plethora commented on the word 42
Did you know that a few years ago, Dara Torres was 42? Did you also know that as soon as her name is mentioned my brain builds up momentum and brings me right back to this page without my feet touching the white tape?
August 24, 2012
plethora commented on the word luncheon
*still loves this page*
November 5, 2011
plethora commented on the word hagiolatry
Bilby, I take umbrage at the fact that you didn't bracket gobbets of linguistic snickersnack.
November 4, 2011
plethora commented on the word orange you glad I didn't say banana
August 3, 2010
plethora commented on the word it's a hickory daiquiri, Doc
I think of this joke every time I have a daiquiri. And let's be honest, I usually tell it, too.
plethora commented on the list everything-i-hate-about-me
That's all very well, c_b, if you have been in the battles to earn them.
June 9, 2010
plethora commented on the list how-i-met-your-mother--now-a-major-wordnik-list
Haha, nice work Pro :D
June 6, 2010
Love this list.
plethora commented on the list fairy-tales
See link on bearskin :)
plethora commented on the word bearskin
Grimm 101: A story about faith and loyalty.
*loves this list*I've always loved fairy tales, particularly the original, more gory versions. My favourite part of my final year of high school was studying them in German (with special emphasis on the Grimms, of course). My favourite is bearskin.
June 3, 2010
plethora commented on the word Big ass in Bombay is covered with cat vomit!
Were you looking for big ass in Bombay Is. covered with cat vomit?
June 2, 2010
plethora commented on the list a-bazillion-imaginary-numbers
June 1, 2010
plethora commented on the word geoduck
Yikes, that is a scary looking critter. Almost nightmare fuel.Where is the scifi horror movie featuring geoducks? They'd barely even need to be mutated.
May 27, 2010
plethora commented on the word hangnail
Just looking at that picture makes my fingers hurt. Ouch.
plethora commented on the user sionnach
I see the italics.
plethora commented on the user plethora
I don't see how it's a contradiction. Repeated exposure has given me cutie sickness.
plethora commented on the list related-to--hermes
May 26, 2010
plethora commented on the word Chad
plethora commented on the list squiddy
Tumblr has something for everyone. Squid Time!
plethora commented on the user ruzuzu
Vegemite and Skittles?I will now have no rest until I have tried that.Blast!
plethora commented on the word I could do this for hours
See also bubble wrap.
May 24, 2010
plethora commented on the list words-i-cannot-stand
You may find schnitzel more palatable if you pronounce it in the most bogan way possible: Schnitterrrr!Say it loud with lots of enthusiasm. It's fun!
May 23, 2010
plethora commented on the user feedback
Yep, I too am having the white space problem a la reesetee.
May 19, 2010
plethora commented on the word ⚜
remove off the craudestoppers!
I see a swirl above. Interesting...
May 17, 2010
plethora commented on the list things-i-have-drawn-on-my-wall
Strangely enough, the thing that struck me most about the pictures of Haile Homestead was the fact that the date was written as "nineteen three". These days, in most natural speech at least, it'd be more likely to be "nineteen oh three". Makes me wonder when that would have changed.I found it noteworthy. Just me?
May 16, 2010
plethora commented on the list excuses--1
Every potential wordie list is an existing wordie list
May 14, 2010
plethora commented on the word marmite
On the topic of the Vegemite and peanut butter combination: it was common practice at boarding school to have two pieces of toast for breakfast - one with peanut butter and one with Vegemite. The transition between the slices often results in a bit of flavour mixing. I don't recommend it.
May 8, 2010
plethora commented on the list tunie-and-the-band-played-waltzing-matilda
Could be worse. My mama apparently sang the Song of the Vulga Boatsmen to me as a child, to bore me to sleep*.*Her words, not mine.
I get a tingle down my spine and tears in my eyes just reading the lyrics to this song.
plethora commented on the list when-points-of-view-collide
I love the name of this list.
May 7, 2010
plethora commented on the word insomnia
03:37amThe last two weeks have been the worst I've had in a while. It's like being in year 12 again.Thank Jebus you are all here to amuse me.
plethora commented on the word to table a question
Those covers just take all the fun out of the fruit box experience.
plethora commented on the word frogapplause
What did I miss here?
plethora commented on the list tunie-waltzing-matilda
I think my favourite is "alive".
Just in case you're wondering what it all means.
May 6, 2010
plethora commented on the word tuckerbag
Whose is that jumbuck you've stowed in your tuckerbag?
plethora commented on the list horror-movies-in-which-lab-animals-go-nuts
Well, they don't fly independently, but they do attack when magicked to fly across the room and they do have tendrils.
Ah, and the source for yet another of JK Rowling's ideas reveals itself.P.S. I want to see that movie.
Does Jurassic Park count?
plethora commented on the word Frankenfish
In which genetically engineered, amphibious, snake-headed fish escape from a shipwreck and terrorise Louisiana.
plethora commented on the word beans beans good for your heart the more you eat the more you fart
Beans, beans, the magical fruit. The more you eat, the more you toot.
April 30, 2010
plethora commented on the word almost Solveig
I'm a bottle blowing prodigy, if I do say so myself.
April 29, 2010
*randomly drops by Wordnik to look something up**gets distracted reading backlog**loves this page**considers letting herself get addicted again on the strength of this conversation alone*
plethora commented on the word dalek
Jubjub, that is the best dalek moment in the history of Who. I love it.
January 13, 2010
plethora commented on the word woty09
Who will be this year's host?
December 27, 2009
Holy crap, has it really been a year since we last did this?
December 26, 2009
It probably is a cache problem, dc. In IE, try going to tools >> internet options. Then, hit "delete", then the top button that says "delete files". That should clear your temporary internet files and hopefully your problem will be fixed :)
December 11, 2009
plethora commented on the list words-heard-too-often-in-songs
plethora commented on the word late
Oh, Pro. We've all been there.
December 9, 2009
plethora commented on the word Dexter
From Australian game show Perfect Match
plethora commented on the user dontcry
I feel so out of the loop these days. It may take me a while to catch up enough to make any contributions, much less anything fresh and clever.
I'm here dc! I had some account problems in the changeover, but it is fixed as of right now! :D
plethora commented on the word sarah
I am fairly sure that Death Cab spells Sarah with an H :)
September 29, 2009
plethora commented on the word astroturf
Quoth Wiki: Astroturfing is a word in English describing formal political, advertising, or public relations campaigns seeking to create the impression of being spontaneous "grassroots" behavior, hence the reference to the artificial grass, AstroTurf.
September 27, 2009
plethora commented on the word burnt toast and a slab of old cheddar
Not much call? It's the single most popular cheese in the world!
September 14, 2009
plethora commented on the list one-person-s-holiday-is-another-s
How about Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbour's Porch Day?
September 11, 2009
plethora commented on the word wordnik
Umbrage? How dare you take umbrage at my comment, you silly bear! I take umbrage at your umbrage!And you sully the good name of cake with your umbrage! I am outraged!
September 10, 2009
plethora commented on the user esperluette
Hi, Erin.I hope you realise how many Wordies are Erin McKean fangirls/boys. :D
I for one welcome our new Wordnik overlords.**I just wanted to be the one to say it.
September 8, 2009
Good luck and good night, Pro.
September 1, 2009
plethora commented on the word single bunk bed
Bed on stilts.
August 30, 2009
plethora commented on the word half-marathon of phony umbrage taking
I prefer a sprint, personally.
August 28, 2009
plethora commented on the list ward-i-m-worried-about-the-beaver
vj, flower, cooch, poon, fanny, fish sandwich, bearded clam.
August 26, 2009
plethora commented on the word xkcd
I see your point.
August 25, 2009
Or you could always use this.-- Summer Glau
plethora commented on the word penis fencing erected all around the cuntry
I am also interested to know where this one originated.
August 14, 2009
plethora commented on the word little plowshare
August 11, 2009
plethora commented on the list shadowtailed-riverhorse
Oh, I understand the concept. Just not any of the clues.
August 6, 2009
I simply cannot comprehend this list :/
August 5, 2009
plethora commented on the word eyelid staining powder
mm, you get makeup on your eye whites? O.oI can honestly say that has never happened to me.But the pencil thing, yes. And then you complain that it's not sharp enough and make it even pointier.
plethora commented on the word fred
I also think of Durr Fred! Maybe it is a generational thing.
plethora commented on the word bugs
Pro's profile is still giving a 500 error :/
August 2, 2009
plethora commented on the word contraption
I like the tiger print seats. Nice touch.
plethora commented on the word jean dimmock
August 1, 2009
plethora commented on the list •open-list-you-re-invited-to-a-mandatory-picnic
Hooray!To celebrate, I am hosting a party in the Psychedelicatessen. Everyone's invited, but it's not mandatory.
July 30, 2009
plethora commented on the word mozzers
No need for the safety pants c_b. I doubt we will ever have a negative human-bear interaction.
July 29, 2009
Ah, but the suggestion of Bono was me agreeing with madmouth. Bono is a very unattractive man.And somehow I missed bilby's earworm-inducing comment the first time round. Now I have seen it. Damn you, bilby!
plethora commented on the list personstrionics
I just remembered how much I love this list.
plethora commented on the user gangerh
Actually PU, there's no real rule about where you reply. Everyone decides for themselves where they will carry on their conversations and most of us seem to chage our minds pretty regularly.And maybe you should put off waiting for that comment for a few days, hmm? Don't want to seem too motivated or anything. Sit back, relax.
plethora commented on the word dead-butt serious
I fear it would be mistaken for "dead, but serious".
plethora commented on the word izbjeglica
Seems to me to be the sound you make when you get your tongue caught on your braces while eating.It happens. Trust me.
plethora commented on the word go sarah go
This being the first phrase I saw when I logged onto Wordie today sort of threw me."Muuuuuum, the internet is talking to me again!"Oh, and Skip: your wife is, to use a comment intertubes expression, made of win.
plethora commented on the word doggage
July 25, 2009
plethora commented on the list 50-ways-to-leave-your-lover
July 23, 2009
plethora commented on the word sangers
Going around the circle at lunch time in year 4:"Vegemite sanger.""Cheese sanger.""Pie.""Peanut butter sanger.""Fritz sanger, with sauce."True story!
July 22, 2009
plethora commented on the word currant
My childhood backyard was home to more than 20 varieties of fruit. Currants are so much fun to pick and eat, even if the ladder is so rickety you fear for your life :D
*le sigh*I miss picking blackcurrants in summer.
July 21, 2009
plethora commented on the word mr leopold bloom ate with relish the inner organs of beasts and fowls.
C_b, that made my day.XD
July 17, 2009
plethora commented on the word marsupial
No amount of House, or even Blackadder, Jeeves and Wooster, or anything else I've seen him in will ever stop this sketch from being the first thing I think of when Hugh's name is mentioned.
July 16, 2009
plethora commented on the list monsieur-prolagus-s-holiday
♩ How do you solve a problem like Mariiiiaaaa?? ♩What? Whaddya mean, wrong song?
July 15, 2009
plethora commented on the word quelquefois
All of the above, c_b: Murder by poison lawn chair notwihstanding eight baby peas.
July 14, 2009
Tell their mothers - the mountains. And Grandma Everest.
plethora commented on the list burnt-umbrage
If you're a little bit bored, perhaps some hohumbrage?
July 13, 2009
plethora commented on the user brianna102
Well, there's spam, egg, sausage and spam; that's not got much spam in it.
July 11, 2009
plethora commented on the word hot the bottle
Like so much in life.
July 10, 2009
Oh, and head cheese.Why is it always cheese??
I should not have clicked on this page.Hey, someone had to say it.
plethora commented on the word wow
*yawn* Heard it all before. Gets less interesting, more of a generalisation and more offensive ("You don't know how lucky you are your parents don't beat you"? Really?) every time.Although, I must say "You don't know how lucky you are to have caller ID!!" is a new one.
July 8, 2009
plethora commented on the word marilyn manson finger puppet
July 6, 2009
plethora commented on the list good--2
When a mummy and a daddy love each other very much.../cliche
July 4, 2009
See deleting comments.
plethora commented on the word anchored in sot's bay
It's possible. Six degrees of separation and all that.
July 3, 2009
plethora commented on the list eggcorns
plethora commented on the word bated breath
crypto, if you had clicked on the link, you would see that noone is suggesting baited breath is correct.
plethora commented on the word ritual sacrifice
Wieners to the left of me, ketchup to the right. Here I am...
June 30, 2009
plethora commented on the list the-pain-of-texting
This list is clearly an argument for predictive text.
June 28, 2009
plethora commented on the word yes, windsor knot!
This was me, a couple of weeks ago, teaching myelf to tie my tie from a video on the internet.
June 27, 2009
plethora commented on the list the-teen-years
Oh, it's not that I don't think some of this list is spot-on. In fact, that's kind of what I don't like about it. I hate being lumped in with trenchcoat in gym class and visible underwear.On the one hand, I can relate to slash, braces and the show (assuming bilby means the same show I am thinking of); but on the other, to put the rest of them on teenagers, when I know so many "adults" that are still in love with Trent Reznor and call their internet friends to their defence and have Japan fantasies etc etc etc is just... not fair.Also, what's wrong with Shakespeare?Whew./rant.
As a teenager, I kind of resent this list...
June 26, 2009
plethora commented on the word hezbollah-like
*rereads page*Oh, right, I understand now. The first time I thought you were saying "If I liked Billy Joel enough to admit I was vegetarian" and that just didn't make sense.My brain. It has the dumb.
June 24, 2009
...What does Billy Joel have to do with anything?:/
plethora commented on the word bristol stool scale
An excellent use of the scale.
*distracts*Hey dc! Look over here!*flings cream pie*
plethora commented on the word open-list
I see indents too.Edit: In Explorer I see boxes.
June 23, 2009
plethora commented on the word quotation marks
Meh, I mix and match, depending on context.
All that and lover the lifeboat, I imagine, Pro.
June 22, 2009
Dontworry, dontcry. Just remember to build momentum after the turn before the gate and not land in the water. That's all Dara wants. Did you know she's 42?
plethora commented on the list quotable-puppets
My favourite is:"Hey, they weren't half bad!""Nope, they were all bad!"
June 21, 2009
plethora commented on the word preggo
"Third test today, Mama Bear. Your eggo is preggo, no doubt about it."-- Shop keeper, Juno
plethora commented on the user wordlover42
Oh Dara, I knew you would google yourself and wind up here eventually.
June 20, 2009
plethora commented on the word urodynamics
June 16, 2009
plethora commented on the word matrices
WeetBix are an abomination.
plethora commented on the word nether petals
What on Earth did you search to find that picture, bilby?
June 14, 2009
plethora commented on the word no vegemite or marmite, promise
Well, for a start, you should never eer just crack open a jar of Marmite. Marmite is evil.But yes, the way most people try their first mite is straight, no toast or butter or anything. And that's what puts them off.I'll be right there, dc, travel tube in hand.
That is simultaenously the most disturbing and hilarious thing I have read for a very long time.
June 13, 2009
plethora commented on the word milo
Are they cans of pre-mixed milo I spy? Wow. Once upon a time you could get milo in little fruit-box sort of dealies here, but I don't think they're produced any more.
It does have the tendency to sour on your tongue after a while. But that's why you wash it down with milo or juice. Consider it a momentary bliss.I am eating it out of the jar right now :D
June 12, 2009
I probably shouldn't get this argument started again, but the other -mites are nothing compared with vegemite. And you have to have it done properly - the vegemite:butter:toast ratio is not something to be attempted haphazardly.I don't like promite but it's better than marmite.
plethora commented on the word plush wombat bedtime toy
Well, Aussies like to make sure the job's done right the first time so we don't have to arse about doing it again and again. So, if multi-headed penises is what it takes...
plethora commented on the word barbecue
As an Antipodean, I feel it necessary to inform you that you're all wrong. That is all.
plethora commented on the word bone food
Apparently reesetee doesn't like it (see barbecue).I don't either, much.
plethora commented on the word you can borrow all 5,485 of my books
My thoughts exactly.
Do wombats have baculums?
plethora commented on the word the pen is on the table
Have you actually counted, rt, or is this a rough estimate?
plethora commented on the word if you're nice to me, i'll show you my emmy
June 11, 2009
Mine did not survive the Moving House Purge :(Neither did the handpuppet, now I think of it.
plethora commented on the word you can visit washington dc if you want, that stinking rat-hole
There is a group on facebook called something like "People who have never lived in *insert my hometown here* can never pay it out, but we can say whatever we want".So, yeah, I think that's pretty common.
plethora commented on the word poetry in motion
Skip:1. Haha, thanks!2. Er, sorry?
plethora commented on the word fah
I have jam and bread. I need a drink to go with it. Any suggestions?
plethora commented on the user Prolagus
Better get cracking, then.
June 10, 2009
plethora commented on the word random word
I just randomed this. Alsome.
Two things:1. My mother's first boyfriend apparently sang this when she walked up to him. All together now: Nawwwwww!2. This song has been stuck in my head for a good 72 hours now. Specifically, just the RE AH RAAAANGE line. Woe.Woe woe woe woe woe.
Pro's Wordie World Tour?
A long, long way to run. Geez, get it right :P
plethora commented on the word tasto
Please to be bracketing *facepizza*, bilby.
June 8, 2009
plethora commented on the word .. .- - - . - .... . - - -
Ok, well I don't read morse code, but I found a nifty little translator and that's not what was coming out :S
June 7, 2009
She certainly does!
*runs in late*Pro, my homesickness will probably never be as bad as yours, but I understand where you're coming from. I don't even like my hometown that much, but I know that there will always be a connection between me and those people. There are places, foods, events and pubs that I could make reference to and every one of those 20,000 people would automatically know what I was talking about. I could never go back and live there, but I do miss that. I'm going back in September for my uncle's birthday and I'm already looking forward to it. It will have been a year between visits. I still think of it in my head as "going home", even though I love the city I'm in now.I have similar feelings about boarding school. /ramble
plethora commented on the word hedgehog
That hedgehog is the cutest thing I have seen in a very very long time, Pro. LOOKIT ITS LIL EARS AWWWWW!! Thank you for making my day.
plethora commented on the word nigella
World's most annoyingly sexual TV chef.
plethora commented on the word dial m for murder
I'm wondering to what list this once belonged.
plethora commented on the word tinfoilhattery
Hmm, I would say the more common term is just tinhat(s).As in: "The moon landing tinhats are at it again."
I feel like I'm missing something here...
plethora commented on the word fungal costume
Who is that?
May 16, 2009
plethora commented on the word admire
Is it me, or is the tag cloud growing?
May 15, 2009
plethora commented on the word regret
Did you also see it through without exemption?
May 14, 2009
But did you do it your way, rol?
plethora commented on the list words-with-more-than-60-definitions
Pfft, Wordie's top 100 is much more interesting than that list.
May 13, 2009
plethora commented on the word yoghort
I am going to see if I can slip yoghort into the conversation before class on Wednesday...
May 11, 2009
plethora commented on the word whom
Er, I don't know if "agree" is the right word, rol. I can't seem to stop myself adhering to said principle, but consciously, I know it's a bad idea.Pro: Me too.
May 10, 2009
"Never throw anything away because there may come a time when you'll need it."There's a line to be drawn with that one, though. If you'd seen my flat, you'd agree :D
I use it. Not often, but sometimes it occurs to me mid-sentence that I should say whom rather than who. I know others who do the same. It's not dead yet.@gangerh: It's just a jump to the left.
plethora commented on the word nick off
Australian kids' TV has always been the best. But I might be biased.
May 9, 2009
plethora commented on the word wifebeater
Moving slightly off-topic here; because it's far too late on Friday night for anything that requires thinking; bilby - you were insulted by a Nobel laureate??
May 8, 2009
plethora commented on the word cunt
May 3, 2009
plethora commented on the list meta-squared
Ok everyone, I've made a start. What have I forgotten?Also, should I include the many conversations lists? Do they count as meta?
May 2, 2009
plethora commented on the word swine flu
I called the swine flu hotline today, but the connection was really bad. All I got was crackling.
plethora commented on the list thai-restaurants-i-ve-seen
There's one around the corner from me called "In Thais".It took me a while to see what they were getting at.
May 1, 2009
plethora commented on the list words-stephenie-meyer-overuses
Oh noez! My last Twilight-free sanctuary, gone! D:But at least this list isn't called "I love Twilight and I want to marry Edward Cullen/Jacob Black!" So, yay.
plethora commented on the word shot coconuts
Oh yeah, that was me. My bad.
April 29, 2009
plethora commented on the word horkulence
plethora commented on the word yarbeing a little shit
C_b, I take umbrage at the feebleness of your attempt!I laughed.
April 28, 2009
plethora commented on the word john
See Our John.
See Upon the Earth it rained Frogapplause, hurrah, hurrah!
plethora commented on the word chained_bear
See A Bear Is a Bear Is a Bear.
plethora commented on the list plurale-tantum
plethora commented on the word yarborough
Two people listing it on the same list?Edit: Yep, bilby and fbharjo have both added it to the Whole Nine Yarbs.
plethora commented on the word curses make the fox fat
Oh, that's that that. And here I was thinking that that was that other that over there!
April 26, 2009
plethora commented on the word italy ship thwarts pirate attack
Didn't we have something similar a while back with an Italy woman?
plethora commented on the word moro reflex
*loves this page*I am never leaving the internet for 5 days ever again.
plethora commented on the word howling vegan slugmudgeon
I'm not sure how I ended up there this evening, given I try to avoid it like the plague.
plethora commented on the word posthumorously
I like this one.
Bilby's coinage. I won't say "see vegetarian", but that's where it's from.
plethora commented on the word features
But 'ofy, then we'd have to start using everyone's full usernames all the time.
plethora commented on the word official wordie historian
See also word war.
April 25, 2009
plethora commented on the list upon-the-earth-it-rained-frogapplause-hurrah-hurrah
I am almost certain it was Pro.
Pretend I never said anything *whistles innocently*
plethora commented on the word ursus horribilus
I have to admit that's the first thing that crossed my mind too. And then, "But I'd much rather do Ewan".Which was closely followed by, "But I can't sing that high either!"
Lists devoted to specific Wordies seem to be all the rage these days...Someone should make a list of them.
COME WHAAAATT MAAAAAYYY!
April 24, 2009
plethora commented on the list 10-worst-words-of-the-millennium-by-jonjonz
There are 10 types of people in this world: those who can count, and those who can't.
April 15, 2009
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