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  • I don't doubt that there are well-meaning people doing their best with Wordnik. While the evaluation of an experienced past is by nature subjective, it is also my feeling that the vibe of Wordie as a community of word lovers was more rewarding in many ways.

    February 29, 2016

  • I get it, vendingmachine. The band Jump (formerly Jump, Little Children) wrote a song called Requiem that specifically acknowledges the fact that audiences don't like it when you play new songs from your new album. I think it's a similar sentiment: https://youtu.be/_r7g4kGbkvI

    February 29, 2016

  • I'm still mourning Wordie.

    February 29, 2016

  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WORDNIK!

    February 29, 2016

  • Also see wordnik.

    September 17, 2014

  • Does your spell-checker flag "Wordnik"? Mine does.

    October 1, 2011

  • See Sylvestroid comment at glue gun.

    February 1, 2011

  • If I had a gnu, I would not turn it into glue.

    January 31, 2011

  • If I had glue, I'd name it Sylvester.

    January 31, 2011

  • If I had an Oscar, I'd name it gnu. I would.

    January 30, 2011

  • If I had a gnu I'd name it Oscar.

    January 30, 2011

  • I just washed my gnu and now I can't do a thing with it...

    January 30, 2011

  • *attempts to hide glue gun*

    January 30, 2011

  • Not since I confiscated it last week.
    I warned you children to play nicely...

    January 30, 2011

  • Not even a staple gun?

    January 30, 2011

  • You were? But I don't even own a gun.

    Or should I say nug....

    January 29, 2011

  • I did? Oh yeah, so I did. I was probably trying to trigger reesetee, but it seems uselessness took the bait.

    January 29, 2011

  • Google (at this time) returns “about 3,390 results” for “Kindrow” that make no mention of “Wordnik”. It primarily (perhaps exclusively) appears as a surname. Thus (as mollusque pointed out), “Wordnik” is a bona fide anadrome (to the extent that it’s a bona fide word).

    January 28, 2011

  • wuo great page

    May 25, 2010

  • Also Czech, "slovník", from "slova" -- though I don't know what the -nik does. Rather doubt it has anything to do with -nik as in 'peacenik'. If I knew a little less Czech I'd be tempted to set it down as one of the language's interminable diminutives, but that wouldn't make sense anyway...

    March 11, 2010

  • If there are no banners yet, is there perhaps an SVG version of the logo?

    February 14, 2010

  • Hee hee.

    February 13, 2010

  • Yeah, let's go and spam Hostgator.

    February 13, 2010

  • I’d be interested in little promotional banners/buttons, esp. in the sizes 120×90, 120×60 or 88×31 for Wordnik. From time to time it would be fun to have something neat to make some promotion for the site. Has someone already created something of the sort?

    February 13, 2010

  • Intriguing observation, 'ome323. And is years interested? A huge welcome to you, meanwhile, to the wonder that is this wordsite.

    February 8, 2010

  • Online reference, you said? Is there also a dictionary in this social network? :-)

    February 8, 2010

  • I think this may be the first web site that I've ever "joined" based solely on the description of its content. I've been looking for an online reference like this one for years!

    February 8, 2010

  • Etymology: word 'a sound or a combination of sounds, or its representation in writing or printing, that symbolizes and communicates a meaning' + -nik 'one associated with or characterized by.'

    January 5, 2010

  • You obviously haven't tried my ales, darling.

    December 22, 2009

  • APIness is a warm puppy.

    December 19, 2009

  • API! It's the future! I don't know what it stands for, but I know it's the future! Tomorrow I'm going to wake up and wonder how the hell I ever lived without the API - even for a single day!

    Bilby: yes it will! It'll do your shopping, wash your car, pleasure your wife, turn you into a nine-year-old hindu boy: get your API! (apologies Tom Waits).

    December 19, 2009

  • Will the API really clean my colon?

    December 19, 2009

  • Wordnik is a company which is the collection of documentary and its working hard on API............

    December 19, 2009

  • It's better than Skid Row.

    December 17, 2009

  • Reversible? All I get is kindrow.

    December 11, 2009

  • Like peacenik, sputnik, no-goodnik, clinnik.

    December 11, 2009

  • So is my gasoline-powered turtleneck sweater!

    December 11, 2009

  • And it's reversible.

    December 11, 2009

  • !

    December 11, 2009

  • Nik!

    December 11, 2009

  • Word!

    December 11, 2009

  • Of course. It's one of the 37 words the Inuit have for colon cleanse. There's something about seal blubber that just, you know, ... *whispers*

    December 11, 2009

  • is wordnik even a word?!

    December 11, 2009