When submitting new
terms for inclusion in the E.V., please be sure to include
information on how you would like to be credited. I feel
it is important that those who make contributions to the
Las Vexicon be credited, even for minor contributions, for
who can tell what significance and profundity may one day
accrue to what seems like a trivial term today. Lexicographers,
etymologists, and pedantic nerds alike often curse the lack
of records documenting the origins of words and ideas.
I will credit you any way you wish,
from "anonymous" to your full name, address, phone
number and e-mail. It's your choice: First name only? Nickname
only? E-mail only? Etc. Some examples:
- "Please credit me with my full
name and e-mail: Al G. Vasse, firstname.lastname@example.org"
- "I don't want anyone to ever
find out that I was in any way associated with your website.
Please keep me anonymous."
- "Please credit me with my first
name only and state of residence, the way I sign letters
to porno magazines: Norm, Delaware."
- "Acknowledge my contribution
with the code name 'megastud'." (I may make fun of
you on this one.)
- "List me by my real nickname
'The Ugly Dork'." (I won't make fun of you.)
- "List my real name, but not
my area or e-mail."
- "List my e-mail address only,
not my name, so I'll still have plausible deniability,
If you fail to
indicate how you wish to be credited, I will use whatever
name you signed to your e-mail. If you fail to put a name
on your e-mail, I will use your e-mail address, sans the
@-part. Also, if you fail to put your name on your e-mail
(not just to me, but in general), you are guilty of a faux
pas. It’s like a letter. Learn some netiquette, people!
Please bear in mind that just because
you send them to me, doesn't mean I will include them in
the E.V. They must first pass rigorous standards of usefulness,
relevance, and cleverness as set down by the Big Empire
Encyclopedia Vegasana Lexicographic Evaluation Committee,
which consists mostly of me. Most terms will need to be
"road tested" by the B.E.E.V.L.E.C. under actual
Vegas conditions before they get added. On rare occasions,
a term will be submitted which is so meritorious that it
is immediately added to the E.V. amid a chorus of huzzah's.
Usually, I consult the rest of the Big Empire staff on the
addition of new terms, but I, Phil, am the final arbiter
and lexicographer supreme! Hahahaha! You pitiful mortal
fools! Bow down before my awesome power!
One type of term that I am particularly
NOT looking for is nicknames for casinos. Yes, I included
a few of the traditional ones because we use them and they
are reasonably funny, and yes, if you come up with a particularly
brilliant one, I will include it, but don't expect every
dumb alteration of a casino name to make the cut ("Hey!
I know! Instead of calling it the Imperial Palace, let's
call it the Imperial Malice! Imperial Callus? Imperial Phallus?
Imperial Chalice? Imperial Wallis? Imperial Talis?").
Don't be offended, even some of the Big Empire's own terms
were left out. For example, we used to call the El Rancho
the "E.R." or Emergency Room, because it was in
critical condition, and in fact has since died. There may
be six people in the world who miss it. But I digress.
I understand the Submission Guidelines and am ready
a comment or suggestion? Let Us Know.