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  • hereditary hemochromatosis HHC - too much iron in your body.

    September 24, 2016

  • time to start labeling the next generation.

    September 24, 2016

  • thanks

    September 24, 2016

  • The gaucho at end of the day
    Reclines with his gourd of maté.
    His hammock will swing,
    His gaucha will sing
    To the beat of mano and metate.

    September 24, 2016

  • thanks

    September 24, 2016

  • The Swainson's crow (Euploea swainson) is a species of nymphalid butterfly in the Danainae subfamily. It is found in Indonesia and the Philippines.

    September 23, 2016

  • Carter's Little Liver Pills (Carter's Little Pills after 1959) were formulated as a patent medicine by Samuel J. Carter of Erie, Pennsylvania, in 1868.

    September 23, 2016

  • Christi's big-eared bat (Plecotus christii) is a species of vesper bat in the family Vespertilionidae. It is endemic to Egypt.

    September 23, 2016

  • Pirlot's big-eared bat (Micronycteris homezi) is a species of bat endemic to Venezuela.

    September 23, 2016

  • Robert's snow vole (Chionomys roberti) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is found in Azerbaijan, Georgia, the Russian Federation, and Turkey.

    September 23, 2016

  • Jackson's fat mouse (Steatomys jacksoni) is a species of rodent in the family Nesomyidae. It is found in Ghana and Nigeria.

    September 23, 2016

  • Krebs's fat mouse (Steatomys krebsii) is a species of rodent in the family Nesomyidae. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, and Zambia.

    September 23, 2016

  • Bookbinder's soup is a type of soup pioneered in the United States in 1893 when Samuel Bookbinder created Old Original Bookbinder's restaurant in Philadelphia.

    September 23, 2016

  • erin- Caradja's plague and Caragea's plague add as Caradja and Caragea. Apparently, the 's messes up the works.

    September 23, 2016

  • Caragea's plague or Caradja's plague (Romanian: Ciuma lui Caragea) was a bubonic plague epidemic that occurred in Wallachia, mainly in Bucharest, in the years 1813 and 1814. It coincided with the rule of the Phanariote Prince John Caradja.

    September 23, 2016

  • Caragea's plague or Caradja's plague (Romanian: Ciuma lui Caragea) was a bubonic plague epidemic that occurred in Wallachia, mainly in Bucharest, in the years 1813 and 1814. It coincided with the rule of the Phanariote Prince John Caradja.

    September 23, 2016

  • Poinsot's spirals

    September 23, 2016

  • The stock of his gun, so it's said,
    He notched for each man he shot dead;
    What meaning then place on
    The emargination
    That pocked the headboard of his bed?

    September 23, 2016

  • Curschmann's spirals refers to a microscopic finding in the sputum of asthmatics which are spiral shaped mucus plugs from subepithelial mucous gland ducts or bronchioles. These may occur in several different lung diseases.

    September 23, 2016

  • Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats (1939) is a collection of whimsical poems by T. S. Eliot about feline psychology and sociology, published by Faber and Faber. It is the basis for the musical Cats.

    September 23, 2016

  • Père David's rock squirrel (Sciurotamias davidianus), also known as the Chinese rock squirrel, is a species of rodent in the family Sciuridae. It is endemic to China, where it is found widely in rocky habitats in the eastern and central parts of the country.

    September 23, 2016

  • Döbereiner's lamp, also called a "tinderbox" ("Feuerzeug"), is a lighter invented in 1823 by the German chemist Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner.

    September 23, 2016

  • Great list, alexz. I love how you think.

    September 23, 2016

  • misspelling of vagaries

    September 23, 2016

  • spotted on late night television.... nope.
    word made an appearance in 2010 as a SNL spoof. 

    September 23, 2016

  • The 'soft hyphen' character.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soft_hyphen
    you'd put it in a long word where you want it to break aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa­bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb

    or aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa­bbbbbbbb   It's a character that only shows up when you are typing a long word and you overreach the width of the formatting.

    September 23, 2016

  • maqaf , a hebrew hyphen

    September 23, 2016

  • it turns out the maqaf has an entry in unicode and it's ־

    The difference between ־ (maqaf) and - (hyphen-minus) is that it shows up in the right hand side of textboxes.

    ־ so it would affect rendering on a computer screen depending on computer.

    September 23, 2016

  • "The Austrian team doctor collided with another skier and was knocked under a snow-grooming machine, which crushed him instantly."

    September 23, 2016

  • James Oberg explained many UFO sightings on the Internet. Most of them belong to one of three groups:
    super-high plumes – rocket or missile plumes, especially lit by Sun on a dark sky;
    space dandruff – ice flakes, fragments of insulation, etc. flying alongside a space vehicle, especially seen on backward-facing camera;
    twilight shadowing – objects that move from shadow into sunlight in space appear as if coming from behind the clouds or from beyond the edge of the Earth.

    September 23, 2016

  • James Oberg explained many UFO sightings on the Internet. Most of them belong to one of three groups:
    super-high plumes – rocket or missile plumes, especially lit by Sun on a dark sky;
    space dandruff – ice flakes, fragments of insulation, etc. flying alongside a space vehicle, especially seen on backward-facing camera;
    twilight shadowing – objects that move from shadow into sunlight in space appear as if coming from behind the clouds or from beyond the edge of the Earth.

    September 23, 2016

  • James Oberg explained many UFO sightings on the Internet. Most of them belong to one of three groups:
    super-high plumes – rocket or missile plumes, especially lit by Sun on a dark sky;
    space dandruff – ice flakes, fragments of insulation, etc. flying alongside a space vehicle, especially seen on backward-facing camera;
    twilight shadowing – objects that move from shadow into sunlight in space appear as if coming from behind the clouds or from beyond the edge of the Earth.

    September 23, 2016

  • blend of poke (Hawaiian sushi bowl) and burrito

    September 23, 2016

  • inspiration

    September 23, 2016

  • yup

    yep

    September 23, 2016

  • version of croque-en-bouche or croquembouche

    September 22, 2016

  • eye dialect version of croque-en-bouche or croquembouche

    September 22, 2016

  • cup of tea

    September 22, 2016

  • ghost driver, n.

    The Guardian, 22 September 2016:

    China has a so-called “ghost driver” problem, with Uber passengers being scammed out of rides and money, fearful of being picked up by what looks like a zombie. According to local reports, pick-up requests are being met by Uber drivers using zombie-like profile shots to scare would-be passengers into cancelling their rides, which means the driver is paid a small cancellation fee.


    September 22, 2016

  • In New Pagan lit's strange arena
    They work for an antique patina.
    They'll quote and they'll cite
    By wizard and rite
    To build up a mystic catena.

    September 22, 2016

  • Confusing this for a croquette can lead to a very disappointing birthday dinner.

    September 22, 2016

  • The name of China's GPS satellite constellation and system.

    September 21, 2016

  • this browser blocker is enabled at my school and it doesnt let me get onto Steam to download games because it contains "prohibited forums content". so stupid. thats notifications

    September 21, 2016

  • Global Navigation Satellite System

    2016 - refers to all the various GPS constellations.
    BeiDou, GLONASS, GPS, Galileo.

    September 21, 2016

  • Cf. avidity.

    September 21, 2016

  • "In physical chemistry, a constant by means of which can be expressed the distribution of a base between two acids each sufficient to neutralize the whole of the base, or conversely; that is, the relative energy with which the acids tend to seize their shares of base: a term employed to avoid the use of the word affinity."

    -- from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

    September 21, 2016

  • Also, 'the vertical thickness of the connecting strokes of lowercase letters' Fonts & Encodings

    September 21, 2016

  • In typography, 'vertical dimension of hairlines' Interactive Evolution of Fonts

    September 21, 2016

  • "badprett"
    (noun)
    It refers to a person who seems to be innocent but crafty.

    E.g. : "I don't like Jack. He is such a badprett."

    September 21, 2016

  • Tsulove

    Made up from Tsunami + Love
    Meaning,Something need to be happen but when it happen it will have someone destroy.

    Tsunami hard to happen but when it happen will destroy someone that same LOVE.

    From:TinTinnaphop
    Tin2000tin@gmail.com

    September 21, 2016

  • yea

    September 21, 2016

  • A hussar must dress with panache
    From spurs to his sash and mustache;
    And he must afford
    A damascene sword
    Adorned with a fine sabretache.

    September 21, 2016

  • A suggestion. Since most of your words are out of the ordinary, it stands to reason that many are also difficult to pronounce. It would help if you added a link to how the word is pronounced! Take today's word for example : I have only a vague understanding of how to pronounce sabretache!

    September 21, 2016

  • How many dashes equals a 50-yard dash? (Look at me, asking a Canadian)

    September 21, 2016

  • spotted in Practical Printing - 1884
    https://books.google.ca/books?id=J7syAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA7&dq=four-em+dash

    September 21, 2016

  • a longer version of the two-em dash

    September 21, 2016

  • a longer em-dash  ⸺

    spotted in a 19th century book - The Moderator
    https://books.google.ca/books?id=vVDnAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA198&dq;="em+dash"

    'They are formerly much more used than now, especially in abusive or satrical articles as "K⸺g C⸺s, L⸺d B⸺m"'

    September 21, 2016

  • Radical 1
    A horizontal line in Chinese Calligraphy

    September 21, 2016

  • Tsulove
    TinTinnaphop
    Made up from Tsunami + Love
    Meaning,Something need to be happen but when it happen it will have someone destroy.

    Tsunami hard to happen but when it happen will destroy someone that same LOVE.

    September 21, 2016

  • "Taire" which is the combination of table and chair. For example, I said 'Can I have a tire please' instead of 'Can I have table and chair please'

    September 21, 2016

  • Fansophile (n/adj.)
    It refers to a person who likes to fantasise about impossible situations.
    E.g. "Ploy is such a fansophile. She likes to think about being the queen."

    September 21, 2016

  • Fansophile (n/adj.)
    It refers to a person who likes to fantasise about impossible situations.
    E.g. "Ploy is such a fansophile. She likes to think about being the queen."

    September 21, 2016

  • "I remembered the phreatic, throat-like shape from years ago; and the smell – heavy and stagnant – of something I could never quite identify."
    Rising Ground by Philip Marsden, p 7 of the University of Chicago Press hardcover

    September 21, 2016

  • I created the word "Taire" which is the combination of table and chair. For example, I said 'Can I have a tire please' instead of 'Can I have table and chair please'

    September 21, 2016

  • (n ) refers to a person who likes to hide their feelings

    ex. Everybody knows he is a hidesetter.

    September 21, 2016

  • (v ) refers to a situation when people hide their feelings.

    ex. You don't need to hideset.

    September 21, 2016

  • A list of what?

    September 20, 2016

  • Drama/comedy

    September 20, 2016

  • An autantonym: for - "I'm with you on that." v. against - "Got into a fighting with my wife."

    September 20, 2016

  • "Let’s focus on those last three examples, augmented, mixed and virtual reality, or xR for short." Tech Ladies

    September 20, 2016

  • Curmudgeons will always get cranky
    At toffs who won't call it a hanky:
    "To call it a mouchoir
    Is Frenchified bushwa,
    But snot rag does fine, very frankly."

    September 20, 2016

  • 2.4 Shuffling Tiles
    Each player has the right to shuffle the tiles within the tile bag before the game starts

    September 20, 2016

  • Misspelling of caricature.

    September 20, 2016

  • cf. Binch, a delicious mass-produced Korean cookie

    September 20, 2016

  • verily, bland portmanteaux are the whimper to the 21st century's end

    September 20, 2016

  • warning: liable to appear at the end of even the grittiest thrillers.

    September 20, 2016

  • "A zythologist is a true beer connoisseur who can share many interesting facts about an immensely complex and sophisticated beverage, its ingredients and the roles they play in the brewing process."

    -Annhauser_Busch site. Se also: zythology

    September 19, 2016

  • "noun (ZIKS noid) Any word that a crossword puzzler makes up to complete the last blank, accompanied by the rationalization that there probably is an ancient god named Ubbbu, or German river named Wfor, and besides, who’s going to check?"

    http://sniglets.sanjeev.net/zyxnoid/ sniglets

    September 19, 2016

  • my husband made the picture section of Burmese. he is in the 2016 blackbeard fest holding our Albino Burmese. so cool!

    September 19, 2016

  • Mustafa, who ruled once in Jaffa,
    Insisted his women wear caffa.
    A lip-hugging veil
    To be worn without fail
    Was known as Mustache of Mustafa.

    September 19, 2016

  • I don't know what the insects of the order Zoraptera did to earn this name, but I hope it was performing miracles.

    September 19, 2016

  • From Twitter: "you have a southern jaw". What is a southern jaw?

    September 19, 2016

  • orthognathic surgery = jaw surgery (a procedure performed by an oral surgeon.)

    September 19, 2016

  • To realise that some frustrations are species of joy is to become open to kinds of value other than the straightforwardly utilitarian.Jeremy Khoo

    September 19, 2016

  • I'm frustrated because I'm looking at the board and I can't seem to see anything good. I'm frustrated because I'm getting lucksacked. I'm frustrated because I'm not lucksacking. I'm frustrated because I'm not good enough and I need to get better.Jeremy Khoo

    September 19, 2016

  • I'm frustrated because I'm looking at the board and I can't seem to see anything good. I'm frustrated because I'm getting lucksacked. I'm frustrated because I'm not lucksacking. I'm frustrated because I'm not good enough and I need to get better.Jeremy Khoo

    September 19, 2016

  • Blend of Cantonese and Pop music

    September 19, 2016

  • "Every Aussie I've met, along with many commenters on different Gawker sites have humblebragged about how perfect Australia is compared to the US. "I can't believe X happens in America; Australia has/does Y." Is it not possible to comment on an issue on an American site without also mentioning your own country's superiority?"
    --FACTually (http://factually.gizmodo.com)

    September 19, 2016

  • beyonsay (Adj) : Came from 'beyond' and 'say.'
    Refers to : a situation when one don't have words to describe something.
    Example : "Beyonce's show last night was beyonsay!"

    September 21, 2016

  • in the trade business what is the different between makeables and technicals?

    September 19, 2016

  • Neo-Nazis, anti-Semites and white nationalists have begun using three sets of parentheses encasing a Jewish surname — for instance, (((Fleishman))) — to identify and target Jews for harassment on blogs and major social media sites like Twitter. As one white supremacist tweeted, "It's closed captioning for the Jew-blind."


    The origins of the symbol ((())) can be traced to a hardcore, right-wing podcast called The Daily Shoah in 2014. It's known as an "echo" in the anti-Semitic corners of the alt-right — a new, young, amorphous conservative movement that comprises trolls fluent in internet culture, free speech activists warring against political correctness and earnest white nationalists. Some use the symbol to mock Jews; others seek to expose supposed Jewish collusion in controlling media or politics. All use it to put a target on their heads.

    To the public, the symbol is not easily searchable on most sites and social networks; search engines strip punctuation from results. This means that trolls committed to uncovering, labeling and harassing Jewish users can do so in relative obscurity: No one can search those threats to find who's sending them.

    The symbol comes from right-wing blog the Right Stuff, whose podcast The Daily Shoah featured a segment called "Merchant Minute" that gave Jewish names a cartoonish "echo" sound effect when uttered. The "parenthesis meme," as Right Stuff editors call it, is a visual pun.
    --tech.mic

    September 18, 2016

  • It is derived from the word Nap, Pass and Class. It refers to a person who always takes a nap in class and still passes the exam. As an example, “Jack is such a napass. He always sleep in class and still got an A.” We hope and look forward to receive feedback from your organization.

    September 18, 2016

  • Some lumberjacks, when it is rainy,
    Make tabletops - rustic and grainy.
    It's work they can get
    When weather is wet
    And uses what's knotted and waney.

    September 18, 2016

  • in tweets, it represents someone's initials of the poster in an organization.

    ie. ^ab

    September 18, 2016

  • on twitter, it's a 'public reply' visible to everyone.

    ie.  .@wordnik

    September 18, 2016

  • cubic centimeters. milliliters 

    September 17, 2016

  • Franglish

    September 17, 2016

  • Swedish/English

    September 17, 2016

  • pendulum made by Foucault to demonstrate the rotation of the earth.

    not to be confused with Occam's Razor unless you're using Sun Tzu's art of war to confuse your debate opponent.

    September 17, 2016

  • "‘Potio-section, as everybody knows, is the art of slicing soup."

    September 17, 2016