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  • A synonym for Night-Purge Ventilation

    February 18, 2014

  • see 5-1-1 on Wikipedia.

    September 12, 2013

  • I liked this coinage, as used in this Branch post, presumably referring to the SXSW interactive conference.

    December 14, 2012

  • the people of Monaco

    April 10, 2012

  • 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

  • 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

  • Excrutiating is apparently a misspelling of excruciating.

    June 10, 2010

  • 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

  • this isn't a word, it's sloppy punctuation.

    September 9, 2009

  • 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

  • According to Wikipedia, an odonym is a street name.

    September 2, 2009

  • According to http://www.havemann.com/flappers_dictionary.html, a monogolist is "a young man who hates himself".

    August 25, 2009