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49 Peculiar Dictionary Concepts

From Revamped New Age Lexicons to Internet Gesture Glossaries

— April 29, 2012 — Pop Culture
These peculiar dictionary concepts provide a window to the advancement of language. Social media websites have revolutionized the way society speaks, proliferating abbreviations and new viral terms. Lexicons and encyclopedias have in turn tried to keep up with these fast-paced linguistic developments, continuously releasing new editions and addendum's.

Technological breakthrough have been essential to the spread of new dictionary products. Miniature USB thesaurus and online translation tools have become commonplace, further diminishing the role of paper-based publication.

These revamped new age lexicons and Internet gesture glossaries have done an excellent job of breaking down contemporary lingo, largely to the benefit of those with little exposure to pop cultural references. Digital devices have made the access to such information instantaneous, spurring a new culture of information.
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Revolutionizing the Dictionary
Revolutionizing the Dictionary
This Erin Mckean Keynote Discusses How Words are Changing
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TV-Projected Encyclopedias
TV-Projected Encyclopedias
The Humane Reader Brings Wikipedia to Impoverished Areas
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Online-Only Dictionaries
Online-Only Dictionaries
The Oxford English Dictionary Will No Longer Publish in Print
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Baseball Encyclopedia Apps
Baseball Encyclopedia Apps
The Pennant App Has Over 60 Years of Baseball Stats and Info
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45
Real-Time Translators
Real-Time Translators
You'll Never Need to Learn Another Language Thanks to NTT Docomo
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Smartphone Interpreter Apps
Smartphone Interpreter Apps
The Worldictionary App is Ideal for Tech-Savvy Travelers
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Interpretive iPhone Apps
Interpretive iPhone Apps
The Google Translate App Breaks Down Communication Barriers
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Linguistic Celeb Apps
Linguistic Celeb Apps
Anne-Sophie Franck Teaches You French With the Daphnee Paris App
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41
Printed Web Encyclopedia Edits
Printed Web Encyclopedia Edits
Wikipedia Iraq War Encyclopedia Features Five Years of Edits
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40
Live Translation Apps
Live Translation Apps
The Pleco Chinese Dictionary Will Have You Saying "Nihao" in No Time
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Strip Screen Translators
Strip Screen Translators
The View Trans Helps to Decode Foreign Languages from Written Text
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Biblical Book Towers
Biblical Book Towers
The Book Tower of Babel Celebrates UNESCO's World Book Capital of Bueno Aires
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Personalized Encyclopedias
Personalized Encyclopedias
Pediapress Customizable Book Compiles Your Favorite Wiki Content
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Youth Lingo Translations
Youth Lingo Translations
The Teen Chat Decoder Tells You What Your Adolescent is Really Saying
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All-Encompassing Encyclopedias
All-Encompassing Encyclopedias
The Encyclopedia of Life Aims to Feature Every Species Ever
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Forgotten Word Dictionaries
Forgotten Word Dictionaries
The Non-Word Dictionary is a Safe Haven for Non-OED Certified Words
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TV Show Dictionaries
TV Show Dictionaries
The LOST Encyclopedia Pays Homage to the Cult-Classic Television Show
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Social Site Lingo
Social Site Lingo
Twitter Gains Entry into Dictionary as Both a Verb and Noun
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Wired Word Searchers
Wired Word Searchers
A Digital Pocket Dictionary Camera Helps You Seem Smart
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30
Twitterfied Words
Twitterfied Words
'Thsrs' is an Online Thesaurus Perfect For Social Networking Sites
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Apparel for Word Nerds
Apparel for Word Nerds
The Dictionary Shirt
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Social Media Dictionaries
Social Media Dictionaries
Twittonary Helps You Communicate in the Tech World
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Internet Text Scanners
Internet Text Scanners
Dixau
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Crowdsourced Dictionaries
Crowdsourced Dictionaries
Germany's Duden Dictionary Lets You Add New Words
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25
Sushi Encyclopedias
Sushi Encyclopedias
Sushipedia is for People Who Love Sushi & Want to Know What They're Eating
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Hi-Tech Pocket Dictionaries
Hi-Tech Pocket Dictionaries
The SHARP Electronic Dictionary PW-AC910 is Super Convenient
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Cunning Hardcover Cushions
Cunning Hardcover Cushions
The Dictionary Desk Pillow Appears Serious but Facilitates Office Naps
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'Mouse Potato' and 'Google' are among dictionary's new words
'Mouse Potato' and 'Google' are among dictionary's new words
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Translating Page-Savers
Translating Page-Savers
The Bookmark Dictionary Enhances Literary Comprehension
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WordSource
WordSource
The Social Dictionary
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Vulgar Learning Tactics
Vulgar Learning Tactics
TheF*ckingWordOfTheDay.com Teaches Vocab With Coarse Language
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Dictionary Word of the Year
Dictionary Word of the Year
Mirriam-Webster "w00t to the World!"
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Visual Thesaurus: Innovative New Tool
Visual Thesaurus: Innovative New Tool
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The Visual Dictionary
The Visual Dictionary
Find Pictures That Show Your Words
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Folklore Creature Encyclopedias
Folklore Creature Encyclopedias
'Bento Bestiary' Catalogs Mythical Japanese Beings
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14
Phrased Fashion Photography
Phrased Fashion Photography
Andrea Pedretti is a Dictionary Visionary With Short, Witty Captions
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Corrupting Children's Literature
Corrupting Children's Literature
‘My First Dictionary' is a Wickedly Funny Read
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Book Cameras?
Book Cameras?
Beware A Book is Watching You...
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Epidermis-Examining Apps
Epidermis-Examining Apps
DermoMap HD Helps to Diagnose Skin Disorders Without a Doctor
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New USB Dictionary and Thesaurus
New USB Dictionary and Thesaurus
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Picture-Based Definitions
Picture-Based Definitions
The Photographic Dictionary
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Revamped Lexicons
Revamped Lexicons
The English Oxford Dictionary Officially Inducts Retweet, Sexting and Others
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Depressing Dictionaries
Depressing Dictionaries
Pictoral A-Z On The Dark Side Of Life
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Laser-Cut Dictionary Art
Laser-Cut Dictionary Art
Jane Prophet's 'Cut Dictionaries' Project is Unique
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Fashion Icons as Dictionary Designers
Fashion Icons as Dictionary Designers
Karl Lagerfeld Illustrates 'La Petit Larousse Illustre'
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Translating English to English
Translating English to English
Maximonline.com Decodes What Office Emails Really Mean
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Dictionary-Based Interior Design
Dictionary-Based Interior Design
Branimir Sabljic's Decor is Perfect for Word Nerds
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Pop-Up Book Art
Pop-Up Book Art
Artist Thomas Allen Creates Amazing 3D Artwork Out of Classics
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Internet Gesture Glossaries
Internet Gesture Glossaries
'Pinky Slang' is the "Urban Dictionary" of Hand Signs
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