Comments by bilby

  • Come on, share the pies.

    February 20, 2018

  • once a jolly bilby

    camped by a billabong

    under the shade of a coolabah tree

    and he sang as he snipped his leg-rope and hopped away free

    you'll come a-waltzing matilda with me

    February 20, 2018

  • Hmmm.

    February 20, 2018

  • Tell you what I'll give you two staves for the price of one...that's this week's bogoffer!

    *chortlechortlechortle*

    February 20, 2018

  • Too many o's.

    February 19, 2018

  • *agrees this is a good question, appropriately*

    February 19, 2018

  • Or her.

    February 15, 2018

  • *bows to the master*

    February 15, 2018

  • Hello, random word.

    February 15, 2018

  • Scots: wan, sickly, pale.

    February 15, 2018

  • Begoorrah I'l pronounce this as peart

    This bilby is not one to fear 't!

    If we dig in the dirt

    We find pert's not a cert

    So be brave and let the world hear 't!

    February 15, 2018

  • hold back tantalising yiffluns

    February 15, 2018

  • hello bye thank you

    February 14, 2018

  • pls

    February 14, 2018

  • have bilby text you

    February 14, 2018

  • Ok so who's off to the bog with me?

    February 14, 2018

  • These two examples appear to suggest some kind of carriage for infants.

    A grandmother with an American accent is chatting to a baby in a poussette.

    French Word-A-Day:

    Next, we pack our gummy starfish into the two-seated poussette.

    Adventures in Babysitting, Part 1

    February 14, 2018

  • "French snowshoe brand Morpho attracted our attention with its Lumio glow-in-the-dark snowshoes, and it held it in place with an advertisement for four-season snowshoes that step lightly across moorlands in the warmer months.

    Bog-shoeing is a popular pastime in Estonia, a key market for Morpho's four-season Trimoor. The polypropylene copolymer moor/snowshoe has a light, flexible binding designed to assist you in gliding across wet, spongy bog as easily as you do flat snowfields."

    - New Atlas, 8 Feb 2018, https://newatlas.com/ispo-2018-gallery/53279/?utm_source=Gizmag+Subscribers&utm_campaign=1021527be8-UA-2235360-4&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_65b67362bd-1021527be8-76695204

    February 13, 2018

  • I have read the list: https://wordnik.com/lists/confessions-of-an-art-addict

    February 13, 2018

  • That's ffs, no way am I a New Zullander.

    February 13, 2018

  • buahaha, thet's verily super

    February 13, 2018

  • bitch that's vicious, shudduppayouface

    February 13, 2018

  • but television sucks

    February 13, 2018

  • Would you like some soap?

    February 13, 2018

  • And so it cometh to pass: https://wordnik.com/lists/our-potential-autobiographies

    February 11, 2018

  • The Lion, The Witch and One's Clothing.

    February 11, 2018

  • No we not shall not so suppose, that's not how etymology works.

    February 11, 2018

  • Dunno, could be to remove anyone called Collete from your address book.

    February 11, 2018

  • Welcome back! Let's fill that double decker teapot for you :-)

    February 10, 2018

  • Good words for aeroplane engineers.

    February 8, 2018

  • Our regards to mr plethora.

    And our compliments on his condiments.

    February 8, 2018

  • SPAM

    February 8, 2018

  • You need to get us around to have *that* conversation :-)

    February 8, 2018

  • Needs a limerick.

    February 7, 2018

  • Beautiful :-)

    February 7, 2018

  • Yes, more please!

    February 7, 2018

  • Good term for fuflun crumbs.

    February 7, 2018

  • *rubs zoonoses with vendingmachine*

    February 5, 2018

  • *Andy Williams voice*

    SPAM hand in hand with me

    trash is your destiny

    no greater turd could be

    wilt though believe in me?

    February 5, 2018

  • Cue this anecdote, same source:

    “In one community that I had associations with in central Australia white officials in the 1930’s and 40’s had given many people ‘white’ names based on the day of the week on which they were born.

    “When I was there in the 1970’s several of these people had recently died.

    “This caused problems when children at school were reciting the days of the week. The word ‘Kwementyaye’ was used locally in place of a name that couldn’t be used. The week at school accordingly became ‘Monday, Kwementyaye, Wednesday, Kwementyaye, Kwementyaye, Kwementyaye, Sunday’. Within a couple of years, though, all of the days of the week could be freely used again.”

    February 5, 2018

  • Do we have a list of not names? In some Australian Aboriginal languages this happens:

    "In some areas, families may determine that a substitute name such as ‘Kumantjayi’, ‘Kwementyaye’ or ‘Kunmanara’ may be used instead of a deceased person’s first name for a period. This is also known as a ‘bereavement term’."

    - https://www.creativespirits.info/aboriginalculture/people/mourning-an-aboriginal-death

    February 5, 2018

  • johbarf, fbharjo, bhofarj

    February 5, 2018

  • Thre's no rollers like snow rollers.

    February 5, 2018

  • jammock?

    February 5, 2018

  • I think I know where to use this.

    February 5, 2018

  • Is there a list of sidekick words ie. not proper nouns?

    January 31, 2018

  • Good rhyme for Tim-Tam. Australians all let us rejoice.

    January 31, 2018

  • Point.

    January 31, 2018

  • Que saray saray

    Are yez spammin us, eh?

    Just go the fuck away

    Que saray saray

    January 31, 2018

  • who will be all squishy

    croak and make a wishy

    who will be all squishy

    when the boat comes in?

    January 31, 2018

  • I have never liked jizzfabric.

    January 31, 2018

  • I don't appreciate them.

    January 31, 2018

  • aaarggh feck I should have

    January 31, 2018

  • afish

    January 31, 2018

  • Dunno, but we could offer a service where we go around and press our thumbs into you a bit, like with avocadoes.

    January 31, 2018

  • Sausages to go?

    Dying to know.

    January 31, 2018

  • Supposedly the sting can be painful for days.

    January 31, 2018

  • That's Captain Cranky Bowtie Bilbutt to you, ma'am, ranking Knifegunner At-Large For Intergalactic URL Patrol.

    January 12, 2018

  • My what a big url you have!

    January 12, 2018

  • Borked the front/Community page yesterday. But that's fine, someone had to post a link that wasn't even clickable because urrrrrrrl.

    I'm not that rude, I sometimes wear bow ties.

    January 12, 2018

  • SPAM

    January 11, 2018

  • Ogden Nash nods, approvingly.

    January 11, 2018

  • f yu tu, spambot

    January 11, 2018

  • 15 to life.

    January 10, 2018

  • "(tinyurl didn't work)"
    - No shit.

    January 10, 2018

  • I'm preparing a festival for Bureaucracy. Who's with me?!

    January 10, 2018

  • buttonhole?

    January 10, 2018

  • Do go on!

    January 10, 2018

  • Nope. See houghmagandy.

    January 9, 2018

  • Sorry, giggled.

    January 8, 2018

  • That link down there is a good read.

    January 8, 2018

  • fartsaucepan

    January 8, 2018

  • A lot of languages have trouble with this.

    December 19, 2017

  • See also Bogota Mejor Para Todos.

    December 15, 2017

  • Better Bogota' For All, a city slogan adopted by Mayor Penalosa upon his election in 2015. It came under criticism from a circuit judge in December 2017 who said it needed to be changed to Bogota Mejor Para Todos Y Todas so as to include masculine and feminine plurals.

    The Royal Spanish Academy of Madrid commented somewhat tersely that todos in this context is an unmarked neuter form that is acceptable in general use.

    December 15, 2017

  • Euphemism for dog poo in use in Bogota, also more widely in South America (as seen here: https://twitter.com/gerenteemac/status/94132016350858854)

    December 15, 2017

  • Another Mattel toy that didn't quite make it.

    December 15, 2017

  • Welcome.Check the Community page to see where we hang out.

    December 15, 2017

  • Sheetcake needs to be available in vending machines nationally. Looking at you.

    December 14, 2017

  • Also deiseal, deisal and deshil (James Joyce).

    December 14, 2017

  • Good work alexz.

    December 14, 2017

  • Supersize me to a zilchburger with extra nada.

    December 14, 2017

  • It takes 2 to bang-o.

    December 14, 2017

  • Perfect Mister qms!

    *applause as thunderous as a thousand squirrels eating rock-cakes*

    December 14, 2017

  • 'The impact on wildlife of changes in farming practice (and the expansion of the farmed area) is so rapid and severe that it is hard to get your head round the scale of what is happening. A study published this week in the journal Plos One reveals that flying insects surveyed on nature reserves in Germany have declined by 76% in 27 years. The most likely cause of this Insectageddon is that the land surrounding those reserves has become hostile to them: the volume of pesticides and the destruction of habitat have turned farmland into a wildlife desert."

    - George Monbiot, 'Insectageddon: farming is more catastrophic than climate breakdown', The Guardian, 20 Oct 2017. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct/20/insectageddon-farming-catastrophe-climate-breakdown-insect-populations

    December 14, 2017

  • A novice accountant who eats Indian bread at mid-day.

    December 8, 2017

  • Depends on where you come from; certainly does rhyme with anti- in Australia.

    December 8, 2017

  • Der Wein ist mein!

    December 8, 2017

  • That's a nein to wine!

    December 8, 2017

  • Scots: a family argument.

    December 8, 2017

  • SPAM

    December 7, 2017

  • Nice list alexz.

    December 7, 2017

  • Mmmm, a glow-wiener.

    December 7, 2017

  • Please don't hunt them.

    December 6, 2017

  • SPAM

    December 6, 2017

  • About time Ernest joined Wordnik I reckon.

    December 6, 2017

  • See billabong.

    November 30, 2017

  • SPAM

    November 27, 2017

  • Now I want to RURP a derp.

    October 18, 2017

  • Had to go look up piton.

    October 17, 2017

  • Don't conclude anything too sinister

    As burns go that's barely a blister

    Though your dizain be be malnourished

    Please don't be discouraged:

    You're still my favourite limerickista

    October 17, 2017

  • Chups. Chupocalypse.

    October 16, 2017

  • The OED is not holy writ

    CDC on the other hand is lit!

    There are no literary nooses

    More fatal than excuses

    So get writing you lazy piece of wit

    October 16, 2017

  • There you go!

    October 15, 2017

  • qms is cheating

    October 15, 2017

  • qms is cheating

    October 15, 2017

  • qms is cheating

    October 15, 2017

  • qms is cheating

    October 15, 2017

  • qms is cheating

    October 15, 2017

  • qms is cheating

    October 15, 2017

  • qms is cheating

    October 15, 2017

  • qms is cheating

    October 15, 2017

  • qms is cheating

    October 15, 2017

  • Scroll up to the CDC definition and weep. Only 9 stanzas to go, bucko.

    October 15, 2017

  • Starwars is a foreign language I don't speak, but see also this list: https://wordnik.com/lists/a-group-of-porgs

    October 13, 2017

  • Grazie Erin!

    October 12, 2017

  • You wot mate?

    October 12, 2017

  • See, for pettiness' sake, solo: third verbal sense under Wiktionary.

    October 12, 2017

  • Ideal term for an alcoholic in denial, then.

    October 11, 2017

  • I have a black eye and some cuts on my face after being hit by a football at the Australasian Gaelic Games finals last Sunday, so I'm calling it an astrobleme.

    October 11, 2017

  • Psst: that was a psst.

    October 1, 2017

  • I'd probably be looking at the first line of your limerick.

    October 1, 2017

  • Dunno, I kind of like old watches.

    October 1, 2017

  • I'm imagining how Homer Simpson would say it.

    September 29, 2017

  • Wait till you get to know me. I give great definition with happy ending.

    September 29, 2017

  • *sings and dances around*

    September 24, 2017

  • Capital letters matter, see epitomize.

    September 23, 2017

  • goose-turd green

    September 22, 2017

  • Which came first, the goose or the...

    September 18, 2017

  • A monobrow of days, it seems.

    September 18, 2017

  • A greenish-yellow dye popular in the 17th century. Possibly a calque from French caca d'oie.

    September 17, 2017

  • See AHD etymology on byssus.

    September 15, 2017

  • Okay, a guy who stays. What if he, you know, overstays? Can you kick him out without your mainsail chucking a billydunevan.

    September 14, 2017

  • If I were culminate or aluminate I'd be, well, fulminating.

    September 13, 2017

  • Count me in.

    September 12, 2017

  • Brag book brag :-)

    September 12, 2017

  • I bought one of these today and it even said brag book on the price sticker on the cover.

    September 11, 2017

  • There are no definitions, comments nor examples on qhalur so I have no idea how the 'same context' bot selects it.

    September 11, 2017

  • some men interpret nine memos

    September 8, 2017

  • I say, well played ruzuzu.

    September 8, 2017

  • I like your new word. And list!

    September 8, 2017

  • SPAM

    September 8, 2017

  • Oh yeah, Queensland too.

    September 6, 2017

  • Stick any word far enough up your nose and it'll sound like strine.

    September 4, 2017

  • Pronunciation at bottom of page has it rhyming with purvey.
    <./limerickpolice>

    September 3, 2017

  • Australian boxer Jeff Fenech was famous for saying "I love yous all" to his fans after fights.

    August 22, 2017

  • Sounds very ruzuzu.

    August 22, 2017

  • Smashing it this week, qms.

    August 21, 2017

  • I didn't nope toped, just missed it!

    August 20, 2017

  • Added! Thank you :-)

    August 19, 2017

  • Also where the meal is scanty due to the arrival of an unexpected guest.

    August 18, 2017

  • Purportedly a dinner where the food provided is barely enough with none to spare.

    August 18, 2017

  • Plausible.

    August 18, 2017

  • *wildapplause*!

    August 17, 2017

  • Needs a limerick.

    August 17, 2017

  • Nice!

    August 17, 2017

  • wedding bouquet

    August 17, 2017

  • Test.

    August 17, 2017

  • Acronym of the ancient syntactical curse: 'weasel on your zeugma, ungracious grammarsnipe!'

    August 17, 2017

  • yarb :-)

    August 17, 2017

  • What perchance is this 'fry cooking vessel'?

    With such terms my inner-grammarian doth wrestle

    For every chef's simple job

    Is preparing morsels for gob

    And if not I'll be seeking redressal

    August 15, 2017

  • See also cecils.

    August 15, 2017

  • rigidly flexible

    August 15, 2017

  • *diplomatically passes around some squaffluns*

    August 11, 2017

  • Y'all might like Ella Minnow Pea: https://www.amazon.com/Ella-Minnow-Pea-Novel-Letters/dp/0385722435

    August 11, 2017

  • I've always found that getting up and heading for the exit is a pretty good way to speed this up.

    August 11, 2017

  • SPAM

    August 11, 2017

  • Compare wankar, a driver who mistakenly thinks it is their right to drive at or above the speed limit regardless of circumstances.

    August 11, 2017

  • Except that in English word construction con as a word-initial morpheme typically carries the meaning 'with', hence most people are not going to be able to readily decipher your word.

    August 10, 2017

  • I just found billbeetles in the GNU definition so, *ahem*, of course they are cute.

    August 10, 2017

  • Apparently some kind of stone.

    "To the north were the mines themselves: dangerous, undershored scratch drifts that went down fifty feet or so and then spread like fingers clutching for gold and silver and copper and the occasional nest of firedims. From the outside they were just holes punched into the bare and rocky earth, holes like staring eyes, each with its own pile of till and scrapings beside the adit." From Wizard and Glass by Stephen King

    August 8, 2017

  • SPAM

    August 8, 2017

  • I'd say it's relatively common for words to go out of fashion, especially words that are primarily in use in spoken language rather than written. Why is a difficult question and generally not one that linguists address.

    August 7, 2017

  • In transcription from Russian - a certain kind of territory - also krai.

    August 6, 2017

  • California...so why no Fognado disaster movie already?

    August 4, 2017

  • Good spot.

    August 3, 2017

  • Addictiver too.

    August 3, 2017

  • A Peruvian term for the banana passionfruit, several species in the genus Passiflora.

    August 3, 2017

  • Victorian-era putdown for a person who was perpetually lazy.

    August 2, 2017

  • Also sand-de-panda apparently.

    August 2, 2017

  • Good list.

    August 1, 2017

  • *applause*

    August 1, 2017

  • 'organs of fructification' sounds kinda naughty.

    July 26, 2017

  • The hinterland! The hinterland! We're going to go to the hinterland!

    July 26, 2017

  • Imagine a star far, far, far away. Now fuck off there and stop spamming us.

    July 24, 2017

  • Aka space bear.

    July 19, 2017

  • Small motorised scooter not big enough to carry anyone.

    July 18, 2017

  • Not that bloke from Kazakhstan.

    July 18, 2017

  • Not always, see definitions above.

    July 18, 2017

  • ruzuzu: Maybe the CDC has a cure.

    July 17, 2017

  • There's an AHD pronunciation sound file at the bottom of each word page.

    July 17, 2017

  • That my friend is an art.

    July 17, 2017

  • SPAM

    July 17, 2017

  • Is wine acceptable?

    July 16, 2017

  • As my uncle Brian used to say, you can have any flavour you want as long as it's vanilla.

    July 16, 2017

  • SPAM

    July 16, 2017

  • No, I don't have furballs, thank you very much.

    July 16, 2017

  • Assuming it doesn't actually fly, why not hyak?

    July 16, 2017

  • There's no definition on chiopino, although there is one vaguely terrifying photo.

    July 14, 2017

  • Welcome to Wordnik.

    July 14, 2017

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