ennuifreezone commented on the word apiphany
-nouna sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into the essential meaninglessness of something.
May 6, 2008
ennuifreezone commented on the word quaewae
Apparently an Ojibway word that means 'spear fishing at night by women with lanterns.'
March 19, 2008
ennuifreezone commented on the word grandissimus
Melville, Moby Dick, Ch. XCV "Look at the sailor, called the mincer, who now comes along, and assisted by two allies, heavily backs the grandissimus, as the mariners call it, and with bowed shoulders, staggers off with it as if he were a grenadier carrying a dead comrade from the field. extending it upon the forecastle deck, he now proceeds cylindrically to remove its dark pelt, as an African hunter the pelt of a boa. This done he turns the pelt inside out, like a pantaloon leg; gives it a good stretching, so as almost to double its diameter; and at last hangs it, well spread, in the rigging, to dry." The things you don't catch when you read literature at a young age...
February 6, 2008
ennuifreezone commented on the word lugduname
One of (if not) the sweetest chemicals known to man, lugduname is said to to be between 220,000 and 300,000 times as sweet as basic table sugar.Not even a smile can pack that kind of punch, eh?
January 30, 2008
ennuifreezone commented on the user super-julia
I believe in you!
ennuifreezone commented on the word road hard and put away wet
Quite! Though now whenever I hear the phrase, it's usually a more promiscuous usage...(Naughty Julia!)
January 21, 2008
Haha, I believe the correct spelling is "rode hard," luv.
ennuifreezone commented on the list friendly-discourse
Sorry is by far the most overused word in our discourses. We should really work on that, though I fear it is too deeply ingrained to really ever go away...
January 17, 2008