From Twitter Thesauri to Depressing Dictionaries

 - Jun 21, 2009   Updated: Mar 31 2011
Good ol' Webster might roll over in his grave after reading this slideshow of unusual dictionaries.

These nerdalicious repositories of words include a Twitter-inspired dictionary and thesaurus, dictionaries that are based upon images, crowdsourced dictionaries that allow users to add new words, and apparel and ad campaigns that celebrate delicious definitions.

Implications - Words are powerful tools. We learn a good amount of words through schooling, but it also helps to try and widen your vocabulary on your own. Unfortunately, the dictionary isn't the most interesting book to read. By creating unique and innovative ways to increase a person's knowledge, brands that promote learning will be ones consumers will most likely support.