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Is there a web site for erm... erm....?
« on: 03/04/2012 11:56:24 »
There are web sites for just about anything you care to mention, but there is one site which could be useful to people who can't find the right word for a situation which I have never been able to find.

Sometimes I might be ........ Oh, what's the word I'm looking for? You must know that annoying feeling when the word you want is on the tip of your tongue, but it just won't come out.  No matter how hard you try, or how long you leave it till later, it remains as ............ (..... erm........ erm DOH! What's the word I'm looking for......... It means 'hard to find'. Oh yes, that's it...... 'Illusive'.) ...... it remains as illusive as ever.

Now its OK if you have another word which would relate to the word you are looking for. In the above case, I could perhaps type in 'rare' and look at the synonyms. But if I can't even think of a related word and type in 'hard to find', there are no clues to be found in the synonyms.

So where is the web site which will help me spit out that word which tantalizingly plays on the tip of my tongue, but refuses to pop out? Is there such a site?


 

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Re: Is there a web site for erm... erm....?
« Reply #1 on: 03/04/2012 16:37:17 »
Please tell me when you find it!
It would be most illuminating ... educational ... instructive ... rewarding ....  >:( !!!!! Oh I give up!!!!
 

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Re: Is there a web site for erm... erm....?
« Reply #3 on: 03/04/2012 21:15:26 »
I must admit that Google has an excellent spelling checker.  Every once in a while it fouls it up.  But in general, if I type one, or a couple of words that are close to what I want, Google will spit back the right word.  My local spell-checker will give me a list that may or may not have the right word.  Google gives me ONE which is usually correct.

Sometimes one can add "thesaurus" or "dictionary" to one's search string, but one often ends up bouncing around forever looking for the one right word.
 

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Re: Is there a web site for erm... erm....?
« Reply #4 on: 04/04/2012 08:45:21 »
So where is the web site which will help me spit out that word which tantalizingly plays on the tip of my tongue, but refuses to pop out? Is there such a site?

To achieve that it would have to be able to read your mind.
Computer telepathy is currently very primitive ... http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7254078.stm


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Re: Is there a web site for erm... erm....?
« Reply #5 on: 04/04/2012 10:12:40 »
Hi Don_1, try this one
 

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Re: Is there a web site for erm... erm....?
« Reply #6 on: 04/04/2012 10:40:25 »
Why, Nizzle, that is absolutely erm...... erm........ Fantastic!!!
 

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