brainstem has looked up 274 words, created 0 lists, listed 0 words, written 21 comments, added 9 tags, and loved 18 words.

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  • same as "dop kit" - small satchel often with many pockets, meant to hold men's toiletries and grooming items.

    June 28, 2011

  • Does it?



    (No)

    June 15, 2010

  • Dance style that involves a woman moving shaking her butt rapidly, a la Beyonce. twerk twerk

    May 22, 2010

  • Yessss! Childhood toy of endless joy http://amzn.com/B0018DFAQW

    April 11, 2010

  • John McWhorter enjoys this word.

    April 7, 2010

  • God I hate this spelling. Where did this even come from!

    March 17, 2010

  • (internet slang) Also "image macro," picture with funny text on it-- exemplified by LOLcats (or, anything with a picture + Impact font)

    March 11, 2010

  • When I made that comment, that little thing said it was the first time the word had been looked up. ...Why would I even lie about that?

    March 11, 2010

  • Perhaps. I meant in the "Supreme Court of the US" sense.

    March 11, 2010

  • hahaha... I love language.

    March 8, 2010

  • also used (negatively) to describe fragmentation of interests/priorities, etc. that used to be shared:
    "Because the politically attentive tend to seek out information consistent with their existing views, Sunstein argued, the Internet threatens to balkanize political attention and discourse."
    http://www.allacademic.com/meta/p_mla_apa_research_citation/1/0/6/9/3/p106938_index.html

    the above usage seems to be spelled "bulkanize" frequently... not sure if it's just an innocent, random misspelling.

    March 6, 2010

  • Also used in mycology to non-creatively describe certain odors of certain mushrooms... http://www.mushroomexpert.com/inocybe_rimosa.html#odor

    February 25, 2010

  • Stands for First Lady of the United States, sometimes in all caps and sometimes not. This word is everywhere now (now being since Michelle Obama)! Strange as I'd never even heard of Scotus or Potus.

    February 25, 2010

  • Mmm: "As you slowly add water, the liquid in the glass seems to thicken, and transforms into an opalescent pastel cloud. The French call this effect the louche (which has the wonderful double meaning of turbulent in French and disreputable in English). Technically, when absinthe is distilled, the anise and fennel oils dissolve into the alcohol. As the water dilutes the alcohol, it frees the oils from their molecular prison, and they form a cloudy suspension."
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/13/dining/reviews/13wine.html

    February 21, 2010

  • I like this one: "There's something about this sexy beast that perfectly expresses the lesbian soul. Who better to appreciate one outrageous ride that lets you adventure all day and vogue all night, with barely a car wash in between?"
    http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Sexy+beast:+getting+to+know+the+two+sides+of+the+tough-as-nails,...-a0126164419

    February 12, 2010

  • Drinkin' during the day. Twitter says people like this word! Or, maybe not the word

    February 12, 2010

  • Opposite of synergy!
    http://neologasm.org/neologasm/2006/02/antergy.html

    February 12, 2010

  • play on "Schadenfreude," joy in others' misfortunes. Freudenschade = misery at others' fortune.

    February 12, 2010

  • How am I the first person to look this up on wordnik? Hm!

    February 12, 2010

  • How progressive is this site intended to be? Anyway, yelp has taken on a verb sense - to write reviews for the website yelp.com

    February 12, 2010

  • LOTS of Am. Heritage definition #5 in political news recently!

    February 12, 2010

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