Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Gullible isn't in the dictionary?

"Yeah, right," you say, and expect that next I will provide you with a link to a video with a cool catchy tune. But no, really:

(Original screenshot - not a single pixel was harmed or even altered!)


Anonymous said...

Ok, Theo, at the risk of being accused of gullibility or humourlessness, I checked your URL. Unsurprisingly, I got a different result - an entry for the word.

So, did I miss something in that picture, is this a lesson in carefully parsing disclaimers, or are you claiming that you actually got this result, maybe on April 1st?

Theo Bromine said...

No trick (or at least not one that I was responsible for). The screenshot was from last night (Tuesday, 5 May) - at the time, dictionary.com seemed to be completely broken. Not only was gullible not in the dictionary, neither were any of the few other words I cared to try (but screenshots of those would not have been nearly as interesting). When I checked again this morning, dictionary.com appeared to have returned to normal.