Friday, August 3, 2007
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Monday, July 16, 2007
Happy Monday. Here's some new slang for ya.
I mentioned in the weekend update that I added pages for individual slang terms. This is a step towards Online Slang Dictionary search (coming later this week!) and also makes linking easier. Linking instructions are available for each term by clicking "Link to this word" at the bottom of the definition.
Saturday, July 14, 2007
It's too hot outside, so I decided to stay in and improve some features.
First, the thesaurus is now easier to navigate. On each thesaurus page, it now has "breadcrumbs" that show where the thesaurus category is located, as well as links so you can filter to more specific categories. It looks like this:
To filter these results, click one of the following categories:
The second addition is that each slang term now has its own page. This will make linking to terms much easier, but has a cooler benefit: it's a step towards adding search functionality. I've updated the Linking page, but soon I'll make it even easier to link to terms.
Hope you're having a good weekend!
Friday, July 13, 2007
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Here's volume 3 of Slang from the OSD Vaults. Hope you like 'em.
Also, I added links to the bottom of each definition so you can view related slang words. Hopefully that will make the thesaurus a bit easier to use. Feel free to send me feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, July 9, 2007
Friday, July 6, 2007
In honor of The Online Slang Dictionary's 10+ years on the web, I've gone through the annals of OSD history and found terms that - for one reason or another - I didn't put into the dictionary the first time around.
Here's volume 1 of Slang from the OSD Vaults. Enjoy!
Thursday, July 5, 2007
For your viewing pleasure, I present 26 terms that have been updated in some way: new definitions, updated definitions, better origin notes, etc. Check 'em out here. Enjoy!
P.S. If you haven't already, be sure to sign up for updates. You can sign up for e-mail updates at the bottom of any page. Or, if you use a newsreader, there's a link down there too.
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Tuesday, July 3, 2007
Old and busted:
and a half 1. used to indicate an extreme condition or an excessive amount. ("Man, I've got a cold and a half.") Can also be used by itself in response to someone. ("You got some beer?" Response: "And a half!") Submitted by Emily Marcroft, UC Berkeley, CA, USA, 13-01-1998.
- used to indicate an extreme condition or an excessive amount. Can also be used by itself or in response to someone.
Man, I've got a cold and a half.
Speaker: You got some beer?
Response: And a half!
Submitted by Emily Marcroft, UC Berkeley, CA, USA, 13-01-1998.
Like it? Hate it? Let me know.
Monday, July 2, 2007
It's hard to believe (time files and all that) but The Online Slang Dictionary has been on the web for a decade! Thanks so much to you: our visitors and contributors, and those who have sent words of encouragement and constructive feedback.
You may have noticed a flurry of activity recently: moving to a new web address, the just- launched Online Slang Thesaurus, and visual updates. There's a ton more to come. (Sneak peak: more visual improvements, and search!) To help our readers keep up with all the updates, I'm pleased to announce that we now offer e-mail updates, and if you use a news reader, RSS feeds!
If you'd like to receive e-mail updates or you use an RSS news reader, please click over to The Online Slang Dictionary to subscribe.
Thursday, June 28, 2007
The thesaurus is now live - click on the "Thesaurus" tab above to get started. You can browse all the words in the dictionary by category - e.g. words related to alcohol, words meaning "head", etc.
I'll be making improvements soon so that it's easier to navigate, and so that you can find related words for each word in the dictionary. But next up I'm going to add search functionality.
Send compliments, criticisms, or cash to email@example.com. Enjoy! :)
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
I have moved all of the content from the old home of The Online Slang Dictionary to here, its new home. Links to the old home (http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~wrader/slang/) should continue to work, but please update your bookmarks/links. If you can't find something, feel free to drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, May 28, 2007
Saturday, May 5, 2007
The OSD is moving from its old home to here, at its own web address.
If you see your browser's address bar switch between http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~wrader/slang/ and http://www.OnlineSlangDictionary.com, this is normal, because contents are currently split between the two addresses.
If any links are broken or you find problems, feel free to e-mail me at email@example.com.
Web authors, it'd be great if you updated your links to use the new address. (I don't know if Google knows about the move yet. :) In the meantime, old links should continue to work. Drop me an e-mail if that's not working. Thanks!