I took the same line of thinking as ruzuzu when it came to yarb/bray/emordnilap. In other instances I matched words to people who'd listed/commented on them or made expressions of fondness (chained bear/wodge). As for the rest, my rationale doesn't bear scrutiny.
frindley says: when the revolution comes I will ban all use of this phrase outside sporting contexts. If another arts marketer tells me that their romantic concert of baroque arias or exhibition of Chinese porcelain will "kick off", I will most likely kick something.
Down here in the Antipodes "sneak peek" has become the latest fad for social notworking arts marketers. It seems everyone wants to offer you sneak peeks of things, including (very often) things that have (a) already happened and (b) are public.
My only consolation is that it may yet drive out the unhealthy predilection for having everything kick off, even concerts of baroque arias on the theme of love.
I believe it's what we call a madeupical – a staunchly upheld wordie/nik tradition. This is a particularly fine example of the breed – I can sense the flavour intended just by looking at it. It comes across as a milder variant of noisome.
My problem with new year resolutions is that number one on the list is always "go to bed before pumpkin hour" – and of course the nature of new year's eve is such that I break it instantly! I think I might opt for Epiphany Resolutions this year instead.
Hi frindley, I just wanted to apologize to you and whomever else might be annoyed for the string of similar comments about horse-drawn conveyances. There's no really good way to link together a whole bunch of bizarre words without posting comments on each word page which unfortunately then hogs up the whole front page for a bit. Fortunately it passes quickly. Ahem.
Hey, thanks for helping me with the "æ" so I can finally type my son's name the way it's meant to be: Dhæro!
I've been avoiding Wordie for a few months cuz when I joined, I became instantly addicted, and was finding myself on here 3, 4 hours a day. That might be how much time people with TV spend watching mindless crap so at least I was actively learning stuff not zoning out like most Americans, but my other responsibilities were suffering as a result. I laid off my favorite site until your message called me here again, but I should ease back in gradually, like an alcoholic sipping wine.
However, I'd like to know more about this, "pedant's corner" of which you speak.