aeggers has looked up 4 words, created 2 lists, listed 47 words, written 5 comments, added 0 tags, and loved 1 word.

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  • This word/expression refers to situations where one attempts to do two or more things only to them all poorly; one would have been better off by doing one thing well. For example: "I was trying to be both a graduate student and a web entrepreneur, and it just ended up being chuutouhanpa."

    December 31, 2006

  • I understand this word to mean something like leeway or luxury; I would use it like, "I wanted to be more friendly to that visiting scholar, but it was a tough time for me and I just didn't have the yoyuu for that."

    December 31, 2006

  • i just read the techcrunch feature on wordie from early december. i don't know the culture there well enough to know how unusual this was, but there was a lot of vitriol in the comments -- "hands down the stupidest website profiled here" etc etc. the dismissiveness of some of these people pissed me off. as is clear from the fact that i stuck around long enough to enter some words, i of course disagree with them. my attempt to understand why wordie is fun: without really doing any work you get a small thrill from participating in a creative collaborative social project. like flickr without the photos indeed. helps of course to be interested in language and how it works.

    December 29, 2006

  • Shirt that snaps under the crotch, worn by infants.

    December 21, 2006

  • I mostly like this word as in, "Dave Eggers's writing can be great, but at times I find it a little precious."

    December 21, 2006

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