December 11, 2005 7:09 AM   Subscribe

Merrian-Webster open dictionary "Have you spotted a new word or a new sense for an old word that hasn't made it into the dictionary yet? Well, here's your chance to add your discovery (and its definition) to Merriam-Webster's Open Dictionary"
posted by robbyrobs (22 comments total)
The Urban Dictionary has been doing this for ages.
posted by furtive at 7:25 AM on December 11, 2005

Please enter all such words and phrases as "podcasting" "podjacking" "blog" "on crack" "LOL" etc into this book. Then take the book, burn it, throw the ashes down a well, then burn the well and throw those ashes down a giant well. In space.
posted by Eideteker at 7:45 AM on December 11, 2005

santorum : The frothy mix of lube and fecal matter that is sometimes the byproduct of anal sex.
posted by jeffburdges at 7:53 AM on December 11, 2005

This will not end well.
posted by fire&wings at 8:02 AM on December 11, 2005

My favorite word is now an entry.
posted by olbiadle at 8:14 AM on December 11, 2005

I feel for the staffers that will have to comb through this site, now that MeFi has discovered it.
posted by Miko at 8:37 AM on December 11, 2005

Feel free to do the same for Collins Word Exchange, from my old employer.
posted by scruss at 8:46 AM on December 11, 2005

At last! All of those people who were too late to ride the Sniglets wave will have a place to go. For example:

nastitude (adjective) : A nasty attitude.

I created this word. Example: She had such a nastitude. —Samantha James

flukenstance (noun) : a positive, coincidental convergence of a fluke and a happenstance
It was a wonderful flukenstance that an old friend, pulling a horsetrailer, drove by when my horse unexpectedly threw a shoe on a rocky road

But some of these have potential. This one

Fruk (verb) : Past tense word for Freak.
After my cat exploded, I fruk out.

strikes me as useful. And this one

biastereoa (noun) : The knowing that you're right, even when no one believes you.
Everyone laughed at her when she expressed her true feelings. But even she laughed; out of biastereoa.

strikes me as useful right here on MetaFilter.
posted by Miko at 8:53 AM on December 11, 2005

Someone please come up with a word for "cheesy gimmick to boost hits late in the game."
posted by mediareport at 10:06 AM on December 11, 2005

So far on #metachat (yes, #metachat; we've got teh music going on so suck it, haters) we've got:

Vanitopicality: When you change the topic on IRC to something regarding yourself
Stalkmark: When you bookmark a page for the purposes of future stalking
Flirtrocious: A miserable and desperate attempt at flirtation
Heterno: A polite way of declining the (flattering) advances of a same-sex admirer
posted by Eideteker at 10:08 AM on December 11, 2005

Legitimacy at last!
posted by interrobang at 10:37 AM on December 11, 2005

Wikocrit: One who criticizes Wikipedia while trying to emulate same.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 11:42 AM on December 11, 2005

fat: past tense of fit

I'm an affable guy. Even though my woodshop class was dominated by hispanic kids, I still fat right in.
posted by Citizen Premier at 12:44 PM on December 11, 2005

seigenthaler: A complainer about the legitimacy of open-submission websites. Ex.: I can totally see this project getting seigenthaled.
posted by dhartung at 1:00 PM on December 11, 2005

Dammit, dhartung beat me to it.
posted by Uccellina at 2:08 PM on December 11, 2005

I believe that there is some humor present in misspelling "Merriam" in this post. That is all.
posted by goatdog at 2:55 PM on December 11, 2005

This is craptastic!
posted by Kirth Gerson at 6:01 PM on December 11, 2005

Yup, goatdog, dem lexophiles ain't always the most literate:
dictaddiction (noun) : compulsive need to pour through dictionaries endlessly.
posted by rob511 at 6:10 PM on December 11, 2005

Well, rob511, had you been more dictaddicted, you would have used "pore".
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 6:20 PM on December 11, 2005

Very astute, w-gp, but it wasn't rob who was doing that using.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 6:33 PM on December 11, 2005

You say "Open Dictionary," I say "Open Content"...

Let's call the whole thing off.
posted by anarcation at 10:55 PM on December 11, 2005

"ad eminem" - When you attack the person, not their argument; but you do so with mad phat rimez on the mic.
posted by Eideteker at 10:22 AM on December 13, 2005

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