I have this fear that the more pervasive social media sites and mobile texting becomes, the more we will lose our handle on our own respective languages. Although it’s all well and fine to be able to say something succinctly, I fear that sooner or later our vocabulary may suffer for it.
These defining dictionaries may prevent that—or, at the very least, the idea of these defining dictionaries will.
From Crowdsourced Dictionaries to Wired Word Searchers
Meghan Young — January 27, 2010 — Social Good
Social Site Lingo
Twitter Gains Entry into Dictionary as Both a Verb and Noun
Wired Word Searchers
A Digital Pocket Dictionary Camera Helps You Seem Smart
Apparel for Word Nerds
The Dictionary Shirt
'Thsrs' is an Online Thesaurus Perfect For Social Networking Sites
Germany's Duden Dictionary Lets You Add New Words
'Mouse Potato' and 'Google' are among dictionary's new words
Dictionary Word of the Year
Mirriam-Webster "w00t to the World!"
The Social Dictionary
Phrased Fashion Photography
Andrea Pedretti is a Dictionary Visionary With Short, Witty Captions
The Visual Dictionary
Find Pictures That Show Your Words
Visual Thesaurus: Innovative New Tool
Ads That Define Beauty
Maybelline New York Goes Dictionary Style To Sell Mascara
140pedia Defines the World in 140 Characters or Less
New USB Dictionary and Thesaurus
The Photographic Dictionary
Pictoral A-Z On The Dark Side Of Life
Laser-Cut Dictionary Art
Jane Prophet's 'Cut Dictionaries' Project is Unique
Fashion Icons as Dictionary Designers
Karl Lagerfeld Illustrates 'La Petit Larousse Illustre'
Dictionary-Based Interior Design
Branimir Sabljic's Decor is Perfect for Word Nerds