Thursday, January 30, 2014

Find Your Soulmate

...or maybe that should be, find your word mate. Someone posted a comment to one of my blogs and mentioned the site This is a site where you can store your favourite word or words and find people who have the same favourite words as you.

You do have to login. I haven't gone that far yet - but give me another day of -20ÂșC and I may just have to find another time waster. The person who posted on my blog said that their favourite word was "juxtapose." I like that word. I mentioned, a few blog posts ago, that currently my favourite word was "labyrinthine." is a way of meeting people, I suppose. However, I'm not sure how you would go about introducing yourself to others, who share your favourite word. I guess I could say, "I see that your favourite word is "labyrinthine." How twisted are you?" Maybe not. Then again would you say with "juxtapose," "How close do you want to get?" Really, I don't think it's that sort of site.

Also, I don't think it's really an intellectual site, either. The landing page, for example, is not very inspiring - no comment on intellectuals at this time :)  It lists words such as, "good," "money," "fun." Maybe the site owners didn't want to intimidate people. However, I still think that they should have a few teasers, such as, "Today's top 10 favourite words are......."

Now it might be interesting to go to the site, and after finding someone who shares one of your favourite words, take a look at the other words on their list.  I wonder how many words on your respective lists would be the same? Even if you don't make personal contact with them, it might be a fun way to expand your vocabulary.

The picture? Qwerty always makes me think of Quirky. Word nerds unite!!

Have an awesome day!!

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