andrew.simone has adopted , looked up 0 words, created 17 lists, listed 478 words, written 105 comments, added 0 tags, and loved 18 words.

Comments by andrew.simone

  • Well, then I am glad to hear it.

    February 8, 2007

  • I've known a few.

    January 10, 2007

  • Etymoline for posthumous gives you your answer.

    January 7, 2007

  • 'haec' is a latin word for 'this' (declined from 'hic').

    Definitely (still) an abuse of Latin.

    December 29, 2006

  • This word always felt dirty to me.

    December 19, 2006

  • I too am not a bit tamed, I too am untranslatable,. I sound my barbaric YAWP over the roofs of the world. -Whitman

    December 19, 2006

  • Depends what you mean by difficult. Textual Criticism, used for religious purposes or not, gives us a reasonable perspective on the matter.

    December 19, 2006

  • I was waiting for this word to appear. Couldn't bring myself to do it; it would have felt like talking shop.

    December 19, 2006

  • don't forget you'ins (sp?)

    December 19, 2006

  • It was once thought that salamanders were immune to fire. I recall Augustine made mention of it in the City of God. He also said the peacock's flesh was incorruptable

    December 19, 2006

  • That was a great article.

    December 18, 2006

  • actually, yes.

    December 18, 2006

  • oh! good ones.

    December 18, 2006

  • I knew mana before role playing games. My father was a preacher for a brief stint.

    December 18, 2006

  • April is the cruellest month, breeding

    Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing

    Memory and desire, stirring

    Dull roots with spring rain. -T.S. Eliot, The Wasteland

    December 18, 2006

  • Interesting, I have heard it used as a synonym to askew.

    December 18, 2006

  • There is a band by that name.

    December 16, 2006

  • how about oft and twa?

    December 14, 2006

  • ...and vigor

    December 14, 2006

  • The sequel to the film Abyss: the Son of Abyss.

    December 14, 2006

  • I confess I am one.

    December 14, 2006

  • As in Mr. Pound?

    December 14, 2006

  • I always think of the Pixies first album when I see this word.

    December 14, 2006

  • How about moist?

    December 14, 2006

  • done.

    December 13, 2006

  • definitely some terrifying foods on the list.

    man do I hate scrapple.

    December 13, 2006

  • this is a fantastic word.

    December 13, 2006

  • it really is nice to know there are more people like me in the world.

    December 13, 2006

  • This word always sounds dirty to me.

    December 13, 2006

  • the art of splitting a hair four ways.

    December 13, 2006

  • shoot. wikipedia, that made it easy. I was simply going to look at my OED when I got home.

    December 13, 2006

  • When I am feeling famished I will often say I am past the point of peckishness

    December 13, 2006

  • I always think of Newton when I read this word.

    December 13, 2006

  • What does it mean?

    December 13, 2006

  • Althought this transliterated word from the Hebrew is still used, most (good) scholars prefer either Yaweh with the 'w' is pronounced as a 'v').

    It is 'the name of God', or more properly what God says when Moses asks God who he is.

    December 12, 2006

  • gormless

    December 12, 2006

  • 'haec' is a latin word for 'this' (declined from 'hic').

    Definitely an abuse of Latin.

    December 12, 2006

  • It's the 'clasm' half that bugs me.

    December 12, 2006

  • A much better version than mine but you are missing a few: kitsch, moxie, klezmer, ersatz, schitck, and schmuck.

    December 12, 2006

  • Until I figure out this words meaning, it is going under Words that ain't

    December 12, 2006

  • I really loathe this word.

    December 11, 2006

  • An insidious and dismissive word.

    December 11, 2006

  • it is used to describe David, king of the Israelites.

    Christ literally means anointed.

    December 11, 2006

  • anomie?

    December 11, 2006

  • or vers libre?

    December 10, 2006

  • I think StarCraft's lukers imbalanced the game.

    Still, it is a solid word.

    December 10, 2006

  • I leave my home, I leave for a couple weeks

    I leave my home, I leave it in the care of a friend

    Don't get me wrong, he's a nice guy, I like him just fine

    But he's a mouth breather

    Don't get me wrong, he's a nice guy, I like him just fine

    But he's a mouth breather

    --Jesus Lizard "Mouth Breather"

    December 10, 2006

  • Definitely going into my Words that Shouldn't be

    December 10, 2006

  • there is also french press

    December 10, 2006

  • Then there's hope a great man's memory may outlive his life half a year: but, by'r lady, he must build churches, then; or else shall he suffer not thinking on, with the hobby-horse, whose epitaph is 'For, O, for, O,the hobby-horse is forgot.' -Hamlet: III, ii

    'For, O, for, O, the hobby-horse is forgot' is a composition by Harrison Birtwistle for a Chamber Ensemble sans voices.

    A similar quote appears in Love's Labor's Lost. I do not know the significance of the quote.

    December 10, 2006

  • Then there's

    hope a great man's memory may outlive his life half

    a year: but, by'r lady, he must build churches,

    then; or else shall he suffer not thinking on, with

    the hobby-horse, whose epitaph is 'For, O, for, O,

    the hobby-horse is forgot.'

    December 10, 2006

  • unfortunately, the vocables sexiness is mitigated by its utility.

    December 10, 2006

  • I have not play KoL in SO long.

    December 10, 2006

  • There is also footpad which is a legitimate word and you must not forget the essential d6, d8, et cetera.

    December 10, 2006

  • He seem to take credit for it, although--now that I think about it--he was not the most veracious of fellows.

    Yet he never seemed to lack vino. Strange.

    December 9, 2006

  • not only heard, but used.

    December 9, 2006

  • '...say it right.'

    December 9, 2006

  • A loathsome word.

    December 9, 2006

  • There is also this word. I would put it on the list but it is so long that is upsets the page formating.

    December 9, 2006

  • E.g., Sports apathon: One who could care less about sports.

    December 9, 2006

  • The superlative form of ridiculous and ricockulous.

    December 9, 2006

  • A fictional word created by an old friend because "if I am already saying 'dick' in ridiculous, then I mine as well says 'cock.' (see also ripenisulous)

    December 9, 2006

  • I do this too much

    December 9, 2006

  • Okay, the fact that you choose swish is just funny.

    December 9, 2006

  • Thanks.

    December 9, 2006

  • As in 'gird your loins.'

    December 9, 2006

  • All it simply does is make 'use' sound scientific. Jacques Barzun once wrote about the wretchedness of '-ize' words.

    December 9, 2006

  • When talking to my mother about a serious matter I must, at some point in the conversation, be completely supine. I would prefer to be on a carpet if possible.

    December 9, 2006

  • 'To position oneself on a subway platform such that, when the passenger steps off the train at his destination, he'll be as close as possible to the exit or stairs to his transfer. Used and done often in the nyc subway system.'

    December 9, 2006

  • Actually, it was your profile that directed me to it.

    December 9, 2006

  • You are the greatest man alive and I thank you for creating this website...

    ...yet I am also sad I discovered it during finals week.

    December 9, 2006

  • It would be the sort of word Joyce would write.

    December 9, 2006

  • Seriously. This may be my new 'sickness unto death.' I just cannot stop.

    December 9, 2006

  • Such an important word in contemporary Continental thought.

    December 9, 2006

  • Okay, who else forgot/lacked this word until it was posted on the Wordie homepage?

    December 9, 2006

  • Word normally used to describe a flavor perception found in tawny brown, wood-aged and heated fortified wines such as some "Madeira". Refers to the peculiarly blowsy overly-ripe fruit aroma, analogous to overipe bananas, admired in Port-style fortified wines but considered a fault in dry table wines where the detectable presence of oxidized components is frowned on for the most part. -Vino.com

    December 9, 2006

  • Dispite the common conception dry is not the opposite of sweet, oenologically speaking.

    December 8, 2006

  • 'Omit needless words' -Strunk & White

    December 8, 2006

  • 'Vigorous writing is concise' -Strunk & White

    December 8, 2006

  • Personally, I think this word is an abuse of the Greek language.

    December 8, 2006

  • 'I mean, say what you like about the tenets of National Socialism, Dude, at least it's an ethos.'

    December 8, 2006

  • The etymology may be found here

    December 8, 2006

  • ...and hoc est corpus (or in the Mass proper 'hoc est enim meum corpus' from which hocus-pocus is derived.

    December 8, 2006

  • tempus fugit

    December 8, 2006

  • I confess that I often find myself pronouncing realtor as 'reel-i-tur.'

    I would remind word snoots (of which I am one) that perfection is the enemy of the good.

    December 8, 2006

  • I love that, if you drop an 'o' from the word, its illocutionary force still seems to remain.

    December 8, 2006

  • I am fond of eke and elan or, if you want to be more fanciful, prestidigitation

    December 8, 2006

  • Those who participated in a Pre-Reformation church movement in the 14th century. I, however, suggest another possible meaning.

    December 7, 2006

  • It is not what you think.

    December 7, 2006

  • nice

    December 7, 2006

  • the adjectival form is epiphanic.

    December 7, 2006

  • not to be confused with the sandwich dressing.

    December 7, 2006

  • Also, the only equivalent phrase (that I am aware of) in English is Lucretian joy

    December 7, 2006

  • laugharn brilliantly named schoenfraun schadenfreude's sad emo cousin.

    December 7, 2006

  • What about Deus ex machina?

    December 7, 2006

  • It is the most hateful of words.

    December 7, 2006

  • I certainly possess it.

    December 7, 2006

  • That is correct.

    December 7, 2006

  • You will actually find this word in A Portrait of The Artist without grammatical backflips.

    December 6, 2006

  • Or 'Quod erat demonstrandum' which is famously used in Euclid's Geometry

    December 6, 2006

  • Don't you mean diaphanous?

    December 6, 2006

  • Wow, nobody else has this word. Shocking!

    December 6, 2006

  • I once knew a girl from Prague (to keep with the first word theme).

    December 6, 2006

  • I always think of Waiting for Guffman when I hear this word: "He was in the, the very... the sardonically irreverent..."Dybbyck Shmybbyck, I Said 'More Ham'"

    December 5, 2006

  • you also forgot post hoc ergo propter hoc

    December 5, 2006

  • Latina est gaudium et utiliis.

    December 5, 2006

  • 'It is good and proper to die for the fatherland.'

    December 5, 2006

  • I abuse this word far too much.

    December 5, 2006

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  • Seconded, happy birthday man!

    January 29, 2007

  • I just stumbled across your page...Have a Happy Birthday!

    January 29, 2007

  • December 28, 2006

  • Actually, it was your profile that directed me to it.

    December 9, 2006

  • Just noticed that we both listed "Sehnsucht." Well done.

    December 9, 2006

  • Seriously. This may be my new 'sickness unto death.' I just cannot stop.

    December 9, 2006

  • I've got to say, Wordie seems almost designed with you in mind.

    December 9, 2006