Tuesday, June 17, 2008

150 more slang words at The Online Slang Dictionary

It's been about a week since my last update, so that means one thing: more slang. I've posted 3 more updates:

Combined, that's about 150 brand new terms.

Also, something I haven't mentioned yet is the many small improvements I've been making to the dictionary to make things easier to find.

  • The front page has been completely redesigned to make it easier to figure out where to go. Look for "Recent", "Find", "Explore" or "Subscribe".
  • All of the slang words now have links so that you can "E-mail to a friend" or "E-mail a correction/addition to the editor."
  • There are now more ways to navigate the thesaurus. You can view a flat table of contents, a fully expanded table of contents, or an alphabetical index. Of course, you can always use site search to find the category you're looking for.
  • Long browse-by-letter pages are now split into multiple pages so that they load more quickly. This is especially important because I've been adding so many slang words recently.

I'll mention some of the other improvements in the next update.

Have a suggestion for a new feature? Does something on the site not work quite how you expect it to? Feel free to drop me an e-mail.


-- Walter (waltergr@aol.com)

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

3 slang updates at The Online Slang Dictionary

As I mentioned in my last update, I'm putting slang submissions from the submission queue online, in their original (unedited) form. This way more slang gets on the site more quickly.

Since that June 5th announcement, I've put plenty of new words online. I've got 3 updates waiting for you:

I've also been doing some behind-the-scenes work to make the dictionary easier to browse. I'll mention some of that work in my next update. I hope you enjoy the new slang.

-- Walter (waltergr@aol.com)

Thursday, June 5, 2008

46 new slang words today

Since I started The Online Slang dictionary over 10 years ago, I've always hand-edited each slang submission for spelling, grammar, accuracy, etc. But slang evolves quickly. Too quickly, in fact, for me to keep up with all of the great submissions and still hand-edit each entry.

So I've decided to put the entries in the submission queue online, in their original form. I'll be posting 50 or so submissions from the queue every couple of days. The first batch is available here.


-- Walter (waltergr@aol.com)