bilby has adopted , looked up 23292 words, created 207 lists, listed 23004 words, written 24432 comments, added 728 tags, and loved 51 words.

Comments by bilby

  • See conker.

    May 23, 2017

  • I have a list for that.

    May 19, 2017

  • Mysteriously, progress on this list has stopped.

    May 19, 2017

  • Re chained_bear's comment, I would say that in some parts of Australia youse and all of youse is similar.

    May 19, 2017

  • Party!

    May 19, 2017

  • I'm starting to see this on Twitter as a hashtag.

    Impeach The Motherfucker Already.

    May 18, 2017

  • C'mon, what have you done with the songbirds?

    May 17, 2017

  • A Dutch double-dactyl, usually for children. Adapted by Drs P and referred to here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drs._P

    May 16, 2017

  • How about slings and arrows? Both weapons, yet different. Hmmm.

    May 16, 2017

  • Mathese?

    May 16, 2017

  • It's very worthwhile to have a list with your perspective. Neat!

    May 16, 2017

  • You will pay for this, Eric

    May 16, 2017

  • Lol, plain was the first word you thought of? Angela...

    May 15, 2017

  • Welcome. Keep having fun. We're nice people and vendingmachine gives out free peanut bars every second Thursday if you play nicely.

    May 15, 2017

  • Pathetic.

    May 15, 2017

  • Fun list.

    May 15, 2017

  • In modern usage often not 'banking by telephone'. The political usage refers to contacting supporters from a call centre or indeed just doing general canvassing by telephone.

    May 14, 2017

  • Perhaps I do.

    May 14, 2017

  • Do I need one?

    May 14, 2017

  • I first came across it in a Tom Waits song.

    May 14, 2017

  • :-))))

    May 13, 2017

  • *thunderousapplause*!

    May 13, 2017

  • I wonder if they make it in Srinegar?

    May 12, 2017

  • Maybe every potential bilby is an existing bilby? DNA and all that. Instinct in the ways of the desert. Hmmm.

    May 10, 2017

  • Filched.

    May 10, 2017

  • ...tent flaps

    May 10, 2017

  • The three sources of definitions above are clearly identified.

    May 10, 2017

  • If all you have is a water hammer, everything looks like a water nail.

    May 8, 2017

  • See ratafia.

    May 7, 2017

  • Usually didgeridoo.

    May 7, 2017

  • I was going to add it to my new list 'Hobo Slur or Mystery Meat?' but unfortunately it's both.

    May 6, 2017

  • You'd think all the bling would slow them down.

    May 2, 2017

  • This is one of those derivations that appeared on the back of greenfield. While that made some sense literally and figuratively, brownfield was a stretch and greyfield is kind of absurd.

    May 2, 2017

  • Who am I kidding, I need all of this stuff.

    May 1, 2017

  • I need a bangstick.

    May 1, 2017

  • What if they had everything including penicillin?

    May 1, 2017

  • Do not want my beer amoved.

    May 1, 2017

  • To go shopping by foot, bicycle or public transport.

    A satirical response by people who don't drive to Auckland councillor Dick Quax.

    #quaxing

    April 30, 2017

  • Come to think of it, are those Mendes balls vegan?

    April 27, 2017

  • Spike who? Is he one of Jean Dimmock's friends?

    April 27, 2017

  • Are those fufluns here yet?

    April 27, 2017

  • I'm pretty sure vendingmachine fell out of one of these. And hit every branch on the way down.

    April 25, 2017

  • Hard to say when you're four.

    April 25, 2017

  • probably defenestrate

    April 24, 2017

  • Most of those were probably me.

    April 24, 2017

  • 42K for schadenfreude.

    April 24, 2017

  • Read the faint text under the Comments box for an eclaircissement of Wordnik's treatment of brackets.

    April 24, 2017

  • Holy jargon alert Batman.

    April 24, 2017

  • Hello Alexandrdragon!

    April 24, 2017

  • Hey, that's where I live! And I have a list for this.

    April 22, 2017

  • How much are the Peruvian virgins? I presume there's a nice discount due them being bald, at least for the foreseeable future.

    April 20, 2017

  • Gogue and Magogue :-/

    April 20, 2017

  • Crack a tube of stompclacker.

    April 19, 2017

  • British equivalent of a can of whoopass.

    April 19, 2017

  • Rhymes with bollocks.

    April 19, 2017

  • Doubt it will stop me dumping a vending machine where it belongs.

    April 19, 2017

  • New list: fun things to do with ox-gall.

    April 6, 2017

  • Seconded.

    April 5, 2017

  • Mostly poo I think.

    April 4, 2017

  • Nearly! Up to my floppies in chocolate right now.

    April 4, 2017

  • The noblest bilbies have their measurements listed in Burke's Earage.

    April 2, 2017

  • Hot tip (of the tail): if you join the dots, you will find a depiction of a wonderful alternate universe in which there are no vending machines.

    April 2, 2017

  • "The Bilby has a
    dramatic black and white tail
    which has, in the past, been used by indigenous people as

    a head adornment.

    However, the usual feature is

    a nail, approximately 1cm inlength, at the tip of the tail.

    The significance of this is

    speculative

    but having watched Bilbies

    behaviour when agitated,

    the tail is arched with only the tip

    touching the sand

    leaving a dot

    pattern trace.

    When relaxed, the tail leaves a long pattern in the sand similar to

    a kangaroo.

    Perhaps the dots are a message to other Bilbies to be aware."

    April 2, 2017

  • hallux schmallux

    March 30, 2017

  • Do not want hallux, repeat, DO NOT WANT!

    March 30, 2017

  • Or for example by cranky parking inspectors.

    March 27, 2017

  • Noice!

    March 21, 2017

  • It is done, your Zuness.

    March 20, 2017

  • Dull vibrations reminds me of vendingmachine.

    March 20, 2017

  • And when I tried to pronounce it in qms' bewitching limerick it came out as nom-nom urinal.

    March 20, 2017

  • This is a hard word to say.

    March 20, 2017

  • In some social media discourse I have seen recently it refers to the 45th president of the USA, ie. Donald Trump.

    March 20, 2017

  • Holey moley vendingmachine.

    March 17, 2017

  • I'm staying here until ruzuzu comes over for doughnuts.

    March 17, 2017

  • No one has ever called me chickapoo but I live in hope.

    March 17, 2017

  • Just in time for St Patrick's Day.

    March 16, 2017

  • beast?

    March 16, 2017

  • buttress?

    March 14, 2017

  • Here you go alexz: http://www.sea-monkeys.com/

    Free court case with every 8 gallons.

    March 9, 2017

  • Not a question to ask on the mutualism page.

    March 9, 2017

  • Go back to doing what you do best, you know, stealing children's pocket money in exchange for giving them diabetes.

    March 8, 2017

  • Sounds like a Batman cartoon fight scene word.

    March 7, 2017

  • English dialect word for a mole (animal).

    March 7, 2017

  • Just gimme a muesli bar already you money-chewing, overstuffed, zincalume clink-clunk dole-da-junk denizen of shitty workplaces.

    March 7, 2017

  • Yeah, as if vending machines were known for ripping up the MENSA test.

    March 7, 2017

  • You say pomato.

    I say...

    March 6, 2017

  • Don't sneeze on the motherboard.

    March 3, 2017

  • A kind of twitchy leg disorder in horses.

    March 1, 2017

  • I remain terrified of finding out more about Ernest Bafflewit.

    March 1, 2017

  • Come on bilby, you can do a better grocerant rant.

    March 1, 2017

  • Tartan gangs were a precursor of Ulster Young Militants, a loyalist paramilitary in Northern Ireland. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulster_Young_Militants

    March 1, 2017

  • This formation is horrible.

    February 28, 2017

  • Unfortunately the riffling of grapes is an artisan skill which seems difficult to find these days.

    February 28, 2017

  • There's a lot going on in that limerick.

    February 28, 2017

  • See also shrove.

    February 28, 2017

  • I guess heart-on-sleeve people are familiar with the concept.

    February 26, 2017

  • Wild speculation disnae have ae guid record in etymology.

    February 25, 2017

  • A baby pangolin, apparently.

    February 24, 2017

  • *eats fuflun*

    February 24, 2017

  • Also, Ruzuzusaurus's comment reminds me that one of the great Australian comebacks of my school years was "look it up in your Funk & Wagnalls".

    February 24, 2017

  • But don't get pissy at me about that.

    February 24, 2017

  • Reminds me a bit of urinal.

    February 24, 2017

  • @VM We should get a few in. Make a...shrubbery!

    February 22, 2017

  • Vegan cheese for dreams of cute rescue wombats, etc.

    February 22, 2017

  • Not a delectable cinnamon roll from a yet-to-be-discovered eastern European country?

    *disappointed*

    February 21, 2017

  • I can conceive of using it before the fact.

    "Ruzuzu is planning to go one better than Evel Knievel's failed Skycycle jump over Snake Canyon. The attemptress is building her own vehicle out of old epidiascope parts, a rocket sled and dwarf poinsettia leaves."

    February 21, 2017

  • As you wish too alexz.

    February 14, 2017

  • The version I saw was So-Called Ruler...

    February 14, 2017

  • Bottoms up!

    February 14, 2017

  • I'm not *that* lonesome in Bangalore but do you have anyone interested in Franz Kafka? We would exchange wistful longings about black clothes and perhaps draw some snow on pictures of Prague.

    thanks,

    B

    February 13, 2017

  • Really?

    *puts potatoes away*

    February 13, 2017

  • Food-wise has different meanings throughout South America, generally referring to a mush of cooked grains.

    February 13, 2017

  • *offers marshmallows*

    February 10, 2017

  • A textspeak word.

    February 7, 2017

  • For anyone needing same, or lights, or indeed Easter bounty, please do get in touch.

    See greenfish.

    February 7, 2017

  • Orright then, who needs a fireshovel?

    February 7, 2017

  • SPAM

    February 7, 2017

  • Possibly derived from punani.

    February 7, 2017

  • Meat mutts r us dot com

    February 7, 2017

  • At ease Private Ruzuzu.

    February 7, 2017

  • What the incomparable qms said

    January 26, 2017

  • *thunderous applause*

    January 22, 2017

  • *ahem*

    January 22, 2017

  • chained_bear is making me hungry.

    January 20, 2017

  • The beatings will continue until morale improves.

    January 20, 2017

  • You could take a picture of your 'hello bilby!' tattoo and upload it to Flickr.

    /helpful

    January 15, 2017

  • In Suffolk, England.

    January 13, 2017

  • A town in Essex, England.

    January 13, 2017

  • A town in southern England.

    January 13, 2017

  • There are Twatts in both Shetland and Orkney, Scotland.

    January 13, 2017

  • Thank you qms.

    January 13, 2017

  • A town in Devon, England.

    January 13, 2017

  • A rock formation on the south coast of England.

    January 13, 2017

  • A town in southern England.

    January 13, 2017

  • A town in Donegal, Ireland.

    Yes, they have a scuba diving club: http://www.muffdivingclub.ie/

    January 13, 2017

  • An Australianism for a remote place.

    January 13, 2017

  • Do we have a list of 'nowhere' places like boondocks, woopwoop, etc?
    Edit: It appeared nay, so I made one.

    January 13, 2017

  • SPAM

    January 12, 2017

  • I'm going to bring back the tradition of throwing napkins over shoulders.

    January 12, 2017

  • Hello chained_bear!

    January 11, 2017

  • An indigenous name for Terminalia ferdinandiana, aka Kakadu plum, billygoat plum, murunga, a tart fruit native to northern Australia.

    January 11, 2017

  • SPAM

    January 11, 2017

  • ‘To be in the bowfarts’ is an old Scots expression meaning ‘to be lying on your back unable to move’.

    There is also a place in Aberdeenshire named Bowfarts.

    January 10, 2017

  • see bowfarts.

    January 10, 2017

  • "An old 19th century word for the lines of snow left on a road between the tracks of wheels." I read that definition on Twitter so it must be true.

    January 10, 2017

  • Where can I get me a sucking rabbit?

    January 10, 2017

  • Iteligent indeed.

    December 2, 2016

  • I'm pretty sure most Scots drink whisky rather whiskey but don't let my pedantry detract from a beaut limerick.

    *applause*

    December 2, 2016

  • *stops singing*

    November 29, 2016

  • Have you met fbharjo?

    November 29, 2016

  • agave adult

    November 7, 2016

  • stevia steward

    November 7, 2016

  • And do they need those caps? Not as if they're out in the sun a lot unless they've managed to lose the top half of the plane, in which case sunburn is the least of their problems.

    November 5, 2016

  • I really do think it's a good idea for pilots to be less stuffy.

    November 5, 2016

  • A nickname for Rodrigo Duterte, elected President of Philippines in 2016.

    September 25, 2016

  • Happens certain phases of Uranus.

    August 31, 2016

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

    August 31, 2016

  • See latinx. Hazmat suit recommended.

    August 31, 2016

  • you can keep your fad-foppery latinx
    while I sob in my kurmudgeonTM kleenex
    could not give a rat's tossle
    for linguisticrap so colossal
    which I hate even more - and you may have noticed the meter has gone out of whack here but that's fine because apparently language only has to be meaningful to me regardless of what you think or understand about the world here in my vulnerable limerick space so I'm okay with that - than Seussian ham and green eggs

    bella ciao bella ciao bella ciao ciao ciao

    August 31, 2016

  • I could insist that people address me as Magnum Tricycle Superhighway rather than you/Alan/sir/mate/dude/bilby/etc but it would be nonsense. I could even change my name by deed poll to Magnum Tricycle Superhighway and force others to address me this way...it would 'right' in the sense of being legal, but it would still be nonsense.

    Language is a social currency. There's no central bank as such, at least not in English, but there is still a standard of value. New coin has to be meaningful, plausible, useful, novel, even aesthetic to possess value. In my opinion this is only novel and fails the rest. That's my opinion. Some people hate irregardless because of the flawed morphology. I hate this because it's bastardry from top to toe. Frown away. I can't respond to 'punch up' as I have no idea what that means.

    August 30, 2016

  • Yep.

    August 30, 2016

  • Hey bilby, are you being That Guy On The Internet?

    August 30, 2016

  • At last, a rhyme for kleenex.

    August 30, 2016

  • Excellent confirmation that it's a bullshit word in English and in Spanish completely unusable (for the time being, unless you can -x every adjective in the dictionary).

    August 30, 2016

  • I think Bob Dylan could rhyme it with bitch.

    August 30, 2016

  • A hack of which no-one else is aware.

    August 29, 2016

  • Latinxoisie And The Banshees playx an exclectic central Americanx crunkunfunk with curiousx notes of genderplural barnyard animalsx (liberated), coconut and minced thesaurusususes.

    August 29, 2016

  • What's the plural of latinx anyway? latinxs - latinxes - latinxen - latincex - latinxry - latinxoisie

    August 29, 2016

  • WOULD YOU LIKE SOME HAMLET ON YOUR FOCCACCIA?

    August 29, 2016

  • Foccaccia is a singular feminine noun in Italian but simply singular in English. No one expects native English speakers to know or use the Italian plural foccacce. I'll have a foccaccia please, and one for madmouth. Two foccaccias please. It sounds horrible to an Italian speaker btw; I still can't bring myself to say cappuccinos.

    August 29, 2016

  • I expect now that all actors and actresses will refer to themselves as actx to avoid the confusion, European hegemony, etc. I think they will need a lozenge.

    August 28, 2016

  • Some nouns that reflect actual human (and animal) roles have had historical male-female binaries, most of which are dropping off the perch. Some of the modern pressure comes from attitudes and some from reductionism IMO.
    What pray tell is the grammatical gender of building? narwhal? universe? sadness? English has vestigial remnants of a lot of grammatical shite, including case systems, gender and so on. A few oddities serenading dust-motes in the OED does not a comprehensive gendered nominal system make.

    August 28, 2016

  • But at last, a visual rhyme for sphinx.

    August 28, 2016

  • I do not like it. The ridiculous thing is that once words get adopted by

    English they are gender neutral as English does not have a gendered

    nominal system. That's even before you consider that grammatical gender

    is really only a contrivance; to ascribe grammatical masculinity to a

    tree or grammatical femininity to a flower is not indicative of any

    intrinsic qualities of the respective plants.

    August 28, 2016

  • See cuscus.

    August 26, 2016

  • I am guilty of many things but not this.

    August 26, 2016

  • Ok then queen of harts it is.

    *flourish*

    August 26, 2016

  • Sheesh ya think I'm made of anointment?

    August 26, 2016

  • I anoint madmouth the queen of hearts.

    August 26, 2016

  • Now I'm thinking of crumpets.

    August 25, 2016

  • Wiktionary :-)

    August 24, 2016

  • I want better visuals. At least a flour-bespotted grandma.

    August 24, 2016

  • Welcome. Go on, make a list!

    August 24, 2016

  • I guess one a day might keep the apple away.

    August 23, 2016

  • Doesn't the diamond cat hair cut through the buttered toast strapped to its back?

    August 23, 2016

  • Given that in Australia we usually use boot in place of trunk...froot.

    August 22, 2016

  • Hasn't been commonly known as Yarra Yarra for a long time.

    August 22, 2016

  • touch base

    August 20, 2016

  • That's a confession.

    August 20, 2016

  • viral bagel - seriously, do journalists not understand what words mean any more?

    August 18, 2016

  • SPAM

    August 18, 2016

  • I was never very skilled with a coelostat

    And singed off my brows with a heliostat

    So 'twas time for a change

    To find a job in my range:

    I'm having a go selling real estat

    August 18, 2016

  • Wut?

    August 18, 2016

  • Luckily I dropped out of Sunday School.

    August 17, 2016

  • Catch an alexz by the toe.

    August 17, 2016

  • Surf's up!

    August 16, 2016

  • See hickory, dickory, dock.

    August 16, 2016

  • Also my list: https://wordnik.com/lists/daffyd-demands-a-recount

    Which I ballsed up because it only has 19 words and should be 20. Hmmm.

    August 15, 2016

  • See also this lovely list: https://wordnik.com/lists/dale-counting-sheep

    August 15, 2016

  • I used to know a Finnish poet who used the name wordjunky. He was brilliant.

    August 15, 2016

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  • 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

  • Bonsoir, bilby! Un salut de Paris à toi et à tous les marsupiaux, même les moins jolies.

    Renard

    September 22, 2013

  • marky

    Sorry, this user profile is LAME.

    September 13, 2013

  • BILBY

    September 13, 2013

  • Any thoughts for us about ry's question over on wurly?

    May 8, 2013

  • No no. Only we hopping long-ears are designated chocolatiers to outback frontiers. Cheers!

    April 1, 2013

  • Thanks, Easter Bilby. Do all marsupials carry chocolate in their pouches?

    April 1, 2013

  • happy zombie jesus day, peter gone rabid day to you too BILBY

    March 31, 2013

  • Happy Easter everyone! Help yourself!

    March 31, 2013

  • meowz

    March 31, 2013

  • Happy Easter Bilby is a sweet tooth fairy.

    March 30, 2013

  • Good lord, bilby -- hello!

    March 20, 2013

  • I noticed a town of Bilby in Jamaica on a topographic map today.

    March 13, 2013

  • I'm so glad you finally have a trilby, bilby!

    February 3, 2013

  • Trilby's match

    What a thrill it must be!

    Is it a crowning achievement?

    How can you match it?

    You are off on the right foot!

    February 3, 2013

  • At a yard sale this morning. I bought a trilby. Just thought y'all would be very happy to know that.

    February 2, 2013

  • *purrrrrs*

    January 23, 2013

  • Bilby, bilby, bill

    be. Bilby be. Bilby bee.

    Bilby bilby be.

    January 15, 2013