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  • Magic Mirror

    June 3, 2020

  • Jumped up rat with bad teeth. Would be no match for a bilby.

    June 2, 2020

  • A word combiner is a tool that you can use to create a business name, brand name or any kind of product name.By using word combiner online tool you can create words of your own choices.

    June 2, 2020

  • I don't think I made up "reglass." It's a Twitter shortening of "regular ass." Which is Blackanese for "common, typical, normal, average."

    — Fiqah (@sassycrass) June 12, 2014

    June 2, 2020

  • https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2020/6/2/21275197/coronavirus-canada-double-bubble-united-states-reopening

    So, lately, some Canadian provinces have begun allowing people to form “double bubbles.” That means two households can now make a pact to hang out with — and even hug — each other, so long as they agree to stay distanced from everyone else. The hope is that doubling the family bubble will reduce isolation and its toll on mental health, while also helping with things like child care. This is meant to be an intermediate step before opening up further.

    June 2, 2020

  • Wouldn't that be a clock balloon?

    June 2, 2020

  • i have only the vaguest recollection of making this list and absolutely no idea by what criteria i included these words

    June 1, 2020

  • Just I love song

    June 1, 2020

  • https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2020/05/31/864402190/who-owns-boogaloo

    In pockets of far-right and anarchist groups, there's a word often bandied about: "boogaloo." In January, NPR first reported that fringe movements including right wing militias and "patriot groups" had begun using the word "boogaloo" on social media as a thinly veiled code for a race-based or civil war. Such discussions – which often exist in the form of memes and anonymous posts on 4Chan, Reddit and Facebook groups – are critical of the government, encourage violence and armed resistance, and often employ racist and xenophobic language.

    June 1, 2020

  • Makary has warned of "Dr. HODAD," the nickname of a medical menace around Harvard hospitals during his student days. An acronym for "Hands of Death and Destruction," HODADs are eminent but dangerous surgeons with excellent bedside manner who attract legions of patients, including prominent people and celebrities. Nurses, residents, and house staff physicians know about them but are afraid to speak up. HODADs create complications, harm patients, lengthen hospital stays, and produce urgent consultations from their colleagues—all of which ironically have a positive effect on the hospital's revenues.

    James B. Lieber, Killer Care: How Medical Error Became America's Third Largest Cause of Death, and What Can Be Done About It (New York: OR Books, 2015), ch 3.

    May 31, 2020

  • I noticed that the German noun "Drechsler" was without a definition. In English, it's someone who makes tables, parts of tables, works of art, etc., on a lathe. So, you could use the English "wood turner" or "turner" to define "Drechsler."

    May 31, 2020

  • We wondered how being ace and nonbinary were related, if they even were.&sub2;

    . . .

    2. "Ace" is slang for asexual.

    Cal Sparrow, "Lowercase Q," in Micah Rajunov & Scott Duane, eds., Nonbinary: Memoirs of Gender and Identity (New York: Columbia University Press, 2019), p. 145

    May 31, 2020

  • Sincerely,

    That kid who was in English class with you in high school,

    Your former coworker,

    Your cousin,

    Your nibling (did you know that's the gender neutral term for niece or nephew??),

    . . .

    Sinclair Sexsmith, "Coming Out as Your Nibling: What Happened When I Told Everyone I Know That I’m Genderqueer," in Mica Rajunov & Scott Duane eds., Nonbinary: Memoirs of Gender and Identity (New York: Columbia Univ. Press, 2019), p. 111

    May 31, 2020

  • Being nonbinary can feel like being a wisp around the edge of heteronormativity. We are ghosts, Sure, we're being recognized more and more—we're even on TV! But, we're still on the edge; <b>enbies</b>¹ are seen as fringe and outsie the mainstreem. This is a blessing and a curse.

    . . .

    1. From Tumblr: <b>enbies</b> - NBs - "nonbinaries" or nonbinary people.

    Jeffrey Marsh, Life Threats, in Micah Rajunov & Scott Duane, eds., Nonbinary: Memoirs of Gender and Identity (New York: Columbia Univ. Press, 2019), p. 75

    May 31, 2020

  • Blanket dismissals of nonbinary genders are all too common. Nonbinary gender is deemed a playful fantasy, just another way for teens to get attention—as if it's suddenly cool to transgress gender. Moreover, adolescents are assumed to succumb to peer pressure, so it follow that genderqueer kids are seen as simply molding themselves after their friends. This belief is so common that there is a pejorative label for it: transtrender.
    Micah Rajunov & Scott Duane, eds., Introduction, in <i>Nonbinary: Memoirs of Gender and Identity</i> (New York: Columbia University Press, 2019), p. xxiv.

    May 31, 2020

  • "The eutaxiological argument so popular with Newton and his disciples, on the other hand, is logically simpler than the teleological one and hides no linguistic subtleties; but to appreciate the existence of the mathematical beauty and harmony it exhibits and verify the examples cited in support of its claims requires considerable scientific knowledge. For this reason the logically simpler, but conceptually more difficult and more interesting, eutaxiological arguments appealed less to the popular mind. The eutaxiological argument is most similar to the Weak Anthropic Principle. Teleological Design Arguments are analogous to the Final Anthropic Principle, and the Strong Anthropic Principle has something in common with both forms of Design Argument." -Barrow and Tipler, The Anthropic Cosmological Principle

    May 31, 2020

  • The letters that stand on their own are: B C F H I K O N P S U V W Y

    the words i made with those are:

    CLOCK

    FUCK

    HIPPO

    ICON

    KNOCK

    PINK

    PONY

    PSYCHIC

    SPOCK

    US

    VOUCH

    YOU

    Greek letters: CHI KSI NU PHI PI PSI

    May 31, 2020

  • test

    May 31, 2020

  • An Alorn Clan-Chief is really a sort of miniking in many respects, and he's usually surrounded by a group of retainers who serve as court functionaries and double as bodyguards on the side.

    --David and Leigh Eddings, 1995, Belgarath the Sorceror, p. 334

    May 30, 2020

  • In NASAspeak, Shannon refers to Shannon Ireland

    On Wordnik, Shannon gives a 404 error.

    May 30, 2020

  • Term comes from the 2017 Superbowl where a team had a 28-3 lead and yet lost.

    either refers to the possibility of turning a bad situation around, or losing after having an incredible lead

    May 30, 2020

  • Everyone needs a bolthole.

    May 29, 2020

  • Many badger species are very social creatures and live in groups called a cete or clan. A clan shares territory and setts. Setts can be centuries old and are used by many generations of badgers. One sett can be 22 to 109 yards (20 to 100 meters) or more long.

    May 29, 2020

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r7wHMg5Yjg

    Honey badgers became popular due to a YouTube video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r7wHMg5Yjg)  with a humorous voiceover. Honey badgers are known for their ferocity. Some fun facts about honey badgers:

    * They are called ratels because of the rattling sound they make when they are being attacked.

    * They have a resistance to snake venom.

    * When attacking beehives, they release a fume that spreads throughout the hive.

    * When attacking large animals, such as lions, they go for the scrotum.

    May 29, 2020

  • "The World of Change is not only populated by humans, but by various types of souls, the ghosts and spirits or 'guishen.' 'Between heaven and earth there is no place the guishen do not exist.' These spirits of heaven and earth are of many kinds and their identities are constantly changing like the shifting figures in a dream, but they were all once souls and partake of the soul's numinous quality, 'ling,' a direct expression of the Way."

    May 28, 2020

  • Serious question: when there are multiple meanings for a noun, do all the suggested synonyms get generated off the first one only?

    May 28, 2020

  • Nice clock. Bit short in the ear department.

    May 27, 2020

  • Isn't that a browser internets?

    May 27, 2020

  • Lost count of the number of times I have come across this recently in relation to cruise ships and disease transmission.

    May 27, 2020

  • https://www.theatlantic.com/culture/archive/2020/05/face-mask-videos-culture-wars-trump-logic/612139/

    Masks serve to protect not their wearers but the people their wearers come in contact with; to put them on is to engage in a basic but highly visible act of altruism. That fact alone has led to accusations that mask-wearing is a form of virtue-signaling: a smug display of moral values. The refusal to wear masks, though, recorded and turned into shareable media, is evidence of the opposite: vice signaling.

    May 27, 2020

  • Oh! I didn't realize my list was gathering comments — no notifications.

    May 27, 2020

  • This visual makes more sense than the actual definition:

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/148501304@N06/49855658911

    May 27, 2020

  • Finnish word for the aurora borealis, literally means "fox fires"

    May 27, 2020

  • What a community!

    May 27, 2020

  • "little fox" in Portuguese

    May 27, 2020

  • Ellenberg emphatically concurs. “Jen’s an experienced and formidable producer. When I was looking for inspiration for my business, I thought of Jen, who co-founded Plan B.” Extrapolating to include both of his A-list partners, Ellenberg beams, “I admire them as artists and as actors, but their producorial career—and has—a huge influence on me. So there’s also just the opportunity to learn from them. That’s the truth.”
    Kevin Perry, A New Day Dawns - The Morning Show Celebrates Gender Equality on Screen and Behind the Scenes, Producers Guild of America (March 5, 2020) (quoting executive producer Michael Ellenberg on fellow executive producers Jennifer Anniston and Reese Witherspoon)

    When I read “producorial” to myself, it “sounded” awkward, artke because of the “c” (sift, as in “produce,” or hard, as in “production”?), but I figured:

    director:directorial::producer:producorial

    And if it’s on the website of the Producers Guild of America, it’s probably what they say in the industry, so there you go.

    May 27, 2020

  • Reminds me a bit of that freezer song.

    May 25, 2020

  • Saw this term in a 2017 mountain biking video, Ferda is slang 'for the'

    A quick online search shows it being a hockey term 'Ferda boys' Apparently it's also on Letterkenney, but I don't watch that show.

    May 24, 2020

  • trying out some APIs

    May 24, 2020

  • Found a new insult term on Twitter. It's an insult at someone's intelligence as a smart brain is supposed to have lots of folds and wrinkles.

    May 23, 2020

  • A colloquial term derived from "lassitude:" A somewhat medical term for a state of physical or mental weariness; lack of energy.

    May 23, 2020

  • Two distinct Words + two distinct Thoughts = one Reasoning Human Being.

    May 23, 2020

  • Nothing is written in this section yet.

    May 23, 2020

  • Contender for world's most boring sport.

    May 23, 2020

  • learn

    May 23, 2020

  • rgrg

    May 21, 2020

  • rggrg

    May 21, 2020

  • grgrrg

    May 21, 2020

  • ger;ngenfel;ge

    May 21, 2020

  • ;krg;krlnr;ge

    May 21, 2020

  • Add your tow cents...or three!

    May 20, 2020

  • spotted this on twitter, nearly died laughing.

    May 20, 2020

  • https://slate.com/human-interest/2020/05/why-i-decided-to-join-a-quarantine-bubble-and-you-should-too.html

    All-or-nothing isolation isn’t the only way to curtail the spread of the coronavirus, and it’s not sustainable for everyone, either. For me, a quarantine bubble isn’t just a way to meet my immediate social needs. It’s my plan for keeping my risk of contracting and spreading the virus as low as possible, for as long as possible. At a time when public officials are struggling to produce unified plans for what may be several waves of lockdowns of unknown length and frequency, it feels safer to have my own.

    May 19, 2020

  • https://slate.com/human-interest/2020/05/why-i-decided-to-join-a-quarantine-bubble-and-you-should-too.html

    Quarantine pods, or bubbles, are the combination of two or a few isolated households, making one larger isolated unit. Essentially, it’s a slight expansion of one’s quarantined family. The members of each household agree to exclusively interact with the members of the other households in the pod. The idea is that if one pod member is somehow exposed to the coronavirus, the risk of contamination is limited to, ideally, fewer than 10 people. And if every pod person is staying isolated outside the pod, the chances of one of them bringing the virus into the pod are extremely slim—certainly no greater than they might be in a medium-size to large family.

    May 19, 2020

  • Sense that's related to "hangout" or "party"— social gathering.

    https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2020/05/social-distancing-instagram-shame-secrets/611842/

    Julia Byrd, a 22-year-old who lives in Roanoke, Virginia, has been going to gatherings of about 10 people with her boyfriend and his fraternity brothers, she told me. “I would find myself posting videos and then deleting them off of my Snapchat story, because I was like, Oh man, people are going to judge me,” she said. She’s pretty sure that her friends are judging her anyway, as they’ve been subtweeting her. “They’re like, ‘If you’re still going to kickbacks, this is for you,’ and it’s videos on how fast viruses spread, or some meme.”

    May 19, 2020

  • Sorry 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

    May 18, 2020

  • will be looking to see how good this is

    May 18, 2020

  • Interesting history regarding this insect's name.

    May 18, 2020

  • From Twitter:

    A rare representation of an Ogbanje and mami-water spirit messenger communicating in encrypted language..

    Yep. Water spirits communicate in encrypted language. Good to know.

    May 18, 2020

  • Found this:

    Any substance added to the soil with the view of rendering it more fertile; specifically, and as used in leases and other contracts relating to real property, the excrementitious product of livestock, with refuse litter, accumulated, and used for enriching the land.

    May 18, 2020

  • I thought manure consists of feces. How can hair, lime and oil be classified as manure?

    Never heard of the word POAK.

    May 18, 2020

  • Spotted in my social network and on YouTube - a mythical cure for The Rona as if the cure was as easy as taking a cough syrup.

    May 17, 2020

  • milk

    May 17, 2020

  • MERS in South Korea became a textbook example of blunders that led to “nosocomial spread,” the term for health-care-acquired infections. When covid-19 arrived, Khan said, “I guess maybe it was raw for them.”
    David Quammen, The Warnings, New Yorker (May 11, 2020)

    May 17, 2020

  • Enthusiasm

    May 17, 2020

  • awesome

    May 17, 2020

  • comprovante de capacitação profissional, qualificação

    May 15, 2020

  • test

    May 15, 2020

  • java script

    May 14, 2020

  • I'd have to say that WuFlu is even more unloved than COVID-19 due to its racist tones. (listed Jan 24)

    May 14, 2020

  • Who's gonna make the Unloved Pandemics list?

    May 13, 2020

  • Stats

    ‘COVID-19’ is no one's favorite word yet...

    May 13, 2020

  • Sometimes not even required to grammatical.

    May 13, 2020

  • spotted in the wild social media feeds.

    'what are you all'

    May 13, 2020

  • 2 c.

    May 13, 2020

  • Spotted in Twitter as a haircut. The hair on the bottom is cut short, top remains longer.

    May 13, 2020

  • Noxious Anti-Multibilbyism.

    May 13, 2020

  • Spotted on the Colbert Report that in French, COVID-19 is feminine.

    While coronavirus is masculine. (Collins Dictionary)

    I suspect that one rule of linguistics is that languages are not required to logical.

    May 13, 2020

  • 1

    May 12, 2020

  • functionalformation n. - granular information about a particular field.

    May 11, 2020

  • overphenomenal adj. - Used when someone achieves something extremely difficult.

    May 11, 2020

  • not any more

    May 11, 2020

  • not any more

    May 11, 2020

  • group of people

    May 11, 2020

  • corobsess v. - To obsess about COVID-19.

    May 11, 2020

  • covisopher - A sarcastic term that refers to people who think they're experts on COVID-19 but are not.

    May 11, 2020

  • It's also in the Stompin Tom Connors song Sudbury Saturday Night

    "Da girls are out to Bingo and the boys are gettin' stinko,

    And we think no more of Inco on a Sudbury Saturday night."

    May 11, 2020

  • Spotted a new technical weather term in my social media feeds.  Spotted on a diagram next to ridge, polar jet, subtropical jet


    May 11, 2020

  • Supposedly medical slang for 'pissed, fell over' as cause of injury.

    May 11, 2020

  • Supposedly medical slang for 'God only knows' as cause of injury.

    May 11, 2020

  • The distant past, ie. before coronavirus.

    May 11, 2020

  • This list still not appearing in my list of lists.

    May 11, 2020

  • I made one but due to Wordnik bug it's not even visible to me. Well, it doesn't appear in the list of lists. I can find it by using the back button of my browser.

    May 11, 2020

  • MY "faunt" is used in the term FAUNT-FACE. A Watkins will know its meaning as used!

    May 11, 2020

  • Ice Cream

    May 10, 2020

  • It's spoken in the movie, "Key Largo."

    May 9, 2020

  • An English ale called "stingo" is shown in the OED as far back as 1635.

    May 9, 2020

  • Hello world!

    May 9, 2020

  • From the beginning...

    May 9, 2020

  • Just a guy!

    May 8, 2020

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