My Custom Spelling Dictionary

post by Gram_Stone · 2016-04-23T21:56:23.183Z · score: 3 (6 votes) · LW · GW · Legacy · 4 comments

I looked at my custom spelling dictionary in Google Chrome, and thought custom spelling dictionaries in general might be a good place for you to look if you wonder what kinds of terms you'll have to explain to people to help them understand what you mean. If something's on your list, then you would probably have to provide an explanation of its usage to a given random individual from the world population.

Here's my list:

anthropogenic

attentional

attentionally

automaticity

beisutsukai

bulletpoint

ceteris

combinatorially

commentariat

credences

curation

disanalogies

Eliezer

epistemic

evolutionarily

formidability

fortiori

gedanken

Gwern

hierarch

impactful

indexical

interpretable

Kahneman

LW

LWers

maladaptive

metacognition

metacognitive

metamemory

MIRI

Newcomblike

normatively

paribus

percepts

prefrontal

pseudonymity

pseudonymously

relatable

situational

superintelligence

underconfidence

underconfident

unobservable

unsimplified

updateless

whistleblow

 

Share yours, too, if you'd like. Maybe something interesting or useful will come out of it. Maybe there will be patterns.

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comment by CronoDAS · 2016-04-24T04:10:05.753Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

I'd have a bunch of Magic card names. ;)

comment by PipFoweraker · 2016-04-24T18:53:55.311Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Unfortunately, this. I did coverage work for WoTC for a few years and my custom dictionary is ridiculous.

For bonus points, I've also reviewed 200+ Spec Fic novels, so the amount of weird pronouns in the list is spectacular.

comment by ZankerH · 2016-04-25T09:17:15.257Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)
  • acausal
  • arational
  • agnonstic
  • Gnon
  • gnonstic
  • Moloch
  • outreact
  • postrational
  • postrationalist
  • underreact
comment by pepe_prime · 2016-05-09T05:40:15.743Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

This is a cool idea, and a cool source for a rational anki deck. I'd post mine, but I don't add any custom spellings to chrome.