plutoman has adopted , looked up 85 words, created 1 list, listed 77 words, written 19 comments, added 3 tags, and loved 0 words.

Comments by plutoman

  • David Tua, a famous boxer here in NZ, once asked for an "O for awesome" on Wheel of Fortune. And that was the main part of the game where you can only choose consonants.

    April 10, 2011

  • Italian for beetroot

    April 8, 2011

  • I think barbabietola, the Italian for beetroot, is a pretty cool word.

    April 7, 2011

  • It's definitely got a long 'e' when I pronounce it, but I don't know if that's universal. For instance I say 'leverage' with a long 'e' but many people don't.

    July 26, 2009

  • A couple of weeks ago in a meeting I had to explain the meaning of this word to the whole marketing department. I think I got as far as "it's a device..."

    July 26, 2009

  • And it went downhill from there. Yanks 2, Planks 0 if I remember rightly.

    They're swedes in NZ too, by the way.

    July 23, 2009

  • Always used in the negative: I don't give a rat's razoo.

    July 22, 2009

  • A suburb of Auckland, New Zealand. I find it hard to say this word without cracking up. It's just so ... poncy.

    July 22, 2009

  • To suck the lifeblood out of someone. I've been totally emascapated from spending the last five years in a cubicle staring at a computer screen.

    July 22, 2009

  • Here in New Zealand, latte culture is huge. And it's definitely "laaah-tay". I now refuse to drink latte or anything ending in -cino as a matter of principle, and just stick to the bog-standard flat white.

    July 22, 2009

  • Three ****ing initials.

    July 22, 2009

  • This word appears in a Goldenhorse song and I've got no idea what it means, but it's kind of cool! It sounds Welsh but I'm not so sure about the -ham bit.

    July 21, 2009

  • MUST use this word at work this week.

    July 21, 2009

  • It's the name of an intriguing and highly underrated poker game. In fact it's really a kind of anti-poker: you only use four cards and try to avoid high cards, pairs and cards of the same suit like the plague!

    July 21, 2009

  • To make something translucent.

    July 21, 2009

  • A synonym for galore. See also up the wazoo.

    July 21, 2009

  • A synonym for galore: see also up the ying-yang.

    July 21, 2009

  • The charge at a restaurant for bringing your own wine, in this modern cork-free age.

    July 20, 2009

  • The opposite of memory.

    July 20, 2009

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