538785259 commented on the word night flushing
A synonym for Night-Purge Ventilation
February 18, 2014
538785259 commented on the word 5-1-1
see 5-1-1 on Wikipedia.
September 12, 2013
538785259 commented on the word Austin Spring
I liked this coinage, as used in this Branch post, presumably referring to the SXSW interactive conference.
December 14, 2012
538785259 commented on the word monégasques
the people of Monaco
April 10, 2012
538785259 commented on the list termsfromtoday
I'm always entertained by the terms @immerito tweets using the hashtag #termsfromtoday. As best I can tell, the tag emerged in mid 2011 after a brief flirtation with an alternate hashtag form. You'll have to ask him what it all means.
March 6, 2012
538785259 commented on the list dance-dance-revolution
From wikipedia: In the original recording (of Land of a Thousand Dances) by Chris Kenner, 16 dances are specifically mentioned: the Pony, the Chicken, the Mashed Potato, the Alligator, the Watusi, the Twist, the Fly, the Jerk, the Tango, the Yo-Yo, the Sweet Pea, the Hand jive, the Slop, the Bop, the Fish and the Popeye.
(I linked the ones that aren't on the list yet...)
Also the popcorn
August 5, 2010
538785259 commented on the word excrutiating
Excrutiating is apparently a misspelling of excruciating.
June 10, 2010
538785259 commented on the word afghanistanism
I found the word "afghanistanism" used in a quote published in "The Selma of the North", p. 75: "As Barbee explained, 'The main thing is … we want our citizens to focus on local problems and local solutions rather than engaging in Afghanistanism–like problems and solutions in Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana." (I think the cite leads back to the Milwaukee Journal and Milwaukee Sentinel front page stories on 29 Aug 1965)
Another page on the web dates the word to 1974: http://www.umich.edu/~newsbias/geography.html but it seems that they are late by quite a while.
October 14, 2009
538785259 commented on the word jazz-which
this isn't a word, it's sloppy punctuation.
September 9, 2009
538785259 commented on the word adoxography
I wonder if you should filter out twitter hits for users who have a wordnik word as their username, as in @adoxography
Just seems like clutter.
Loving wordnik, btw.
September 7, 2009
538785259 commented on the word odonym
According to Wikipedia, an odonym is a street name.
September 2, 2009
538785259 commented on the word Monogolist
According to http://www.havemann.com/flappers_dictionary.html, a monogolist is "a young man who hates himself".
August 25, 2009
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