alexz has looked up 22889 words, created 167 lists, listed 16135 words, written 3371 comments, added 3 tags, and loved 255 words.

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  • "Einstein was famed for his gedankedank"

    Fake German word from XKCD

    January 24, 2017

  • a cat/centipede hybrid created by the panorama effect on a digital camera.. or photoshop

    only on the internet.  image search results worth it.

    January 24, 2017

  • thanx

    January 23, 2017

  • From the examples "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Ally"

    January 22, 2017

  • this term is resonating on Twitter and FB today.

    January 22, 2017

  • Japanese paper marbling.

    January 21, 2017

  • how about cough

    or

    old rhyme book at https://books.google.ca/books?id=leoIAAAAQAAJ&dq=rhyme%20dictionary&pg=PA188 and page 206

    the syrup he did quaff for his 5 year cough

    January 21, 2017

  • duck duck duck duck goose

    duck duck duck duck moose


    bilby

    January 20, 2017

  • A water well that has steps leading down to the water surface

    January 19, 2017

  • Congratulations, you're now an instagrammarian

    January 18, 2017

  • Short for cauliflower. "This cheesy cauli bread..."

    January 18, 2017

  • from the example tweets, it appears to be a funny variant of Facebook.

    January 18, 2017

  • Did Snoop Dogg invent shiz and shiznit? or just shizzle?

    January 18, 2017

  • "transient lunar phenomenon"

    flashes of light observed on the moon's surface.

    January 17, 2017

  • reminds me of the lyric "Superman never made any money

    Savin' the world from Solomon Grundy"

    January 17, 2017

  • for rocket launches - the point where the rocket has "maximum dynamic pressure"

    January 15, 2017

  • military slang terms BFE , BFA , or BFN   (buttf..k nowhere)
    also bumblefuck   sorry for the swear words.

    January 14, 2017

  • a gamma ray laser

    January 12, 2017

  • Spotted this from multiple sources: "President Elect Of The United States"

    January 12, 2017

  • confirmed: did a book search, found it in a Northamptonshire dictionary.

    https://books.google.ca/books?id=Xr5oAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA881&dq="snow-bones";

    January 11, 2017

  • spotted in a 1869 religous book while looking up unword

    https://books.google.ca/books?id=LDk3AAAAMAAJ&pg=PA119

    "... whose purity and unwordable holiness cannot admit any unclean person..."

    January 10, 2017

  • Spotted in the news: every year German linguists pick an unwort, or unword.

    german : unwort

    January 10, 2017

  • Spotted in a play I watched - An Inspector Calls.  short for squiffy which was used in the drunk sense.


    the tweets suggest there's a new sense to this word.

    January 8, 2017

  • spotted on twitter "Finally, a life raft of reason in the social media stormscape!"

    January 7, 2017

  • I grew up with this meaning Light Rapid Transit for skytrain and some branches of Toronto's subway.

    January 7, 2017

  • initials for 'that moment when' - spottd on twitter.

    January 6, 2017

  • Spotted as a baby sea horse on a Science Friday retweet

    January 6, 2017

  • Beard Icicle.

    spotted in the news - Surfers with advanced wetsuits out surfing in the cold weather. The guy had icicles hanging off his beard.

    January 6, 2017

  • Term goes back to the 19th century at least.

    https://books.google.ca/books?id=XLATAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA386

    January 5, 2017

  • etymology: 19th century slang dictionary has Cundum

    https://books.google.ca/books?id=QLATAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA229

    That book dates cundum going back fo " 1767 Rochester Roscommon and Dorset a panageric upon cundum"

    "Happy the man who in his pocket keeps,

    Whether with green or scarlet riband bound,

    A well-made cundum"

    January 5, 2017

  • spotted in the 'recently listed' pile of words.  word goes back to 19th century.

    to bamboozle

    https://books.google.ca/books?id=XLATAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA112

    January 5, 2017

  • A dance moves

     I know nothing about. Aka the dab
    Spotted in the news

    January 4, 2017

  • Vehicle to infrastructure. Networking of capstone infrastructure so that the traffic light knows more about the traffic

    January 4, 2017

  • secure/encrypted http

    I'm finding that when I'm logged into a web page, that my login is 'forgotten' and the taskbar shows a regular http site instead of https

    January 2, 2017

  • a Araucaria araucana tree

    January 2, 2017

  • In Vancouver, people say 'monkey tree' referring to any one of 3 monkey puzzle trees in the city.

    January 2, 2017

  • slang for 'everything'

    January 1, 2017

  • nickname for the USB-C connector.

    December 31, 2016

  • DraLo DraLo DraLo

    is a uni-name

    DraLo DraLo DraLo

    is J Lo and Drake

    December 29, 2016

  • mars timekeeping for 'today sol', 

    December 28, 2016

  • A photo of an object or group of objects taken from above, looking down On them.

    Spotted in a Guardian article; seems to be an instagram term. 

    December 27, 2016

  • A bike which does not have a top bar, but rather a pair of support tubes from the top of the front tube running down to the back hub.

    Seems to come from 1960's Peugeot bikes model name.

    December 27, 2016

  • solved the code in the description.

    December 25, 2016

  • initials for 'my feelings when'

    similar to mrw

    December 24, 2016

  • initials for 'my reaction when'

    typically a reaction picture captioned with a situation. "mrw wordnik comes back online"

    December 24, 2016

  • Spotted this in Calgary news. Another guy goes on an aerial flight.

    December 23, 2016

  • Spotted in a friends status update.  related to bourgeoisie

    December 21, 2016

  • spottted as an exclamation - JC with the f-word added.

    December 19, 2016

  • Tech speak for 'high availability'. 99.9999% availability of a computer

    December 18, 2016

  • Pie eaters

    spotted this in TheRegister, then looked it up and found a BBC article about nicknames for people from English towns. 

    December 18, 2016

  • Typically a fanfic writer

    December 18, 2016

  • archaic term for an archaic instrument - goes back to Faraday's time.

    December 18, 2016

  • Blend of documentary series

    December 17, 2016

  • spotted as a reference to a snow hill which had lots of usage.

    Quick search show's it's a skiing/snowboarding term.

    December 16, 2016

  • a rösti

    December 16, 2016

  • it's a smiley, supposed to look like a cat.

    December 16, 2016

  • Spotted in the TV news. When your trip goes bad: missing connections, bumped from flights, missing luggage, cancelled flights, running out of food, stuck on the tarmac for 16 hours.

    December 15, 2016

  • Some people feel that the plural of emoji is emoji, some think it's emojis.

    December 14, 2016

  • chai nog 

    We'll have to add this to the caffeinated list.

    December 13, 2016

  • spotted "bunniness as usual"

    December 13, 2016

  • when ginger bread houses get built next door.


    December 12, 2016

  • Spotted as the social bubble created by Facebook filtering out things and people that its algorithm thinks you may not like.

    December 12, 2016

  • spotted at vanpackers

    December 12, 2016

  • Spotted in a headline : "the camper van tourists annoying Australians" BBC

    December 12, 2016

  • trapper keeper

    December 12, 2016

  • Representing

    December 12, 2016

  • In Vancouver, it's the chunks of ice that fall from the Port Mann and Alex Fraser bridges landing on cars below.

    December 11, 2016

  • "too long, didn't watch"

    December 11, 2016

  • To "make sure"

    Spotted in TheRegister
    <i>'Spey’s official motto is “Mack Sicker.” This appears to be a mangled transliteration from Scots Gaelic of the motto of the Kirkpatrick Clan, “I’ll mak siccar.” The story goes that in the year 1306, Sir Roger Kirkpatrick was a retainer of Robert the Bruce. Robert got into a fight with one John Comyn during talks between the two about a plot to usurp the Scottish throne. After having realised that Comyn was loyal to the sitting monarch, the Bruce stabbed him before running out of the church where they had met, shouting that he thought he had killed Comyn.

    Kirkpatrick, so the story goes, drew his dagger and said “I’ll mak siccar.” (I’ll make sure).'</i>

    December 10, 2016

  • ' The word shmad can be translated as “apostasy”. '
    Spotted in a BBC article.

    twitter examples show this word mixed up with smad

    December 10, 2016

  • some people call that 'hovering'

    I think this explains the levitating man in business suit emoji. 🕴

    (edit - no, it doesn't)

    December 10, 2016

  • The price of goods going up after Brexit

    December 9, 2016

  • spotted as short for beverages. or short for bevvies

    December 9, 2016

  • An idiot. Spotted on Late Show with Stephen Colbert."...and those subreddit subgeniuses, grow the **** up"


    This term predates the subreddit insult with a different definition.   example is the Bob Dobbs subgenius foundation  1985  http://phillginder.tumblr.com/post/152972024305/demiurge1138-postpunkindustrial-church-of
    That term is listed at SubGenius

    December 8, 2016

  • A special kind of snowscape which you can walk, ski, snowshoe, toboggan and drive on; is easily shoveled, and is not yellow or Brown, or slushy.

    December 7, 2016

  • Assuming Newfoundlanders aren't making things up, it's someone who avoids work. http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/nl-word-challenge-nunnyfudger-1.3843700

    December 5, 2016

  • Very Large Telescope

    Video Lottery Terminal

    December 2, 2016

  • txt shortening if normal

    phonic shortening of animal

    initials of no man's land

    Canada's National Microbiology Laboratory (NML)

    A music library of a Corp that starts with n

    December 2, 2016

  • in Canada, I spotted this term when people talk about foster kids turning 18 and no longer being supported by the foster care system. They end up on the street or in some kind of trouble.   The examples to the right show it's also a horse riding term for organised horse riding.
    Wikipedia shows this as also seen in the US.

    December 2, 2016

  • spotted in the news - an event where men are not allowed - ie, at a womens' hour at a fitness club.  also man ban

    December 2, 2016

  • spotted online as a combination of human and machine powered device. Ie, an electric bicycle which requires the user to pedal to actuate the motors.

    December 2, 2016

  • British Columbia term - refers to highway 3, or it refers to the Crowsnest mountain pass in the Rockies.

    November 28, 2016

  • Spotted online in a joke "day ight donuts". Variant of aight or right

    shows up in twitter examples.

    November 26, 2016

  • Spotted in the news related to Fidel Castro's passing.

    November 26, 2016

  • North Hollywood

    November 26, 2016

  • Also spotted a piecaken in my news feed

    November 25, 2016

  • Etymology comes from science fiction.

    "And the Taser personal defence weapon is actually an acronym for Thomas A Swift's Electric Rifle." -BBC

    November 23, 2016

  • slang for 'none of your' ... as in nunya business.

    spotted in a movie trailer.

    November 23, 2016

  • A cosmetic eyebrow procedure that involves tattooing the eyebrows with a bunch of small cuts.

    Spotted in the news due to health concerns of piercing the skin.

    November 22, 2016

  • Term used by parents that are embarrassed to say cha cha cha


    Spotted GlobalTV news article "It’s a vagina, not a hoo hoo: Importance of using proper terms when discussing genitals with kids"

    November 22, 2016

  • a hippy house made from dirt filled tires, packed earth and tin cans.

    November 22, 2016

  • someone who thinks that the water vapor contrails are actually some kind of chemicals added to the air.

    November 22, 2016

  • blend name of Drake/Taylor

    November 22, 2016

  • A WiFi freeloader. Word spotted in The Guardian.

    November 21, 2016

  • This term has been around much longer than the Trailer Park Boys.

    Typically it refers to seagulls.

    November 21, 2016

  • Dakota Access PipeLine

    currently in the news.

    November 21, 2016

  • variant of glhf "good luck have fun" seen in computer gaming.

    November 21, 2016

  • Meme related, like a meme

    November 16, 2016

  • people on twitter

    the 'folk' suffix gives me a mental image of folk music festivals with hand crafted hippy stuff and people over 40 years old.

    November 16, 2016

  • Nickname for someone from West Virginia.

    November 15, 2016

  • Have you checked the 'related' tab for class, sophistication, depth , grace and lithe.

    You may want to consider borrowing words from Italian for French.

    Italian : Class, sofisticazione, profondità, la grazia e agile.

    French: Classe, sophistication, profondeur, grâce et élastique.

    November 15, 2016

  • short for stravenue

    November 14, 2016

  • memory never ever makes out; now I can

    November 14, 2016

  • also surface mount

    refers to components which are soldered to the surface layer of a circuit board rather than using through-holes.

    November 14, 2016

  • Bad Beer Rots Our Young Guts But Vodka Goes Well

    mnemonic for the electrical colour codes for resistance. Black Brown Red Orange Yellow Green Violet Gray White for 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9

    These would appear on larger thru hole components, but you won't see these on small surface mount devices.

    November 14, 2016

  • 2016 electionspeak similar to throw the bums out

    November 14, 2016

  • Doctor Who tongue twister.

    November 13, 2016

  • mizu shingen mochi

    aka Japanese Water Cake

    November 13, 2016

  • to undo a retweet

    November 12, 2016

  • Where a medical professional looks at all the pills a person is taking, and had them cut back to something the body can handle.

    spotted in the news

    November 12, 2016

  • a community of people who have spondylitis or AS

    November 11, 2016

  • short for fibromyalgia or FM

    November 11, 2016

  • short for spondylitis or AS

    November 11, 2016

  • Spotted on my FB feed a gif of
    "A group of rabbits is called a fluffle"

    I like it.  Clearly I can ignore wikipedia on this.

    Google Books just made this a true fact : https://books.google.ca/books?id=l0V3BgAAQBAJ&pg=PT26

    November 11, 2016

  • zucchini, eggplant and squash stuffed into each other as a dish similar to turducken

    spotted online.

    November 10, 2016

  • The Shruggie emoticon is now in emoji form 🤷

    November 10, 2016

  • sometimes pronounced 'pry minister'.  I think that in Canada we tend to capitalize this title as Prime Minister

    November 9, 2016

  • There's probably a Cthulu dictionary out there that defines this.

    November 8, 2016

  • Short for dedupe, which is short for deduplication, which is a techy computer word 

    November 7, 2016

  • Short for desalination

    November 7, 2016

  • gender neutral of 'sugar daddy'
    also spotted: high fructose corn parent

    November 7, 2016

  • Spotted online "someone got merked" not sure of definition.

    November 6, 2016

  • Chicago Cubs

    November 4, 2016

  • Almighty by

    I haven't come across this in person, but I'm from the West coast.

    November 4, 2016

  • spotted this in an 1888 book for Vancouverite ; see example at Terminal City

    recent examples listed to the right show this an an adjective
    I never see this term in day to day speech or writing. 

    November 4, 2016

  • I hear this term at the coffee shop as an Italian word for 'idiot'.

    November 4, 2016

  • etymology spotted

     'On our first day we are aboard the train for 10 hours, covering 285 miles: our destination, a small town called Kamloops, derived from the Shuswap Native Canadian word "I Kemlups" meaning "meeting of the waters". It refers to the junction of the North and South Thompson Rivers. '

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/journeysbyrail/7527639/Canadas-Rocky-Mountaineer-train-ride.html

    November 4, 2016

  • " The Italian-Canadian word mangia-cake means to eat cake, but it is also a derogatory term used by some Canadians of Italian descent to refer to a non-Italian."

    2015 article https://www.kelownanow.com/news/news/Lifestyle/15/06/25/Twerk_Meh_and_Inukshuk_Some_of_the_New_Words_Added_to_Oxford_Dictionary/

    '“Italo-Canadians to this day refer to some English Canadians as ‘mangia-cakes,’ cake-eaters, to imply the limits of their diets compared to that of the Mediterranean countries.”'

    2015 Montreal Gazette article

    http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/watchwords-english-is-creeping-into-the-italian-language

    November 4, 2016

  • spotted an article on the word chimo

    http://www.saultthisweek.com/2014/08/19/chimo-could-be-the-right-word

    November 4, 2016

  • apparently, there is an Australian law which prevents private use of the word Anzac

    November 4, 2016

  • one nickname for Vancouver, although other cities use this term.

    1888 citation
    https://books.google.ca/books?id=YrQTAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA83&dq=terminal+city

    "I saw the Terminal City as the Vancouverians proudly call their frame built houses under great disadvantages but the ambition pluck and perseverance of the people convinced me that they would make the place boom and that nothing short of its finally outrivalling Frisco and monopolising the trade of the East and the Antipodes would content them "

    November 4, 2016

  • US Election - Direct Recording Electronic machine

    A voting machine.

    November 3, 2016

  • from wikipedia

    "St. Mark's Eve is 24 April."

    November 3, 2016

  • The fictional language of the Sims computer game.

    November 1, 2016

  • spotted in the news..

    etymology - because you can put 'cyber' in front of almost any word.

    November 1, 2016

  • "Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement"

    a Canada Europe trade agreement.

    October 30, 2016

  • Wilmington NC and its film industry.

    October 30, 2016

  • There's a petition to remove this term from the OED; or to have it redefined.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-37761668

    October 29, 2016

  • short for "tomorrow" or initials for "that moment when"

    October 28, 2016

  • Spotted in the BBC

    "A note on terminology: The BBC uses the term migrant to refer to all people on the move who have yet to complete the legal process of claiming asylum. This group includes people fleeing war-torn countries such as Syria, who are likely to be granted refugee status, as well as people who are seeking jobs and better lives, who governments are likely to rule are economic migrants."

    October 28, 2016

  • slang for a venomous snake

    October 28, 2016

  • Ok, it ain't so.

    October 28, 2016

  • A pile of books 'to be read'

    Spoiler alert: they never get read.

    October 27, 2016

  • alternate/silly version of super

    October 26, 2016

  • ' "Down ballot" is what politicos here call all the other elections that voters will decide on November 8. That includes for 34 Senate seats, 435 House seats, 12 state governors, hundreds of state senators, thousands of state house representatives, plus judges, mayors, district attorneys, attorneys general and so on. '

    - CBC article on Down Ballot races.

    October 26, 2016

  • hormone emotional

    October 24, 2016

  • a puppy; a cute dog; a pup

    October 24, 2016

  • really

    October 24, 2016

  • yes really

    October 24, 2016

  • an exaggerated OMG

    October 24, 2016

  • memespeak for stop

    October 24, 2016

  • "such a"

    October 24, 2016

  • youths movie reference: My Cousin Vinny

    October 24, 2016

  • Unicorn/bunny , spotted on the internet; must be true.


    A unicorn hair bun front and center.

    October 24, 2016

  • From man interrupt

    Also manterruption manterrupting

    October 21, 2016

  • From idgaf

    October 21, 2016

  • Spotted as slang for official

    October 21, 2016

  • Spotted in a FB meme. " an individual who knows their 'flaws' and knows they're awesome regardless"

    October 20, 2016

  • "Residents here still speak Sardo, the closest living form of Latin. ". BBC http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20161014-the-secret-behind-italys-rarest-pasta

    October 20, 2016

  • because people don't know what brunch is

    October 19, 2016

  • computer gaming modelling - it's a flexible link in an modeled object.

    October 19, 2016

  • "This is bril"

    October 18, 2016

  • Aviation near miss. UK

    October 18, 2016

  • the alchemy equipment entry reminded me of the Disused Science terms from the Renaissance. https://wordnik.com/lists/obsolete---disused-science-terms

    October 18, 2016

  • spotted in electionspeak 2016

    October 17, 2016

  • this term has been around for decades. ripsnorting

    October 14, 2016

  • not a real medical term
    slang for a person 'having their head up their ass'

    related term DWHUA

    October 14, 2016

  • 2016 election; fans of Kenneth Bone

    October 13, 2016

  • Spotted this on Twitter.

    "I will stunt on anyone who..."

    October 13, 2016

  • Spotted in the news.  see definition at down ballot

    October 12, 2016

  • It's like your wizard spirit animal.
    from the examples:

    "Professor Lupin continued, "The Patronus is a kind of positive force, a projection of the very things that the dementor feeds upon -- hope, happiness, the desire to survive -- but it cannot feel despair, as real humans can, so the dementors can't hurt it."

    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

    October 12, 2016

  • Spotted in a BBC article. Refers to people with an online presence on Imgur.

    October 12, 2016

  • Robot boat. Spotted in the news, then a google search showed more examples.

    October 11, 2016

  • Also funnel neck

    October 11, 2016

  • It's a sweater. Neck widens at the top.

    October 11, 2016

  • Ultra High Definition

    4k video.

    October 11, 2016

  • eqrthquake term for a very slow moving earthquake, such as the slip off the coast of Vancouver.

    October 11, 2016

  • Bowdlerized version of the word ass

    October 10, 2016

  • an instagram posting, posted later than the event, so it's no longer 'instant'

    October 10, 2016

  • spotted in debates.

    This word goes back to the 1700's/1800's

    I think someone was a member of an old timey thesaurus club.

    October 10, 2016

  • verb from tonights debate - deleted using BleachBit.
    securely deleted and not recoverable.


    The thing about using this tool, is that it would have defaults pre-set up to clean up old temporary files, old deleted files, empty the 'recycle bin', and clean out web browser temporary files.  It's also commonly used by techies as a matter of course and not for nefarious reasons.

    October 10, 2016

  • So mad.

    It's a Gilmore Girls word.

    October 9, 2016

  • found an Internet folklore creature
    https://www.reddit.com/r/fleshgait/comments/4up9d0/wtf_is_a_fleshgait/d5rson0

    <i>'A "fleshgait" is an internet-lore supernatural forest critter that seems to try to stalk and lure people by trying (usually badly) to make vocal noises similar to other animals or to human speech. People who believe they've actually seen it often describe it as walking around as if it has constant upper-body spasms. Aside from these characteristics there isn't much consistently known about it; even the fact of whether it stalks humans to predate them as opposed to just mind-screw with them really depends on which tale you're reading.

    The name "fleshgait" came from the name "skinwalker", which was an actual traditional folkloric figure - a dude, basically a Navajo "evil" medicine man who as part of his gig wears the skin of various animals in order to magically gain attributes or powers of those animals (such as enhanced speed, or hearing, or strength) for himself. The term has been appropriated as all get out on the internet though, first for werewolves, and then most recently for these critters until somebody decided that probably wasn't a good thing to do, so they coined the term "fleshgait" by using synonyms for "skin" and "walk"'.</i>

    October 9, 2016

  • from the tweets - a witch who can turn into an animal

    October 9, 2016

  • seen it sometimes as short for sketchy

    October 9, 2016

  • seems to come from cuckservative (see notes on that word from scarequotes)

    October 8, 2016

  • It's too easy to put the pocalypse suffix on everything.

    October 7, 2016

  • listed at caped crusader

    October 6, 2016

  • Spotted in BBC article on Christmas creep

    '“They have a perception of the holiday that is Rockwellian,” she says referring to the American artist Norman Rockwell, who sentimentalised American culture. '

    October 5, 2016

  • Wikipedia says it comes from sweet Fanny Adams

    October 5, 2016

  • The film industry of northern Nigeria. Wikipedia calls it Hausa language cinema.

    Spotted this in s BBC article.

    October 4, 2016

  • From the examples: physics, "loss of internal friction in fluids"

    October 4, 2016

  • Blend of bicycle backpacking

    October 3, 2016

  • is this the same as pantocrator?

    October 3, 2016

  • A place with poor wireless coverage. seems that  notspot is the more common usage.

    October 2, 2016

  • Peace Officers Physical Abilities Test

    or

    Police Officers Physical Abilities Test

    October 2, 2016

  • Name of a rude gesture.

    September 30, 2016

  • Mahidol University International Demonstration school in Thailand

    good on them for adding a set of new words.

    September 30, 2016

  • spotted as 'stuffed animal'.

    September 30, 2016

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