Again, I'm sorry if this has already been brought up- and I am assuming it has: the comment boxes aren't expanding. And when I click my profile name, I just get the 'new interface' page.
Where is Wordie when you really need it???
I'm not sure if it's only me now but I really miss the old interface. The simplicity of it made Wordnik so homey and casual but now it seems rather cold and, for lack of a better term, 'try-hard'. I liked the names above the comment (it flowed much better) and there was no need for these dividers between comments and sections on a page. The old layout on the word pages was clear and simple. The sections being side by side as opposed to being underneath each other was neater, even if you did have to wait for it to load...I don't want to winge about everything, and I don't mean to be rude and grumpy but I honestly don't know if this new style is going to work for me.
Am I just being old-fashioned and pessimistic?
Do I have to just get over it?
It just seems a bit messy and overwhelming. I liked everything on seperate pages. Also, the black on the top sort of feels like it's closing in on me... I can't figue out (as Pro says on new interface) how to find the formatting box. :/
I usually go "Then bilby got his ears caught in the frivolous blades of the... ." (No space, ellipsis, full stop. It's hard to do on Wordnik, but on Word it comes out much neater.) I haven't really thought about it before.
What about quotation marks and inverted commas? Many books these days use inverted commas for speech. eg. Bilby said, 'My ears are stuck!' as opposed to "My ears are stuck!". I personally prefer " as speech marks.
In my experience, which admittedly is limited, most genericised trademarks aren't capitalised except in a few select cases (which I can't think of right now). I'm quite comfortable with using googled but if someone told me I was wrong and it really mattered I suppose it wouldn't hurt to use a capital, even if it does look a bit funny.
In short, Zalgo is a faux-Lovecraftian internet-based mythos typically accompanied with mangled text and vague implications that Zalgo will soon be destroying the world/the poster's sanity/humanity. Zalgo is not necessarily an entity, but is more of a concept, much like Lovecraft's "The Colour Out of Space." More here. Sounds very superstitious. And strange.
Yeah- I went to bed last night just after the first statistic came out, disappointed that I was going to miss the results. Now I'm up again (after a very restless night dreaming of this game) and we're still not finished!
Wow- guess what I just discovered... The General Sherman. Unfortunately it can't get its own place on this list, but it is absolutely mind-blowing. I nearly think I'm in love. Has anyone seen it in real life?
I have never before missed so much in 4 hours. English isn't a language that follows rules as rigid as thsoe of Latin or classical Greek or even more modern languages like Italian and Spanish. The variety and spontaneity is what makes English such a special and unique language. I'm personally a big fan of it.
Love the list description! That poor guy though... have to feel sorry for people who are too hip for their own good. I know the pains of being too cool. I'm always in my jumper (or a coat if the occasion arises to look more hip).
Bwahahahaha! You're so funny big-ears!! :D I'm not really a herby sort of person I have to admit (sorry yarb). Let's just say I'm not going to bother going out of my way for coriander but if it happens to cross my path (which is fairly unlikely) I'll give it a go. That way I can stay in no-man's land for a while.
If italic means (according to Century Dictionary): '(lowercase or cap.) Of Italian origin: designating a style of printingtypes the lines of which slope toward the right', then what's the name given to writing that slopes to the left?
I remember in the early days of my schooling we learnt to use brang instead of brought in a certain tense, but I can't seem to recall what that tense was. Comparing both words on Wordnik (where else would I go?? ;-) ) I can only find that brang is 'dialect, colloquial, informal'...