HipDict: The Comically Accurate Dictionary
You know when we say something and are thinking something completely different?
But it’s too much effort to explain what we are actually thinking and so the words come out something like “Oh, okay.” Meaning:
Introducing HipDict, the crowdsourced dictionary that says what we all are thinking. Sometimes Webster’s dictionary just doesn’t cut it, so we might as well have fun with our own definitions.
As a writer, I like playing around with words. I think it’s hilarious what definitions people can come up with. Some of them are spot on.
Not gonna lie, this is me. I have lots of works indefinitely postponed. Maybe sometime in the future they will revert to being back in progress. Maybe.
Being an English major, I can relate to this one too:
This is like every English or LIT teacher I’ve had. There have been plenty of times I wondered, are we actually analyzing this text? Or are we just so desperate to find a deeper meaning that we are making all of this stuff up?
I try not to think about it. Still…does the camera in the story represent how the characters view the world? Or is it just a camera? And why is all of the dialogue short and clipped; hmm, I think the author is doing something here…
As almost everyone who has done a group project knows: they suck. We just don’t dare say it, because the teacher might get mad. And if the teacher isn’t, the classmates might be.
One cough, and the whole room freezes. Cue emergency run for water.
Of course, it’s highly inconvenient because you can’t take a sip without taking your mask off, and everyone is already freaked out anyway. So, microcoughing it is.
This one cracked me up. When my roommate wonders why in the world I like to stay up so late: this. Not that my wall is very interesting, so sometimes I prefer to stare at the rug.
Next time you are up staring at your wall (or rug), you can either get cheered up or depressed scrolling through all the crowdsourced definitions on HipDict.
Or, if you are really brave, you can submit your own definitions. It’s time to release all those beautiful, comical meanings you’ve been hiding behind eye rolls and okays.