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juv3nal commented on the word dyscadentic
possibly a new coinage on his part?
December 31, 2012
juv3nal commented on the word symphorophilia
October 8, 2010
juv3nal commented on the word rithmomachia
June 28, 2010
juv3nal commented on the word glemphy
June 25, 2010
juv3nal commented on the list what-david-foster-wallace-circled-in-his-dictionary
Wow. That list is longer than I thought. This will take a while.
April 15, 2010
juv3nal commented on the word anapausis
January 21, 2010
juv3nal commented on the word gol olimpico
In football/soccer, a goal scored directly from a corner kick. wikipedia
August 30, 2009
juv3nal commented on the word lieu vague
"a location which should not be particularised"
towards the bottom of the first paragraph here.
August 15, 2009
juv3nal commented on the word xerolac
countering agent/antidote for the popular, but fraught with hazardous side-effects, weight loss drug calorex.
December 6, 2008
juv3nal commented on the word prorogue
see also procleric, profighter etc. ;P
juv3nal commented on the word rabona
wikipedia has the def.
juv3nal commented on the word afflation
free dictionary defines as:
"n. 1. A blowing or breathing on; inspiration."
December 2, 2008
juv3nal commented on the word dirt nap
no nothing to do with the prison break tv show. fallout 1, set's dialogue.
September 13, 2008
juv3nal commented on the word mamihlapinatapais
juv3nal commented on the word callipygienthusiasm
None of the above. I'm callipygienthusiasthmathematical.
July 31, 2008
juv3nal commented on the list websites-we-have-known-and-loved
Hey. These were all mentioned on the latest metafilter podcast.
April 16, 2008
juv3nal commented on the word vince
what you can't do to something that is invincible.
April 3, 2008
juv3nal commented on the word echuta
google search shows that out of eechuta, ichuta, & echuta, this is the consensus spelling. urban dictionary is the link (of the ones above) which will give origin, if not necessarily conclusive definition.
January 31, 2008
juv3nal commented on the word différance
I'm not falling for that.
I'll let wikipedia look like a goober for me: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diff%C3%A9rance
January 8, 2008
Possibly the most pretentious word ever if used in conversation because it's pronounced exactly the same as difference and, well, just you try and explain it without coming across as a total goober.
January 6, 2008
juv3nal commented on the word axlotl
Also, come to think of it, the name given to the tleilaxu breeding tanks from Herbert's Dune series: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axlotl_tank
January 5, 2008
looks like a pokemon sometimes: http://www.rasselbandi.info/mediac/400_0/media/axlotl.jpg
January 4, 2008
juv3nal commented on the word lagomorph
"I'm not a malefactor, I'm a lagomorph"
- Max of Sam & Max: Hit The Road
November 22, 2007
juv3nal commented on the word dérive
see also flâneur
November 21, 2007
juv3nal commented on the word flâneur
see also dérive
juv3nal commented on the word sellion
Disappointing that m-w doesn't seem to have it and google turns it up as mostly some kind of fantasy name. Google "sellion rhinoplasty" to get a closer definition. Roughly speaking, it's the most inset/indented part where the brow meets the top of the nose.
October 13, 2007
juv3nal commented on the word undulant
really? I thought "ant" was a present participle formation, which would make undare or undulare (verbs) more likely the root?
March 31, 2007
juv3nal commented on the word the chinese room
'But the most telling objection is "the suggestion (not explicitly articulated yet clearly implied) that the rules allowing the system to answer questions at native-speaker level can be couched merely in terms of manipulation of the symbols of the language", without requiring an understanding of "abstract patterns transcending the signs of Chinese, or of any human language - patterns behind the scenes, having to do with how ideas and concepts and knowledge are represented in complex, overlapping associative networks in the human mind".'
Searle is silly and wrong, but this is not such a strong objection. "Complex, overlapping associative networks" aren't some magical boundary of requiring comprehension vs. not requiring comprehension; they're just a massive & massively complicated set of contingent rules.
March 22, 2007
juv3nal commented on the word astacology
I study them...
...in my belly.
March 7, 2007
juv3nal commented on the list the-shortening-of-the-way
Aw. I was going to do a Dune list. Might as well just favorite yours. Herbert made up cool names.
Ones I like that you missed: tleilaxu, bene gesserit
February 21, 2007
juv3nal commented on the word reflexive
February 19, 2007
juv3nal commented on the list overrated-words
tantamount, intrinsic, facetious, & ubiquitous should be on that list if the people I went to school with are a good basis by which to judge.
February 17, 2007
juv3nal commented on the word augemented reality
You probably mean augmented reality, no?
January 29, 2007
juv3nal commented on the word fuzzy
Fuzzy Wuzzy was a skinhead bear?
Same old story, polar bears tryin' to keep the black bear down.
January 27, 2007
juv3nal commented on the list words-of-the-cthulhu-mythos
nyarlathotep & shub-niggurath also.
January 25, 2007
juv3nal commented on the word voynich
as in manuscript.
juv3nal commented on the word meep
Sound made by the Isz.
January 23, 2007
juv3nal commented on the word isz
Plural of Is. From Sam Kieth's The Maxx. No eyes, nose or ears, but lots of teeth to make up for it. They are generally white in Pangaea and black in our world.
juv3nal commented on the word pataphor
Like a metaphor, but not really. See: Pataphysics, the Beatle's song "Maxwell's Silver Hammer"
January 18, 2007
juv3nal commented on the word oulipopo
Offshoot of the oulipo, but for detective stories. The extra "po" is short for Policière.
juv3nal commented on the word tear
tear as in crying or tear as in ripping.
bow, cleave, polish (if you all-caps it)...any other homographs like this?
January 11, 2007
juv3nal commented on the word nick
proper name, noun and verb all in one.
December 14, 2006
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