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  • Conversing in mode quodlibetical

    My contrary friend is heretical.

    In subsequent talks

    He’s more orthodox

    To savor all joys antithetical.

    May 24, 2018

  • HTTP Strict Transport Security

    the technology that ensures you use https 

    May 24, 2018

  • See bezel.

    May 24, 2018

  • General Data Protection Regulation

    May 24, 2018

  • Website: http://www.stagelightingzone.com

    Guangzhou JiTian Lighting Company Limited, founded by 3 persons who have 10 year experienced in stage lighting business.

    We are aiming to become a top supplier of high-end stage lighting equipments which can be widely used for building lighting projects, concerts, stage performances, events, etc. No matter you are a wholesaler, distributor or retailer of stage lighting products, we can always provide best solution to you.

    "StageLightingZone" is a idea shared by our team, also is the target we are puesuing, meaning that, you can always find solution from our team, always factory products direct.

    We have 350W 17R/ 330W 15R / 280W 10R / 230W 7R/ 200W 5R moving head beam light and wide arrange of LED moving head lights; 180pcs,120pcs/ 108pcs/72pcs / 60pcs/ 54pcs/ 36pcs/ 24pcs/ 18pcs/ 12pcs/ 10pcs/9pcs/7pcs/4pcs LED PAR lights, and 36pcs/ 24pcs/ 18pcs/ 14pcs LED wall washer lights, ect. Based on good quality and competitive pricing, our products are popular in Europe, America, South America, Middle East and other areas of the world.

    May 24, 2018

  • There's a YouTube video which explains the difference between yaaas and yasss.

    watch?v=6ZrYUOBshcE . 'The Origin of "Yas Queen" | Iris'

    "Steven London explains the origins of "Yaaass Queen!"

    May 24, 2018

  • Does æ count as one letter or two in a palindrome?

    May 23, 2018

  • That part of a ring in which the stone is fixed.

    https://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/bezil/

    May 23, 2018

  • Yanny is derived from yanerious, which is derived from daphne. You know what else is derived from daphne? That's right - laurel. Truth is stranger than fiction.

    https://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/yanny

    May 23, 2018

  • "horror movie" pronounced quickly sounds very much like "whore movie".

    May 23, 2018

  • Noun. Plural form of assassinlessness.

    May 23, 2018

  • Noun. The state or quality of being assassinless.

    May 23, 2018

  • Adj. Devoid of assassins; lacking an assassin.

    May 23, 2018

  • Noun. Plural form of progresslessness.

    May 23, 2018

  • Noun. The state or quality of being progressless.

    May 23, 2018

  • noun Tender regard; mercy; favor; a scriptural word.

    "My lovingkindness will I not utterly take from him."

    Psalms 89:1.

    http://www.kingjamesbibledictionary.com/Dictionary/lovingkindnesses

    May 23, 2018

  • A place where people with contagious diseases were confined.

    May 23, 2018

  • Pronounced like lazar. It is a meadowmonarch.

    May 23, 2018

  • The monarch of a meadow.

    May 23, 2018

  • Quite.

    May 23, 2018

  • Hello Prolagus.

    May 23, 2018

  • See theine.

    May 23, 2018

  • Sing to the tune of Eidelweiss.

    May 23, 2018

  • Give the man a loon-slatt.

    May 23, 2018

  • There's a town called Yass in New South Wales, Australia.

    May 23, 2018

  • On lonely roads nothing is rarer than

    That stranger should prove a samaritan,

    So pray he’s a blellum

    Or at worst a skellum

    But never a prey hunting cateran.

    May 23, 2018

  • SPAM

    May 23, 2018

  • I'm starting to see yasss in 2018 more frequently than yaaas in 2016.



    May 23, 2018

  • Go on, read yarb's comment in the context of the etymology.

    May 22, 2018

  • "A significant note, character, sign, token, or indication; a determinative attestation. In logic, to say that a thing has a certain mark is to say that something in particular is true of it. Thus, according to a certain school of metaphysicians, “incognizability is a mark of the Infinite.”"

    --from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

    May 22, 2018

  • Any time!

    May 22, 2018

  • Seems like more standard forms are bhindi, ghobi and baingan bharta. Thank you for sharing your lunch with me :-)

    May 22, 2018

  • Female equivalent is / was dandizette.

    May 22, 2018

  • It's a nice effort, bless 'em.

    May 22, 2018

  • That's some etymology.

    May 22, 2018

  • I went to a restaurant yesterday that offered bhendi masala, aloo govi, and baigan vartha.

    May 22, 2018

  • It‘s no term of slighting disdain;

    Like “out of this world” it’s no stain.

    Without taint of “boring”

    But downright adoring,

    It’s good to be ultramundane!

    May 22, 2018

  • 256th note in music

    May 21, 2018

  • "Jesus said, Take ye away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him, Lord, by this time he stinketh: for he hath been dead four days."

    John 11:39 KJV

    May 21, 2018

  • n. A bowdlerization of motherfucker.

    May 21, 2018

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwTyOAsP4lI

    http://lang-8.com/485099/journals/1706106

    "I think it means "pry open" or "break open"."

    ""Jimmy" is a slang term. A native speaker would use it to describe how use a a key that doesn't quite fit into a lock. This means that the key must be moved around a bit inside the lock until it lines up correctly (and allows you to unlock the door.) In other words, "you have to jimmy the lock."

    More generally, some people could use it to describe a door that is too big for the frame and needs to be forced slightly to open; "In the Summer all the wood in this place swells up, so you will have to jimmy the door.""

    May 21, 2018

  • A noble aspiration. Good luck.

    May 21, 2018

  • wannabe-lexicographer

    May 21, 2018

  • Up high in the Andes the folks say

    The chewing of coca is ok.

    It’s sovereign cure

    For pains of the poor

    And proof against dreaded soroche.

    May 21, 2018

  • loathsome, disgusting

    May 21, 2018

  • To renounce or reject upon oath,

    May 21, 2018

  • abasement

    May 21, 2018

  • Wiktionary seems to have a 'Neutral Point of View' theme which neutralizes half of the meaning of a word and blandifies it to something a committee agrees on.

    Quick books search shows this goes back to 1990.

    May 21, 2018

  • Some of us here are good at worrying.

    May 21, 2018

  • To be fair there are some definitions above that pretty much describe the formation of this type of portmanteau.

    May 21, 2018

  • 'Laze -- a mashup of "lava" and "haze" -- is a nasty product formed when hot lava hits the ocean, sending hydrochloric acid and volcanic glass particles into the air'

    - Spotted on CNN https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/20/us/hawaii-kilauea-volcano-lava-flow/index.html

    May 20, 2018

  • "as far as I can tell" . AFAICT

    May 20, 2018

  • murican is a derogatory term that describes someone, usually uneducated and politically conservative, who evinces unsophisticated, jingoistic behavior. Generally synonymous with hick, redneck, cracker.

    May 20, 2018

  • Refers to working conditions in China: 9am to 9pm 6 days a week

    May 20, 2018

  • The shy matador’s bright idea

    For wooing the haughty Maria

    Was a sweet serenade

    For that tease of a maid,

    Backed up by his loyal cuadrilla.

    May 20, 2018

  • I, prefer, the, Shatner comma

    May 20, 2018

  • Spotted in the BBC Royal Wedding news

    'Bowl food is larger than a canapé and around a quarter of the size of a main course.

    It is served in miniature or hand-sized bowls and comes ready to eat with a small fork.

    The idea behind a bowl food menu is so guests can stay standing up and mingle while they eat. It has been described by caterers as an option which allows guests to "keep on talking".

    '

    May 20, 2018

  • A confidence game involving dishonest card play, according to NPR's Says You!.

    May 19, 2018

  • I think a serial comma is fussy, foolish and redundant.

    May 19, 2018

  • See also ha ha ha.

    May 19, 2018

  • "The book's cover features a painting by the nineteenth-century artist Jean Léone Gérôme titled The Snake Charmer. A blue-tiled wall, an audience of armed men, a fipple flute player, and a naked boy whose back is to us. A large, thick snake is coiled around the boy's muscular body."

    Too Much and Not the Mood by Durga Chew-Bose, p 34

    May 19, 2018

  • What, is, your, problem?

    May 19, 2018

  • See comments at expunction.

    May 19, 2018

  • A comma should serve a clear function

    Not pester a healthy conjunction.

    At the end of a list

    It need not exist.

    I call for its lasting expunction.

    See serial comma.

    May 19, 2018

  • thanks

    May 19, 2018

  • Spotted in the news. A police cat

    May 18, 2018

  • *blows on knuckles*

    May 18, 2018

  • That's the risk (and joy) of open lists (and why open list is my middle name.)

    But, to my shame and horror, I just realized that bilby must have already added foredeck to this list ages ago. I'll still keep searching for fore words, though.

    May 18, 2018

  • Lichenification is when your skin becomes thick and leathery as a result of constant scratching. When you continually scratch an area of skin for a prolonged period of time, your skin cells begin to grow. This leads to a thickening of the skin and an exaggeration of normal skin markings — such as cracks, wrinkles, or scales — which gives your skin a leathery or bark-like appearance.
    Healthline

    May 18, 2018

  • I have added forensic but I realize he (she?) may be the relative nobody wants to acknowledge. If he is unwelcome I will return to cast him into outer darkness. (If I can figure out how to delete an item frm a list.)

    May 18, 2018

  • I'd forgotten how much I love this list. (I just added foredeck.)

    May 18, 2018

  • South African English / Afrikaans.

    May 18, 2018

  • Thanks, blby!

    May 18, 2018

  • Nice list rzz!

    May 18, 2018

  • Every time I visit this list I remember that prolagus had different expectations.

    May 18, 2018

  • Scots: a stupid fellow.

    May 18, 2018

  • Hello John.

    May 18, 2018

  • From the examples, my interpretation:

    Asian cautioners cautiousness

    danced dashingly!

    diggings

    disposals factory falcon finality...

    give greyhound

    humidifier imitation.

    May 18, 2018

  • Mate no-one gives a snob subversive for your so-called poetry.

    May 18, 2018

  • https://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree/article/05e9991d-4713-4ad4-b9af-eecd47d7dfd7

    "Nobody cares what you think. Just deactivate your account. No one likes your posts, and you’re a waste of everyone’s time."

    These are messages that Julian* received on social media back when he was a teenager. They are undoubtedly cruel – but the most shocking part is that they didn’t come from his friends or followers, they were sent by Julian himself.

    He was engaging in ‘digital self-harm’ - the act of secretly sending yourself hurtful messages online.

    May 18, 2018

  • https://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree/article/05e9991d-4713-4ad4-b9af-eecd47d7dfd7

    Yet there has been little research into self-cyberbullying or auto-trolling as it’s also known. In what appears to be only the second study of its kind, US research from 2017 found that approximately 6% of students aged 12 to 17 had sent themselves anonymous hate, with boys more likely to engage in the behaviour than girls and LGBT students nearly three times more likely to self-cyberbully. But it's not just the stats that are concerning, but the messages themselves.

    May 18, 2018

  • https://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree/article/05e9991d-4713-4ad4-b9af-eecd47d7dfd7

    Yet there has been little research into self-cyberbullying or auto-trolling as it’s also known. In what appears to be only the second study of its kind, US research from 2017 found that approximately 6% of students aged 12 to 17 had sent themselves anonymous hate, with boys more likely to engage in the behaviour than girls and LGBT students nearly three times more likely to self-cyberbully. But it's not just the stats that are concerning, but the messages themselves.

    May 18, 2018

  • Put a sock in/on it.

    May 18, 2018

  • *wild applause*

    May 18, 2018

  • Mkay I'll arrange some sensitivity training.

    May 18, 2018

  • Ma Nature conducts such a merry dance

    Ingeniously fostering variance,

    With tectonic drift

    And mountains’ uplift

    Deployed in the cause of vicariance.

    May 18, 2018

  • yoyomedia

    May 18, 2018

  • I like finding rhymes recherché,

    The fanciful, rare or outré,

    But often I flail

    To little avail

    And serve up a soup réchauffé.

    May 18, 2018

  • And fanfare.

    May 17, 2018

  • Needs a warmed up limerick, aye.

    May 17, 2018

  • Promising rhyme with useless.

    May 17, 2018

  • OCR error.

    May 17, 2018

  • Hey MailChimp, the word chimp is available for adoption.

    May 17, 2018

  • A term found in scientific names honouring the botanist John Carne Bidwill.

    May 17, 2018

  • A traditional bush food of north-eastern Australia. The nuts come from the cones of the bunya pine, Araucaria bidwillii.

    May 17, 2018

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