Autostraddle recently conducted a reader marketing survey and attained over 3,000 responses. One of the open-ended questions on the survey asked the survey-taker for “one word” to describe Autostraddle. 443 said “awesome.” Some permutation of the word “awesome” were about a third of total answers, including 24 “awesomesauce”s.
There were more people who said “AWESOME” in all caps than people who answered the second highest word, “informative.”
The top ten answers were: awesome, informative, amazing, fun, gay, entertaining, funny, interesting, hilarious, and queer.
This is the word cloud with “awesome” and “informative” in it:
This is the word cloud with those removed to make room for the little guys:
About 150 of you invented your own words. Many of those inventions simply contained an entire sentence without spaces between words, such as “sexylesbianfilledcanofwhipcream,” “MARKETABLESOONTOBEMONEYMAKINGMACHINE,” “evanrachelwoodbisexual” and “lafashionweek” but many of them were just entirely new words altogether!
Today we’d like to share some of these interesting adaptations of the English language with you.
21 Words You Invented to Describe Autostraddle:
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