Friday, July 11, 2008

Urban Dictionary

Urban Dictionary is a user-generated dictionary of slang terms that claims 3,200,491 definitions submitted since 1999.  Anyone can add a word definition via web-form. The form asks for the word, its definition, a usage example, tags, a user pseudonym, user location and user email.  Users can even add sounds and images.

Volunteer editors decide whether to post an entry or not.  If an entry is updated, users can vote it up or down. 

Urban Dictionary got a book deal, and its book form is "Mo' Urban Dictionary: Ridonkulous Street Slang Defined."  Now you know where to look if someone throws some crazy jargon at your old foggey noggin'.

1 comment:

Justin Crisostomo said...

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