Featured website: Urban Dictionary

A couple of plans I have for this LOVELY :-) blog are returning features (‘Quote of the week’ has already taken off to a flying crawling :-/ biweekly start).

This is another one. Sometimes I run across a website that is so, well, idunno, special, that I think: “Wow, everyone should know about this and have the chance to put it in their bookmarks!” Now I know not literally everybody reads this blog. Yet. But it’s my only hope :’) and a good start…

So, the honour of the first Featured Website goes to (you guessed it!)

http://www.urbandictionary.com

For all these words that you don’t find in the normal dictionary, and you feel awkward about asking someone what they mean. I’m sure you can think of some without my help :p.

It is also useful for those words that are used only by an ‘in-crowd’, not embarrassing to ask your friends but they simply may not know what you’re on about. One example that I learned (and now use myself) is the verb ‘to nerf’. The normal dictionary simple does not contain it – Urban Dictionary does, and quite well.

Furthermore useful for words that you can find in the normal dictionary, but are explained rather meagerly. Like ‘angel dust’(now why did I think of that :p?). Normal dictionary says: phencyclidine. Gee, thanks. And this doesn’t help much: ‘a drug used as an anesthetic by veterinarians; illicitly taken (originally in the form of powder or ‘dust’) for its effects as a hallucinogen’. No, what you need is the Urban Dictionary’s take on it.

Finally, it is a treasure-trove of witty pop culture descriptions. You may have a rough idea of what ’emo’ is, but you really KNOW after reading Urban Dictionary’s take on it.

So go ahead, explore Urban Dictionary – and bookmark them. You won’t regret it!

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