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  • proper n. A surname.

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  • Yes, I am new and I didn't know about the case sensitive aspect (or the Community page). I explore word usages (beyond just looking up words) using OneLook as my base. Some online dictionaries listed there will always offer choice of link for cap or lower case; but usually it makes no difference which you click, both bring up the same entry (as Dictionary.com). Same for Wordnik in the case of "sybarite".

    April 14, 2011

  • Well, thanks hh. I just want to make sure we're all on the same page before we get into the inevitable discussion of eugenics that seems to be brewing.

    April 14, 2011

  • Thanks, 'zuzu. You're a doer, not an undoer. Kudos to you.

    April 14, 2011

  • *okay... I'll do it.*

    April 14, 2011

  • *waits to see whether anyone else steps up*

    April 14, 2011

  • Something needs to be done about people looking up capitalized words and then complaining when the usage examples relate to proper nouns (or "proper names"). There needs to be some way of informing people that wordnik is case-sensitive, or else someone needs to review the obliviots and cull them.

    April 14, 2011

  • Sometimes searching the lower-case example of a term is a shoe-in. Did you mean brogan?

    April 14, 2011

  • Something needs to be done about the words which are so commonly used as proper names that the usage examples are predominantly useless for our purpose here. I assume that there is an automatic gathering of citations from the internet. There needs to be some way of filtering the inappropriate ones out, or else someone needs to review entries and cull them.

    April 14, 2011