Wordnik reminds me of the retro word beatnik. Old 1950's and early 1960's poets and activists being intellectual in the pre-Starbucks era. Wordie had more of humorous 21st Century intellectual self deprecating feeling about it.
Yes (me too too), when I first saw that wordie became wordnik I wanted to quit logging in. At first my password did not work, and I put the browser bookmark into the dead site office. Then I got a new password and I am back. Kinda reminds me of when Coke a Cola got rid of the classic taste and then went back to the original formula....
Used by Vietnamese, picked up by the Veterans of the Vietnam War. Means "a lot of" or "many." derived from the French word "beaucoup" meaning 'much.' We've got buku charlies just on the other side of hill 445.
Many people have thought that this is a song about drugs (as is the case with many other songs by Alice In Chains), but guitarist Jerry Cantrell, who wrote the song, has said that "Rooster" is about his father, whose nickname was "Rooster" when he served in Vietnam. In the liner notes for the "Music Bank" box set, Jerry Cantrell says "Rooster was my dad."
The phrase "in the pocket" is used to describe something or someone playing in such a way that the groove is very solid and with a great feel. When a drummer keeps a good metronomic pulse, often referred to as keeping time, and makes the groove feel really good, and maintains this feel for an extended period of time, never wavering, this is often referred to as a deep pocket.
DENVER -- A longtime mall Santa said he was shocked and saddened to hear kid's Christmas wishes included food for their family instead of toys.
Rich Lopez has been playing Santa in Boulder for eight years.
He told Denver TV station KMGH that he loves that job because he enjoys listening to kids talk about their Christmas wish list.
"I'll get requests from girls for Barbie dolls or play sets," Lopez said. "Boys ask for Power Rangers or games." sponsor
But he said several recent requests nearly brought tears to his eyes.
"This year, for the first time, I had several kids ask for food. Food for their grandparents, food for their family," he said. "It just broke my heart."
Aside his side Santa job, Lopez is chairman of the board of directors at The Denver Foundation, a community group dedicated to improving life in Denver through philanthropy and leadership.
He asked the foundation to help. It responded, creating a to help replenish shelves at area food pantries.
"The shelves are bare here," said Jeff Hirota, the foundation's vice president of programs. "The money and the food go out faster than we can keep up with it. It's just going to get harder through the winter."
Hirota said The Denver Foundation wants to raise $500,000 to help combat hunger.
"We're going to send that aid directly to front line and get it out to the most vulnerable in our community as fast as we can," Hirota said.
Jon Holmer, of the Metro CareRing food shelf, said need has skyrocketed.
"It's been through the roof in terms of increase. We've been seeing an increase since last February and March," said Holmer.
The media behemoth slouching after the senator is scouring his every word, expression, bead of sweat, basketball shot and accessory — are those hiking boots too Bremer? Are the sunglasses too rapper? Will he leave enough time for his glittery groupie, Carla Bruni? — for hints of imperfection that would foretell lacunae in presidential judgment.
Nephalism, temperance, abstinence and restraint are synonyms for teetotalism. Abstinence and restraint have other, sometimes sexual connotations.
Numerous idioms and slang terms imply abstinence from alcohol. Common American terms includes "on the wagon," which frequently means those who have had a problem with alcohol, as well as the terms "dry" and "sober." "Straight-edge" is one of the newer idioms for abstaining from alcohol and other intoxicants.
c.1225, from O.Fr. desconfit, pp. of desconfire "to defeat, destroy," from des- "not" + confire "make, prepare, accomplish." Weaker sense of "disconcert" is first recorded 1530 in Eng., probably by confusion with discomfort (q.v.).
The word "misspeak" has a long and varied history, says John Simpson, chief editor of the Oxford English Dictionary.
"It goes back to the Old English period before the Norman Conquest to mean to murmur or grumble.
"But it's got quite a wide sense of meanings, to speak insultingly or improperly or to speak disparagingly or disrespectfully or to speak evil of. Then in the mid to late Middle Ages, it was to pronounce incorrectly."
A legion of Wordies marching through the dictionary.
1422, from L. cohortem, acc. of cohors "enclosure," meaning extended to "infantry company" in Roman army (a tenth part of a legion) through notion of "enclosed group, retinue," from com- "with" + root akin to hortus "garden," from PIE *ghr-ti-, from base *gher- "to grasp, enclose" (see yard (1)). Sense of "accomplice" is first recorded 1952, Amer.Eng.
In accordance with its etymology, is that which is becoming in outward act or appearance; as,the decorum of a public assembly. Dignity springs from an inward elevation of soul producing a corresponding effect on the manners; as, dignity of personal appearance.
I simply adore your username. So portmanteau, semi-onomatopoeiac, and illusory all in one succinct word: I envision a half-pound Idaho baker spouting Shakespearian soliloquy -- King Lear, perhaps -- while awaiting its fate in the microwave.