roseandivy has looked up 244 words, created 61 lists, listed 806 words, written 55 comments, added 1 tag, and loved 32 words.

Comments by roseandivy

  • How come palindrome isn't spelled this same backwards and forwards?

    April 24, 2010

  • One of those words that might make you think the future would be a lot more exciting than it turned out to be.

    April 24, 2010

  • For me, this is all about the process ideas take to mature. Complete with sound effects.

    April 24, 2010

  • Couldn't this be tip-of-the-tongue syndrome?

    April 24, 2010

  • So what would word *constipation* be called?

    April 24, 2010

  • I think this word is about literary critics' (and college English teachers') unfortunate habit of overusing the word and notion of "phallic." Freud might have something to say about some literary critics' obsession with sexualizing literature. then again, he might need to diagnose his own obsession.

    April 24, 2010

  • I used to have this experience with the word school all the time. If I look at any word too long it can happen.

    April 24, 2010

  • Also, why does Roget's Thesaurus II list "sex" as an antonym?

    April 24, 2010

  • So, if you are smitten with someone, he has smote you? That's a strange way to conduct romance.

    April 24, 2010

  • I don't know why, but this word always makes me think of jam and bread.

    April 24, 2010

  • I miss this as the site's title. I just think wordie is so much more appropriate than wordnik ... when it comes to words, I think of myself much more as a "word foodie" than a "word beatnik." This site is really all about word savouring.

    April 24, 2010

  • what a yummy word, thanks!

    October 28, 2009

  • I know a fair amount of French, but what do you mean by cherchez la femme? Intriguing list, anyhow.

    February 8, 2009

  • Are these words that appear in the Sufjan Stevens' album?

    February 8, 2009

  • Sionnach,

    I just wasn't paying attention at the time -- I get it now. :) Actually, I really wasn't paying attention - my list is only about collecting -ling words, because I think they are adorable.

    February 8, 2009

  • Oh, drat it all! And here I thought I was first to this idea with my list.

    P.S. What's your rules for this list, then, sionnach?

    April 9, 2008

  • Um, this is a common noun as well as a person? Anyone ever seen it used that way?

    April 9, 2008

  • I kept thinking this study was called phenology. Better mark it to avoid future embarrassment. ^^;;

    April 9, 2008

  • I guess musicians like it, because it is also the title of a bittersweet song by Jamie Leonhart.

    April 9, 2008

  • Aren't cairns also connected to Hermes in Greek mythology?

    April 9, 2008

  • Saloman hung down her head, laid bare her heart
    For the world to see, she craved for intimacy
    Through darkened doors her aspect veiled with indecision
    Gazed out to sea, she craved lucidity

    ~"Enigma of the Absolute," Dead Can Dance

    March 25, 2008

  • Dragonfly! Ooh. I did not know - but, unfortunately, it's not nearly as fun to say, imo.

    March 25, 2008

  • Sometimes you just have to do things for the nonce of it?

    March 19, 2008

  • I love your phrase, 'the impossible people' for folkloric folk! Did you come up with it, or is it from somewhere else?

    March 19, 2008

  • Said while steepling the fingers and arching an eyebrow.

    March 19, 2008

  • The simulacrum in Robin McKinley's Rose Daughter is a woman made of rose petals, that weeps rose petals.

    March 19, 2008

  • What an awful meaning for such a charming word.

    March 19, 2008

  • Great idea for a list! But it craves expansion. :(

    March 19, 2008

  • I love this! But -- what's your definition?

    March 19, 2008

  • "With daggers, bodkins, bullets, man can make
    a bruise or break for exit for his life;
    but is that a quietus, O tell me, is it quietus?

    Surely not so! for how could murder, even self-murder
    ever a quietus make?

    O let us talk of quiet that we know,
    that we can know, the deep and lovely quiet
    of a strong heart at peace!

    How can we this, our own quietus make?"

    D.H. Lawrence, "The Ship of Death"

    March 19, 2008

  • Words have a certain witchery. <3

    March 19, 2008

  • Are you an intoxicating flower?

    March 19, 2008

  • A very candent candle!

    March 19, 2008

  • "We skipped the light fandango
    turned cartwheels 'cross the floor
    I was feeling kinda seasick
    but the crowd called out for more"

    March 19, 2008

  • Also to confine, as in a cage or pen.

    March 19, 2008

  • Something as simple as two mirrors can create something so mysterious. I used to wonder if this were the secret to going through the looking-glass and coming out the other side. :)

    March 19, 2008

  • Do you mean longueur?

    March 19, 2008

  • Everytime I think of this word, I see a pompous little man, wider than he is tall, in a stovepipe hat and coattails, and a dour, dour frown.

    March 19, 2008

  • There's a road near where I live called Boskydell. I didn't know that bosky was a word! Bosky dell - what a pretty image and yummy mouthful.

    March 19, 2008

  • I never realized before that 'lunatic' invokes 'moon-mad'.

    March 19, 2008

  • "her dusky cheek" or "her dusky skin" -- I don't know what it's from, but I love the phrase.

    March 19, 2008

  • This name always reminds me of Matilda's haiku, from Roald Dahl's book, and sweet, slim, smart Miss Honey.

    March 16, 2008

  • How romantic, slumry! *grin* That sounds more than a bit like the literary couple Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe.

    March 16, 2008

  • This would make a lovely girl's name.

    March 16, 2008

  • Welcome, and sink your teeth into some juicy lexicon!

    March 16, 2008

  • How about Ingrid? It's lovely.

    March 3, 2008

  • For a good book that uses compass roses as a major thematic element, read East by Edith Pattou.

    March 3, 2008

  • "Sweetly are the secrets told-
    Wrapt in crystal, limned in gold."
    ~Sharon Shinn

    March 3, 2008

  • Also French for 'butterfly.'

    March 3, 2008

  • It is so unappealing, but it has such a great meaning. Pity.

    March 3, 2008

  • Wonderful idea for a list!

    March 3, 2008

  • Yum!

    March 3, 2008

  • I'm surprised you don't have opalescent.

    March 3, 2008

  • I love your username!

    March 3, 2008

  • I usually see this word referring to the sound of the wind in tree leaves. I didn't realize it implied whispered language. How poetic. <3

    February 28, 2008

  • Pomegranates are very sensual. The word and the fruit.

    February 28, 2008

  • I can't believe no one has commented on this word. It invites all sorts of wit.

    February 28, 2008

  • This word disappointed me terribly. I was so sure it was pronounced un'JEHNT. Which is tasty. ung'gwehnt is icky.

    February 28, 2008

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  • Welcome! You have several nice lists. Have you been around for a while... but silent (before now) on the Zeitgeist page?

    April 24, 2010