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created:January 26, 2009
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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. I called it The Online Slang Dictionary. It's been going strong for over 24 years!

I am a software engineer with more than 16 years of professional experience - across a variety of industries and utilizing a variety of technologies.

As of July 2021, I am exploring new opportunities in Northern California (San Francisco Bay, Sacramento metropolitan areas) and the Washington, DC metropolitan area (“the DMV.”)

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.