thesaraheffect has looked up 20 words, created 4 lists, listed 72 words, written 128 comments, added 7 tags, and loved 9 words.

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  • "Is that Japanese?"

    December 22, 2009

  • hsawaknow

    December 22, 2009

  • "Kill the wabbit, kill the wabbit, kill the wabbit!"

    October 11, 2009

  • It is possible to describe anyone as both "old" and "cheeky"?

    October 11, 2009

  • I concur, our economic problems have dragged on for far to loug.

    October 11, 2009

  • lightening sand

    October 8, 2009

  • hernesheir apparent!

    October 8, 2009

  • "For the great Gaels of Ireland
    Are the men that God made mad,
    For all their wars are merry,
    And all their songs are sad."

    -The Ballad of the White Horse, G K Chesterton

    October 2, 2009

  • Oh jeez, you capitalized the "a" right in the middle of "hapax". That has to be embarassing... Lozenge?

    September 26, 2009

  • LiLo

    September 26, 2009

  • My condolences! How we abuse the weakest creatures so freely is beyond me! My Hank, described below, sadly met his untimely end on the highway beside my parents house
    "when an instrument of fate would not wait for his flopping gait."

    September 26, 2009

  • For some reason I'm the only one in my family who says "soda." How did that happen?

    Edit
    Oh I see! I was born in "pop" raised in "soda" (the only soda in Nebraska, by-the-by, and then moved back to "pop."

    September 26, 2009

  • You should have wept her yesterday,
    Wasting upon her bed:
    But wherefore should you weep today
    That she is dead?
    Lo we who love weep not today,
    But crown her royal head.
    Let be these poppies that we strew,
    Your roses are too red:
    Let be these poppies, not for you
    Cut down and spread.

    --Christina Rossetti

    September 26, 2009

  • love that poem!

    September 26, 2009

  • Ah! I came here just to say that--I'm a year late!

    September 26, 2009

  • Such a lovely word for such a functional invention.

    September 26, 2009

  • "snick snack snorum!" -The Sword in the Stone

    September 26, 2009

  • No, no, that's "peek-a-boo." As in you "peek" at a...you know...a "boo"...obviously.

    September 26, 2009

  • The essential element to the name "Sarah"

    September 26, 2009

  • *common misspelling of the name "Sarah"

    September 26, 2009

  • The correct spelling of the name commonly misspelled "Sara"

    "Sara" -Bob Dylan
    "Sarah" -Ray Lamontagne
    "Sara" -Fleetwood Mac
    "Sarah Smile" -Hall & Oats
    "Sarah Yellin'" - 3 Doors Down
    "Me And Sarah Jane" - Genesis
    "Calling Sara" -Jellyfish
    "The Eyes of Sarah Jane" - The Jayhawks
    "Zak and Sara" - Ben Folds
    "What Sara Said" - Death Cab for Cutie
    Sarabeth(Skin) - Rascal Flatts

    Stop me! Stop me now!

    September 26, 2009

  • I don't think this can really be compared with jerk. If it ever meant something to that effect, it has evolved to something much milder.

    September 26, 2009

  • Hah! The first thing I thought of was that these sound like anatomical euphemisms or porn star names! love petal? Really?

    September 26, 2009

  • "above the ventricles," meaning from the atria, the upper chambers of the heart, atrial

    September 26, 2009

  • "occasional" or "from time to time."

    September 26, 2009

  • (paroxysmal) supraventricular tachycardia! Unfortunately, a 4 week old baby introduced me to this word, 200+ bpm!

    September 26, 2009

  • it's a tad middle-school-boy but wenis

    September 26, 2009

  • I agree with Prolagus that hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia belongs on this list as does paraskavedekatriaphobia. At least that was my thought when I first stumbled upon the word. (How does one "stumble" upon such a word?)

    September 26, 2009

  • I read that "one spaghettio" and got excited. Mmm, spaghettios and cannoli...or maybe just one cannolo, I don't want to overdo it.

    September 26, 2009

  • I suspect that erudite would have been an appropriate descriptor. Actually, high-falutin would have been one as well. Certainly, it was pretentious. I had a very intimate relationship with my thesaurus.

    September 26, 2009

  • It's hard for me to love a phoneme that is by definition "neutral" and "toneless." Inescapable and necessary? Certainly, but so are plagues and forest fires!

    *sigh* I am certainly not a conoissieur of phonology and perhaps not yet developed a taste for the subtleties of the schwa. At present, however, I've simply resigned myself to its inevitability.

    September 26, 2009

  • Ooh this amuses me! I know people who do this with the bible,

    "God wanted me to read this today!"
    "Or...mayhaps it's just windy?"

    Oy! Makes me wanna love-thump 'em!

    September 26, 2009

  • Hmmmm, maybe I should have read that sentence before I posted it...

    September 26, 2009

  • I once had a rescue kitten who developed a fever so high that his nervous system was damaged so his entire hindquarters went all floppy!

    He had already been emasculated, so it really didn't hurt him in the recreational realm, it just made it really sad to watch him run.

    *jump-jump-flop! jump-jump-flop!*

    September 26, 2009

  • like the schwa the rhotic vowel is one of the reasons I dislike the sound of American English. I was born in the wrong country in the wrong decade.

    September 24, 2009

  • The most horrid vowel sound (and which occurs far to frequently in American English). Essentially, it is the sound of stupid: "uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh"

    September 24, 2009

  • "Shazama pajama! Shazama pajama" said Little Nemo while wielding King Morpheus' royal sceptre!

    September 24, 2009

  • I can never take this word seriously, my brain will insist on saying "you-slurp!" every time it's mentioned.

    September 24, 2009

  • reesetee: I came here for no other reason than to show off my knowledge of Godfather phrasology. I'm deflated.

    September 24, 2009

  • I've also seen this coxcomb.

    September 24, 2009

  • How would you pronounce this in French? The first time I read it, it came to me as: "pwee-san(t)" and it has been difficult to uproot that pronunciation.

    September 24, 2009

  • My high school English teacher criticized me for using this word in an essay stating that it was too esoteric. Down with public education. Down with it, I say!

    September 24, 2009

  • why do you hate freedom?!

    September 24, 2009

  • An advanced stealth technology that causes an object to be invisible to parts of the electromagnetic spectrum.

    September 24, 2009

  • to render invisible my means of a cloaking device

    September 24, 2009

  • I suppose one could consider "cloak" an umbrella term for all armless outerwear.

    September 24, 2009

  • doppio (senza panna!)

    September 21, 2009

  • The invention of the IHOP was a boon to all the efficient eaters out there. Where else can you consume a day's worth of calories in one simple meal?

    September 21, 2009

  • A hockey stick?

    September 21, 2009

  • I thought we had successfully extinguished izzle speak

    September 21, 2009

  • That roasted monster is going to visit me tonight...mark my words. Why would you want to eat an animal which looks no different than it did while it was still breathing? My whole dinner would be plagued by the fear that my meal would crawl off of the table.

    September 21, 2009

  • Sionnach: Don't try to steal my glory, if I want to italicize half the home page just you try and stop me! My nothing is safe from my infectious html.

    September 21, 2009

  • How lofty, sweet Afton, thy neighbouring hills,
    Far mark'd with the courses of clear, winding rills!
    There daily I wander, as noon rises high
    My flock and my Mary's sweet cot in my eye.

    September 19, 2009

  • it's lyrical

    September 19, 2009

  • Across the sea will come Adze-Head,
    crazed in the head,
    his cloak with hole for the head,
    his stick bent in the head.

    He will chant impiety
    from a table in front of his house;
    all his people will answer
    'Be it thus, Be it thus.'


    --anonymous

    September 19, 2009

  • lawsy mercy!

    September 19, 2009

  • Pronunciation?

    September 19, 2009

  • The joke is on you sionnach!
    fish cooperation

    September 19, 2009

  • Or my beloved mother used to serve "polar sausage"

    September 19, 2009

  • A dear, dear friend once said: "It's been like that from the gecko"

    September 19, 2009

  • The words of Jesus Christ, printed in red in some editions of the bible.

    September 19, 2009

  • red letter day

    September 19, 2009

  • vehicle for transporting jam or cinnamon into my belly

    September 19, 2009

  • Horatio's nickname

    September 19, 2009

  • Trust America to elevate this phrase to "using cocaine"

    e.g. Did you see that video of 50 Cent doing a line?

    September 19, 2009

  • A lovely sounding word.

    September 19, 2009

  • May not be exclusively British. I first heard this phrase on the film adaptation of Sherman Alexie's "Smoke Signals"

    September 19, 2009

  • Artfully so.

    September 19, 2009

  • Thanks to Hugh Laurie who introduced me to "chuffed to bits."

    September 19, 2009

  • related to hanky panky?

    September 19, 2009

  • How do you order any of these dishes with a straight face?

    September 19, 2009

  • Gah! Stomachs in the UK must made of steel, I tell ya, steel!

    September 19, 2009

  • oooh don't click that link at work!

    September 19, 2009

  • "Should I believe that unsubstantial Death is amorous? And that the lean abhorred monster keeps Thee here in darkness to be his paramour?"
    --R&J Act 5 Scene 3

    September 19, 2009

  • *sigh* a combination of the words: "chill" and "relax" with an equivalent meaning.

    Why do we create slang versions of slang? Is it laziness or rebellion? This is how we end up with words like shawty

    September 19, 2009

  • chillax:
    1) to represent oneself as too contrary to employ one of the over 200,000 existing words in the english language and too witless to invent a new word.
    2) to deserve to be stripped of the ability to speak

    I envy you, sir bilby, I truly do.

    September 19, 2009

  • This list makes me sad.

    September 17, 2009

  • ...part dance

    September 17, 2009

  • I personally prefer much more refined eggs, but to each his own.

    September 17, 2009

  • Awwwwww sad, twilight on wordie. *sniff* .

    In Mrs Meyer's defense, however, are all these really words that are "overused?" That is to say, does she really use kismet on multiple occasions? Likewise, while words like masochistic ought to be used sparingly but she should probably be allowed to use the name of one of her primary characters throughout the book without it being "overused." As whispered and face are fairly benign and commonly used words, I think she should probably get a bye on those as well. But if a character is forever murmuring and smoldering then he/she should probably be staked through the heart.

    September 17, 2009

  • I would consider snicker a much more malicious kind of laughter than chuckle though neither is particularly desirable. Why is it that laughter-related words are nearly universally unpleasant? guffaw, cackle, snigger, titter, chortle

    September 17, 2009

  • Isn't that a venti?

    September 17, 2009

  • I had a friend who worked a particular machine in a processing plant. Said machine filled jugs with some unremembored liquid and had two settings which appeared on the display: "Idle" and "Fill." Thus, Idlefill was born.

    September 17, 2009

  • also the menu item named for the same

    September 17, 2009

  • Hey, I've been here, first time I had a huarache.

    September 17, 2009

  • see also: color me...

    September 17, 2009

  • (insert descriptor here)
    i.e.: "...surprised," "...happy," etc.

    September 17, 2009

  • I'm getting an "A Tale of Two Cities" vibe...

    September 17, 2009

  • Euphonious in itself!

    September 17, 2009

  • one of the most misused words in my experience, right up there with peruse: "OMG, why would you say that? You are so random, Sarah!"

    (No, actually I said that on purpose.)

    "Have you heard of this wordie site? Yeah, it's this great site that I randomly found when I googled 'wordie' the other day!"

    (Randomly, really?)

    September 17, 2009

  • I absolutely despise this word. If there is any word that evokes a response more far (further?) removed from its definition than this word, I have yet to find it!

    September 17, 2009

  • How about luscious how I HATE that word!

    September 17, 2009

  • I've always thought "panties" was a very cute alternative to "underwear" (along the same lines as "footsies" or "toesies"). One of my youth group girls introduced me to "chonies" recently. Gah! Sounds like an organ.

    September 17, 2009

  • As in: "The Five Orange Pips."

    "La Grippe, la Grippe! La post nasal drip! With the wheezes and the sneezes and a sinus that's really a pip!" (Guys and Dolls: "Adelaide's Lament")

    September 17, 2009

  • I've never hear wanton used as a verb, how odd!

    September 17, 2009

  • So, what exactly would it mean to "snag a snag?"

    September 17, 2009

  • EQ: Emotional (intelligence) Quotient (as in I.Q.) incidentally my EQ is somewhere in the upper 80s

    September 17, 2009

  • Fie! A pox upon you!

    September 17, 2009

  • Glue's bad for you. Makes you sick.

    September 17, 2009

  • I wonder that, in common use, "vegetarian" has come to describe what is NOT eaten as opposed to what IS eaten. How very negative.

    September 17, 2009

  • Florin

    September 17, 2009

  • bless you!

    September 17, 2009

  • Would rust qualify?

    Edit: read first, speak later

    September 17, 2009

  • Grazi! You might check out the "four word film review," very diverting :o)

    September 17, 2009

  • I recently read a list of things that you should not feed to your dog and xylitol found its way on the list. Had to take my dog off his artificially-sweetened dog food. Dang.

    September 17, 2009

  • saccharine, marvelous.

    September 17, 2009

  • I thought my love for cream of wheat would naturaly predispose me to grits. Was I ever wrong! Yick, gritty.

    September 17, 2009

  • Isn't this somehow related to a challenge issued to Hemingway to write a book in six words? Rumor? Insubsantiated? (Unsubsantiated?)

    *showing her ignorance of literary trivia*

    September 17, 2009

  • Last night I read a verse in my King James bible which, had I not already been a lover of the Book, would have converted me then and there:

    "Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls."

    Beautiful, just beautiful.

    September 17, 2009

  • Rabid wordie vegans notwithstanding, I find it hard to believe that even my aversion to all things congealed would convince me to break off my intimate relationship with cheese.

    September 17, 2009

  • Oddly enough, I've stumbled upon this word after considering "in a fit of pique" as an appropriate alternative to "took umbrage" because, silly me, I thought the phrase was overused.

    Now, two hours later, I am a better woman. I realize now that I have never fully understood the rich history that attends the act of taking umbrage and will never accept anything less than umbrage again.

    September 17, 2009

  • I like the lime flavored glutinous bone and skin protein the best!

    September 16, 2009

  • I am suddenly vividly recalling my horror when first I encountered this frightening practice in "Farmer Boy" by Laura Ingalls Wilder. They boiled the head (of a pig??) collected everything that "came off" and formed it into a loaf.

    The "congealing" process which is so disgusting in the process of making head cheese comes from, I believe, its effect on the collagen found in the animals head. To be perfectly honest any food made with gelatin, which is similarly extracted from animal skin, bones, and connective tissue, ought to be as off-putting. But, somehow Bill Cosby makes everything okay.

    My overpowering love for eggs and cheese (as well as the lovely smell of my leather jacket) is the only thing protecting me from a vegan lifestyle.

    September 16, 2009

  • common mispronunciation of "expedite"
    verb, infinitive

    To injure (a dog) by cutting away the pads of the forefeet, thereby preventing it from hunting.

    September 16, 2009

  • "And how Thou didst deliver me out of the bonds of desire, wherewith I was bound most straitly to carnal concupiscence."
    --The Confessions of Saint Augustine: Book VIII

    August 8, 2009

  • In Christianity, concupiscence is selfish human desire for an object, person, or experience.

    Edit: blah blah blah....

    August 8, 2009

  • see also hockey mom

    June 13, 2009

  • a tendency to whimsical conduct in accord with absurd theories from past ages.

    June 13, 2009

  • vs abiogenesis Something from something vs something from nothing.

    May 12, 2009

  • hypostatic, absolutely! I found a new one, biogenesis

    May 12, 2009

  • Favored acronym in Reformed Theology: T.otal depravity, U.nconditional election, L.imited atonement, I.rrestistible grace, P.erseverance of the saints.

    March 6, 2009

  • "Shema yisrael adonai(YHWH) aloheinu echad" and so on (forgive my spelling!). It's bsolutely lovely when sung by a Jewish cantor in certain settings; very moving regardless of your religious affiliation.

    March 6, 2009

  • Of a word or term: the usage in speaking or current usage. Useful in interpreting scripture in the original Greek/Hebrew texts.

    March 6, 2009

  • whoops

    March 6, 2009

  • be very careful, I used this word injudiciously and made a complete fool of myself.

    March 6, 2009

  • The history and science of books as objects. More specifically, bibliology is the study of the bible as a text-not to be confused with hermeneutics or biblical exegesis.

    February 24, 2009

  • Words like mimsy or chortle may be acceptable applications but most often this results in disgusting amalgamations such as "chillaxing" or that most irritating practice of combining the names of celebrity couples to form a word that somehow represents the relationship.

    February 24, 2009

  • "WHEREAS For damage caused by lightning, earthquakes, floods, fire, frost or frippery of any sort, kind or condition, consequently the undersigned take responsibility."

    February 24, 2009

  • I despise this word

    February 24, 2009

  • one of the most lovely-sounding words in the english language

    February 24, 2009

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  • 10 months ago, on pop, thesaraheffect said
    "For some reason I'm the only one in my family who says "soda." How did that happen?

    Edit
    Oh I see! I was born in "pop" raised in "soda" (the only soda in Nebraska, by-the-by, and then moved back to "pop." "


    Thank you! That made my day! In the eastern part of the state, I always tried to say "soda pop," just in case.

    August 5, 2010

  • I played with your name. 

    October 5, 2009

  • Your comment on "head cheese" is just gonna have wordie vegans coming up with clever ways to entice you to become one of us. "One of us! One of us!"

    September 16, 2009

  • I made it to Veggie Tales! And discovered you don't eat dog food :-)

    March 6, 2009

  • whoops

    March 6, 2009

  • 3 of your 4 'also on' links end in 'user not found' pages, while your Blogger page is not viewable by the public.
    Welcome to Wordie.

    February 24, 2009