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  • From UrbanDictionary:

    An insult used primarily by people on the socialist left to describe conservatives, reactionaries (reactionary), members of the alt-right, libertarians, and even mainstream liberals. Generally the connotation of a very uninteresting and uncool male who contributes very little to society in terms of both productive work and original thoughts/opinions.

    October 31, 2020

  • from the first sentence of Chapter 1 in George Orwell's Animal Farm, and featured in Martin Amis' Money, where John Self can't manage to find out what pop-holes are. Seems they are holes that let the hens in and out of the coop. You can get an automatic pop-hole opener if, like Mr Jones, of the Manor Farm, you tend to get "too drunk to remember to shut the pop-holes."

    October 31, 2020

  • Hangline (verb): It's the action of getting together with your friends or family using a video communication application (e.g. Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, WhatsApp, Skype, etc).

    "This Saturday I'm going to hangline in a Halloween party."

    October 31, 2020

  • this is so good

    https://www.escortsaffair.com

    October 30, 2020

  • A comment that could ONLY come from the brilliant and creative mind of you, bilby.

    October 30, 2020

  • he then shot a very last-spherical 76 on the carmel, ind., path on wednesday to finish in a tie for 2nd with a 4-over 220, 4returned of winner john marshall butler.i played super,” daly ii advised the indianapolis megastar. “it'd had been cool to win, however i still have time. just a couple horrific 3-putts each days, however apart from that i played incredible.

    https://www.anttone.com

    October 30, 2020

  • Crazed and amazed

    October 30, 2020

  • Silesia isn't a disease. It's a place in Europe.

    October 30, 2020

  • Key ingredient of peanut butter.

    October 30, 2020

  • hello . I'm Long

    October 29, 2020

  • hello

    October 29, 2020

  • word

    October 29, 2020

  • Project

    October 28, 2020

  • See yarble.

    October 28, 2020

  • Site is case sensitive so anything that is not a proper noun should not be capitalised.

    October 28, 2020

  • Yes.

    October 28, 2020

  • After the state-owned timber company Forestry Tasmania renamed itself Sustainable Timber Tasmania, critics who saw the move as mere greenwashing took to calling it Sus Timber Tasmania.

    October 28, 2020

  • Trumps the American doldrums

    October 27, 2020

  • I like how this is a phrase now.

    October 27, 2020

  • a small, electrically powered multi-rotor helicopter, designed for use as an air taxi.

    The private company Volocopter GmbH seems to have originated the term and immediately and completely diluted its trademark in the early 2010s.

    October 26, 2020

  • I like this one

    October 26, 2020

  • Hello

    October 26, 2020

  • In Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal, by Christopher Moore, pg. 239 (NY: Harper Collins, 2002): ""At first I arranged the monks in a large pile, trying to keep the elbows and knees out of the eyes and yarbles, out of respect and in the spirit of the infinitely compassionate Buddha and stuff." Seems "yarbles" is from Anthony Burgess' A Clockwork Orange, in which "Nadsat" takes yarbles from Russian "yarblicka," for apples, meaning testicles.

    October 26, 2020

  • Something that's fabulous or amazing

    October 26, 2020

  • Bold or brave

    October 26, 2020

  • Very squishy

    October 26, 2020

  • Plants that grow in space

    October 26, 2020

  • A very hot object

    October 26, 2020

  • The action of water conducting electricity

    October 26, 2020

  • The action of staying in a room for a given amount of time

    October 26, 2020

  • sanitude = healthy condition (OED).

    October 25, 2020

  • This divination art once chose the fate of accused persons. Think a jury of 12 is still unfair?

    October 25, 2020

  • I have looked high and low for a source for my favorite word, "Fuspy". Years ago, probably sometime in the '60's, my husband and I found this word (we always have loved words) but I don't remember where. Granted it is a very old word, and while I'm pretty sure it's an English word, I may be wrong; it may be from another language. I do know the definition. It means "chubby" or "plump" and it was my husband's pet name for me. I'm sad it may have slipped into oblivion. Maybe I can encourage y'all to start using it and bring it back to life. If anyone can tell me it's origin, I'd be eternally grateful.

    October 24, 2020

  • https://slate.com/culture/2020/10/fullname-famous-composers-racism-sexism.html

    Going forward, we need to “fullname” all composers when we write, talk, and teach about music. If mononyms linguistically place composers in a canonical pantheon, fullnaming never places them there to begin with. When we say, “Tonight, you’ll be hearing symphonies by Johannes Brahms and Edmond Dédé,” we’re linguistically treating both composers as being equally worthy of attention. And while fullnaming might seem like a small act in the face of centuries of harm and injustice, by adopting a stance of referential egalitarianism, fullnaming at least does no more harm.

    October 24, 2020

  • Thoreau has a spurious but appealing etymology as he opens his essay, “Walking” (1862).

    October 24, 2020

  • mario

    October 24, 2020

  • Really? Has anyone ever heard of a wooden spooner?

    October 24, 2020

  • coined word for bullshit, used on the TV show Battlestar Galactica

    also rendered feldercarb

    October 23, 2020

  • felgercarb was correct on the show, but feldercarb is more frequently used in popular culture. It has at least 2x the Google search results. Probably because it is easier to say for most English speakers.

    October 23, 2020

  • The right has a new thing self-described faction, "InCons," or "involuntary conservatives," folks forced into voting for Trump by liberal extremism. Which sounds exactly like what Southerns demanding massive resistance said about their response Brown v. Board of Education. https://t.co/UJjpSbVpaD

    — Rick Perlstein (@rickperlstein) October 23, 2020

    October 23, 2020

  • It's spelled felgercarb.

    October 23, 2020

  • OED has Grimp listed as a rare word, A trans vb to cause to mount; to elevate, haul up (0bs), b) intrans. to clamber, climb. As the French "grimper" is not at all rare, I'd guess T.S.Eliot was thinking of a steep place, where you could only move by tediously careful climbing. "There is no foothold," and you move at the risk of falling. So I would not expect a marshy swamp area would be a grimpen at all. Though when you read an abstruse poem like Eliot's Four Quartets, you have to do a lot of grimping, with no security and no guarantee that any particular reading is secure.

    October 23, 2020

  • combining form referring to the eyelids. Defined at blepharo– with an en-dash for some reason.

    October 22, 2020

  • author China Mieville kind of turned me off this word, personally, when he used it 3 or 4 times in one novel in sentences where interrupt, intrude, or cut in would have worked just as well.

    October 22, 2020

  • this is very cyberpunk

    October 22, 2020

  • why are they mostly A's and B's?

    October 22, 2020

  • slang term of inchoate and amorphous definition, but primarily used to refer to throwing or discarding something forcefully, and as a general interjection when doing so. 

    Originated with the dance thing popularized on Vine and Youtube, but at this date no longer commonly refers to it.

    October 22, 2020

  • facetious past participle form of the slang term yeet

    October 22, 2020

  • also a slang clipping of suspicious. "Acting sus" is a common usage.

    currently seeing a spike in use, stemming from its use as shorthand in the popular video game Among Us.

    The word also appears in various other languages, notably in Spanish as plural possessive determiner

    October 22, 2020

  • sdg

    October 22, 2020

  • \asdgsdg

    October 22, 2020

  • Ok

    October 22, 2020

  • It's almost like we need an October list.

    October 22, 2020

  • Same.

    October 22, 2020

  • Spotted in my twitter feed. suspect this word has been around since 1985 at least.

    October 22, 2020

  • learner

    October 21, 2020

  • no comments

    October 21, 2020

  • a polar stratospheric cloud -

    a cloud in high latitudes which is formed of Ice crystals instead of water vapour, and when lit by a low sun, produces a rainbow effect.

    October 21, 2020

  • In Australia it was popularised by a certain 'musical comedian' who released an album with this title in 2006.

    October 21, 2020

  • See also dilligaf.

    October 21, 2020

  • see also comments at nerd path

    October 20, 2020

  • see comments at DIFI

    October 20, 2020

  • Fun to note that in Northern California, where Senator Feinstein has been a political fixture for more than 4 decades, this usage has been around in local media for at least the last ~25.

    https://www.google.com/books/edition/The_Hotline/3OktAAAAYAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&bsq=difi

    making me nostalgic for the political rows of the 90s...a more innocent time

    October 20, 2020

  • sea-king

    October 20, 2020

  • Sea-king is a noun that borrows from Chinese internet slang. The first definition is someone who is very good at time management. The second definition is a man dating more than two women at the same time without their knowledge.

    October 20, 2020

  • spotted on twitter for 'give a f...'

    October 20, 2020

  • Can't imagine those things keeping much rain off. Just saying.

    October 20, 2020

  • One of my daughter's madeupicals when she was little was make-bigger for magnifying glass.

    October 20, 2020

  • 1.belt to engage in vocal belting

    2.bench  to bench press (weightlifting)
    3.bench colloquial to string along a romantic partner,never making
    no commitment but at the same time appearing to be emotionally
    engaged
    4.bin to sin-bin a player
    5.binder asphalt used to seal a road
    6.blank to deliberately ignore someone or something
    7.colloquial to become blank eg the screen blanked
    8.blind gender blind race blind
    9.blind mark blind, examination papers
    10.bloom a mass of marine animals as plankton jellyfish
    11.bluffing noun
    12.be bouncing off the walls
    13.bounce down  Australian rules to perform a ball-up
    14.Brad one pound note
    15.bubble eg Canberra bubble love bubble
    16.bubble the act of urinating into one's own mouth,performed by males as a prank
    17.bubble to bubble a photo
    18 bucket
    19.bucket
    20.budda brother
    21.bug extra nuance 
    22.burn 38
    23.burn 39
    24.butters derogatory expression 
    25.camp 23
    26.catch
    27.catch
    28.chocolate soldier  cicada
    29 choice  an exclamation of approval, admiration
    30.choke a narrowed part of the river.... 
    31.cineraria plural of cinerarium
    32.clear
    33.clear
    34.clearance reduce stock by dicounting prices
    35.closed water definition 2
    36.concrete bandstone
    37.core devoted to a hobby a core foodie
    38.cored cored apple
    39.cover to perform a song
    40.curated  a curated exhibition
    41.cut angry or upset
    42.dead the dead collectively
    43.deep deep time
    44.dement 2.
    45.density dergree of aggregation
    46.dingo Anglo-Australian
    47.disciplined adj
    48.disruption 3 meanings
    49.dog to execute something poorly
    50.down keen eager
    51.down 
    52.drift motor racing
    53.dry number 24
    54.ELT number 3 distress beacon
    55.empty number 15
    56.turn...on end
    57.entitled adj
    58.estranged adj
    59.explainer a text designed to give a explanation
    60.far right far left
    61.FH (2)
    62.First Nation redefined
    63.to be not feeling too flash
    64.wine flight sake flight
    65.flip to flip the pancake
    66.flip she flipped her hair back
    67.flip to buy something and resell in a short time
    68.flip education
    69.flip out
    70.floor exercises floor work
    71.free teenagers' party
    72.fuck to be tired as fuck
    73.full  number 36
    74.ghost deserted
    75.go out and have fun
    76.go  board game
    77.good
    78.good
    79.good
    80.gorge  gorgeous
    81.gozzer a fat maggot used as bait (angling)
    82.groper person who gropes another sexually without consent
    83.grounding earthing
    84.groupie  a selfie with other people
    85.gruntled satisfied
    86.headlight 3





    October 20, 2020

  • watch

    October 19, 2020

  • Tshepiso mohetlwa

    October 19, 2020

  • Add your two cents...

    October 19, 2020

  • thank you

    October 18, 2020

  • Spotted as a twitterese shortening of Dianne Fienstein

    October 18, 2020

  • best

    October 18, 2020

  • Lovely list! *applause*

    October 18, 2020

  • Hey ruzuzu remember that wild Almost Solveig gig at the Pollutiones Nocturnas nightclub in Port Bangerang? Those were the days.

    October 18, 2020

  • good

    October 18, 2020

  • "Shortly afterwards, Anne was asked for her consent to an annulment, to which she agreed. Cromwell, the moving force behind the marriage, was attainted for treason. The marriage was annulled on 9 July 1540, on the grounds of non-consummation and her pre-contract to Francis of Lorraine. Henry VIII's physician stated that after the wedding night, Henry said he was not impotent because he experienced "duas pollutiones nocturnas in somno" (two nocturnal pollutions while in sleep; i.e., two wet dreams)."

    --Anne of Cleves, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_of_Cleves

    October 18, 2020

  • 1.action -sexual activity

    2.add-on  point 2,3                                                                          3.amp verb
    4.at   to live at Darwin                          

    October 17, 2020

  • spotted on twitter as a shortening of Canadians

    October 17, 2020

  • keeping halloween candy giving physically distant.

    October 17, 2020

  • From What Can a Body Do?: How We Meet the Built World by Sara Hendren (Riverhead Books, 2020):

    In any sizable park or green space, you’ll likely find two kinds of paths: the formal kind, paved with brick or concrete, and the informal kind, the paths made by people walking over and over a stretch of grass, wearing away the green and carving a scruffy emergent line in its place. These are paths made by sheer repetitive use; they’re not anyone’s executive decision but arise one choice at a time, collected in aggregate. Most of us know them as friendly disobedience: they’re shortcuts, maybe, or just the most commonsense pathway from one frequented site to another. Urban planners call these paths “desire lines,” or sometimes “cow paths,” “pirate paths,” or the slightly stuffier “counter-grid trajectories.” They indicate yearning, some planners say—either to have formal paved lines where there are none or to actively carve out a different path where one had been prescribed.

    October 17, 2020

  • From What Can a Body Do?: How We Meet the Built World by Sara Hendren (Riverhead Books, 2020):

    In any sizable park or green space, you’ll likely find two kinds of paths: the formal kind, paved with brick or concrete, and the informal kind, the paths made by people walking over and over a stretch of grass, wearing away the green and carving a scruffy emergent line in its place. These are paths made by sheer repetitive use; they’re not anyone’s executive decision but arise one choice at a time, collected in aggregate. Most of us know them as friendly disobedience: they’re shortcuts, maybe, or just the most commonsense pathway from one frequented site to another. Urban planners call these paths “desire lines,” or sometimes “cow paths,” “pirate paths,” or the slightly stuffier “counter-grid trajectories.” They indicate yearning, some planners say—either to have formal paved lines where there are none or to actively carve out a different path where one had been prescribed.

    October 17, 2020

  • From What Can a Body Do?: How We Meet the Built World by Sara Hendren (Riverhead Books, 2020):

    In any sizable park or green space, you’ll likely find two kinds of paths: the formal kind, paved with brick or concrete, and the informal kind, the paths made by people walking over and over a stretch of grass, wearing away the green and carving a scruffy emergent line in its place. These are paths made by sheer repetitive use; they’re not anyone’s executive decision but arise one choice at a time, collected in aggregate. Most of us know them as friendly disobedience: they’re shortcuts, maybe, or just the most commonsense pathway from one frequented site to another. Urban planners call these paths “desire lines,” or sometimes “cow paths,” “pirate paths,” or the slightly stuffier “counter-grid trajectories.” They indicate yearning, some planners say—either to have formal paved lines where there are none or to actively carve out a different path where one had been prescribed.

    October 17, 2020

  • Looked up 0 words...I have more broken legs than I have looked-up words :-/

    October 17, 2020

  • "Hey, bilby. You've adopted no words, looked up 0 words, created 210 lists, listed 23453 words, written 27411 comments, added 0 tags, and loved 54 words."

    October 17, 2020

  • Should not stick my tuberositas in I suppose.

    October 17, 2020

  • Thank you alexz. To me 'new lists' and 'recently updated lists' are not the same thing but I guess I'm new here.

    October 17, 2020

  • usually when you add a new word to a list, the list gets updated, and it shows up as a new list.

    October 17, 2020

  • Why is this showing in the 'new lists' bit on Community when there are comments here going back to 2011?

    October 17, 2020

  • I've seen Snowtember, but not Snowtober before, maybe because in Canada October snow is expected.

    October 16, 2020

  • Even better if the books being cooked are cook books.

    October 15, 2020

  • Betcha he's cooking the books, ay.

    October 15, 2020

  • accountant chef

    October 15, 2020

  • Fancy

    October 14, 2020

  • spotted in amateur radio twitter as an internet gateway

    also igated igates

    October 14, 2020

  • to connect amateur radio to the internet - internet gatewayed

    see also igates igate

    October 14, 2020

  • spotted on Amateur radio twitter for Internet Gateways - a radio to internet linkl

    also igated as a verb

    spotted phrase "...Digipeaters retransmit the packet, and iGates refile the packets on the internet. These beacons were heard on 10/30/2018."

    twitter search phrase: 'igates radio'

    October 13, 2020

  • Anyone else need love lessons while I'm here? Some of the advanced units are *interesting* :->

    October 13, 2020

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