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Can you tell the future with our Word of the Day?

Word of the Day, bibliomancy, comics, rap, youtube videosSome people use the Word of the Day to learn a new, unusual word every day. Others use it like a Magic 8 ball, to provide guidance or to predict the future. To our delight, others use it to make rap videos. Yesterday, we ran across a video that featured one of our devoted Word of the Day fans using every January word of the Day in a unique, funny hip-hop rhyme. We were most impressed that he included the definitions of the words in text captions in the video as well as by the accuracy with which he used these obscure words!

When someone uses words as a way to predict the future or just to gauge the mood of their day, it’s called bibliomancy. We are bibliomancy enthusiasts here at Dictionary.com, and always enjoy learning how others find personal significance in our Word of the Day picks.

In this Non-Sequitur comic, a couple attempts to use bibliomancy to name their new boat. We don’t recommend relying on our words of the day for this or any other fateful decision. Another fan uses the words daily to make a new comic illustrating the word itself.

So thank you for making our daily words a part of your life. Do you use our words of the day in a creative way? Send us your examples and maybe we can highlight them in a future post!

65 Comments

  1. OnceInABlueMoon -  April 24, 2012 - 3:57 pm

    I loved every minute…..dictionary.com should do something like this for every month…..

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  2. 2012BLOGGERELDOGGERELARF | BLOGCHI@mayopia.com -  March 13, 2012 - 10:45 am

    [...] the ‘Onions’. — The Splinterwebs are always Splintered: — Hot Words and WOTD linked and informed — We toss in Merriam — and Loosely Redefined with Urbans — [...]

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  3. 2012BLOGGERELDOGGERELAWOOF | BLOGCHI@mayopia.com -  March 10, 2012 - 12:53 pm

    [...] ‘Onions’.  — The Splinterwebs have Splintered Us today: — Hot Words and WOTD linked and informed — We toss in Merriam — and Loosely Redefined with Urbans — [...]

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  4. 2012BLOGGERELDOGGERELACHEN | BLOGCHI@mayopia.com -  February 27, 2012 - 8:31 am

    [...] to reference our Line Tamer — Sunday lost to laziness we’ll say. — Hot Words and WOTD linked and informed — We toss in Merriam — and Loosely Redefined with Urbans — [...]

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  5. tomsboat -  February 20, 2012 - 7:35 pm

    I love the word of the day, you help me a lot with my vocabulary and English reading, and I learn a lot of stories and knowledge here. My story is I got a friend from Sweden, who is learning chinese from me, and I’m learning English from him, thank you dictionary.com. I’m interested in how many people are benefiting from you and where are they come from.

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  6. 2012BLOGGERELDOGGERELA | BLOGCHI@mayopia.com -  February 19, 2012 - 7:58 am

    [...] sources for inspiration — WTF we’ll list all but the Caboose. — Hot Words and WOTD linked and informed — We toss in Merriam — and Loosely Redefined with Urbans — [...]

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  7. 2012BLOGGERELDOGGEREL | BLOGCHI@mayopia.com -  February 14, 2012 - 7:22 am

    [...] It’s the Gods Damned Gods Hypocrisy that needs some intervention. — Hot Words and WOTD linked and informed we toss in Merriam — and Loosely Redefined with Urbans — Daily [...]

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  8. cassie cross -  February 13, 2012 - 5:25 pm

    Cool I’m totally loving this

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  9. mary torres -  February 12, 2012 - 9:56 am

    @nancy good job:)

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  10. nancy -  February 9, 2012 - 12:22 am

    me gusta como canta, tiene mucha confianza!

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  11. Kathleen -  February 8, 2012 - 8:26 pm

    TROLLING.

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  12. sherryyu -  February 7, 2012 - 1:11 pm

    no no no nona nota no i cant predict the future of anything u know

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  13. nemo trick -  February 7, 2012 - 8:33 am

    this is so funny hahah lol :P

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  14. Jeanna -  February 7, 2012 - 8:29 am

    @Mike- did you mean to say abuse it, or use it- the site?

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  15. mary -  February 7, 2012 - 6:28 am

    :)

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  16. mary -  February 7, 2012 - 6:27 am

    love this stuff keep them coming yall

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  17. Gautam J -  February 6, 2012 - 11:07 pm

    This Sounds Interesting

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  18. Manny Wood Aggrie -  February 6, 2012 - 4:44 am

    I have never used the word of the day in divinations, but sometimes I use clouds…what I did use them for was creating spelling bees for my students. They loved spelling unusual words and learning the meanings. This rap was entertaining and he is CUTE…..

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  19. Leta -  February 5, 2012 - 9:11 pm

    I want a boyfriend like this guy!! Someone who shares my love of words…

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  20. Jack Cervantes -  February 5, 2012 - 8:13 am

    Haha

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  21. WOTD | BLOGCHI@mayopia.com -  February 5, 2012 - 7:59 am

    [...] ‘WOTD’ Sounds like a Radio Station: — NPR, BBC, Democracy Now Wit some invocation — Depending on the Situation where independent journalism has some Daily Word or Dickensian Interpretation — Whether we find ourselves behind the Eight Ball  or some Cat stuck under a Hat — Anoesis developing with Fifty, or Forty Years or so — Or is that Sixty-two? — Though our head Remains quite Fat. — What’s an idiot to do? –>>L.T.Rhyme [...]

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  22. miss ivy -  February 5, 2012 - 7:53 am

    great use of the vocabulary and it was funny!

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  23. JodyG -  February 5, 2012 - 7:41 am

    Bravo!!! Bravo!!! Encore!! Very well done.

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  24. Woid Noid -  February 5, 2012 - 5:49 am

    Cutest and cleverest gangsta I’ve ever seen! Hope you got the goil

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  25. pashmina manu -  February 4, 2012 - 10:33 pm

    i really enjoyed it…v good .

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  26. manu -  February 4, 2012 - 10:32 pm

    ..i liked it…

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  27. JJRousseau -  February 4, 2012 - 9:52 pm

    Dog eared, Dog. Double Woof, Oui?

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  28. Jim -  February 4, 2012 - 7:36 pm

    Impressive stuff. Well done, sir!

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  29. Stefanya White -  February 4, 2012 - 5:16 pm

    I loved it. What a fun way to learn the meaning of new words.

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  30. pandemo -  February 4, 2012 - 12:16 pm

    I know I need eye surgery (scheduled for 2/13), but the light curtain background camouflaged some of the words. Position your head so the wall in the corner is the background and your effort (tremendous) and talent (extraordinary) will really shine.

    Practice makes perfect!

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  31. why do you want to know -  February 4, 2012 - 10:58 am

    SOOOOOOOOOOOO FUNNNNNY make one for February too!

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  32. jordan -  February 4, 2012 - 10:57 am

    can u make one for February too?

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  33. Amula -  February 4, 2012 - 10:52 am

    He is awesome !
    I really like the way that he used to deal with those words !!
    man ! you are genius ! ;)

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  34. Kim -  February 4, 2012 - 10:27 am

    Hilarious: adj. One of the various words used to describe this video and its creator. :P

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  35. Mike -  February 4, 2012 - 9:53 am

    I don’t mean to troll, however I would just like to point out how terrible the vocabulary and spelling are in the comments for this. You’re on a site that’s purpose is for spelling. Please abuse it.

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  36. Lynn -  February 4, 2012 - 9:35 am

    Great job!! Thanks for starting my day off with a laugh.

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  37. Maureen -  February 4, 2012 - 9:24 am

    You kicked the can and didn’t lacerate you tongue. What fun—man!

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  38. JUDY -  February 4, 2012 - 9:02 am

    Loved the rap. Clever way to use and thus integrate the vocabulary!

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  39. Mackenzie -  February 4, 2012 - 8:25 am

    Nice job! You definetly learned a lot from dictionary.com!!!!! awesome! You have a talent really! I wish I could do that!

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  40. ronnie -  February 4, 2012 - 7:16 am

    that was HILARIOUS i tell you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thanks for that video im much smarter now LOL

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  41. Patricia -  February 4, 2012 - 6:40 am

    That was extremely interesting, it proves though that if you use what makes you comfortable there is no limit in your learning. So back to what always believed in the first place, stop forcing rigid learning instructions and let the kids learn best how they feel comfortable. If they like to read comics let them read comics they are reading and learning, if they like to rap let them use the words like this man did I am sure he is going to remember every single word he used if not at least most of them.

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  42. Connie -  February 4, 2012 - 6:28 am

    Way to go, very entertaining and educational, I hope you make another video.

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  43. Cathy -  February 4, 2012 - 6:23 am

    I love it!

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  44. Swanwhite -  February 4, 2012 - 5:58 am

    I love new words :)
    A word of the day from a ways back made me want to rhyme too :)

    A bibliophage
    Is in care of the sage
    And the mage

    A bibliophage
    Is torn from the page
    With a rage

    A Bibliophage
    Is free from the cage
    Of his age..

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  45. Christy -  February 4, 2012 - 5:26 am

    Very cool! I like word of the day and check it out every day in my iPad app. I’ve been missing the question of the day, though, which hasn’t been updated in probably a month! Bring back question of the day, please!

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  46. Mary, aka Polly -  February 4, 2012 - 5:23 am

    Excellent!

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  47. chanrapolitely -  February 4, 2012 - 4:00 am

    It is very interesting. I love it too.

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  48. Fran -  February 4, 2012 - 3:56 am

    Very enjoyable. You’re a talented and creative individual. Keep up the good work!

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  49. Batdance -  February 4, 2012 - 12:50 am

    send/post lyrics please

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  50. yearz -  February 3, 2012 - 11:26 pm

    nice way to learn thx

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  51. Destine -  February 3, 2012 - 9:28 pm

    That was good. Cute guy!

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  52. Monique Kimbell -  February 3, 2012 - 8:34 pm

    That was impressive and entertaining! Kudos to you for taking time to have some fun while teaching us at that same time!

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  53. bailey -  February 3, 2012 - 7:14 pm

    This was more then amazing!! I’m resharing and subscribing :)

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  54. Laurel Airica -  February 3, 2012 - 6:29 pm

    Bravo! This guy is great!

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  55. Sandi Woods -  February 3, 2012 - 6:25 pm

    You are a very Clever Young man. I personally think you should have a future for the intelligent or it would even be cool for school vocabulary lessons. I definitely think he has a future! Good Luck, I for one truly enjoyed it! Dictionary.com you can’t find a place for a talented young man like him???

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  56. George -  February 3, 2012 - 5:59 pm

    Interesting and impressive

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  57. Vanessa -  February 3, 2012 - 5:05 pm

    BAHAHAHAHAHA

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  58. ryan -  February 3, 2012 - 4:55 pm

    i think I’m one of those who use the word of the day to learn a new word daily,cause it helps me to wide my vocabulary thanks to word of the day!!!

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  59. mayz -  February 3, 2012 - 4:40 pm

    Lol, that was funny, I bet his vocabulary grew by 31 words after making that rap :)

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  60. trollface -  February 3, 2012 - 4:16 pm

    LOL

    first comment

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  61. Jeanna -  February 3, 2012 - 4:08 pm

    Interesting- I used to go on this site just when I couldn’t find my (very big, very heavy, and very painful when it falls on your foot) dictionary. Then I started reading The Hot Word. Now, I guess I should start paying attention to the word of the day!

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  62. Hannah -  February 3, 2012 - 3:35 pm

    That was fairly amusing :P

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