Urban Dictionary

The dictionary you wrote!

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Web http://www.urbandictionary.com/
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In development

About the project Edit

Urban Dictionary is a dictionary written by internet users. People vote as to the relevance of the proposed definitions—sometimes they’re pretty incredible!

In what ways is this project unique and creative? Edit

This project brings into the question the authority of academia over language by letting people decide whether they agree with proposed definitions or not. It is a total inversion of the values systems related to Western languages. What’s more, the site uses the newest technology to allow quick and easy interaction between large numbers of people.

What is the social value of this project? Edit

It empowers people to decide for themselves what is permissible in the language of our times. In this way, site-contributors can have an impact on the future of their own language, especially since they are primarily young people. In short, it is a way of connecting people of different backgrounds and realities to gain their viewpoints on their language.

What is the potential of this project to expand and develop? Edit

World-wide.

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