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aeggers commented on the word chuutouhanpa
This word/expression refers to situations where one attempts to do two or more things only to them all poorly; one would have been better off by doing one thing well. For example: "I was trying to be both a graduate student and a web entrepreneur, and it just ended up being chuutouhanpa."
December 31, 2006
aeggers commented on the word yoyuu
I understand this word to mean something like leeway or luxury; I would use it like, "I wanted to be more friendly to that visiting scholar, but it was a tough time for me and I just didn't have the yoyuu for that."
aeggers commented on the list main-word-list
i just read the techcrunch feature on wordie from early december. i don't know the culture there well enough to know how unusual this was, but there was a lot of vitriol in the comments -- "hands down the stupidest website profiled here" etc etc. the dismissiveness of some of these people pissed me off. as is clear from the fact that i stuck around long enough to enter some words, i of course disagree with them. my attempt to understand why wordie is fun: without really doing any work you get a small thrill from participating in a creative collaborative social project. like flickr without the photos indeed. helps of course to be interested in language and how it works.
December 29, 2006
aeggers commented on the word onesy
Shirt that snaps under the crotch, worn by infants.
December 21, 2006
I mostly like this word as in, "Dave Eggers's writing can be great, but at times I find it a little precious."
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