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  • InterPlanetary Networking SIG

    May 27, 2015

  • Multiple Inputs Multiple Outputs - why your wifi routers have 2 or 3 antennas now.

    May 27, 2015

  • Wireless Gigabit

    May 27, 2015

  • spotted this today as 'peameal bacon'.  see peameal bacon
    the pea equivalent to cornmeal?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peameal_bacon

    May 25, 2015

  • the tendency for a linux system to use the swap partition instead of running things quickly in memory

    May 25, 2015

  • NPR's science friday has a 17 minute episode on how emoji's are used in language.

    http://www.sciencefriday.com/segment/05/15/2015/emoting-with-emoji.html

    May 24, 2015

  • an array of cubicles in an office.

    May 23, 2015

  • stack cats is another cat palindrome (from the examples listed)

    May 20, 2015

  • oh.. why did I have to check 'meowgarita' usage on twitter?

    May 20, 2015

  • A kitten wrapped up in a towel.

    May 19, 2015

  • short for instant / instantly/ readily available
    short for Instagram

    May 19, 2015

  • short for Instagram

    May 19, 2015

  • we came, we saw, we conquered  / I came, I saw, I conquered

    May 19, 2015

  • the 'extra menu' icon in web pages and apps which consists of 3 horizontal lines.

    "Kill The Hamburger Button" - Techcrunch May 14, 2015

    May 19, 2015

  • found spittens , slusch  ,yird-drift  ,scud , stock-storm , moorawav , rone , pewil , speen-drift , spuine-drift , waufle white shower , sleek , skalve , ree , smore thow , ringing black frost

    in the Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language

    https://books.google.ca/books?id=c4VHAQAAMAAJ

    700 or so words now.

    May 18, 2015

  • googlefight shows in a tizzy and in a dither being much more common versions of this.

    May 18, 2015

  • all the Twitter
    was in a tither
    because Queen Lizzy
    was in a tizzy

    May 18, 2015

  • 1903 - Joseph Wright - filled with some interesting words and phrases.  https://books.google.ca/books?id=rQUIAwAAQBAJ such as tither-thorns

    May 18, 2015

  • in a tither is allegedly from tither thorns https://goo.gl/MtcXdB English Dialect Dictionary - 1903 - Joseph Wright

    May 18, 2015

  • I've seen in a tither quite a few times.


    http://findwords.info/term/tither lists it as being extremely anxious.  

    May 18, 2015

  • "... and appears on 209 lists" Really?

    May 17, 2015

  • just learned spacecake is an actual thing. (from wordnik, not from experience)

    May 16, 2015

  • on reddit, it's a yearly anniversary for a user signup.
    it's celebrated with a cake icon next to the user name.

    May 15, 2015

  • a gondola filled with marijuana smoke

    May 15, 2015

  • soft drink from the science fiction cartoon Futurama

    May 15, 2015

  • ... because the X-Files is making a return.

    May 15, 2015

  • slang term for the Victoria Day long weekend
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_Day
    this seems to be an Eastern Canada term.

    May 14, 2015

  • short for "May long weekend"
    the 3 day weekend around Victoria day.
    "What do you have planned for the May long?"
    example tweet "It's May long, I'm not going camping & I'm pissed"

    I sometimes see this as May Long which makes it look like a Chinese name.

    For a lot of Canadians, it's the first warm long weekend of the year and the friday is taken off as well as the monday making it a 4 day weekend.  For some people, May long starts this afternoon.

    May 14, 2015

  • it's a play on Soviet Canuckistan which was made famous by Pat Buchanan.. probably after some 'in Soviet Russia' jokes.

    May 13, 2015

  • May 11, 2015 - people having fun with Albertastan.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/albertastan-comment-from-peter-mackay-mocked-on-social-media-1.3065078

    May 12, 2015

  • short for Fort Chipewyan, Alberta

    May 11, 2015

  • from the examples - someone who doesn't believe that the Sept 11, 2001 attack was a terrorist attack. see nutjobs

    May 11, 2015

  • Open Smart Grid Protocol

    May 11, 2015

  • short for "Philisophical Transactions of the Royal Society"
    The scientific paper of the late Renaissance period.

    May 11, 2015

  • french version of 'meh' according to the tweets.

    May 11, 2015

  • The Quebec 'language police'

    May 10, 2015

  • an unexplained incident.
    from the tv show 'x-files'

    May 10, 2015

  • slang for people from Edmonton - 2013 , thanks to the National Post.

    May 9, 2015

  • The new name for Alberta after the left wing NDP swept the provincial election - 2015.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/laura-lynn-johnston-turns-peter-mackay-s-albertastan-comment-into-t-shirt-1.3066831
    "Someone said ... it's Albertastan now," MacKay told reporters after Wednesday's caucus meeting.

    May 9, 2015

  • slang for eBay , as it's like a fleamarket where people sell their stuff.

    May 8, 2015

  • spotted this today. I like it.

    May 8, 2015

  • Sounds more like potlatch for the communal dinner.

    May 6, 2015

  •     
    so is the word of the day 'fleuron' or 'undefined'?
       ❧        

    May 6, 2015

  • "not to be confused"? ඏ

    May 6, 2015

  • the dictionary of Chinook Jargon (1800s) has it listed as mowitsh or mahwitsh http://books.google.ca/books?id=ByNKAAAAcAAJ - page 18

    May 6, 2015

  • n. a pull apart pastry. OMFG THESE ARE GOOD

    May 6, 2015

  • stealing, forging, copying, credit cards and data for fraudulent use.

    May 3, 2015

  • a criminal group that forges, steals or obtains credit cards / credit card data and pin numbers through technical means.

    May 3, 2015

  • Hypothetical Dark Energy particle.  It's considered a chameleon because it doesn't have a fixed mass.

    May 2, 2015

  • Chicago's network of sensors.

    May 2, 2015

  • "dadbod is when laxbro gets lax about lax" - NYmag

    April 30, 2015

  • the outcry that ensues when your 1000 dollar watch cannot see through your arm tattoo, and stops working normally.

    April 30, 2015

  • To use rocks to rapidly slow down a spacecraft. See crash.


    "Well my lithobraking will occur tomorrow @ 3:26pm EDT. More info here: http://t.co/srfXEZlcz4" -Messenger spacecraft.

    April 30, 2015

  • At first, it looked like pink/purple, but today it looks orange. #theRhino

    April 30, 2015

  • apparently the name of the local supercluster of Galaxies.

    April 29, 2015

  • I spotted smishing at a Sophos computer security conference c. 2013
    I haven't seen any normal people using this word.

    April 29, 2015

  • you'd proably want to look at the blacks law dictionary for this term.

    http://thelawdictionary.org/wholly/

    http://thelawdictionary.org/independent/

    It means you're covered by the accident, but if you develop gangrene and have to have a leg chopped off due to infection they'll try to weasel out of paying. I'd look into medical insurance as well as accident insurance.

    April 28, 2015

  • I think it's silly to throw away the 'degrees' part of the Kelvin term, as degree has been used as n. A unit division of a temperature scale.

    When people write books, they tend to use 'degrees kelvin' instead of 'kelvin'
    Google Ngram of book usage of 'thousands of kelvin' versus 'thousands of degrees kelvin'  http://goo.gl/FlGvTa

    April 28, 2015

  • spotted online referring to 'pay as you go' mobile usage - where customers can sign up, and then pay as they go and cancel any time.

    This comes from Australia and the mechanical flag in the taximeter


    April 28, 2015

  • I just noticed the Rhino painted its nails.


    https://wordnik.com/404

    April 28, 2015

  • Apparently we're not supposed to say 'degrees kelvin' but rather kelvin.
    Stars are 'thousands of kelvin' instead of 'thousands of degrees kelvin'.
    Google Books lists 'thousands of degrees kelvin' outnumbering 'thousands of kelvin' at 2500 to 445.

    Googlefight has 'thousands of kelvin' leading 'thousands of degrees kelvin' 639 to 358.
    http://www.googlefight.com/index.php?word1="thousands+of+kelvin"&word2;="thousands+of+degrees+kelvin"

    I think we're used to the 'unit temperature division' in the degree definition.


    apparently the disappearing degree goes back to 1967 
    "The 13th CGPM (1967) adopted the name kelvin (symbol K) instead of "degree Kelvin" (symbol °K) and defined the unit of thermodynamic temperature as follows..."

    April 27, 2015

  • see PM2.5 Air pollution term added to Chinese dictionary.

    April 27, 2015

  • Air pollution term added to the Chinese Dictionary

    "PM2.5 stands for particulate matter with diameter less than 2.5 microns." - http://www.metrohm-applikon.com/news/PM2.5.html

    A lot of the tweet examples show 【pm2.5】

    The Chinese usage seems to be lower case, and numbers in "μg/m3" micrograms per cubic meters.

    April 27, 2015

  • "He likened the shift to banging a bottle of tomato sauce for a while before it suddenly pours out."

    http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/apr/13/tv-industry-ketchup-moment-mobile-first-screen

    when I saw the phrase 'ketchup moment', I didn't know what it meant, and it still isn't clear what it means.

    I think it means: trying to make something happen for a long time, and then when that thing does happen, it happens way more than you wanted it to happe.

    April 26, 2015

  • I'm glad this list doesn't have dingleberry


    you may want to add saskatoon berry  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amelanchier_alnifolia

    April 26, 2015

  • a software glitch that resulted in free coffee for customers nationwide.

    April 25, 2015

  • " However, using anonymous accounts for blatant misrepresentation and puffery - known as sock puppetry - is often spotted and the offending content challenged or removed by other editors. "
    - BBC article about Wikipedia.

    April 24, 2015

  • "Before the World Wide Web, there was the Yentanet!"  - spotted on The Goldbergs. Pre-internet gossip network.

    April 24, 2015

  • refers to Uber's mapping feature that allows it to track all its customers movements.

    April 24, 2015

  • short for 'high-definition' - the sliding marketing term for more colour, more pixels, more details, more resolution.

    April 23, 2015

  • naan nachos  also known as naanchos

    April 22, 2015

  • according to a news story, 'doing penguin' is mixing liquid nicotine with juice and drinking it.

    apparently it's toxic.  This term seems to only show up in one news story, so perhaps it's a fabricated word for the news article.  

    April 22, 2015

  • rhymes with hirple

    April 21, 2015

  • slang/textspeak for 'wrecked'/drunk/messed up

    April 21, 2015

  • a more grammatically correct version of 'ur' ?

    April 21, 2015

  • "The very first Star Trek fanzine"

    April 21, 2015

  • a fictional mind enhancing drug from the TV show Fringe.

    April 19, 2015

  • spotted again in the news...

    this word seems to peak every april.
    https://www.google.ca/trends/explore#q=promposal starting 2011

    April 19, 2015

  • Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory

    a large interferometer designed to find gravity waves from celestial objects

    April 18, 2015

  • a macrame thingie

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scoubidou


    April 18, 2015

  • nickname for people in a Crohns disease support group.

    April 18, 2015

  • nickname for a swarm of bees which was released in a truck crash.
    April 2015.

    April 18, 2015

  • for some people, it means 'peace sign'
    for other people, it means 'thumbs up' because it's the text code for the thumbs up symbol in instant messenger.

    April 17, 2015

  • generic acronym for Good x Practice, where x can be anything.

    April 16, 2015

  • 1816 dictionary of the arts.
    https://books.google.ca/books?id=QFQKAQAAMAAJ

    April 16, 2015

  • Lightning on a clear day.
    spotted on twitter.
    '"Bolts from the blue" - technical term for lightning that happens up to 70 miles from a storm, says Phillip Bitzer.'

    https://twitter.com/cintagliata/status/588755697933750272

    April 16, 2015

  • spotted again on the Daily Show - april 2015

    frum musak and news

    April 16, 2015

  • from Marvel Agents of Shield - pairing of Fitz and Hunter.

    April 15, 2015

  • Spotted online as a joke.

    "Happy Canadian Christmas Eve

    The day before Stanley Cup Playoffs begin."

    April 15, 2015

  • Ripped off/swindled

    "BC 'hosed' in Burke Mountain land deal"

    http://globalnews.ca/news/1938813/b-c-hosed-in-burke-mountain-land-sale-says-ndp/?hootPostID=8eaf0c3a6e41f0c839766666e241ac06

    April 15, 2015

  • an Espresso on the International Space Station

    On Monday Apr 13, 2015, the ISSpresso will be flown to the space station.

    April 13, 2015

  • shortened version of amirite
    or french translation of the word merit

    April 13, 2015

  • Anglicized version of hors d'oeuvre

    April 12, 2015

  • to really anglicize a french word, you gotta go for the easiest spelling horderves

    http://www.googlefight.com/index.php?word1=horderves&word2=horsdouvre


    April 12, 2015

  • from eicar.org
    "European Institute for Computer Antivirus Research"
    mostly known for the EICAR test file to verify an antivirus program is running.

    April 10, 2015

  • I believe the seedbox in the techy/geeky sense is a computer (box) which seeds torrents for the bittorrent file sharing protocol.

    In bittorrent, seeding is maintaining a full copy of the shared file for other users to download.

    April 10, 2015

  • I misheard the word cheesecake as teascape. I think I like this word.

    April 9, 2015

  • Wikipedia has a 'grammar guy' whith 50,000 'fixes'.
    http://www.vox.com/2015/2/10/8013509/comprise-vs-compose

    April 7, 2015

  • was updating the 'banned words' list, and came across 'scottie' which is a term which replaces a term which Rick Scott doesn't want used by the state of Florida.

    http://tbo.com/list/news-columns-sotto/banned-terms-inspire-a-new-word-scottie-20150314/
    this term seems to only be used in one news article.

    April 7, 2015

  • The phrase 'climate change' banned by the state of Florida
    /problemSolved

    April 7, 2015

  • a third person's 'ditto'.
    similar to 'me three' , or a third person's 'me too'.

    spotted today.

    April 7, 2015

  • PBS show on the Easter Bilby
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Rjy2-520KM

    April 5, 2015

  • Buzzfeed attributes the meat sweats to the TV show friends, and a David Kreizman who experienced 'meat sweats' in the 90's.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vhn44qSp0zw 0:30 seconds in.

    April 5, 2015

  • When your lips and face are frozen from an arctic wind, this is how you pronounce Canadian.

    April 4, 2015

  • CAPital EXpenditure.  capex

    April 4, 2015

  • SPecific AFFect coding system

    totally different from spaff

    April 4, 2015

  • Spotted online. "Smartphone marketshare over time."

    quick search - term goes back to 1964.

    "market share" has over 90% market share over marketshare when talking about share of use in the English language.

    April 3, 2015

  • 19 sided polygon

    April 1, 2015

  • have you considered adopting a word? The message boards at wordnik add a 'nofollow' for robots to not follow links, so pasting your link doesn't result in it getting indexed.

    April 1, 2015

  • Help Wordnik continue as an ad-free not-for-profit by adopting the word bilby here.


    March 31, 2015

  • from macleans
    Norwailing” describes a type of envious glance cast by columnists and editors at the sovereign wealth fund that Norway has built through the near-total sequestering of its oil revenues. The fund’s estimated value, as I write, is $6.94 trillion Norwegian kroner, the equivalent of $1.1 trillion Canadian. The fund is said to own about one per cent of the world’s financial equity.
    http://www.macleans.ca/economy/the-case-for-blowing-all-our-oil-riches/


    listed because I saw 'anti-anti-norwailing' and 'anti-norwailing' terms.

    March 31, 2015

  • it seems wiktionary is lacking.
    Its a list of the most frequent letters, and in this case, selected to minimize wear and tear on hole punching equpment for paper tape systems.
    https://youtu.be/JafQYA7vV6s?t=2m0s

    March 31, 2015

  • Exploding Head Syndrome - where a person is woken up by a loud non existent sound.

    March 31, 2015

  • a 1 way data network which uses satellites and satellite receivers and caches gigabytes of data in a local village server for local use. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-32117447

    March 31, 2015

  • I found Openstreetmap to have a plethora of roadway types.

    http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:highway

    March 31, 2015

  • surf clam

    March 31, 2015

  • cold tofu

    March 31, 2015

  • a sesame side dish http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goma-ae

    March 31, 2015

  • deep fried tofu  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agedashi_tofu

    March 31, 2015

  • flame seared - sushi

    March 31, 2015

  • from Wikipedia
    "Jack Dawkins, better known as the Artful Dodger, is a character in the Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist. Dodger is a pickpocket, so called for his skill and cunning in that respect. He is the leader of the gang of child criminals, trained by the elderly Fagin."
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artful_Dodger

    March 31, 2015

  • it's pretty much the same thing as a bike box.

    I saw a local youtuber refer to it as a 'left turn launch pad' and found the 'left turn launch pad' term used in other cities.

    March 29, 2015

  • Magic tricks based on mathematics.

    "The power of mathemagics" https://youtu.be/Y2lXsxmBx7E?t=1m59s

    March 29, 2015

  • in North American cycling, we have 'left turn launch pads' which is a marked box on a bike lane reserved for making a Copenhagen left turn.

    March 29, 2015

  • a December 25'th Christmas replacement holiday where Sir Isaac Newton's birthday is celebrated.
    Grav - from gravity
    Mass - from mass (ie Kilograms)

    also similar to Christmas, which is on the same day.

    March 28, 2015

  • "The expansion of one of Emacs' backronyms is Escape, Meta, Alt, Control, Shift, which neatly summarizes most of the modifier keys it uses, only leaving out Super." - 'Editor war' wikipedia page. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Editor_war


    other backronyms
    "Eight Megabytes And Constantly Swapping"
    "EMACS Makes Any Computer Slow"
     "Eventually Munches All Computer Storage"
    "Generally Not Used, Except by Middle-Aged Computer Scientists" 

    March 28, 2015

  • the 'war on using pseudonyms' on social media sites, also known as 'real name' policies.

    March 28, 2015

  • Where the POSIX name came from

    https://stallman.org/articles/posix.html

    The origin of the name POSIX.

    In the 1980s I was in the IEEE committee that wrote the standard that ultimately became known as POSIX. The committee set itself the task of standardizing interface specs for a Unix-like system, but had no short name for its work. When the first part of the specification was ready, someone gave it the name "IEEEIX", with a subtitle that included "Portable Operating System" — perhaps "Specifications for a Portable Operating System".

    It seemed to me that nobody would ever say "IEEEIX", since the pronunciation would sound like a shriek of terror; rather, everyone would call it "Unix". That would have boosted AT&T, the GNU Project's rival, an outcome I did not want. So I looked for another name, but nothing natural suggested itself to me.

    So I put the initials of "Portable Operating System" together with the same suffix "ix", and came up with "POSIX". It sounded good and I saw no reason not to use it, so I suggested it. Although it was just barely in time, the committee adopted it.
    I think the administrators of the committee were as relieved as I was to give the standard a pronounceable name.

    Copyright (c) 2011 Richard Stallman Verbatim copying and redistribution of this entire page are permitted provided this notice is preserved.

    March 28, 2015

  • The opposite of englightenment - when scientific research is quashed.

    spotted on Science Friday tweet
    'We're in the middle of an "endarkenment," says @PaulREhrlich, bc "many people in congress don't know how science works." #SciFriLive'

    March 27, 2015

  • You know you want to adopt this word just for the certificate.

    March 27, 2015

  • theoretical

    spotted in Hubble Space Telescope google talk - "Astronomers Find Dark Matter Even Darker than Previously Thought" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLzkUsAMEKk at 17:30 in video.

    March 26, 2015

  • "professional development" - where teachers update their curricula for teaching.

    March 26, 2015

  • a day off for teachers, a 'Pro-Development day'  pro-d

    March 26, 2015

  • Chlorin e6

    March 26, 2015

  • Science Friday article on the origin of the word Physician
    http://sciencefriday.com/segment/01/28/2011/science-diction-the-origin-of-physician.html
    "In the 13th century, Anglo-Normans appropriated the French physique, or remedy, to coin the English physic, or medicine, which is still in dictionaries today. Science historian Howard Markel discusses how physic became physician, and the parallel evolution of the word physics."

    March 26, 2015

  • spotted in an article about biohacking
    "Science for the Masses, a group of biohackers based a couple hours north of Los Angeles in Tehachapi, California, theorized they could enhance healthy eyesight enough that it would induce night vision. To do this, the group used a kind of chlorophyll analog called Chlorin e6 (or Ce6), which is found in some deep-sea fish and is used as an occasional method to treat night blindness."

    March 26, 2015

  • spotted as an abbreviation for 'weather'
    "Special Wx Statement 100-200mm in 3 days"

    perform a search for 'special wx statement' and you'll find it's a North American term.

    March 26, 2015

  • a quick search of 'home circle' indicates it means home and family, so it's more of a 'family circle' than a house circle.

    I'm thinking of the phrase "... what makes a house a home"

    March 25, 2015

  • spotted in The Guardian
    "The time-travelling hipster
    In 1940, a photo was taken of the reopening of the South Fork Bridge in Canada. In 2010, someone noticed that this photo appeared to show a man wearing very modern dress: a T-shirt, sunglasses and a haircut that marked him out as the quintessential 2010 alt-bro...."

    March 25, 2015

  • Pikes peak. The Tour de France has some iconic mountains, specifically Mont Ventoux http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2013/jun/25/tour-de-france-classic-mountain-climbs

    March 25, 2015

  • a ketogenic diet or food.

    see ketogenesis

    March 25, 2015

  • Transit Oriented Development.

    The building of an increased density urban village around a transit hub or train station.

    March 24, 2015

  • NASA / ESA speak for Pistol Grip Tool.

    March 24, 2015

  • The 'Shaw Root' couple name for the tv show Person Of Interest.

    https://twitter.com/POIWritersRoom/status/580126946987622400
    "Their couple name is Shoot. What other reason do you need? Vote for Root and Shaw! "

    March 24, 2015

  • Spotted in the news -
    "Alleged StubHub cyberscalper will be extradited to the US"

    Someone who uses stolen credit card info or a compromised online ticket account to get tickets to an event, then scalps the tickets just before the event.

    March 23, 2015

  • A USB adapter which only delivers power to downstream plugged in USB devices to protect a user from malicious or suspect USB ports.

    It's typically used by business travelers who don't want to risk having the data on their phone or tablet read by a suspect or virus infected computer.

    March 23, 2015

  • An emoji made with Japanese characters.

    March 20, 2015

  • "Social Justice Warrior" - I see this on reddit discussions.  I'm not a fan of this tag.  It's used against people who have issues with racism or inequality.

    March 20, 2015

  • "Increased Cognition Break" ? at TED2015 - getting up and exercising for a minute in the middle of a meeting to improve blood flow and reduce stress.


    text speak for "I can't believe" (from tweet examples)

    March 20, 2015

  • hi vendingmachine, I've seen a few emoticon lists online, but I'd prefer to use sources that I stumble across in forums, or comments posted.

    For example, searching twitter for ツ gives results. ツ

    March 20, 2015

  • Heard at Ted2015 in Vancouver in Monica Lewinski's presentation. had to look it up: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damocles#Sword_of_Damocles

    March 20, 2015

  • I think a hug will help that one feel better. (つ ツ )つ

    March 19, 2015

  • A printing of a 3D object which then goes on to change shape in the future after printing.

    March 19, 2015

  • term spotted at TED about social equality.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veil_of_ignorance

    March 19, 2015

  • A game where you write something down, and people have to guess if you're telling the truth or lying.

    March 19, 2015

  • Louis Armstrong was a 'super early adopter' of the tape recorder.

    March 19, 2015

  • I think they meant roboticist

    March 19, 2015

  • More snow carrot pics on IO9.

    http://space.io9.com/when-a-meteorite-hits-snow-it-forms-a-snow-carrot-ins-1692259034

    March 19, 2015

  • "Mysterious 'snow carrots' observed at meteorite impact sites"
    http://news.sciencemag.org/earth/2015/03/mysterious-snow-carrots-observed-meteorite-impact-sites

    " In the first phase of the impact, a rounded crater is formed, and the snow beneath the rock is compressed, causing its density to increase. Over the next 10 milliseconds, the denser snow gradually slows the meteorite and the walls of the funnel narrow accordingly."

    March 18, 2015

  • The movie had 'lesser of two weevils'

    March 18, 2015

  • stair steps combined with a wheelchair accessible ramp - part of Robson Square in Vancouver.

    "I'm walking on a stramp. Great thing. It's a cross between a stair and a ramp" - Jack Webster news report 1978 on when Robson Square was built. https://youtu.be/1LclsiY5BTo?t=24s


    Performing a search - this is Scottish for 'to tread or to trample'  https://books.google.ca/books?id=PYpFAAAAcAAJ

    March 18, 2015

  • The response to when someone asks "There are three words in The English Language that end in -gry. Hungry and Angry are two. What is the third?"

    March 18, 2015

  • hangry  http://xkcd.com/169/

    March 18, 2015

  • from BBC article "Rosetta: Comet's wind mystery may be solved" - mar 17 2015
    "But the team has now come up with a formation mechanism. A process called splash saltation, invokes a stream of falling particles that cause surface dust grains to be ejected from their original positions."


    see also saltation

    March 17, 2015

  • This word was debated by the BBC to see if it was racist after BBC's Top Gear made a "Pikey's Peak" joke about Pike's Peak hill climb race.

    http://m.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-31922773

    I previously saw the term 'pikey' in the 2000 movie Snatch


    I wonder if it's coincidence that this article is from March 17th.

    March 17, 2015

  • Acronym for "I'm So Meta Even This Acronym"

    March 17, 2015

  • IS META

    March 17, 2015

  • "Abraham Lincoln" - viewed by tilting your head to the left.

    March 17, 2015

  • "table flip" "flipping tables" emoticon is upset and flipping over a table.

    March 17, 2015

  • "putting the table back" compliment to the table flip. (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

    March 17, 2015

  • is a Pikachu

    March 17, 2015

  • That's nidonkulous!

    March 15, 2015

  • in the orz emoticon,

    the o is a person's head
    the bottom of the r is a person's arms
    the z is the person's back, thigh, and lower leg (from top to bottom)

    the emoticon is either banging their head against the ground, praying, or sick and vomiting on the ground.

    March 15, 2015

  • at first, i saw this referred to as actual destruction of optical media over time even when it was stored in a cold dry space.

    sometimes, this refers to a computer system getting crappy over time

    stumbled across this years ago.
    Wiki page - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bit_rot

    March 15, 2015

  • spotted on the TV show Elementary (US) Mar 12, 2015

    March 13, 2015

  • Information Obese

    Spotted on Twitter referring to a CBC Doc-Zone documentary about information oerload.

    Quick search shows this going back to 2010, likely earlier.

    March 13, 2015

  • I'd go with the magnitude of the hike. TCT crosses Canada. The Great Divide Trail and Continental Divide trails run along the Rocky Mountain ranges.

    The Pacific Crest trail goes from Canada to Mexico.
    The Continental Divide Trail goes along the Rocky Mountains from Canada to Mexico.
    The Great Divide Trail goes from the Canada-US border up the Rocky Mountains to east of Prince George in Northern BC.

    Since these are huge trails, I thought the abbreviations needed to be listed as people refer to them by the short names.

    March 13, 2015

  • Continental Divide Trail

    March 12, 2015

  • Trans Canada Trail

    March 12, 2015

  • spotted as Great Divide Trail - a Rocky Mountain Trail.

    March 12, 2015

  • saw this as Pacific Crest Trail. A west coast trail.

    March 12, 2015

  • good catch.

    March 12, 2015

  • "Vertically Aligned Carbon NanoTubes"

    March 10, 2015

  • in printing, black printed over the CMY colours for extra darkness on paper.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rich_black

    March 9, 2015

  • in printing, CMYK, K is black, also known as 'key' for the letter K.

    March 9, 2015

  • it's not "black", it's Spaaaaaaaace Black.

    March 9, 2015

  • >A row of chipped garden gnomes.

    ᕖ ᕖ  ᕖ ᕖ ᕖ
    ☺☺☺☺☺

    March 9, 2015

  • zippity zoppity the list is the boppity

    March 9, 2015

  • ᕗ ok.

    March 9, 2015

  • This one is super sad.

    ╮ ㋩ ╭

    March 8, 2015

  • "Buginese letter ya"

    kinda looks like frog eyes in water.  ᕕᨐᕗ

    March 8, 2015

  • Double monocular O.

    Love the tweets.


    (╯ꙭ)╯

    March 8, 2015

  • ╮ ( ꙮ) ╭   .. many eyed seraphim?  

    March 8, 2015

  • emoticons have their own videos now.

    March 8, 2015

  • ᕕ㋡ ᕗ

    March 8, 2015

  • This face is a 'postal mark' face.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_postal_mark

    March 8, 2015

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