This project is complete! You can view the catalog page here:
This a a short but amusing dictionary which "redefines" words in some interesting ways. Funny and sometimes bizarre observations are sprinkled throughout. Sections are mostly quite short (some sections consist of multiple letters, in the case where the entries for those letters were short.)
Note - if anyone can come up with a more detailed description, feel free to contact me
- How to claim a part, and 'how it all works' here
To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are �up for grabs.� Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you�d like to read (include the blue number, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
- New to recording?
Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
- Is there a deadline?
Target completion date of this project: September 1st � but try to send your recordings as soon as you can. If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let me know and it�ll go back to the pool. There�s no shame in this; we�re all volunteers and things happen.
- Where do I find the text?
Gutenberg e-text: http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/1989
If you'd like the see the illustrations that went along with it, try http://www.aaaugh.com/dictionary/
- Please claim chapters (the blue numbers)!
Reader list last updated: July 17th
Sections claimed: 18 of 18
Sections done: 17 of 18
Note that if I have not heard from you by August 15, I will reassign your chapter(s).
DONE - Section 01 - Dedication, Intro, Letter A <by MermaidMaddie>
DONE -Section 02 - Letter B <by ab2525>
DONE - Section 03 - Letter C < by Xander>
DONE -Section 04 - Letter D <by Xander>
DONE -Section 05- Letter E <by donniebobb>
DONE -Section 06 - Letters F and G < by donniebobb>
DONE -Section 07 - Letter H <by ndoo>
DONE - Section 08 - Letters I and J <by Breefolk>
DONE -Section 09 - Letters K and L <by ceastman>
DONE - Section 10 - Letters M and N <by Queue>
DONE -Section 11 - Letters O and P <by Queue>
DONE -Section 12 - Letters Q and R <by featherheadfop>
DONE -Section 13 - Letter S <by featherheadfop>
DONE - Section 14 - Letter T - <claimed by Queue>
DONE - Section 15 - Letters U through Z- <claimed by Queue>
DONE -Section 16 - Postage and Postal Information <by kristin>
DONE - Section 17 - A Few Mythological and Classical Names<by Dsayers>
DONE - Section 18 - Legal and Local Holidays in the United States <by Dsayers>
- BEFORE recording:
Please check the Recording Notes:
Set your recording software to:
Bit Rate: 128 kbps
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz preferred, 32 and 22.5 also acceptable
- DURING recording:
Make sure you add this to the beginning and end of your recording:
Start of recording (Intro)
- "This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
- If you wish, say:
"Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
"Title, by Author. [Name of your letter(s) / section as listed above]"
- At the end of the section, say:
�End of [Name of your letter(s) / section as listed above]"
- At the end of the book, say (in addition):
"End of Title, by Author."
Also, please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
Save files as
128 kbps MP3
thefoolishdictionary_##_wurdz.mp3 , all lower-case, where ## is your two-digit section number. (thefoolishdictionary_01_wurdz.mp3)
ID3 V2 tags
(To find out more about ID3 tags, go to our wiki: http://librivox.org/wiki/moin.cgi/WhatIsID3)
Add the following tags to your .mp3 file (how you do this depends on which software you use � if you are unsure about ID3 tags, send me a message). Please mind upper and lower case!
Title: [xx - Name of letter(s)or section title] where xx = section number, i.e. examples: 09 - Letters K and L or 18 - Legal and Local Holidays in the United States
Artist: Gideon Wurdz
Album: The Foolish Dictionary
Transfer of files (completed recordings)
Files can either be posted here in the forum (link to your webspace) or emailed via http://yousendit.com to: mermaid_maddie AT yahoo DOT com (make sure to include the underscore in the email address)
(if you use yousendit, it's helpful if you'll post the resulting link in this thread)
I'll need the following information from you when you submit a recording:
- your name as you want it to appear in the LibriVox catalog,
- your webpage URL (if applicable)
Please post below or PM me.