YeOldeWorde has looked up 584 words, created 5 lists, listed 34 words, written 34 comments, added 4 tags, and loved 9 words.

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  • Make verb and subject agree to disagree is what makes a great writer. Or a crappy one.

    April 2, 2012

  • Verb: to cook in very hot oil for a short duration.

    March 31, 2012

  • Guess it makes sense, since a beanpole must also be slender and thin, in order to facilitate growth.

    March 30, 2012

  • (In)famous mystic Aleister Crowley had allegedly chosen his own name because he was convinced that one consisting of a dactyl (A-lei-ster?) followed by a spondee (crow-ley) was the most favorable for becoming famous. Something to do with having a hypnotic or suggestive quality to it or whatever.

    Not the most bizarre thing coming from him.

    The More You Know

    March 28, 2012

  • A nondescript, obscure or insignificant city or place. Usually pejorative or ironic. Can be used as a modifier, noun, adjective, and so on. Largely informal.

    March 21, 2012

  • Go to bat = to assist, defend, fight for someone or something.

    March 20, 2012

  • There's a slight difference between illegal and extralegal, in my opinion. Extralegal usually implies something done outside the boundaries of the law, but somehow justified by common sense on account of said law being ill-conceived, partisan, bigoted, invidious or just plain absurd. For example someone shouting "Kim Jong-Il SUCKED!" in North Korea is doing something extralegal in Western eyes and illegal in North Korean eyes.

    March 20, 2012

  • To crap out can also be used to informally define the malfunctioning of something, usually a machine of some sort, especially when it's unexpected. "The phone crapped out on me". (ie. "The phone stopped working/went haywire" - you get the idea.)

    March 20, 2012

  • "from the get" means "from the beginning". Shortened from "from the get-go".

    March 20, 2012

  • Eye-tie is a quite obsolete word for an Italian. Based on the pronunciation: Eye-Talian.

    March 20, 2012

  • Shortened, informal form of commissioner. Mostly used in police contexts, but apparently any commissioner will do. "Let's apprehend this criminal" "five by five, commish."

    March 20, 2012

  • Shortened form of "his honor". Largely informal (or ironic), can be used for any person holding the title of mayor or similar.

    March 20, 2012

  • If you slit your wrist, the resulting cut is technically a striation. Useful if you're an Emo. "Life sucks, man! Look at my striations!"

    March 20, 2012

  • A misspelling of culicine?

    March 20, 2012

  • If you want to impress people, use it instead of "demon". Don't forget the scoffing sound and the rolling eyes upon their not recognizing the word.

    March 20, 2012

  • -herd has so much potential. Goat-herd, swine-herd, people-herd...

    March 20, 2012

  • Jimmy Corrigan's Stewie Griffin's head is oblate.

    March 20, 2012

  • Mostly used to film sweeping landscapes and/or to emphasize the relative size of a person/group.

    March 20, 2012

  • Jim Carrey built his entire career on this.

    March 20, 2012

  • If you want an example of a grisette, think about Fantine from Les Miserables.

    March 20, 2012

  • It's a slightly funnier and less vulgar way to say "shit" or "bollocks". Like "Ballbags, didn't see that one coming!" or "What a load of ballbags." Not officially recognized anywhere, but that didn't stop words before.

    Ballbagsballbagsballbags! Could use it all day long.

    March 20, 2012

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