Thursday, January 31, 2013

Missing tweets from Artwiculate by @TiddK


Many current Artwiculate players will know that once upon a time there was a scoring system, and players could vote, resulting in a winning tweet, a Top 5, Top 20, Top 50. That system has been taken down now, for good or ill. 

What is certainly 'ill' is that - for reasons best known to themselves - Artwiculate have also removed the archive, which showed the top tweets for every single word of the day. This would be a treasure trove of wit, poetry, puns, clever wordplay, haiku, playfulness.. all gone. 

Recently, I happened across the screenshots I made each day I won (vanity, vanity, all is vanity!). These showed not only my winning tweet, but as many tweets as I could fit into a single screenshot. I have converted these using OCR software, and offer them here as a record of happier days, and as an archive - sadly, only a drop in the ocean - of some of the tweets that found popularity with voters.

Tidd's blog: http://tiddsbits.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/missing-artwiculate-tweets.html

Artwiculate Words of January


Take your pick: January 31, 2013 - Emuntate   January 30, 2013 - gigglesome   January 29, 2013 - photovoltaism   January 28, 2013 - curple   January 27, 2013 - Acquiesce   January 26, 2013 - pantheism   January 25, 2013 - euphonia   January 24, 2013 - simulacrum   January 23, 2013 - recalcitrance   January 22, 2013 - dodecahedron   January 21, 2013 - struthious   January 20, 2013 - scuppernong   January 19, 2013 - clatterfart   January 18, 2013 - fond   January 17, 2013 - nullipara   January 16, 2013 - abscond   January 15, 2013 - isthmus   January 14, 2013 - hubbub   January 13, 2013 - homonym   January 12, 2013 - tittle   January 11, 2013 - cortege   January 10, 2013 - anemone   January 9, 2013 - equinox   January 8, 2013 - fuliginous   January 7, 2013 - euphony   January 6, 2013 - octogenarian   January 5, 2013 - cockalorum   January 4, 2013 - aegis   January 3, 2013 - futilitarian   January 2, 2013 - proletariat   January 1, 2013 - glisten  

Sunday, January 20, 2013

A Couple of Words

Congratulations to honorary Artwiculati
@coinopratdchris Chris and @ultracutebot Erica on their anniversary!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Wordsmiths will Artwiculate Today


There’s a hubbub in the town 
and the story’s going round 
that the wordsmith will artwiculate today. 
They’ll gather in the square 
and demonstrate their flair, 
tossing nouns and verbs and concepts in high play. 

You will wonder at their skill 
and the way that they can fill 
the air with sparkling phrases and with wit, 
and your heart will lift with joy 
at the brilliance they deploy 
and the anagrams and puns that they commit. 

With open mouths you’ll gaze 
at their daring turns of phrase, 
and their repartee will hold you in their thrall – 
artwiculate shamans, 
juggling lexi-talismans, 
as they dance upon the highest wire of all. 


Also on TheSupercargo website here: http://thesupercargo.com/2013/01/15/wordsmiths-articulate/
 
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