The NYT website has put out some data on what words get looked up most by readers using their
horrible, UI-breaking innovative “select text to get a definition” functionality.
And while it’s great to know some folks are bothering to look up these fifty words, I think it’s safe to say that for each person who furrows their brow and looks it up, there’s at least a handful who furrow and then just take a wild guess.
The following is a list of those guesses.
Phil Collins, litigant
Ab Squeezer ™
Parlay, You Know, That Word From Pirates Of The Carribean
Avoid The Noid
friend with benefits
Hey, let’s torrent The Dark Crystal
con, uh, fligacy?
Hey, let’s not torrent the Matrix Trilogy
one speaker at a time, buddy
the state of not having freckles