Lexigram
April 30, 2022 2:05 AM   Subscribe

Lexigram
Lexigram is a bespoke word delivery service. Receive a single unique handwritten word, personally chosen by our resident wordsmith and delivered to you anywhere in the world, for as little (or as much) as £3 a word.

What is a Lexigram? It's a single word on a piece of card, delivered direct to you, anywhere in the world. What will your word be? It’s a mystery.

Each Lexigram will be a singular term, chosen secretively from the full breadth and depth of the English language, written relatively neatly in ink on card, and sent out to you via the intricate mesh of postal services across the world.

Intended simply to surprise and delight the recipient via the beauty of words, Lexigrams are a gift that remind us all, even if only fleetingly, of the pleasures of language. Every Lexigram shall be as beautiful to say as it is to hear, see, read, and use.

(If you have any further questions about Lexigrams, hopefully those queries have already been answered here, but if they have not, please feel free to ask them)
Role: writer, creator
posted by dng (7 comments total)

This is adorable!
posted by ellieBOA at 7:37 AM on April 30 [1 favorite]


yes! I've ordered my word. this is brilliant!
posted by QuakerMel at 7:21 AM on May 1 [1 favorite]


Ordered, what fun! I’m stupidly excited to find out what my word will be
posted by one4themoment at 12:28 PM on May 1 [1 favorite]


Excellent, thank you all very much. I hope I have picked out some suitably beautiful words for you.

(Unfortunately they won't get posted out until Tuesday because it's a holiday day here tomorrow, but hopefully the wait isn't too long after that when the post office opens again.)
posted by dng at 3:46 PM on May 1


I have also now launched a rival service of even more obscure purpose, solely for imaginary words with little to no possible use in every day language.

Vexigram is a baroque word epiphany service. Receive a single unique imaginary word, personally invented by our resident wordsmith and delivered to you anywhere in the world, for as little (or as much) as £3 a word.

What is a Vexigram? It's a single made up word on a piece of card, delivered direct to you, anywhere in the world. What will your word mean? It will mean nothing. Nothing at all. But it will be yours, and yours alone.

Each Vexigram will be a singular term, chosen furtively from the shallow depths of the imagination, written relatively neatly in ink on card, and sent out to you via the intricate mesh of postal services across the world.

Intended simply to perplex and confound the recipient via the absence of meaning, Vexigrams are a gift that remind us all, even if only fleetingly, of the limits of language. Every Vexigram shall be as exasperating to say as it is to hear, see, read, or use.

posted by dng at 1:29 PM on May 6 [1 favorite]


Ugh you got me again... I can’t wait to see how much I dislike my word!!!
posted by one4themoment at 6:09 AM on May 8 [1 favorite]


Oh wow, thank you. That's incredibly generous. Hope they don't disappoint. Cheers.
posted by dng at 7:38 AM on May 8


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