845125047 commented on the word sticker shock
need a definition for this: "surprise at finding out something is more expensive than anticipated"
May 17, 2010
845125047 commented on the user john
Hi John,I just sent a note to Erin on this, but when there is a word in Wordnik but no definition - how should a "regular Joe" let you guys know about this (and even point you to the definition, like I did for "diya")? Seems like it would be more intuitive (and satisfying :) to be able to actually just click on something that says "add/find a definition for this word" and even add a link where a definition for that word can be found to point you guys to it. Hope your knee is starting to feel better... :)Katherine
May 9, 2010
845125047 commented on the word diya
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diya_(light)A diya, divaa, deepam, or deepak is a lamp made usually of clay, with wick made of cotton and dipped in ghee or vegetable oils.Clay diyas are temporary and are used for special occasions, while diyas made of brass are permanent fixtures in homes and temples. Diyas are native to India, and are often used in Hindu, Sikh, and Jain religious festivals such as Diwali. A similar lamp called a butter lamp is similarly used in Tibetan Buddhist offerings.