I used to think I had a good... what is it called? Wordage? Wurds? Sentencing? Ooooh: Vocabulary. And in the grand view, I suppose it's "OK", but who strives for OK? I can do gooder than that!!
With that in mind, I came across a very cool site whilst avoiding work: www.freerice.com
"What if just knowing what a word meant could help feed hungry people around the world? Well, at FreeRice it does . . . the totals have grown exponentially.” So says the Washington Post.
It's pretty interesting, and gets harder as you go along. With each correct definition, you donate one more grain of rice. But do they punish you for stupidity? If you test your mettle (and yes, I consider word trivia demanding and challenging!), and don't fare well, do they take rice away?!? Thankfully, it doesn't look like they do, upon closer examination (and some wrong definitions).
I think another great tool/incentive would incorporate the ability to create NEW words with exponentially higher contributions! Hey, c'mon: with Freerice.com you're just confirming your knowledge of something... simply remembering what it means. With Word Actualization, we're actually creating something! That's gotta be worth more, no?
Come up with a viable word (I'll be the judge?)—such as, say, "awesomeness", with just as viable a definition: An unmeasurable amount of awesomenimity something can produce—and in turn a happy meal or like-minded foodstuff gets sent to the appropriate locale.
If your word gets drawn into traditional nomenclature, maybe every time someone uses your new word, something gets offered to the impoverished?? "Define your world: Make it a less hungry one". Catchy.