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Open thread, and words we like

For some Mefites it's Thanksgiving today, which can mean travel and family etc (or not). For everyone else it's just midweek. So here's an open chit-chat thread where we can celebrate what we're thankful for, or take refuge and gripe about traffic and family, or alternatively, celebrate its not being a holiday and gripe about regular midweek nonholiday stuff. I really like the word "blustery", do you have a word you like?
posted by LobsterMitten on Nov 28, 2019 - 83 comments

Wordshore will speak words for you in an English accent

Following a short but successful experiment, the result of which being that Mr Bondcliff of the USA is now the happy owner of a most unusual phone ringing tone, I have decided to speak words of the choosing of MeFites. "Hit me up", as the young MeFites apparently say, with some words and I will - within reason - create a sound file of spoken delights for you and others to listen to. [more inside]
posted by Wordshore on Sep 13, 2018 - 89 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Mispronunciations

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! In honor of this hilarious thread, I want to know what words you well-read MeFites mispronounced when you first attempted them out loud! What words are you still avoiding? And of course your life updates!
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Jun 9, 2018 - 244 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Favorite Words

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week's conversation starter: What is your favorite word, and why? [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Jul 29, 2017 - 150 comments

Can we focus more on the intent of a post, and less on the phrasing?

It seems to me that people are often attacked over a poor choice of words, while the rest of their post goes unacknowledged. [more inside]
posted by quiet earth on Feb 22, 2015 - 64 comments

Metafilter gets a Mention

This Guardian article on words with longer histories than you'd expect, gives this AskMe a mention.
posted by Ned G on Jul 1, 2014 - 32 comments

Not in so many words

Pony request for a hard word limit on what shows up over the fold of new posts. [more inside]
posted by travelwithcats on May 19, 2014 - 32 comments

"Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often." - Mark Twain

O come, all ye MeFites,
Fav'riting and Flagging!
O point ye, O click ye to...
The Third Annual MetaFilter Wordcount!
(Brought to you by the generosity of cortex, no grant from National Science Foundation, and Viewers Like You) [more inside]
posted by griphus on Aug 5, 2013 - 402 comments

The Joy of FPPing

To people who have done this; why did you create Front Page Post(s) on MetaFilter? The motivations are interesting in themselves, and may also provide positive reasons for people to cross the rubicon from lurker to poster. [more inside]
posted by Wordshore on Dec 7, 2012 - 122 comments

As Balzac said, 'There goes another novel.'”

Last year, cortex went out of his way to quantify our participation on MetaFilter. I asked if he'd be willing to do it again, and he agreed. So if you want to know how many words you've typed into MetaFilter instead of that dissertation/novel/revolutionary manifesto, now is the time and here is the place.
posted by griphus on Jul 24, 2012 - 675 comments

That's a lot of words.

What is the longest metafilter comment that wasn't a stunt post?
posted by empath on May 7, 2012 - 52 comments

Whatever

Talk about talking about talking about words.
posted by Smedleyman on Mar 8, 2012 - 6 comments

Better late than never: Issue 8 of MeFi Mag is here

It's taken a while, but Issue#8 of MeFi Mag has finally arrived! [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Dec 17, 2011 - 39 comments

Words words words

This comment about getting past one's first million words got me thinking: is there a way to find out exactly how many words I've written on MeFi?
posted by griphus on Jul 21, 2011 - 295 comments

Dump "awesome"

Aren't you tired of "awesome"? [more inside]
posted by fivesavagepalms on Apr 12, 2011 - 396 comments

How to find old AskMeFi answers?

How to find old AskMeFi answers? [more inside]
posted by devnull on Jan 29, 2009 - 12 comments

the only words left to add are irrelevant

Do we really have to have a post every time the OED adds a couple of flash-in-the-pan words? [Glasgow kiss inside]
posted by me3dia on Jun 10, 2004 - 33 comments

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