yarb commented on the list days-of-the-week
December 6, 2014
yarb commented on the list dickens-our-mutual-friend
What a lovely list. And Dickens's best novel (that I've read).
yarb commented on the word simiesque
"Fyne made an extraordinary simiesque grimace."Conrad, Chance, 1913
November 25, 2014
yarb commented on the list lost-for-word
This list shows how adept we are at describing things despite not having words for them.
November 8, 2014
yarb commented on the user bilby
Are you in Bogota? I was just there! Ships passing in the cliché.
yarb commented on the word flesh-brush
Dear Santa, this year I want a flesh-brush, some pricey booze and a labrador called Misha. Season's greetings, Yarb.
November 1, 2014
I must say I like the idea of this "flesh-brush". I might ask for one for Christmas.
yarb commented on the list any-words-list-its-open
This is a brilliant list. Are you still there, alincarman? How you doin'?!!
yarb commented on the word jugum penis
So whence "jugum"?
October 31, 2014
yarb commented on the word coarse toilet gloves
Don't you mean coarse toilet gloves?
Sensible? Hmm, probably not. Sorry.Senseational? Even worse.Sense-ient?Argh.How about "someone who has no sensory disabilities"?
yarb commented on the word beer snake
Beer Snake at Headingly.Tantalisingly we don't see the epochal meeting of the beer snakes.
yarb commented on the list shahrestani
Whereas you are a lady or gentleman of the first order...
October 18, 2014
yarb commented on the word thoe
Or thoe you thay!
yarb commented on the word gleaning bell
October 10, 2014
yarb commented on the word Feance
I'm pretty sure Feance is a specific kind of excrement.
yarb commented on the word Triple Crown
Yeah but you have to ride full Grouse, up the logging road. Just riding on the tarmac to the bottom of the grind is like 2 1/4 crown.
yarb commented on the word paleo-ethnologist
Telofy - name a random occupation.
yarb commented on the word enjambment
I don't think it is accepted, ladybv. Everyone I know still pronounces it Frenchly.
yarb commented on the word oratorical cheesemonger
"A vendor of old-clothes, in the act of hanging out a pair of long hose, had distractedly hung them round his neck in his eagerness to join the nearest group; an oratorical cheesemonger, with a piece of cheese in one hand and a knife in the other, was incautiously making notes of his emphatic pauses on that excellent specimen of marzolino; and elderly market-women, with their egg-baskets in a dangerously oblique position, contributed a wailing fugue of invocation."- Eliot, Romola
October 9, 2014
yarb commented on the word jubble
This may be a coinage based on the aforesaid "lovely jubbly". This is in widespread usage to mean "that's good", "good-oh", in a slightly ironic way. But the sound puts one in mind of jelly, and trouble, and belly, and bubble, hence perhaps, the usage. While I agree that the citation is pretty outré, so must many citations be, and this one made perfect intuitive sense to me. I don't mean to diminish HH's nautical proposal, but I struggle to see how it reaches us across such a void.
September 26, 2014
yarb commented on the list ends-in-a-silent-b
I certainly agree about the knowledge of the spelling affecting how I believe I pronounce them. I think that's probably right and after much practicing, I can't say there is any real distinction.But clothes and close, are you serious?! My tongue is very firmly between my front teeth when I say the former - where's yours?!
July 1, 2014
I'm a big fan of the archaic past tense of climb, clomb.Generally, though, I find it quite odd to think of most of these words as having silent final b's. Some of them - comb, tomb, succumb, bomb I am pretty sure I pronounce, if ever so slightly. Others like limb and jamb I don't think are audible but they're very much in my mind when I say the words. For me the real stand-out here is womb, which really does sound (and present itself) to me like "woom", no b to be seen.
yarb commented on the word spice-balls
See CD def. for urd.
yarb commented on the word urd
I love the CD's characteristically laconic "same as mash" and freaky "spice-balls".
yarb commented on the word trank
I want to make glove, but baby I trank too much.
yarb commented on the word armamentarium
But armory has come to refer also to the broader range of weapons or devices at one's disposal, I think. For example, a physician's armory might include fresh air, a week at Bath, laying off the booze and sausages, or reading more or less Poe. But the armamentarium would solely be the drugs.
June 22, 2014
yarb commented on the list the-different-kinds-of-kings
Do you like Dorking?
yarb commented on the word pronghorn
Bilby you put the rongh in porn.
yarb commented on the word doubling
I also like the "both not wearing helmets". As if the child bears some of the responsibility...
June 15, 2014
I think this might be an example of the linguistic fecundity of the Police Mind!
yarb commented on the word perspex
This week I learnt that this word isn't generally known/used in the U.S.I guess they just say "plastic" instead?
yarb commented on the user mikejhelms
Mike, thanks for bringing it up. This is what wordnik is all about.
yarb commented on the word hoochie coochie
There is an oyster called the kusshi. It's known for its seductive dancing in your belly.
yarb commented on the word turnip
I don't understand why a vegetable as hypnotic, as vibrant as the turnip has come to refer to a dull person.
yarb commented on the word clipnosis
I try this with my cats occasionally, but they just think I'm sadistically pinching their necks.
Basically, Holmes is sarcastically mocking Watson for not profiting by his (Watson's) amicable nature.
June 13, 2014
I'm sure "lark" here is closely related to "lark" as in pastime or diversion. It's a way of making something out to be un-serious, sort of a folly.
Perhaps as a Brit I could just step in here. "Not much cop" is a colloquialism meaning "not up to much", "not great". It is a frozen idiom; you can't say "much cop" or "pretty cop", only "not much cop".Describing something as a lark, in the way that Sherlock does, is a mark of sarcasm. So Sherlock is saying that Watson's "caring" is basically a waste of time, a foolish thing. Again, this only works in context. "This x lark" is the construction, and it serves a healthy measure of disrespect to x. E.g. "so, yarb, this Wordnik lark, enjoying it, are you?"
yarb commented on the word bubble
"I gave him the money, and professed myself so well convinced of his sincerity, that he had no occasion to put it to such extraordinary proofs for the future. "I thought," said he, "to have asked five pieces more, but hearing you were bubbled of eighteen last night, I presumed you might be out of cash, and resolved to model my demand accordingly." I could not help admiring the cavalier behaviour of this spark, of whom I desired to know his reason for saying I was bubbled."- Smollett, Roderick Random, 1748
June 4, 2014
yarb commented on the list things-that-freak-me-out--plants
I will try and take photos but I don't know if they'll let me.
May 31, 2014
We've had an unwontedly wet couple of weeks here, and all along the usually dry canal bed, these barbarous matt-green fernlike things have sprung up, some taller than a small person. Terrifying! Sorry I don't know what they're called.
yarb commented on the list four-letter-colors
I love four letter words - and I mean that quite sincerely.
May 29, 2014
yarb commented on the word spatterdash
"...I was, by hunger and hard duty, brought down to the meagre condition of my fellow-soldiers, and my linen reduced from three tolerable shirts to two pair of sleeves and necks, the bodies having been long ago converted into spatterdaches..."- Smollett, Roderick Random, 1748
May 28, 2014
yarb commented on the word bumbo
"...he held up his hands, assured me he could do me no service, wished I might not be in a state of reprobation, and returned to his messmates, who were making merry in the ward-room, round a table well stored with bumbo and wine."- Smollett, Roderick Random, 1748
May 27, 2014
yarb commented on the word coehorn
"That we might do the Spaniards as much honour as possible, it was determined, in a council of war, that five of our largest ships should attack the fort on one side, while the battery, strengthened by two mortars and twenty-four cohorns, should ply it on the other."- Smollett, Roderick Random, 1748
yarb commented on the word ipecac
See also the immortal syrup of ipecac.
May 25, 2014
yarb commented on the word couteau
"...when they pretended to fasten him on his back he grew outrageous, and drawing a large couteau from his side-pocket, threatened to rip up the belly of the first man that should approach him..."- Smollett, Roderick Random, 1748
May 23, 2014
yarb commented on the word banyan day
May 22, 2014
yarb commented on the word alforja
"The apothecary ... was a little old withered man, with a forehead about an inch high, a nose turned up at the end, large cheek-bones that helped to form a pit for his little gray eyes, a great bag of loose skin hanging down on each side in wrinkles, like the alforjas of a baboon, and a mouth so much accustomed to that contraction which produces grinning, that he could not pronounce a syllable without discovering the remains of his teeth, which consisted of four yellow fangs, not improperly, by anatomists, called canine."- Smollett, Roderick Random, 1748
May 21, 2014
yarb commented on the word snack
"We went down stairs, and conferred together on our expectations, when I understood that each of them had been recommended to one or other of the commissioners, and each of them promised the first vacancy that should fall; but that none of them relied solely upon that interest, without a present to the secretary, with whom some of the commissioners went snacks."- Smollett, Roderick Random, 1748Thank you Cent. Dict. and Ruzuzu for helping me with this one!
yarb commented on the word big money
"I assured him no part of this extraordinary expense should fall upon his shoulders; at which declaration he was affronted, and told me he would have me to know that, although he was a poor barber's boy, yet he had a soul to spend big money with the best squire of the land."- Smollett, Roderick Random, 1748
May 19, 2014
yarb commented on the word syneisaktism
Brilliant! Thanks ritw.
April 20, 2014
yarb commented on the word manic pixie dream girl
An Accountant Helps a Manic Pixie Dream Girl with her Taxes.- McSweeney's, 15/4/14
April 15, 2014
yarb commented on the word veronica
Not sure why but I always assumed gangerh to be a Yorkshire lad.
April 14, 2014
yarb commented on the list bobs-burgers
Sadly, I know nothing of BB. My love of the list springs wholly from its awombatism and the general funcussion it provoked in me.
April 11, 2014
One of my favourite lists.
yarb commented on the word vice admiral of the narrow seas
"So to the Salutacion tavern, where Mr. Alcock and many of the town came and entertained us with wine and oysters and other things, and hither come Sir John Minnes to us, who is come to-day to see “the Henery,” in which he intends to ride as Vice-Admiral in the narrow seas all this summer."- Pepys, 10th of April 1661
yarb commented on the word lawn bubble
I'm forever mowing bubbles...
yarb commented on the word taramosalata
Surely taramasalata, all the a's?
April 1, 2014
yarb commented on the list agentive-clothing
winckle?? Sorry! Please delete!
yarb commented on the list things-that-freak-me-out--animals
March 28, 2014
yarb commented on the word muculent
March 26, 2014
I've never had it pickled but I've had it grilled and quite enjoyed it. I had fried pickles for the first time the other day.
yarb commented on the list air-raid-precautions-1939-1945
That's good, but I prefer the sinister vagueness of rubber clothing.
yarb commented on the word Cupertinian
The scientific model holding that the earth revolves around a colossal holographic bust of Steve jobs.
And I end up back with Ruzuzu and her okra. See autophage.
I think rubber clothing is my favourite.
yarb commented on the word muesli
Does anyone else think this word is kind of muculent? For a long while I didn't eat muesli, I think because of the slimy way it sounded.
yarb commented on the word autophage
You mean like, "I'm a muco-lactic cannibal - I eat snot and breastmilk, but not my own, and I don't do flaky skin-parts"?
yarb commented on the word bogie
UK equivalent of booger.
I think I'd need more than one suck to completely evacuate one of my kids' nostrils when they're snotting full-on.
yarb commented on the user yarb
I think that might not be too harsh, mads.Zuzu, not all eds are fascists - only the majority - but it would still be a funny joke. He did write quite a lot of the later cantos while he was locked up (in a psychiatric ward, I think) but I'm only 1/3 of the way through. Now distracted by the complete Calvin & Hobbes which my son recommended.
He's certainly a strong presence in his own work, completely unlike Joyce and much more directly than Eliot, but more than that, he's a prickly presence... I think he challenges the reader very directly, polemically. In a work as long and (at times) claustrophobic as the Cantos it's like being locked in the basement with that nutty throwback.
March 25, 2014
yarb commented on the list lies--1
If you have to pretend that a work is fiction, doesn't that imply that you believe it to be real? I'm not sure that kind of self-deception is possible, or at least it must be very difficult (assuming by "real" Eggers means something like "describing events that actually happened"). For an author of course it's completely different.
Joyce is a different animal, I don't think he ought to be in that famous triumvirate... Obviously Eliot and £ are very close to each other but £ is like Eliot's misbegotten, basement-confined progeny... undecorous, malformed, deranged. I like the Homeric strand of the Cantos and one or two other things but the stuff on monetary policy and the early politics of the USA is awful. And I've never liked troubadours, Chanson de Roland and all that, either.
The Can't-os... I think Flann O'Brien was right:
My grasp of what he wrote and meantwas only 5 or 6 %.The rest was only words and sound -my reference is to Ezra £.
Really I ought to re-read Rabelais first. I read a bit about the "carnivalesque" at uni but that was before I read Rab. Perhaps I'll make that my reward when I eventually finish the Pound-cake I've been trying to digest for some months now.
yarb commented on the word skive
Sensuous, passionate glove-making I presume?
Pretty sure I did at uni... but it would have been a rather superficial reading. Recommend me a volume!
To pull a sickie is just one way of skiving. One would be equally skiving by spending excessive time in the local pie shop or discussing the meaning of words like this on the internet.All those other definitions about paring and iron laps seem pretty obscure to me.
yarb commented on the word immerde
See also bemute.
yarb commented on the word fine words butter no parsnips
Unless the words are "dearest, kindly butter these parsnips".
March 24, 2014
yarb commented on the word sagittipotent
The mouthfeel is really in the tongue-tapping ts and the p and the n. The sag doesn't contribute. And for sure you have to pronounce it the second way. I wonder if there's an IPA keyboard pack you can download?
yarb commented on the word frounce
Save the last flounce for me!
Groovy mouthfeel here.
Why have a specific word for anything? Why not just grunt and point?
yarb commented on the word hemicorporectomy
You could also look at it as removing the upper half...
yarb commented on the list the-life-of-madmouth
Could you rephrase that comment as a list please? I only read list now.
yarb commented on the list burroughs
If I found out it was Edgar Rice it would make my day.Actually, reading, it could be! But paradigm, no way.
yarb commented on the word East Fife four, Forfar, five
<a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-23447439">Hypothetical football score.
yarb commented on the word five-day forecast
East Fife four, Forfar, five.
yarb commented on the list polychronic-liquidators--cyf
Gorgeous list. Sorry for vomiting on it.
If tofu comes into contact with spam, they mutually regurgitate.
yarb commented on the word hote
Hoters gonna hote.
yarb commented on the word moss piglet
Just added this to as many of my lists as logically possible.
yarb commented on the word jean dimmock
When you read a list like this, it seems like prose - even good prose - is just a list with a lot of unnecessary words in it.
yarb commented on the list strangely-exigent-phrases
March 12, 2014
yarb commented on the list gut--1
And surely you wouldn't disbar yoghurt just because it doesn't technically end with -gut??
What about the Canadian beat combo Gorguts?
what about guttersnipes &c?
March 11, 2014
yarb commented on the list its-like-1997-all-over-again
yarb commented on the list everyones-a-critic
I read Ulysses before Portrait and Dubliners, and it's so different from them I'm not sure how necessary they are. Personally I like an edition with copious endnotes but they're not essential either. Once I read it parallel with the Odyssey which was great fun (though you have to monkey with the order of the books/chapters to make it fit). It's really not that "difficult" a novel. I'm reading "The Recognitions" at the moment which is more difficult than Ulysses.
yarb commented on the word toady
*holds lighter in air*
yarb commented on the list quaintnesses
yarb commented on the list the-goldfinch
I finally got around to reading The Secret History, so I'll probably get to The Goldfinch in 2035.
yarb commented on the list ute
It's Swiss, according to the cite provided by bilby. So I'm thinking of something like a row of hobbit holes, in an alp, with optional raclette.
yarb commented on the list a-dram-too-many
It's not just a concept, madders! It's a thing!
March 2, 2014
yarb commented on the word vampyrus
The extravagant brother of your father, Pyrus.
yarb commented on the word bran new
Yeah but the meaning is completely different!
February 25, 2014
yarb commented on the word moloch
My favourite Moloch is in Flaubert's "Salammbo". The original, and still the best!
February 13, 2014
yarb commented on the word skinny pig
For some reason I read "almost hairless" as "still has its hair, but about to be ruthlessly shaved".
February 12, 2014
yarb commented on the word Phileas Fogg
Surprised to find all the tweets bar one referring to some kind of snack product!
February 10, 2014
yarb commented on the list a-fog-list
foghorn, fogbow?Phileas Fogg?
yarb commented on the word consolatory brackets
yarb commented on the word Strunk and White supremacist
Good one! Plenty of these around!
yarb commented on the word swedes
I'm in the mood for some lovely creamy swedes tonight.
yarb commented on the word boombastic
That Dream Warriors song is the one I always put in the hat for charades.
yarb commented on the word office girls
A <a href="http://www.yr.no/place/Antarctica/Other/Office_Girls,_The/">place in Antarctica</a>
February 5, 2014
yarb commented on the list nomenclature-of-the-pole
Only to realize that it was no more than a Folie d'Espoir.
I think it's more fun if you do. Many's the time I've imagined myself stranded ten leagues from the pole, wondering if I should be justified in eating Imogen de Rierre.
yarb commented on the word bear garlic
Pretty sure I heard a Gratfeul Dead song by that name once, on the radio in deepest Colorado.
yarb commented on the word Fanta Caramel
Wait, maybe it's the name of a soft drink and not an incubus?
I'm in Brazil right now, and pronouncing it as instructed, but it's not working?
yarb commented on the list call-me-russell---russell-peters
Where can I find more lists like this?
February 3, 2014
yarb commented on the list british-columbian-terms
I was bemused when my kids started calling them wood bugs. To me they were always wood louses. That is, wood lice.
yarb commented on the word bus loop
Hang on... I thought they had bus loops everywhere? How else do buses turn around?
yarb commented on the list top-500-shower-curtains
Significant overlap here with the list of Wikipedia lists.
yarb commented on the word erza
A dog in War and Peace."...a small, pure-bred, red-spotted bitch ... slender but with muscles like steel, a delicate muzzle, and prominent black eyes."
September 26, 2013
yarb commented on the list panvocalics
September 19, 2013
yarb commented on the word amplituhedron
""Physicists have discovered a jewel-like geometric object that dramatically simplifies calculations of particle interactions and challenges the notion that space and time are fundamental components of reality."- Quanta Magazine, 17-9-13
yarb commented on the word nisgul
And a particularly piercing call?
May 6, 2013
yarb commented on the word weyant
I dreamt about weyant recently. I was pointing at the internet and saying to my wife "look, it's real, it's real! They've found them" - it was aliens on Mars, large bright grublike things - and she replied "weyant, it's weyant."
May 3, 2013
yarb commented on the list fingernails-on-my-chalkboard
The heighth of ignoranth.
yarb commented on the word tyrology
The scholar in this particular mental image is wearing horn-rimmed spectacles. Should suffice against eruptions of larvae.
May 1, 2013
yarb commented on the word notch
Ha! c.f. oche then, I suppose.
April 30, 2013
yarb commented on the word cutting-tool
I can't decide if the CD is being cutting, or boring.
Calls to mind the image of a scholar peering intently at a piece of cheese.
yarb commented on the word hebetude
A favourite of Conrad, along with desuetude and mansuetude.
yarb commented on the word bone oil
I would have listed it, if I weren't so bone-oidle.
April 15, 2013
yarb commented on the word Ion
The tweets are occasionally useful.
April 8, 2013
Wow, totally new to me.
yarb commented on the word night crawlers
Well that's cool. I always thought night crawlers were hookers or johns, being an amalgam of ladies of the night and kerb-crawlers, We had a little night crawler here tonight, snuck in just after sundown with rugged gusts.
April 6, 2013
yarb commented on the word night crawler
See comment on night crawlers.
yarb commented on the user AnWulf
I am really enjoying your esoteric contributions to Wordnik. Forgive my not rendering this in Anglish.
yarb commented on the word AGF
Did you notice that vancouverism is panvocalic?
yarb commented on the word pronkers anonymous
Have you pronked today, gangerh?
April 4, 2013
yarb commented on the word herethere
I'm glad Koontz added the explanation. I always thought Joyce would have done better writing "Snotgreen sea, making a single adjective from an adjective and a noun".
yarb commented on the word binged
They should have called it "Purg" instead.
Got the quote?
April 3, 2013
yarb commented on the word cheese
March 29, 2013
yarb commented on the word baffoon
One baffled as to the spelling of buffoon.
yarb commented on the word rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz
You don't have the house rule allowing bendy words?
yarb commented on the word bedraggled
I like reesetee's "bed-raggled". I can well imagine how an intense twelve-hour sleep could raggle a person, top to bottom.
March 27, 2013
Not a valid scrabble word. Presumably because of the umlaut?
March 25, 2013
yarb commented on the list and-i-will-tell-the-night
Absolutely, this is the night. Good list.
yarb commented on the word dorp
'...his ministry was here, here in the wilderness of conscience; this sodden dorp and river midden where he preached each week from a teepee...'- Gass, Omensetter's Luck
March 24, 2013
yarb commented on the word furfuraceous
'His soul scaly ... furfuraceous scalp ...'- Gass, Omensetter's Luck
yarb commented on the word hispidulous
'Mat's right eye rose, his hispidulous cheeks bulged with air: puff pop, he spoke.'- Gass, Omensetter's Luck
yarb commented on the list identify-the-word-ie-nik--2013
Well after the initial rush of excitement, we have run into a doldrum. Come on, hurry up and submit words before I get busy again.
March 23, 2013
yarb commented on the list x-up-or-x-down
Nice job. Possibly there's something on my Yo-yo words list that you've missed, but I doubt it.
yarb commented on the word lego
Just stopping by to make the exact same comment I made in October 2010.
March 21, 2013
yarb commented on the word competitive arousal
I'm not sure which I find more arousing: competitive arousal or foggy-windowed marathons of phony umbrage-taking.
I find this term arousing.
March 20, 2013
yarb commented on the word poka-yoke
Derivation of this term anyone?
yarb commented on the list encapsulations
Cool list (to quote marky).
yarb commented on the word yarsagumbu
No tweets found. Someone really ought to tweet about yarsagumbu.
No deadline. I'm enjoying inferring things about people based on how long they agonise over their words.
No, a thinking cap is one of those caps with yellow, red, blue and green segments to it and a flower or whirligig sprouting from the top.
March 19, 2013
Yarsagumbu... you probably think this song is about clam stew.
yarb commented on the list words-lurking-in-lovecraft
Hello Harry. I have read Houellebecq on Lovecraft. Can't say I agree with most of what he says, but as a spectacle of literary nihilism it's just tits.
yarb commented on the list things-that-freak-me-out
How are you with hiccupping cows?
yarb commented on the word surd
I got into a fight after playing this word in scrabble once.
March 14, 2013
yarb commented on the list resolutions
It's a mixed bag bilby. Eat no chips is still intact. Drink no soda, almost intact. Nose-picking is dscreet, I'm not adept but less inept than formerly with tools. The spelling one was Ruzuzu I believe. The cats are as bloody lazy buggers as ever.
March 13, 2013
yarb commented on the list identify-the-wordienik
Please email your words to idthewordienik13 at gmail dot com!
yarb commented on the word necessary
That's fine for my poop, but what about my tween deck, my orlop and my gun deck?
yarb commented on the word snowdrop
I read a novel called "Snowdrops" recently, set in Moscow. Wasn't really my cuppa but I love the snowdrop concept.
yarb commented on the word jounce
Looks like normal Twitter fare to me, bilby.
yarb commented on the word &c.
I much prefer this to etc and use it frequently.
OK, I'll do it! I'll be getting this show on the road pronto. All interested apply within. Ideas for a trophy? I'm loth to surrender my heavily tea-stained "molotov cocktail waitress" mug, but I'm sure I could arrange for a STF mug of the winner's choosing.
March 6, 2013
yarb commented on the word stick a fork in it
I understand the usage, but doesn't one stick a fork in it to determine whether it is in fact done?
January 15, 2013
yarb commented on the word vang
Vang you, Bilby.
yarb commented on the word gazzettino
What a coinc-idence!
yarb commented on the word poppywash
Sounds like an amalgam of poppycock and hogwash.
yarb commented on the word Stop obsessively monitoring global seismic activity
A miserable failure. This one would have been so easy, too.
January 11, 2013
yarb commented on the word On the Sabbath day, communicate only by means of fridge poetry
No problems so far with this one. Thinking of extending it to other days, in fact.
yarb commented on the word Start speaking Spanish to Marcelo
yarb commented on the word Pick nose more discreetly
Didn't even try to keep this one.
yarb commented on the word Drink no soda, except as a mixer
Managing to adhere to this one. Not difficult as I don't really like fizzy drinks (except as mixers).
yarb commented on the word Eat no chips
I've broken this once so far but with an excuse.
yarb commented on the word Stop speaking Spanish to Wladimir
There was never much hope of keeping this one. Only a fool's hope.
yarb commented on the word pogonion
Is that a mental protruberance in your pocket?
yarb commented on the list supernatural-creatures-according-to-m-a--denham
January 9, 2013
yarb commented on the list distinguishing-marks
Seems obvious, but watermark?
January 6, 2013
yarb commented on the word Canuckistan
I thought this started as a reference to the supposed origin of some (or all?) of the 9/11 hijackers north of the border. However it does now seem to imply more generally those crazy communistical Canajunisms you mention.
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