Open Dictionary

The Britannica Blog points to Merriam-Webster’s Open Dictionary.

If the word’s not already in the dictionary, you can help put it there. Or if not “there,” at least somewhere.

Some of the submissions are clearly wannabes, but some are words I’ve used or heard used many times (like “za” for “pizza”; or “A-game,” as in “bring your A-game”).


5 Responses to “Open Dictionary”

  1. April 5, 2008 at 11:17 pm #

    I would add “covered up,” as in “really crowded,” if it were a word. As it is, it’s more of a phrase. Or perhaps, a “phrase.”

  2. April 6, 2008 at 3:37 pm #

    Pop it in there. I think phrases are ok. Even though that’s one that’s only used by an extremely limited number of people (the Dorie household).

  3. April 7, 2008 at 9:24 am #

    Yep. “Za” was a mainstay in college. It’s a fun word to say.

    So revise away!

    (“A-game,” on the other hand, feels weird to say.)

  4. April 7, 2008 at 8:29 am #

    You’ve used “za” for pizza? I may have to revise my entire “concept of Rob”.

  5. April 7, 2008 at 5:39 pm #

    It’s almost embarrassing to admit, but I went to “Za’s Pizza” in San Francisco, ate their pizza, drank their beer, and left a very appreciative tip, all without realizing “Za” was slang for Pizza.
    Good pizza, good service. Now I’m hungry, and it’s all your fault.

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