Comments by Drogulus

  • German: a celebratory monograph to a person

    September 30, 2012

  • Chiburi: The act of slinging blood off the blade before re-scabbarding.

    September 22, 2012

  • Embolalia: the use of virtually meaningless filler words, phrases, or stammerings in speech, whether as unconscious utterings while arranging one's thoughts or as a vacuous, inexpressive mannerism

    September 22, 2012

  • acrosonic: adj. a noise reaching to or past the sonic barrier

    Invented by Humbert Humbert in Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita

    September 12, 2012

  • I feel like this would be the perfect word to describe a meanspirited brunette

    September 12, 2012

  • Melville is a genius:
    "...not merely is the backwoodsman content to be alone, but in no few cases is anxious to be so. The sight of smoke ten miles off is provocation to one so remove from man, one step deeper into nature. Is it that he feels that whatever man may be, man is not the universe? that glory, beauty, kindness, are not all engrossed by him? that as the presence of man frights birds away, so, many bird-like thoughts?"

    - Melville, The Confidence Man

    September 8, 2012

  • moonshiny certainly belongs here as well. Not only by definition, but, playfully, by false connotation to moonshine (regarding alcohol).

    September 8, 2012

  • A couple more phobias have four consecutive letters: gymnophobia and apotemnophobia

    September 7, 2012

  • Surely chimera belongs here!

    September 7, 2012

  • Strange how a word can simultaneously mean "the act of defaming of slandering" and "a sprinkling with holy water".

    September 7, 2012

  • adj. Hermitlike

    September 7, 2012

  • Indeed, it is an excellent word, and the lack of a definition is certainly appropriate!

    September 6, 2012

  • Seems like Melville took a liking to this word:

    The miser, a lean old man, whose flesh seemed salted codfish, dry as combustibles; head, like one whittled by an idiot out of a knot; flat, bony mouth, nipped between buzzard nose and chin; expression, flitting between hunks and imbecile - now one, now the other - he made no response.

    - Melville, The Confidence Man

    September 6, 2012

  • What, no jackanapes?

    September 6, 2012