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  • Not to be confused with the fear of changing one's underwear.

    May 26, 2018

  • Fear of change according to The Phrontistery.

    May 26, 2018

  • It’s boring to be incognito,

    Celebrity, though, gets my veto.

    Expose with great care

    The parts you will share;

    You should be a work of sgraffito.

    May 26, 2018

  • Cf. kikiriki

    May 26, 2018

  • From a 1960's joke. (from books search)

    "Is easy schnappen der Springenwerk, blowenfusen und poppencorken mit spitzensparken. 1st nicht fur gerwerken by das Dummkopfen. Das rubber- necken sightseeren keepen hands in das pockets. Relaxen und watch das Blinkenlights."


    Wikipedia has blinkenlights going back to the 50's and IBM

    May 26, 2018

  • As they say in the Highlands: a good boak will set you right.

    May 25, 2018

  • I need to rid myself of this.

    Disassassinlessnessesiciousness .

    May 25, 2018

  • n. An simple pleasure taken in a plurality of contexts in which assassins are absent.

    n. A suspiciously inauspicious obsession with successive sibilant syllables.

    May 25, 2018

  • Italian: coffee murderer!

    May 25, 2018

  • n. "a small glass of liqueur usually consumed after coffee to dull its taste or the caffeine effect" (Wikipedia)

    May 25, 2018

  • adj. "Whirling round the universe." (OED)

    May 25, 2018

  • A Christmas card list has a quality

    At first of good cheer and frivolity.

    By decades that column

    Grows more and more solemn

    And ossifies into necrology.

    May 25, 2018

  • g'night

    May 25, 2018

  • Theranostics takes advantage of novel nanotechnology platforms by incorporating therapy, imaging diagnostics, and cell targeting into one system with multifunctional capabilities. Theranostic nanomedicine exploits the multifunctional capabilities of nanoscale devices and the molecular knowledge of the human body to diagnose, treat, and possibly, prevent diseases.
    Fabrice Jotterand & Archie A. Alexander, Managing the “Known Unknowns”: Theranostic Cancer Nanomedicine and Informed Consent, in Sarah J. Hurst, ed., Biomedical Nanotechnology: Methods and Protocols (New York: Humana Press, 2011), p. 414

    May 24, 2018

  • Theranostics takes advantage of novel nanotechnology platforms by incorporating therapy, imaging diagnostics, and cell targeting into one system with multifunctional capabilities. Theranostic nanomedicine exploits the multifunctional capabilities of nanoscale devices and the molecular knowledge of the human body to diagnose, treat, and possibly, prevent diseases.
    Fabrice Jotterand & Archie A. Alexander, Managing the “Known Unknowns”: Theranostic Cancer Nanomedicine and Informed Consent, in Sarah J. Hurst, ed., Biomedical Nanotechnology: Methods and Protocols (New York: Humana Press, 2011), p. 414

    May 24, 2018

  • Theranostics takes advantage of novel nanotechnology platforms by incorporating therapy, imaging diagnostics, and cell targeting into one system with multifunctional capabilities. Theranostic nanomedicine exploits the multifunctional capabilities of nanoscale devices and the molecular knowledge of the human body to diagnose, treat, and possibly, prevent diseases.
    Fabrice Jotterand & Archie A. Alexander, Managing the “Known Unknowns”: Theranostic Cancer Nanomedicine and Informed Consent, in Sarah J. Hurst, ed., Biomedical Nanotechnology: Methods and Protocols (New York: Humana Press, 2011), p. 414

    May 24, 2018

  • Pleasing number of a's in this word.

    May 24, 2018

  • As of May 2018, a professional baseballer with the Texas Rangers.

    May 24, 2018

  • As of May 2018, Energy Minister in the government of South Australia.

    May 24, 2018

  • The lumberjacks lay down their peaveys

    And gypsies dispose of their tea leaves.

    Good sense is forsaken

    And liberties taken

    While Erin consorts with the Kiwis.

    May 24, 2018

  • annoying girl with braces and red hair.

    May 24, 2018

  • Noun. Slang A bracist slur against people with braces. Like the n-word, but for those with braces as opposed to those with a lot of melanin.

    May 24, 2018

  • Adj. Of or pertaining to braces.

    May 24, 2018

  • Noun. Discrimination against people with braces. See racism.

    May 24, 2018

  • @scarequotes

    It already seems like forever ago, and it's only May 25th today.

    May 24, 2018

  • Just Another Third World Islamic Sh*t Hole

    May 24, 2018

  • This bot sure hoovers up a lotta words!

    May 24, 2018

  • Yeah, glitch in the way AHD definitions are fetched.

    May 24, 2018

  • 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

  • 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

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