At QI, we believe in two things: first, curiosity is a natural, powerful and often entertaining human need; and second, everything is interesting if looked at in the right way.
Even four letter words: sometimes they're rude, sometimes they’re not; and sometimes they turn their noses up at the very thought of a vowel. But they’re always interesting.
To prove our point, our slightly-famous QI Elves huddled, mused and spawned; and came up with Qiktionary. Pronounced either 'quick-tionary' or 'kick-tionary' (we’re not sure), Qiktionary is a different type of dictionary where interesting facts, instead of definitions, accompany every word.
But there's more. Qiktionary isn't a reference app, its way more cunning than that. It is an easily-learnt, rarely-mastered game which tests your powers of logic, the breadth of your vocabulary and your ability to put your fingertip on the right bit of the touch-screen. Every time you unlock a hidden word, the QI Elves reward you with an interesting fact relating to that word, which is automatically added to your Qiktionary.
We think there are around 3,000 four-letter words (excluding plurals and double-letters), so plenty interesting words and facts to collect.
How to play your way to a fuller Qiktionary:
So, go forth and may your Qiktionary be full; and remember, according to Charlie Chaplin: 'Words are cheap. The biggest thing you can say is 'elephant'.'
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