bilby commented on the word playboy
Wouldn't have been my first definition.
December 5, 2014
bilby commented on the user deboweb
I'm a mango-eating poet with a penchant for electric bicycles. I hope we'll get along.
bilby commented on the word fa**ot
December 4, 2014
The faffot was a prototype fuflun that, frankly, resembled a mutant rock cake dipped in bligewater. Hence we prefer not to mention our wee fa**ot misadventure.
bilby commented on the list hence-called
Hence called and didn't leave a message.
December 2, 2014
bilby commented on the word strass
Next time someone cuts in front of me I shall say: "I deign to thwart thy leverage of precedence!"
bilby commented on the user fugenxuk
bilby commented on the user FuGenXIndia
bilby commented on the word casina
Most probably a misspelling of casino. That goes for Spanish and Italian too.
bilby commented on the user fuzzynutz
I hate dogs.
bilby commented on the word Transmilenio
A bus rapid transit system in Bogota, Colombia.
November 29, 2014
bilby commented on the word delantal
Spanish - apron.
bilby commented on the word zill
I'm sure The Common People of Wordnik will fully subscribe to the image of qms in tight black vinyl whipping pesky obscurantia into digestible five-line verse.
bilby commented on the word shaman
This is one of those words where I thought I might find a fascinating etymology, and didn't.
November 28, 2014
I'm charmed by qms' verbal matrixAnd prowess as a verse dominatrixJust give him a chanceWith a cymbal & danceAnd he'll conjure a gem from his box-o'-tricks
bilby commented on the word antitriangle
I'd like one please. On toast.Thank you.
November 27, 2014
bilby commented on the word shac-shac
Shac-shac shac-shac shac-shac your boogie, madmouth.
November 26, 2014
bilby commented on the word siku
The Peruvian panpipe.
November 25, 2014
Another name for the maraca.
bilby commented on the word abactinal
Nice try :-)
bilby commented on the word faithpalm
What God does when he sees how humankind is behaving.
bilby commented on the list occupational-hazards--1
plumber's crack? Mainly hazardous for innocent bystanders :-/
bilby commented on the word cooty
Also, of or pertaining to bandicoots. As in, for example, cooty notes: http://firstshoponthemoon.com/collections/christmas/products/cootynotes?utm_source=Letters+from+Dog&utm_campaign=e51ac598e0-November_201511_24_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_218ac51c30-e51ac598e0-119529781
bilby commented on the list fossil-words
It's hard to imagine that amok was ever much more in currency than it is at present. I'd classify it as a loan word that fits within a particular idiom and simply doesn't go any further. A bug on sticky paper, perhaps, rather than a fossil.
November 24, 2014
bilby commented on the list animals-that-can-be-used-as-verbs
fox! I like the list :-)
bilby commented on the word Snake Doctor
See also hellgrammite.
masterfire commented on the user masterfireWell, I am sorry that I've not done much commenting or tagging, but here is something that might get a conversation going. It concerns dragonflies...or rather another name for them. I grew up in the 50s near Memphis, TN. We lived in the country. Back then and there my young ears heard dragonflies called what sounded like Snake Doctor. This is so ingrained in my brain that I call them that to this day. Yet, I have been wondering about it. I've not heard Snake Doctor any other place or time. I am wondering also if what I really heard was Snake Dotter? Dotter is a word but it is not associated with dragonflies in your references. Yet, country folk would say, "dotter" about something flickering around a pond or the farm yard. Therefore, at age five or six I must have heard "doctor" rather than "dotter." Whatever the case, I heard these words/sounds referring to dragonflies. My little imagination clung to the idea of the little fliers attending to sick snakes. But "dotter" makes more sense in the context of people born in the 19th century or early 20th. Either way "doctor" or "dotter" may be what I often heard. If I have done this right, perhaps I'll get a response from someone. Thanks!November 22, 2014
bilby commented on the word shit
bilby commented on the word transpoosion
Hey guys, what's with the crappy puns?
November 23, 2014
Surely the reverse dictionary entry for shit should be food.
November 21, 2014
May I add that the punctuation error in the fourth line is not mine ;-)
Reposted for posterity from a deleted user profile: qms commented on the user jrp82746The city has gained great fame for it.As steel is made in PA's Pitt,Detroit's famed for cars,LA for it's stars,So Fort Wayne's renowned for its shit.
bilby commented on the list transnational-food-babies
Cute! Looking forward to seeing the love child of Gabriel Gaté and the lady who fries those pink things by the side of the road in Quito.
bilby commented on the user jrp82746
What is this, Invasion Of The Dooty Snatchers?
bilby commented on the word Biblioburro
Awww! You've outdone yourself qms!
No idea why he didn't call it Bilbioburro though.
November 20, 2014
A mobile library where books are carried in a saddle on a donkey's back. The original Biblioburro was started by the inspirational Luis Soriano in Colombia.
bilby commented on the word kismetaphorest
Active pensioners enjoy living in the kismetaphoresthome.
bilby commented on the user kiernan889
Yes, we need answers. Though frankly not expecting great gobs of illumination from a spammer who trawls for dog shit.
bilby commented on the word pico y placa
A traffic restriction system implemented in Bogota, Colombia. It is based on banning cars with a particular final digit on the licence plate (placa) during peak hours (pico).
bilby commented on the word patacon
In Colombia, a snack made from squished plantain that is fried in oil then served with various sauces.
bilby commented on the word jean dimmock
November 19, 2014
bilby commented on the word pistanthrophobia
I read that as 'fear of thrusting people...'Must get glasses fixed :-/
bilby commented on the word glacis
There once was a man from CaracasWho tried hard to rhyme the word glacisBut try as he mightHis attempts were pure shiteAnd gringo linguists thought he was crackers
November 18, 2014
bilby commented on the list and-then-there-were-none
This list could be a great piece of conceptual art.
bilby commented on the list elbow-words
I'm glad we have an elbow list.*makes some elbow room*
bilby commented on the word olecranon
I wasn't familiar with this use of process.
I love this glacis to piecis.
November 17, 2014
Thank you for you precis of glacis.
bilby commented on the user Afnanmn1993
Uffa, I read that as 'every snuggle in your life...'
bilby commented on the word grip and grin
"Mike Bowers has been down shooting pool pictures for the Xi visit. Here’s a sample.Might be just me but I did a small recoil at the grip and grin. More like a grimace from the prime minister."- Katharine Murphy, The Guardian, 17 Nov 2014.
bilby commented on the user Cole_Lawlor
bilby commented on the user IzeyaZ
bilby commented on the word insominator
Oh, poor babies! I am so going around there to sing them a lullaby.
bilby commented on the word gliff
Prevalence of the wine label image appears to be due to an OCR error in reading cliff as gliff.
November 16, 2014
bilby commented on the word tsootsoqam
Words containing the root tsoots are cute.
bilby commented on the word tinkle under the sprinkle
If you feel like bleeding the lizardIt's not really a sanitary hazardJust take aim at the drainAnd let loose your refrainTo show you can whiz like a wizard
November 15, 2014
bilby commented on the word funnibut
Has all the elan of a Twitter word.
November 14, 2014
Note: does not apply to bath time.
bilby commented on the word never-spotted leopard
A big cat that is reportedly sighted but never found.
November 13, 2014
bilby commented on the word gallopade
For a quieter drink while dancing, try serenade. No added HFCS.
November 12, 2014
bilby commented on the user johnandrus
Hush, we Wordniks don't usually mention the P-word.
bilby commented on the list plans-for-the-weekend
*padded face hole*
bilby commented on the word virtucrat
Compare virtutroll. *Holds up mirror to stephen378 for definition*
You know the most entertaining kind of dance hall would be one with qms limericks about the various dances projected on a big screen, for us wallflowers to read while, ummm, you know.
Obviously I need to go to more interesting dance venues.Vamos a bailar?
bilby commented on the word wuzzle
Poor Martin, clearly a guzzletwit.
November 11, 2014
bilby commented on the user GoneOverWolf
Compare for example the page you created Pauciloquent with the pre-existing pauciloquent.
November 10, 2014
Martin Chuzzlewit likes this!
bilby commented on the word jiao
bilby commented on the user fantacyxiao
To pee while you're in the shower.#multitasking
bilby commented on the word paquebot
Seems weird these days to come across any kind of -bot that is not a piece of software or autonomous device.
November 9, 2014
bilby commented on the list mating-ball-and-other-fun-configurations
Sorry for the farrago barrage barrage :-(
bilby commented on the user yarb
Yes, Bogota. And beyond, hikingly.
November 8, 2014
bilby commented on the user justinchen
Show me whatcha woeking with!
November 6, 2014
bilby commented on the word stucknaut
A person welded to the past, and perhaps not very aware of it. See also retronaut.
bilby commented on the word retronaut
bilby commented on the user gh1965
*offers precursory glance*
bilby commented on the word mating ball
Good sweet tooth fairy material, this.
bilby commented on the user thisthinksonme
Wittgenstein says hi, appears to wanna know if you're gonna hang out.
bilby commented on the word slimskin
*linguistically primed & ready for my next coffee date with an emaciated sea elephant*
bilby commented on the user madmouth
Thank you! Or should I say gracias from Bogota. Somehow I always pictured you with a duck balanced on your head.
bilby commented on the word flesh-brush
I'm not sure if we have a Wordnik Santa. Although, like Westminster, we have an Abbie.
November 1, 2014
bilby commented on the list any-words-list-its-open
October 31, 2014
bilby commented on the word doria
A Japanese food term for a casserole, gratin or pilaf style dish.
October 30, 2014
bilby commented on the word dicshunary
*sprays The Unabridged Wordniktionary with essence of catnip*
bilby commented on the word friendship
Same context: sandworm.That's one of the saddest things I have ever discovered on Weirdnik.
bilby commented on the word heliograph
bilby commented on the list five-syllable--1
*high 5 syllables*
October 28, 2014
For optimal reflexivity, I think the list title should have been five-syllableness.
bilby commented on the word Levolution
I'm calling it. Congratulations, this is officially the most hideous sentence ever written on Wordnik:"Levolution Levolution is the thermodynamically spontaneous process of creating a new, more ordered, naturally-occurring, dissipative system by changing a set of existing dissipative systems into a composite of complementary parts."
bilby commented on the user Isaacshalse
October 26, 2014
bilby commented on the user Banueloskandes
bilby commented on the word bulldog
Oh my, Century has it in for Canadia!
bilby commented on the list two-body-parts
Hmmm. Does a word like kneebone count?
October 25, 2014
bilby commented on the list fighting-words--1
Them's fightin' words!
bilby commented on the user Ciantarkarmina
bilby commented on the list the-life-of-madmouth
b-thng lk Flckr, vry entrtng. Evn mmth gy hr, bckts f awsm.
October 21, 2014
bilby commented on the word Rhursday
Any idea why?
October 20, 2014
bilby commented on the word You Tuber
An online video site for potatoes.
bilby commented on the word diester
Makes me think of the kind of pretentious hipster who'd willingly die for a wimpy beard just so or that retro telephone table.
It's almost time to bring out your Hallowe'en smoking jacket.
bilby commented on the word thoe
How do they attach it? Thew it on?
bilby commented on the list shahrestani
Hey, wasn't Borned Identity a movie by Kiarostami?
bilby commented on the word ebola hat
Traditionally thought of as British, but undergoing a modern revival in Texas.
October 15, 2014
bilby commented on the word devils advocate
A role in the Catholic Church, whereby a cardinal questions why a man should be Pope when he is prepared to do Beelzebub's work regarding apostrophes.
bilby commented on the word hoppy-choppy
A physical altercation.
bilby commented on the word gleaning bell
Has it rung yet? I'm ready to glean.
October 10, 2014
bilby commented on the word your dumb
They should change the name to Googlefite.
bilby commented on the user francisco
Welcome. Wordnik is no longer sans francisco.
October 8, 2014
bilby commented on the word fuchkawallah
Maker of sweets. Possibly follows the chai wallah around 2 paces behind.
bilby commented on the word Feance
I'm blaming France, because sionnach of the Auld Wans has gone off to study Frog and I like a cheap shot.
October 3, 2014
bilby commented on the word hempy
bilby commented on the word petuti
Of The Booty.
September 25, 2014
bilby commented on the word tree-calf
I wonder if this ruzuzuqualifies as a cow word?
"They require that when a personage talks like an illustrated, gilt-edged, tree-calf, hand-tooled, seven- dollar Friendship’s Offering in the beginning of a paragraph, he shall not talk like a negro minstrel in the end of it. But this rule is flung down and danced upon in the 'Deerslayer' tale."- Mark Twain.
September 24, 2014
bilby commented on the list to-leaf
Wouldn't be me if I didn't feel I had to leaf a comment here too.
bilby commented on the word glendy
A Greek food festival where men in kilts toss souvlaki cabers and talk in thick Salonika brogue about glens, haggis stuffed with olives and the forthcoming holiday for the country's Declaration of Dependence.
September 21, 2014
bilby commented on the word helicopter money
An economic strategy whereby a government creates extra money via its central bank and distributes it to people, i.e. metaphorically dropping it from a helicopter.
September 15, 2014
bilby commented on the word cheesy
Alert! We have a Doritos mole in our midst.
September 11, 2014
bilby commented on the word lustring
Loving that fustian cuss string.
bilby commented on the word ring pull
Makes me think of Ron Paul. The canned variety, of course.
bilby commented on the list put-a-ring-on-it
Is this a companion list to Put A Sock In It?
bilby commented on the list corrupted-corporates
September 10, 2014
bilby commented on the word rigadoon
Consider this definition from shell:A cartridge-case of paste board, containing a charge of powder and shot, to be exploded by center-fire or rim-fire percussion, now much used for breech-loading shot-guns instead of metal shells.If you can envisage that once upon time shells were not the giant artillery cases we think of today but more humble ammunition for shotguns, then presumably punishment by shelling translates to execution by firing squad.
September 9, 2014
bilby commented on the user yonbecky
Your speling of orignal is orignal.
bilby commented on the word alkanofer
September 8, 2014
bilby commented on the word cat gap
I like the idea of 6 and a half million years with no cats.
bilby commented on the user wldwildflower
Willingness to bare your soul. Unless you're writing digital camera instruction manuals or something.
bilby commented on the word terror
What if they were the cute hipster Tyrannosaurs from my basket-weaving class?
September 7, 2014
bilby commented on the word elfmill
Who says they're laboring? Maybe to them it's an endless party and they're happily chomping away and go-go dancing inside the beams.
September 1, 2014
bilby commented on the word conder
August 31, 2014
bilby commented on the word polypragmon
Yikers. One of those things that looks like a boxcar pile-up of different words.
bilby commented on the word kishmish
I came across this word, meaning raisin(s), in an Indian recipe.
bilby commented on the word throwback
Arguably 'reversion to a former type' and 'reappearance of an earlier characteristic' come gollydarn close.
August 30, 2014
bilby commented on the user vanishedone
What she said.
August 29, 2014
bilby commented on the word Burberry man
bilby commented on the word GRASP
Oddly enough, my town has a GASP.
bilby commented on the word drummer
Spiffing little definition there.
bilby commented on the word panterer
bilby commented on the word akward
The notion that you need a word for when a sheep is on its back and unable to rise by itself says a lot about the cultural life of County Durham.
August 24, 2014
bilby commented on the word now-and-now
Gin and isotonic.
Flounce and trepidation.
Riff and raff.
bilby commented on the user katemarie54
Most intriguing first comment. Welcome to Wordnik.
August 23, 2014
bilby commented on the word fanpage
Unless you mean correct this page in The Shining sense.
Correct what? There are no definitions listed.
bilby commented on the word obituary
"Classifieds have imploded, local display ads are down, and black newsroom humor long ago re-labelled the Obituary column ‘Subscriber Countdown.’"- Clay Shirky, 'Last Call', medium.com, 19 Aug 2014.
August 20, 2014
bilby commented on the list attack-of-the-randomites
scuffling moose-bush reminds me of...oh, never mind.
bilby commented on the list zilchberg-takes-all
*Liberace's turd-eating grin*
I'm sure Liberace would be honoured.
bilby commented on the word kaki lima
Definition is incorrect. This term refers to a portable food/drink cart.Derivation is more or less correct. The five 'legs' are the two wheels of the cart, the post it rests on when stationary, plus the two legs of the vendor.
bilby commented on the list disyllabic-and-rhymeless
Don't you have wigwags over there?
August 19, 2014
bilby commented on the word skirret
Would ye like to meet A.K.A. Crummock?He's a root that's so fine in yer stomach.As for some suppositionHe's a Tas politician...Sorry to have left y'all flummoxed.
bilby commented on the list monosyllabic-words-i-can-t-find-rhymes-for
Can we pass the hat around and buy ptero another syllable? Here's my two cents.
bilby commented on the list new-key
Extra, extra dark.
There's an auto parts distributor near me called Martin Gorringe. I'm sure he'd be interested in marrying your daughter Zorange.
August 18, 2014
path - hearth, no worries mate!
bilby commented on the word fonio
Matter of time before it gets the overhyped superfood treatment.
August 15, 2014
bilby commented on the word gramogram
Woe, let me tell the tale of Fred,Once a diver, now verily dead.Down he dove and dashed his head:From the highboard, into his JQZ.
August 14, 2014
bilby commented on the word unbe
To be or unbe, that is the question.
August 12, 2014
bilby commented on the word forward pocket
Australian rules football jargon: a forward-line position that is either to the left or the right of the goals rather than straight in front.
bilby commented on the user ruzuzu
Hey babe, read any good hummus books lately?
August 10, 2014
bilby commented on the word khet
If I had a khet, I think I'd call it Belle.
August 8, 2014
bilby commented on the user daddylawbucks
bilby commented on the user EmmaJing
bilby commented on the list router-switch
bilby commented on the word oxer
Oh geez, this is a hangman winner if ever I saw one.
August 7, 2014
bilby commented on the word the Wire with an all-dog cast
Territorial wire terriers?
bilby commented on the word reëntrant
See definitions on oxter.
August 5, 2014
bilby commented on the list undersea-astronomy
bilby commented on the word holluschickie
Ooh, great work. Will be long remembered in the canon of holluschickie verse!
July 29, 2014
bilby commented on the list sidekicks
Sidekick is what ruzuzu does when I go with her to gallery openings and then say something embarassing.
bilby commented on the word sauce day
"Every summer, we gather as a family in a corrugated steel shed to make sauce. There are crates of tomatoes as far as the eye can see. It takes all morning and much patience, but we eventually complete the task. This is followed by a lunch of pasta with freshly made sauce.This tradition is probably not uncommon amongst many Australian families which have Italian origins. The Australian novel and film Looking for Alibrandi somewhat accurately portrays what the greater Australian public have come to know as ‘sauce day’."- Raffaele Piccolo, As Australian as ‘spag bog’ and ‘special fried rice, independentaustralia.net, 27 July 2014.
July 26, 2014
bilby commented on the word sky-blue and sinkers
A Cornish barley soup. See sinker.
bilby commented on the word sinker
"Sixty or seventy years ago the breakfast of Cornish apprentice lads on a farm was invariably sky-blue and sinkers. Into a three-legged crock fixed over a brisk fire of furze, and turf, was poured a quantity of water. While this was coming to the boil some Barley-flour was mixed in a basin with scalded milk, and the same was emptied into the water in the crock, and allowed to boil for a minute or two. Next it was poured into basins containing sops of Barley bread. These sops sank to the bottom, nothing being visible but the liquid mess, sky-blue in colour, and therefore called in its entirety "sky-blue and sinkers," being eaten with an iron spoon. As the price of wheat was in those days nearly double that of Barley, wheaten bread was a delicacy which the working classes could but rarely afford themselves: their ordinary bread, and their pasties, were made of Barley-flour."- W.T. Fernie, 'Meals Medicinal', 1905.Read more: http://chestofbooks.com/health/nutrition/Medicinal-Meals/Barley.html#.U9MkmWNMCiA#ixzz38XipGwrI
bilby commented on the word oenopole
bilby commented on the word our poor old crystal Methodist
"By comparison to Mr Ridley, the likes of Paul Flowers, our poor old crystal Methodist, were pretty half-hearted. In fact about the only things which distinguish Mr Flowers from the rest of the banking fraternity were that a) he allegedly bought his own cocaine and b) he singularly failed to bring the entire banking system to its knees."- George Monbiot, 'The Pricing of Everythig', monbiot.com, 24 July 2014.
July 25, 2014
bilby commented on the word ISR
Come to think of it, the Luftwaffle did require a constant maple syrup supply line.
Why is maple syrup committing genocide in Gaza?
bilby commented on the word stag
A large, dead tree. Possibly this usage is just limited to Australia. Derivation...maybe from resemblance of crown of branches to stag antlers?
July 24, 2014
bilby commented on the word Bone China Tea Party
Whopping sweet tooth fairy article title by George Monbiot.
bilby commented on the list for-the-lady-macbeths-of-the-world
Is this a list I see before me?
bilby commented on the word thermography
Eye Of The Zombie?
bilby commented on the word penuche
Does penuche really rhyme with coochie, or are you just fudging?
July 23, 2014
bilby commented on the word pique
Are you trying to pique a fight marky?
bilby commented on the user estergarol
July 21, 2014
bilby commented on the user xlladyn56
So who's a naughty boy, alexz?
bilby commented on the word wallrocket
bilby commented on the word vicissitude
Said the guru in solemn solicitude,"What I'm smoking is something illicit, dude."But his habit was quite kemptFor someone allegedly hemped...I think he was taking the pissitude.
bilby commented on the word sanious flux
An old term for dysentery.
bilby commented on the word charlock
Mmmm, yummy edible weeds.
July 18, 2014
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