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about: Hi. I'm Walter Rader. In 1996, there were no slang dictionaries on the web that took user contributions. So I created one and called it The Online Slang Dictionary. It will celebrate its 19th birthday this year!

As of June 2015, I am employed at Xignite in San Mateo, CA.

My resume is available on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/waltergr

You can reach me at waltergr@gmail.com


Here are some cool features of a couple of my more visible sites:


* Usage statistics

* Vulgarity ratings

* Maps that show where slang is used

* More of the interesting features are listed here: http://onlineslangdictionary.com/pages/about/



* An analysis of the offensiveness of English works in the Project Gutenberg corpus.

* This analysis used >250,000 vulgarity votes cast on The Online Slang Dictionary.

* Analyses of more corpora are in planning.



* Put a pin in a global map for a word or phrase. (Think: "hashtags plus location".)

* This site powers the "I use this word - put me on the map!" feature of The Online Slang Dictionary.