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About The Big Word Project

The Big Word Project has been set up by Paddy Donnelly and Lee Munroe, two Masters students from Northern Ireland, who are exploring what different words mean to different people. The project allows you to purchase a word from our list to represent your site. Your site will then represent this word in our list and when people click on it, they will be taken to your site. The project is aimed at changing definitions and creating a new tapestry of words, meaning altogether different things.

We're selling words for $1 per letter. Find it, click it, buy it :-)

For example, you may buy the word 'Donkey' for $6 and it will link to your site dedicated to donkeys. The word 'Donkey' will then be the gateway to your site and the definition will be changed. No longer will the word Donkey mean 'a woodworking apparatus consisting of a clamping frame and saw, used for cutting marquetry veneers', instead it will now be represented visually by 'Chris's Donkey Site'.

About the creators

Paddy and Lee graduated with 1st Class Honours in Interactive Multimedia Design, 2007. In an effort to be eternal students, they are now studying Masters in Multi-Disciplinary Design at the University of Ulster, Belfast.


Paddy is a Web Designer and Illustrator who has been researching viral marketing, among other things, for his Masters. He has an unhealthy addiction to peanuts and hates predictability.


Lee has freelanced in web design & development for several years and these days is concentrating his studies on web usability and web applications. He really likes Subway and playing Halo.



Photographs by Phil O'Kane

If you fancy a chat with either of us, simply email Or if you have any questions, head on over to the FAQ page.

8,392 redefined words and counting