Pick Me! *sits up straight, waves hand wildly*

yahoo picksIt’s been a while since I bragged about a Wordie media mention*, but I liked the tone of this one: yesterday Wordie was chosen as the Yahoo! Pick of the Day. The kicker says it all: “¡Que viva Wordie! Romp through the “recent words” section, acquaint yourself with the top 100 citers, linger among the most recent themed attractions, and then declare yourself a wordie. Go forth, friends, and flourish linguistically.”

Right on, Yahoo!**. Right on.

* To balance the scales, here’s a gem from the archives. Read this list bottom to top.
** Question: if Yahoo! is the last word in a sentence, do you still use closing punctuation? It makes sense that you would, but man, it’s chugly.

3 thoughts on “Pick Me! *sits up straight, waves hand wildly*

  1. I’ve got to say, I didn’t even know we HAD a “Top 100 Citers” list! But I’m happy to be #1. I mean, reesetee’s a given, so he doesn’t count, right? 😉

    Congrats for the accolades! Good timing, with the recent site birthday and all…

  2. That’s awesome John, any publicity is good publicity, which by the multiplicative property of goodness means that good publicity is great publicity.

  3. Hi, I’m a copy editor at Yahoo!, and yes, if “Yahoo!” appears at the end of a sentence, you include both the exclamation point at the end of “Yahoo!” and the ending punctuation of the sentence. And yeah, it’s pretty chugly.

    Congrats on making the Top 25 Picks of 2007! I recommended your site for inclusion in Picks, and I voted for it to be in the Top 25. Glad to see others voted for it, too!

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