A word that my friend and I coined as we were discussing the buttered cat paradox. I defined it as follows: "When the butter on toast is reabsorbed into the bread, causing the bread to become stale again; when toast ceases to be toasted"
I believe the winning word (not my own) was cymbidium. I would have gotten this word right if I didn't already misspell malfeasance. I had never heard of malfeasance before in my life, and missing that word was such a wrongdoing.
Hi Quinn--saw your comment on feedback. Happy to help, but could you give me some more details? By suggestion, do you mean a word you added to a list, or a comment? I was just able to add and delete both, including adding and removing multi-word phrases from lists, which had been causing problems earlier.
Quinn - you're a remarkable fellow. Re: tourmaline - Many published (and some very common) mineral names such as tourmaline in use before the 1959 baseline set by the International Mineralogical Association are not considered "valid" unless and until they have been judged "grandfathered" by convention. If I did not list "tourmaline" in months past when I was listing panvocalic/euvocalic mineral names, it is because that name was not at that point considered a valid name, or because I just missed that obvious term. By the way, there are currently 14 different minerals in the complex "tourmaline" mineral series whose names are considered valid.
Hi Wordplayer, and welcome to Wordnik. I just wanted to let you know that Wordnik is indexed on Google so if people google your name they will find this page. Most of us feel more comfortable using a sobriquet (or soubriquet) instead of their real name. Have fun! P.