scarequotes has looked up 1238 words, created 13 lists, listed 520 words, written 22 comments, added 54 tags, and loved 24 words.

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  • Sweet. Thanks.

    January 8, 2010

  • I had to google this when I came across it in one of Beverly Cleary's Henry Huggins books. (Henry's disgusted to see one up for sale at a bicycle auction.)

    I guessed it was a kind of tricycle, but it's actually a brand of stroller. And it doesn't, as of yet, have a Wikipedia article.

    January 2, 2010

  • Early name for the art movement that became known as Pop.

    December 30, 2009

  • Early name for the art movement that became known as Pop.

    December 30, 2009

  • Early name for the art movement that became known as Pop.

    December 30, 2009

  • Early name for the art movement that became known as Pop.

    December 30, 2009

  • Early name for the art movement that became known as Pop.

    December 30, 2009

  • Early name for the art movement that became known as Pop.

    December 30, 2009

  • From Pop: The Genius of Andy Warhol:

    Warhol and Geldzahler almost immediately became what Warhol described as "five-hours-a-day-on-the-phone-see-you-for-lunch-quick-turn-on-the-Tonight-Show-friends," telephoning each other at the start of every day, and again before going to bed.

    (Tony Scherman and David Dalton, 2009, p. 85)

    December 30, 2009

  • A nickname for Andy Warhol, a portmanteau of Dracula and Cinderella.

    December 29, 2009

  • This is the generic term for those artificial logs that Duraflame is famous for. "I lit a firelog in our fireplace and enjoyed the flames for the next three hours."

    August 4, 2009

  • Sexy with an Italian flair.

    August 2, 2009

  • An apprentice Jedi, introduced in the prequel Star Wars trilogy.

    August 2, 2009

  • Pig Latin for "scram."

    July 23, 2009

  • A word used in BDSM to mean "stop." People don't use "stop" because they'd like to be able to say "stop" in the scene without ending the scene.

    July 12, 2009

  • From the Eloise books by Kay Thomas. It seems to mean spread or sidle or sneak or sprawl, depending on context. You'd have to ask Eloise to be sure.

    July 12, 2009

  • You sing karaoke, a stripper pole dances onstage with you. Ah, Portland.

    June 10, 2009

  • French fries, cheese curds, and gravy. Popular in Canada and among people who hate their arteries.

    June 10, 2009

  • Sexy in a voluptuous '60s Italian movie siren kind of way. Retro hot.

    June 10, 2009

  • The magic word that turns Billy Batson into Captain Marvel. It's an acronym based on the names of the figures that give him his power: Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles, and Mercury.

    June 9, 2009

  • From Lauren Child's What Planet Are You From, Clarice Bean?:

    "So after school on Wednesday me and Noah make some posters. Of course Minal, my squirty younger brother wants to join in."

    "Squirty": Established put-down? Or nonce insult?

    December 24, 2008

  • My wife's mom's family uses this word for "grandmother," which makes things easy with our toddler -- she's got a grandma, a nana, and a mammaw.

    April 24, 2007

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