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  • "Lauren Bird, Biodiversity Coordinator with NRM North, works with land managers and the community to monitor and protect remaining populations of the critically endangered plant shy Susan.

    'Shy Susan is a native plant adorned in purple flowers in spring and the only place in the world that it is found is in the Beaconsfield foothills in Tasmania. As of 2021 there were less than 200 shy Susan plants remaining in the wild,' Lauren said."

    - 'Source Firewood Sustainably', https://tasmaniantimes.com/2022/06/source-firewood-sustainably/

    June 27, 2022

  • Sooo, Elon Testicle. Perfect.

    June 27, 2022

  • musk

    June 27, 2022

  • Wiktionary is the new Urban Dictionary?

    June 27, 2022

  • RELIABLE CHICKENS WANTED FOR PAID WORK, APPLY NOW.

    June 27, 2022

  • Wot.

    June 27, 2022

  • Unit of length equal to one hundred millionth of a centimeter (used to measure wavelengths of light), 1892, named for Swedish physicist Anders Ångström (1814-1874).

    June 26, 2022

  • greeble

    June 26, 2022

  • Which is quite a lot, even more that Republican which has three.

    June 26, 2022

  • If you accept that nic-nac would be pronounced the same way, then this word has four silent ks.

    June 26, 2022

  • a woman's commodity - Grose, 'Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue', London, 1785.

    June 26, 2022

  • Not up to this. Found site while

    seeking a spanish to english translation. // Love words, though.

    June 25, 2022

  • According to Etymonline, on scofflaw;

    "'person who disregards laws,' 1924, from scoff (v.) + law (n.). The winning entry (from among more than 25,000) in a national contest during Prohibition to coin a word to characterize a person who drinks illegally. The $200 prize was shared by two contestants who sent in the word separately: Henry Irving Dale and Miss Kate L. Butler.

    Similar attempts did not stick, such as pitilacker (1926), winning entry in a contest by the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to establish a scolding word for one who deliberately mistreats animals (submitted by Mrs. M. McIlvaine Bready of Mickleton, N.J.)."

    June 25, 2022

  • moosemise

    June 25, 2022

  • In John Milesius any man may reade

    Of divels in Sarmatia honored

    Call'd Kottri or Kibaldi ; such as wee

    Pugs and hobgoblins call. Their dwellings bee

    In corners of old houses least frequented,

    Or beneath stacks of wood ; and these convented

    Make fearfull noise in buttries and in dairies,

    Robin good-fellowes some, some call them fairies.

    - Thomas Heywood, 'Hierarchie of the Blessed Angells', 1635

    June 25, 2022

  • hippo(informal) letters are not in alphabetical order. My favorite is your biopsy!

    How about chimp also (informal)?

    June 24, 2022

  • Describes my ex, most sincerely.

    June 24, 2022

  • As in, what, ladle yourself a glass from the punch bowl.

    June 24, 2022

  • Fast food urchin?

    June 24, 2022

  • Schwa ending for both for me :-/

    June 24, 2022

  • In Australia we usually say rusted on.

    e.g. The rusted on Wordnik Party vote is about 9%.

    June 24, 2022

  • Are there dialects where would these be pronounced the same? (non-rhotic something?)

    June 23, 2022

  • The Nuclear Information and Records Management Association

    June 23, 2022

  • blorbo from your ads: https://www.tumblr.com/blog/view/kingkirkwall/687106166764011520

    June 23, 2022

  • Hi - you missed the Tina Fey card and what card is the common loon? is it the common cold?

    June 23, 2022

  • vendingmachine how do you pronounce it? This is a new term to me, but based on quintet and bicentennial, that robot man's pronunciation sounds good to me.

    June 23, 2022

  • Peach fondlers look away now.

    June 23, 2022

  • Clearly Helen and Alan have a thing going.

    June 23, 2022

  • Consider upgrading to holy hand grenade.

    June 23, 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

  • Mutt 'n' Jeff, comic strip characters.

    June 23, 2022

  • The God-man. Koo koo kajoob.

    June 23, 2022

  • Paula Deen cooking :-/

    June 23, 2022

  • Are you feeling run down, like you just lost a bequerel?

    Stonkered, as if butt-slapped with a mackerel?

    If you're seeking a means

    To recharge your bounce beans

    Perhaps a holiday and mango daquiri 'll?

    June 23, 2022

  • Martial arts reference, where belt is measure of proven ability?

    June 23, 2022

  • Anagram of coronavirus.

    June 23, 2022

  • Check out the eggcorn database for more. My favorite is firstable for first of all. https://eggcorns.lascribe.net/

    June 22, 2022

  • An eggcorn I heard in a meeting today said during a compliment to a one-man team. Some kind of mashup with punches above his weight class or pulls his own weight. Not sure where belt is coming from.

    June 22, 2022

  • plangent

    Loud and resounding.

    adjective Expressing or suggesting sadness; plaintive.

    June 22, 2022

  • How much is reasonable?

    June 22, 2022

  • Hey ruzuzu look what I found.

    June 22, 2022

  • "I wrote andscape instead of landscape & it feels like exactly the kind of word that could have some meaningfully meaningful meaning that has people scratching their chins.

    andscape: the idea that place is neither complete nor finished."

    - Imogen Wegman, via Twitter

    June 22, 2022

  • somepody

    June 22, 2022

  • Often prescribed after a course of hopium has been unsuccessful.

    June 22, 2022

  • See also rosmarine.

    June 22, 2022

  • BUG - If you scroll up you'll see there's a list titled Flanges &c but if you click the link you get a 404.

    June 22, 2022

  • Sounds like a room where you give eulogies. #RandomWord

    June 21, 2022

  • Whoa! I don't want to look more into this, but I'm intrigued. #RandomWord

    June 21, 2022

  • Compare redskirt.

    June 21, 2022

  • Probably from the "yellowish or reddish tumors, of a contagious character, which, in shape and appearance, often resemble currants, strawberries, or raspberries.":

    June 21, 2022

  • Also, #crimesagainstfalafel.

    June 21, 2022

  • Ooh, that's very good.

    June 21, 2022

  • How much awful can an offal waffle falafel be if an awful falafel used awful offal waffles?

    June 21, 2022

  • I think this gives me the idea of making a Heirovetica font.

    June 21, 2022

  • alexz has been appointed to create a tongue twister on this theme. Thank you.

    June 21, 2022

  • Etymologically-speaking, goes back to the same root as weave. Possibly weevil does too.

    June 21, 2022

  • Imma paddywhack this.

    June 21, 2022

  • Also aurora glass.

    June 21, 2022

  • See also autophagi.

    June 21, 2022

  • serpent-kame?

    June 21, 2022

  • OLS: Ordinary Least Squares regression. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ordinary_least_squares

    June 20, 2022

  • Was only available in select papyrus shops, not online.

    June 19, 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

  • Misery loves company :-/

    June 18, 2022

  • Welcome pugnatio! The New Yorker style is proudly eccentric, with their use of the diaeresis https://www.grammarly.com/blog/diaeresis/ and their refusal to move forward at the speed of tech for things like Web site and e-mail. The New York Times is also slow to adopt revisions to their style guide. Maybe it's an East Coast thing.

    June 17, 2022

  • hello

    June 17, 2022

  • I just drink it :-)

    June 17, 2022

  • Eggcorn of hand sanitiser.

    June 17, 2022

  • A weapon with the word war in the name :-/

    June 17, 2022

  • Just stumbled onto this Web site. That's right, I said "Web site." That's because I just saw it in a New Yorker article (https://www.newyorker.com/sports/sporting-scene/saudi-arabia-astroturfs-the-golf-course).

    June 16, 2022

  • Third definition is...wow!

    June 16, 2022

  • Who else wants to see raffia ruffia and tuft-taffeta do-si-do the hokey-pokey?

    June 16, 2022

  • slungshot

    June 16, 2022

  • faecalith

    June 16, 2022

  • So many definitions for a word I've never come across.

    June 16, 2022

  • Standard Nuclear Unit Power Plant System

    June 15, 2022

  • Parker Packer poked a pack of pickled puckered opakapakas.

    June 15, 2022

  • Ever needed a fancy way to say hick?

    June 15, 2022

  • How many opakapakas can an alpaca pack if an alpaca could pack opakapakas?

    June 15, 2022

  • Good thing Mr Dieckerhoff didn't have to grow up in Australia with a name like that :-/

    June 15, 2022

  • Compare platoon, peloton.

    June 15, 2022

  • The Wiktionary etymology contributor really putting in the big ones here.

    June 15, 2022

  • You can say that again!

    June 15, 2022

  • I imagine ruzuzu collects these.

    June 15, 2022

  • Etymologically the horse- bit of this is as in hoarse/coarse, not as in hi-ho Silver.

    June 15, 2022

  • This! From transcript of 'American Morning' on CNN, 1 May 2008. https://transcripts.cnn.com/show/ltm/date/2008-05-01/segment/03

    MOOS: The candidates tend to do a lot of pointing during these tours. They do a lot of touching as well. Pass by objects that could be felt anyone. What is this thing, is it a missile, does it fly? It is a wind turbine.

    SEN. BARACK OBAMA (D), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: It looks like a big surfboard.

    MOOS: Just begging to be autographed. The candidates seem happiest during the tours when they are meeting the works especially ones that address them as Mr. President.

    UNIDENTIFIED MALE: How are you doing, Mr. President?

    OBAMA: Good to see you. It's got a ring to it.

    MOOS: He thinks that has a nice ring to it. Listen to what Hillary heard from a steelworkers' union official talking about looking for a leader.

    UNIDENTIFIED MALE: That has testicular fortitude. You know, that's exactly right.

    SEN. HILLARY CLINTON (D), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I do think I have fortitude. Women can have it as well as men.

    MOOS: These tours sure require fortitude. Candidates better be prepared to do a lot of nodding.

    UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Every one of those ports can be fitted with special probes to measure like oxygen concentration.

    MOOS: Nodding, nodding. Remind you of anything? At least going on all these tours is good preparation to become nodder in chief. Jeanne Moos, CNN, New York.

    (END VIDEOTAPE)

    ROBERTS: Do you think he meant to say intestinal fortitude?

    PHILLIPS: That is exactly what he meant to say.

    ROBERTS: My goodness.

    PHILLIPS: And she stomached it well.

    ROBERTS: Yes. There you are.

    June 15, 2022

  • I would like to signal my demand for fewer demand signals.

    June 15, 2022

  • Can you repeat that? #RandomWord

    June 14, 2022

  • Just heard this in a business meeting in reference to a group that is supposed to be advised, but this person couldn't think of a reason for them to have a demand signal for this document/issue. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demand_signal It's about the chain of notifications, and if someone doesn't care, why are they in the chain?

    June 14, 2022

  • profligate

    Given to or characterized by licentiousness or dissipation.

    adjective Given to or characterized by reckless waste; wildly extravagant.

    June 14, 2022

  • As described on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Cash

    June 14, 2022

  • See douc.

    June 14, 2022

  • Oh for those of us with memory porous and rotten

    Would that no words were ever, ever forgotten!

    For it is after an age

    I find me back on this page:

    Grapefruit gone, but not bergamottin

    June 14, 2022

  • periodicities

    June 14, 2022

  • Still waiting for a call-up from the Jurassic movie franchise.

    June 14, 2022

  • IN rock climbing bouldering competitions, you get half points on a problem for getting halfway through the wall to the zone hold during your 4 minutes of attempts, and full points if you can maneuver around to the top hold as well.

    June 13, 2022

  • In rock climbing, when you match a hold, you have both hands on the same hold at the same time. Sometimes in competitions, there's only room for 3 fingers in a hold, but competitors still find a way to transition from one hand's 3 fingers to the others' to make progress on a boulder problem. In competitions, you top a wall (complete it) by matching both hands to the hold labeled Top.

    June 13, 2022

  • https://nrich.maths.org/2478

    June 13, 2022

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