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April 17th, 2007, 03:49 PM
PreDictionary n (pre, from Lat. prae, before + dictionary; or: predict + suffixes -ion and -ary) - a projective dictionary that does not register words already in use but "predicts" new words and introduces them for the first time.


April 17th, 2007, 03:59 PM
Some of definitions that caught my eye:

humy, or humie n (a diminutive from human; cf. Johny, dolly, kittie, sweetie) - an affectionate name for humans that implies their smallness and weakness; a human being as an interlocutor and partner of thinking machines or other creatures with a superior intelligence. The term also resonates with "humiliated," the role humans might assume in a technosociety dominated by artificial intelligence.

infopause n (information + pause) - a period of avoiding the use of computers, newspapers and other sources of information in order to recover from information overload.

spectrosexual n (specter + sexual) - a seeker of an ideal, illusive and elusive sexual partner.

April 18th, 2007, 03:54 AM
- Infopause can reek havock in a relationship.

- "The whole time I dated him, I had no idea he was a humy."

- "Spectrosexuals should be allowed to marry."

April 18th, 2007, 04:11 AM
Thanks so much!
You really help me! :)

April 18th, 2007, 04:41 AM
:eek: :eek: :eek: Weberr, I am joking! :eek: :eek: :eek:

April 18th, 2007, 04:50 AM
Oh... :D

April 22nd, 2007, 09:34 PM
Listen to the song I'm Not Sorry by Morrissey - so spectrosexual:

The woman of my dreams, she never came along
The woman of my dreams, there never was one

April 22nd, 2007, 10:19 PM
Engineers constantly make up words.

Spell checkers on word processors HATE us.

Hell, even simple things like "rebar" are not in the common lexicon. But then you go to something more technical and you get all sorts of hybridized terms meant to simplify the relation of information.

I think it is just because they (we) want our own language that does not rely on terms like "paradigm" ;)

April 23rd, 2007, 10:41 AM
Listen to the song I'm Not Sorry by Morrissey - so spectrosexual:

The woman of my dreams, she never came along
The woman of my dreams, there never was one

Yet it could have been moreso...
Morrissey was sure it was a woman.

May 11th, 2007, 01:03 AM
I wish that the predictionary had a global search option.

Overheard this neologism today:

To find the definition, I would have to search over a dozen topics for the word, and I just don't feel like doing this.http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i130/Rapunzel61/Smileys/Eek-RollEyes/eyes.gif

September 15th, 2007, 09:24 AM
word, and I just don't feel like doing this.http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i130/Rapunzel61/Smileys/Eek-RollEyes/eyes.gif[/quote]

you can alos look at this

http://www.boomow.com/DontStare.swf (http://www.boomow.com/DontStare.swf)

September 15th, 2007, 10:04 AM
I think other members gonna beat the designer of it http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/images/icons/icon4.gif

September 17th, 2007, 10:08 AM
I don't agree with that definition.

I would think a "friend in law" would be a friend of your significant other that you "inherited" when you got married.

Opposite sex is not a requirement, and "in law" implies marriage.

I know that is what they wrote, but it sounds rather Wiki-ish to me!

September 27th, 2007, 08:31 AM
SPOT ON adjective & adverb Brit. - informal: completely accurate (http://wirednewyork.com/forum/showpost.php?p=188728&postcount=9) or accurately.

October 5th, 2007, 10:47 AM
"Attorney-in-Law" anyone?