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13th Mar '13 11:27:56 PM MyTimingIsOff
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->"Urban Dictionary is the slang dictionary you wrote. ''Define your world''"
--> -- Urban Dictionary

->"A place formerly used to find out about slang, and now a place that teens with no life use as a burn book to whine about celebrities, their friends, etc., let out their sexual frustrations, show off their racist/sexist/homophobic/anti-(insert religion here) opinions, {{troll}}, and babble about things they know nothing about."
--> -- Urban Dictionary's main definition of itself.

Created in 1999 by a college student named Aaron Peckham, the Urban Dictionary combines "anyone can add information" with a dictionary. It has currently recorded over four million words and phrases, mostly slang or slang usage. New words, definitions, and examples are submitted and then approved by the votes of both users and visitors. After that, the new additions are displayed for the world to see, forever.

Many of the terms defined are derogatory or describe sexual acts, so The Urban Dictionary is [[NotSafeForWork not exactly something a child should browse through unsupervised]]. It also gives personal opinions by contributors on certain subjects (bands, movies, books...), with contributors rarely considering the opinions of others. It can be useful for finding out how an unknown term is used, but don't trust it blindly; a significant fraction of the definitions are made up by the person contributing them.

Urban Dictionary offers a Word of the Day on its mainpage. For a long time, they allowed users to rate from the mainpage, resulting in large numbers of negative votes. This option was eventually disabled, largely preventing this.

Urban Dictionary can be found [[http://www.urbandictionary.com/ here]].
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* AuthorTract: More like "contributor tract" that is, most of the definitions tend to be personal opinions of the contributor.
* AccidentalPun: An eigenpun.
* ComicSutra: Almost every term will have at least one sexual definition, often one that's unlikely to exist outside the contributor's imagination.
* DoesNotLikeMen: Look up [[http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Man ''men'']] and [[http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Misandry ''misandry']]'. [[{{Spammer}} The same person]] who wrote the definitions posted them over and over again.
* FreudWasRight: [[{{in-universe}} They]] will ''somehow'' make ''any word'' related to sex.
* {{GIFT}}
* HeManWomanHater: The (formerly) most popular definition for [[http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=evil "evil"]]. Complete with InsaneTrollLogic.
* HollywoodAtheist: Looking at the definitions for "atheism," some contributors are this. *HeadDesk*
* {{Jerkass}}: A lot of the contributors.
* NotSafeForWork
* PopularityPower
* RefugeInVulgarity
* SelfDeprecation: The most popular definition of "Urban Dictionary" as shown on top of this page.
* SophisticatedAsHell: A great many of the definitions are written this way.
* TakeThat: Many definitions are this.
* {{Troll}}: Many contributors are these. And '''very''' bigoted ones.
* ViewersAreMorons[=/=]TakeThatAudience: The first definition for [[http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=stupid "stupid"]]
* UnreliableNarrator: Most of the definitions are way biased.

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->"Urban Dictionary is the slang dictionary you wrote. ''Define your world''"
--> -- Urban Dictionary

->"A place formerly used to find out about slang, and now a place that teens with no life use as a burn book to whine about celebrities, their friends, etc., let out their sexual frustrations, show off their racist/sexist/homophobic/anti-(insert religion here) opinions, {{troll}}, and babble about things they know nothing about."
--> -- Urban Dictionary's main definition of itself.

Created in 1999 by a college student named Aaron Peckham, the Urban Dictionary combines "anyone can add information" with a dictionary. It has currently recorded over four million words and phrases, mostly slang or slang usage. New words, definitions, and examples are submitted and then approved by the votes of both users and visitors. After that, the new additions are displayed for the world to see, forever.

Many of the terms defined are derogatory or describe sexual acts, so The Urban Dictionary is [[NotSafeForWork not exactly something a child should browse through unsupervised]]. It also gives personal opinions by contributors on certain subjects (bands, movies, books...), with contributors rarely considering the opinions of others. It can be useful for finding out how an unknown term is used, but don't trust it blindly; a significant fraction of the definitions are made up by the person contributing them.

Urban Dictionary offers a Word of the Day on its mainpage. For a long time, they allowed users to rate from the mainpage, resulting in large numbers of negative votes. This option was eventually disabled, largely preventing this.

Urban Dictionary can be found [[http://www.urbandictionary.com/ here]].
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!!Tropes:

* AuthorTract: More like "contributor tract" that is, most of the definitions tend to be personal opinions of the contributor.
* AccidentalPun: An eigenpun.
* ComicSutra: Almost every term will have at least one sexual definition, often one that's unlikely to exist outside the contributor's imagination.
* DoesNotLikeMen: Look up [[http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Man ''men'']] and [[http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Misandry ''misandry']]'. [[{{Spammer}} The same person]] who wrote the definitions posted them over and over again.
* FreudWasRight: [[{{in-universe}} They]] will ''somehow'' make ''any word'' related to sex.
* {{GIFT}}
* HeManWomanHater: The (formerly) most popular definition for [[http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=evil "evil"]]. Complete with InsaneTrollLogic.
* HollywoodAtheist: Looking at the definitions for "atheism," some contributors are this. *HeadDesk*
* {{Jerkass}}: A lot of the contributors.
* NotSafeForWork
* PopularityPower
* RefugeInVulgarity
* SelfDeprecation: The most popular definition of "Urban Dictionary" as shown on top of this page.
* SophisticatedAsHell: A great many of the definitions are written this way.
* TakeThat: Many definitions are this.
* {{Troll}}: Many contributors are these. And '''very''' bigoted ones.
* ViewersAreMorons[=/=]TakeThatAudience: The first definition for [[http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=stupid "stupid"]]
* UnreliableNarrator: Most of the definitions are way biased.

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20th Feb '13 8:41:00 AM DynamicDragon
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22nd Jan '13 8:10:12 AM Bicorn
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* ComicSutra: Almost every term will have at least one sexual definition, often one that's unlikely to exist outside the contributor's imagination.
19th Dec '12 7:43:47 PM SolsticePrince
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* HeManWomanHater: The most popular definition for [[http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=evil "evil"]]. Complete with InsaneTrollLogic.

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* HeManWomanHater: The (formerly) most popular definition for [[http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=evil "evil"]]. Complete with InsaneTrollLogic.
21st Nov '12 11:54:41 AM JMQwilleran
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Urban Dictionary offers a Word of the Day on its mainpage. For a long time, they allowed users to rate from the mainpage, resulting in large numbers of negative votes. This option was eventually disabled, largely preventing this.
3rd Oct '12 2:32:53 PM AwesomeBlackGuy
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-->"Urban Dictionary is the slang dictionary you wrote. ''Define your world''"
---> -- Urban Dictionary

-->"A place formerly used to find out about slang, and now a place that teens with no life use as a burn book to whine about celebrities, their friends, etc., let out their sexual frustrations, show off their racist/sexist/homophobic/anti-(insert religion here) opinions, {{troll}}, and babble about things they know nothing about."
---> -- Urban Dictionary's main definition of itself.

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Dictionary is the slang dictionary you wrote. ''Define your world''"
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-->"A ->"A place formerly used to find out about slang, and now a place that teens with no life use as a burn book to whine about celebrities, their friends, etc., let out their sexual frustrations, show off their racist/sexist/homophobic/anti-(insert religion here) opinions, {{troll}}, and babble about things they know nothing about."
---> --> -- Urban Dictionary's main definition of itself.
14th Aug '12 4:52:18 AM MsCC93
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* {{Jerkass}}: A lot of the contributors.
2nd Aug '12 4:15:29 PM AnimeBadger
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* DoesNotLikeMen: Look up [[http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Man ''men'']] and [[http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Misandry ''misandry']]'. [[Spammer The same person]] who wrote the definitions posted them over and over again.

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* DoesNotLikeMen: Look up [[http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Man ''men'']] and [[http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Misandry ''misandry']]'. [[Spammer [[{{Spammer}} The same person]] who wrote the definitions posted them over and over again.
2nd Aug '12 4:14:55 PM AnimeBadger
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* DoesNotLikeMen: Look up [[http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Man ''men'']] and [[http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Misandry ''misandry']]'. [[Spammer The same person]] who wrote the definitions posted them over and over again.
3rd Jul '12 11:59:35 AM belarin
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* FanHater: Plenty of users act like fans of something they hate killed their family.
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