"C.S.S. Virginia struggles to damage the U.S.S. Monitor in this gauche painting which brings to life the drama of close combat with frightening power of armament and devotion to duty."
Aside from thinking this is a stupid sentence, I am also pretty sure they meant that the painting is gouache. *eyeroll*
just found this... I assume you mean my Aubrey/Maturin list? I'm sorry it isn't open. But you could always start your own! For a while someone was even keeping lists of the different lists around on various topics... but that seemed a little disappearing-into-myself for me. :) Best wishes!
"Loosely secure 20 to 30 rubber bands at one end with another rubber band (the 30 should all be lying in roughly the same direction). Then push an unsharpened pencil into the secured end of the bundle. Tighten the rubber band that's holding everything together by wrapping it around the bundle a few more times. Finally, use scissors to cut all the looped ends of the bands." (From Disney FamilyFun)
Directions: stir together 1 cup of dry tempera paint with 1 1/2 cups of water and 1/2 teaspoon of liquid dish soap (the soap helps keep the nozzle from clogging). Mix thoroughly, checking that there aren't any lumps. Pour the paints into the spray bottles.
Thanks, Mollyhawk! Yeah, I do have A Sea of Words! I love it. Also got the lobscouse and ... whatever it's called, that book of the disgusting food they ate. I went completely batshit for Aubrey/Maturin. In fact just watched M&C again last night and may start reading these books again! Glad you like the list.
Yeah!!! What if, like, somebody thought up this site, okay, where, like, people could just LIST things. And they could comment on other people's lists. And on other people's words! And other people could, like, talk to them, but about WORDS! They should totally call it something like "wordie."
Oh! Iroquoisy! So I was looking up Sherlock Holmes and Professor Moriarty, &c. There's a theory* that Moriarty was modeled after Simon Newcomb, the man "accused of a 'successful destruction'" of the career of Charles Peirce (author of many of my favorite Century Dictionary definitions).
So I was watching the first season of Sherlock last night when something caught my eye in the opening credits--a handwritten word flashed across the screen for just a moment, and I immediately read it as confectio. Although it didn't shock me to see it there, and although I was starting to be pleasantly surprised that someone else in the world shares the obsession with confectio Damocritis, I did decide it might be a good idea to rewind and pause until I could see it again. Alas, it was only the word connection.
You cannot escape the charge that you have previously engaged in the amazing pastime that is IDENTIFY THE WORDIE. You are therefore prime target material for inviting to IDENTIFY THE WORDIENIK. The whole of the bit of Wordnik that joins in on this would be truly honoured should you participate this time round. Easily find the right page right now because it is currently the most commented on list shown on the Community page.
I can't replicate that right-click issue you reported. Are you seeing it just on the homepage, or across the site? And what kind of browser are you using? Does it happen for you with all browsers, or just one?
Hi c_b. There is a Google-powered 'search-most-of-wordnik' feature, which is kind of hidden right now, since we hope to improve upon it in the future. But at the bottom of every page, the far-right footer link is 'search'.