"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."
*sigh* This is what hurts: in response to the suggestion of a social-only version of Wordnik, which is understandably not in the works:
"Even if we could, it would make Wordnik another soulless flat definitions-only site (and the Internet is full-up on those, or was last time I checked)."
This is true. But it's kind of already become that, for me. :(
Hi all, I've been away on maternity leave for many moons, and before that, insanely busy at work and home, so I just found this page. I logged in to agree with reesetee's comment, then discovered this whole page... that was three hours ago. (Still busy at work, I guess.) I'm heartened to see the continual striving for improvement here, and to see so many of my creaky old-timer buds from the days of yore. But it's also disheartening to see fifteen new things every time I visit--I hardly recognize the ol' place anymore--and wade through all the comments about things not working right--that's after I even find the comments in the first place... and with the page-load times, usually I just say "screw it" and go over to Facebook or some other place. (Which is getting frickin' boring, might I add.)
I do love the dates-on-comments thing. I haven't even poked around enough to see what else I like, though.
So... not sure there's anything actionable or even useful here, but I wanted to throw my coupla pennies in. And say Hi. So... Hi!
Who remembers Johnny Dangerously? "Did you know your last name is an adverb?"
Anyway... Joe Piscopo's character was always calling people fargin iceholes. At one point they show a newspaper quoting him and it's actually spelled that way. I still think this euphemism is better than the actual phrase.
Last time I changed my answers at the last minute and got more wrong than if I hadn't changed any. So this time I refused to change any, and look! I am firmly in the middle of the herd.
*lends extra tiaras to everyone* *dons crash helmet with specially-fitted tiara* *fufluns around on a unicycle*
P.S. I chose wodge because it is a delightful word that makes me think of peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches. And what bear doesn't love those? But I also chose wodge because this game is too damn hard for small bear-brains and I wanted there to be at least ONE easy (I thought) entry. :)
I saw the picture of the building. Didn't look like a mansion at all to me, unless you define mansion as just "large building," but in that case, the Empire State Building is a mansion. Is it not. Therefore... *needs fuflun*
Spreadsheet's done! Not that my results will be any better than they were last time...
bilby -- sinistral blafferty -- hidelugged dontcry -- tear-resistant erinmckean -- calepinerienne fbharjo -- harlequin frindley -- mediæval frogapplause -- heartstringsplucker gangerh -- emordnilap hernesheir -- balsamaceous mollusque -- I wanted to say emordnilap. I'm gonna say od instead, then kick myself later. oroboros -- hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophile. And if it's not, it should be. PossibleUnderscore -- chrestomathic Prolagus -- panda. Again, if it's not, it should be. As huggable as any extinct lagomorph could be. pterodactyl -- mortsafe reesetee -- present ruzuzu -- slopseller seanahan -- prodigal sionnach -- boggy Wordnicolina -- greenhorn? Wordplayer -- ascian? yarb -- queasy?
You know, reesetee, I don't think there'll be many changes. Not sure about additions, but I'll keep a list if I come up with any. I think the dearth is because, rather prosaically, we are too exhausted to come up with new ones.
My very serious friend comments on this name: "The "j" is pronounced like a "y." Mjöllner was the name of the Hammer of Thor that was imbued with magical powers, not unlike the dorje in the Buddhist tradition. Actually, Dorje is a good name too. Thor used his hammer to smite the ice giants. It has other meanings too...."
I love this word. However, it always makes me think of a town, Ephrata (pronounced kind of like EFF-erta, though you hardly hear the R at all), near my hometown. And then I always think of this girl at an indoor-guard competition at some huge high school miles and miles away from both Ephrata and my hometown, who misread the sign on the classroom door that was meant for the kids from Ephrata H.S., and said aloud, "Eupharta."
Nice new homepage! However, I'm distraught over a disabled feature that made life on Wordnik worth living. Why can't I right-click and open a window (on a list, comments, another word, etc.) in a new tab? When I do so, I get a tab window saying "unrecognized request formal."
The same thing happens when I use the back button. Or reload. Why? Why?
Now, I have never been to an unrecognized request formal, but surely it's just like other formals. Right? Surely what I'm wearing today would be appropriate.
Also, the new homepage is cool and all... but it takes forever to load on my super-fast work computer with a T1-whatever connection. I shudder to think of the speed at home on my dinosaur computer. :( Is there an option for dinosaur luddites?
Hm. Paging through a list that's more than 100 words long presents a problem for me at the moment. I'll get the count (e.g. "Words 101 through 200 of 335") but the list that appears is still actually words 1 through 100.
Maybe I clicked it wrong. Or maybe it's really showing all 335 and the numbers, not the list, are what's wrong.
I don't feel qualified to add anything to this list, but I will submit that teh alsome got some serious play at one point. I vaguely recall I had some ulterior purpose for inventing hexadodecaroon too.
For years, those stores will do that to you. "Would you like a bag for that? Thanks for coming in. I'll most likely kill you in the morning." It's important to have something else going on, like learning to fence.
This came up in a staff meeting yesterday, not for any particular newsworthiness but because some people from there might be visiting our workplace soon. And today I saw this news online--very iroquoisy!
"Employed in Repairing the Redoubts & Erecting Battries now within reach of the Enemies Grape Rifflescannons firing grapeshot and wall artillery Pieces." —Anonymous Letter, “Siege of York & Gloucester Virginia,” September 14–October 17, 1781. Housed in the John D. Rockefeller Library, Williamsburg, Virginia.
Ah. I was operating on the older definition of smallclothes, meaning anything worn under the outer garments, which would include (for example) a woman's shift and a man's long shirt (long enough that the shirttails covered the crotchal area and almost down to the knees). I know from my very brief days wearing re-enactor clothes (don't ask) that "smallclothes" meant (means?) the whites that go under one's regimental coat, so obviously that could include the close-fitting knee breeches aforesaid.