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  • Verbify. Spotted at a big BBC article about verbifying all the nouns. http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20160825-why-medalling-and-summering-are-so-annoying

    August 25, 2016

  • A word with a non-planar spelling net is called an eodermdrome, an ungainly name that itself illustrates the idea.   Illustrated explanation here.

    August 25, 2016

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    August 25, 2016

  • Does random unreason triumphant
    Explain the party's entrumpment,
    Or is it the working
    Of illness long lurking
    Whose presence at last is erumpent?

    August 25, 2016

  • "A saltern is a word with a number of differing (but interrelated) meanings. In English archaeology, a saltern is an area used for salt making, especially in the East Anglian fenlands."

    August 25, 2016

  • Wiktionary :-)

    August 24, 2016

  • I want better visuals. At least a flour-bespotted grandma.

    August 24, 2016

  • Modern psychology has a serious God problem. America is a deeply spiritual country. More than half of Americans say religion is “very important” to them, and more than 90 percent profess a belief in a higher power. Yet psychology, as a scientific endeavor, has done almost nothing to understand how spiritual beliefs shape psychological problems, or affect treatment. When a person with deep religious convictions comes in for professional help, they will find, more often than not, a therapist who is not fully prepared to help.--Gareth Cook, Modern Psychology's God Problem.

    Relations between psychology and religion have a troubled history. Putting psychology on a scientific footing meant, in part, rejecting the notion that mental illness is a spiritual phenomenon, that madness implied possession by demons or foul spirits. Freud famously diagnosed religion as a psychological problem. To believe, in his view, was to be neurotic.

    August 24, 2016

  • A problem addressed by means of intuition, such as a recipe (for coconut cake) in which the ingredients and amounts used are unclear.

    "HARVARD PROFESSOR Roland Fryer has made a discovery with the potential to transform public education. To understand it, though, it helps to first hear a story about the conundrum of the coconut cake.

    Fryer’s grandmother makes an astounding coconut cake, a magical confection of sweetness and air he’s loved since he was a kid growing up in Florida. Fryer wanted to learn to make the cake himself, but every time he pressed for a recipe, she gave him directions like “use a good amount of sugar, a little flour but not too much, and just a bit of baking powder.”--Gareth Cook, Education's Coconut Cake Problem

    August 24, 2016

  • Trademark /New Zealand: a type of sandal with a strip of material between the big toe and the other toes and over the foot.

    August 24, 2016

  • Webpagespeak for the web page/popup that presents itself before a user gets access to a content page. Spotted in news.

    August 24, 2016

  • To exude existing strength before a major change or shift
    sustainable
    flexible
    adaptive
    Happening before resilient

    August 24, 2016

  • The use of a laparoscopic power morcellator during a hysterectomy is discouraged because it increases the risk of spreading cancerous tissue within the abdomen and pelvis.
    During a hysterectomy with morcellation the surgeon slices the uterine tissue into small pieces and extracts them with a laparoscope through an incision in the abdomen. In women with undetected uterine cancer, the morcellator cuts through cancerous tissue and potentially distributes it outside the uterus.

    August 24, 2016

  • A vaginal pessary can take a number of different forms, including doughnut-shaped devices; horn-shaped varieties, known as gellhorns; and tube-like insertions with bulbous ends that work as inflatable devices.

    August 24, 2016

  • Too clever by half, it's been said,
    If subject and science aren't wed.
    So use plane geometry
    And not craniometry
    To measure a simple blockhead.

    August 24, 2016

  • 'Aug. 23 is now called Internaut Day, a name that combines “Internet” and “astronaut,” as early technical Internet users were called.' - Globe and Mail

    August 24, 2016

  • Welcome. Go on, make a list!

    August 24, 2016

  • and that, my friend, is what we call - physics

    August 24, 2016

  • The search for habitable, alien worlds needs to make room for a second "Goldilocks," according to a Yale University researcher.

    For decades, it has been thought that the key factor in determining whether a planet can support life was its distance from its sun. In our solar system, for instance, Venus is too close to the sun and Mars is too far, but Earth is just right. That distance is what scientists refer to as the "habitable zone," or the "Goldilocks zone."--Science Daily, August 19, 2016

    August 24, 2016

  • "... and chill".

    August 24, 2016

  • Just for the record, I have looked up 3 words, but only just signed up.

    August 24, 2016

  • Slang for vibes.

    August 23, 2016

  • The white termites (called locally "duck-ants") also build large dome-shaped nests, but more often on the slopes, and I did not see that they had much influence on the distribution of the molluscs.
    --A. P. Brown, 1911, "Variation in some Jamaican species of Pleurodonte", Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 63: 131.

    August 23, 2016

  • The bawdy is narrative's fodder
    And broad jest its babbling water.
    Jongleurs had a go
    With hot fabliaux
    And we work the famed farmer's daughter.

    August 23, 2016

  • I guess one a day might keep the apple away.

    August 23, 2016

  • Doesn't the diamond cat hair cut through the buttered toast strapped to its back?

    August 23, 2016

  • not worth a crumpet

    August 23, 2016


  • doing a bradbury
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    doing a bradbury

    August 23, 2016

  • Given that in Australia we usually use boot in place of trunk...froot.

    August 22, 2016

  • 'As it orbits the sun, this new asteroid, designated 2016 HO3, appears to circle around Earth as well. It is too distant to be considered a true satellite of our planet, but it is the best and most stable example to date of a near-Earth companion, or "quasi-satellite."'
    - NASA JPL

    August 22, 2016

  • Dorothy Parker dispensed caustic humor in prose and verse as well as over drinks. Her observations and remarks were very much of their time, but they still induce winces in an era when cutting snark has become practically de rigueur. Over the years many couplets and witticisms have been attributed to Parker, some apocryphally."

    August 22, 2016

  • From Oryx and Crake

    August 22, 2016

  • Spotted online as know nothing.

    August 22, 2016

  • Front trunk of a car which has no front engine.

    August 22, 2016

  • What pleasure in geck the Scots take!
    In insults that sting like a snake
    It's limmer they'll fetch
    (Or skellum) for "wretch,"
    But scroyle is much like a smaik.

    Here's a provocative thought:
    Scots insults suit Donald a lot,
    Perhaps this is merited
    By genes he inherited.
    His mom was an immigrant Scot.

    August 22, 2016

  • Hasn't been commonly known as Yarra Yarra for a long time.

    August 22, 2016

  • See Yarra River.

    August 21, 2016

  • The Yarra River or historically, the Yarra Yarra River, is a perennial river in east-central Victoria, Australia.

    August 21, 2016

  • "The shoe features canvas, suede and mesh, with the varsity royal blue apparently inspired by Port Phillip Bay and the brown midsole chosen to represent the turdish Yarra River that winds its wiggly way through our magnificent city."

    August 21, 2016

  • "hefting – also known as heafing in this part of the country, but known as many other things across the UK.

    I’m no expert on hefting but the way I understand it to work, from a friend who does know, is that when shepherds want to establish a new flock, they take the sheep up onto the moorland where they want them to graze and they constrain them on that land. This is sometimes done with fencing, but is also done by physical shepherding. The flock gets to know where it can, and can’t, go because of the constraints.
    Eventually the shepherd removes the constraint, but the sheep don’t drift off. They stay where they have been hefted. They’ve learnt to live within their current constraints.

    Once a flock has been established within its heft, the shepherd can add new sheep to the flock and they will take on the heft of the rest of the sheep, as long as too many fresh ideas aren’t introduced. The hefting is passed from generation to generation without the need for the constraints to be put back in place. That’s how strong the constraints are in the minds of the rest of the flock.

    We’re not dissimilar to sheep. We pick a way of doing things, or a technology, based on what our tribe is doing. Having chosen a technology, we stay with it, we invest in it, and we live within its constraints. We become comfortable in our place of pasture." --Technology Perspectives.

    August 21, 2016

  • What a ghastly word.

    August 21, 2016

  • "This research illustrates the importance of collaboration in the scientific discovery process, and how the study of one disease, in this case cancer, can have a profound impact on the understanding on another." said Dr. Courtneidge, "In the future, we hope to use our mouse model to study the disease in more depth, as well as to determine whether other genes involved in invadopodia formation are also associated with FTHS." See invadopodium.

    August 21, 2016

  • "Once SuperSat gets off the ground, the plan is to have it lock into a lunar orbit and map the surface with an HDTV camera and panospheric video." WIRED

    August 21, 2016

  • Strange demons, it may be, compel him;
    Some think mental illness befell him.
    I rather suspect
    A cruder affect:
    The Donald is simply a skellum.

    August 21, 2016

  • I am a dreamer. I am a freedom fighter.

    August 20, 2016

  • thanks

    August 20, 2016

  • rice krispies: the glitter herpe of breakfast cereals. What is glitter herpe?

    August 20, 2016

  • See also stultify.

    August 20, 2016

  • A rock hound when he is wistful
    dreams gemstones garnered by fistful,
    And rock turned to prism
    By pleochroism -
    The trick of a magical crystal.

    August 20, 2016

  • hello

    August 20, 2016

  • Antarctica - Ski Runway / Snow Runway


    other places it refers to a ski run, or ski track.

    August 20, 2016

  • touch base

    August 20, 2016

  • That's a confession.

    August 20, 2016

  • Spotted in my news feed.

    A 'non anouncement' ?, an announcement using a bunch of words which don't mean anything?
    For the Aug19 tweet, it was referring to a Climate Plan announcement which was made in front of a fake blue sky backdrop.

    Twitter has nonouncement going back to 2011.  https://twitter.com/search?q=nonouncement&src=typd

    "An announcement comprised of just verbs & adjectives & prepositions is called a nonouncement"

    August 20, 2016

  • "A woman reclines in a long dress with fine floral patterning on a bed with a checkered bedspread. Her head scarf is polka-dotted. The bed is placed in front of a wall, which is draped with a paisley cloth. And ever her face is marked with cicatrices."
    "Portrait of a Lady" by Teju Cole, p 129 of Known and Strange Things

    August 20, 2016

  • I created an account just so I could love this list. A shared arrgh, in other words.

    I think I invented one of these (prolly) before most of the people who regularly use them were born, so I'm grandmothered in. ;)

    August 20, 2016

  • The commonplace may hold truth's kernel
    And point the way to things supernal,
    So follow that arrow
    From a red wheelbarrow
    Or raise your eyes from Duchamp's urinal.

    August 19, 2016

  • Abbreviation for 'way to go'

    August 19, 2016

  • Abbreviation of 'what the hell'/ 'what the heck'

    August 19, 2016

  • Earth's early plant biosphere consisted of simple bryophytes, such as moss, which are non-vascular -- meaning they do not have vein-like systems to conduct water and minerals around the plant.
    Humble Moss Helped Create Our Oxygen-Rich Atmosphere, Science Daily, Aug. 15, 2016

    August 19, 2016

  • Really? Did nobody read this as muff gel? Did nobody read? Does anybody read?

    August 18, 2016

  • Some cock may presume he's exec
    With general permission to peck
    But strutting your stuff
    May not be enough
    When the flock is aflutter with geck.

    August 18, 2016

  • viral bagel - seriously, do journalists not understand what words mean any more?

    August 18, 2016

  • SPAM

    August 18, 2016

  • I was never very skilled with a coelostat
    And singed off my brows with a heliostat
    So 'twas time for a change
    To find a job in my range:
    I'm having a go selling real estat

    August 18, 2016

  • Wut?

    August 18, 2016

  • "He had a feeling for the inanimate, too, for ruins and comminuted landscapes, places that have been reduced to their smallest units by the forces of nature and history."
    "Poetry of the Disregarded" by Teju Cole, p 42 of Known and Strange Things

    August 18, 2016

  • Luckily I dropped out of Sunday School.

    August 17, 2016

  • A sailor who finds where he's at
    Adjusts to the long and the lat;
    Astronomers though
    To check any flow
    Will stick with a strict coelostat.

    August 17, 2016

  • Note that coelostat is pronounced "seal-o-stat" as in coelacanth or coeliac disease.

    August 17, 2016

  • http://gothamist.com/2016/07/28/mufgel_williamsburg_gimmicks.php

    While it doesn't quite roll off the tongue the way "cronut" does, and isn't as photogenic as the rainbow bagel, the mufgel is the new hybrid pastry on the block. The mufgel is part bagel, part muffin and is the Franken-carb du jour at Williamsburg's The Bagel Store, the world's most viral bagel purveyor.

    August 17, 2016

  • http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/chorks-chopsticks-forks-panda-express_us_57adc817e4b007c36e4e30b6

    Well folks, there’s a new sheriff in town, and its name is “chork.” This Frankenstein’s monster of hybrid cutlery features a fork on one end and chopsticks on the other. It’s a perfect solution for the many Americans who start their meal with chopsticks, get frustrated halfway through, and ditch them for a fork.

    August 17, 2016

  • The highest rank in the SS.

    August 17, 2016

  • Catch an alexz by the toe.

    August 17, 2016

  • feeling numb

    August 17, 2016

  • Article also says that eeny, meeny, miny, moe also comes from counting words.

    August 16, 2016

  • When daylight's begun its decline
    And darkness is poured out like wine
    Our lusty young braves
    Like bats from their caves
    Emerge for the hunt vespertine.

    August 16, 2016

  • Learned from reading this article:
    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2016/aug/15/team-gb-cycling-saddle-sore-medals

    Although I imagine that the bulk of their work doesn't come from sorting out chafing for cyclists.

    August 16, 2016

  • Surf's up!

    August 16, 2016

  • See hickory, dickory, dock.

    August 16, 2016

  • Also my list: https://wordnik.com/lists/daffyd-demands-a-recount
    Which I ballsed up because it only has 19 words and should be 20. Hmmm.

    August 15, 2016

  • See also this lovely list: https://wordnik.com/lists/dale-counting-sheep

    August 15, 2016

  • I used to know a Finnish poet who used the name wordjunky. He was brilliant.

    August 15, 2016

  • Ha!

    August 15, 2016

  • Spotted in an Aeon article
    "‘Hickory, dickory, dock’ – what in the world do those words mean? Well, here’s a clue: hovera, dovera, dick were eight, nine and ten in that same Celtic counting list."
    - https://aeon.co/essays/why-is-english-so-weirdly-different-from-other-languages

    August 15, 2016

  • Wordjunki definition: a lover of words; the written word; the spoken word; rhyming word; spelling of; meaning of;
    wordnik is the place to find a wordjunki
    A wordjunki typically loves to write, many wordjunki's are authors, poets, lyricists, editors, column writers, teachers of fine writing, sign writers, to name a few.
    Examples of: A wordjunki will often own & play Scrabble with a somewhat competitive edge. crosswords are by far a wordjunki's favourite pastime & has a generally love for all wordgames
    Related words: chatterbox in social situations he becomes a bit of a wordjunki when nervous. ?

    August 15, 2016

  • A trickster betrays his sly aim
    Assailing his foe without shame.
    To charge voting fraud
    In no way seems odd
    From one who has played the skin-game.

    August 17, 2016

  • A toad advisory. A traffic advisory where people are to avoid certain trails and roads to save toadlets.

    Spotted in the CBC http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/british-columbia/toad-migration-whistler-1.3720830

    August 15, 2016

  • By way of explanation, he was told that "a crocogator has the head of a crocodile on one end and the head of an alligator on the other end."
    Graphic Communications Weekly (1972) Volumes 5-6, p. 78

    August 14, 2016

  • Cosmologists peer far and wide,
    Putting issues of history aside.
    To hypermetropics
    Such trivial topics
    Are less than their minds can abide.

    August 14, 2016

  • My girlfriend left me because of my fetish for pasta... Now I'm feeling cannelloni.
    - a joke I found on the internet.

    August 14, 2016

  • looks like a tiny banjo...

    August 14, 2016

  • definition at transonic

    quick check shows that transonic is the more common spelling.

    August 14, 2016

  • For the NASA/SpaceX/rocketry term, it's the support tower which holds the rocket vertical before it's time to launch.
    Rocket launch commentary will have the phrase 'strongback retraction'

    August 14, 2016

  • "data dredging"
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_dredging

    Going through data to find a 'statistically significant result' which might lead people to an incorrect hypothesis.   

    spotted this term in a sciencey video.

    August 14, 2016

  • We need to help make America great sgain. We are so going down a rat hole fast.

    August 14, 2016

  • Socialism

    August 14, 2016

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