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  • I thought about making an orra-ble pun here but decided better of it.

    July 27, 2016

  • Hello mollusque.

    July 26, 2016

  • Back in the old Wordie days, all words were lower case. Then one day a someone listed a word that started with a capital letter...a miracle!
    Which was the first word ever capitalised on Wordie? Hint: 6 letters. Another hint: the magick was achieved by borrowing a character from a non-English character set.

    July 26, 2016

  • Word entries are case sensitive.

    July 26, 2016

  • The gnomes are not fauna nor flora
    But gardens are blessed by their aura.
    Their magic potential
    May not be essential
    But some find them charmingly orra.

    July 26, 2016

  • A person or animal suffering from Chemicalism

    July 26, 2016

  • The subject of artificial Chemically processed food and drink addictive dependence by Human beings and animals.

    July 26, 2016

  • Funny you should turn up here because I've been wondering how to get my mosquitoes dry before I kill them. I've got a feeling - super excited here, it's *almost* like that euphoria of finding a new madmouth list, yanno! - you might be the one to crack this for me, eh?

    July 26, 2016

  • Barking is Douchka's worst problem, but not her only one; in fact, it may not be going too far to describe the dog as barking mad. She's nervous and needy and can't be left alone, demanding Audry's constant attention . . . .
    Mikita Brottman, The Great Grisby: Two Thousand Years of Exceptional Dogs (New York: HarperCollins), ch. 4.

    July 26, 2016

  • In Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, the first sign of Mr. Rochester's presence is the sight of his faithful companion Pilot, a "great black and white long-haired dog" that Jane, encountering on a dark night, first mistakes for a Gytrash, "a lion-like creature with long hair and a huge head."
    Mikita Brottman, The Great Grisby: Two Thousand Years of Exceptional Dogs (New York: HarperCollins), ch. 2.

    July 26, 2016

  • Are there still vacancies for strategic hole placers? I think I'd be good at it.

    July 26, 2016

  • His small talking skills being wayward
    He chattered at times like a jaybird.
    For marital peace
    His babble would cease
    If she uttered the pre-arranged nayword.

    July 25, 2016

  • what no humdinger? doozy ? dench pucker bonza ..well that's just dandy.

    July 25, 2016

  • Erudite discussion of the demise of whom here:
    https://caxton1485.wordpress.com/2013/07/14/the-negative-canon-who-and-whom/

    July 25, 2016

  • Heard this as Strategically Placed Hole. Circa 1990

    Furryspeak.

    July 25, 2016

  • PUT ON A CHICKEN SUIT AND DO THE SCORNFUL DANCE.

    July 25, 2016

  • -an unidentified Daniil Kharms translator with sssstyle

    July 25, 2016

  • I was unable to google image a scornful chicken emoji to express my feelings toward your joke, HELAS

    July 25, 2016

  • Do they behave furtively?

    July 25, 2016

  • The best way I know how to heal
    A pestilent rash popliteal
    Is immersing your knees
    As hot as you please
    Applying the cure-all balneal.

    July 24, 2016

  • From Wikipedia:
    "A gabion (from Italian gabbione meaning "big cage"; from Italian gabbia and Latin cavea meaning "cage") is a cage, cylinder, or box filled with rocks, concrete, or sometimes sand and soil for use in civil engineering, road building, military applications and landscaping."

    See these employed with increasing frequency in retaining walls along roads and highways.

    July 24, 2016

  • It's usually not empty. See for example putsch. If the databases from which the definitions are plucked also have etymologies available then they are shown.

    July 24, 2016

  • "In the Neapolitan country, where everybody was a spy, a soldier, a priest, or a lazzarone, the shameless beggars of all four denominations incessantly pounced on the Bottle and made it a pretext for extorting money from me."
    - "The Italian Prisoner" by Charles Dickens, in The Uncommercial Traveller

    July 24, 2016

  • Is there a way to see the etymology of the word? That section is always empty. Thanks :-)

    July 24, 2016

  • LAM for short. Rare lung disease that causes spontaneous lung collapse in women.

    July 23, 2016

  • ?? Marcus Bachmann is defending his Christian counseling business for offering so-called ex-gay therapy, a controversial practice that's focused attention on the Bachmanns' views on social issues at a time when the Minnesota congresswoman has shown momentum in the Republican presidential race.

    July 23, 2016

  • A “furvert” is anyone who is sexually attracted to mascots and such. A furry who is a pervert; somebody who takes a sexual interest in furry media.

    July 23, 2016

  • Young ladies in crinoline gownage
    Refrained from riparian clownage
    Else they might have slid
    As Ophelia did
    To prolonged, if picturesque, drownage.

    July 23, 2016

  • Dunno what's wrong with wiggling a piece of plywood like we used to do in the Sunday school play.

    July 23, 2016

  • In organ-building, a stop constructed so as to produce a noise in imitation of the sound of a storm.

    July 23, 2016

  • The Fratellis

    July 22, 2016

  • also  toethumb
    There's a wiki article on clubbed thumb

    July 22, 2016

  • a stubby thumb that looks like a big toe.
    also toe thumb also clubbed thumb

    July 22, 2016

  • I think the next YouTube dialect challenge should incorporate new words. Is wat pronounced the same as what?

    July 22, 2016

  • Q. What did you do last night?
    A. Oh, we went to the field and softballed.

    July 22, 2016

  • a.k.a. Squamp Thing

    July 22, 2016

  • someone from Squampton
    very informal

    July 22, 2016

  • A gossip can never be dilatory
    But eagerly hastes to spill a story
    And endlessly natters
    Of such shocking matters
    As subtle transgressions habilatory.

    July 22, 2016

  • SPAM

    July 22, 2016

  • Definition 2 is a little rude in light of definition 1.

    July 22, 2016

  • what *cough* are the...evens?

    July 21, 2016

  • See lights in the Levantine gloam
    As linkboys scamper for home.
    The torches glow bright
    In encroaching night
    At the end of a long lampadrome.

    Also see comments at lampadedromy.

    July 21, 2016

  • Don't you wish, dear readers, that you had a bet on that someone would get around to writing that sentence? Imagine the odds.

    July 21, 2016

  • On seratonin Sunday I'm never taking these funky drummer napportunities off again in the woods in the woods, no egrets.

    July 21, 2016

  • *fav*

    July 21, 2016

  • YOU CAN COUNT ON IT.

    July 21, 2016

  • dewd. you blew my mind

    July 21, 2016

  • 2 years already! I'm gonna fly back in Oct but that's plenty of time for more amaze-y-ments

    July 21, 2016

  • Are you really? Wow. Strap me in for the ride.

    July 21, 2016

  • Perhaps counting doesn't count. In the same way, you know, that mirages on the road disappear when you drive up to them. So not counting is like the mirage, and when you count / move towards it, the not counting is not there.

    July 21, 2016

  • it's a noun not a phrase, important! a trochee

    July 21, 2016

  • ...is apparently a better way to learn complicated shamanic rhythms on the janggu than 'but is that a 5 or a 7?' rolling constantly through one's head

    secretly its a juiced up 6 most of the time. I COUNTED

    July 21, 2016

  • This is my favorite word today. What's the word for the distinct sensation of having a favorite word that day? I want to put it in my minor Evelyn Waugh novel

    July 21, 2016

  • oddly specific!!

    July 21, 2016

  • TDS Initialism for Talent Development Secondary

    July 21, 2016

  • The state of being smiling. This sounds awkward.

    July 21, 2016

  • Reading ITheFirst Five PagesI by Noah Lukeman. He has rigorous suggestions for learning new words, which, surprisingly, he says writers of fiction should consider for character definition. Appropriately and judiciously inserted, of course.

    July 20, 2016

  • for when you want to dress up your swear words in a fancy suit before using them.

    Spotted in the 'recently listed' list.

    July 20, 2016

  • preparing for GRE...

    July 20, 2016

  • As gods will not deign to eat meat
    Your slender amour spurns a sweet.
    It's not hypocritic
    But idolothytic
    To give her your favorite treat.

    July 20, 2016

  • okie dokay

    July 20, 2016

  • *chagrinspiration*

    July 20, 2016

  • hello

    July 20, 2016

  • OOTD : outfit of the day

    July 20, 2016

  • a variant of thinspiration

    July 20, 2016

  • Well., I'm very happy to join this web. I think It's helpful and I can learn alot from it. I want to improve my English, so I find it is suitable for me. Thank ad. I hope your site will be increasing update.

    July 20, 2016

  • Nice

    July 20, 2016

  • Well done.

    July 19, 2016

  • Mandle!

    July 19, 2016

  • Fitness/sport?   .. appears to be a variant of thinspo

    so, this is a shortening  of fitspiration is a thinspo thing.

    July 20, 2016

  • I can't believe this isn't a dialect variant on dandelion.

    July 19, 2016

  • I use crowdy as a description of very friendly crowd, the one that you want to be a part of and its not overwhelming you. I always explain it to my EN speaking friends and some of the already adopted it into their vocab.

    July 19, 2016

  • "Melaniate": To unwittingly speak in a public forum words that have been plagiarized by others. Named after Meliania Trump and her plagiarized speech at the RNC.
    Coined by Roy Peter Clark 7/19/2016.
    http://www.poynter.org/2016/welcome-to-post-plagiarism-america/422260/

    July 19, 2016

  • Crude youngsters employ a crass trick
    To replicate trumpetings gastric,
    While I, for my part,
    Can hear in no fart
    A note in the least bit gelastic.

    July 19, 2016

  • Something to do with the way the Wordnik compiler processes quotation marks. I will ponder.

    July 19, 2016

  • Welcome.

    July 19, 2016

  • I love the world of words.

    July 19, 2016

  • Nice work. Do you often write limericks?

    July 19, 2016

  • *applause*

    July 19, 2016

  • The link borks to 'Controversies about the word'.

    July 19, 2016

  • An all-male panel at a conference.
    There's a Tumblr for that: http://allmalepanels.tumblr.com/

    July 18, 2016

  • Much given to fretting his gizzard
    Doubts swirl like the flakes of a blizzard.
    When Percy must vote
    Cold fear grips his throat -
    Well-meaning but sadly a dizzard.

    July 18, 2016

  • At the entry for gizzard the Century supplies, "n. Figuratively, temper: now only in the phrase to fret one's gizzard." The "now" reference is to 1914. The expression is new to me and I like it. This is a fossil that deserves reanimation.

    July 18, 2016

  • As fairies and elves have their homes
    Why do we neglect our poor gnomes?
    Why can we not harden
    The roof of the garden
    And give them simulacradromes?

    July 18, 2016

  • But does a nothingness comprise all potential other forms of nothingness, and hence require no plural?

    July 18, 2016

  • Quite.

    July 18, 2016

  • Precariously difficult to use in modern spoken discourse.

    July 18, 2016

  • Hence it needs a limerick is my first thought.

    July 18, 2016

  • That reference in the examples looks like the only one on the internet.

    July 18, 2016

  • I notice the definitions on orientation include things like this:
    n. The act of orienting or the state of being oriented.

    July 17, 2016

  • See orientate which cops the hate mail on behalf of orientation.

    July 17, 2016

  • I'd miss the noun orientation though, as orienting would sound awkward.
    * The new students very much looked forward to Orienting Week.

    July 17, 2016

  • Gotta ignore them all!

    July 17, 2016

  • Babalatchi is the name of a character in a novel published in 1896 by Joseph Conrad, An Outcast of the Islands.

    July 17, 2016

  • What rara avis bizarrely fluorescent
    Assails us with crowing incessant?
    It's only the rumpus
    Of brass-pated trumpus
    Who struts in his plumage fulvescent.

    July 17, 2016

  • Dear Wordnik, can we not abolish this word and (dear everyone) can we please laugh out loud at its every use? It sounds so childish; orient is a perfectly fine substitute in all cases.

    July 17, 2016

  • ... because people keep posting links to fake stories of blocked highways.

    July 16, 2016

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