The Big Word Project, the venture which is redefining words. You pick a word and link it to your website. Your website then becomes the new definition for that word.
A few introductions are in order. We are Paddy and Lee, two good looking students who have set up this site to allow the world to redefine the English language. We are currently studying a Masters in Multi-Disciplinary Design at the University of Ulster in Belfast, Northern Ireland. We are web designers by trade and while Lee is currently falling in love with Ruby on Rails, Paddy is researching into Viral Marketing.
You may have heard something about this project already or you may have just stumbled upon it by chance. We don’t mind, we love all our visitors. We are aiming to redefine all the words in the English language, we know that words mean so many different things to everyone so we are giving you the chance to change the definitions. You can buy a word to represent your website and then whenever people click on that word, they will be taken to your site. Simple.
A website about eggs
Say you have a website about eggs, just buy the word ‘Egg’ and then it will no longer mean:
Egg - the roundish reproductive body produced by the female of certain animals, as birds and most reptiles, consisting of an ovum and its envelope of albumen, jelly, membranes, egg case, or shell, according to species.
It will now be represented by your egg site! Want to know more?
Keep in touch and visit our blog regularly
As web designers we will be offering our opinions and tips to you guys via podcasts. We will take a look through the latest sites and tell you what we think of any that catch our eye. We also might blog about interesting words we come across on our travels. There are some mad words out there!
Leucipottomist - A Leucipottomist is someone who takes part in Leucippotomy, the art of carving white horses in chalk upland areas Bet you all knew that eh? Leucipottomy is quite an interesting and rare act but there are some white horses on hillsides out there. The oldest one in the UK is probably the white horse at Uffington in Berkshire, which has been dated, cautiously, to the late Bronze Age.
See, you’re learning something already!
So why not take a look around the site, sign up to our word feed and/or our blog feed and get searching for that word that means something to you. You could even buy Leucippotomy and redefine it!
Paddy and Lee
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