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  • "Oh sure, he was just a loudmouthed, needle-nosed, redhead, a common model I call the Honda Civic of cats, but he had a certain je ne sais quoi."

    Amelia Kinkade: Straight from the horse's mouth.

    Are there any synonyms for this word? Can't find anything specific about it.

    March 18, 2008

  • "Iron. I'm very iron-deficient. He relayed the information that this was somehow linked to the platelet problem caused by his illness. (Animals often pick up on the medical lingo their vets use in their presence.) And tell Father I'm sorry I'm such a burden. When I did, Chris's eyes filled with tears."

    Amelia Kinkade: Straight from the horse's mouth. How to talk to animals and get answers. 2001.

    March 12, 2008

  • Bloody hell. Sounds like hoccus poccus. Now that sounds more like the miracle of birthing people out of your body... Uh.

    March 11, 2008

  • Nice word. No definition, not even in the Urban Dictionary, which is always an entertaining place to visit...

    In Finnish, changing one letter does the trick, kind of.

    Seksikeksi. Seksi = sex. Keksi = biscuit.

    March 10, 2008

  • "Ja tack, men med inga barn." ;o)) Housewife. Swedish.

    March 8, 2008

  • "Hobnobbing with our social betters can be a hit-or-miss proposition, a fact that has an etymological justification. The verb hobnob originally meant “to drink together�? and occurred as a varying phrase, hob or nob, hob-a-nob, or hob and nob, the first of which is recorded in 1763. This phrasal form reflects the origins of the verb in similar phrases that were used when two people toasted each other. The phrases were probably so used because hob is a variant of hab and nob of nab, which are probably forms of have and its negative. In Middle English, for example, one finds the forms habbe, “to have,�? and nabbe, “not to have.�? Hab or nab, or simply hab nab, thus meant “get or lose, hit or miss,�? and the variant hob-nob also meant “hit or miss.�? Used in the drinking phrase, hob or nob probably meant “give or take�?; from a drinking situation hob nob spread to other forms of chumminess."

    http://www.answers.com/topic/hobnob

    March 7, 2008

  • That doesn't sound so bad. Hindi? Cool.

    March 6, 2008

  • Really hot word among the young people in Finland these days. Somebody who wears trendy clothes, like lowcut jeans, giggle on her face and strong make up. You know, anyone who looks or acts like Britney/Paris.

    First versions of the word were pissaliisa, lissu, kind of insultish words to describe a drunken young girl who is peeing in public without a care in the wee hours. Pee hours, more like.

    FYI: pissa = pee in Finnish.

    March 6, 2008

  • Cunt in French. Not very much a taboo, and not a very strong word. There's even an affectionate insult like: vieux con, old fool. Le roi des cons, "king of cunts" implies to a total idiot, while Quelle connerie! means "What rubbish!".



    Catherine Blackledge: The story of V.

    March 6, 2008

  • The Finnish version of F-word and cunt. Strong expression, but just as loved and commonly used as the f-word in the English speaking world. The verb "vituttaa" means you are extremely annoyed. If you want to tell someone to get lost in Finland "Vedä vittu päähäs!" could work. Meaning literally: pull the cunt over your head.

    Once, I was sitting in a tram behind three teenagers for 7 minutes. One of them was talking on his cell. The other two just chatting. At the time I left they had said the V-word 75 times. I was counting.

    Cool.

    March 6, 2008

  • The Spanish for cunt. Definitely my favourite saying considering 'the sweetest taboo' comes from Spain: Otra pena pa mi coño. "Another pain in my cunt". The usage is probably pretty close to " another pain in the ass".

    Catherine Blackledge: The story of V.

    March 6, 2008

  • The spoken version of cunt in Italian. It's not considered ugly or insultish. The written form is fica. The lighthearted expression"Che figa!", refers to a person "What a looker!". "Che festa figa!" meaning "What a great party!". Italian women have surely reclaimed the word and use its masculine version figo creatively. When they see a good looking man they just might say admiringly "Che figo!"

    March 6, 2008

  • Sweetest taboo? Maybe English speaking world just doesn't know how to use the word imaginatively, like for example the Italians use figa. Or The Spanish use coño. Not to mention The Finns and their favourite word, the v-word vittu.

    Other variations: cunte, counte, Middle English; kut, The Netherlands; kunta, Old Norse; queynthe Middle English; qwim, sixteenth century England; chuint, Ireland; kus, Arabic & Hebrew.

    Some etymologists think it derives from words, queen, country or cunning - cunnende. What it comes to the root, cu, it is said to signify 'quintessential physical femininity´.

    Catherine Blackledge: The story of V.

    March 6, 2008

  • Ignis fatuus.
    Will-o'-the-wisp.
    Corpse candle.

    March 6, 2008

  • He who was living is now dead
    We who were living are now dying
    With a little patience

    T.S. Eliot, "The Waste Land".

    March 6, 2008

  • I will not look in it again.
    There the heart in section is a gas mask,
    its windows gone, its hoses severed.
    The spinal cord is a zipper
    & the lower digestive tract
    has been squeezed from a tube like toothpaste.
    All my life I had hoped someday to own
    at least myself, only to find I am
    Flood’s ligaments, the areola of Mamma,
    & zonule of Zinn. Ruffini’s endings
    end in me, & thye band of Gennari lies near
    the island of Reil. Though I am a geography
    greater than even I surmised, containing as I do
    spaces & systems, promontories & at least
    one reservoir, pits, tunnels, crescents,
    demilunes & a daughter star, how can I celebrate
    my incomplete fissures, my hippocampus &
    inferior mental processes, my depressions
    & internal extremities? I encompass also
    ploughshare & gladiolus, iris & wing,
    & the bird’s nest of my cerebellum,
    yet wherever I go I bear the crypts of Lieberkühn,
    & among the possible malfunctionaries,
    floating ribs & wandering cells, Pott’s fracture,
    mottles, abductors, lachrymal bones & aberrant ducts.
    I will ask my wife to knot a jacket for this book,
    & pretend it’s a brick doorstop.
    I will not open Gray’s Anatomy again.

    Brendan Galvin.

    March 5, 2008

  • Couscous (from the Berber word k'seksu) is the staple product of North Africa and the national dish of the countries of Maghrib, that is, Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia. Couscous spread from this area, where it originated, to Libya, Mauritania, Egypt, and to sub-Saharan countries. Couscous is also consumed in the Middle East, where it is called mughrabiyya.

    http://www.geocities.com/tdcastros/Historyserver/papers/cuscus.htm

    March 5, 2008

  • Maybe it is a kind of terrorist? There really is a musician called The Horrorist. Not very inviting stage name.

    March 5, 2008

  • Blaim Microsoft...

    March 5, 2008

  • Slovak insult: 'May the horses fuck the carriage'.

    Source: The language hat.

    March 4, 2008

  • Anarchy Rules!

    March 4, 2008

  • 1. an offensive term for somebody who pays too much attention to small details

    2. an offensive term for somebody regarded as being of no importance, significance, or consequence

    MSN Encarta.

    March 4, 2008

  • "He is an angry as a pissemyre,
    Though þat he haue al that he kan desire."

    Chaucer.

    Pismire + ant = pissant.

    March 4, 2008

  • Shaman, tobacco seer. More here.

    March 4, 2008

  • This is hot.

    March 4, 2008

  • Strong urge to writeoinkment here.

    March 4, 2008

  • 1. The former policy of neutrality by non-Communist countries under the influence of the Soviet Union.
    2. The adoption of such a policy.

    " Commonly in reference to Finland's policies vis-à-vis the Soviet Union during the Cold War, but could refer to similar international relations, such as Denmark's attitude toward Germany between 1871 and 1940. "

    http://www.answers.com/topic/finlandization

    March 4, 2008

  • Computer; Finnish. Literally knowledge machine.

    March 4, 2008

  • When The Finns want cat's attention, they say: kiss, kiss, kiss. Something like 'puss, puss, puss'. Coincidentally, the verb "pussata" in Finnish means "to kiss". - Do The Finns like kissing? Hardly. There is an old Finnish saying: 'Finnish man neither kisses, nor talks." Or something like that. - Absolutely useless & weird information. Just funny how cats love all the kissing words.

    March 4, 2008

  • The 1st of August. Also 'sheep' in Finnish. For example, 'Shaun The Sheep' is 'Late Lammas' in Finland.

    You never know when you need a knowledge like this.

    March 4, 2008

  • The vulgar name of a species of Polygonum, or knot-grass. Emily Dickinson Lexicon.

    The Herb Water-Pepper. Nathan Bailey, Universal Etymological Dictionary, 1736.

    March 4, 2008

  • Heels over Head, topsy turvey, preposterously, without Order. Nathan Bailey, Universal Etymological Dictionary, 1736.

    March 4, 2008

  • Also quite common first name in Finland.

    March 4, 2008

  • Actually might stand for the words: Keep It Simple, Stupid; when somebody desperately wants you to simplify things.

    March 4, 2008

  • Intimatish conversation between lovers (in bed). (Who would have guessed?) Something like tete-a-tete.

    March 4, 2008

  • (Slightly misspelled entry is more entertaining with all the Ted Kennedy pee stories.)

    March 4, 2008

  • A petty or contemptible passion.
    “He has a passiuncle for Ring Dings.�?

    March 4, 2008

  • (a.) Rascally; scandalous.

    March 4, 2008

  • "Bad luck", they say.

    In Italian means, evil, or the bad eye; mal'occhio.
    http://www.encyclopedian.com/ev/Evil-eye.html

    March 4, 2008

  • Alla, Roman Catholics in Malta.
    Allah Bapa(Allah The Father), Christians in Indonesia.
    All�?ha, Christians in the Middle East.

    March 3, 2008

  • Used to express ecxited approval.
    Spanish, perhaps from Arabic: "By God"; used as an expression of admiration. Check Allah.

    March 3, 2008

  • Uliginose Muddy; oozy; slimy; also, growing in muddy places.
    1913 Webster.

    Swampy and slimy.
    From the Latin meaning full of moisture.


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    Source: Typographical error generator v.1.2

    March 3, 2008

  • Yeah, the satisfaction level is just about the same than with bullshit, in my case, anyway. ;o]

    March 3, 2008

  • One definition, and lots of others to ponder, wonder or whatever it is that you like to do.

    March 3, 2008

  • Phoney and phonetic language.

    March 3, 2008

  • Polonius: What do you read, my lord?
    Hamlet: Words, words, words.

    Scene Two.
    Shakespeare.

    March 3, 2008

  • Air bag, maybe?

    March 2, 2008

  • Thanks for the link winks, Vanished One. Fictional footnotes are also ranked high in me head. Also poems with footnotes are quite an adventure.

    March 2, 2008

  • Funny footnotes are pearls! The most enjoyable ones that I have encountered with were in the book called Good Omens.

    March 2, 2008

  • 'Wordholism´ is a severe disease.
    I humbly bow in front of this list. :o)
    Hello, my name is Lea and I'm a wordholic.

    March 2, 2008

  • 1. hunting and feasting paradise: among some Native American peoples, a place of peace and abundance to which people are believed to go after death

    2. place with abundant supply: a place that provides plenty of something desired

    MSN Encarta

    March 2, 2008

  • Sham and poo in a same word. Too scared to see the etymology, if there is any.

    March 2, 2008

  • Some say "to run amok", I presume.

    March 2, 2008

  • Mental note to myself to name a cat ' (Yes, Your) Fluffiness ', some day.

    March 2, 2008

  • Like two berries, this & brassiere.

    March 2, 2008

  • A form of intelligence that is never the same after you meet Masaru Emoto.

    March 2, 2008

  • Loose translation what you often see is 'universal life energy'. One form of energy healing.

    March 2, 2008

  • Known also as ammonium chloride. Black nectar. Aah.

    March 2, 2008

  • Lick licorice? I have to try that.

    March 2, 2008

  • You get what you ask for, according to 'The Law of Attraction'. To me it's more like; ashes to ashes, dust to dust, let's get this party going.

    March 2, 2008

  • Once, when I got fed up with spam I used this as an e-mail address. I got so many complaints I had to close the account for good. Great bombastic "word" and makes you think that maybe, just maybe, we made a big mistake when we invented language in the first place.

    I did not get any spam.
    Not so many ordinary mail either.

    March 1, 2008

  • Is this same than yuk?

    March 1, 2008

  • Multiverse feels very poetic.

    March 1, 2008

  • "In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return." Pure classic.

    March 1, 2008

  • 'Harry could tell that they were Muggles because they remained quite stationary within their pictures, faded smiles and glazed eyes frozen on the paper.' Harry Potter and the deathly hallows. J.K. Rowling.

    March 1, 2008

  • The word buppie (also buppy); meaning a black urban (or upwardly-mobile) professional; a yuppie who's black, was invented by the US media in 1984 as one of several variations on the theme of yuppie. Unlike some of the others--such as guppie, juppie (a Japanese yuppie), and puppie (a pregnant yuppie)-- this one caught on: perhaps because it identified a distinct group which was obviously rejecting its 'roots' culture in favour of the values and aspirations of a yuppie peer group. Oxford Dictionary of new words.

    March 1, 2008

  • Blimey. Word racism is in the air. I've seen only one or two of these words & I have spent quite a while with the game. Maybe all of the continents have a vocabulary of their own. Duh! Of course they have. :o}

    March 1, 2008

  • Yes. I'm a Finn. I love dictionaries and I always find something wordy on my journeys across the nightsky.

    March 1, 2008

  • Okay.

    I know I got carried away. This cyberspace is not good for me. I definitely could not resist the temptation. Curiosity killed the cow.

    I'll be good from now on.

    *Halo.*

    March 1, 2008

  • Fatso is a pretty good book.

    March 1, 2008

  • Excuse me, but in Finland we say 'when cows fly'.
    That would be me. My name means cow in Hebrew. Ha! I already have wings. It will happen any minute now.

    March 1, 2008

  • Oh, yeah? Also try not to push the button that says: 'Search Google Images' what it comes to this term. It might sound a good idea, but it is not. You will drop the damn cup of tea all together.

    March 1, 2008

  • Behind the blood-stained curtains of Love
    there are fields of flowers
    where the lovers wander.
    While the mind sees only boundaries
    Love knows the secret way there.
    While the mind smells profit and quickly sets up shop
    Love sees untold of treasures far beyond.
    Lovers trust in the wealth of their hearts
    while the all-knowing mind sees only thorns ahead.

    To wander in the fields of flowers
    pull the thorns from your heart.


    Translation by Azima Melita Kolin & and Maryam Mafi
    "Rumi: Hidden Music"
    HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 2001

    February 29, 2008

  • If you damage someone's computer -- whether by attacking it with a hammer or crippling the program with a logic bomb -- it's... a crime.

    Independent 21 Sept. 1988, p. 2

    February 29, 2008

  • Cool. Came accross with this one in Facebook. I think I have some sort of addiction to the 'Donate Rice' application. Yes. Words.

    February 29, 2008

  • A policy or lifestyle of avoiding all activities and substances (foods, drink, drugs, etc.) which might be harmful to one's mental or physical health; an extreme form of total abstention. - The Oxford Dictionary of New Words.

    February 29, 2008

  • jackass comrade ornate sofa
    deck-a-bitch wah

    caterpillar charlatan

    vag disgrace
    truth impulsive

    dubious

    prudent

    scapegoat

    _________________
    Sometimes the recent words list turns into a creepy poem in me head.

    February 28, 2008

  • This word insults donkeys.

    February 28, 2008

  • Wow, the female sexuality raises fear wherever it goes... First autopsies made to women were quite a relief to some people (=men, since all the pathologists were men around that time). Look! No teeth!! Whew!


    Catherine Blackledge: The Story of V. Amazing book.

    February 28, 2008

  • "No" in Finnish.

    February 27, 2008

  • The Finns do it this way: ' kyllä, meillä ei ole banaaneja, meillä ei ole banaaneja tänään ' .

    February 27, 2008

  • One who loves morality so well he will commit crime to maintain it... - Foolish Dictionary

    February 27, 2008

  • There are some pretty good cat names here... It would be a pleasure to shout these out loud in the back yard.

    February 27, 2008

  • Wicked, intolerable, heathenish. -The Devil's Dictionary

    February 27, 2008

  • A shirt just returned from a steam laundry.
    The Foolish Dictionary.

    February 27, 2008

  • I wasted time, and now doth time waste me. 1913 SHAKS.: Richard II., Act v., Sc. 5.

    February 27, 2008

  • 'T is the voice of the sluggard; I heard him complain, “You have waked me too soon, I must slumber again.�? 1737 WATTS: The Sluggard.

    February 27, 2008

  • 'Something you must keep after giving it to another.' - The Foolish Dictionary

    February 27, 2008

  • Oh, crap. What the hell is wrong with this list?

    33 invisible words. Bah.

    February 27, 2008

  • Shibumi is a word that tastes good in my mouth!

    February 26, 2008

  • BLINK.

    July 14, 2007

  • ..is moo.

    July 9, 2007

  • What about this one: manner? Or hame?

    July 6, 2007

  • What a beauty.

    July 1, 2007

  • it's impossible to log in when browsing with Nokia Communicator. Well, what the hell, I do not use that brick very often.

    June 30, 2007

  • but you get the idea:

    June 30, 2007

  • ..slang term for testicles.

    June 29, 2007

  • Same thing as far as I'm concerned. But remember, I'm a tourist. ;o}

    June 28, 2007

  • ...meaning continent.

    June 27, 2007

  • Finland. Shoo, negativity, shoo. *waving her hands frantically*

    June 27, 2007

  • 'no' means well as in: Well, what do you mean then?

    June 27, 2007

  • I just have to hope the cat in question does not care.

    June 26, 2007

  • "Curiosity killed The Eve."

    June 26, 2007

  • I guess it means the fall of man - in the beginning - from the time of the paradise and the bad egg.. eh... sorry, apple, what Eve found from the very, very bad tree. This also might imply to the fall of women, too. Phew, thank god, the women are on the rise now, more than ever. Have you noticed?

    Lapsus, in Finnish, on the other hand, means "mistake".

    June 26, 2007

  • ..ignore the outside jokes neither.

    June 26, 2007

  • ..heard about that dude. But it's good to be a king.

    June 26, 2007

  • There are fins in this land...

    June 26, 2007

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  • We have absolutely nothing like that in Finnish. Life moves in serendipitous ways. Which is good.

    June 25, 2007

  • like a liver, for example

    June 25, 2007

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  • Also carries the meanings else or other.

    June 25, 2007

  • "Pussukka" would be a little bag. Puss, puss, puss you might say to cat - because pussycat just popped into my head - but while in Finland you call to a cat saying kiss kiss kiss. Where is all this leading to? Ha! "Pussata" means "to kiss" in Finnish. Coincidence? Yeah, right, but a funny one. To me anyway.

    June 24, 2007

  • I like this word.

    June 24, 2007

  • Yeah, an island, too.

    June 24, 2007

  • Scandinavian alphabets, who could resist those? They can see you.

    June 24, 2007

  • that time of the life.

    June 24, 2007

  • ..means good is Swedish. Good God - Bad God. God is dog the other way around. Does God come when you whistle? I'm sure s/he does.

    June 24, 2007

  • a drunken british person told me that peni is the plural version of the word penis. Okay... Peni is definitely the most common name for a dog in Finland. Yup.

    There goes our Peni, running over the fields.

    Haha.

    True story.

    June 24, 2007

  • ..when you need stronger words to comfort you on the waves of life. I believe strong words can not harm you - or anyone else - if your heart is pure and you understand, that the f-word is only a tool to get you through a heck of a moment. To me swear words and the like are some sort of an instant verbal gratification. I use the f-word fluently. In Finland it's a v-word. Sounds much worse in Finnish. Trust me, I know.

    June 24, 2007

  • The most beautiful chick in this Universe!

    June 24, 2007

  • This is hot.

    June 24, 2007

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