Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Shameless Plug for WordSmyte

My friend Paul told me about a new project of his a few days ago, so last night I sent out an e-mail to a few friends asking that they check it out. Dan had already gone to bed so I spent a few minutes catching up on personal e-mail and exploring the site.

At 12:15, I head to bed. I see Dan, who usually falls asleep pretty quickly, sitting upright in bed. I said, "what are you doing?" Then he pulled out his blackberry and showed me what he was doing... playing on WordSmyte. It's addicting!

Here's the premise. You:
  1. Identify social deviance (e.g. one who talks too loudly in coffee shops)
  2. Create a funny word to explain that behavior or activity ("mocha talka latte")
  3. Try to use the new words as much as possible, as this is how we change the world
Here are a few favorites already posted:
  • Mealbreaker: one who steals your food off your plate, using his hands, as he's asking if it's okay to have some of your food.
  • Clam jamming: the equivalent of male "cock blocking"
Give WordSmyte a whirl... it's fun!


Anonymous said...

this is fun! i only left one "suggestion" so far. i can totally see more being made in the future!

K_Streams_Her_C said...

I'm kind of addicted.