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iTunes Giveaway

Have a $50 iTunes Voucher On Us

Competition TimeWe really do appreciate your contribution to TBWP so to say thanks we’re giving away 4 iTunes vouchers to word owners. Simply tell us your reason for buying your word and we will pick 4 random winners who will each get a $50 iTunes voucher. How lucky are you guys?

Buy Your Names, Countries, Towns and Cities

Buy Your NameIn an effort to cope with the hundreds of emails we receive for word requests, we’ve decided to allow you to purchase your countries, cities and even your own name! You simply search for your word and if it’s not already in the database then you can add it. Simple.

Euro Tour

Euro TourPaddy has spent the last few weeks touring around Europe meeting some Wordees in various locations including Antwerp, Cologne, Amsterdam, Croatia and Paris. He conducted little video interviews with them over a variety of beers, finding out what words they redefined, why they bought their words and how TBWP has changed their lives! He is uploading them to the blog. Check them out to find out why one barmaid thought he was on a blind date and to discover who is the nicest guy in Belgium.

How Popular Is Your Word?

StatsWe get tons of requests to see what the most popular words on TBWP are so we have added a Stats page which shows the most popular words. Use our widget to help get your word up the list.

Just include the following Javascript code where you want your word to appear. Replace MY_WORD with your word.
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.thebigwordproject.com/widget/word/MY_WORD"></script>

Share with friends

That’s it for now, some huge updates. Don’t forget to share your word and TBWP with friends. The support to date has been phenomenal so thanks a bunch.

Word of the day

Giveaway -  an act or instance of giving something away

Gadgets and technology from around the world

Gadgettastic is a blog that lists and writes reviews on the latest cool and unusual device.

Some interesting gadgets reviewed include a Innespace Seabreacher personal submarine, disposable bic mobile phones and of course, the iPhone.

Check out this useless but yet cool iPhone beer app.

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Word of the day

App - an application; application program

Virb - MySpace done right

Welcome to Virb, owners of the word verb. Virb is a place that lets you put all the things that make you - photos, videos, blogs - in one place.

It’s basically a similar application to MySpace but a much nicer and friendlier version.

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Word of the day

Adjective - any member of a class of words that in many languages are distinguished in form, as partly in English by having comparative and superlative endings, or by functioning as modifiers of nouns, as good, wise, perfect

Eat up those bills

Lower your bills with Billeater - a blog with useful tips for lowering your bills and expenses in life.

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Word of the day

Crunch - to tighten or squeeze financially

Dirty tees from New Orleans

Dirty Shirts - Nice New Orleans Shirts, an online business selling groovy, funny and fun tees (and at a decent price). Nice product and great site!

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Word of the day

Spotless - free from any spot, stain, etc.; immaculately clean

‘Word-wide web’ - Featured in Web Designer magazine

TBWP was featured in this months Web Designer magazine (issue 146). w00t!

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Word of the day

Yippee -  an exclamation used to express joy

Wordee number 1 - Nifty

Greetings Internet!

I have finally found an internet cafe that allows you to plug in a camera. So here is interview with Wordee number 1!

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Details

  • Wordee - Koen Van der Auwera
  • Word - Nifty
  • Website - atog.be

Underwear

Koen (later discovered to be pronounced ‘koon’) was a fantastic wordee! We met in a big square called the Groenplaats in Antwerp, Belgium in the pouring rain, thunder and lightning. Myself, my trusty cameraman Marty and translator Jo were waiting for our first encounter and didn’t really know what to expect. We were looking around deciding ‘could it be him?’….or ‘is it that guy?’. There was a guy running around the square in the rain….in his underwear. We all hoped this wasn’t our first wordee … well maybe a little.

Smiling Man

Then a smiling young man in a Wikipedia tshirt came towards us. It was a huge square and while we knew it was him and he knew it was us, it took a long time for him to reach us. Kind of like that scene in Austin Powers where the guy gets run over by the steamroller.

Koen was great! We went to a small cafe/pub on the Groenplaats and had some Karmeliet, the best belgian beer according to Koen. We talked for ages about various things, Belgium, beer, Koen being his own boss, the concept of word ownership and more beer.

We had some great chats about geeky internet stuff. Who knew that wordees would be geeky? Koen was wearing a great tshirt, reading ‘Wikipedia is accurate’ and below that ‘citation needed’. Brilliant.

Goodbyes

We had a great time with Koen and after taking the picture below, trying to fit in the stunning background, we said our goodbyes and wished him a happy day at work.

Although we did catch Koen riding on his bike later with a McDonalds under his arm. He obviously didn’t feel like heading back to work yet. Ah the joys of being your own boss!

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Blogged back

Koen has written a blog post about our encounter. It’s always nice to get the wordee’s opinion on the meeting too. I’ve linked to a translated version of the post but here’s the original post in Dutch.

I’ll be uploaded videos of my other interviews soon :)

Word of the day

Nifty - very good; fine; excellent: a nifty idea.

Odd words - what do they mean?

Since we launched TBWP we’ve came across a load of weird words, words that we’d never heard of, and it’s really interesting to see people redefining these words.

So here’s a list of 5 obscure words we picked out. See if you can use them in a sentence at some stage today ;-)

1. Tmesis - the interpolation of one or more words between the parts of a compound word

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2. Zoomorphic - of or pertaining to a deity or other being conceived of as having the form of an animal

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3. Esoteric - understood by or meant for only the select few who have special knowledge or interest

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4. Bijou - a jewel

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5. Kimono -  loose, wide-sleeved robe, fastened at the waist with a wide sash

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Word of the day

Peculiar -  strange; queer; odd

Order your takeaways with ease in Belfast

If you’re like us then you’re constantly in front of your computer with no time to think about cooking. So what could be more useful than a handy online takeaway service?

Nifty Nosh

Introducing Nifty Nosh - “The quick and easy way to order quality takeaway food online.”

Nifty Nosh have redefined takeaway with their relatively new takeaway menu and ordering website launched in Northern Ireland.

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Word of the day

Chow -  food, esp. hearty dishes or a meal

The Big Word Project on Tour

Greetings wordees! (word owners)

I have embarked on a mission to meet as many wordees as possible around Europe.  In an effort to find out more about why you guys bought a word, why you chose that word and how it has changed your lives I will be having little interviews with you guys.

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The List

I hope to be visiting the following countries:

  • Belgium
  • Germany
  • Holland
  • Italy
  • France
  • Switzerland
  • Austria
  • Poland
  • Czech Republic
  • Croatia
  • Denmark

I have a good few meetings already set up and I’m currently sitting in a sweltering hotel room in Brussels looking forward to my first couple of meetings tomorrow :-)

If you would like to meet up and have a chat over a beer simply send an email to paddy@thebigwordproject.com  telling me where you are.  If you aren’t in one of the above countries then don’t worry, I don’t have any concrete travel plans so get in touch!

Paddy :)

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