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Adding "lem" to the dictionary

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message 1: by Lois (new)

Lois (literanarchy) | 3 comments Hey everyone!

Like all of you, I love Veronica's coinage of "lem"—I mean, it's a very useful word. So I used it in an external context the other day, and I seem to have caused some confusion amongst my friends. Personally, I think it should be used more broadly, so I went ahead and added it to the Urban Dictionary, here: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define...

It's currently number 3. If you also like the word and want the rest of the interwebs to be able to find out what it means so they can interpret our crazy ravings, please go there and vote it up. You'll be doing a service to all humankind :)


message 2: by Sean Lookielook (last edited Feb 04, 2014 02:55PM) (new)

Sean Lookielook Sandulak (seansandulak) | 429 comments Thumbs up!


message 3: by terpkristin (new)

terpkristin | 4117 comments Nice! I just want Words With Friends to accept "lem." :D I can't tell you the number of times I've tried to play it. ;)


message 4: by Gregor (new)

Gregor Xane (gregorxane) | 111 comments What's the etymology of 'lem?"


Sean Lookielook Sandulak (seansandulak) | 429 comments Gregor wrote: "What's the etymology of 'lem?""

http://swordandlaser.wikia.com/wiki/G...


message 6: by Gregor (new)

Gregor Xane (gregorxane) | 111 comments Sean wrote: "Gregor wrote: "What's the etymology of 'lem?""

http://swordandlaser.wikia.com/wiki/G..."


Thanks.


message 7: by Sandi (new)

Sandi (sandikal) | 1212 comments I voted. The other definitions are stupid, except for #5:

"Lem" can be used as both a noun or a verb, and is basically used to describe a copycat, or indeed the act of copying. Mostly used in the derogatory sense, it can be used to describe a rip-off, a fake, or even an unintentional coincidence.

The word was coined in the early nineties, and is based on the computer game Lemmings, in which mindless rodents follow each other to their grisly deaths.
Jimmy bought the same shoes as me. He's such a lem.
Hey, that's MY catchphrase! Stop lemming me!
Go-Bots is just a massive lem of Transformers.


I like that, so I gave it a thumbs up also.


message 8: by Lois (new)

Lois (literanarchy) | 3 comments terpkristin wrote: "Nice! I just want Words With Friends to accept "lem." :D I can't tell you the number of times I've tried to play it. ;)"

That would be amazeballs. We are on our way there - we just need to spam-use it so it catches on and gets added to the dictionary. Then we could even use it in Scrabble!

(Brainwave: Sword and Laser Scrabble! In which you can use all sorts of science fiction-y and fantasy words! Sorry, got excited. I'm writing that idea down for later ...)


message 9: by Lois (new)

Lois (literanarchy) | 3 comments Whoot, we've done it! Thanks everyone for voting it up - Sword and Laser is now officially changing pop culture for the better :) http://www.urbandictionary.com/define...


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