Wednesday, November 29, 2006

A small plug for Wordie

Fellow Portland Mainer John McGrath, of Squirl, hacked together Wordie, social cataloging and social networking for words. Basically, you "catalog" words and arrange them in lists (eg., my products named after their place of origin). If two users share a word, that connects them. It's a deeply silly idea, but I love that he did it.

PS: Wordie is now included among LibraryThing's "also on" list, available from your profile.

16 Comments:

Blogger JLH said...

Oh, no, Tim! Not another way to have too much fun! I've got to stop looking at this blog while I'm at work. One question, as "Wordie" has no help button: how do I make more than one list? When I click on "New list" I get an error message. You have a few lists, so you must know how.

11/29/2006 11:14 AM  
Blogger Raphaela said...

WRT the "Also On" list, would it be possible to add Google Talk and MSN Messenger? Pretty please?

11/29/2006 11:41 AM  
Blogger john said...

hi jane, this is john, the wordie guy. sorry for the lack of any contact info, i whipped this off over thanksgiving with a drumstick in one hand and a remote in the other (that's right... typing with my nose), so i neglected most of the niceties.

you (or anyone else) can email me at john@squirl.info. i'll throw a link on wordie soon.

just fixed the 'new list' issue -- i didn't test much with IE, there was an issue with the javascript on that browser. thanks much for letting me know.

11/29/2006 12:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, this is pathetic. I'm at work. So I get this message: "This page will not be displayed because it contains prohibited words or it has exceeded its tolerance of questionable words."

I wonder if they'll let me access a dictionary.

11/29/2006 2:06 PM  
Blogger AndrewB said...

Heh very novel idea.

11/29/2006 11:31 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I have already improved my limited vocabulary with wordie...heaven knows how many words I can't pronounce correctly, spell correctly or know the correct meanings for. e.g.,
Definition


Onomatopoeia is the use of a word that denotes a


* sound suggested by the phonetic quality of the word, or
* thing that produces such a sound.

Examples (English)


* gong
* crackle
* twitter

Is "pow" "bang" "boom" Onomatopoeia?

Remember the early Batman television episodes that had words flash with the sounds?

John(wordie guy), do I have this word usage right

11/30/2006 4:33 PM  
Blogger Abby said...

eva, I added MSN Messenger to the 'Also on' list, but I'm having a hard time finding the hyperlink command codes to add Google Talk. Ideas anyone?

11/30/2006 6:24 PM  
Blogger Blue Tyson said...

Speaking of Batman, there, Kevin Smith used Onomatopeia as the name of an assassin that Green Arrow had to fight, in 'The Sounds of Violence'.

:)

11/30/2006 9:46 PM  
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12/01/2006 3:43 AM  
Blogger oli said...

John has morphed from bearded to shaved. Such a pity, he could have been an onomatopoetic assassin!

12/01/2006 8:40 AM  
Blogger john said...

Hey Ray Gray (that was fun to, uh... say) -- your usage is correct, but I'm hardly the last word. I love words, but I'm more programmer than lexicographer :-)

Yesterday I added the ability to add comments, notes and citations to words, so you can now look for -- or add -- usage notes on wordie word pages. Do feel free to just make them up. Wordie could become the Dictionary of False Meanings (perhaps the Anarchist's Dictionary?)

12/01/2006 3:16 PM  
Blogger Ed said...

Wordie is zany. Another wonderful way to waste time. Interesting.

I signed up, but haven't entered any words yet.

Another interesting site for words is www.worldwidewords.org

12/01/2006 5:43 PM  
Blogger oli said...

Zany...
Yes, hackers, I would like to suggest somebody hack the worldwidewords.org-RSS-feed integrated in google-maps, and the result unmessily mashed-up with wordie and flickr...

12/02/2006 6:26 AM  
Blogger Erin O'Brien said...

All I can think of is bombilation.

Is there something wrong with me?

12/02/2006 8:38 AM  
Blogger oli said...

Erin: As long as it is not permanent tinnitus or even tinnitus fatalis You are O.K.
I guarantee.
Truely Yours

12/02/2006 11:32 AM  
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