Comments by faraway

  • Yep. Well, I'm not sure about New Zealanders, but generally-speaking, Australians say ARfternoon, yes.

    September 15, 2007

  • Careful, you're moving dangerously close to niche worrying, now: one thing at a time, and all that rubbish.

    September 15, 2007

  • Haha. Yay for Douglas Adams. And cricket is a rather strange game. Test cricket matches can be played over 5 days, for example, and I mean all day, for 5 days. In the hot hot sun.

    September 15, 2007

  • noun, colloquial. 'impertinent talk; answering back' - Macquarie dictionary

    September 14, 2007

  • The Ashes = 'the trophy, in the form of an urn containing a cremated cricket stump, kept permanently in England, played for by England and Australia in test cricket'. - Macquarie dictionary

    September 14, 2007

  • noun, colloquial, Australia & New Zealand: afternoon

    September 14, 2007

  • I did a quick google to look for the origin of "can't hold a candle to" and according to this page:
    http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/183700.html
    it may have started when apprentices held candles to light the work for more experienced workmen. So your discipleship probably entitles you to say that you can hold a candle to the world's greatest worrier, it's just to be held at a safe and appropriate distance and with due concern for the dangers of open flames and hot wax. Shine on, I say :)

    September 14, 2007

  • My hero! He should be giving lessons.

    September 14, 2007

  • *nodding*

    September 14, 2007

  • Yep, that works.

    September 14, 2007

  • Real estate advertisements in Australia use this term all the time, even though land here is measured in hectares. Granted, "hectareage" is a bit messy, but still, boo.

    September 12, 2007

  • Good idea, GraceR. (I'm hopeless at word games, sorry, so I'm not going to attempt it, but bravo on the idea.)

    September 12, 2007

  • Love the title!

    September 12, 2007

  • I love this! I haven't ever seen a Bollywood western, but I bet they're fantastic.

    September 12, 2007

  • Fair enough. Thanks for sharing.

    September 12, 2007

  • Haha :) Your father deserves an award or something: World Class Worrier.

    September 12, 2007

  • Yay for Wordie, hey? Thanks for your comments, and sorry to be so slow replying.

    September 12, 2007

  • Well... Hmm... Yes, self-centred in the sense of being one person's point of view. But a person's memories of the world needn't involve them sounding like they are the world.

    September 3, 2007

  • I wasn't thinking at all, I was just quoting :) Much easier. But what do you mean - what would a jargony argonaut say?

    September 3, 2007

  • Oh, I lerve it too! But I only found out about it the other day - here on Wordie, thanks to runonmaven... (sorry, I don't know how to link to his/her lists).

    Thanks to you, John, for Wordie itself. It's brilliant.

    September 3, 2007

  • Would it involve a hecklephone?

    September 3, 2007

  • :D

    September 2, 2007

  • What, you worry about everything, just in case? That's what I do! Fun, isn't it? ;)

    September 2, 2007

  • See Urban Dictionary (ud) link.

    September 2, 2007

  • herd crime noun. "A crime or misdemeanour committed by a large percentage of the population." See Word Spy:
    http://www.wordspy.com/words/herdcrime.asp

    September 2, 2007

  • treeware noun. Printed material: books, newspapers, magazines and so on. See Word Spy:
    http://www.wordspy.com/words/treeware.asp

    September 2, 2007

  • me-moir noun. "A memoir that is exceptionally self-centered." See Word Spy:
    http://www.wordspy.com/words/me-moir.asp

    September 2, 2007

  • spinnish noun. "The language used by spin doctors and other political operatives." See Word Spy:
    http://www.wordspy.com/words/spinnish.asp

    September 2, 2007

  • micropolitan adjective. Relating to a small city or large town. See Word Spy:
    http://www.wordspy.com/words/micropolitan.asp

    September 2, 2007

  • niche worrying noun. "Dealing with fears by worrying about one thing at a time." See Word Spy:
    http://www.wordspy.com/words/nicheworrying.asp

    September 2, 2007

  • anticipointment noun. The disappointment which follows anticipation when expectations were excessively high. See Word Spy:
    http://www.wordspy.com/words/anticipointment.asp

    September 2, 2007

  • monomath noun. "A person who knows a lot about one thing, and very little about anything else. (The opposite of a polymath.)" See Word Spy:
    http://www.wordspy.com/words/monomath.asp

    September 2, 2007

  • slacktivist noun. An activist who seeks projects and causes that require the least amount of effort. See Word Spy:
    http://www.wordspy.com/words/slacktivism.asp

    September 2, 2007

  • Is that when the singer hates singing, oroboros? I can't work it out :(

    jeerleader noun. "A person who leads the jeering of spectators; a person who expresses thoughtless disapproval of another person or thing." See Word Spy:
    http://www.wordspy.com/words/jeerleader.asp

    September 2, 2007

  • stress puppy noun. "A person who thrives on stress, yet complains about it constantly." See Word Spy:
    http://www.wordspy.com/words/stresspuppy.asp

    September 2, 2007

  • jargonaut noun. "A person who uses a an excessive number of jargon terms when speaking or writing." See Word Spy:
    http://www.wordspy.com/words/jargonaut.asp

    September 2, 2007

  • dittohead noun. A person who mindlessly agrees. See Word Spy:
    http://www.wordspy.com/words/dittoheads.asp

    September 2, 2007

  • "knowbie noun. A knowledgeable and experienced Internet user."
    See Word Spy: http://www.wordspy.com/words/knowbie.asp

    September 2, 2007

  • It's a great leap forward: we can now be of Wordie without being always in Wordie (and I do so hope those italics thingies work; I haven't tried them here before. Testing... testing...).

    September 2, 2007

  • Thanks for posting the link to Word Spy, runonmaven. I haven't seen that site before.

    August 29, 2007

  • There's a "recent comments" feed now! Excellent.

    August 29, 2007

  • Thank you for the "recents comments" feed!

    August 29, 2007

  • No problem, reesetee :) I'll leave the kettle, cups, teabags, etc. in the sidebar for you. Maybe a few biscuits (cookies) too, in case you're forgetting to eat.

    August 29, 2007

  • Uh oh... I left my computer... Anybody want a cup of tea? Thanks for your comment-suggestions, people.

    August 29, 2007

  • I nearly missed seeing your comment too, jennarenn. I thought I had this list on feed, but maybe not. What do you think is the best way to keep up with comments?

    August 27, 2007

  • Oh, that gets my teeth in a tangle! (Seriously, I really can't say it properly! haha)

    August 27, 2007

  • An expression my sister uses - "Strike!" - to convey surprise or amazement.

    August 27, 2007

  • "And coming up: the pre-cap of the recap!"? Hope that's what it means. I love it.

    August 27, 2007

  • disconshirting: when someone removes their shirt and you really wish they hadn't? :)

    August 26, 2007

  • To potter about. See putter

    August 25, 2007

  • Yeah, that's the problem with real life conversations - no Wordie links.

    August 25, 2007

  • Dramatic, isn't it? :) To me it sounds like it's beating a drum. It actually makes "weekly" seem quite exciting.

    August 22, 2007

  • Thanks for saying so, reesetee.

    August 22, 2007

  • Thanks, jennarenn :)

    August 21, 2007