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  • Hey, I'm not exactly sure what a nutloaf is -maybe there's an American equivalent I might be familiar with? If it's a meatloaf substitute you're in search of, I do have a pretty good "neatloaf" recipe from a Vegan Kids cookbook, and you can use it as leftover for sandwiches.

    I'm going to our local vegan fast food place tonight for the Philly "chick'n cheeze-steak" with vegenaise and a side of peanut oil fried fries. Nothing like really greasy, totally overpriced, vegan counter food when you're starving. :)

    October 25, 2009

  • I love this word. I love asking people to "tell me what you mean, without the quips".

    September 27, 2009

  • This is the best news I've come across in recent memory: Uselessness returns to Wordie!

    September 27, 2009

  • But the silken can be good as a scrambled egg substitute or for The World's Best Chocolate Pudding (blend silken tofu with cocoa, raw sugar and vanilla). That's orgasmic.

    September 24, 2009

  • I also like "unholy". The two can be used interchangeably in most cases.

    September 16, 2009

  • What is THIS?!

    September 16, 2009

  • Your comment on "head cheese" is just gonna have wordie vegans coming up with clever ways to entice you to become one of us. "One of us! One of us!"

    September 16, 2009

  • Yeah baby! I could LIVE on grits (having acquired the taste for them during my 6 years in Atlanta, Georgia). I do remember that in my pre-vegan days, nothing beat a bowl of cheddar cheese grits topped with a fried egg.

    These days it's a heap of organic Smart Balance and lots of salt & pepper to compliment my critter-friendly bowl of grits. They still taste fantastic!

    September 16, 2009

  • Nice list. I'm expecting and if she's a she, I'll be consulting this list in a few months time.




    September 15, 2009

  • --bilby, A little late to confirm, isn't it?

    When I see this word, I am forced to think of that really stupid song that my children's great-aunt insists on singing to them all the time, about Little Bunny Foo-foo. ...Dear God, why!?!?! Make it stop.

    September 10, 2009

  • But at least the spammer representing Sharon Hallaran has done us the great service of making this an OPEN list. So we can have fun with it.

    September 10, 2009

  • My husband had a friend who was cooking up the idea of Where's Waldo books on tape. Think about it, cuz it's pretty funny. A sampling:

    Astronaut. Scientist. Alien waitress. Waldo. Octopus-man. Space cop. Waldo's cane. Cyclops. etc.

    PS: I live in PA but I haven't met Wally yet.

    September 4, 2009

  • Totally remember this from a Kids In The Hall episode where a flirty businessman (played by Bruce McCullah) introduces himself to a business partner's wife at a company party with, "Heaveno. ...With you, 'hello' just wouldn't be right".

    He proceeds to hit on her with equally witty distortions of grammar, as I recall.

    September 3, 2009

  • YES!

    August 10, 2009

  • "Hukt on fonix wurkt for me!"


    August 10, 2009

  • Feel free to make contributions based on your knowledge of kittens and kitten behavior.

    August 4, 2009

  • Hahaha. Also plural for "Jewish Grandmother" in Yiddish.

    July 27, 2009

  • Oh man, advertising? Good call, CB.

    July 24, 2009

  • I like when this is used as an alternate term for placenta.

    July 24, 2009

  • It's A Shame That A Family Can Be Torn Apart By Something As Simple As A Pack Of Wild Dogs

    -Ed Gein album

    So, I dunno which came first, but I prefer Jack Handy's version (below). In any event, great use of the word "simple".

    July 24, 2009

  • It's too bad that entire families have to be torn apart by something as simple as wild dogs.
    -Jack Handy

    July 23, 2009

  • I just teared up a little missing him.

    July 19, 2009

  • Kimya Dawson (of Juno soundtrack fame) named her daughter "Panda". ...Is that anything?

    July 19, 2009

  • How about the couple who named their children Adolf Hitler Campbell, JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell & Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie Campbell?

    July 19, 2009

  • *loves the idea*

    July 18, 2009

  • I'm just glad I am not a celebrity else you merciless wordies would ridicule the names of my children, as well.

    Sometimes my husband and I take our brood to the playground and jokingly call them names like "Jaiden, Jacob and Aiden", just to dabble with what being mainstream feels like.

    PS: Zappa = Genius.

    July 18, 2009

  • Yeah, but com'on, this name IS kinda' cool.

    July 18, 2009

  • hahaha, "bot flies"...

    July 17, 2009

  • Always loved this poem...

    July 16, 2009

  • Wow, so many great contributions! I'm especially fond of "psycho the rapist", dunno why....

    July 12, 2009

  • I liked the commentary I heard form the head of the ASPCA following the defacing and ripping off of the hands of the friend of the owner of the chimp from the Old Navy commercials. He said that "The owning of chimpanzees as pets is an example of colossal human stupidity".

    July 3, 2009

  • Also note that "hitherto" spells out "hit her to" which is like the beginning of the sentence :Hit her to prove you're a jerk" or something like that.

    July 3, 2009

  • Exactly. Not unlike "attendance". Thanks yarb!

    July 3, 2009

  • Food shortages persisted until the army was reduced to living on johnnycake and corn dodger.

    July 3, 2009

  • Hells yeah Sylvia Poggioli!!!

    July 3, 2009

  • hahaha: "goes and gets herself killed" ...Great entry!

    July 2, 2009

  • With all the recent vegan-esque entries, I'm lost as to who else is vegan around here now. Any hints?

    Oh yes, and I totally agree with your comment that it's BS when chefs make a big deal over cooking vegan meals. Sometimes I suspect omnivores just feel judged by the very existence of vegans and lash out accordingly, even if unprovoked.

    July 2, 2009

  • I married one and birthed three. Herbivore men rock.

    July 2, 2009

  • I'm only getting my invite now. Must be a glitch in the Matrix or something... But thanks!

    June 26, 2009

  • I just heard from a friend and thought it was a joke. Crazy.

    June 26, 2009

  • I celebrated my SIX-year vegan anniversary this month, and I'm only now being made aware of this phrase? Why?!

    *squinting at Bilby and waiting for an explanation*

    June 25, 2009

  • Holy cow, madmouth! Sheik Nefzaoui is like a gentle Marquis De Sade. I just hope I can keep a strait face next time I do my husband and not be too distracted thinking about this colorful excerpt.

    June 17, 2009

  • Hahahahaha.

    June 16, 2009

  • Music with absolutely no spine, no message, no decent rhymes, but that gets stuck in your head (like gum on the bottom of your shoe) until you get an excorcist (in the form of GOOD music) to extract it.

    June 16, 2009

  • Since when does Wordie have pop-up ads? This page features the first I've seen. Maybe I've been away too long... I can't imagine it hasn't been discussed.

    June 11, 2009

  • I feel obligated to comment, even though I have nothing to say.

    April 26, 2009

  • Oh ever enticing "If wordie were a movie or TV series" list, how I wish I could quit you.

    April 11, 2009

  • Can't get this list outta my head.

    April 11, 2009

  • Strange and stranger still.

    April 11, 2009

  • fbharjo, I don't think we've met but I LOVE your wordie style! I'll have to investigate your previous wordie doin's because this list is freakin' brilliant.

    April 11, 2009

  • Sassywood?! Please tell me this is real ...and then also where I can get some.

    It makes me think of that SNL character played by the late / great Phil Hartman, a notorious fan of "sass".

    April 3, 2009

  • Haha. Well, it comforts me to know I'm not the only one suffering from the memory of that image. ;)

    April 3, 2009

  • Steven Wright = comedic genius. That's right up there with "A little pain never hurt anyone". ...Can't remember who originally said that.

    April 2, 2009

  • Ironically, the most predominant image of Cher burned into my memory is from that time she played for the troops, and was conspicuously underwear free. ...Anybody else remember that?

    April 2, 2009

  • I hate when people refer to themselves as "diva" even when they HAVE been to the opera.

    And another thing, those shirts for tweens that say "princess" or "sexy" on them in studded letters (you know the ones) might as well say "punch me in the face" because that's the action I have to resist taking when I see them.

    April 2, 2009

  • Hahahah. Yup, hot topic / hot button, but please don't be put off by my disclosure about my father. I shared that with everyone last time this came up (see uncircumcised) as a matter of personal experience, but it's not meant to be a conversation killer; on the contrary, I would encourage everyone to openly explore why they feel the way they do about the issue, ESPECIALLY if you are in a position to make this decision for another human being. It might be your call, but it's his body.

    April 2, 2009

  • My father is a circumcised man currently dying of AIDS, so this is an emotional topic for me. I feel that gambling protection from HIV infection is a worthless reason to mutilate a child's genitals, and by the way, children are still dying in American hospitals from routine infant circumcisions, as I'm sure the sites you listed would describe.

    As the mother of 3 intact boys, I can tell you hospitals are still peddling the procedure because it's sure money and many parents are very ignorant about the dangers and psychological implications of removing a part of their newborn's body. A new mother has to be tough and intelligent to navigate the societal pressures to circumcise her baby.

    On the bright side, I've heard most insurance companies, in a surprisingly progressive move, are billing circumcision as "cosmetic surgery", reflecting the pure absurdity of the alteration.

    Besides, foreskin on a man is extremely sexy and makes "adult time" much more fun.

    April 1, 2009

  • I have kids, therefore I have (multiple copies of) the Giving Tree. The thing that always bugged me is that it looks nothing like an apple tree -more like some inexplicably fruit-bearing combination of beech tree and willow tree. Very strange!

    March 20, 2009

  • What about "Wendt", as in "George"?

    March 20, 2009

  • Oh heck yeah, coffee!!!

    March 19, 2009

  • Yeah, leave 'em laughin', right? I guess you could say he did Carlin proud. Perhaps Life is Worth Losing was the kid's inspiration...

    March 19, 2009

  • True (morbid) story: My husband's classmate senior year committed suicide by hanging himself. His note simply read "Got rope?"

    March 19, 2009

  • That Choo. Will he ever win?

    March 16, 2009

  • Once Upon a Potty, anyone?

    March 11, 2009

  • I checked it out and left a comment. Thanks for roping me back in. I always miss this place!

    February 28, 2009

  • --bilby --Thanks for bringing my attention to this conversation, as it touches on the origin of my name.

    --CB --Funny you should point out the frequent "Arcadia vs. Acadia" mix up that I have been struggling to rise above for a lifetime of being called the French version of my Greek name.

    --Bilby, Dhæro is well! He's a true toddler now, not talking verbally much yet but he knows 30+ ASL signs!

    February 28, 2009

  • Very cool.

    February 7, 2009

  • Hahahahah.

    February 6, 2009

  • Sac-religious! I never understood the point.

    January 31, 2009

  • Jerks?

    January 14, 2009

  • What is going on here?!!?

    January 9, 2009

  • Thanks. "Jukebox For Sale" is still my favorite.

    December 31, 2008

  • Hahahah, so true. :)

    December 17, 2008

  • Ants?

    December 16, 2008

  • Allow me to wax political: This man is my new hero! ...OK, that's all the "waxing" for now. More later.

    December 16, 2008

  • I like it! Rolls off the tongue.

    December 15, 2008

  • What an ADORABLE Dutchhound! Were I not a vegan, I'd wanna gobble him up!

    December 15, 2008

  • Schoolhouse Rock, anyone?

    "Mr.Morton is the subject of my sentence, and what the predicate says, he does".

    December 15, 2008

  • This doesn't totally fit the bill here, but I like referring to a Freudian sex, instead of "slip".

    December 15, 2008

  • That's an option I hadn't noticed, but yes it worked, thanks. In another context, isn't it sort of sad, an option to "remove word from favorites?" It's like breaking up with a word you once loved. How can it go from being a "favorite" to being "removed"? So abrupt.

    December 15, 2008

  • Could / would somebody please tell me how to delete a word that I added, say, four times instead of once, to my favorite words column?

    December 14, 2008

  • ;)

    December 14, 2008

  • I am just a poor boy
    Though my story's seldom told
    I have squandered my resistance
    For a pocketful of mumbles
    Such are promises
    All lies and jests
    Still a man hears what he wants to hear
    And disregards the rest

    --Bilby was right.

    December 14, 2008

  • ;)

    December 14, 2008

  • Oh man, you might be right. I'll double check.

    December 14, 2008

  • :)

    December 14, 2008

  • Every time I hear the phrase "car czar" on the radio, I instantly think of that line from Fiddler on the Roof, where the mother says, "MY Czittle?" and matchmaker sarcastically says to the mother, "No, the Czar's Czittle, of course YOUR Czittle!"

    December 10, 2008

  • This is awesome. The Tappet Bro's would be perfect for the job! Once they became the Car Czars, they could blame each other if anything else went wrong, and have all of us laughing.

    PS: I know this is late, but CONGRATS on the arrival of your daughter!

    December 10, 2008

  • Thanks for the redundant additions. When I get more time I'll sift through and add the jewels.

    December 8, 2008

  • Ah, bilby, thanks for dusting off my prized list! Sadly, those are all madeupical.

    December 6, 2008

  • An old favorite. :)

    December 5, 2008

  • Wow, that's incredible! What does it all mean? Maybe sheep are more advanced than we previously knew. Move over dolphins...

    December 5, 2008

  • ah HA HA HAH! Though not vegan, this is good stuffs!

    December 5, 2008

  • bob

    December 5, 2008

  • Mostly lifted from the Oxford American Dictionary. These ones either make me cringe or make me chortle.

    December 5, 2008

  • --plethora, there may be a difference in which song it is, but there's not a difference in the question being asked. Ooo, ooo, time to plug my forthcoming list of grammatical redundancies...

    December 5, 2008

  • --Sarra, thank you, yes, that's the one I thought was being quoted. Never seen the video before now but how appropriate your use of the word "unfortunately". I'm still laughing. (Oh, and it's "Mrs.)

    --Bilby, Yeah, it's always great when a band's name is "apt". ...Anybody have a list like THAT yet? (Bands with fitting names they wouldn't want to admit fit).

    December 5, 2008

  • There's a tape of me as a 2 year old, talking about the "ah-swidge" at the petting zoo. I love that pronunciation, even now.

    December 5, 2008

  • Are there actually any other verses to this song? Oh yes:

    I wanna know!

    December 4, 2008

  • Love you forever, and forever,
    Love you with all my heart
    Love you whenever we're together
    Love you when we're apart.

    For if I ever saw you
    I didn't catch your name
    But it never really mattered
    I will always feel the same

    December 4, 2008

  • If she finds that I've been 'round to see her,
    Tell her that I'm well and (doin' or feelin') fine
    Don't let on
    Don't say she's broke my heart...

    December 4, 2008

  • Still I say it just to reach you, Julia.

    December 4, 2008

  • What the???

    December 4, 2008

  • Three things:

    First, thanks for pointing me to Treeseed's list. I started the Toys of the 80's one myself and there's a couple things I might lift from her's.

    Secondly, that was a brave thing you did making mention to specific Wordies to commemorate your 10,000th comment.

    Third and lastly, should I be offended I didn't make your commemoration list? Geeze, I thought we were friends!

    December 2, 2008

  • One of the greatest words ever to describe a person's attitude. Fun to say, too!

    December 2, 2008

  • That article neglects to point out that America has, once again, elected another white guy as president.


    December 2, 2008

  • Does anyone know of an existing list of toys from the 1980's? I want to start one but would be just as happy to contribute to an existing one.

    December 2, 2008

  • --Prologus, Yeah, I'm 99% sure it's true. Once one suspects this, one realizes they actually look very similar. (Care Bears and Popples, that is).



    December 2, 2008

  • Nice one.

    December 2, 2008

  • Exactly what I meant. So, is it?

    December 2, 2008

  • Is this actual?

    December 1, 2008

  • I remember Popples... big in the 80's and by the creators who brought us the Care Bears. I wonder if there's a connection...

    December 1, 2008

  • Just Say NO to Pugs!

    November 26, 2008

  • pug-fugly, anyone?

    November 26, 2008

  • Pretentious?

    November 25, 2008

  • Crap, will somebody remind me how to delete my redundant entry? This happened before and disgruntled certain Wordies.

    November 25, 2008

  • I think generally it's more like you say they are going to BE toast.

    This is an hilarious concept (the verses, verses thing). Nice one!

    November 25, 2008

  • I think generally it's more like you say they are going to BE toast.

    This is an hilarious concept (the verses, verses thing). Are there more?

    November 25, 2008

  • reesetee- I like what you (jokingly?) said about the way the old lever machines FELT. Actually, here (Philadelphia) we had gentle push buttons, and I longed for something more substantial, something that felt like "Ok, that was it. Wow". A creaking or banging would have helped.

    November 5, 2008

  • I used to be obsessed with the name Soren (spelled with the slash through) but decided there was a conflict of interest in naming our son Soren after the God of War. ...We're pacifists.

    November 2, 2008

  • I liked that "This f***ing election bit. All but the "Ron Paul overlution" part. ...OK, never mind, that was pretty funny, too. ...Write him in!

    October 31, 2008

  • Yeah, I've never seen anyone who looked like that at any of our vegan potlucks.

    October 30, 2008

  • At least it's funny.

    Hi John! How's the fam?

    October 29, 2008

  • Love it!

    October 28, 2008

  • Vampires and abortions.

    October 18, 2008

  • I really loved the way the initial comment by Prakash was posed and I secretly hoped it was another of those delightful spam-bots. Oh well.

    October 18, 2008

  • What?!?

    October 17, 2008

  • This is a good match to my "Joe the Plumber" list: lots of crossover. Check it out. :)

    October 17, 2008

  • And irresponsible!

    October 17, 2008

  • Thank you SO much for all the excellent additions to my "Joe the plumber" list. Big smiles from me!

    October 17, 2008

  • Yeah, except in Yoko's case, beauty isn't a factor. How the heck did he find a pug-fuggly Japanese woman? It's quite a feat.

    October 6, 2008

  • see intactivist

    October 6, 2008


  • A person who participates in an activist group or as an individual for the rights of children to remain genitally intact retaining their foreskin the frenulum and ridged band also called Taylor's band

    October 6, 2008

  • Not to be confused with intactivist, which I also am.

    October 6, 2008

  • I'm tempted to do a Ron Paul spin off. Probably won't be as clever though. I wish Uselessness was still around...

    October 6, 2008

  • What's this "private note" feature that seems to have sprung up in my absence? And how are Wordies making musical notes with their comments?

    October 6, 2008

  • If only he and she really HAD hid their love away ... might have prevented that succubus from destroying the fabbest band of all time.

    October 6, 2008

  • So THAT'S what a zoot suit is.

    October 6, 2008

  • One need only watch that delightful film "Sideways" to complete this list.

    October 6, 2008

  • I am SHOCKED that nobody guessed this one.

    October 4, 2008

  • I like Eco Elvis's parody with the cruelty-free twist, called: "Viva Las Vegans".

    October 4, 2008

  • "Bookends" is the nickname I have for my oldest and youngest boys when they are doing something with each other, but apart from their mutual middle brother: "The Bookends are playing nicely" or, "Hey, babe, I'm going to the store with Middleman, you keep an eye on the Bookends". Etc...

    October 4, 2008

  • The way you treat her, what else can I do?

    You're gonna lose that girl...

    October 4, 2008

  • Well, I am a Beatles fanatic. To me, they are little gods, and Liverpool (John Lennon would appreciate this comparison) is my Jerusalem.

    It was exciting to stumble upon this list (of course it's been added to my favorites). I can't wait for the new one you hinted would be forthcoming, I just hope I catch it in time.

    October 4, 2008

  • Applesauce as egg re-placer! Now I know you're a vegan! ...Good to "see" you again, by the way.

    October 4, 2008

  • yarb-- thanks, it worked.

    October 4, 2008

  • --yarb-- I followed your instructions for removing the extra postings, but it didn't give me the delete option you promised. I'll try again but please don't banish me for this blunder just yet.

    --Prolagus-- The subtle political indication with my mention of Alaska was intentional, thanks for catching it! How I laughed at your reply. :)

    October 4, 2008

  • Thanks. I'll try. I didn't know about the
    "saving" part, which is obviously why my previous attempt to simply "edit and delete" resulted in yet another post of the same comment. Thanks again.

    October 4, 2008

  • Would somebody remind me how to delete a posted comment? I certainly didn't mean to post that thrice!

    October 4, 2008

  • WOE, sorry

    October 4, 2008

  • Tomatoes are fruit, but "freak" fruit, the way Alaska is a "freak" state.

    I have 3 children who have never eaten store bought baby food, mostly because that is totally disgusting stuff, but also because making baby food is wonderful, and helped me cope with the process of having my babies nurse less and less as they started on solids.

    When one is cutting up the raw food for one's self, and cutting OUT any dark or questionable parts, it has to click that the machine that makes Gerber's baby food isn't so concerned with blemishes, so you never know WHAT you are feeding them really. And, of course, all the preservatives and sugars they add can't be good.

    We have a manual baby food grinder, so I just boiled the fruits and veggies, ran them through the grinder, and scooped that into ice cube trays, which make perfect infant portions. Defrost with warm water, not the micro-wave, of course.

    October 4, 2008

  • Which version? Personally, I favor the White Album take.

    October 2, 2008

  • I only wish I would have seen this a month ago before you gave away all the answers.

    October 2, 2008

  • Past Master, Vol. Two.... Wow, only the truest of the true fans know this little gem.

    October 2, 2008

  • I think I'm in love. Who ARE you?

    October 2, 2008

  • Treat me like you did the night before.

    Last night is a night I will remember you by,
    When I think of things we've done, it makes me want to cry...

    October 2, 2008

  • Donnybrook, eh? ...Thanks for reeling me back in. ...*tearfully* I still adore this site so, so much.

    July 8, 2008

  • Belated congratulations from me, as well.

    May 9, 2008

  • I defer to sionnach; "helpmate" IS better. And I like the biblical tone it lends.

    May 8, 2008

  • :)

    May 8, 2008

  • I hope this works:

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    May 8, 2008

  • In my opinion, "hubby" is no good. I would never call my husband that. It's like him calling me his "gal". We prefer "lover".


    May 7, 2008

  • Isn't the "bloody" a reference to the blood Christ shed during his crucifixion? I understood "bloody" to be derived from phrases like "bleeding Christ".

    Swearing by the blood of a dying person, especially the Divine, is understandably quite offensive to a Christian, or even any opponent of capital punishment.

    April 27, 2008

  • Thank you my friends!

    April 25, 2008

  • HELP! How can I go to a user's profile who hasn't made an appearance in a while?

    (in this case, Mi-vox)

    April 25, 2008

  • How about giANT? (Kangaroo word with joey antonym, if you ever start that list).

    April 25, 2008

  • Wait, so are you, yourself, Aboriginal?

    April 25, 2008

  • I meant to ask earlier what the "Dhadiwuy" are. I like the word because it shares the unusual letter combination that Dhaero's name begins with.


    April 23, 2008

  • So, I'm torn between the two videos: I mean, that's a pretty sweet flute in the Starbucks song, but the jazzy sax is amazing in Microsoft's song, too. ...How do you find this stuff?

    April 22, 2008

  • Hey John! Please tell me you're about to reference that incredible "We built this Starbucks" song for those who may have missed it.

    April 22, 2008

  • I took sionnach's advise, and burnt off some steam before responding. This gave him a chance to take back the word "disgrace" which is nice, but enough was left for me to respond to in a less off-the-cuff way.

    I will never apologize for giving voice to the voiceless, rising to the defense of the defenseless, and generally creating a visual for the atrocities that are kept out of sight. I appreciate that sionnach remembers our former "good terms" and isn't going to hold my convictions against me, because I like him, too.

    friendly So, what are you implying is done with the bodies of billions of spent dairy cows / goats and laying hens if not slaughter for meat? No sarcasm is meant here, but do tell.

    pterodactyl-- you're admittedly newer to this site than I, though I'm no veteran, and I don't mean to offend anyone, but I disagree with your assertion that there can be a right and wrong place to speak to an injustice. I didn't enter this word, nor did I make an appearance until many people with various degrees of knowledge on the subject, made theirs in the conversation that falls under this heading.

    Besides, we're all adults here. I just hope you are willing to administer the same harsh criticism to the sexual conversations that have taken place on this site, and believe me, there are many!

    Thats all for tonight.

    April 21, 2008

  • That would be me!

    April 20, 2008

  • So, I just lost it over that vegetarianism conversation. What is going on around here?

    April 20, 2008

  • Wow, I guess I came back just in time!

    For the record, I will be celebrating 5 years as a strict vegan this June, so I'm qualified to respond to this madness. I am horrified, saddened, shocked and disheartened by the misinformation and total BS some of you seem to be guilty of using to support your views on veganism.

    First, the industries in which eggs and milk are taken from animals to feed humans cause significant and hellish pain and suffering for animals. Most of the meat eaten in this nation is that of spent dairy cows and laying hens. Most of the billions of male chicks that hatch in hatcheries are thrown away alive and suffocate in trash bags with their dead and dying brothers. Their sisters are forced into slavery as laying hens. Most of the male calves and billie goats born in this nation are barbarically slaughtered on sight or the calves are kept alive for 2 months in excruciating anemic states, until they are slaughtered for veal. They scream for their mothers every day that they endure this separation.

    Second, it is absolutely ABSURD to assert that milking cows does them a favor. Give me a break!!! Why not get a campaign to milk ALL the wild mammals lactating in the the woods. If, in nature, a cow has a calf, she nurses him (just like humans who nurse their children) and her body creates EXACTLY the amount of milk necessary to sustain HER calf until he is weaned.

    Dairy cows are impregnated (with a semen dipped stick jammed into them by a "breeder") annually. Once born, their calves are taken and slaughtered or forced into slavery, and the cows suffer horribly for their whole miserable lives. As a breastfeeding mother, I can imagine no torture more crippling than if my son was taken and killed, and I was forced into a stall and strapped to a milking machine 3 times a day by the lifeforms who had taken my child. The cow KNOWS she gave birth. She MISSES her young.

    Third, I am so mad right now I can barely see the screen. I will answer more of these questions later.

    Just watch "Meet Your Meat" so you can make informed comments in the future.

    April 20, 2008

  • --scurrying to Wikipedia for answers--

    April 20, 2008

  • But does it qualify as a metaphor? If so, for what?

    April 20, 2008

  • awesome.

    April 20, 2008

  • oops

    April 20, 2008

  • Dhaero is magical and amazing. He is 2 months shy of 1 year old, and can already stand without holding onto anything, which means walking isn't far off. And he just started signing back (we teach all our babies ASL before they can speak), he signs "change" when he's getting a clean diaper.

    How've you been???

    April 20, 2008

  • Hi old friends. I've been gone for a while but a new list idea has drawn me back. Glad to see some familiar faces. I've missed you all. Where's uselessness?

    April 20, 2008

  • Glad to see Jermajesty (Jackson) already on this list, along with other favorites.
    Surprising Apple (Gwen Paltro's daughter) didn't make your list, although I LIKE that name for a girl, people considered it shocking that she used it.
    Is this list restricted to celebs only, cuz there's a guy that named himself: TroutFishingInAmerica. Worst name EVER!

    March 12, 2008

  • Hey, thanks for helping me with the "æ" so I can finally type my son's name the way it's meant to be: Dhæro!

    I've been avoiding Wordie for a few months cuz when I joined, I became instantly addicted, and was finding myself on here 3, 4 hours a day. That might be how much time people with TV spend watching mindless crap so at least I was actively learning stuff not zoning out like most Americans, but my other responsibilities were suffering as a result. I laid off my favorite site until your message called me here again, but I should ease back in gradually, like an alcoholic sipping wine.

    However, I'd like to know more about this, "pedant's corner" of which you speak.

    March 12, 2008

  • reesetee-- I feel your pain. Our Trader Joe's is 30 minutes away, but we would be lost without it.

    February 4, 2008

  • Hmmm, I wonder how it compares to "pain of labouring a new" person into the world, of which I've some experience.

    February 4, 2008

  • That would be much funnier if R.P.MacMurphey actually made it out of there alive. It's still funny, though.

    January 30, 2008

  • That's great.

    January 30, 2008

  • Anyone here seen the film "Palindrome"? It's very disturbing, but in the end one of the characters explains what a palindrome is and then recites one that is classic. -Definitely the best laugh of an otherwise dark drama.

    January 30, 2008

  • Takes me back to the days of "morning" sickness, which lasts all day and night. My receptacle of choice was often the kitchen sink.

    January 24, 2008

  • This is very funny and incredibly gross all at once.

    January 24, 2008

  • Oh my gosh, uselessness, this RULES. I can't believe I missed this when it first went up. Thank YOU!

    --skipvia-- Damn. You beat me to "poshest". Oh well, at least it's up there. ;)

    January 24, 2008

  • Here's 5:

    I've heard "Brittish Nikes!" and "Good night!" as exclamations. What about "Upon my soul" and "I'll be damned"? Too common? And lastly, "Hells yeah".

    January 23, 2008

  • --Uselessness, that means a lot. I guess these apply to dealings with the majority of large corporations, but these guys are the worst offenders, in my experience.

    The "service" has been crapping out on us ever since we signed up, but when dropped connections prevent me from finishing a thought/ comment on Wordie, that's when I get really MAD. :[

    January 23, 2008

  • Sorry about that message showing up twice. My Internet service freaks out on me occasionally. :{

    January 20, 2008

  • January 20, 2008

  • But Treeseed didn't write it so my critique isn't aimed at her. ...I like Treeseed, and Treeseed knows that. :)

    I'm just stickin' up for the critters, is all. MOST of these old nursery rhymes are violent and scary if you pay attention to the words. This one's no exception.

    January 20, 2008

  • I realize the following comment is so 3 hours ago, but I gave that Starbucks song a listen and it was, in fact, the worst song in history, as John warned. It was atrocious from the start, but just as you think the torment is coming to a welcomed end, it morphs into an even more soulless advertising vehicle when that haunting voice starts speaking over the music and singing. Wow. What were they thinking?!?

    January 20, 2008

  • That nursery rhyme is among the cruelest. Pardon a vegan mother, but hunting, milking, silk, and animal skin are the very last things I want to sing of to my babies. Mother Goose was a sicko. :(

    January 20, 2008

  • --skipvia, As a die-hard Beatles fan (even been to Liverpool to kiss the ground they first trod) I hold any song celebrating the John/Yoko union as anathema, for obvious reasons.

    -- SoGro-- Honey Don't is sung by my fave Beatle, Ringo, on the "Beatles For Sale" album. The song exposes Ringo's Country-Western music propensity, which I would rather remain in denial about.

    January 20, 2008

  • jennarenn-- yeah, that's true. I wasted most of my online college years in ridiculous Simpsons chat rooms. What was THAT all about?

    January 20, 2008

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  • "arcadia has created 18 lists, listed 405 words, written 274 comments, and added 0 tags, 10 favorites, and 0 pronunciations."

    September 12, 2010

  • Arcs, where've you been?! Do you happen to have a good nutloaf recipe? I've tried a few I truffled up on the internet and haven't found one that gives me a firm texture, at least firm enough to slice (when cold) for sandwiches, antipasto plates, etc.

    October 24, 2009

  • Rabid wordie vegans notwithstanding, I find it hard to believe that even my aversion to all things congealed would convince me to break off my intimate relationship with cheese.

    September 17, 2009

  • No new v-munchers that I know of. The subject doesn't come up that often, really!
    I had a German visitor last weekend whose pronunciation had me as a wegian. So, Glas- or Nor-?

    July 2, 2009

  • Happy to see you here Arc! I always keep some red lentil and onion dip in the back of the fridge for when you drop in :-)
    Sorry to hear about your father ... *hugs* from across the universe.

    April 1, 2009

  • Hopla! See gallimaufry. Dhaero update overdue!

    February 28, 2009

  • We like you too!

    December 14, 2008

  • What happens if you do 'remove from favourites'? Nothing?

    December 14, 2008

  • Could / would somebody please tell me how to delete a word that I added, say, four times instead of once, to my favorite words column?

    December 14, 2008

  • Of course we're friends! I even used Dhaero as my nick on some online forum as, mysteriously, it was the only name that came to me at the time :-) Sorry you didn't make the big 10K! I've always appreciated your comments and your visits here on Wordie.

    December 2, 2008

  • About the only 'toys' list I know of is Treeseed's Let's Play.

    December 2, 2008

  • Does anyone know of an existing list of toys from the 1980's? I want to start one but would be just as happy to contribute to an existing one.

    December 2, 2008

  • This is not a picture of me.

    October 30, 2008

  • Seems like the private note thing enables you to leave notes on a page that no-one else can see. I've never used it; I'm not here for research so if I make a comment it's for all the world to see.
    Musical notes? I'll have you know you're asking someone who sings like an old bathtub! I think you're referring to the symbol that appeared in a comment a bit earlier. Well, there are various bits of code that, when entered/pasted in a comment box, will produce a symbol. Such whizzbangery is beyond me. Try the ever-attentive mollusque :-)

    October 6, 2008

  • Good to see you too, as always!

    October 4, 2008

  • I think it's in faq - a slightly strange process - you have to edit the comment, save your edit (it can be a nothing edit), and then you'll see the option to delete.

    October 4, 2008

  • Would somebody remind me how to delete a posted comment? I certainly didn't mean to post that thrice!

    October 4, 2008

  • WOE, sorry

    October 4, 2008

  • Must be time for a *hug* then :-)

    July 8, 2008

  • Thank you my friends!

    April 25, 2008

  • Just substitute the users name in the profile URL. For example, your profile is http://wordie.org/people/profile/arcadia, so change arcadia to mi-vox.

    April 25, 2008

  • Try just going to your own profile and changing the url so it says mi-vox instead of arcadia.

    April 25, 2008

  • HELP! How can I go to a user's profile who hasn't made an appearance in a while?

    (in this case, Mi-vox)

    April 25, 2008

  • Not by birth. I was adopted into the clan.

    April 25, 2008

  • The Dhadiwuy are a clan of the Yolngu, an Aboriginal tribe of Northeast Arnhem Land, a region in the north of Australia.

    April 23, 2008

  • Hi arcadia:

    I wanted to reiterate that it is good to see you back. Although I took you to task earlier today for your post on the vegetarian page, I respect the passion behind it. Internet posting is a tricky business, and we've all made the occasional posting whose tone we later regret. For example, I think my rebuke to you was unnecessarily sharp. So I'm sorry about that. Wordie is a terrific site, and you are one of the people who helps make it so.

    Am posting this here, because I sense that folks on the vegetarian page may prefer to move on.

    Anyway, I'm glad you're back, and hope you will be able to hang out more.

    David

    (By the way, I totally share your weakness for parentheses; And semicolons, apparently :-> )

    April 21, 2008

  • He sounds amazing :-) Great idea to teach DSL. I'm doing a lot of work at the moment with Aboriginal children. Most Aboriginal tribes have quite sophisticated signing systems. Generally it's sacred/ceremonial so I'm supposed to pretend I don't see it or understand it. Unless I'm with my own mob, the Dhadiwuy.

    April 21, 2008

  • Uselessness seems to be away. I'm sure the rest of us will hug you in absentia. How's Dhaero?

    April 20, 2008

  • Hi old friends. I've been gone for a while but a new list idea has drawn me back. Glad to see some familiar faces. I've missed you all. Where's uselessness?

    April 20, 2008

  • Well, I'm a writer and editor - I make program books for a symphony orchestra. And that involves a fair bit of proofreading. It also involves taking on the mantle of resident guru: pronouncing on matters of musical and literary detail. Hence pedantry - of the best kind!

    March 12, 2008

  • Hi arcadia - just saw your question re the æ ligature now (I've been neglecting my list!)

    If you're using a PC, then the easiest method is to hold down the ALT key while typing, using your keypad:
    0230 (for lower case æ)
    0198 (for upper case Æ)
    This will work anywhere, including spreadsheets and emails where MS Word shortcuts and insert symbol options don't work.
    If you have any problems, try toggling the "num lock" key on your keyboard.

    If you are using a Mac, then hold down the ALT/OPTION key while typing:
    ' (i.e. an apostrophe, for lower case æ)
    SHIFT+' (i.e. the double quote character, for upper case Æ)

    On a Mac, you can also set up a Character Palette in your Menu bar (do this in International under System Preferences) which will allow you to insert all kinds of special characters. This isn't as speedy as using the keyboard.

    If in Word on either platform you can use the Insert Symbol option. Again, not as fast and limited to Word.

    Cheers, frindley

    March 12, 2008

  • Sorry about that message showing up twice. My Internet service freaks out on me occasionally. :{

    January 20, 2008

  • I like the name Absolom. Hope you find a good one!

    January 9, 2008

  • I can't tell you how stupid it feels to have to say that the baby is still unnamed. This is humiliating. So much for deadlines.

    We were involved in a car accident on our way home from Christmas vacation, (skidding in the rain; everybody survived) and had to file a report. The insurance company needed the names of all in the vehicle at the time of the crash, so my agent got to file the first report where one of the passengers was nameless.

    And, no, the baby doesn't have a birth certificate, social security number, or any of those government issued documents. All of those require a legal name to file.



    December 28, 2007

  • If you've managed to wait all this time (has the poor thing got a birth certificate?) why not wait a few years and ask him to choose for himself?
    I would go for Pangloss.

    December 27, 2007

  • Do we get to find out what the name was?! Pleeaasseeee!!!!

    December 27, 2007

  • Homer - for Odyssey and being born at home :-)

    December 21, 2007

  • Since he was born just a day or so after the summer solstice, you could name him Sol (for sun) or Solstice, or keeping with the Greek theme, Helios. A little more traditional, but appropriate given the circumstances of his birth, might be Eugene ("well-born" or "happily born").

    December 20, 2007

  • I'm not ignoring the post you made on my profile; I've been wracking my brain trying to come up with some good names but I'm not as clever as you might think... I'll post here if/when I come up with something usable. ;-)

    December 19, 2007

  • Mentor (from the Odyssey)? Nile (the life-sustaining river of the "cradle of civilization")? And Kelsey supposedly means "Dweller by the water."

    Congrats, and good luck with the name!

    December 19, 2007

  • Nautilus - a genus of sea-creatures; an under-water birth is in some aspect a water creature :-).
    - nautilus originally referred to a genus known as argonauts, and that name certainly links to great odysseys in my mind.
    - I like the sound of nautilitus which has echoes of nobility about it.
    - the (possibly fatal) flaw of this as a name would be the obvious derivation of Naughty as a nickname.
    I'm sure other wordies will have suggestions, they love a challenge!

    December 17, 2007