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This Word Does Not Exist


@shoto_io 25 days

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I love this. It's awesome. The aesthetics are also very well done.

Potential improvements:

- The share links are weird

- Let me give a word to the machine and will return an interesting composite

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@imwillofficial 25 days

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The antipartition displayed by my team as I used several of these words was quite akin to concassimo

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@smeyer 25 days

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@catillac 25 days

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My word was found and indeed existed on Wikipedia, but I hadn’t heard it before at least.

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@darepublic 25 days

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Good for science fiction writers maybe

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@frozencell 24 days

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Is there a website like this - show a new interesting word at each refresh - but for existing words?

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@ipnon 25 days

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This seems like a good tool for coming up with company names. You want something unique and plausibly English, but not already taken.

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@kloch 25 days

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Are these being generated in real time or are the pre-generated and pulled from a database?

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@davidrusu 25 days

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Hmmmmm..

    noun.
    pixer

      a black person
      "a pixer of social propriety with no real social skills"

https://l.thisworddoesnotexist.com/CghV

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@alecst 25 days

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I got:

  stochasticity
  stochas·tic·ity

  a form of structure characterized by irregular bending and contraction of the body in some objects
which is a word that does exist, albeit with a new definition.

https://www.thisworddoesnotexist.com/w/stochasticity/eyJ3Ijo...

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@capex 25 days

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I'd like to read a newsletter named MetaMuffin.

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@tomelders 25 days

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Allow me to extend my contrafibularities for creating such a fun little project.

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@MrsPeaches 25 days

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See also: The Meaning of Liff

http://liff.hivemind.net/

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@pachico 25 days

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This is a great source to register domains!

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@Thorina 25 days

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If only I could generate my own words for the NYT Spelling Bee. Alas it doesn't work that way!

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@m463 25 days

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doesn't amazon do this with brand names now?

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@canadian_tired 25 days

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This reminds me, somehow, of "The Meaning Of Liff". A wonderful book you need to read.

A sense of it can be found here: http://liff.hivemind.net/

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@outside1234 25 days

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Also - startup name generator :)

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@pcrh 25 days

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"Deamidated" exists...

Otherwise, it's fascinating!

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@kazinator 25 days

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Sadly, it balks at producing a meaning for gaffuration, which I made up and entered. I was so eager to discover what this means!

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@harpiaharpyja 25 days

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Self-referential definition???

  noun.
  bezoan
  be·zoan
  a stone resembling a dome made of bezoan
  "thick bezoan pottery"
(https://l.thisworddoesnotexist.com/31nY)

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@ineedasername 25 days

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Interesting that it comes up with a definition that might incorporate the sense of any root words (if present):

https://l.thisworddoesnotexist.com/pr7C

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@chaps 25 days

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  resillience
  re·sil·lience

    the quality or state of toleration; tolerability
    "our resillience toward the world"
Hmm.. Maybe they need to do a soundex comparison to avoid this sort of problem?

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@mehrdada 25 days

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I played with this and it is super interesting (almost made me register a couple domain names!) That said, to me, it once again reinforces the belief that a large factor in GPT-3 amazingness is the taste in prompting/filtering that humans apply to it, that is, it produces a ton of crap that does not catch our eye that we just silently ignore and discard, but we will amplify and share amongst ourselves the output that is interesting, which imputes a huge selection bias external to the intelligence of the model itself that we may perceive as the model's.

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@anthk 25 days

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I got pre-cognition. Ahem.

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@1ris 25 days

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microlithography mi·crolithog·ra·phy

    the diagnostic or microscopy of embedded structures or tissues "biosensors with lens-guided microlithography"



https://www.thisworddoesnotexist.com/w/microlithography/eyJ3...

It does exist. And the definition is not so far of. It's about creation, not diagnostics, tho.

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@outside1234 25 days

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"biothrusting"

ok, closing tab now, can't get better than that

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@wubbert 25 days

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It only took me three tries to find a word that does in fact exist, albeit with the wrong definition.

https://www.thisworddoesnotexist.com/w/antifragile/eyJ3IjogI...

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@shadowgovt 25 days

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I'm a big fan of this one. https://www.thisworddoesnotexist.com/w/snarry/eyJ3IjogInNuYX...

  snarry
  very angry, angry, or angry
  "“Don't worry,” Mark read from the snarry voice"

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@alfonsodev 25 days

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I got r/politics [1].

    1. a forum for discussion on social media to discuss    articles, debates, etc
    "new users joined during his r/politics show".  
Could this be a tell or where the AI is being fed ? or something else?

[1]https://www.thisworddoesnotexist.com/w/r%2Fpolitics/eyJ3Ijog...

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@aktuel 25 days

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dipman dip·man

    a man who dipped his penis (of the head) into water
    "chad became a dipman (especially during the American Revolution)"

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@robert_tweed 25 days

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Some of these could exist if we just start using them. The best one I've found:

  tootbox
  toot·box
  a place where something, especially music, plays
  "do you need a tootbox in your bedroom?"
https://l.thisworddoesnotexist.com/FKYq

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@tialaramex 25 days

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https://l.thisworddoesnotexist.com/vWzR

Nontourism seems like it already exists? I think if I ask people fluent in English what that means, they'd guess more or less the definition above.

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@frozencell 25 days

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Is there a website like this - show a new word interesting word at each refresh - but for real words?

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@lesinski 25 days

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   dirtbaggery - the action or practice of taking liberties with the truth of a matter and using it as a weapon "dirtbaggery is not the end of the world"
...seems pretty accurate.

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@wdfx 25 days

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@vzaliva 25 days

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Needs a link at the bottom to register it a domain :)

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@bikamonki 24 days

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Way, way beyond cool, right out there on the horizon of what is possibly great. Greatastic!

greatastic greatas·tic of the greatest quality; Great. "the greatastic works of the Socratic philosopher"

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@wyldfire 25 days

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"clam!" (exclamation). The most entertaining part was the example of usage: "clam! It's so simple!"

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@amelius 25 days

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So when will we see some serious applications for this GPT-3 stuff?

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@LeoPanthera 25 days

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On a lot of these, the definition is nonsense but the example sentence is totally plausible:

"a freejam is an informal dance that breaks the rules of the music scene"

I would totally buy that.

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@aitchnyu 24 days

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We entwicklers can bestow this to our webmaster brethren:

peltweiler

    a person, especially a computer user, who regularly updates the website of a large company with news and commentary and regularly goes online to view and comment on its content

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@holler 25 days

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bastoid

bas·toid a large round or rounded fist-shaped organ, especially one that curves in front or near the anus

"I found what looked like a giant bastoid tattoo near the entrance to the office"

https://l.thisworddoesnotexist.com/EnnD

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@djmips 25 days

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It gave me on my first try. Shaftwheel. Which is a word returned in Google search results. ;-)

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@intricatedetail 25 days

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These AI generated pages are so annoying. Google results are extremely polluted with those. Often these are AI generated subtle adult content. It's disturbing when you search something about C++ you get pages about sisters inserting pointers. Often on the first page of results.

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@wyldfire 25 days

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    chickshit

    chick·shit

    a player scoring a goal, especially before an opponent has managed to seal the scoring
    "he was on his way to the whistle as a one-time chickshit"

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@cupcake-unicorn 25 days

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Neat, some of these got pretty close:

vascularitis vas·cu·lari·tis

    inflammation of the vascular system
    "a case of vascularitis"

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@AlbertCory 25 days

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I tried out "portmanteau" a word which actually DOES exist and is kinda what you're going for here. From Wikipedia:

A portmanteau or portmanteau word is a blend of words in which parts of multiple words are combined into a new word, as in smog, coined by blending smoke and fog, or motel, from motor and hotel. In linguistics, a portmanteau is a single morph that is analyzed as representing two underlying morphemes

Your tool says:

"a word that probably exists; with an alternative definition made by a machine learning algorithm."

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@ralusek 24 days

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I got "zergling," noun. Slanderous to say it's not a word.

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@jdshaffer 25 days

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Reminds me of the "Black Adder" episode where he meet the pompous inventor of the Dictionary and purposely sets about using made up words just to annoy him.

"I shall return interfrastically!"

(Relevant Clip Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOSYiT2iG08)

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@betimsl 24 days

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Great tool for naming variables :D

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@claviska 25 days

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I got "boochy" and I'm going to use it today at standup: "having or showing a characteristic or exaggerated enthusiasm for a particular activity or situation"

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@aliswe 25 days

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stochasticism does exist? i think ...

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@jsemrau 25 days

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It is written, hence it exists. Fun to play with.

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@phaedrus 25 days

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I got:

nonlocentric

non·lo·cen·tric

    (of a material object) having no boundaries

    "a nonlocentric microscope"

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@klik99 25 days

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I've long wondered about these "X does not exist" - are these generated on the fly or pregenerated and displayed from a list on the backend? If so, are they hand picked examples?

Because the hit to miss ratio on this and other ones I've seen are just too good, literally unbelievable that it's just raw output without some kind of curation. defectariat de·fec·tariat a small class of people constituting a large voting bloc in elections, owing to insufficient awareness of the issues at stake "the failure of the social welfare system to recognize the defectariat"

EDIT: If it is generated, isn't running the kind of datasets that produce this level of results extremely expensive? Is this trend some kind of advertising of skills for job hunt?

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@dsr_ 25 days

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It took all of three tries to get an existing slang word.

"clunge" - not safe for many working environments.

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@_carbyau_ 25 days

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I got:

adjective. roasty relating to cooking outdoors or under boiling water in order to steam and grind food "an attractive, roasty summer harvest"

But "roasty" is a word that exists. Maybe not how they tried to define it but it definitely exists.

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@thih9 24 days

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Interestingly, I've got "kaufmanism" (and a random machine learning definition); this word however has recorded usage:

> A "Kaufmanism" is the persuasive rhetorical juxtaposition of words that reverses the subject and object of a phrase often meant to change its context and meaning, typically used to add additional emphasis to both nouns.

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbert_Kaufman

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@knubie 25 days

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I know everyone's going to post their favorite word but this one made me chuckle:

    adjective.
    refereeless
    having or showing good judgment
    "the refereeless refereeing of the 1968 Summer Olympics"

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@banana_giraffe 24 days

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Reading these words reminds me of "The Deeper Meaning of Liff" by Douglas Adams.

I'm tempted to make word-a-day calendar out of this and put it on my desk .. see if anyone notices.

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@DonHopkins 25 days

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https://l.thisworddoesnotexist.com/ZpPr

noun. yotang: a member of the Y chromosome "an orange yotang"

https://l.thisworddoesnotexist.com/Pe86

noun. gigafag: a book of official records, especially one for President Lincoln "a great gigafag of official statistics"

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@baq 25 days

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   ludocystectomy
   lu·do·cys·tec·tomy

       a surgical operation after sexual intercourse in which a lictor appears to cause men to ovulate but then to become unconscious
       *"he had ludocystectomy to ease his symptoms to a lesser extent"*
frankly, i'm quite amazed

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@quickthrower2 25 days

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Perfect for startup .com names. It found insulately.com which is currently available, for your insulation start up!

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@david90 25 days

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It's a digital Shakespeare

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@vdddv 25 days

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second word that appeared was 'règle' which is a very common French word

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@AstroDogCatcher 25 days

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Appears to be a collection of perfectly cromulent words; someone should propulgate them into wider use in order to embiggen the vocabulary of our youth.

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@adenozine 25 days

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I got

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noun. bronchym

a word or phrase that has the same meaning as another word or phrase and that has a conjugated form

"bronchym for i, j, k"

a word that does not exist; it was invented, defined and used by a machine learning algorithm.

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Quite apt, I'd say.

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@skunkworker 25 days

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My second word "dehacked"

rebuilt or altered to take its elements. "a dehacked set of computer programs"

https://l.thisworddoesnotexist.com/yVMF

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@mensetmanusman 25 days

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‘hyperecessionalism

hy·per·e·ces·sion·al·ism

lack of optimism or optimism and typically resulting in reckless or even illegal speculation’

So many new words

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@arthurcolle 25 days

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I would love to see a youtube series of coders going through the process of getting a dataset and refining it into these as outputs. Probably not possible as a livestream but looking at the iterative process of doing the model development, eventually getting to the final generative process. (Brownie points for the web app part for web app dev neophytes :)

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@geckyrc 25 days

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@rhizome 25 days

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I have a compulsion to create terms for arbitrary concepts such that recently I've considered learning German because it's easier to create new words (via compounds) there.

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@davidkunz 24 days

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The word I got was "flink", which actually does exist, in German, it means 'nimble'.

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@jlukecarlson 25 days

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The generated "using it in a sentence" examples are often the funniest (and most absurd) part:

  chokebone
  choke·bone
  the muscle holding a prisoner down, used in controlling an animal or person such as a cat, dog, snake, snakebite, or spider
  "he managed to regain the chokebone and win the auction for his 12-year-old daughter"

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@haxiomic 25 days

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I will make it my mission to ensure this word comes to exist

noun. spiderspoop

spi·der·spoop

a flower of a small tree of the praline family that provides the basis of many vegetable roots. Spiders are often a source of vitamins and some essential essential minerals "assemble these pieces of spiderspoop moss to a large pot"

https://l.thisworddoesnotexist.com/SaSg

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@VikingCoder 25 days

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thispassworddoesnotexist.com would be a good one for a password generator.

thisarxivpaperdoesnotexist.com would be good for laughs.

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@heavyset_go 25 days

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An evil use of this would be to publish a faux dictionary.com site filled with fake words and definitions so that when someone searches to see if a word exists, they find that site.

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@0xBA5ED 25 days

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Mine was "deauthenticate". Very surprising it isn't considered a legitimate word.

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@civilized 25 days

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Misread as "this world does not exist", an alien website that generates fake but realistic-looking worlds such as the one we currently inhabit

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@Vox_Leone 25 days

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Cool! A really nice domain-name / brand-name generator. Thank you.

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@rackjack 25 days

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interparence in·ter·parence an intervening branch of a larger branch or group "the interparence between the private and public sectors"

I feel like this could be a real word, though maybe not with this exact definition.

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@richardjennings 24 days

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Not suitable for children.

I sent my daughter the link as I thought she might find it interesting. The word she got was "wankerout" which was read out loud, unexpected and not appropriate.

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@neycoda 24 days

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That definition doesn't even make sense.

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@dado3212 25 days

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    excalculate
    ex·cal·cu·late
    present (something) as a number to prove a mathematical result, check an error, or settle an argument
    "excalculate your estimate with the data at hand"

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@Kosirich 25 days

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"Monike" - (of an idea, idea, or person) not actually existing; unrealist

This was the 5th word it generated

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@mollusk 24 days

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This seems to be a real world, but with the wrong definition: https://l.thisworddoesnotexist.com/PQp9

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@donatj 25 days

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Over half of the first bunch I got came up in Wiktionary.

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@pseudocoup 25 days

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Might be an extreme example, but I thought you’re not allowed to use the word in the definition:

https://www.thisworddoesnotexist.com/w/extremology/eyJ3IjogI...

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@mizzao 24 days

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This is a great one:

pissiwog (noun)

pis·si·wog

a large solitary mammal with a loud but misshapen sound, the dorsal shell having spiral rings of horny eggs

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@noworld 24 days

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@mellavora 25 days

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This would be great for generating passphrases: "correct horse battery staple" becomes

hippoglossia periceptor wharfoon northerl

Good luck guessing that one, hunter76!

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@jointpdf 25 days

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Frankly, I am feeling a bit targeted by my random word selection:

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pompkins

  1. lack of vigor or impulse and ineffectiveness, as in an animal
"she knew he was wearing a pompkins"

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@ouid 25 days

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I'm sure this thread is full of this, but I really liked this one.

noun. subsequentity sub·se·quen·tity

    (in Kantian philosophy) a system of contenting, or, rather, a discourse on the content of that discourse
    "subsequentity to the abolition of monism"

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@jVinc 25 days

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This is as perfect example of just how horribly bad the typical "X does not exist" examples are, because here we all know the pool that is being used for training and can call out shitty "creations" for what they are. For instance I got "diaminoid" and "interchangerability". It's extremely transparent just how bad it is. But when people do it with faces, you don't see this, because you don't know the training set so you can't compare. Every attempt at showing "how great ML is at generating completely new X" owes it to the people wasting their time being fooled into thinking that it actually works to always also show the closest couple of entries from the training set.

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@nsxwolf 25 days

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I got "underpenetration", which seems kinda like a real word.

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@bsch 25 days

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pitchstick

pitch stick

1. a small ball of wool or cotton (usually uncircumcised) "don't stick a pitchstick around a room"

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@bozhark 25 days

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neat but can find obvious generic repeats based on specific syllable arrangements.

human things lead to human things, plant things lead to plant things, etc.

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@gwbas1c 24 days

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I always wanted to write a name generator that would iterate through name-sounding syllables and postfixes, just to create unique names.

Three kids later and I never did it.

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@Cognitron 25 days

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gassler

    a person who maintains an attractive appearance by striking or beating up other people
    "she's been a good ass gassler"


https://www.thisworddoesnotexist.com/w/gassler/eyJ3IjogImdhc...

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@dubcanada 25 days

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noun. chokou a soft, creamy white sauce of soy sauce and white wine, typically typically made by pressing chili peppers in small pieces "a soy sauce flavor profile that mixes a littlechokou with pine nuts"

Not even close, how would you make a white sauce with white wine and soy sauce. "Typiclly typically made by pressing chili peppers in small pieces"??? That doesn't even make sense lol

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@scotty79 24 days

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I think they should use wider dictionary to check if the word really doen't exist.

I'm sure bibliophilia exists and means something else. https://l.thisworddoesnotexist.com/SnsB

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@mrits 25 days

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I got "nonaccurately" and before I understood what the site was about I read "this word was invented by machine learning algorithm" and wasn't surprised to think ML engineers would have actually come up with this.

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@_rebocador_ 24 days

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Biplotter - "Someone who plots a plot"

I'm really impressed.

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@thiagocsf 24 days

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That word does not exist in any language It will never be uttered by a human mouth.

  Talking Heads - Give me back my name

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@keithwhor 25 days

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I actually got a real word, albeit with an incorrect definition.

    adjective.
    nonexclusionary
    nonex·clu·sion·ary
    of or concerning people or organizations that don't receive due respect
    "nonexclusionary criticism of religion"
    a word that does not exist; it was invented, defined and used by a machine learning algorithm.

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@jchoelt 25 days

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yadda

    used to emphasize the polite response indicated by an acknowledgment of a situation being discussed or acted on
    "she left after the yadda, and I wasn't ready to tell someone"

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@yummybear 25 days

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This is a great project name generator.

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@tzury 25 days

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@egberts1 25 days

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Bo! An invective. It’s a word, why I never bo!

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@Thorentis 25 days

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naxaloid - (of a person) having an axial tubercle at the back of the pelvis "a naked naxaloid parrot"

I didn't realise parrots were people!

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@ComodoHacker 25 days

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Next level: use these words in definitions of other words, not just examples.

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@dudul 25 days

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My new project name generator!

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@samford100 25 days

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When this was posted last time, I read it as "This WOD (Workout of the Day) Does Not Exist". It inspired me to make a workout generator trained on workouts from crossfit.com using a character-level RNN.

A year removed from it an I still laugh at some of the ridiculous workouts.

https://thiswoddoesnotexist.com/

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@sam0x17 25 days

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I got piscushion -- a small bowl with a handle used for filling the body of a person's anus

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@varelse 25 days

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I'm holding out for this website does not exist personally.

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@EugeneOZ 25 days

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Just English words? Boring.

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@turtlesoup 25 days

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Author here! Funny to see this at the top of HN today -- happy to answer any questions (source code is here https://github.com/turtlesoupy/this-word-does-not-exist)

Shameless plug for my other "this x does not exist": This Fucked Up Homer Does Not Exist https://www.thisfuckeduphomerdoesnotexist.com/

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@b0rsuk 24 days

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Would be fun if it also worked the other way. A group of people could have their own secret language and dictionary.

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@iechoz6H 25 days

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I got a captcha.

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@vidar 25 days

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Solid domain generator

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@throwaway887866 24 days

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LOL this just made my day.

slidefist

a rope with a shallow angled blade, used to make the opening at the end of a balloon into its top

"a canvas slidefist to lift a baby full of clothes"

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@quadrangle 25 days

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OMG, this can't be claimed as never existing, what if it starts to exist, this is too realish:

https://www.thisworddoesnotexist.com/w/microtoxin/eyJ3IjogIm...

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@Sohcahtoa82 25 days

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https://l.thisworddoesnotexist.com/3EUd

    micropharmacy
    mi·crophar·macy
    a large organization of people sharing a website
    "the blogosphere and micropharmacy collide"
That's a pretty unintuitive definition.

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@DerpyBaby123 25 days

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I got words that do exist, for example "high-performance motor"[1] and "retrogradeness"

[1]https://l.thisworddoesnotexist.com/sxFD

That's fine, I guess, for a silly website - but it's not hard for me to imagine a company taking this idea, "AI/ML created X" and selling X's, even copyrighting them... when X already exists in the real world

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@xor99 25 days

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The machine learning druids are at it again

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@knuthsat 24 days

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I was reading some reviews on Google of rave clubs in Budapest and Google translated them from Hungarian to Croatian.

The translations were quite funny and bad but I noticed a bunch of new Croatian words that do not exist in any dictionary.

There were a couple of reviews where I found myself laughing because I implicitly understood the review but the Croatian words were completely made up (Googling the word you won't get any results).

So I guess the translation systems might already create words, especially for language pairs that don't have enough data.

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@dash2 25 days

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I like the "make your own":

fambulation fam·bu·la·tion

    a party without children
    "a fambulation party"
fursty

    unpleasantly or racy
    "some of those old traditions have the whiff of a fursty sense of humor"

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@harpiaharpyja 25 days

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  adjective.
  unprestigious
  un·pres·ti·gious
  (of a person) strong, imposing, or impressive
  "an unprestigious figure during his lifetime"```
(https://l.thisworddoesnotexist.com/u749)

Hmm. I think it might need some more work. I mean, there's a strong argument that unprestigious is not a word, but if it was, that certainly would not be the meaning.

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@superjan 25 days

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It guessed a few of my passwords!

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@lqet 25 days

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  noun.
  kölsch
  1. unwanted drinking in or as a means of controlling one's drinking
As a German, I don't see anything wrong here.

https://l.thisworddoesnotexist.com/5mgC

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@ethomson 25 days

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    frood: noun
    
    (in dogs) a thickly furred section between the forelegs, covering the upper upper surface of the hind legs; a hindleg
    "a ferret with an astonishing, yet brief, frood"
Douglas Adams is rolling over in his grave.

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@zemo 25 days

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probably a lot of these in there: words with an edit distance of 1 from a real word where the "fake word" is too close to be interesting. one I found was "subdivison", which I thought just said "subdivision": https://l.thisworddoesnotexist.com/uYDQ

also "jocky", which sure doesn't literally exist but it's hard to argue that it's meaningfully dissimilar to "jockey": (https://l.thisworddoesnotexist.com/J8RS) anyway this is pretty fun all the same.

in another episode of "algorithms doing a racism" I landed "cacadian", whose definition is "a black person" (we're ok so far) but the example sentence was "I'm the worst cacadian up here", which... https://l.thisworddoesnotexist.com/iTVc

"nondestructable" (https://l.thisworddoesnotexist.com/bBD3) is given the definition "of negligible quality or severity" but definitely gets used (spelled nondestructible) to mean "a thing that can't be destroyed" when talking about games with destructible environments

"downcycled" is definitely a word (https://l.thisworddoesnotexist.com/JRd8)

innocuous ones I liked include unclary (https://l.thisworddoesnotexist.com/ibNn), saucescent (https://l.thisworddoesnotexist.com/4VTH), nonboreal (https://l.thisworddoesnotexist.com/eCqw).

I think it's pretty fun.

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@ChrisArchitect 25 days

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(2020)

Plenty of previous discussion:

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23169962

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@rory 25 days

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This one's pretty nice:

driftly

    (of water) flowing in a slow, sweeping way
    "a driftly waterfall"

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@iampivot 24 days

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A nice resource when naming your new company!

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@prionassembly 25 days

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"Algebrically": in a way that shows extreme emotion. https://l.thisworddoesnotexist.com/vtAj

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@rebuilder 25 days

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The few I tried didn’t make much sense. Like:

electrochromium elec·trochromium an extremely thin blue or red spot or color "the scene had a vivid green electrochromium"

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@FajitaNachos 25 days

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This is better than most domain name generators you see in the wild.

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@lordnacho 25 days

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This is pretty good. There's a logic to language that allows this (along with all sorts of other domains).

I remember trying this with a friend of mine back in high school, making up realistic sounding words in order to chun each other, making the other believe it was a real word. The natural path is to go Latin (chromozymatic), but sometimes you find a simple sound that ought to be a word.

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@tacitusarc 25 days

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> bruegela a thick, smooth-skinned black pepper with a slightly bitter taste, of the red pepper family, widely used as an anesthetic to treat conditions affecting either limb or the hands, such as gallstones (also see green pepper) "these great kinds of bruegelas flavor every bite"

Haha that’s a wonderful example of how pattern recognition absent understanding can generate nonsense.

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@unbad505 25 days

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I love when you get shockingly accurate definitions

https://www.thisworddoesnotexist.com/w/%F0%9F%A4%96/eyJ3Ijog...

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@Workaccount2 25 days

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Is creativity going to be the first major human trait upended by AI?

I feel like the trope has always been "But the robots will never be able to express beauty/art/music/prose like humans". However it seems that all early AI is focused on and doing surprisingly well at creative pursuits. If someone rattled off words like this I would be amazed at their creativity.

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@lanerobertlane 25 days

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a bit NSFW:

https://l.thisworddoesnotexist.com/HgkP

  pussygasm
  pussy·gasm
  excessive or erotic fondness for one's genitals
  "he shared a cocky but disgusting puke and was subjected to even more pussygasm in his younger years"

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@anton96 25 days

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I’m really surprised that nobody speaks about sudoflowerus more often!

https://www.thisworddoesnotexist.com/w/sudoflowerus/eyJ3Ijog...

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@not2b 25 days

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Might want to add a filter. The seventh or eighth word I got was a racial slur: n-word bar (compound word I don't care to type).

That's the problem you get when you feed the whole Internet into your training data.

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@nashashmi 25 days

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@hsnewman 25 days

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This idea is not new.

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@scoopr 25 days

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eletronic (of a word, expression, or development) affected by chance but more likely to cause sorrow or disappointment "a vivid eletronic expression of grief"

Too real.

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@forinti 25 days

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That would make an interesting word game: mix in unusual words and you have to guess which ones are real.

I bet some would get adopted eventually.

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@xd 25 days

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"a word that does not exist; it was invented, defined and used by a machine learning algorithm."

I've minimal understanding of AI/ML but from what I think I know, isn't it all based on probability and therefore the quote above that these words don't exist is.. possibly wrong?

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@tekstar 25 days

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This is a really solid band name generator

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@rectang 25 days

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I use novel words for debug printing, and for a while I was tweeting them:

https://twitter.com/debooger

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@davidholdeman 25 days

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I got "reconnaisance", which is how I spelled reconnaissance once in a spelling bee.

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@astura 25 days

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Funny, I got chown which is definitely a word that exists for some definition of "word."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chown

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@gamerDude 25 days

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My word was a bit disturbing. Meat cooked in a sauce of raw meat over ice. Yum.

Plumata:

a dish with layers of meat, vegetables, or seafood cooked in a sauce of raw meat, vegetables, and herbs, typically over ice and typically served with other fresh ingredients

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@VMG 25 days

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> elegium

> a substance or book called, in ancient Rome, the sacred treasury of a god > "the temple is situated or held by the elegium in the church"

does exist but means something else

at least here: https://en.pons.com/translate/latin-german/elegium

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@standeven 25 days

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This definition mentions a boner.

  jerrybob
  a hard game chicken of the American game turkey, related to boner and eaten raw.       
  "I'll give the jerrybob another shot"

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@pavel_lishin 25 days

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I once dreamt a word, and when I woke up and looked it up, it didn't exist anywhere. I wonder if I refresh this page long enough, whether it would eventually appear.

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@brokenbutton 24 days

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This is worse than the time Microsoft trained a bot with Twitter. https://l.thisworddoesnotexist.com/FBgk

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@vvarren 25 days

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First word I got was disability!

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@kurbli 25 days

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I got "minitel"

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@fny 25 days

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You know what's more fun? Defining real words.

Toilet - a place where toilet paper is kept and washed

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@spyder 25 days

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Awesome!

  baconroot
  ba·con·root

  a large, fleshy plant that yields bacon
  "a baconroot salad"


  trickety-clack
  trick·ety·-·clack

  a thing consisting of a series of short leaps or twists with no obvious ends or ends, typically in order to draw somewhere
  "the trickety-clack of trains"

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@mmastrac 25 days

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I just got "dispouse" which would be the perfect name for a divorce startup.

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@heydenberk 25 days

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I've always wanted to explore the word2vec space to find the most sparsely populated region, then (assuming you can train some sort of reverse vec2word model) coin that word that the English language was apparently sorely lacking.

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@kodeninja 25 days

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  upperchatter
  up·per·chat·ter
  excessively cheerful and energetic talk.
  *"upperchatter of an older, less energetic crowd"*

  a word that does not exist; it was invented, defined and 
  used by a machine learning algorithm.

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@Asooka 25 days

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I got severnometer. In my language, sever means north. Severno is either northern, or northward-ness. So severnometer is a device to measure how aligned you are with north. A compass. So while I got a word that doesn't technically exist, it's still meaningful and has everyday use.

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@ineedasername 25 days

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This took about 8 seconds to come back. A little longer and I'd think this was just a mechanical turk front-end with especially witty workers taking the jobs:

https://l.thisworddoesnotexist.com/LdrP

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@theshadowknows 25 days

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superquadruple su·perquadru·ple a quadrilateral consisting of four lines or poles and six equal circles corresponding to a point "a pair of triangles with a superquadruple of radius"

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@zomglings 25 days

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I read it as "This World Does Not Exist", which would be a fantastic NFT collection.

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@maartenscholl 25 days

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I got microsimulation, which exists and even has a Wikipedia page

Link /vL5R

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@kurbli 25 days

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I got "minitel" for the word that does not exists which is kind of weird on HN...

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@skinkestek 24 days

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> noun.

> manucca

> a forest, especially one with trees or shrubs that grow from the sea or mountain in the center "she went diving together on manucca Lake"

It would probably be good if this had a filter applied to filter out words that already are defined.

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@distortedsignal 24 days

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Sorry to the author but this one doesn't pass the sniff test for me.

Generally, the syllable breaks for these words are not quite correct. The two words that I got were Paulotomy and systerectomy. These were broken into Paulo-tomy and sys-terec-tomy. That generally goes against length-of-syllable-in-English rules that... I can't articulate. I would break these into pau-lo-to-my and sys-ter-ec-to-my (sys-trec-to-my would also be acceptable).

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@EastOfTruth 24 days

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I wonder how many of these words will eventually become a reality.

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@bruce343434 25 days

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I also have an interesting one, 'f.head'

https://l.thisworddoesnotexist.com/XB2q

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@p2hari 25 days

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cool.. some new JS frameworks and npm packages can take inspiration :)

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@devjam 25 days

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transpile [1]

> combine (vehicle parts) with another person's

> "a car with both legs transpiled to fill the remaining area"

Hrmmm.

[1] https://www.thisworddoesnotexist.com/w/transpile/eyJ3IjogInR...

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