michaelchang has looked up 62 words, created 22 lists, listed 833 words, written 154 comments, added 0 tags, and loved 3 words.

Comments by michaelchang

  • 160

    April 24, 2011

  • This is my comment no. 160, consider it a birthday gift

    April 16, 2011

  • great to see that you are still wordnikin' bilby

    April 16, 2011

  • I guess the opposite would be an agedtimer

    April 16, 2011

  • tweenager

    April 16, 2011

  • And Danes think very highly of English's, words like gate, knife, husband, call and egg sound so very familiar to us you know.

    July 4, 2009

  • it is perfectly right "yulecake" would be the english word for it

    July 4, 2009

  • here we go

    July 4, 2009

  • "You had best un-fuck yourself or I will unscrew your head and shit down your neck" Quote from the movie "Full Metal Jacket"

    link

    July 4, 2009

  • yuk!

    July 2, 2009

  • then, is unborn children the consequences of unfucking? like being pregnant for ever if you get unfucked?

    July 2, 2009

  • Madmouth, I'm not sure about perish. Perhaps it is to eery for homocide. I mean, to just vanish in thin air is a scary thought.

    July 2, 2009

  • Hi Bilby, Yup I am back and I like the fact that little has changed in here, and I see you're all still word-jamming-lovingly.

    July 1, 2009

  • A friend of mine engaged in a play called the vagina monologues, found out that the word cunt according to William Shakespeare derive from getting intimately acquainted.

    July 1, 2009

  • A 'håndmad' is a term used to describe being hit by a flat hand in the face. Håndmad literally means an open sandwich. Also known as 'smørrebrød', but the latter is 'højt belagt' high layered, making smørrebrød more of a mouth full but actually less nutritious. A håndmad is flat in comparison to smørrebrød and makes a more snappy sound on delivery than it's relative. Danish girls often give out håndmadder if you express your intentions to directly. But on the other hand if you don't you'll risk ending up being only good friends. It's a balance really despite Danish girls reputation. We do export the real frivolous ones to avoid to many fist fights in the bars. But here I go babelling away again...

    June 30, 2009

  • This is a Danish term invented to describe the Carlsberg you'll often find in the groin area of seated Danish truck drivers. It literally translates in to — testis biber — in latin. Interesting enough 'testis' means 'a witness', which translates the term into the beautiful phrase 'A witness beer'.

    June 30, 2009

  • If you forget where you put the car keys you are not getting old, you just had a senior moment

    February 26, 2008

  • my translation of a chelsea tractor into danish

    February 26, 2008

  • telephone pranks just got upgraded to cells with bluetooth

    February 26, 2008

  • dull but good for you

    February 26, 2008

  • you just think you want it, but you really don't

    February 26, 2008

  • or divorce dodging?

    February 26, 2008

  • not a matter of placebo I believe

    February 26, 2008

  • on-line ordering of surprisingly large quantities of e.g. cabbage

    February 26, 2008

  • it really exists. ironing in extreme places.

    February 26, 2008

  • giving the carpet a quick dyson - or are you still just hoovering?

    February 26, 2008

  • fired

    February 26, 2008

  • a spa-cover-up for a dentist's surgery

    February 26, 2008

  • a topic of conversation which is likely to stop even a cosy barbecue

    February 26, 2008

  • well, basically it means getting home several hours later than it usually take with your normal train-ride.

    February 26, 2008

  • eg. a wednesday which feels like a friday cos you're taking the rest of the week off

    February 26, 2008

  • also know as a twixter

    February 26, 2008

  • or a parasitic single

    February 26, 2008

  • the content of your trolley reveal your personality

    February 26, 2008

  • for first time buyers frustrated by sky-high house prices (approx 380 square feet flat) i don't know of any ipad nanos yet.

    February 26, 2008

  • a nose driven mouse (for computers) for paralyzed people

    February 26, 2008

  • hi bilby, thanks thats great keep em comming and merry mas-x

    December 31, 2007

  • I think it is very honest and courageous of craigchilds to share his lack of ability to be inspired by this place with us. One should always be able to face his or hers weaknesses. No shame in that.

    December 24, 2007

  • anyway it is a fight between u and i

    December 22, 2007

  • Hi Bilby here's a haiku about surfing i wrote for a client last year.

    in love by the pond
    A frog on a lily pad
    is aqua planning

    December 22, 2007

  • shArk (probably better)

    December 22, 2007

  • split second

    December 22, 2007

  • backbone

    December 22, 2007

  • tennis

    December 22, 2007

  • the eye of the hurricane

    December 22, 2007

  • split personality

    December 22, 2007

  • body double

    December 22, 2007

  • body body

    December 22, 2007

  • person ality

    December 22, 2007

  • m m (em space)

    December 22, 2007

  • hurr i cane

    December 22, 2007

  • sec ond

    December 22, 2007

  • eeeeeeeeee (ten e's)

    December 22, 2007

  • that's nemnt!!!

    December 22, 2007

  • excellent!! cudos

    December 22, 2007

  • i like eggs posure and eggs hibit, if you got em right, there's no reason not to flaunt it. Well, about unisex i was in doubt, could have cooked a systematic dish like unix eggs instead. A dishy list Mr.polly.

    December 21, 2007

  • scrubbery

    December 21, 2007

  • a teesy weesy list

    December 21, 2007

  • Try reading the list really fast and you can wipe off your screen afterwards

    December 21, 2007

  • thirty-dirty

    December 21, 2007

  • so i quit as a postman

    December 21, 2007

  • okay misterpolly now im exhausted, consider me an ex-exprovider

    December 21, 2007

  • postillon

    December 21, 2007

  • postlude

    December 21, 2007

  • postpone

    December 21, 2007

  • Postop

    December 21, 2007

  • poster

    December 21, 2007

  • you know you are old enough when you reach a certain postage

    December 21, 2007

  • post-production

    December 21, 2007

  • postscript

    December 21, 2007

  • fence

    December 21, 2007

  • a scientist looking at a string of dna from a monkey

    December 21, 2007

  • bench

    December 21, 2007

  • hammock

    December 21, 2007

  • centimeter

    December 21, 2007

  • initials

    December 21, 2007

  • i can't find my socks - oh there they are

    December 21, 2007

  • peopleataconcert

    December 21, 2007

  • look four giggling snowmen out of line

    December 21, 2007

  • mobydick

    December 21, 2007

  • houseboat

    December 21, 2007

  • weight

    December 21, 2007

  • mom

    December 21, 2007

  • shark

    December 21, 2007

  • hehe no problem arcadia, i really like your list (now one of my favorites)

    December 21, 2007

  • hey did anyone see the new logo for the olympics 2012??? is it just me going nuts or can you also see marge simpson blowing a dude?

    December 21, 2007

  • subway staircase (the y)

    December 21, 2007

  • two citybirds (the dots)

    December 21, 2007

  • stepped on doggypoop

    December 21, 2007

  • look two giraffes in the horizon

    December 21, 2007

  • wienerdog (layingdown with raised ears and his tail in front of the little guy at the end)

    December 21, 2007

  • feet (pointing toward each other)

    December 21, 2007

  • reesetee, thank you, you are both brilliant, generous and kind, if you get curious to, then you can visit www.michaelchang.dk to check out my art stuff. I up date the site regularly and there's a few phobias painted on plastic their as well.

    December 20, 2007

  • quite understandable

    December 20, 2007

  • A sovereign, a 25-liter bottle of champagne.

    December 20, 2007

  • One of a series of wine bottle sizes named for biblical figures, equal to 16 standard bottles, or 12 litres

    December 20, 2007

  • An 18 liter size wine bottle

    December 20, 2007

  • Makes your willie into a hobbit?

    December 20, 2007

  • Lorena Chop-it?

    December 20, 2007

  • I hope you made that one up, but i'm affraid you didn't.

    December 20, 2007

  • sample

    December 20, 2007

  • you actually can if the cat is inside a barrel.

    In Denmark more traditional aspects include slå katten af tønden ("hit the cat out of the barrel"), which is somewhat similar to a piñata, except that there is a wooden barrel, which is full of candy and has the image of a cat on it. Historically there was a real black cat in the barrel, and beating it was superstitiously considered a safeguard against evil. After the candy pours out, the game continues until the entire barrel is broken. The one who knocks down the bottom of the barrel (making all the candy spill out) becomes kattedronning ("queen of cats"), the one who knocks down the last piece of the barrel becomes kattekonge ("king of cats").

    December 20, 2007

  • LOL Kahuna, I don't know why but this is a new favorite word of mine. Maybe i'm getting tired. But on wikipedia i found out there's forty different types of kahuna listed in the book, 'Tales from the Night Rainbow'. Night Rainbow. I'm adding that right away, I have never seen a Night Rainbow, have you?

    December 20, 2007

  • a very difficult broad to please

    December 20, 2007

  • four (having four letters)?

    December 20, 2007

  • drum major

    December 20, 2007

  • spin doctor, godfather, Master Mason the Third Degree.

    December 20, 2007

  • Take me to your Pharaoh bilby.

    December 20, 2007

  • I think Guru is a kind of leader type although the word literally means teacher. Cos I looked up Lama, which have the same meaning. And I think a Lama can be considered a spiritual leader (as well as a teacher) to quite a few people.

    From Wiki: Lama (Tibetan: བླ་མ་; Wylie: bla-ma) is a title for a Tibetan religious teacher. The name is similar to the Sanskrit term 'guru' (see Tibetan Buddhism and Bön). The title can be used as an honorific title conferred on a monk, nun or (in the Nyingma, Kagyu and Sakya schools) advanced tantric practitioner to designate a level of spiritual attainment and authority to teach, or may be part of a title such as Dalai Lama or Panchen Lama applied to a lineage of reincarnate lamas (Tulkus).

    December 20, 2007

  • Emperor

    December 20, 2007

  • Sheikh

    December 20, 2007

  • Patron

    December 20, 2007

  • cheerleader then!

    December 20, 2007

  • Puppet Master, must be a leader in every sense!

    December 20, 2007

  • A Swami, being celibate, channels sexual energy to reach God and Enlightenment. How is that for a dollar?

    December 20, 2007

  • swami then?

    December 20, 2007

  • Heres a few measures which are a bit boring but very literally are an obscure measure of man: Light flyweight, Featherweight, Super flyweight, Cruiserweight, Super featherweight, Mini flyweight (is that a bananaflyweight?) and what kind of bird delivers a super feather?

    December 20, 2007

  • Take me to your Guru.

    December 20, 2007

  • :=(

    December 20, 2007

  • dear reesetee, i am officially in love with your list the measure of man and i really would love to combine it with some of my etchings, it will make a great piece of art... uh ehh, staring at my toes can i?

    December 20, 2007

  • In Denmark a horeunge is the the word for widow, which in typesetting refers to the final line of a paragraph that falls at the top the following page of text, separated from the remainder of the paragraph on the previous page.

    Now the correct translation of the word horeunge is not a widow, but a child born outside marriage. Also known as a bastard child.

    The term can also be used to refer simply to an uncomfortably short (e.g. a single word or two very short words) final line of a paragraph.
    A related term, orphan, refers to the first line of a paragraph appearing on its own at the bottom of a page with the remaining portion of the paragraph appearing on the following page; in other words the first line of the paragraph has been "left behind" by the remaining portion of text.
    Note that a widow, by the second definition above, can also fall at the bottom of a page, in the sense that the page ends on a very short line at the end of a paragraph.

    An illustration of a widowed line, highlighted in yellow, appearing at the top of a page. One easy way to remember the difference between an orphan and a widow is to remember that orphans "have no past, but a future", while widows "have a past but no future" just as an orphan or widow in life.

    December 20, 2007

  • sorry you got that one just with an ue

    December 20, 2007

  • führer?

    December 20, 2007

  • sweet jesus uselessness, you are a haiku machine!

    December 20, 2007

  • hihi, it was to find out if you really read everything on these pages, Reesetee! Now I know you do!

    December 20, 2007

  • or shepherd? depending on who's asking.

    December 19, 2007

  • janitor?

    December 19, 2007

  • Curiosity is any natural inquisitive behaviour, evident by observation in many animal species, and is the emotional aspect of living beings that engenders exploration, investigation, and learning.

    December 19, 2007

  • ooops sorry - curiosity killed ummm eh me.

    December 19, 2007

  • fudge

    December 19, 2007

  • perfect spank you very much!

    December 19, 2007

  • fudge

    December 19, 2007

  • fudge

    December 19, 2007

  • ifudgei

    December 19, 2007

  • hey reesetee, how do you make words italic in your comment? open the world to me you dark wizard!

    December 19, 2007

  • heh... you got it reesetee, and how nice to see so many bright heads.

    December 19, 2007

  • oh holly shellfish, i didn't make it public... no wonder the list is so short...

    December 19, 2007

  • thanks ravages, skie's the limit

    December 19, 2007

  • anything makes sense, sense is something inside.

    December 19, 2007

  • why don't you use that sentence in the haiku list bilby - it's 5 syllables? and such lovely ones to.

    December 19, 2007

  • come on guys it is not that hard...

    December 19, 2007

  • he he i'll add a few more my shelf...

    December 19, 2007

  • My grandmother actually had a brother but his name wasn't Laus but Knud, which I guess was to difficult to pronounce after all, even for a Danish cat. On the other hand, if it could have you'd probably would've heard of it. :-)
    My brother has a cat to, named Pedro, it can play fetch the toy mouse like a retriever dog... cats are truly amazing creatures.

    December 19, 2007

  • My old grandmother had a cat that was pronouncing a miau as morbror laus, which in danish means mothers brother laus.

    December 19, 2007

  • Be quiet you ... and let me continue my evil doing in peace because I am an immoral person and now I will go on and fill the tags of all my badass words with evil spam... muhahahahh...!
    oh, no, don't be alarmed all my eviltagdoing has been undone. Actually im a quiet person, who like ... you guessed it : wordies! Thank you reesatee for letting me know how loquacious I have been in a heartwarm but direct way.
    And to any frightned pigs... next time my name pops up in a correspondance, let it be near my profile page.... right?
    And I second the opinion about emphasizing how the site is used and should be maintained by us, (yes I'm one of you guys now.. ha!), and future wordies. Nobody would like to see wordie.org, turn in to a chickenrally of gossip and hearsay.

    Namasté

    November 22, 2007

  • Hi reesatee, thanks for having the courage to notify me that I was raping the use of the site with my tags. The horrors are now undone.

    November 21, 2007

  • — fear of long words. Hippopoto- "big" due to its allusion to the Greek-derived word hippopotamus (though this is derived as hippo- "horse" compounded with potam-os "river", so originally meaning "river horse"; according to the Oxford English, hippopotamine has been construed as large since 1847, so this coinage is reasonable); -monstr- is from Latin words meaning "monstrous", -o- is a pseudo-Greek noun-compounding vowel; -sesquipedali- comes from "sesquipedalian" meaning a long word (literally "a foot and a half long" in Latin), -o- is a pseudo-Greek noun-compounding vowel, and -phobia means "fear". Note: This was mentioned on the first episode of Brainiac Series Five as one of Tickle's Teasers.

    November 21, 2007

  • In the late 1980s in Denmark the term 'bred ymer' (wide junket) ment that something was cool.

    November 21, 2007

  • November 21, 2007

  • my wife keep telling me the same thing about my wardrobe

    November 21, 2007

  • 'She lives outside of Natchez where she operates a crane
    She's like a wrecking ball no longer connected to the chain'

    November 21, 2007

  • November 20, 2007

  • I find the context of this word confusing, because in my opinion you are either the founder of something or not. You might have gotten some help or someone might have pointed you in the right direction, but being a 'co-founder'?
    It sounds to me like the founder not wanting to share the whole credit for founding something. Is a father a co-founder or what? If you want to you could help me out on this word... or perhaps sustain my opinion by more examples.

    November 20, 2007

  • November 20, 2007

  • “UGHA UH NO NO KEEHGUHAR EH, UNIS EH�?
    “UGHA UH NO NO KEEHGUHAR EH, BUU EH�?
    “UGHA UH NO NO KEEHGUHAR EH, COPKAG EH AH SAAREH EG NUGGA�?
    “UGHA EH COPKAG ICH UH BUDBA COCO ESHI, SUE EH�?

    Meaning:

    “If you can’t beat them, join them.�?
    “If you can’t beat them, buy them.�?
    “If you can’t beat them, copy them and sell it cheaper.�?
    “If they copy you or even come close, sue them.�?

    November 20, 2007

  • Snit·za·graab - Prehistoric tool for snitzing or cutting, also to be used as a weapon for e.g. stabbing a sable tooth tiger a few times trying to stay alive. Invented in the short story Gruha's Snitzagraab about life in Africa several years ago. The handle of the Snitzagraab is the tools achilles heal.
    Further reading: www.michaelcahng.dk > subcategory: words

    November 20, 2007

  • Hi Seanahan,

    I tend to invent words when i write short stories, if you visit my site and read e.g. Gruha's Snitzagraab, you'll get some prehistoric words.

    xoox

    November 20, 2007

  • Bifo•tikas•in |Bifotikas’in| noun
    A cure for everything. Invented by leading scientists in the 21st century resulting in a temporary over-population on earth. Proven to be the cure for indeed everything during the 2nd Big Bang ORIGIN early 21st cent.: from Bifotikas + -in.
    Further reading on: www.michaelchang.dk/
    Look for the short stories under the category: Words

    November 20, 2007

  • This is an absolut favorite word of mine. I like the subtle organic action quality of the word 'growth', like the growing of an extra limp. Inspired me to write a short story about Thomas, who actually did grow an additional limp and went to the doctor. Antonym withering.

    November 20, 2007

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  • great to see that you are still wordnikin' bilby

    April 16, 2011

  • oh michaelchang is back!
    ohno michaelchang is back!

    April 16, 2011

  • actually--M-W cites a "chiefly British" use of it as a transitive verb meaning roughly 'murder' (here). If we could get some British corroboration I'd like to restore it to the homicide list.

    July 2, 2009

  • Madmouth, I'm not sure about perish. Perhaps it is to eery for homocide. I mean, to just vanish in thin air is a scary thought.

    July 2, 2009

  • Gold star for yarb :-)

    July 1, 2009

  • Transitive? Perish the thought!

    July 1, 2009

  • are you sure "perish" can be transitive? I've never heard of a 'perished person' a la 'disappeared person'

    July 1, 2009

  • I thought I was seeing things yesterday when there were 3 new michaelchang entries on the Public Haiku list. (Now, when an open list is actively being added to, it shows up on the front page - lower right). Good to have you back!

    July 1, 2009

  • You're back!

    July 1, 2009

  • Oh wow, you are cracking me up! (Didn't have time to scan my brain for Wordie-er words just then). I am getting such delight from your suggestions to my list. Don't be offended if some don't make the cut; they are all pretty creative. THANKS!!!

    December 21, 2007

  • Hey Michael,

    The tag page is beautiful today. Thank you.

    :) Jen

    November 22, 2007

  • No problem, MC. You didn't break Wordie, and that's the important thing. :-) Hope you keep posting and enjoy yourself here! (<-- from a Wordie addict)

    November 21, 2007

  • Hey michael--welcome to Wordie! You might want to check out the way other Wordies are using the tagging function here and edit your present tags. For long explanations, definitions, or such, we tend to use the comments field at the bottom of a list page or word page. Save the tags for short & sweet stuff. See tags page for more info. Thanks!

    November 21, 2007