Would it be possible to put at least the last 250 "recently listed words" at the bottom of the page, like the "recent lookups" is. I love how I can look through tons of recent lookups, but am puzzled why "recently listed words" does not have a space there? Because the "recently listed words" changes so fast, I miss a large portion of them. Maybe eliminate the "recent favorites" and replace it with the more relevant "recently listed words"? Has this ever been discussed as a possibility?
Thank you Yarb for adding to the list with that word. You see what potential soundswaps can be, right? Do you know of any focused websites in this area of language like that? I'd love to find more surprise almosts for the word "nothing". Language play in this way is a type of pathfinding.
Hi Frogapplause, Words that are almosts..nearly rhymes...that allow for interesting interchanges. It's fascinating to me how swapping these soundplays creates interesting wrestling of thought in the mind.If you know the definitive searchword for this I'd be interested. I've never seen a webpage that has fully focused on this area of language. I like when it takes it all into the surprise realm. If you would like to discuss this more feel free to email me.
I'm hoping some of you might be interested in this. I'm always searching for similar sounding words to interchange. It's just another way to short-circuit the usual linear train of thought for a moment.
I enjoy this list. Flipitor caught my attention today and then I read the rest of this list. It's similar to what I like to do with words. It's all about trying ideas, switching words around, and seeing what happens. It's the way to being surprised.
Hi, reesetee...It's great trying this and that to be surprised where a word can go through hearswitching, moving letters around, and tack-ons. I've been doing that for years, but nobody else except what seems like here was hearing and playing all in this way. madeupical is a meltupable wow.
I've never seen anyone else on the web compile a list like this or even acknowledge this as form of interesting writing. It's all about this kind of fun and then discovering new ways of seeing through words.
I don't know how or when it happens but you begin to tune-in to that personal resonance and can be highly entertained by what others only see as mundane writing. I've been searching for someplace like this where others understand the possibilities of minimalism as a way that expresses so much more. Hi palooka and mollusque. Nice to meet both of you on here. I see that bilby commented a few minutes before I did. Hi to you too! Glad to see you enjoy this also.
Fantastic list. Exactly what I like about everyday poetics that can be found everywhere. To me this kind of stuff is a type of writing. When I had to go to Vegas I'd go into the casinos just to pick up the horse racing sheets and scan through them for word entertainment. It was my kind of jackpot.
Definitely like how you catch the minimalistic poetics of the "Craiglist-stuff for sale" list. Reminds me of many ways that people don't consciously catch everyday poetics, but we do! Another place where you see this kind of below-the- radar poetics are the LiveJournal interest lists. Have you ever looked into that area?
Please take a moment and read my profile and see if it interests you.
I've been searching for others that have fun with words and Wordie looks like a great place. Your interest in words is very similar to mine. I especially focus on how word combos can trigger thought or give the mind a puzzlement to find meaning. It's amazing how only two words can do that. Write me sometime at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll try to explain more of my thoughts on areas of minimalistic wordplay.
Nice soundplay switch of words shot=snot. I always seem to nearhear interchange words to see what new way a word combo will surprise. I just found this word site. Please read my profile and see if is of interest to you.
I like your non-linear way of word combos, it's similar to what I like to do with words. Combos that work on the edges and get the mind to wrestle with the meanings. Poetics in minimalism which unfortunately isn't considered writing, yet it's what I enjoy most about the language.
My favorites were "failure pile", "acoustic shadow", "beer coat", "festive brown".
I just found wordie and I'm enjoying this site. Haven't seen anything like this before! Are there others on Wordie that are interested in this area of combo wordplay?
Mar 25, 2008
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