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Sorry wing, but m-w sucks

Post by Mr. Dipity » Wed Feb 09, 2005 10:13 pm

I've been trying it all day, and the number of words in their thesaurus is pitiful. pitiful!

I'm going back to dictionary dot com.

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Re: Sorry wing, but m-w sucks

Post by wing » Wed Feb 09, 2005 11:19 pm

Mr. Dipity wrote:I've been trying it all day, and the number of words in their thesaurus is pitiful. pitiful!

I'm going back to dictionary dot com.
doesn't dictionary.com get their content from mirriam webster (the dictionary) anyway?

if you have a verbose vocabulary, you should have no problem finding the right words. have fun with your dictionary of suck!

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Re: Sorry wing, but m-w sucks

Post by Mr. Dipity » Wed Feb 09, 2005 11:52 pm

wing wrote: doesn't dictionary.com get their content from mirriam webster (the dictionary) anyway?
If that was the case, why is their thesaurus so much bigger?

Answer me that, algebra man with the hot girlfriend! Answer me that!

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Re: Sorry wing, but m-w sucks

Post by wing » Thu Feb 10, 2005 12:07 am

OKAY, so I was just saying that. Dictionary.com actually has the distinct feature of gathering results from several different sources, the main one being the American Heritage Dictionary, but it is not limited to that. So sure, it has M-W beat on that. But who needs that crap when you have all that you need anyway on M-W?

I'll just ask this: is a big thesaurus really necessary if you already know how to talk? Or do you just like things to be big so that you might be able to better inflate your ego in all this talk of things being BIG? Does everything really have to big to you, mister? Well I'll tell you something: big things can come in small packages. That's right, you heard me. I may be small, but I don't need a big thesaurus to prove what a big man I really am. Actions speak louder than words, afterall... so you may have all the words possible to choose from in the world, but how big are you really in the end if you haven't the actions to back them up?

Thank you.

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Re: Sorry wing, but m-w sucks

Post by Piotr » Thu Feb 10, 2005 1:14 am

Words are symbols. They are the paths toward your state of mind which is in itself an act of being...a process of becoming. Words allude to this.

Hence TapeOp...Aum
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Re: Sorry wing, but m-w sucks

Post by syrupcore » Thu Feb 10, 2005 1:31 am

one look.com

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Re: Sorry wing, but m-w sucks

Post by wing » Thu Feb 10, 2005 6:13 pm

Words are all a figment of imagination!

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Post by Piotr » Thu Feb 10, 2005 6:40 pm

But again, the imagination is itself an action. Perhaps the ultimate action?

The face, its emotions, the television, all are symbol. How do you interpret what is real and what is imaginary? Specific word choices matter, but you are right, Wing, intention is everything...
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Re: Sorry wing, but m-w sucks

Post by wing » Thu Feb 10, 2005 7:29 pm

Words are powerless without the people that use them!

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Re: Sorry wing, but m-w sucks

Post by inverseroom » Thu Feb 10, 2005 7:37 pm

Walnut Studios wrote:But again, the imagination is itself an action. Perhaps the ultimate action?
Dude.























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Re: Sorry wing, but m-w sucks

Post by spankenstein » Thu Feb 10, 2005 7:54 pm

This is a damn nerdy bunch to argue the merits of two dictionary sites.

My wife is attemtping to start law school so hopefully we'll have the OED online again soon, otherwise. m-w rocks! Simple and elegant, at least until the wizards over at google decide to do it.

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Re: Sorry wing, but m-w sucks

Post by apropos of nothing » Thu Feb 10, 2005 9:47 pm

Oh yeah. I should set up a browser link to proxy to my wife's school library. We have OED too. It rulez0rs.

Can't stand no M-W, though. How can you stand to look at that page? It looks like a porn page.

Dictionary.com's page is so much more soothing to the eye. ...and it loads faster.

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Re: Sorry wing, but m-w sucks

Post by wing » Thu Feb 10, 2005 9:50 pm

apropos of nothing wrote:Dictionary.com's page is so much more soothing to the eye. ...and it loads faster.
is it the way it has way more advertisements, poorly chosen type, text that overruns and is not formatted well? all soothing things, I must say!

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Re: Sorry wing, but m-w sucks

Post by Piotr » Thu Feb 10, 2005 11:27 pm

Lol, sorry Inverse...just trying to get a chuckle...
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