Urbandictionary.com is the alternative dictionary for slang, subculture words, phrases, and phenomena not found in standard dictionaries. I love the site, because users submit totally crazy definitions for words–both existing words and totally new words. All my submissions for new words in the past have been approved. Words such as super-fragglistic, amehzing, IHYDM, whoat!, and doublerainbow.
Urbandictionary silly words
To give you an idea of the range of silly words urbandictionary.com has accepted in the past, here’s some words that come up when you search for spud:
— spudarnold: A case of spudarnold is someone that improvises novels and converts them into untold myths.
— spuderromany: a spud is someone who is a potato headed frizz ball with stups for legs and who often falls over due to a smal surface area in the feet.
— spudonkulous: whatever you want it to mean, with a positive interpretation. it could mean exciting, interesting, fabulous, etc.
— spudunkle: A way of describing something.
I’m not even going to include the definitions or links for the words Spudwank and spudenda. They are definitely rated R.
Urbandictionary, land filled with crazy words has DENIED my word of noodlefoamtubeannihilate. They emailed me a rejection letter stating, “Editors reviewed your entry and have decided to not publish it.” Here’s what I submitted:
Definition: to utterly destroy (or annihiliate) someone in a duel using noodle foam tubes
Usage: Whoat!? This guy overthrew me as mayor of Walgreens? If I ever, EVER see him in Walgreens, I’m gonna challenge him to a duel. I will so noodlefoamtubeannihilate him.
I’m still a huge fan of urbandictionary.com, I just never knew they had such high standards for words. Apparently noodlefoamtubeannihilate is just too crazy. I know, I know; the word is too long. But that’s part of what makes it so fun. It’s rather funny that the New York Times reports, One of the first definitions on the site was “the man”, referring to “the head of the establishment put in place to ‘bring us down.'”
Urbandictionary has now become “the man.” But I will continue to noodlefoamtubeannihilate anyone who thinks it’s not a word. C’mon, I dare you to tell me it’s not a word, I’ll totally noodlefoamtubeannihilate you with some noodle foam tubes from Walgreens.
how can this be? there obviously was some kind of noodlefoamtubeannihilation at urbandictionary.com which caused this lack of good judgment.
i’m betting the editors at urbandictionary have never been in a noodle foam tube fight before. If they had, they would realize the serious sport that it is.
I submitted several entries that ranged from something as tame as “WhizBang” to as raunchy as “Couch Drizzlins” and I have never had one accepted.
Um, I have submitted one entry and one entry has been accepted. I never knew it was hard to get into the urban dictionary. I thought most people did until I started reading today, didn’t want to be proud of nothing honestly. Maybe just use simple words or acronyms with meanings people can easily understand and enjoy? That’s what I did.
GPG, I’m going to try resubmitting my noodlefoamtubeannihilate definition.
I re-resubmitted it a few weeks ago and it’s now defined on UD!
I’m glad that nine years later, UD finally approved noodlefoamtubeannihilate. Joe, your examples are great!
Thanks! I came across this old post and figured things had changed in the last decade. It took a few weeks but they approved it 🙂
When submitting a definition, urbandictionary has a field for: “List at least five synonyms, antonyms, related words and misspellings, separated by commas.” At least five? Ok. Thesaurus.com, here we go! affair of honor, attack, battle, bout, brawl, break with, buck, challenge, clash, compete, conflict, contend, contest, cope, cross, cross swords with, defend, defy, dispute, do battle with, duel , engage, engagement, fencing, feud, fight, fight over, gang up on, go up against, joust, knuckle with, lay a finger on, lay out, oppose, put on gloves, put up dukes, quarrel, repel, resist, rival, row, rumpus, scuffle, set to, shootout, single combat, square off, strive, struggle, sword fight, take on, tilt, vie, war, withstand, wrangle
Whoa. Now UD is telling me there’s a limit of 20 synonyms. Sheesh! “Gimme at least five.” And then they say, “whoaaa! wait a minute, not more than 20!” Actually, this is what they said, “Tags should be at most 20 tags” Here’s the 20 i gave them: war, bout, feud, brawl, clash, duel , fight, joust, attack, battle, compete, contend, contest, dispute, fencing, quarrel, scuffle, conflict, struggle, challenge there!
I just had “idontbelieveinsearchengines” rejected. Blog post: https://www.spudart.org/blogs/randomthoughts_comments/5465_0_3_0_C/
It’s not just long words they reject. I had a simple 5-letter word they rejected. They have no real criteria for accepting and rejecting. A lot depends on the mood the judge that looks at your word is in. If in a bad mood, fugetaboutit! If in a good mood, maybe. Let’s face it, they are elitist snobs. They reject your stuff because it empowers them to do so, nothing more. The phoniness of Urban Dictionary is at least consistent.
it varies. Sometimes it’s a week. Sometimes it takes a couple months. I have a feeling they do their approvals in batches.