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reesetee commented on the word knobs
September 29, 2008
frogapplause commented on the word knobs
That's where reesetee gets all of his desk hardware.
trivet commented on the word knobs
And then there's this.
oroboros commented on the word knobs
"Official designation for freshman cadets at The Citadel. Called such because their shaved heads resemble shiny door knobs." (Urban dictionary).
September 27, 2008
I'm sure there's one aborning. ;-)
chained_bear commented on the word knobs
And let's not forget toggle and twist.Edit: Who has a list called "Things you can do with knobs"?
yarb commented on the word knobs
To me, if something comes with knobs on, it's not so much "more extreme", but slightly more exciting, multifunctional, and generally cooler.The knobs connote extra interactivity - did you know you can not only pull a knob, but twizzle it, push it and waggle it up and down?
Or...you know...not pull.*blushing*
Knobs. Hey, you're right! Knobs.Knobs. Knobs are things you pull.
Aha! So it's like saying "with sugar on top," or "only far more elaborate than I can ever express literally."Knobs is a good word. Knobs.
with (brass) knobs on: (British & Australian, humorous)If you describe something as a particular thing with knobs on, you mean it has similar qualities to that thing but they are more extreme. Disney World was like an ordinary amusement park with knobs on.Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms © Cambridge University Press 1998
cabbageeenfrancais commented on the word knobs
I imagine gnarled, dead trees ^_^I'm not sure why :)
September 26, 2008
I imagine them as circular rounded projections or protuberances, but that's probably just me.
pterodactyl commented on the word knobs
I've come here to repeat a question that jennarenn first raised, over at features:In the phrase "with knobs on", what, exactly, are the knobs?I really like the sound of the phrase, but before I start going around appending knobs to all the cool things in my life, I have to know what I'm dealing with here.