! What is it? Well, silly, it's a style of Gothic script, of course, used chiefly in the 14th and 15th centuries and so-called because it combines characteristics of the Gothic cursive style with the more formal "textura". Why do I know this? Because I've been surfing the mighty-wonderful Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus
posted by taz
on Feb 11, 2003 -
Mix Tape for Dead Girl. Writing a eulogy used to involve hours of revising and a good thesaurus. Joshua Allen opts for a cassette of field recordings and madrigals instead.
Found sounds find their way to lost loved ones.
posted by botono9
on Dec 11, 2002 -
Meta Incognita Peninsula, Anyone? Play The Place Names Game!
If you're toponymy-mad like me, you'll love searching world-wide for strange, rude, funky or absurd place names on the Getty Thesaurus Of Geographic Names
produced some fascinating results... [ Australia and Canada have their own excellent search machines and, even though the Getty machine is international, I was sorry not to find equally uncomplicated facilities for the known-to-be-hilarious U.K. or the U.S...
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Jul 17, 2002 -
When I got tired of saying the word Fuck
all the time, I switched over to the word Fuckity
. When my friends pointed out that perhaps Fuckity
was a bit twee, I was in a deep funk, until one day, when I discovered Roger's Profanisaurus
- the definitive thesaurus of all things Scatalogical, Sexual and Rude. Zuffled lately? Gone whitewater wristing? Expand your vocabulary!
Link via Scott
posted by kristin
on Oct 24, 2001 -
The (hyper)active online thesaurus
This thesaurus is the best visual example of the vitality of language I've ever seen. As you click through the web of linked words, they just quiver and fly around as though they both want to be used now
and at the same time want to avoid being pinned down. I love this, especially the way the 3D effect leaves some words in the background, since they are only distantly related. But when you click on them they zoom to the top, along with a new constellation of associated words and concepts.
posted by elgoose
on Jul 4, 2000 -