Wordnik’s “Word Soup”
While the television show The Soup brings you “the strange, obscure and totally unbelievable moments in pop culture, celebrity news and reality TV,” Word Soup will bring you those strange, obscure, unbelievable (and sometimes NSFW) words.
The first two installments of Word Soup show a great breadth of source material and word types. The first post, from October 28, includes “to go all Statler and Waldorf” (to heckle and criticize from a safe distance) from The Daily Show and “volumptuous” (a blending of voluptuous and lump) from Snooki on Jimmy Kimmel Live. The second post, from November 9, includes “Alice in Wonderland syndrome” (a neurological condition in which objects appear abnormally small or large) from House, “jägerbar” (German for “hunter bear”) from Grimm, and “online shush” (ignoring friend requests, emails, messages, etc.) from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
The November 9 post is called “Word Soup Wednesday,” which I hope indicates that Word Soup will run as a regular Wednesday feature. I’ll be watching the blog with interest and gratitude—now I can get a taste of the entertaining words without watching the shows most likely to make me go all Statler and Waldorf.
Update: From @Wordnik on Twitter, "Our new Word Soup series runs every other Wednesday. Tweet us
#wordsoup worthy words and you might appear on our blog!" [emphasis added].
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