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Lexicalia.com

Status: owned by user nohat, who is willing to transfer ownership of the domain.

This is a made-up word, made from combining the Greek root lexicos, referring to words, with the suffix ‑alia, denoting a collection of items related to a particular area of activity or interest. Thus, Lexicalia is a collection of items related to words.

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    Not bad at all! – Kosmonaut Sep 7 '10 at 22:43
  • Boooooooooooooooooo!!! – Midhat Sep 10 '10 at 19:27
  • (sings) Leeexicali Rose... – mmyers Sep 10 '10 at 20:20
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    What a lovely sequence of letters. – An̲̳̳drew Sep 13 '10 at 4:59
  • I quite like this name actually. Even those who are skilled in the English language should be happy with this 'poetic license'. – Noldorin Sep 21 '10 at 17:49
  • Also, this makes for a great descriptor of site users. Lexicalians ! – Noldorin Sep 21 '10 at 17:50
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    I love the sound of this name, but it seems too focused on words (as opposed to phrases, grammar, usage, etc). – ShreevatsaR Sep 22 '10 at 11:43
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    I don't like it because it seems way too self-congratulatingly clever. I realize -alia is a standard suffix, but it is just too close to genitalia for me. There just aren't a lot of words out there that use it, and those that do are very rare. Paraphernalia, latrinalia, *kitchenalia*–most of these are uncommon and all are somewhat hoity-toity in feel. Is that what you want the "feel" of the site to be? "Stack Overflow" doesn't describe that site. Instead it calls on an experience that all programmers have, and at that, a negative one! – ErikE Sep 26 '10 at 7:17
  • So I question this name because it just doesn't feel accessible to me. Don't describe the site. Attract people to it. – ErikE Sep 26 '10 at 7:19
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grammarpower.com

available

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    -1 This is such an uncreative name which does the exact opposite of what it's intended to do. – Mateen Ulhaq Nov 18 '11 at 6:22
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    No, that would be grammerpowar.com! – An̲̳̳drew Nov 22 '11 at 18:32
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How about Present Perfect?

presentperfect.com is not available, but the registrar is Network Solutions, which makes me think it might be easier to get than other squatted names.

EDIT:
Ugh, there seems to be content there now. It's just a Flash placeholder, but it's probably enough to disqualify the name.

  • Seems to me that "not available" has to disqualify it, unless there's a specific acceptable listed price. – davebug Aug 20 '10 at 23:40
  • An excellent name to attract native speakers. However, to people who learn English by browsing YouTube and Digg, it sounds like yet another online gift shop. In fact, there is present-perfect.de, who are selling promotional items. – RegDwigнt Aug 27 '10 at 23:24
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    @dave, I used to think that, but The Bosses have spoken otherwise. "If the name is registered but is being 'squatted,' i.e., there’s something there, it’s just not anything worthwhile, ask the owner if they would sell. If it’s available for a reasonable amount of money, and it’s a great name, and the community loves it, we may even be able to buy it." -Joel ( source ) – Pops Aug 28 '10 at 16:47
  • @Reg, that website makes me a little sad. – Pops Aug 28 '10 at 16:48
  • There is a fully-fledged website there now. I think we're out of luck. – Noldorin Aug 30 '10 at 13:22
  • In principle we could try presentperfect.org or presentperfect.net etc., but there's the risk of confusion. – ShreevatsaR Sep 22 '10 at 11:45
  • @ShreevatsaR, SOIS's policy is strongly against anything other than .com. – Pops Sep 22 '10 at 22:15
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participle.com

(parked, placeholder)

I like the fact that it evokes "participate".

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English Enthusiast

EnglishEnthusiast.com

Available.

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    -1 This is too dweeby: do you really want to tell people "I'm an English enthusiast"? – delete Aug 28 '10 at 14:27
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EnglishLangua.ge

Available, again not a .com

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slipperywords.com

available

4

WordOverflow.com

available

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Since there may be — again, IANAL — copyright issues with OxfordComma.com, how about the alternate term

SerialComma.com

It's registered, but there's no site there; not even one of those ad-laden placeholders. And the registration expires in a few months, for what that's worth.

  • SerialKiller sounds better, but that's just me. – Mateen Ulhaq Nov 18 '11 at 6:23
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redcomment.com

(available)

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grammunity.com

(available)

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OxfordComma.com

Available

(http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/page/oxfordcomma)

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    -1: Oxford is pretty sure to be trademarked with respect to English language. – delete Aug 28 '10 at 14:24
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    @Shinto, Oxford is a city, a university, a type of shirt, a brand of dictionary (which is probably what you were thinking of); I don't think it's trademarkable. – Pops Aug 28 '10 at 16:51
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    @Lord Torgamus: if you open any book published by OUP you'll find the following words: "OXFORD and OXFORD ENGLISH are registered trade marks of Oxford University Press in the UK and certain other countries" – delete Aug 29 '10 at 0:52
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    @Shinto, that's incredible. I guess I should leave this one for the lawyers, huh? – Pops Aug 29 '10 at 17:32
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circledred.com

(in line with stack overflow and server fault, a common way to signal an error in grammar.)

  • I like circledred.com, but it's not the most readable domain name. I've suggested 'redcomment.com' instead. – An̲̳̳drew Sep 7 '10 at 20:46
  • I like the idea but when I read it it makes me think of people who are afraid of circles (circle dread) – Mr. Shiny and New 安宇 Sep 23 '10 at 2:40
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englishmastered.com

available

  • I read this as 'English Mustard' - Not gonna down vote it though - i love mustard...mmm..lovely with ham. – JWEnglish Sep 27 '10 at 2:15
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verbalessences.com

(available)

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    This one probably shouldn't be taken too seriously. – An̲̳̳drew Sep 8 '10 at 20:11
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TongueTips.com

available

0

MiddleVerb.com

Available

LinkingVerb.com

For sale

0

IntentionalAmbiguity.com

Available

  • +1 nice idea for a name. – delete Aug 28 '10 at 14:26
  • Or InternationalAmbiguity??? – Midhat Sep 1 '10 at 15:48
  • and by the time you type it... – OneProton Sep 24 '10 at 15:40
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VerbPhrase.com

Available, easy-to-type

0

ProofRed.Com

Not available but no content and created 11 years ago.

It's a pun, not technically incorrect though certainly not spelled the way it sounds (a possible problem), still hints at what the site is about, and is short and sweet.

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SentenceFragment.Com

Available.

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My first thought was GrammarGeeks.com but this seems taken by someone who does copy-editing as a business. Along the same lines,

GrammarNerds.com

whois suggests that the domain is available.

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MonkeysWithTypewriters.com

registered but for sale

The powerful 'collective intelligence' of stack exchange sites reminds me of the Infinite Monkey Theorem which states that:

A monkey hitting keys on a typewriter for an infinite amount of time will almost surely type the complete works of William Shakespeare.


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SoItIsSaid.com

available

SoItsSaid.com

SoItIsSaid.com

SoItWasSaid.com

AndSoItWasSaid.com

all available

  • Various others along that theme have the dot nets available - SomePeopleSay , SomeMightSay , YouDontSay (.com for sale) – JWEnglish Oct 6 '10 at 22:12
  • I think a little bit of sick came into my mouth with the its/it's confusion in this domain. ;) – jamesh Oct 7 '10 at 22:24
  • haha...yes i did wonder if that was going to be an issue – JWEnglish Oct 7 '10 at 23:35
  • i moved SoItsSaid.com down a peg in response to its inducement of sick – JWEnglish Oct 8 '10 at 16:16
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elu.com is not available, but is not used either.

EL&U

English Language & Usage

elu.com

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linguafran.ca

or

lingua.fran.ca

Both exist, but point nowhere

  • not a .com, but fits – Midhat Sep 1 '10 at 15:56
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    Sadly engli.sh is taken and not for sale – Midhat Sep 1 '10 at 15:58
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    I've never really been a fan of the term “lingua franca”. It’s an Italian name that means “French language”. Not English-centric enough for my tastes. – nohat Sep 8 '10 at 1:17
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    And who knows whether or not English will stay so. – Charlie Sep 9 '10 at 1:30
  • @nohat Or rather "lingua franca" is an Italian name that means "Frankish tongue": "a stripped-down Italian peppered with Spanish, French, Greek, Arabic, and Turkish words". – Hugo Oct 18 '11 at 20:43
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HowDoISayThatAgain.Com

  • How about iforgotthedomainname.com? – Mateen Ulhaq Nov 18 '11 at 6:24
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NoPassiveVoice.com available

-2

LoanWords.com

Available

-2

AlternateSpelling.com

For sale

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