Wednesday, April 30, 2014

TMT

Tip of My Tongue is one of those little online tools that is insanely helpful when you need a word but you can't remember exactly what it is. You feed it what you can remember: letters, partial fragments of the word, the meaning, what it sounds like etc., and it searches for word matches and produces a list of possibilities.

My guy and I were on a walk the other night and we passed a palm tree I thought was lovely -- but neither of us could remember the proper name of it. All we had was "sa-something." When we got home I fed the letters and meaning (palm tree) to TMT, and got this:



It was a sabal palm, as the TMT correctly guessed on the first run. When you're writing there is nothing more annoying than being unable to remember a word exactly, so this online tool can serve as a very helpful search and rescue for your brain.

4 comments:

  1. Oh, cool! I use one-look.com's reverse dictionary, which is like a mix of thesaurus, dictionary mixed with steroids and hallucinogens *I kid you not, you should see some of the suggestions* but sometimes the offerings are too broad. This will be handy!

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  2. Wow, thanks for this! I spent an hour the other day trying to think of a particular word. Even called my sister, talked to my brother-in-law, called my mother. Finally had to give up and find a different word altogether.

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  3. Very cool! I can see how useful this site will be. Thanks!

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  4. OMG! This it the best thing since sliced bread! Seriously. I can't tell you how many times I go vapor-lock on a word I need!

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