Good-Bye, @Everyword

The Twitter feed of every word is shutting down on June 7.

1. It’s been seven years since @everyword, the Twitter feed of every word in the English language, sent its first tweet: “a.”

3. The surprisingly poetic and popular feed will officially shut down on June 7.

5. Adam Parrish, the creator of the account, used a leixcon of American English he found on the internet to build the automated feed, the Wall Street Journal reported. After over 109,000 tweets, it is out of words.

wow

— everyword (@everyword)

7. Parrish didn’t say what the final tweet would be, but it’s likely to be sent very early Friday morning.

sad

— everyword (@everyword)

9. On Tuesday morning, @everyword’s most recent tweet was “zestier.”

zestier

— everyword (@everyword)

11. Parrish is a poet and a computer programmer who will be teaching a computer science class at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism this summer.

work

— everyword (@everyword)

13. He built @everyword in 2007, when he was a graduate student in NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program.

whoa

— everyword (@everyword)

15. “Criticism of Twitter in the early days was that it’s short, meaningless, and puts everything out of context,” Parrish said.

whatever

— everyword (@everyword)

17. “To have people see a word in their Twitter feed and then riff off of it or to use it as the basis to make jokes with friends, that’s a big vindication for people who care both about language and technology,” he said.

swag

— everyword (@everyword)

19. “Sex,” “weed,” and “vagina” are the three most retweeted words.

weed

— everyword (@everyword)

21. It’s been a good seven years, @everyword. We’ll miss you.

goodbye

— everyword (@everyword)

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