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  • Labels: features, images, search, weirdnet, Yahoo posted by John McGrath @ 1: 33 AM 2 Comments

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  • Labels: features, weirdnet, wordnet posted by John McGrath @ 2: 34 AM

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  • Labels: features, images, search, weirdnet, Yahoo posted by John McGrath @ 1: 33 AM

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  • See also, not only WeirdNet's very own tag, but also The WeirdNet Paradox and WeirdNot.

    March 21, 2009

  • For Wordieternity: see dung.

    Yes, that's what I said.

    January 28, 2009

  • Who writes the Weirdnet definitions? Somewhere out there, there is an unknown comedy genius.

    April 5, 2008

  • I've begun doing that too. Glad you're feeling better. ;-)

    December 10, 2007

  • It's good to be aware that, if WordNet's definition looks off, you can see the full results for any word on their site. I've been doing this, and lately I'm thinking it's not me, it's them :-)

    December 10, 2007

  • Won't someone think of the children spawn??!?!?!?!

    November 28, 2007

  • John, I posted a comment to this effect on the... some other page. (Faggot? Peeler?) I think the WeirdNet situation has enriched Wordie. I hope you do not decide to make it NormalNet. Think of the conversations it's spawned!

    Or even just think of the word spawn!

    November 28, 2007

  • It does have to live up to its name, after all - not being called NormalNet (or AccurateNet, for that matter).

    November 28, 2007

  • I'm thinking that way too: added value. WeirdNet has become a sort of Wordie sideshow. It would almost be a shame if it were to straighten itself out and behave. :-)

    November 28, 2007

  • By now, it's surely a feature... Maybe you're adding value by introducing us to definitions we'd otherwise overlook. Maybe.

    November 28, 2007

  • There's the problem, John: you're getting defninitions mixed in with the definitions.

    November 28, 2007

  • I spent a while looking for WeirdNet and came up with nothing meaningful. Umm, may I have my while back? But at least I now know the pelmet from whence the kooknyness descends. Relieved!

    November 28, 2007

  • I secretly wondered if this might be the case, but dared not question thee.

    November 28, 2007

  • Ok, time for me to fess up. There's a very slight chance that my programming has something to do with weirdnet's weirdness. I'm making a single call to the WordNet database, and getting back all the defninitions; some post-processing then happens to select the likely most-common definition. The parameters I use to determine that come straight from WordNet, but there may well be a bug (or a feature!) in my code that's selecting these oddball definitions.

    November 28, 2007

  • Those wacky definitions....

    November 15, 2007