Comments by maesepedro

  • and also torch in spanish

    July 10, 2009

  • to bruch against something

    July 10, 2009

  • to catch a cold

    July 10, 2009

  • skin, hide

    July 10, 2009

  • tenacity, determination (masculine)

    July 10, 2009

  • beggar

    July 10, 2009

  • scale (Zool); flake (en la piel)

    July 10, 2009

  • to hiss

    July 10, 2009

  • to pack tight or dense

    July 10, 2009

  • to execute

    July 10, 2009

  • 1.intr. Emitir su voz el caballo.

    June 29, 2009

  • 1.f. Cubierta llana de un edificio:
    el antenista subió a la azotea a comprobar el estado de la antena de televisión.
    2.col. Cabeza:
    me he dado un golpe en la azotea y me he quedado atontado.

    June 29, 2009

  • ronco,ca
    1.adj. Que tiene ronquera.
    2.Voz o sonido fuerte y grave:
    este locutor habla con voz ronca.


    Diccionario de la lengua española © 2005 Espasa-Calpe:
    roncar
    1.intr. Hacer ruido ronco con la respiración cuando se duerme:
    en cuanto se queda dormido,comienza a roncar.
    2.Llamar el gamo a la hembra cuando está en celo.
    ♦ Se conj. como sacar.

    June 29, 2009

  • 1.adj. Que tiene sus elementos o componentes muy juntos o apretados:

    June 29, 2009

  • 2.adj. Muy cansado, extenuado:
    la caminata me ha dejado deshecha.
    3.Muy afectado por una noticia o un acontecimiento:
    está deshecho, no logra recuperarse de su pérdida.
    4.m. amer. Atajo.

    June 29, 2009

  • 1.adj. Con la cabeza inclinada por abatimiento, tristeza o preocupación:
    lleva una temporada muy cabizbajo.

    June 29, 2009

  • 1.intr. y prnl. Reír a carcajadas.
    2.prnl. Burlarse de algo o alguien:
    no te carcajees de su aspecto.

    June 29, 2009

  • 1.amb. armadura, pieza o conjunto de piezas. Más c. m.
    2.anat. Esqueleto. Más c. m.:
    el armazón del crustáceo.

    June 29, 2009

  • 1.intr. Cantar a media voz. También tr.:
    ha estado todo el día canturreando la misma canción

    June 29, 2009

  • 1.m. Voz del ganado vacuno.

    June 29, 2009

  • 1.f. desp. Condición,linaje de las personas:
    allí se daban cita gentes de toda ralea.
    2.desp. Clase o género,normalmente malo:
    ¿de qué ralea sería el traje que llevaba?

    June 29, 2009

  • rajar 1
    1.tr. Partir en rajas.
    2.Partir,abrir,hender. También prnl.:
    el toldo se ha rajado con la tormenta.
    3.col. Herir con arma blanca.
    4.prnl. col. Echarse atrás,dejar de hacer algo en el último momento:
    piénsatelo bien ahora,no vayas a rajarte después.


    Diccionario de la lengua española © 2005 Espasa-Calpe:
    rajar 2
    1.intr. col. Hablar mucho o sin discreción:
    los sorprendí rajando en la escalera.
    2.amer. Hablar mal de uno,desacreditarlo.

    June 29, 2009

  • know it all

    June 29, 2009

  • grillete
    1.m. Arco semicircular de hierro cuyos extremos se aseguran con un perno que sirve para sujetar una cadena:
    le colocaron grilletes en pies y manos.


    June 29, 2009

  • 1.tr. col. Tirar de una cuerda.
    2.col. Comer con mucho apetito. También prnl.:
    se jaló todo el plato.
    3.intr. amer. Correr o andar muy deprisa:
    vete jalando, que llegas tarde.
    4.amer. col. Mantener relaciones sexuales.

    June 29, 2009

  • 1.m. Beneficio que se obtiene en negocios financieros por diferencia entre el valor nominal y real, presente y futuro, en compra o en venta:
    agio en cambio de moneda, en descuento de letras, pagarés, etc.
    2.agiotaje.



    June 29, 2009

  • 1.f. Planta gramínea dañina que crece espontáneamente en los sembrados.
    2.Cualquier cosa que hace daño a otra, menoscabándola o echándola a perder.
    3.Discordia o enemistad.
    ♦ Se usa sobre todo con los verbos sembrar o meter: siempre anda metiendo cizaña para ver si nos enfadamos.


    June 29, 2009

  • 1.m. y f. amer. Niño, muchacho.

    June 29, 2009

  • 1.intr. Mejorar de fortuna,prosperar:
    consiguió medrar a costa de sus empleados.
    2.Crecer:
    las malas hierbas medran en el jardín.

    June 29, 2009

  • 1.f. Deseo ansioso de bienes materiales.
    2.Apetito desordenado de placeres sensuales o sexuales:
    se abandonó al vicio y la concupiscencia.

    June 29, 2009

  • It's an excellent spelling from the point of view of creative misspellings:
    summersalt - the type of salt especially suited to the months between June and September.
    Sumassault - the total military force exerted at a particular point in the enemy's line at a particular time.

    June 22, 2009

  • A consortium of companies attempting to turn North Africa's continual sunshine into Europe's solar power.

    June 17, 2009

  • bar, crosspiece (de carpinteria)

    June 15, 2009

  • trim, cut out; reduce

    June 15, 2009

  • crag, cliff

    June 15, 2009

  • to go over a sheer drop

    June 15, 2009

  • narrow pass

    June 15, 2009

  • somersault

    June 15, 2009

  • scratch

    June 15, 2009

  • crippled

    June 15, 2009

  • doll, toy animal, dummy; figure (dibujo).

    June 15, 2009

  • haunch (de animal)

    June 15, 2009

  • detachment

    June 2, 2009

  • arte

    June 2, 2009

  • spill, pour out

    June 2, 2009

  • cartridge belt

    June 2, 2009

  • buckle, clasp

    June 2, 2009

  • cornice

    June 2, 2009

  • boulder, rock

    June 2, 2009

  • also a project management approach for software development

    May 14, 2009

  • spelling uncertain. a cocktail consisting of champagne and Red Bull. The effect lives up to the name.

    May 4, 2009

  • I want this word to have been used in John Agard's excellent 'Listen Mr Oxford Don'. But it isn't.

    April 30, 2009

  • reason not the need Seanahan. it is a ridiculous word, but coining neologisms keeps journalists in work, which in these delationary times is good for all of us.

    it is also a close cousin of the equally odious staycation.

    April 30, 2009

  • I am drawn to the mournful cadence of Sarajevo...

    April 9, 2009

  • movie industry jargon for a film whose target audience thinks it’s for someone else.

    February 7, 2009

  • At the macro level water and energy use are deeply entwined: eg 2-3% of global energy is used to pump and treat water for urban residents and industry. A watergy axis in which both inputs are "clean" puts clean tech enthusiasts in a state of high excitement.

    December 23, 2008

  • this exact phrase returns 69,300 results in Google. I predict the rate of growth of results for this term will show significant downside tractory for the next 12-28 months.

    November 22, 2008

  • does anyone know where the stress falls on this word? It could be excellent in lots of ways. But I think best if the stress falls on the 'u'...

    November 5, 2008

  • I like nouns which you can turn into verbs. Other examples (in the past tense) are trousered and tabled

    November 3, 2008

  • A Royal Navy sailor, the victim of homosexual harrassment from a more senior officer in Chris Morris's contraversial news satire 'Brasseye'

    October 30, 2008

  • I'd always thought Cricklewood rather a grey and pedestrian place name until my colleague pointed out it's similarity to Inglewood in LA. This has caused me to entirely re-examine how I hear Cricklewood in my head. It now has a rather satisfying crackle and rhythm to it.

    This is indeed an excellent list.

    October 30, 2008

  • my favourite type is the scimitar-horned oryx

    October 8, 2008

  • An adovocacy group in the US; named after the clause number which gives them greater freedom than political parties to accept large donations from single individuals; eg the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth (SWVT)

    October 7, 2008

  • this word makes you sound clever. It is also the name of a posh restaurant in London.

    September 30, 2008

  • it practically gives me the creeps just looking at it

    September 26, 2008

  • a pleasing conjunction of 'sh' and 'f', see also wishful; and I also like the contrast between the definition and the connotations of 'bash'

    September 23, 2008

  • this is a killer concept but quite an annoying word to look at and pronunce IMHO.

    September 17, 2008

  • journalese for social networking sites; partuicularly in the context of companies' tendencies to firewall these sites based on their perceived effect on employee productivity...

    September 9, 2008

  • I liked this word anyway but a colleague has just told me that it is also the name for a drink consisting of champagne mixed with Red Bull, which I've never had but which sounds like a deadly combination, and which would be entirely deserving of this name.

    July 18, 2008

  • I don't know what feck is, or if it's anything. This is exactly the reason I like feckless.

    July 7, 2008

  • The confusion experienced by everyone in the vicinity when a mobile phone rings and no one is sure if it is his/hers; from Barbara Wallraff's Word Fugitives

    July 2, 2008

  • The confusion experienced by everyone in the vicinity when a mobile phone rings and no one is sure if it is his/hers, from Barbara Wallraff's Word Fugitives

    July 2, 2008

  • the moment when you try to introduce two people but realise you can't remember either of their names; from Barbara Wallraff's Word Fugitives

    July 2, 2008

  • the moment when you try to introduce two people but realise you can't remember either of their names; from Barbara Wallraff's Word Fugitives

    July 2, 2008

  • the moment when you try to introduce two people but realise you can't remember either of their names; from Barbara Wallraff's Word Fugitives

    July 2, 2008

  • far from it reesetee - I ever imagined that this list would set so many verbal wags wagging. although for me homophones are a different game, and song lyrics shouldn't count either. and not sure that Prolagus's subversion of the whole thing is really in the spirit, clever as it is....

    June 20, 2008

  • "that's a given given where we are right now"

    June 13, 2008

  • vulgar for the male member

    June 4, 2008

  • cunning, sly

    June 4, 2008

  • ending in -ology are often good, this being a particulalry fine example IMHO.

    June 3, 2008

  • really should be the name of this list!

    May 24, 2008

  • etymology anyone? Would love to have come up with this one...

    May 15, 2008

  • self-selecting?

    March 24, 2008

  • Sugar coated chocolates in the UK. As with revels and revel, I like as much because of its close relationship with minstrel - another favourite word - as for what minstrels itself connotes.

    March 7, 2008

  • chocolate covered sweets with assorted fillings. The sweets are ok but I particularly like the name, related as it is to a favourite word of mine - revel.

    March 7, 2008

  • especially pleasing in the context of this list since uncanny doesn't seem to have much to do with canny

    February 14, 2008

  • a friend was narrowly dissuaded from using this as the first name for her first born: Furious Johnson.

    January 27, 2008

  • informal French for the person who washes the dishes in a professional kitchen

    January 24, 2008

  • quite boring when used in the context of films. more interesting when used in the context of your own life.

    January 9, 2008

  • as in Not Fucking Invite; to overlook one or more people for a social event which the latter would expect to be invited to.
    Equally good in the active ("Just gonna NFI them") or passive ("NFIed, can you believe it?!").
    I have only come across this recently but am told it's been around for ages. ? .

    January 6, 2008

  • "Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio: a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy" Hamlet, IV.i

    January 6, 2008

  • I cannot, hand-on-heart, confirm that this list is the product of my brain and not my stomach.

    January 2, 2008

  • "... face to face for the last time in history with something commensurate to his capacity for wonder."

    January 2, 2008

  • good when abbreviated to tara and then accompanied with pitta to form pitta and tara

    January 2, 2008

  • But only as a way of referring to a boyfriend / girlfriend / partner / love-interest

    January 2, 2008

  • I fear being this

    December 29, 2007

  • as in pocketing some dosh

    December 26, 2007

  • This is a truly inspired list, although I must take issue with the inclusion of scruffy, which personally I find quite endearing.

    December 26, 2007

  • and who could forget Waqar Younis's infamous toe-cracker.

    December 15, 2007

  • "Those happy smilets, that played on her ripe lip, seem not to know what guests were in her eyes", King Lear (IV.iii)

    December 15, 2007

  • "Thou think'st 'tis much that this contentious storm invades us to the skin", King Lear (III.iv)

    December 15, 2007

  • a bombshell

    December 14, 2007

  • a beat

    December 14, 2007

  • a leg

    December 14, 2007

  • a very appealing physical and emotional state, but the word itself is tarnished in my own mind by the horrendous 80s film...

    December 14, 2007

  • ...often in a separate location to that where the major of the evening will take place. I like it as the implication seems to be that the drink will somehow make the drinker sharper which, I think most of us would recognise, does not usually happen.

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  • Romeo and Juliet (V.i)

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