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  • Like many flowers it can serve as a girl's name, as with the famous Siberian stripper Freesia Bitzov.

    April 20, 2024

  • See GNU definition on gutta-percha.

    April 20, 2024

  • See also pachonta.

    April 20, 2024

  • Like, um, dividing the European Union between western and former eastern bloc countries?

    April 20, 2024

  • Hi. Lists are either open, or collaborative, or closed.

    open - anyone can add to the list

    collaborative - named users can add

    closed - only the list creator can add

    In the cased of closed, it's often the practice here that users make suggestions. Like:

    How about xxxx, would that fit?

    April 19, 2024

  • Wrong because of the double negative. Right because, well, her point was that the dishlicker was supposed to have been desexed according to racing 'industry' regulations, but hadn't been. And stylistically undesexed is surely preferable to the unwieldy alternative 'that had not been desexed'.

    April 19, 2024

  • An activist said this about an ex-racing greyhound today and it sounded right but also wrong. I'll see if I can find the transcript.

    April 19, 2024

  • FWIW I feel natte is nattier than nat.

    April 18, 2024

  • Spotted on Twitter:

    "You can report any bird species - we welcome reports of new behaviours, anywhere across Australia: Big City Birds app or website https://spotteron.com/bigcitybirds/info

    Please report the cafe birds you see sneaking a free-feed at cafes, restaurants, etc 😉 @BigCityBirds1" - https://x.com/Wingtags/status/1780839872594583944

    April 18, 2024

  • Also very Ned Flanders.

    April 18, 2024

  • Some day I may have to account for what I have done on this site over the years and I will plead the Fifth.

    April 18, 2024

  • See hellbender.

    April 18, 2024

  • Alright then you long-eared louse factory.

    dog in river = water dog

    hellbender = water dog

    alligator = hellbender = water dog.

    QED.

    April 18, 2024

  • Show your workings.

    April 18, 2024

  • Now if there was an amphibious turducken situation where a dog paddling in the river was eaten by a hellbender, which was eaten in turn by an alligator, would not that parse as:

    'Water dog eaten by water dog eaten by water dog'?

    April 18, 2024

  • "...Also called alligator, and water dog."

    April 18, 2024

  • The Australian Border Force, the immigration blackshirts who need apparently need a pseudo-military name, have transitived this verb as meaning 'to impose a penalty'.

    I do not like it.

    "ABF Superintendent Vesna Gavranich said large amounts of currency crossing the border both inbound and outbound can be a sign of criminal activity.

    “We are aware of organised crime groups attempting to depart Australia with undeclared excess cash in support of well-established money laundering networks," said Superintendent Gavranich.  

    “The ABF is committed to removing funds from the pockets of organised crime groups, and restricting their ability to cause harm to our communities."

    “If you need to move significant amounts of cash across our border, to avoid heavy penalties you must simply declare it."

    ABF infringed the man $3,756, which he paid before boarding his flight."

    https://www.abf.gov.au/newsroom-subsite/Pages/Passenger-fined-over-undeclared-currency.aspx

    April 17, 2024

  • Prompted to post this after I rode over one on my bike today, close to the city centre of Hobart. And my first thought was what a brutal little word is nang.

    April 16, 2024

  • See nang.

    April 16, 2024

  • "A dangerous gas and its canisters, designed for whipping cream and linked to two deaths and hundreds of hospitalisations, is being offered for delivery across Queensland.

    Nangs — also known as nozzies, bulbs, and whippets — are small bulbs that contain nitrous oxide. The gas in the small canisters is often misused as a recreational drug. People ingest the dangerous product for a 20-30 second high in which the user may feel euphoric and relaxed."

    - https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-12-27/business-offers-to-deliver-dangerous-nitrous-oxide/100718828

    April 16, 2024

  • Okay then. I feared this was the ye old railway equivalent of plumber's crack.

    April 16, 2024

  • A variant is quaich.

    April 16, 2024

  • Pronouned quaff or queff methinks.

    April 16, 2024

  • Ok, who favourited this?

    April 16, 2024

  • Maybe we can revive this for inflatable furniture.

    April 16, 2024

  • Aaand don't forget that all colours are more vivid than just colors :-/

    April 16, 2024

  • I mean if you said, 'She was wearing a raspberry mini-skirt', the listener's assumption would probably be that you meant raspberry-coloured. As opposed to raspberry-scented, made of raspberries, etc. I guess 'featuring a raspberry pattern' would also compute. Context matters. If it was 'She was wearing a raspberry mini-skirt that complemented her cream blouse' there's even less doubt that the fruit is the colour.

    April 16, 2024

  • Arguably lots: lime, tangerine, etc.

    Though I asked an AI bot and it said starfruit, wth?

    April 16, 2024

  • "These sequences look to me like moo-woo: the oft-repeated and oft-debunked story that cows can protect the atmosphere. It’s as if environmentalists had made a film about artisanal coal mining, told heroic stories about the workers, and allowed their viewers to believe that coal mined this way is good for the planet." - George Monbiot, 'There’s no such thing as a benign beef farm – so beware the ‘eco-friendly’ new film straight out of a storybook', 15 April 2024. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2024/apr/15/beef-farm-eco-friendly-film-documentary-livestock

    April 15, 2024

  • I was thinking this might have a military meaning.

    April 15, 2024

  • From a Twitter thread about nicknames:

    "A Scotsman called Rob Slater whose clocking-in card bore the name R.Slater. His nickname among his workmates was 'Heed First'." - https://twitter.com/OldCountryGirl4/status/1778341846453833811

    April 13, 2024

  • Ok so not applicable to groundhogs?

    April 10, 2024

  • See chondroglucose.

    April 8, 2024

  • sugar of doubtful identity

    April 8, 2024

  • In modern Italian dare una mano means exactly the same as lend a hand does in English.

    April 8, 2024

  • Shorter but still luxurious version of the stretch limopsid.

    April 7, 2024

  • What about oil derricks? Or is there dastardly deed of derrick-deck dereliction at hand?

    April 6, 2024

  • Anyone collecting bats?

    April 5, 2024

  • How many rockets per pack?

    April 5, 2024

  • Example: lets say our candidates are

    Bloggs

    Ruzuzu

    Trumplikeweirdo

    Hellokittyrectalcream

    One set of ballot papers are printed with names as above. Another set would be printed with Ruzuzu at the top, another with Trumplikeweirdo at the top, another with Hellokittyrectalcream at the top.

    In practice it actually gets a bit complicated and there can be up to 420 versions of a ballot paper in a 7-member division.

    See here for more on how the sausages are made: https://www.tec.tas.gov.au/info/Robson_Rotation_Paper.pdf

    April 5, 2024

  • "Robson rotation is a process of rotating candidate names within each column so that the advantage of appearing at the top of the column or directly below another popular candidate are shared equally between candidates. Neil Robson, a former member of the House of Assembly, introduced the process to the Tasmanian Parliament in 1979." - Tasmanian Electoral Commission

    April 5, 2024

  • About the Hare-Clark voting system: https://www.tec.tas.gov.au/info/Publications/HareClark.html

    "Hare-Clark is a Single Transferable Vote (STV) method of proportional representation. STV means that a ballot paper moves between candidates as determined by the elector’s marked preferences."

    April 5, 2024

  • FWIW in the 23 March 2024 state election we had to elect 7 members for each of the 5 divisions, for a 35-seat House of Assembly. As of today 5 April the cut up is still being done. In my division of Clark there were 35 candidates, and the other 4 all had over 30.

    April 5, 2024

  • Let's say there are 10 candidates standing in a division, which elects 5 members to the House of Assembly. A valid vote has to number at least 5 candidates 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and can continue (or not) all the way to 10. In the first count, ballots are sorted into piles according to the number 1 vote. The candidate with the lowest total is declared eliminated. Their pile of votes are then allocated to candidates according to the number 2 preference on those ballot papers. And so on, until only 6 candidates remain ... the 5 with the highest number of votes are declared elected.

    April 5, 2024

  • In Tasmania (Australia), this is used as a noun or a verb to describe the distribution of a candidate's second and lower preference votes when they are eliminated from a Hare-Clark (voting system) count.

    April 5, 2024

  • Inferior to fuflun-copper.

    April 1, 2024

  • Take a break from your studies, young softa!

    Come hither for yum vegan kofta

    Though just a wee snack

    It'll put you on track

    To take your philosophising alofter

    April 1, 2024

  • Ideal for your Brown Bastard or Classical Architecture? list.

    April 1, 2024

  • accidental deathblow fly away in a manger

    March 31, 2024

  • Coocoo cajoob!

    March 31, 2024

  • Seems like it needs a permanent exclamation mark behind it.

    Zareba! Gadzooks!

    March 29, 2024

  • If you listen carefully to the soundtrack of The Wicker Man (first version) they are singing Summer Is Ycomen In at the end.

    March 27, 2024

  • Also disard.

    March 27, 2024

  • Good call zu-keeper.

    March 27, 2024

  • My stats say I have looked up 0 words and I suspect that's an undercount. Sayin'.

    March 26, 2024

  • Two vegan hot dogs please, one with ketchup, one with treacle-wormseed.

    March 26, 2024

  • Parses to just mustard I think.

    March 26, 2024

  • Not sure if it's relevant but in Tasmania (Australia) we have the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.

    March 26, 2024

  • You've tried dating with mixed results, right, but have you tried exundating?

    March 26, 2024

  • On the river?

    March 26, 2024

  • Ideal for your Rare Fruit or Biting Insect? list.

    March 25, 2024

  • If a bit ewww.

    March 25, 2024

  • Feels like it would be devastating when used metaphorically.

    March 25, 2024

  • Great qms limerick below. Banger.

    March 25, 2024

  • Uffa, someone's been verbing meek?

    March 22, 2024

  • Hey funky cat, send me a coal bucket, you dig?

    Coming 'round like a merry-go, groove-fellow!

    March 22, 2024

  • These things are probably quite common yet it's the first time I've heard this word.

    March 21, 2024

  • In Australia what was once known as the jabiru is now the black-necked stork. Apparently the name comes from the Tupi–Guaraní language and means 'swollen neck'. I have no idea how the name arrived in northern Australia.

    But supposedly the objection was that the jabiru proper is the only bird in the genus Jabiru so it wasn't acceptable for a bird from another genus like the Australian black-necked stork to have the name as well.

    Yeah too late, in a way, there's already a town called Jabiru in the Northern Territory, named after you-know-what.

    Aand locals like me who lived in the NT for 25 years just liked the name jabiru better so continue to use it.


    March 21, 2024

  • Bird names are a bin fire anyway.

    March 21, 2024

  • An Australian expression that equates roughly to 'while campaigning'. It refers to doorknocking but in reality includes conversations political canvassers have at markets, on the street, by phone, etc.

    "The feedback I’m getting out there on the doors is very positive. We’ve had a huge campaign in terms of announcing the policies that are actually going to address some of the issues, the biggest issues in Tasmania at the moment: the cost of living crisis, the health crisis and the housing crisis." - Dean Winter, https://tasmaniantimes.com/2024/03/winter-after-10-years-of-liberals-its-time-for-change/

    March 21, 2024

  • All you fake mosses out there have been warned.

    March 21, 2024

  • Serve on crackerweed for the ultimate wild-foraged canape.

    March 21, 2024

  • I suppose they do cachalot of squid.

    March 20, 2024

  • Hey, possible name for your autonomous self-driving taxi start-up.

    March 20, 2024

  • Once a rare element named after a famous scientist, Tom, in a powerful windstorm it was blown right off the atomic table out the window into the yard where a bird snaffled it. The rest, as they say, is history.

    March 20, 2024

  • I've come across a_holes and eye holes so we might as well have U-holes.

    March 20, 2024

  • Slop some chawdron in yer cauldron.

    March 19, 2024

  • The common name of the animal is derived from the thickets of the shrub locally known as tamma (Allocasuarina campestris) that sheltered it in Western Australia according to the Department of Environment and Conservation - https://web.archive.org/web/20110225064720/http://www.dec.wa.gov.au/component/option%2Ccom_docman/task%2Cdoc_download/gid%2C133/Itemid%2C/

    March 19, 2024

  • What if the passenger is a double amputee?

    March 19, 2024

  • The rhyming slang definition is interesting with nowadays dog racing being considered a cruel form a animal exploitation in most civilised countries*.

    A racist caricature as rhyming slang for an abomination, hoo-boy.

    March 19, 2024

  • A bit like a catamaran. A yacht on each side and a sman in the middle.

    March 18, 2024

  • But isn't a yacht a kind of ship? Might as well say yachtsmanyacht.

    March 18, 2024

  • Apart from anything else it reminds of yucky stuff like upskirt.

    March 18, 2024

  • I'm glad this has not escaped from the whiffy confines of geekdom.

    March 18, 2024

  • Yes, pitylessly is the way to drink wine.

    March 18, 2024

  • See danger zebra.

    March 17, 2024

  • What's a zebra then? Picket fence pony? Pedestrian crossing of the savannah?

    March 17, 2024

  • You've just been hiding because England can't win the Ashes to Ashes, eh.

    March 16, 2024

  • Presumably an audio show about these would be an azipodcast.

    March 15, 2024

  • I feel like I'm punching down a bit here given this is quite a modest little two syllable word but I just don't like the way it sounds.

    March 14, 2024

  • Same root as shelter.

    March 14, 2024

  • I could really forthrist a fresh orange juice right about now.

    March 14, 2024

  • I have never heard it in Australia. Mind you, I haven't been to this kind of show in about the last 5 years.

    March 14, 2024

  • Also seggar.

    March 13, 2024

  • A preppie but snippy hippie papprazzi chappie snapped happy clappers happily clapping claptrap.

    March 13, 2024

  • Spelling should be reseg-ment-ati-on.

    March 12, 2024

  • Raise you bellow.

    March 12, 2024

  • "The word surloin or sirloin is often said to be derived from the fact that the loin was knighted as Sir Loin by Charles II, or (according to early 19c. English dictionary writer Charles Richardson) by James I. Chronology makes short work of this statement; the word being in use long before James I was born. It is one of those unscrupulous inventions with which English 'etymology' abounds, and which many people admire because they are 'so clever.' The number of those who literally prefer a story about a word to a more prosaic account of it, is only too large." - Walter W. Skeat, 'An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language', 1882

    March 11, 2024

  • Who knew?

    March 10, 2024

  • See pomette bleue.

    March 10, 2024

  • Saskia asked sassily to watch sad sasquatch quassation of cumquat crossisants.

    March 9, 2024

  • See also quassation.

    March 9, 2024

  • I was not aware our officers were bright red. Must be the sun.

    March 9, 2024

  • Did it make all the Pantone colours too?

    March 8, 2024

  • A pleasant Pisan peasant was fined for forfeiting phased-in pheasant fees for his feisty pea-pheasant.

    March 6, 2024

  • "For many people, adopting a plant-based diet aligns with their personal values and beliefs. Choosing plant-based foods can be seen as a way to practice kindness and compassion towards animals, the environment, and other humans. It can also be a way to challenge the status quo and promote positive change in society."

    - https://tasmaniantimes.com/2024/02/plant-based-diet-can-improve-your-health-and-lifestyle/

    March 6, 2024

  • "Additionally, these oils are effective in addressing dry skin issues. They act as potent moisturisers, eliminating flaky and dry skin, commonly known as 'beardruff', thereby promoting healthy skin. The moisturising properties of beard oils are not limited to the beard alone but also extend to the skin beneath."

    - https://tasmaniantimes.com/2024/03/what-do-beard-oils-do/

    March 6, 2024

  • Welcome, hope you get a lot out of the site.

    March 6, 2024

  • See gurgeons.

    March 4, 2024

  • If I had one of these I'd call it Winfey.

    March 4, 2024

  • Kooky Canuck ex-con Kane Cooke carelessly conked his conchus with a rococo coco-corn condiment container containing cocoa-coated cockroaches in coachmen's coats..

    March 4, 2024

  • Ideal for your Lily or Entrails? list.

    March 3, 2024

  • Straight from the Zamboni-Palin lunch menu.

    March 2, 2024

  • Also hunting beagles, duh.

    March 2, 2024

  • Clearly marriage is out of fashion among rockets.

    March 1, 2024

  • Close but no fuflun.

    March 1, 2024

  • Enter upon is either archaic or legalese, I hadn't come across it before.

    March 1, 2024

  • I don't understand 'enter upon an inheritance'?

    February 29, 2024

  • "For the last 78 years, the Sydney to Hobart yacht race has been run on Boxing Day December 26.

    This year the cannon will sound at 1pm, signalling the start of the race once again. The Rolex Sydney to Hobart yacht race commences on 26 December and ends on December 31, 2023

    This year 113 entrants will race the 628 nautical mile course. The oldest vessel in this years race was built in 1932.

    All radio sked frequencies and times remain the same as previous years and are listed below."

    https://www.tecsunradios.com.au/store/sydney-to-hobart-yacht-race-2024-frequencies/

    February 29, 2024

  • Go on, rhyme this.

    February 29, 2024

  • A bonny banstickle banged a banned stick on a band's sticky bandstand.

    February 28, 2024

  • Do you like your lemurs pan-fried or wood oven?

    February 28, 2024

  • Plausibly there is an eellike raccoonnookkeeper somewhere.

    February 28, 2024

  • That got me thinking about Airbus, but the -bus seems to be related to conventional understandings of the word bus as a large transport vehicle.

    "The name 'Airbus' was taken from a non-proprietary term used by the airline industry in the 1960s to refer to a commercial aircraft of a certain size and range, as it was linguistically-acceptable to the French." - Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Airbus

    February 28, 2024

  • Li'l Oklahoma cameo here.

    February 28, 2024

  • Hmmm, so the etymology of bus- reduces to something like avi- as in aviation.

    February 27, 2024

  • Train smash word.

    February 26, 2024

  • In Tasmania, a resident of the north-west coast area.

    February 26, 2024

  • The best words are with asunder in the definition. The end.

    February 26, 2024

  • Sparkie Mark Parker marked aftermarket hard car parts with a pock-marked parka pocket marker at a starkly dark carpark car parts market.

    February 26, 2024

  • "Media are invited to the Murray Street Pier (outside of Franklin Wharf Restaurant) to capture images of the Tasmanian Tigers celebrating their WNCL title win.

    There will be an opportunity to interview members of the Tigers squad, and capture footage of the WNCL winning players in their Mad Monday costumes."

    - email to media outlets from Cricket Tasmania, 26 February 2024

    February 26, 2024

  • In Australia there's a tradition, recent I feel, for sporting teams to go out and party as a group on the Monday following their last game of the season. They often (fancy) dress up for a pub crawl, etc. And these kind of shenanigans are referred to as mad Monday.

    February 26, 2024

  • According to Urban Dictionary, a term for a vagina or anus used to smuggle contraband into prison, such as drugs or weapons.

    February 26, 2024

  • See also clecker.

    February 25, 2024

  • Wow, didn't expect clicking Random word would lead me to find Donald Trump here.

    February 25, 2024

  • Etymonline notes that the root is:

    kelə-, Proto-Indo-European root meaning "warm." It forms all or part of: caldera; calid; Calor; caloric; calorie; calorimeter; cauldron; caudle; chafe; chauffeur; chowder; coddle; lee; lukewarm; nonchalant; scald (v.) "afflict painfully with hot liquid or steam."

    It is the hypothetical source of/evidence for its existence is provided by: Sanskrit carad- "harvest," literally "hot time;" Latin calor "heat," calidus "warm," calere "be hot;" Lithuanian šilti "become warm," šilus "August;" Old Norse hlær, Old English hleow "warm."

    February 25, 2024

  • Sawdons of Swing was never goingn to be a hit.

    February 25, 2024

  • Of course writers can't afford transport :-/

    February 25, 2024

  • A bit rude. What if it's upwardly mobile?

    February 23, 2024

  • A tax or duty of so much per fuflun formerly imposed in Wordielandia upon all imported fufluns.

    February 22, 2024

  • Well isn't she just a pundle of joy?

    February 21, 2024

  • How many enemy mange-mites might a mightily mangy manger manager manage?

    February 21, 2024

  • Who's counting?

    February 20, 2024

  • fathead minnow

    February 20, 2024

  • This dude and jumbo shrimp would make good companions.

    February 20, 2024

  • Train-smash word.

    February 20, 2024

  • IMO cognate with Italian orgolio and Spanish orgullo.

    February 19, 2024

  • What else can you do with a Therese?

    February 19, 2024

  • Is this where a wild goose chase starts, or where it ends? Discuss.

    February 19, 2024

  • Uff, sounds nasty.

    February 19, 2024

  • Where's Capitano Corelli when you need him?

    February 19, 2024

  • Whoa, there's also banjolin.

    February 19, 2024

  • I wouldn't say it's particularly unusual. Consider grease, chair, photograph, etc. I've certainly heard shampoo as a verb.

    February 19, 2024

  • "We’ll be taking several important safety steps ahead of making Sora available in OpenAI’s products. We are working with red teamers — domain experts in areas like misinformation, hateful content, and bias — who will be adversarially testing the model." - OpenAI, https://openai.com/sora

    February 17, 2024

  • Like pool liners, these help to keep all the water in the world's oceans and prevent leaks.

    February 16, 2024

  • See paho.

    February 16, 2024

  • Comes from dacclouds, duh.

    February 16, 2024

  • *puts dog torture tools away*

    February 15, 2024

  • "The Hobart City Council Planning Committee has approved a development application for a new building (food service use) for 15 Marieville Esplanade, Sandy Bay.

    The application is for a shipping container to be repurposed as a tuck shop."

    - https://tasmaniantimes.com/2024/02/hobart-council-approves-boaties-tuck-shop/

    February 14, 2024

  • Also trichor.

    February 14, 2024

  • List of folk remedies?

    February 14, 2024

  • I tried not to snigger and failed.

    February 14, 2024

  • So why not call it stink-dead?

    February 14, 2024

  • TCD - 'A vertical horse-powered drum used as a hoist in a mine.'

    February 14, 2024

  • Do we not have any side lists?

    February 14, 2024

  • Not as cool as Ray or even tali to be honest.

    February 14, 2024

  • As a child I used to get this mixed up with typhoon.

    February 13, 2024

  • Despite my many flaws I have never hesized a parent.

    February 13, 2024

  • See comment on mucker.

    February 13, 2024

  • And if he had a child would he not be a fathermucker?

    February 13, 2024

  • Nuclear, coal or gas?

    February 13, 2024

  • There appears to be a USA political meaning that is not very obvious to me.

    February 13, 2024

  • Organic compound or minor Game of Thrones character?

    February 13, 2024

  • How?

    February 13, 2024

  • Wasn't there a tv series about Gilingan's Island?

    February 13, 2024

  • Come on bilby, it's givvy-givvier-givviest.

    February 11, 2024

  • Who else wants one while I'm feeling more givvy than a mouthy TV celeb with a bucket of car keys?

    February 11, 2024

  • Or fuflunise it. Yeah.

    February 11, 2024

  • You may choose to weaponise it or not.

    February 11, 2024

  • I hereby award tankhughes a Wordnik blue checkmark.

    February 11, 2024

  • One time they got into my garden they chewed metre-high jerusalem artichoke plants back to just a stubble. Well I hope they farted all night.

    February 9, 2024

  • As I described to a friend the other day, a giant, flat-footed, ravenous pseudo-rabbit.

    February 9, 2024

  • I'm fairly amazed that I only came across this quite useful word for the first time today.

    February 9, 2024

  • If you have to decapitate something amphisien are you allowed two goes?

    February 8, 2024

  • Well of course I have a list for this.

    February 8, 2024

  • No comment!

    February 8, 2024

  • Do you push or pull your hoe?

    February 8, 2024

  • You might not be able to get blood from a stone but would you settle for a dotterel chick?

    February 7, 2024

  • Set phasers to __________________

    February 7, 2024

  • Cricket jargon: slang for top-spinner, a delivery bowled by a wrist spinner with lots of overspin.

    February 7, 2024

  • Awww!

    February 7, 2024

  • Elections for our Legislative Council seats are sexennial.

    February 7, 2024

  • You'd think at least one might be an Auberon or something.

    February 7, 2024

  • Tacky.

    February 7, 2024

  • Supposedly Australian but I have never heard it.

    February 7, 2024

  • "Excuse-flation where general inflation provides camouflage for businesses to raise prices without justification is also more prevalent in the current environment. As inflation starts to fall excessive inflationary expectations and future cost increases can be built into prices."

    - Allan Fels, 'Inquiry into price gouging and unfair pricing practices', 6 February 2024. https://www.actu.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/InquiryIntoPriceGouging_Report_web9-1.pdf

    February 7, 2024

  • i.e. fennel

    February 6, 2024

  • Wait, so babaganoosh is a slipper-ful of agan?

    February 6, 2024

  • Best bushel epha.

    February 6, 2024

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  • My stats say I have looked up 0 words and I suspect that's an undercount. Sayin'.

    March 26, 2024

  • I hope there are some exciting new flavours. How about roasted vendingmachine with caramel?

    November 22, 2023

  • Me too. Do you have room for some fufluns?

    November 21, 2023

  • Glad you're back!

    November 21, 2023

  • Yes I think it was something to do with my laptop and a new login system at Wordnik having a wee pith-feud.

    November 20, 2023

  • I have eaten all the cookies and now don't feel like hommous, but it's the thought that counts. Thank you Erin. I am now perilously close to commenting freely again.

    November 20, 2023

  • Hi Bilby! I'm so sorry you're trapped in the nether world. Can you try clearing your cookies? It will make room for more hommous.

    November 20, 2023

  • I have logged in 3 times in the last 5 minutes, yet whenever I click a word I find myself logged out again.

    Thusly I am trapped in a nether world between bilby and unbilby. Send hommous.

    November 20, 2023

  • Hey why so many comments, you leather-tipped sandrabbit?

    August 12, 2021

  • *pokes bilby*

    Hey, you're still around!

    July 27, 2020

  • *pokes bilby*

    July 5, 2020

  • Merci beaucoup, bilby, for the fresh-baked welcome fuflun from ruzuzu. I'm in love with wordniks' lists, and have been using them over the last year or so to cook up found poetry. Delicious.

    April 26, 2020

  • Where's vendingmachine, haven't seen him for ages? Too occupied with his paleo sushi petting zoo?

    April 3, 2019

  • Reading comments such as those at eckle-feckle I grieve that I missed some merry times at Wordnik.

    November 3, 2018

  • Been burrowing. As one does.

    September 29, 2018

  • Mmm. Tasty lichens.

    September 28, 2018

  • Ahoy, bilby! Long time no read. Have you been off foraging for tasty lichens?

    September 28, 2018

  • Bilby o bilby,

    Didst thou die on latinx hill?

    November 3, 2016

  • Happens certain phases of Uranus.

    August 31, 2016

  • Hey bilby how long have you been a howling frumpmudgeon?

    August 31, 2016

  • *dusts badge*

    November 5, 2015

  • Hey are you some kind of self-appointed contribution cop, rat features?

    November 5, 2015

  • Wait--I thought it was turtles all the way down. Mind? Blown.

    November 3, 2015

  • how about a five-toad?

    November 3, 2015

  • Shut up you extruded rabbit.

    November 2, 2015

  • Are you talking to yourself again?

    November 2, 2015

  • I get an error trying to post either a new word or a comment here:

    https://www.wordnik.com/lists/politicians-nicknames

    November 2, 2015

  • Nope, that's about it really.

    August 28, 2015

  • Do you have anything decent to say ear-whippet or are you just trying to flood these Polski doltskis off the front page?

    August 28, 2015

  • Hi Bilby - Just spotted a question you posed in a comment back in 2009 (!) on my aviation list ("Let's go strap on the ole air'chine and bore holes in the sky!") to wit: "what is a 'rooster tail'?" If it still matters see image here...or, since I've added it to the list: rooster tail.

    June 15, 2015

  • "bilby commented on the user bilby

    I went to leave a comment on your page, and I arrived at a 404 and a steampunk rhino. Both of which are about right in your case."

    Are you talking to yourself?

    April 27, 2015

  • I went to leave a comment on your page, and I arrived at a 404 and a steampunk rhino. Both of which are about right in your case.

    April 27, 2015

  • Did you like the new berry additions?

    April 27, 2015

  • Bilby is, as usual, a lode of useful information. I once went skiing in Chamonix, where les Guides des Alpes are universally admired, but I failed to understand the sense of their characteristic cries.

    They're famed for feats of derring-do
    But guides of the Alps are scholars too.
    It's knowledge they seek
    When they call from a peak
    And plaintively ask, "Beaudelaire, he who?"

    January 11, 2015

  • Bonsoir Monsieur Bilby,

    Where are you, actuellement?

    I am back in Paris, being forced to write about such big fat frauds as Charles "Mr Spleen" Baudelaire.

    But in two more weeks I shall be free, free as a bird!

    Now I need to go favourite the word "wentletrap".

    Adieu !

    January 10, 2015

  • It's not just you, madmouth. Shall we all meet up over on community?

    December 24, 2014

  • Where did "Community" go? Is it just my computer?

    December 24, 2014

  • Have I ever told you how much I like your bagpipes list?

    December 15, 2014

  • Are you in Bogota? I was just there! Ships passing in the cliché.

    November 8, 2014

  • and I you with a waistband of tittering finches. Don't disillusion me!

    November 6, 2014

  • Happy belated selfie day, old bean.

    November 6, 2014

  • ...for of Afghan chutney is her soul compact

    April 2, 2014

  • Is there a way to search by tag?

    March 27, 2014

  • Now you've done it

    March 27, 2014

  • oh, he do

    March 14, 2014

  • a) that's exactly right

    b) I think of you as the only near-whitey invited ^-^

    March 12, 2014

  • didn't you have a list called "Drinky-time, or the most happy of hours" or some such? Maybe it was someone else...

    March 12, 2014

  • Meow.

    February 20, 2014

  • Bilby, I wish you a happy new year. I am grateful for the comments you have given me. I have been slow to respond mostly because I could not figure out how to do it. I have been looking for an ongoing thread I could reply to but I have failed to find it, so now I have visited your dashboard. This seems rather roundabout, like exiting the house and ringing the doorbell again before replying, but it is all I can manage for the moment.

    January 1, 2014

  • Thanks for jomo. It's perfect.

    December 16, 2013