31, 2001


I used to have a dot-com client who called me in when it came time to redesign their corporate site. They thought the one they had was "too much like a PowerPoint presentation" and decided they wanted their site to be like the Visual Thesaurus.

Them: "We want visitors to feel like they are walking though the information about our company, exploring it as it unfolds before them. Each user's experience should be unique."

Me: "So you want to build a site that takes forever to download, crashes lots of people's browsers, and is purposefully organized so that visitors are unable to find the info they are looking for, and instead only get information randomly chosen for them to 'experience'?"

Them: "Yeah!"

They are now out of business.
posted by spilon at 9:41 PM on August 31, 2001


um... okay link, but i'm stickin' with ol' yellow. keep one beside every computer i have.
posted by lotsofno at 10:18 PM on August 31, 2001


Oh, c'mon... this has got to be a double-post. This made the Blog 'rounds somewhere before Blogger even existed. Am I just not finding this in MeFi Search?
posted by anildash at 10:53 PM on August 31, 2001


Here's one from July 2000.
posted by pracowity at 4:32 AM on September 1, 2001


come on you guys......as an "artiste" I appreciate this kind of site. We are not all linear thinkers......and if I want a thesaurus I have one behind me on the shelf.

This site was fun!
posted by bunnyfire at 10:21 AM on September 1, 2001


Sorry for the double post. I did do a search with no results. I use the thesaurus to expand my search terms for future potential posts.
posted by hockeyman at 11:08 AM on September 1, 2001


For real stream-of-consciousness fun, try setting the applet control for "Auto-navigate."

yeah rschram; mindfood - be good as a screen saver. nice link hockeymanandwife. i'm gonna check out that 'brain' now muckster, i could do with one of them..
posted by Kino at 12:10 PM on September 1, 2001


Got a java error on loading the applet. Oh well.
posted by D.C. at 4:00 PM on September 1, 2001


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