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  • Is a special milking stool needed?

    October 4, 2022

  • See dandelion child. See orchid child.

    September 23, 2022

  • A dandelion child (in Swedish: (makrosbarn) is hale and hearty no matter what is going on around her or how she is treated. She just bounces back. Contrast orchid child.

    September 23, 2022

  • See orchid child.

    September 23, 2022

  • An orchid child is a term used to describe a child who will do poorly or exceptionally well, depending on that child’s environment. The term, like an orchid (flower), requires special care, but under ideal circumstances, grows to become a thing of phenomenal beauty. The term originated in Swedish as orkidebarn.

    September 23, 2022

  • noun /i architecture: A raised ornament frequently having the form of a finial. It is generally used on the tops of the upright ends or elbows which terminate seats, etc., in Gothic churches.

    September 23, 2022

  • Thank you, tankhughes. And here I thought that perhaps it had something to do with poor table manners.

    September 23, 2022

  • "According to a 2004 article by the Baltimore Sun, "some of his fellow students opposed his selection describing him as 'an elbows-out competitor.'"

    I'm still not sure what elbows-out means.

    September 22, 2022

  • " The "thuttocks" are that nebulous, problematic area where upper thigh meets butt cheek."

    September 20, 2022

  • From the web: "Lacking the sexual charisma of its sister area, the underboob, the thuttocks should never under any circumstances be exposed to daylight."

    September 20, 2022

  • There isn't much info about this word. Origin? Use in a sentence...

    September 20, 2022

  • Sounds a bit like an insult. Lamellar face!

    September 20, 2022

  • In 2019, Rowe was excommunicated from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for publicly speaking out against the church, teaching false doctrine, and practicing priestcraft for content in her podcasts and website.

    September 18, 2022

  • On the morning of Aug. 30, a 13-year-old transgender boy was pulled out of class by his school's administrators, his mother says. While his classmates continued their studies, he sat in a conference room at a Texas middle school where a Department of Family and Protective Services investigator began asking personal questions, court records state.

    The reason: The state agency was probing his family following a February directive from Gov. Greg Abbott (R) to investigate the use of gender-affirming care in minors as child abuse, according to court documents.

    The nearly hour-long interview touched on a range of personal topics - from the teen's medical history to his gender dysphoria diagnosis to his suicide attempt years back, court records state. The interrogation left the boy - identified under the pseudonym Steve Koe - shaking and distressed, according to a signed declaration from his mother, named as Carol Koe.

    The document, obtained by The Washington Post, is part of a cache of supplemental evidence filed late Wednesday as part of an ongoing lawsuit by LGBTQ advocates seeking to block investigations into families providing gender-affirming care to their transgender children.

    September 14, 2022

  • ... Her PhD thesis was on intertextuality in Diana Wynne Jones, and she continues to read and write about children’s and young adult fantasy.


    I've read the definition. I just can't wrap my mind around what it means. Samples or a more detailed explanation would be appreciated.

    September 12, 2022

  • She served on the Chamber of Commerce's Visioneering Racial, Diversity, Opportunities, and Harmony Board.

    Sounds like a tall order. Plus, the name for this board doesn't roll off one's tongue well.

    August 20, 2022

  • The pronunciations below are different. Which pronunciation do you use?

    August 18, 2022

  • "...in an interview with The Times of London published last week, spoke about the job of intimacy coordinators, which have popped up on sets in the past few years to help actors navigate and feel safe while filming vulnerable scenes."

    August 11, 2022

  • Slavesploitation, a subgenre of blaxploitation in literature and film, flourished briefly in the late 1960s and 1970s. As its name suggests, the genre is characterized by sensationalistic depictions of slavery.

    August 8, 2022

  • An ethnic subgenre of the exploitation film that emerged in the United States during the early 1970s. The term, a portmanteau of the words "black" and "exploitation", was coined in August 1972 by Junius Griffin, then president of the Beverly Hills-Hollywood NAACP branch. He so named it because he claimed the genre was "proliferating offenses" to the black community in its perpetuation of stereotypical characters often involved in criminal activity.

    August 8, 2022

  • It's Charles Harrington Elster. He's wordnik's pronunciaton editor or orthoepist.

    August 7, 2022

  • I forgot the name of the guy who does pronunciations here, but he says it so fast that I can barely understand it. This word is a puzzler. Help.

    August 7, 2022

  • Someone who helps the terminally ill plan for their final days.

    --Certified end-of-life doula

    August 4, 2022

  • leaving the backdoor open

    August 4, 2022

  • friend + partner

    August 4, 2022

  • I've heard many people include the word "moist."

    August 4, 2022

  • Huh?

    August 4, 2022

  • A want of muscular strength...

    August 4, 2022

  • This is random word search gold.

    August 4, 2022

  • A random word search that landed on "mauve, lots of mauve" brought this list to my attention.

    August 4, 2022

  • Why was it unnecessary to guess who compiled this list? Bilby. What a no-brainer.

    August 4, 2022

  • I wish more wordnikkers would leave their lists open. I can't say all of my lists are open-- but the majority are. This is a community and it's nice to have input from others. Like ruzuzu.

    August 2, 2022

  • Still one of my favorite words...

    July 31, 2022

  • Even stallage is taxed. I like how the word can mean a location AND straw-mixed dung.

    July 31, 2022

  • ... a person who believes that God created the universe and then abandoned it.

    Who knew?

    July 23, 2022

  • I believe portraymentfan1 is having a private conversation with himself. He is accusing himself of being a liar, a cheat, and a no good scoundrel. He is also his own biggest fan. He feels persecuted by so-called reports. And dislikes lowercase. He seems to have issues with Scrabble.

    We all love words here, but portrayment is probably 2,190,613 on my list of favorite words.

    By the way, there are easier ways to get the attention of other wordnik users than to go off the deep end.

    July 15, 2022

  • Sugar-coating the evils of slavery with vague and meaningless words is a cowardly attempt to cleanse the repugnancy of slavery for young ears. Children need to hear what happened to generations of Black people-- including children their own age. The children of slavery weren't protected, yet we're afraid of telling the truth to children living today.

    July 3, 2022

  • Do you mean in terms of reviews, marketing...?

    July 1, 2022

  • A growler is a small iceberg that only has less than 3.3 feet of ice showing above the water, according to the National Snow & Ice Data Center.

    June 29, 2022

  • Is this a new thing or have I been clueless all along? I accidentally clicked on the big bold quindecennial and a male voice pronounced quindecennial. I'm assuming it's correct.

    June 23, 2022

  • A truck system includes one or both of the following practices under which truck wages are used to defraud and/or exploit workers.

    1) The truck wages are demonstrably of a lesser market value than the amount of money that would normally be paid for the same work.

    2) Truck systems limit employees' ability to choose how to spend their earnings. For example, credit or company scrip might be usable only for the purchase of goods at a monopolistic company-owned store, at which prices are set artificially high. As long as the company store is the only party able and willing to accept scrip for needed goods, there is no meaningful competition to lower prices. Hence, a truck system relies on a closed economic system in which employees are required to become subject to a retail monopoly in essential goods.

    June 19, 2022

  • Truck wages are wages paid not in conventional money but instead in the form of payment in kind (i.e. commodities, including goods and/or services); credit with retailers; or a money substitute, such as scrip, chits, vouchers or tokens. Truck wages are a characteristic of a truck system.

    "Truck", in this context, is a relatively archaic English word meaning "exchange" or "barter".

    June 19, 2022

  • https://nrich.maths.org/2478

    June 13, 2022

  • This would have been a good word for our wordie contest way back when.

    June 13, 2022

  • A flowery ornament. Like a garland, perhaps?

    June 13, 2022

  • I misread this as bememe.

    obsolete + modern

    be- meme

    June 10, 2022

  • flowers "strewn" on top of a coffin.

    June 10, 2022

  • It's happened to me as well... and on the same day.

    June 8, 2022

  • The problem is that the confused flour beetle is not confused at all. The confusion rests with non-flour beetles who get confused.

    June 8, 2022

  • I'll see your feather duster worm, bilby, and raise you my confused flour beetle...

    June 7, 2022

  • A person who hunts seals.

    A vessel engaged in the business of capturing seals.

    A tool used to seal something.

    A person who is employed to seal things.

    A coating designed to prevent excessive absorption of finish coats into pourous surfaces; a coating designed to prevent bleeding.

    Such diverse meanings!

    June 7, 2022

  • You, you... tambour-stitcher!

    June 7, 2022

  • "Mycologists, scientists who study fungi, have long assumed that many of these organisms don’t age. The clear exception is yeast, a single-cell fungus that does senesce and that researchers use as a model to study aging. But most multicellular fungi, the assumption goes, don’t senesce."

    June 7, 2022

  • "Lichens aren’t individuals but tiny ecosystems, composed of a main fungus, a group of algae and an assortment of smaller fungi and bacteria. To reproduce, they can either launch a single fungal spore that must then find new algae to join with, or they can send out fingerlike projections called isidia, which contain the whole lichen package and need only a nice rock to land on."

    June 7, 2022

  • ... as opposed to deflowered honey.

    May 28, 2022

  • "This powerful emmenagogue was a kind of unguent composed of several drugs, such as saffron, myrrh, etc., compounded with virgin honey."

    May 28, 2022

  • "Opal thought that her diamond necklace was worth a lot of money, but it turned out to be a fake worth buptkis."

    "Although she thought of herself as a strong math student, the naive student quickly realized she knew buptkis about geometry."

    May 28, 2022

  • "Young voices trembled in affright, people rushed about in haste, pellmell."

    May 28, 2022

  • "Concretize the popular opinion in a couple charged terms -- "magic man," "kingmaker" -- then throw in a condescending generalization -- "of course" -- as you negate their energy with a dismissal."

    May 28, 2022

  • "Canine transmissible venereal tumour (CTVT), also known as transmissible venereal tumour (TVT) or Sticker’s sarcoma, is a transmissible cancer that affects dogs. CTVT is spread by the transfer of living cancer cells between dogs, usually during mating. CTVT causes tumours which are usually associated with the external genitalia of both male and female dogs."

    May 28, 2022

  • "Tasmanian devils are affected by two independent transmissible cancers known as devil facial tumour 1 (DFT1) and devil facial tumour 2 (DFT2). Both cancers are spread by biting and cause the appearance of tumours on the face or inside the mouth of affected Tasmanian devils. The tumours often become very large and usually cause death of affected animals. DFT1 has spread widely around Tasmania and has caused declines in the Tasmanian devil population; DFT2, on the other hand, appears to be confined to a peninsula in south-east Tasmania. As a result of the impact of DFT1, Tasmanian devils are now considered endangered."

    May 28, 2022

  • "Some of Gifford’s former students say they saw a pattern of love-bombing before withholding. “She butters you up at the beginning and then later treats you badly,” observes Kristine Sabella, who spent more than six years at the conservatory, leaving in 2012. “You’re left trying to get that hit again.”

    May 28, 2022

  • I can't say that I've paid all that much attention to a beetle's brows.

    May 23, 2022

  • Some words just have to be favorited! floatage.

    May 5, 2022

  • "The housesparrow, Passer domesticus, a fringilline bird of Europe, which has been imported and naturalized in America, Australia, and other countries."

    May 5, 2022

  • How exactly do the 10,949 words in wordnik's reverse dictionary relate to memberment? This isn't the only word that warrants this question.

    May 5, 2022

  • Is rort a Tasmanian word?

    May 3, 2022

  • "The ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine is disrupting global supplies of one of the world's most vital minerals — the potassium-rich mineral salt potash, considered essential to America's economy and national security."

    — Keith Matheny, Detroit Free Press, 21 Apr. 2022

    May 2, 2022

  • "I'm awake now...god im so tired. I dreamed, drempt, had dreameded about speedrun and skydiving... hmm." --Twitter

    May 2, 2022

  • @yarb. How about pepperoni-flavored chips?

    May 2, 2022

  • “Skydiving is a very safe sport these days. Statistically, it’s more dangerous to get snacks out of a vending machine.”

    --https://www.guinnessworldrecords.com

    May 2, 2022

  • (zoology) Any sea snail in the family Tornidae.

    April 30, 2022

  • "the geology of Mayotte is virtually the same as the geology of the Comoros, the rest of the island chain which is independent of France. The island resulted from the rifting of Madagascar away from Africa as well as "hotspot" mantle plume activity, and is also impacted by seismicity and deformation associated with the East African Rift. However, because Mayotte is a part of France its geology is significantly more researched than that of other islands in the chain."

    April 30, 2022

  • Wačháŋtognaka | Nurture, 2019 by Dyani White Hawk, Indigenous artist (Sičáŋǧu Lakota), from the 'Takes Care of Them' series “Inspired by Plains style women’s dentalium dresses, the set speaks to the ways in which Native women collectively care for our communities"

    April 27, 2022

  • That's no way to spend my birthday, May 5.

    April 26, 2022

  • How could a cocoyam be new? Perhaps ripe or sprouting, but not NEW!!

    April 25, 2022

  • I like this word. Actually, it's the definition that I like.

    Settle down, bilby.

    April 25, 2022

  • Erin is a color that is halfway between green and spring green on the color wheel. It is named after Erin, a poetic name for Ireland.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erin_(color)

    I don't blame you for disliking this color, Erin. Where would you prefer to appear on the color wheel?

    April 11, 2022

  • In the biodemography of human longevity indicate a late-life mortality deceleration law: that death rates level off at advanced ages to a late-life mortality plateau. This implies that there is no fixed upper limit to human longevity, or fixed maximum human lifespan. Researchers in Denmark have found a way to determine when a deceased person was born using radiocarbon dating done on the lens of the eye.

    April 10, 2022

  • This isn't a phrase I use, but I've always heard it as "shiver me timbers."

    April 8, 2022

  • Automated teller machine machine

    April 6, 2022

  • Vehicle identification number number

    April 6, 2022

  • Personal identification number number

    April 6, 2022

  • Liquid crystal display display

    April 6, 2022

  • Human immunodeficiency virus virus

    April 6, 2022

  • "Taking the gut content of fish collected for scientific studies, and analysing what it consists of. One would think that this is a near perfect method, but there are problems here too. First of all, almost all collection is done in the dry season when the fish are easy to get - but this is also the season of less food available, so the gut content of the fish may well be more of "it's all they had" than "this is what I'd choose to eat" choices."


    April 4, 2022

  • I like TRASH and OUIJA.

    March 30, 2022

  • "Female lorises practice infant parking, leaving their infants behind in trees or bushes. Before they do this, they bathe their young with allergenic saliva that is acquired by licking patches on the insides of their elbows, which produce a mild toxin that discourages most predators."

    March 29, 2022

  • For the rest of his career (Albert Collins) played a "maple cap"–necked natural ash body Fender 1966 Custom Telecaster with a Gibson PAF humbucking pickup retrofitted into the neck position, which became the basis for a Fender Custom Artist signature model in 1990.

    March 29, 2022

  • I miss you too, yarb. I miss the spontaneity, the silliness, the nonsensicalness. I wonder where everyone ended up.

    --frogapplause (then) / vendingmachine (now)

    March 29, 2022

  • Missing mollusque and skipvia terribly.

    March 26, 2022

  • If you click one of the older posts, everything pops up.

    March 22, 2022

  • Remember this contest, guys?

    https://www.wordnik.com/lists/identify-the-wordie-2

    I can't even remember my word anymore

    frogaplause/vendingmachine

    March 17, 2022

  • I remember you well, rolig. So clever and kind.

    I was frogapplause on Wordie. The reason I had to change my user name to vendingmachine was complicated at the time. I had some stalkers and they were relentless in tracking me down. Such is the life when it becomes semi-public. (I'm still a cartoonist on the largest comics website in the world.)

    March 17, 2022

  • bilby was one of the major reasons why I joined wordie. He has an amazing sense of humor that drew me in instantly. yarb, reesetee, Prolagus, rolig, chained_bear, dontcry, gangerh, telofly, possibleunderscore, skipvia, frindley... there are others, I just can't remember their user names. Our beloved John was great fun, too. We were all reticent about the new owner of Wordie and, at first, hated the name Wordnik. Our concerns were unwarranted. Erin turned out to be a rock star and the name Wordnik is magnifico.

    March 16, 2022

  • For those not around when wordnik was wordie, every day was like this. I miss and xoxo all of my brilliantly creative wordies. --frogapplause (then) / vendingmachine (now)

    ruzuzu would have LOVED all the silly camaraderie back then.

    March 16, 2022

  • As are you, ruzuzu.

    March 15, 2022

  • See also nothingarianism and whataboutism.

    March 9, 2022

  • See draw-bowl.

    March 9, 2022

  • warty. Same as verrucous.

    March 9, 2022

  • There are many others, such as:

    Melon urchin (Echinus melo)

    Red pencil urchin (Heterocentrotus mammillatus)

    White sea urchin (Gracilechinus acutus)

    Snuff Box (Cidaris cidaris)

    Purple heart urchin (Spatangus purpureus)

    Red snuffbox (Stylocidaris affinis)

    Sea potato (Brissus unicolor)

    Purple sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)

    Gatherer urchin (Tripneustes gratilla)

    Variegated sea urchin (Lytechinus variegatus)

    Burrowing urchin (Echinometra mathaei)

    Kina (Evechinus chloroticus)

    Flower sand dollar (Encope emarginata)

    Sea cake (Arachnoides placenta)

    Red sea urchin (Asthenosoma marisrubri)

    March 7, 2022

  • Six-hole urchin (Leodia sexiesperforata).

    March 7, 2022

  • Five-hole sand dollar (Mellita quinquiesperforata).

    March 7, 2022

  • Pacific sand dollar sea urchin (Dendraster excentricus). Also known as the western sand dollar sea urchin.

    March 7, 2022

  • Black sea urchin (Diadema antillarum). Also known as the long-spined urchin.

    March 7, 2022

  • Green sea urchin (Psammechinus miliaris). Also known as the shore sea urchin.

    March 7, 2022

  • The large sea urchin (Echinus esculentus). Also knows as the European edible hedgehog.

    March 7, 2022

  • Common sea urchin (aracentrotus lividus). Also known as the sea chestnut.

    March 7, 2022

  • Western horsemen's dusters figured little in Western films until Sergio Leone re-introduced them in his movies The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966) and Once Upon a Time in the West (1968). The latter played for many months in Paris and was in part credited with a revival of the duster in men's fashions in that city. Similarly, in the film genre of heroic bloodshed, primarily through Chow Yun Fat and John Woo, the hero is often seen wearing a duster. That is also true of the fictional anti-hero Omar Little, who wears dusters both as outerwear and as a silk sleepwear coverup in the HBO series, The Wire.

    Dusters gained renewed popularity in the late 20th century and are now a standard item of Western wear. The Tenth Doctor played by David Tennant wore a cinnamon brown duster coat on Doctor Who. Van Pelt, the main enemy on Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle wore a dark brown duster coat. Harry Dresden from Jim Butcher's Dresden Files wears a duster, as well as other cowboy-like attire.

    In modern times, leather dusters are worn by motorcyclists to prevent road rash.

    March 5, 2022

  • Where is the list to report words that don't match their definition?

    March 4, 2022

  • a phalerist / falerist is one who studies and collects badges, pins, medals and other military and civilian awards.

    March 4, 2022

  • a phalerist / falerist is one who studies and collects badges, pins, medals and other military and civilian awards.

    March 4, 2022

  • See phaleristics. I can't believe that this word and its alternative spelling aren't on any lists, have no comments... not even WOTD.


    March 4, 2022

  • Phaleristics, from the Greek mythological hero Phalerus, via the Latin phalera ('heroics'), sometimes spelled faleristics, is an auxiliary science of history and numismatics which studies orders, fraternities, and award items, such as medals, ribbons, and other decorations, including military awards.


    March 4, 2022

  • Which is the default... editable by anyone or just me?

    I rarely choose just me because I enjoy sharing and want contributions from other members.

    February 25, 2022

  • Still trying to find out which decade(s) this phrase was hip.

    https://lamefrogapplause.blogspot.com/2022/02/the-eels-eyebrows.html

    See also "the bilby's bunghole".

    February 24, 2022

  • A muscid fly, Pollenia rudis, which enters houses in the autumn and clusters, in a sluggish way, on windows and walls.

    Calling this fly sluggish is just plain mean.

    February 18, 2022

  • As painful as this misspelling is, more people can't spell Missouri (or pronounce it).

    The most irritating pronunciations are Miz-er-ee (misery, as a joke) and the worst: (Miz-ur-uh). Natives can get away with saying Miz-ur-uh, but non-natives just sound ridiculous.

    February 16, 2022

  • These "exaggeration" postcards were photographed by multiple photographers. I wonder why vegetables and insects were portrayed this way. Perhaps it was to make bordering states (ie. Missouri) seem agriculturally inferior!

    Nebraska is a beautiful state, btw. I resent the denizens of other states who continue to denigrate our part of the world, particularly when they have never traveled here. You couldn't pay me to live in New York.

    February 15, 2022

  • "During the worst throes of the COVID-19 pandemic, very few people could travel. Meanwhile, both 2021 and 2022 were predicted to be the years of “revenge travel” where people would do a great deal more. Or at least plan more."

    February 15, 2022

  • Dang, ruzuzu. I had no idea my geographical neighbor grew things so big.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/8623220@N02/51286151680

    February 15, 2022

  • Once you corny to me, you on the cob forever.--Twitter

    February 15, 2022

  • Slap your own butt in Morse Code.

    - .... . / ... .-.. .- .--. / -... ..- - - ...

    (The Slap Butts)

    February 15, 2022

  • I did not say this is a stulty word! Anyone claiming otherwise is a stulty liar.

    February 14, 2022

  • Sausage chaos precedes a sausage catastrophe.

    February 11, 2022

  • Thank you for pointing out my error. I rarely create lists for me ONLY. It's the collaborative aspect of Wordnik that makes it fun!

    February 3, 2022

  • Also a work in progress. Grateful for any contributions.

    February 2, 2022

  • Ruzuzu, kindly add any Nebraska (or other) place names. This is still a work in progress. Much thanks.

    February 2, 2022

  • blackbuck, blackboard, blackball, blackamoor, blackcurrent, black heart, blackleg, blackthorn, blacktop, black-tailed deer, blackfin, blackgame, blackface, blackguard, blackhaw, blacklead, blackstrap molasses, blackstrap wine, blackstrap oil, blackwood, blackwash

    January 31, 2022

  • A barn name, is a nickname. The registered name is the actual name, and the show name is a fancy name for your horse. Example: Talk to me Lisa is the show (actual) name while "Lisa" is the barn name.

    January 31, 2022

  • hooky player? Sounds silly.

    January 29, 2022

  • In Japan, a similar common expression is "the nail that sticks up gets hammered down"

    January 27, 2022

  • Going after successful people sells papers.

    January 27, 2022

  • Crab mentality, also known as crab theory, crabs in a bucket (also barrel, basket, or pot) mentality, or the crab-bucket effect, is a way of thinking best described by the phrase "if I can't have it, neither can you, The metaphor is derived from a pattern of behavior noted in crabs when they are trapped in a bucket. While any one crab could easily escape, its efforts will be undermined by others, ensuring the group's collective demise. As such, the crab mentality shares some features in common with a similar phenomenon of human behavior called tall poppy syndrome.

    January 27, 2022

  • "An Entertainment Weekly article from May 1992 described her as "one of the most sought after doctors in town." When asked if she was still working as a script doctor in December 2008, she said: "I haven't done it for a few years. I did it for many years, and then younger people came to do it and I started to do new things. It was a long, very lucrative episode of my life. But it's complicated to do that. Now it's all changed, actually. Now in order to get a rewrite job, you have to submit your notes for your ideas on how to fix the script. So they can get all the notes from all the different writers, keep the notes and not hire you. That's free work and that's what I always call life-wasting events."--Carrie Fisher

    January 24, 2022

  • A script doctor is a writer or playwright hired by a film, television, or theatre production to rewrite an existing script or polish specific aspects of it, including structure, characterization, dialogue, pacing, themes, and other elements.

    January 24, 2022

  • I didn't know it was possible to soil words on Wordnik. Am I the first to do so? I feel honored.

    January 23, 2022

  • @tankhughes. Love learning new terms.

    January 22, 2022

  • Is allspice related to somespice and nospice?

    January 21, 2022

  • A coopers' tool for smoothing work, as the inside of a cask.

    January 21, 2022

  • The narghile is a water-pipe upon the plan of the hookah, but more gracefully fashioned; the smoke is drawn by a very long flexible tube, that winds its snake-like way from the vase to the lips of the beatified smoker.

    January 21, 2022

  • Lamarckism, the inheritance of acquired characteristics) or inadequate (such as saltationism, change by sudden jumps)

    January 21, 2022

  • Lamarckism, also known as Lamarckian inheritance or neo-Lamarckism, is the notion that an organism can pass on to its offspring physical characteristics that the parent organism acquired through use or disuse during its lifetime. It is also called the inheritance of acquired characteristics or more recently soft inheritance.

    January 21, 2022

  • Lamarck's system of conchology


    When clicked, the link above goes to 404.

    January 21, 2022

  • Scottish for stingy, ungenerous (unkind or unfair) or meager.

    January 20, 2022

  • Cybernetic Serendipity was an exhibition of cybernetic art curated by Jasia Reichardt, shown at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, England, from 2 August to 20 October 1968, and then toured across the United States. Two stops in the United States were the Corcoran Annex (Corcoran Gallery of Art), Washington, D.C., from 16 July to 31 August 1969, and the newly opened Exploratorium in San Francisco, from 1 November to 18 December 1969.--Wikipedia

    January 20, 2022

  • Sure, ruzuzu. Knock yourself out!

    January 20, 2022

  • : toward a hive

    bees flying hiveward in a straight line

    January 20, 2022

  • Telehack is a virtual museum that allows one to see what the Internet was like in the 1980s, when young hackers were browsing through different bulletin board systems and shell accounts.

    January 20, 2022

  • The formation of twig-like parts instead of true leaves.

    January 20, 2022

  • I don't need no weasand, you wascally wabbit.

    January 20, 2022

  • Why does this sound like a derogatory word? You, you... sinker-wheel!

    January 20, 2022

  • natural language processing (NLP). NLP is a branch in the field of artificial intelligence that aims to make sense of everyday (thus natural) human languages. Numerous applications of NLP have been around for quite a while now, from text auto completion and chatbots to voice assistants and spot-on music recommendation.

    January 20, 2022

  • I initially read this word as re-sister? Like become a sister or a nun again.

    January 18, 2022

  • The peculiar arrangement exhibited by red blood-corpuscles when they unite to form columns like stacked-up coins.

    (All the definitions make the comparison to stacked-up coins. Hmm.)

    January 18, 2022

  • A nice, functional word.

    January 14, 2022

  • I need to know. No, I must know!

    What are the 179 characteristics of a goat?

    "From The Century Dictionary.

    Pertaining to or having the 179 characteristics of a goat; like a goat; goatish; especially, having a rank smell like that of a goat."

    January 12, 2022

  • In her own life and work, due to the demonisation of activists’ sectors which have weaponised intersectionality theory, Smiley has been constructed as yet another savage, subhuman, and disposable Indigenous woman. In the attempts to assassinate the character of an up-and-coming scholar who has dedicated her life to ending male violence, and whose sole wrongdoing was veering from the patriarchal and colonial scripts assigned to her, the misogynist trope of the aggressive woman of colour becomes reified by those who claim to promote anticolonial and antiracist politics. Who benefits from putting an outspoken Indigenous feminist “back in her place” and reinforcing colonial stereotypes? --Cherry Smiley

    December 26, 2021

  • Constructed as “squaws,” Indigenous women and girls are seen as savage, subhuman and disposable. They are depicted as women and girls who always want sex and are sexually available to men at all times. Despite their over-representation in street prostitution, Indigenous women occupy marginal positions in sexual exploitation discourse. This research posits the sexual exploitation of Indigenous women and girls as a site to understanding expressions of colonial male violence and their impacts on Indigenous women and girls.--Cherry Smiley

    December 26, 2021

  • Biological sex is not a social construct. Women’s sex-based oppression is real. Housing people with male genitalia in spaces with victims of male sexual violence can be harrowing to women inmates. Mental illnesses like autogynephilia and other dysphorias can cause dangerous, irrevocable damage. And gender theorists are erasing women, much like patriarchy does.--Vaishnavi Sundar

    December 26, 2021

  • Sir Keir Starmer, wrote this when she analysed why your party lost. “Red Wallers”, she said, “feel they have little in common with the young quinoa-eating graduate city-dwelling socially liberal remainers and Labour voters who they believe do not put Britain first and judge people like them harshly and unfairly for their views”. And I put it to you that those people believe that women are people who have vaginas not people who are described as ‘bodies with vaginas‘. And that the Labour Party needs to be clear about this. --Women's Place UK

    December 26, 2021

  • Gender Identity Activists believe you should declare your preferred pronouns, for instance, in your email signature or when you meet a colleague for the first time to avoid "misgendering people" and thus to show how kind, respectful, and inclusive you are. They argue that by taking (what appears to be) a simple and painless action, you can demonstrate that you are an ally to trans and non-binary people and normalise discussions related to gender identity. --J. Stein

    December 26, 2021

  • Womb rental is legal in Greece and as such ‘Greece is home to about 60 assisted reproduction centers, a considerable figure given it has a population of less than 11 million’.

    December 26, 2021

  • It is clear from global trends that commercial surrogacy targets the poorest women to exploit. Since the economic depression of 2008 criminal gangs have turned to women as a resource in Greece. In September 2019 ‘news broke of the dismantling of an organised crime group involved in illegal adoptions, egg-selling and commercial surrogacy in Thessaloniki, Greece. An eight-month-long secret investigation by Greek law enforcement authorities, supported by Interpol, led to the arrest of 22 people suspected of engaging in a criminal network of assisted reproduction’.

    December 26, 2021

  • As Lauren Hamstead has outlined the ‘language that has developed to describe surrogacy is highly prejudicial, it is deployed to hide some relationships within the transaction and emphasise others. ‘Surrogate mother’ would highlight the maternal relationship and so is often shortened to ‘surrogate’, alternatively ‘gestational carrier’, ‘carrier’ or ‘host’ are used. This has the effect of dehumanising the woman who is pregnant and casting her as an incubator’.

    December 26, 2021

  • Learned a (shocking) piece of terminology this week 'EMI'. Even my dad's consultant had to ask someone what it stood for: 'Elderly Mentally Infirm'. So we're now on the hunt for a 'EMI bed'. Social care never fails to shock me. It's in another century (the last but one). --Neil Crowther, Twitter

    December 26, 2021

  • بَرف (barf... Persian)

    snowberry

    snowball

    snowbird

    snowblower

    snowboard

    snow boots

    snowbrush

    snowbush

    snowdrop

    snowflick

    snowmold

    snowsuit

    December 19, 2021

  • Not long ago, my aviary was struck by a mass death event. I lost 50 birds in one day. I have 19 left. It was heartbreaking to have to bury them all at once. I buried them deep because I was afraid some raccoon or other scavenger would dig them up and have them spread all across the yard.--vendingmachine/frogapplause

    December 11, 2021

  • Interesting, but when I typed thingamajig into one of those online language detectors/translators, it identified Javanese as the probable language of origin.

    December 2, 2021

  • Calling someone a blastopore lacks the punchy outrage as, say, asshole.

    November 13, 2021

  • All human beings start out as tiny anuses. In the first few weeks after fertilization, we're nothing more than a small group of cells called a blastula. This blastula bursts open from the inside out, making a little bitty opening.

    This opening is called a blastopore, and it is the first of our proto-organs to begin forming. 

    A blastopore is essentially a miniscule anus.

    November 13, 2021

  • It prefers to be loved.

    November 9, 2021

  • Geese fly in a V formation. That's what's up, yo.

    November 9, 2021

  • ...Geoff whanged that welly into the next parish.

    I like the sound of it, yarb. Then again, you've always had a way with words, even welly ones.

    November 7, 2021

  • What's a Wellington boot and what's the point of throwing one?

    November 4, 2021

  • cuckoo-spit; herb froth

    November 4, 2021

  • Anyone caught saying this word near water (and being serious), should be drowned. Dumb word.

    November 1, 2021

  • Huh? The hat is wide awake or the person wearing it is? Words can be so confusing.

    October 31, 2021

  • The digested residue of a herbivore excreted as a flat piece of dung

    That's a nice way to describe a pile of shit.

    October 30, 2021

  • It was a very tall tree, so tall that it took years before I hit the ground.

    October 30, 2021

  • Leave it to reesetee to have such an amazing list. --frogapplause/vendingmachine

    October 28, 2021

  • legacy-hunting doesn't seem to provide enough. reesetee's post makes more sense: seeking inheritances by indue means... by clergy? Hm.

    October 28, 2021

  • euDEMONize

    To consider or esteem happy... (all i could see is the word demon inside.)

    October 28, 2021

  • Brasenia schreberi (a.k.a. snot bonnet or watershield), cattails, sawgrass, coneflower...

    October 27, 2021

  • Thank you, ry.

    October 27, 2021

  • noun The science that deals with the interaction or interconversion of magnetic and acoustic phenomena.

    October 27, 2021

  • A foster child.

    October 27, 2021

  • American musteline mammal typically ejecting an intensely malodorous fluid when startled; in some classifications put in a separate subfamily Mephitinae.

    Synonyms: polecat, skunk

    October 27, 2021

  • Cat girls...

    October 27, 2021

  • Yes, I did fall out of a crybaby tree. It really hurt, too. Good thing I landed on your big, soft ears. They helped to break my fall.

    October 27, 2021

  • The art or act of painting.

    October 27, 2021

  • I knew a woman who had this word as her family name.

    A blade or wheel attached to the beam of a plow that makes vertical cuts in the soil in advance of the plowshare.

    October 27, 2021

  • What did you just call me? A pedissequant? Well, you're a..a...{crickets).

    October 26, 2021

  • See gaff or gaffhook.

    October 26, 2021

  • See mackerel-gaff

    October 26, 2021

  • DarkSide is a relative newcomer to the ransomware scene, what Ms. Neuberger called “a criminal actor” that hires out its services to the highest bidder, then shares “the proceeds with ransomware developers.” It is essentially a business model in which some of the ill-gotten gains are poured into research and development on more effective forms of ransomware.

    October 24, 2021

  • But this case was different: a criminal actor who, in trying to extort money from a company, ended up bringing down the system. One senior Biden administration official called it “the ultimate blended threat” because it was a criminal act, the kind the United States would normally respond to with arrests or indictments, that resulted in a major threat to the nation’s energy supply chain.

    October 24, 2021

  • During the Trump administration, the Department of Homeland Security issued warnings about Russian malware in the American power grid, and the United States mounted a not-so-secret effort to put malware in the Russian grid as a warning.

    October 24, 2021

  • To many officials who have struggled for years to protect the United States’ critical infrastructure from cyberattacks, the only surprise about the events of the past few days is that they took so long to happen. When Leon E. Panetta was defense secretary under President Barack Obama, Mr. Panetta warned of a “cyber Pearl Harbor” that could shut off power and fuel, a phrase often used in an effort to get Congress or corporations to spend more on cyberdefense.

    October 24, 2021

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  • Oh, I'm so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family.

    August 25, 2021

  • Hi , I hope you get through this. Take care.

    August 24, 2021

  • Big hugs from me, too. So very sorry for your loss.

    August 24, 2021

  • So sorry to hear about your mother. *big hugs*

    August 24, 2021

  • Congrats, T., on FA success!! :)

    October 1, 2020

  • Oh! Are the vending machines running?

    *waits two seconds, then shouts*

    Then we'd better go catch them!!!

    *wanders off to the Prince Albert page*

    March 17, 2020

  • Can you catch coronavirus from vending machines?

    March 17, 2020

  • Your list of lists is peauetrie

    February 2, 2018

  • So sorry -- had to delete last comment as it was breaking the community page after I deleted the spammy comment. :-(

    March 19, 2015

  • Consider your scopes affected. De nada. As long as I was at it I effected 'em too!

    March 19, 2015

  • Nice detective work on 'on fleek'.

    March 7, 2015

  • Hey, hey! Checking in. Good to see 'zu get what's coming to her! :) I only occasionally visit these days. I'll try to bring it more into my crosscheck. Toodles for now.

    February 23, 2015

  • *press*

    Ooh! Another delicious food pellet!

    You're the bestest vending machine ever, vendingmachine!

    February 22, 2015

  • LDC - Liberal Democrat Conservative

    A blend of all 3 major political parties in Canada.

    February 21, 2015

  • LDC - longform digital crepuscule

    February 21, 2015

  • Ooh! A delicious food pellet! And two cents!!!

    February 12, 2015

  • I wonder what would happen if I were to press the "Save" button below this comment box.

    February 12, 2015

  • Ooh! Look! Delicious food pellets. Looks like you're my new bff, vendingmachine.

    February 11, 2015

  • I'm sure ruzuzu will be along any minute looking for food pellets.

    February 11, 2015

  • Do you have anything for two cents?

    February 11, 2015

  • You know, you're still my favourite vending machine.

    February 11, 2015

  • What's in the vending machine? The usual bile, or can we now get canned vitriol for a dollar?

    February 10, 2015