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patiomensch commented on the list condalmo-s-words
Condalmo, it's you!
May 21, 2007
patiomensch commented on the word sopranos
April 25, 2007
patiomensch commented on the word mensch
I'd be a hypcrite if, with a nickname like 'patiomensch,' this weren't in my Words list.
patiomensch commented on the word koyaanisqatsi
After seeing Koyaanisqatsi, who can see this word and not hear, "KOOYYAANNISQATSI... KOYAANNISQATSI..." etc.? It's unpossible!
patiomensch commented on the word whence
Any motion verb would work, methinks. "Whence it flew/flowed/drifted" and on and on and on and on.
April 18, 2007
patiomensch commented on the word toxoplasmosis
A character in Trainspotting dies from this, in combo with AIDS.
April 16, 2007
patiomensch commented on the word bunbury
Bunbury's also used in Jonathan Ames's "The Extra Man." As in "Earnest," he's a made-up guy; they use him to disguise where they've truly been, so that they'll remain mysteries to each other. "I was out with Bunbury."
patiomensch commented on the word neologism
There are tons of neologisms on this site.
April 15, 2007
patiomensch commented on the word paraskavedekatriaphobia
Hmm.. we have two versions of this up now, each with a different spelling. I wonder which one is correct. does search
Oh, apparently, paraskavedekatriaphobia and paraskevodekatriaphobia and paraskevidekatriaphobia are all correct. Nice.
patiomensch commented on the word feminism
"Legs scissoring to the rhythm?" Sounds pretty hot. Go feminism!
April 14, 2007
patiomensch commented on the word lapus lazuli
*feels like the pedant rushing in, so eager to correct a mistake* It's actually 'lapis.' :D
It makes me angry when people say "from whence." ARRR!!!
patiomensch commented on the word diphallic
Someone needs to join me here on 'diphallic.'
patiomensch commented on the word dionysian
Can't see this w/o thinking CAMILLE PAGLIA.
patiomensch commented on the word intertextual
I get caught up a bit on that 'nt,' but once you reach 'textual,' it flows o so smoothly to the end.
patiomensch commented on the word fletching
This word is familiar to anyone who's read Chuck Palahniuk's INVISIBLE MONSTERS. There is confusion at the dinner table.
patiomensch commented on the word amandus
A man who must be loved.
patiomensch commented on the word interrobang
"American Martin K. Speckter concocted the interrobang itself in 1962. As the head of an advertising agency, Speckter believed that advertisements would look better if advertising copywriters conveyed surprised queries using a single mark. He proposed the concept of a single punctuation mark in an article in the magazine TYPEtalks. Speckter solicited possible names for the new character from readers. Contenders included rhet, exclarotive, and exclamaquest, but he settled on interrobang. He chose the name to reference the punctuation marks that inspired it. Interrogatio is Latin for "a rhetorical question" or "cross-examination"; bang is printers' slang for "exclamation point". 1 The French equivalent is "point exclarrogatif", expressing a similar idea - the fusion between "point d'interrogation" (?) and "point d'exclamation" (!)."
April 13, 2007
patiomensch commented on the word coprophagia
patiomensch commented on the word inchoate
Pronouncing this word terrifies me.
This is pretty much the best word I've learned in a while.
patiomensch commented on the user uselessness
This site is awesome! I'm glad I joined last night.
patiomensch commented on the word joie
As in "de vivre"!
patiomensch commented on the word wrt
An acronym I picked up from the ole DFW. He has it at "w/r/t."
patiomensch commented on the word bedlam
Interesting (from Google's def):
"The Bethlem Royal Hospital of London, which has been variously known as Bethlem Hospital, Bethlehem Hospital and Bedlam, is the world's oldest psychiatric hospital. Bethlehem was shortened to Bedleem and Bedlem in Middle English. The hospital was nicknamed Bedlam from early on. From the early 16th century, bedlam also came to mean `mad'. Shakespeare, in Henry 6th, speaks of "the bedlam brain-sick duchess" (1590s?). This use lasted to the early 18th century, but the late 16th century was already using bedlamite."
patiomensch commented on the word egan
Yes, sort of:
'Egan is a popular family name that comes from the Irish Gaelic name Mac Aodhagáin. It is derived from the root 'aedh' meaning little fire and the diminutive 'an' hence 'the little bright-eyed one'. Spelling variations include: Egan, Eagan, Keegan, MacEgan, Kegan and Keagan. The name originates from County Tipperary (north).' (wiki)
I thought this meant 'little fire.'
patiomensch commented on the word hurdy-gurdy
I think both forms are acceptable.
This would be a bit weird, I think.
patiomensch commented on the word albinism
Albino = NOT a favorite word. Convert it into an '-ism,' however, and you've got a favorite. Albinism! I love saying it. 'Al-bin-ism'
patiomensch commented on the word wham
A sound effect, a band—can't go wrong.
patiomensch commented on the user pixie-elf
'Buttsecks,' huh? Haha.
patiomensch commented on the word porcine
A pretty cruel adjective, when applied to people.
patiomensch commented on the word dipstick
This word makes me think of my Grandpa, who used it frequently.
patiomensch commented on the word officious
I always think of the opening of THE SHINING when I hear/read this word. "Officious little prick."
patiomensch commented on the word quacktastic
Made famous by Adam Sandler (in HAPPY GILMORE).
Edit: Whoops. It's actually from BILLY MADISON. (The tub scene.)
patiomensch commented on the word they
In place of "their," e.g. "He went to they field and threw they ball." This is a reference to Tobias Wolff, by the way.
patiomensch commented on the word prelapse
No, I don't mean 'prolapse.'
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