I saw a roach on my stove tonight, so I grabbed what I thought was a can of Raid. It turns out that Resolve also comes in red cans. So, I was chasing this roach around thinking, "DIE, ROACH, DIE", and it wouldn't die. So I finally killed it by sheer blunt force, but I doused our stove in carpet cleaner in the process. Bad day to be that roach.
Alas. I wish we celebrated TLAPD in the spring. I need to teach r-controlled vowels about that time (ar, ir, ur, etc.) and it would be so useful to have them say cAAARRRRGH and mARRRRch. Six-year olds are still working on consonants in September. :-/
When I had just arrive at my current job, I was told that there were supplies wait for me in the copy room. My Korean coworker jumped out of the box and yelled "supplies"! Everyone else thought that it was funny.
Are these all real punchlines? I'd like to hear some of those jokes.
sionnach, you were spot-on. uselessness and I tried to get real-time games off the ground with this. Apparently, it's hard to get adults with full-time jobs in different time zones to play at the same time. I'm not sure if I even remember the password anymore.
Hi Jen! Afraid I don't know the password either. I don't have it in any of my email inboxes, and I didn't receive the password requests you generated. I tried a few standard passwords I use for things like this and none of them work. Are you sure the user still exists on this site? I can't remember what the procedure was for migrating accounts over from Wordie.
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.
The Terrible Towel became a thing during the 1970's when sportscaster Myron Cope talked about the Steeler fans waving towels in the stands during games. Since then, Terrible Towels have been made in the team's black and gold colors and you see tens of thousands of them at Steeler games. Fan twirl them in circles over their heads. Lots of fans twilr towels, but I think it origininated in Pittsburgh.
J.: for 3rd grade on, my brother (a retired teacher) says. Get it for your own library, it's inexpensive and there's plenty of info on it at amazon.com. I learned about it on an NPR interview with the authors.
Jennarenn, I just noticed your comment on the frass page about teaching a "cricket unit" in September (and I'm assuming you weren't just kidding) and I wondered if you knew about the newly released book "The Songs of Insects" by Lang Elliott and Wil Hershberger. I just received my copy and it's a stunner--complete with CD of cricket and cicada songs for each entry. Photography is amazing too. Highly recommended, especially if you're really going to teach a cricket unit!
For what it's worth, I found the mentions page behind the "wordie in the news" link at the bottom of every page. There are a couple new links down there that my attention was drawn to, but this one is particularly mysterious because of its URL. :-)
I am so confused, and it is way past my bedtime. When you click on add, it goes to the words you've recently added. If you're not signed in, it goes to the main page. My poor little brain can't take it.
I think the way you're doing it is the only way, at the moment. It's a great suggestion, I'll add it to the 'to-do' list, though it's behind fixing commenting and adding paging in a few spots where it's desperately needed. I'm batty with other things lately, poor Wordie has to stay in the back seat a while longer.