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  • I wish we had a HATE button. I don't like the mouthfeel of this word.

    March 6, 2015

  • alankinna seems to be in urgent need of reassurance. Lament not, alankinna.

    March 6, 2015

  • Comments? Come in, Comments. Can you hear me, Comments? Kindly convey a comment lest one lament.

    March 6, 2015

  • http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/2015/02/25/transface-problem-hollywood
    The accusation is rooted in what some in the LGBT community refer to as "transface" — a term that conjures the culturally taboo practice of "blackface" — in which a cisgender actor will "take" a role from a transgender actor.

    March 6, 2015

  • When gas in the outhouse builds high
    Its contents become like mitraille.
    If it will amuse,
    Put match to a fuse:
    Take cover and watch the shit fly.

    March 6, 2015

  • http://dpk.io/cholarchy

    March 6, 2015

  • I find two pronunciations proposed for mitraille. It can be "mit try," which honors the French origin and is consistent with the more familiar mitrailleuse. Another source supports "my trail," a brutal anglicization which might be no more than a desperate guess.

    March 6, 2015

  • A "mythical" people also named Cimmerians are described in Book 11, 14 of Homer's Odyssey as living beyond the Oceanus, in a land of fog and darkness, at the edge of the world and the entrance of Hades. Most likely they were unrelated to the Cimmerians of the Black Sea.
    Wikipedia

    March 6, 2015

  • Those beautiful lionfish, native to Asian waters, are wreaking havoc in the Caribbean and off the coasts of a bunch of Southeastern states.

    The species got a finhold over here about 20 years ago. Hurricane damage to a Florida aquarium may have let them loose...

    March 6, 2015

  • an archaic measure of electrical resistance based on "a column of mercury 106 cm long and 1 mm square in cross section" https://books.google.ca/books?id=N-4yAAAAMAAJ
    in 1884, electrical measurements varied from country to country.

    March 6, 2015

  • This verb means to check the electrical resistance of a circuit or cable.
    A continuity tester can tell you wires are attached, but checking the resistance will let you know how good the electrical contacts are within a connector or circuit.

    For techies, ohm is a verb as well as a noun/unit of measure.

    March 6, 2015

  • Yogi Bear cartoon version of the word picnic

    March 6, 2015

  • Hi peeps

    March 6, 2015

  • Oh, fun!

    March 5, 2015

  • MARGARET: (GENUINE) Susan, if I had a million more sisters, I'd want them all exactly like you.

    SUSAN: You're just saying that because I'm so sklonklish. Good night, Margaret. (from The Bachelor and the Bobbysoxer)

    March 5, 2015

  • I beg of some expert a favor:
    How signal in music a quaver?
    Can I use a quilisma
    To suggest melisma,
    That haunting melodious waver?

    March 5, 2015

  • Word is used in Chapter XXVII of "The Rerurn of Dr Fu-Manchu" by Sax Rohmer.

    March 5, 2015

  • IMPERT: (Defn by Erin McKean.) A person who makes valuable contributions in a field of knowledge despite lacking formal training or professional connections in that field. The impert's contributions typically diverge from conventional styles, thinking, or theories.

    March 5, 2015

  • A list with two constraints: I must have some idea what the term means (thus no 'ineffable' or 'forcing' as I'm not up to them yet); and only single words (thus no 'model theory' or 'Cantor diagonal argument').

    March 5, 2015

  • student should study hard

    March 5, 2015

  • schadenfreude

    March 5, 2015

  • presupposition - Reading 1

    March 4, 2015

  • obdurate - Lecture 1B - Brideshead Revisited

    March 4, 2015

  • According to Sir Richard Burton's footnotes in his translation of A Thousand and One Arabian Nights, a Jarm is a kind of Barge used on the Nile of sub-pyriform shape when viewed from above.

    March 4, 2015

  • Beguile: deceive
    Caprice: impulse
    Cascade: steep waterfall
    Coalesce: unite, or fuse
    Crepuscular: dim, or twilit
    Crystalline: clear, or sparkling
    Desultory: half-hearted, meandering
    Diaphanous: gauzy
    Dulcet: sweet
    Ebullient: enthusiastic
    Effervescent: bubbly
    Elision: omission
    Encompass: surround
    Ephemeral: fleeting
    Epitome: embodiment of the ideal
    Ethereal: celestial, unworldly, immaterial
    Evanescent: fleeting
    Evocative: suggestive
    Exuberant: abundant, unrestrained, outsize
    Felicity: happiness, pleasantness
    Filament: thread, strand
    Halcyon: care-free
    Idyllic: contentedly pleasing
    Incorporeal: without form
    Incandescent: glowing, radiant, brilliant, zealous
    Ineffable: indescribable, unspeakable
    Inexorable: relentless
    Insouciance: nonchalance
    Iridescent: luster
    Languid: slow, listless
    Lassitude: fatigue
    Lilt: cheerful or buoyant song or movement
    Lithe: flexible, graceful
    Luminescence: dim chemical or organic light
    Mellifluous: smooth, sweet
    Murmur: soothing sound
    Myriad: great number
    Nebulous: indistinct
    Opulent: ostentatious
    Penumbra: shade, shroud, fringe
    Plethora: abundance
    Quiescent: peaceful
    Quintessential: most purely representative or typical
    Redolent: aromatic, evocative
    Resplendent: shining
    Rhapsodic: intensely emotional
    Scintilla: trace
    Serendipitous: chance
    Serene: peaceful
    Somnolent: drowsy, sleep inducing
    Sonorous: loud, impressive, imposing
    Sublime: exalted, transcendent
    Succulent: juicy, tasty, rich
    Suffuse: flushed, full
    Susurration: whispering
    Symphony: harmonious assemblage
    Talisman: charm, magical device
    Tessellated: checkered in pattern
    Tranquility: peacefulness
    Vestige: trace
    Zenith: highest point

    March 4, 2015

  • Stout Ernest is quite the upstander
    And will not dissemble or pander.
    Though shock it elicit
    No word is illicit -
    He'll list it with unflinching candor.

    Find out more about Ernest Bafflewit

    March 4, 2015

  • A set of industry moral guidelines (Don'ts and Be Carefuls) applied to most United States motion pictures released by major studios from 1930 to 1968. It was popularly known as the Hays Code, after Will H. Hays, who was the president of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America (MPPDA) from 1922 to 1945.

    DON'Ts:
    -Pointed profanity – by either title or lip – this includes the words "God," "Lord," "Jesus," "Christ" (unless they be used reverently in connection with proper religious ceremonies), "hell," "damn," "Gawd," and every other profane and vulgar expression however it may be spelled;
    -Any licentious or suggestive nudity – in fact or in silhouette; and any lecherous or licentious notice thereof by other characters in the picture;
    -The illegal traffic in drugs;
    -Any inference of sex perversion;
    -White slavery;
    -Miscegenation (sex relationships between the white and black races);
    -Sex hygiene and venereal diseases;
    -Scenes of actual childbirth or breastfeeding – in fact or in silhouette;
    -Children's sex organs;
    -Ridicule of the clergy;
    -Willful offense to any nation, race or creed.

    CAREFULS:
    -The use of the flag;
    -International relations (avoiding picturizing in an unfavorable light another country's religion, history, institutions, prominent people, and citizenry);
    -Arson;
    -The use of firearms;
    -Theft, robbery, safe-cracking, and dynamiting of trains, mines, buildings, etc. (having in mind the effect which a too-detailed description of these may have upon the moron);
    -Brutality and possible gruesomeness;
    -Technique of committing murder by whatever method;
    -Methods of smuggling;
    -Third-degree methods (inflicting of pain, physical or mental, to extract confessions or statements);
    -Actual hangings or electrocutions as legal punishment for crime;
    -Sympathy for criminals;
    -Attitude toward public characters and institutions;
    -Sedition (overt conduct that is deemed by the legal authority to tend toward insurrection against the established order);
    -Apparent cruelty to children and animals;
    -Branding of people or animals;
    -The sale of women, or of a woman selling her virtue;
    -Rape or attempted rape;
    -First-night scenes (consummation or consummation of a marriage)
    -Man and woman in bed together;
    -Deliberate seduction of girls;
    -The institution of marriage;
    -Surgical operations;
    -The use of drugs;
    -Titles or scenes having to do with law enforcement or law-enforcing officers;
    -Excessive or lustful kissing, particularly when one character or the other is a "heavy" (criminal).

    March 4, 2015

  • Nicier
    Nicer than nice
    steamie

    March 4, 2015

  • The Guardian, February 2015:

    The only problem was that Van der Goot – who is non-binary and goes by “they” – hadn’t written the tweet.

    March 4, 2015

  • IoT. The third wave of the internet.
    1. First wave: connecting users to the Internet, primarily via their desktops (aka fixed internet)
    2. Second wave: connecting users to the Internet via their mobile devices.
    3. Third wave: connecting things to the Internet, such as one's smoke alarm, thermostat, security camera, industrial equipment, cars, trains, and wearable devices.

    March 4, 2015


  • The Guardian, February 2015:


    Wearables, hearables and nearables won't dethrone smartphones
    ...
    Hearablessmart ear devices featuring 3D audio notification – may prove a more accurate, less obtrusive sub sector of health and fitness wearables. Proximity to blood vessels within the ear mean that products such as Valencell’s heart rate earphones allow users to precisely and continuously measure weak blood flow signals during extreme physical activity. This provides a highly accurate picture of heart rate, respiration rate, and other blood flow parameters, while allowing them to still listen to music while they train.

    March 4, 2015

  • An attempt to avoid the word selfie, especially as used by an official body who can't quite bring themselves to use such a "common" word.

    The Register, February 2015:

    The USA's National Transportation Safety Board's (NTSB's) investigation into a 2014 light plane crash has come to the conclusion that the pilot may well have been distracted by selfie-taking passengers.
    ...
    The flight took place at night, one factor in the disorientation. But NTSB investigators also found a GoPro camera among the wreckage and were able to retrieve files from its memory card. Those files did not depict the fatal flight, but did show flights from the day of the accident and the previous day in which “... the pilot and various passengers were taking self-photographs with their cell phones and, during the night flight, using the camera’s flash function during the takeoff roll, initial climb, and flight in the traffic pattern.”

    March 4, 2015

  • The Atlantic, January 2015:

    At their best, supertweets like Banks’s work like trump cards or mic drops. They prevent the indicted individual from being able to reply without compromising themselves, and in so doing they carve out new room for the supertweeter in a landscape purportedly overgrown with the supertweetee’s largess. Just like the political opponent can’t reply to the accusation, “I do not know if my opponent in this race is a crook” without repeating (and thereby affirming or at least directing attention to the fact that he or she might be a crook), so the supertweetee cannot address the accusation or indictment without proving that the power differential proposed really does exist, and that he or she is unwilling or unable to allow other voices to weigh in on the matter without attempting to re-take control of the conversation.

    March 4, 2015

  • The Atlantic, January 2015:

    At their best, supertweets like Banks’s work like trump cards or mic drops. They prevent the indicted individual from being able to reply without compromising themselves, and in so doing they carve out new room for the supertweeter in a landscape purportedly overgrown with the supertweetee’s largess. Just like the political opponent can’t reply to the accusation, “I do not know if my opponent in this race is a crook” without repeating (and thereby affirming or at least directing attention to the fact that he or she might be a crook), so the supertweetee cannot address the accusation or indictment without proving that the power differential proposed really does exist, and that he or she is unwilling or unable to allow other voices to weigh in on the matter without attempting to re-take control of the conversation.

    March 4, 2015

  • The Atlantic, January 2015:

    Given that both the equivocal, indirect tweet (“I see it’s jerk day at The Atlantic”) and the direct kind (“Ian Bogost is a jerk”) are both apophatic in their own way, we need a way to distinguish them. If the first is a subtweet, a speech act that subordinates itself to the original, then perhaps the latter is best named a “supertweet.”

    The subtweet is apophatic in the beat-around-the-bush manner. It’s a private whisper shrouded in “I didn’t say anything” innocence. But the supertweet is direct in its apophasis, like the politician’s insult. The subtweet doesn’t want you to know what it’s talking about unless you do already; the supertweet wants its meaning to be clear to everyone, but to feign concealment from its target.

    March 4, 2015

  • A proposed development of the internet of things, when smartdevices are no longer needed in smartphones or wearables, but become an integral part of our surroundings.

    Demos Helsinki, January 2015:

    Get Naked with Nearables
    ...
    When most objects and services have a name and a means to communicate with them, we will not need smart phones or wearables anymore. The information and communication technology becomes an integral part of our surroundings. It becomes Nearable Technology.

    It probably goes without saying that this is not a commonly used term just yet. While typing this, my autocorrect changes, quite fittingly, the word “nearable” to the word “bearable”. This is pretty much the point: calm technology is embedded in our lives so that it improves our wellbeing and capabilities without stressing us or constantly demanding our attention (Although using the Internet does not stress us – using Facebook does).

    After the widespread introduction of Nearables our world will become a different place.

    March 4, 2015

  • A proposed development of the internet of things, when smartdevices are no longer needed in smartphones or wearables, but become an integral part of our surroundings.

    Demos Helsinki, January 2015:

    Get Naked with Nearables
    ...
    When most objects and services have a name and a means to communicate with them, we will not need smart phones or wearables anymore. The information and communication technology becomes an integral part of our surroundings. It becomes Nearable Technology.

    It probably goes without saying that this is not a commonly used term just yet. While typing this, my autocorrect changes, quite fittingly, the word “nearable” to the word “bearable”. This is pretty much the point: calm technology is embedded in our lives so that it improves our wellbeing and capabilities without stressing us or constantly demanding our attention (Although using the Internet does not stress us – using Facebook does).

    After the widespread introduction of Nearables our world will become a different place.

    March 4, 2015

  • British exit from the EU.

    The Guardian, October 2014:

    “Brexit” is shorthand for British exit from the European Union – a possibility that is looking more realistic by the day. Ukip, after all, are in the midst of a seemingly endless political summer, while senior Conservative politicians such as Boris Johnson talk optimistically about life outside the clutches of Brussels. Should they win next year’s election, the Tories are pledged to follow a renegotiation of Britain’s membership with an in/out referendum that will supposedly materialise by the end of 2017. Meanwhile, a debate rages between two sides that do not just seem to be from opposed political traditions, but different planets.

    March 4, 2015

  • Greek exit from the EU or euro.

    The Guardian, January 2015:

    Grexit is unthinkable,” said a second senior Brussels policymaker involved in the negotiations. “It would be extremely bad. Europe is about irreversibility. If you start doubting that, you start pricing in the risk of fragmentation and soon you have no monetary union. The only chance of Grexit is if Greece defaults on its payments. Morally, that would be saying they want to leave.” A default would trigger a run on the banks, capital flight and capital controls.


    March 4, 2015

  • Shanley Kane, September 2013:

    I was a 10x engineer for 7 months and then I was a 0x engineer for a year and a half. You burn the candle at both ends. You end up with alcoholism and depression. You’re talking about a very small subset of people. And they might end up in divorce and financial ruin. When people think you’re a 10x engineer, they think you have skills that you don’t. You invariably let people down. — Anonymous

    March 4, 2015

  • For example, the 'Mission Accomplished' sign behind George Bush on the USS Abraham Lincoln.

    greg.org, October 2003:

    Since before Elizabeth Bumiller came up with the term for the Times, I was a fan of Sforzian Backgrounds, the news-manipulating slogans created by Scott Sforza, a key member of the White House's advance scenery and production team, for just about every public appearance of George W. Bush.

    March 4, 2015

  • Adjective, originally from the Sforzian Background, such as the 'Mission Accomplished' sign behind George Bush on the USS Abraham Lincoln.

    greg.org, October 2003:

    Since before Elizabeth Bumiller came up with the term for the Times, I was a fan of Sforzian Backgrounds, the news-manipulating slogans created by Scott Sforza, a key member of the White House's advance scenery and production team, for just about every public appearance of George W. Bush.


    Sforzian is now generally applied to a stage-managed, news-manipulating, political display, such as the image of world leaders marching shoulder-to-shoulder with millions in the Charlie Hebdo unity rally, except really the leaders were on their own down a sealed-off side street.

    greg.org, January 2015:

    Paris Marching In Place: The Sforzian Montage
    ...
    A montage to make us believe they are. Instead of simply crafting a single, standalone image, make a photo-op that blends seamlessly into the broader visual narrative of the event. I believe this colonization of a montage represents an advance in Sforzian technique which warrants more investigation. Stay tuned.

    March 4, 2015

  • Foreign nationals who enter the United States with the intent to give birth so their offspring will be American citizens. Businesses (primarily in China, and advertising online) provide, for a fee, lodging, transportation, and food, but do not include medical care. The more expensive maternity tourism packages include recreational activities such as visits to Disneyland, shopping malls, even outings to firing ranges.

    The operators of the maternity tourism businesses carefully coach clients to misrepresent the purpose of their visit in order to obtain tourist visas to enter the US.

    March 4, 2015

  • Abbreviation of "as fuck".

    @OgChrisCat__, January 2015:

    Tbh I hate the word "angry". Like it sounds dumb af. Why can't people use mad or pissed off.

    March 4, 2015

  • Software used on an extraterrestrial automated motor vehicle.

    The Register, January 2015:

    All being well, the Mars roverware 5.0 will be a big step forward

    March 4, 2015

  • To show off about being at an event by livelogging/livetweeting.

    @iamdanw:

    I can livebrag it

    March 4, 2015

  • An activity that helps children with difficulty reading out loud gain self-confidence by reading to animals, usually cats or dogs.

    March 4, 2015

  • What about 'English' as a homological word?

    March 4, 2015

  • A video that follows an owner's entire process of opening, configuring, and activating their latest high-tech gadgets.

    March 4, 2015

  • A video recording, posted to the Internet, which displays items recently purchased, including product details and price. 

    March 4, 2015

  • Horsemaning, or fake beheading, was a popular way to pose in a photograph in the 1920's. Sometimes spelled horsemanning, the horsemaning photo fad derives its name from the Headless Horseman, an evil character from Washington Irving's short story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow". 
    RedKid's Image Hoster

    March 4, 2015

  • A portmanteau, derived from lumberjack and heterosexual, describing a man who has adopted a retro fashion style resembling a traditional lumberjack particularly with a beard, plaid shirt, and scruffy hair.

    March 4, 2015

  • Dog shaming, also known as animal shaming, is an internet meme. Images of a dog or other animal are uploaded to the internet with a sign which describes some recent negative behavior, such as I ATE ALL THE LEFTOVER PIZZA.

    March 4, 2015

  • A cotton ball diet is a diet that involves consuming cotton balls dipped in liquids such as juices and smoothies. The diet is used to make the stomach feel full without gaining weight.

    The diet can cause choking because the cotton balls cannot be broken down and must be eaten whole. Toxins in the synthetic ingredients of cotton balls can build up over time and cause organ damage. Blockages in the digestive system can cause death of tissue in the gastrointestinal tract. Dehydration and nutritional disorders are further potential risks.

    March 4, 2015

  • A selfie stick is a monopod used to take selfie photographs by positioning a smartphone or camera beyond the normal range of the arm.

    Restrictions on the use of selfie sticks have been imposed across a range of venues (sporting events, galleries /museums and concerts) generally on the grounds of safety and inconvenience to others.

    March 4, 2015

  • v To slew or cheat an online poll by repeatedly voting, clearing cookies, and/or using proxies, with the goal of making a blog appear to be commented on by numerous posters by the same means.

    v. To subject to a mass internet or email assault aimed at pushing a particular point of view.

    Example:" I speculated that it was a plan to embarrass the CBC and freep the results to make them rue the day they lost the second National Anthem to Canada."

    March 4, 2015

  • "The prosecution said 16 men were involved in a brawl, part of a "tit-for-tat" battle between the Comanchero and Hells Angels motorcycle gangs which had resulted in drive-by shootings, firebombings and kneecappings.

    March 4, 2015

  • Excellent list, madmouth. (This autocorrect is often annoying. It just changed 'madmouth' to 'badmouth'. Aargh. It did it again.)

    March 4, 2015

  • Word appeared in Emerald Coast Growers plant catalog.

    March 4, 2015

  • *wipes a single Canadian tear*

    March 4, 2015

  • spotted on wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_curling

    March 4, 2015

  • curling term - sweep faster.

    March 4, 2015

  • I suspect it's a popular word because of the duang remixes

    Youtube Jackie Chan Duang https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WdEtx29q98

    (fast forward to 0:50 1:00 abd 1:59)

    original version of commercial at 0:30  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RXg7IdOFlA

    March 4, 2015

  • from the Rick Mercer report - 2015 - driving a snowmobile over a patch of open water on a frozen lake as a competitive sport.

    other puddle jumping examples require rubber boots and puddles, or float planes and remote lakes.

    March 4, 2015

  • Anthropogenic climate change refers to the production of greenhouse gases emitted by human activity. By examining polar ice cores, scientists are convinced that human activity has increased the proportion of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

    March 4, 2015

  • http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-31689148
    "Duang" seems to be an example of onomatopoeia, a word that phonetically imitates a sound. It all seems to have started with Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan, who in 2004 was featured in a shampoo commercial where he said famously defended his sleek, black hair using the rhythmical-sounding "duang". The word resurfaced again recently after Chan posted it on his Weibo page. Thousands of users then began to flood Chan's Weibo page with comments, coining the word in reference to his infamous shampoo appearance.

    March 4, 2015

  • To deface the Canadian $5 bill to make Laurier look like Spock. "Spock On" http://www.buzzfeed.com/tanyachen/canadians-are-spocking-their-money-in-tribute-to-leonard-nim#.swwdOr6vQ

    March 4, 2015

  • majig
    -an inactive object, which does not have a name

    March 4, 2015

  • It's a gas gas gas.

    March 4, 2015

  • dedicated logophile :)

    March 3, 2015

  • ""Mooncusser" is the name that Cape Codders gave years ago to people who used to lure storm-tossed ships onto the reefs with a light on the shore." Mystery of the Mooncusser

    March 3, 2015

  • "The fire service in France is known as Sapeurs-pompiers, except in Marseille, where naval "sailor-firefighters", marins-pompiers, provide fire and rescue services." Wikipedia

    March 3, 2015

  • see above in the Wiktionary entries:
    "intransitive v. To have the intended effect; operate or work: The skin graft took."

    March 3, 2015

  • I usually drink decat, or at least pick the fur out and pretend it's decat.

    March 3, 2015

  • Looks like some colourful insinuation about hell, and leather, IMHO.

    March 3, 2015

  • "A jumping jack (Canada & US) or star jump (UK and other Commonwealth nations), also called side-straddle hop in the US military, is a physical jumping exercise performed by jumping to a position with the legs spread wide and the hands touching overhead, sometimes in a clap, and then returning to a position with the feet together and the arms at the sides." Wikipedia

    March 3, 2015

  • For me, your new example doesn't work. I mean take.

    March 3, 2015

  • I was looking for confirmation of take as an intransitive verb, and cannot find it here, in the sense of, being suitable to a base and surviving, as in "When enthusiasts for health insurance tried to graft the German system to the United States, the graft did not take". So I think that other subjects could be substituted for graft, meaning the same thing. The sentence I wanted to write goes something like: "This new art practice took well on the principles of...."

    March 3, 2015

  • Definition:

    Verb: the act of creating content for social media while under the
    influence of alcohol

    Noun: social media content that was created by someone whose judgment
    was obviously impaired or uninhibited by alcohol

    Ex.: Did you see John and Nick's intoxipost about their Slip 'N Slide made entirely of cats?

    Etymology: combination of intoxication and post.

    Related words: Drunk dial and Drunk Text

    March 3, 2015

  • Using sand (or sugar) as an art medium, relaxation activity or as a way for children to practice handwriting.

    March 3, 2015

  • sand-tracing pendulumRedKid's Image Hoster

    March 3, 2015

  • "Your ceaseless search finishes here,"
    Declared the lovestruck engineer.
    "I will be your all,
    Your passion’s pawl;
    My thrusts will brake your spinning gear."

    March 3, 2015

  • Temerity is used in Chapter XXII of "The Return of Dr Fu-Manchu by Sax Rohmer.

    March 3, 2015

  • Chiaroscuro is well used in Chapter XXII of "The Return of Dr Fu-Manchu" by Sax Rohmer.

    March 3, 2015

  • Raiment is well used in Chapter XXII of "The Return of Dr Fu-Manchu" by Sax Rohmer.

    March 3, 2015

  • Necromancer is used well in a sentence in Chapter XXII of "The Return of Dr Fu-Manchu" by Sax Rohmer.

    March 3, 2015

  • Used well in Chapter XXVI of "The Return of Dr Fu-Manchu" by Sax Rohmer.

    March 3, 2015

  • See long time no see.

    March 3, 2015

  • GOing for GRE...

    March 3, 2015

  • a new chinese character.

    spotted on the BBC.
    http://m.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-31689148

    March 3, 2015

  • Sample paragraph:
    "You can't, of course, discuss Lady Gaga without some mention of Madonna, whose blond ambition now seems positively classy next to Gaga's hell-for-leather brazenness."

    (The context of the word in this paragraph doesn't seem to match the definition.)

    March 3, 2015

  • Maybe it's a regional expression. I say, "long time no hear from" if the person is not face-to-face, such as on the phone. If it's a face-to-face situation then I'd say, "long time no see."

    March 3, 2015

  • Long time nothing: This phrase is used humorously when you get in touch with someone via seeing, calling, hearing, mailing etc, after a long time.

    March 3, 2015

  • v. uncat

    March 3, 2015

  • Ooh! Also wasserman.

    March 3, 2015

  • blimey

    March 2, 2015

  • In statistics and demography, a cohort is a group of subjects who have shared a particular event together during a particular time span (e.g., people born in Europe between 1918 and 1939; survivors of an aircrash; truck drivers who smoked between age 30 and 40). Cohorts may be tracked over extended periods in a cohort study. 


    cohort study is a form of longitudinal study (a type of observational study) used in medicine, social science, actuarial science, business analytics, and ecology. Cohort studies are largely about the life histories of segments of populations, and the individual people who constitute these segments.

    March 2, 2015