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YeOldeWorde commented on the word verb
Make verb and subject agree to disagree is what makes a great writer. Or a crappy one.
April 2, 2012
YeOldeWorde commented on the word flash-fry
Verb: to cook in very hot oil for a short duration.
March 31, 2012
YeOldeWorde commented on the word beanpole
Guess it makes sense, since a beanpole must also be slender and thin, in order to facilitate growth.
March 30, 2012
YeOldeWorde commented on the word dactyl
(In)famous mystic Aleister Crowley had allegedly chosen his own name because he was convinced that one consisting of a dactyl (A-lei-ster?) followed by a spondee (crow-ley) was the most favorable for becoming famous. Something to do with having a hypnotic or suggestive quality to it or whatever.
Not the most bizarre thing coming from him.
The More You Know
March 28, 2012
YeOldeWorde commented on the word podunk
A nondescript, obscure or insignificant city or place. Usually pejorative or ironic. Can be used as a modifier, noun, adjective, and so on. Largely informal.
March 21, 2012
YeOldeWorde commented on the word go to bat
Go to bat = to assist, defend, fight for someone or something.
March 20, 2012
YeOldeWorde commented on the word extralegal
There's a slight difference between illegal and extralegal, in my opinion. Extralegal usually implies something done outside the boundaries of the law, but somehow justified by common sense on account of said law being ill-conceived, partisan, bigoted, invidious or just plain absurd. For example someone shouting "Kim Jong-Il SUCKED!" in North Korea is doing something extralegal in Western eyes and illegal in North Korean eyes.
YeOldeWorde commented on the word crap out
To crap out can also be used to informally define the malfunctioning of something, usually a machine of some sort, especially when it's unexpected. "The phone crapped out on me". (ie. "The phone stopped working/went haywire" - you get the idea.)
YeOldeWorde commented on the word from the get
"from the get" means "from the beginning". Shortened from "from the get-go".
YeOldeWorde commented on the word eye-tie
Eye-tie is a quite obsolete word for an Italian. Based on the pronunciation: Eye-Talian.
YeOldeWorde commented on the word commish
Shortened, informal form of commissioner. Mostly used in police contexts, but apparently any commissioner will do. "Let's apprehend this criminal" "five by five, commish."
YeOldeWorde commented on the word hizzoner
Shortened form of "his honor". Largely informal (or ironic), can be used for any person holding the title of mayor or similar.
YeOldeWorde commented on the word striation
If you slit your wrist, the resulting cut is technically a striation. Useful if you're an Emo. "Life sucks, man! Look at my striations!"
YeOldeWorde commented on the word culicino
A misspelling of culicine?
YeOldeWorde commented on the word dracul
If you want to impress people, use it instead of "demon". Don't forget the scoffing sound and the rolling eyes upon their not recognizing the word.
YeOldeWorde commented on the word swineherd
-herd has so much potential. Goat-herd, swine-herd, people-herd...
YeOldeWorde commented on the word oblate
Jimmy Corrigan's Stewie Griffin's head is oblate.
YeOldeWorde commented on the word aerial shot
Mostly used to film sweeping landscapes and/or to emphasize the relative size of a person/group.
YeOldeWorde commented on the word gurning
Jim Carrey built his entire career on this.
YeOldeWorde commented on the word grisette
If you want an example of a grisette, think about Fantine from Les Miserables.
YeOldeWorde commented on the word ballbags
It's a slightly funnier and less vulgar way to say "shit" or "bollocks". Like "Ballbags, didn't see that one coming!" or "What a load of ballbags." Not officially recognized anywhere, but that didn't stop words before.
Ballbagsballbagsballbags! Could use it all day long.
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ruzuzu commented on the user YeOldeWorde
I like your comment on swineherd. You should make a list!
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