alexz has adopted the words (つ ツ )つ, BB-8, bilby, tech, and 🐸☕️, looked up 30612 words, created 212 lists, listed 20998 words, written 4356 comments, added 3 tags, and loved 310 words.

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  • education technology blend

    November 15, 2018

  • spotted in the BBC

    'Call for UK ban on 'grotesquely sugary' freakshakes' Nov 12, 2018

    "Freakshakes are milkshakes that also contain chocolates, sweets, cake, cream and sauce."

    November 13, 2018

  • Computing - a package test.

    easily mixed up with p-test which is a mathematical probability test

    November 10, 2018

  • duckmilk shake

    November 7, 2018

  • Spotted as a Mars Architect

    spotted in an ad.

    November 6, 2018

  • "both of"

    November 5, 2018

  • Refers to computer game players which hold down the W key, moving forward.

    November 5, 2018

  • spotted as being a mobile game

    a game played on your tablet or phone

    November 4, 2018

  • Spotted on twitter, the shoutclap used in the mid👏🏽dle of a word.

    November 4, 2018

  • Fox News headline "'Professional mermaid' says creepy 'merverts' are the worst part of the job"

    November 3, 2018

  • love this list.

    November 3, 2018

  • Spotted this in gaming (Fortnite) but it seems to have a meaning on twitter.

    +

    November 2, 2018

  • On the first day of NaNoWriMas the writer typed to thee "It was a dark and stormy night.."

    November 2, 2018

  • Spotted online as meaning the 'Human Element'

    after the periodic table.

    November 1, 2018

  • Glad you liked the Thesaurus link.

    October 30, 2018

  • fans of Goop

    October 29, 2018

  • it's a stunt coordinator for love scenes

    October 29, 2018

  • Spotted in the news Inuk word of the day.

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/angus-andersen-teaches-intuktitut-1.4881065

    October 28, 2018

  • Spotted in the news: when online services no longer do business with an organization, removing their platform services 

    October 28, 2018

  • Spotted in BC's 2018 referendum for Proportional Representation

    October 27, 2018

  • I'm happy to discover that NASA has an online Thesaurus


    October 27, 2018

  • Twitter tickets - tech support tickets which come in from Twitter to a company's tech support system.

    October 25, 2018

  • Sounds like geocaching

    October 22, 2018

  • What some players call the launchpad in Fortnite

    October 22, 2018

  • Hyperbolic slang for totally


    2009 citation from the movie I Love You Man
    Peter Klaven: Totally... Totes McGotes.

    October 22, 2018

  • The name of a recycling mascot in Niagara Falls.  http://time.com/4074261/totes-mcgoats/

    Slang for totally

    October 21, 2018

  • I assume its a new way of saying totes for totally.

    October 21, 2018

  • Made popular by Homer Simpson

    Episode 7x03  actually spelled Saxo-mo-phone.

    October 20, 2018

  • A vampire rabbit.

    October 20, 2018

  • The lord Of The Rings

    October 18, 2018

  • Spotted in a Vancouver Public Library tweet.

    https://twitter.com/VPL/status/1052368633794580481

    "Oojay-cum-spiff, adj. "All you have to do,’ I said, ‘is to carry on here for a few weeks more, and everything will be oojah-cum-spiff." 1930 PG Wodehouse.

    Check out the meaning in our Oxford English Dictionary. Part of our Digital Library

    http://ow.ly/NE3o30mghCz "

    October 17, 2018

  • I wonder which will last longer.. 'zaddy' as a word, or 'it me' as a sentence.

    October 16, 2018

  • Super rare Star Wars fictional gold

    October 16, 2018

  • Instagram skill level

    October 15, 2018

  • it's a dance move - 2018.

    Spotted this at a Fortnite Emote.

    October 15, 2018

  • The discoverer of Aluminum initially called it aluminum. https://books.google.ca/books?id=YjMwAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA201

    October 14, 2018

  • Well then...

    October 14, 2018

  • A migraine hangover

    October 10, 2018

  • First spotted the it me in 2017. I wonder what other sentences are just nouns.

    October 10, 2018

  • Bloom county , Orlando Bloom, bloomers , bloomin ...

    October 10, 2018

  • A physics expression of luminosity, as a femtobarn is a unit of area.

    October 8, 2018

  • slang version of you would

    October 7, 2018

  • I think a good linguistics prank would be to make Laurel/Yanni the word of the year.

    "And the word of the year is ....*soundclip*"

    October 7, 2018

  • ' “It appears we just got Banksy-ed,” said Alex Branczik, Sotheby’s senior director and head of contemporary art in Europe.'

    Spotted in the Guardian Article - Banksy auction prank leaves art world in shreds

      🎈🏃‍♀️ 


    October 7, 2018

  • A type of music i'm not familiar with

    October 5, 2018

  • I suspect this word shows up in print because that's how some people say constant

    October 5, 2018

  • Commission for the Enrichment of the French Language - spotted in the Guardian.

    October 5, 2018

  • Spotted as Regolith Legos - small sintered blocks made from regolith material.

    Spotted in Verge Science video "Building a lunar base out of Moon dust" Sept 18 2018


    To add circular recursion, regolith comes from the greek word  rhēgos

    October 4, 2018

  • "It's sorta true" -Eric Idle on Colbert Late Show

    October 2, 2018

  • a hiccough

    a 1400's word spotted in an 1800's dictionary on Archaic and Disused words.

    https://books.google.ca/books?id=zG1JAAAAcAAJ

    October 2, 2018

  • to fall, rain or snow.

    spotted in https://books.google.ca/books?id=WVYJAAAAQAAJ&pg=795#v=onepage&q&f=false

    The West Somerset Word-book

    October 2, 2018

  • Spotted in The Register : Rise Of The Machines

    October 2, 2018

  • Heavy Urban Search and Rescue

    Rescuers who rescue people in collapsed buildings.
    Vancouver has a team, and from the Examples, it seems that Toronto has a similar team

    October 1, 2018

  • Google books says the song goes back to at least 1958

    https://books.google.ca/books?id=jigNd06IAyoC&p=67

    (no preview)

    October 1, 2018

  • US Mexico Canada Agreement.

    Spotted on CBC News


    October 1, 2018

  • Rhymes with Amsterhamster

    September 30, 2018

  • Spotted ths term. I'm not sure if this is an official term.

    September 29, 2018

  • examples go back to the 1700's https://books.google.ca/books?id=EPGFUz7coAEC&pg=PA44&dq=long+story+short

    September 29, 2018

  • | ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄  ̄ ̄ ̄|

    | It looks like 

    | you're trying 

    | to look up 

    | Clippy . 

    | ______________ |

    September 26, 2018

  • Abbreviation for tv show Flight Of The Conchords

    September 25, 2018

  • Windows term for User Account Control

    the computer protection based on approval popups which you get when you try to run an unknown executable in Windows.

    September 22, 2018

  • Vox did an article on this word.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UnIDL-eHOs

    How it started from Boston and spread through the Telegraphs.

    September 17, 2018

  • This term came from  the IT Crowd TV show episode 'The Internet',  but it has some history, and can be seen on Twitter in reference to the organizations that decide on internet standards.

    There was once a reference to  'Ethernet elders' in Info World.

    https://books.google.ca/books?id=BjsEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA46&dq=elders+internet

    March 14 1994 , Info World

    I don't think this is the actual root of this term. 


    E. of The Internet spotted in Internet Engineering Task Force document https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-elders-social-media-apology-00 - July 2018

    see also 'elder days' at the Jargon File. http://catb.org/jargon/html/E/elder-days.html   This version of Jargon File is from the late 90's.

    Version 2.1.1 had the first reference to 'elder'

    "1. To attach a removable storage volume to a machine.

       In elder days and on mainframes this verb was used almost

    exclusively of tapes; nowadays (especially under UNIX) it is more

    likely to refer to a disk volume"


    Version 2.8.2 had the first Lord Of the Rings based reference to elders.

    March 23 1991

    elder days: n. The heroic age of hackerdom (roughly, pre-1980); the

    era of the PDP-10, TECO, ITS, and the ARPANET. This

    term has been rather consciously adopted from J. R. R. Tolkien's

    fantasy epic `The Lord of the Rings'. Compare Iron Age;

    see also elvish.


    A google books search will find some instances of 'elders' in the 1990's referring to the groups that decide on internet and ethernet standards.

    September 15, 2018

  • Despite the blog, this term pre-dates Reddit. https://books.google.ca/books?id=A5F5MRJl98YC&pg=PT79&dq="trash+panda";

    2009 example.

    September 13, 2018

  • "Security incident and event management"

    - wikipedia

    This is a computer security term. I keep seeing it and having to look it up.

    September 12, 2018

  • An acting achievement where tou win Emmy, Oscar, Tony, and Grammy

    September 10, 2018

  • I sometimes wonder how 'real' the terms are when the terms are recycled in list compilation books.

    https://books.google.ca/books?id=WipZDwAAQBAJ&pg=PT289

    September 9, 2018

  • For the times this is not a typo, it's a clever blend of it's not and it snot.

    Spotted on Twitter

    "You might think wiping your nose on the flag is patriotic but it’snot"

    - @hoarsewisperer

    September 8, 2018

  • Sootted in news article where a Sasquatch believer sued the BC government.

    September 6, 2018

  • In my co-op student days, a British mechanic called everything good the cat's ass.

    September 4, 2018

  • meteorological autumn

    September 4, 2018

  • September through November

    https://forecast.weather.gov/glossary.php?word=autumn

    also meteorological fall

    September 4, 2018

  • Spotted as a verb, cycling term in a BBC article.

    'The first cyclist to 'Everest' on Everest'

    "Everesting is a cycling challenge where you pick a hill and ride up it over and over again until you've scaled 8,848m - the height of Mt Everest."

    August 31, 2018

  • Sounds like a lot of work for a free sheep.

    August 30, 2018

  • link to TankHughe's list https://wordnik.com/lists/this-definition-is-wrong

    August 30, 2018

  • Why's the wine gone?

    August 29, 2018

  • a negatively charged electrolyte  .  see also, catholyte

    spotted this term in an Electric Vehicle talk show talking about liquid batteries.

    August 28, 2018

  • Spotted in CBC article 'New dictionary published for Indigenous Vancouver Island language'

    "... SENĆOŦEN is one of the one of the Coast Salish group of languages that is written in a mainly upper-case alphabet."

    August 26, 2018

  • spotted as businesspeak for 1 on 1 meeting

    August 22, 2018

  • Gaming : random number generator

    August 21, 2018

  • Believe

    August 21, 2018

  • Running the first letters of a group of nations is how the word Pakistan came about.

    August 19, 2018

  • Spotted in a Carly Rae Jepsen music video as "Run Forrest Run!"

    August 18, 2018

  • Etymology - from UNICS which was Uniplexed Information and Computing Service

    Spotted this in a youtube video watch?v=jowCUo_UGts and a Google books search confirms this.

    https://books.google.ca/books?id=6DZdDwAAQBAJ&pg=PA7&dq=Uniplexed+Information+and+Computing+Service

    August 17, 2018

  • I assumed it was because when ships sail from England to North America, Portugal is on the left and the North Star was on the right.

    August 17, 2018

  • An avocado as big as your head.


    Also Avozilla.  Thanks Australia.

    August 16, 2018

  • Intermediate Mass Black Hole

    August 12, 2018

  • to be quite honest

    August 11, 2018

  • What the Mars Curiosity rover just called its landing anniversary.

    August 6, 2018

  • 2016-2018 refers to people who think Britain should remain in the EU

    August 4, 2018

  • Refers to people who prefer remain intstead of Brexit. Remainer.

    August 4, 2018

  • Spotted online as a joke - a Senior Teenager - An old person who has no job, and no worries.

    July 26, 2018

  • milk of magnesia , milk of the poppy, 

    July 24, 2018

  • Spotted in cookbooks going back to the 1600's https://books.google.ca/books?id=NY9mAAAAcAAJ

    July 21, 2018

  • From the examples, it's referring to a region in India.

    July 21, 2018

  • From a CBC news article : "Meghalayan (Late Holocene) Age, which runs from the start of a "mega-drought" 4,200 years ago to the present day."

    July 21, 2018

  • Spotted in Guardian article where 'eating bananas whole' is an issue for people... also, Ice Cream.

    July 21, 2018

  • Free range definition from the Guardian.

    "And then there’s its cousin, greige, which you can make by mixing together two other things: monotony and despair. All of these related shades spell out a disappointment in all the world’s flowers. They look like preened and perfected sick. And it is my belief that the palace has used the beige to take confident, opinionated, personality-owning Meghan away from us and turn her into a royal bot, like they always do."

    July 15, 2018

  • spotted this as an alternative to bollocks

    July 15, 2018

  • If i had a wife, I wouldn't call er an ux

    July 15, 2018

  • in 2018 news, it's a nerve agent which has historically been associated with Russia.

    July 9, 2018

  • Spotted a case of this becoming a generic term. " The future will be Spotified"

    July 8, 2018

  • Spotted this tweeted by a science radio show.

    July 8, 2018

  • Spotted the etymology in a youtube video - 8 minute mark.

    G is for Global

    re is for Regular Expression

    P is what their tools tended to end in. https://youtu.be/NTfOnGZUZDk?t=8m1s

    July 7, 2018

  • Easy peasy

    July 6, 2018

  • easy peasy

    July 6, 2018

  • Spotted this word again in 2018.

    It appears to have some sticking power in the language.

    July 6, 2018

  • spray on grass - used to stabilize hills from erosion.

    June 30, 2018

  • donut shaped chicken nugget

    June 27, 2018

  • spotted as "just for shiggrins"

    June 21, 2018

  • twitterese for 'quote tweet'

    June 20, 2018

  • Science fiction - a shape shifter. Goes back to at least 1979

    June 19, 2018

  • New place name in Vancouver. The plaza by the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.


    There's a pronunciation guide.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6j_eu1_T5Jg

    June 19, 2018

  • Computer gaming - refers to a game where huge teams play against each other.

    ie, 50 vs 50, last team standing wins.

    June 17, 2018

  • The symbol comes from the semaphores for N and D which stand for Nuclear Disarmament

    June 17, 2018

  • schmancy

    June 16, 2018

  • High Intensity Interval Training

    June 16, 2018

  • slang shortening of with

    June 15, 2018

  • fittin ta


    "We not fittinta kiki with..." - spotted on twitter

    June 15, 2018

  • I know, right?

    Also IKR

    June 14, 2018

  • Glitched definition

    June 14, 2018

  • Spotted in the news. Leave the baby deer alone.

    June 14, 2018

  • That would make sense.

    June 6, 2018

  • no idea what this word means.

    spotted in the news.

    June 6, 2018

  • having 6 cpu cores

    June 6, 2018

  • Name comes from Ogopogo

    June 3, 2018

  • Another Canadian lake monster, see Manipogo

    June 3, 2018

  • Spotted as noodles.

    June 2, 2018

  • Spotted this term being discussed in Lexicon Valley Episode No. 75 at the 20 minute mark.

    The podcast said that 23 referred to the Flatiron Building in New York and people's dresses being affected by the wind.


    Wikipedia has a whole page dedicated to this term.

    June 2, 2018

  • Spotted as slang for every

    June 2, 2018

  • yakamein

    June 1, 2018

  • A New Orleans hangovers cure dish,

    May 31, 2018

  • It's like it happens every year around this time.

    May 30, 2018

  • Page 24 of the referenced book, The Gentle Shepherd, shows naught

    tyop indeed.

    May 28, 2018

  • From a 1960's joke. (from books search)

    "Is easy schnappen der Springenwerk, blowenfusen und poppencorken mit spitzensparken. 1st nicht fur gerwerken by das Dummkopfen. Das rubber- necken sightseeren keepen hands in das pockets. Relaxen und watch das Blinkenlights."


    Wikipedia has blinkenlights going back to the 50's and IBM

    May 26, 2018

  • g'night

    May 25, 2018

  • HTTP Strict Transport Security

    the technology that ensures you use https 

    May 24, 2018

  • General Data Protection Regulation

    May 24, 2018

  • There's a YouTube video which explains the difference between yaaas and yasss.

    watch?v=6ZrYUOBshcE . 'The Origin of "Yas Queen" | Iris'

    "Steven London explains the origins of "Yaaass Queen!"

    May 24, 2018

  • I'm starting to see yasss in 2018 more frequently than yaaas in 2016.



    May 23, 2018

  • Wiktionary seems to have a 'Neutral Point of View' theme which neutralizes half of the meaning of a word and blandifies it to something a committee agrees on.

    Quick books search shows this goes back to 1990.

    May 21, 2018

  • 'Laze -- a mashup of "lava" and "haze" -- is a nasty product formed when hot lava hits the ocean, sending hydrochloric acid and volcanic glass particles into the air'

    - Spotted on CNN https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/20/us/hawaii-kilauea-volcano-lava-flow/index.html

    May 20, 2018

  • "as far as I can tell" . AFAICT

    May 20, 2018

  • Refers to working conditions in China: 9am to 9pm 6 days a week

    May 20, 2018

  • I, prefer, the, Shatner comma

    May 20, 2018

  • Spotted in the BBC Royal Wedding news

    'Bowl food is larger than a canapé and around a quarter of the size of a main course.

    It is served in miniature or hand-sized bowls and comes ready to eat with a small fork.

    The idea behind a bowl food menu is so guests can stay standing up and mingle while they eat. It has been described by caterers as an option which allows guests to "keep on talking".

    '

    May 20, 2018

  • Spotted in the news. A police cat

    May 18, 2018

  • Multiple friends have posted pics of eggs and avocados, so Im predicting a new trend.

    May 16, 2018

  • Today I learned that Newfie is considered a derogatory term. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/may/11/anthony-bourdain-newfies-newfoundland-show-tweet-response-criticism

    May 13, 2018

  • Spotted on Astronomy Picture of the Day "A plurality of singularities at the Galactic Center"

    "Explanation: A recent informal poll found that astronomers don't yet have a good collective noun for a group of black holes, but they need one.  ..."



    APOD May 12 2018

    There's something about using plural and singular in the same sentence to describe the same thing.

    May 12, 2018

  • ...is a phrase I've seen several times but am never sure of the meaning of.

    May 12, 2018

  • Uncertainty is part of the joke

    May 12, 2018

  • Emoji phrase for Deadpool

    May 11, 2018

  • Spotted in CBC news article.

    'Indigeneer' combines scientific methods and traditional Indigenous knowledge

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/indigeneer-scientific-methods-indigenous-knowledge-1.4655478

    May 10, 2018

  • Does this mean my emoji phrases list won't work? https://www.wordnik.com/lists/emoji-phrases

    May 9, 2018

  • Also spotted, in same video referenced in EBCDIC

    pronounced ebb-sid-issity

    May 9, 2018

  • Pronounced Ebb-stick

    spotted pronounciation in May 8 2018 Computerphile video on YouTube

    May 9, 2018

  • spotted today

    May 5, 2018

  • Spotted in the news,... drones used by drug gangs

    May 5, 2018

  • White House Correspondent's Dinner

    May 2, 2018

  • Zeno's Henoticon

    ... not an ancient Greek emoticon.

    May 1, 2018

  • text messaging

    May 1, 2018

  • I think this means imo or "In My Opinion"

    May 1, 2018

  • Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, select Start

    April 29, 2018

  • "Editing MACroS" 

    LinuxFest Northwest 2018: Linux Jargon talk.

    April 29, 2018

  • Emacs

    April 29, 2018

  • Berkeley Software Distribution

    April 29, 2018

  • This acronym comes from The Register.

    April 29, 2018

  • wibbly-wobbly

    April 29, 2018

  • timey-wimey

    April 29, 2018

  • "Yet Another Meeting Will Fix This"

    Spotted in LinuxFest Northwest 2018: Security Theatre talk.

    April 29, 2018

  • spotted 📷: as being a photo credit marker.

    📷: photoperson.

    April 28, 2018

  • Cherry Blossom viewing

    - from Japan

    April 26, 2018

  • (chorus)

    Do you come from a land down under?

    Where women glow and men plunder?

    Can't you hear, can't you hear tufthunter?

    You better run, you better take cover

    April 26, 2018

  • The study of flatulence,according to Science Friday's tweet. Apr 25 2018

    April 25, 2018

  • Goto monotwist.

    A Rubik's cube transformation that twists 2 corner pieces.

    April 25, 2018

  • "They were foot ballers from all over the state, had their come downs in Adelaide"

    - Spotted in an Objectivity video, so I assume it's real Australianese for 'come down for a visit'.

    watch?v=FtEQuM7JmdI


    On Twitter, it seems to refer to withdrawal symptoms from caffeine or some substance.



    April 25, 2018

  • The warming of the arctic ocean and the influx of Atlantic species.  Probably should be Capitalized

    April 24, 2018

  • A refreshing break from the 'neutral point of view' types of definitions that Wiktionary has

    April 22, 2018

  • In Saskatchewan, a bunny-hug is a hoodie.

    April 20, 2018

  • Spotted in Canada's Beaverton.

    "The two dozen or so pipeline warriors appeared on the BC Legislature lawn driving custom built motorcycles, doombuggies armed with menacing spikes, and F-150 pickup trucks with bumper stickers proclaiming their love for Alberta beef."

    April 18, 2018

  • A fez wearing person in a tiny little car shows up and drops off a food pellet.

    April 16, 2018

  • What some people in the UK want to call the frunk, a front boot, instead of a front trunk.

    April 15, 2018

  • I hear there's a secret button pressing ceremony involving a food pellet.

    April 15, 2018

  • The floor is legos.

    April 14, 2018

  • Book search confirms it is a racist slur in S Africa

    April 14, 2018

  • then there's doggospeak's mlem

    April 13, 2018

  • forgetting what you ordered on Amazon when the package arrives.

    spotted in a video.

    April 11, 2018

  • PEMDAS

    April 8, 2018

  • Spotted as WhatsApp phishing.

    April 8, 2018

  • Refers to earlier in a threaded discussion.

    April 5, 2018

  • Spotted in Register article about cell phones being used to check for veins and check pulse and circulation measurements.

    April 4, 2018

  • Spotted in an XKCD comic... and I suspect I've seen this around before as a SUDO user in a Linux / UNIX sense. 

    sudo -er

    April 4, 2018

  • Spotted in a city of Vancouver tweet referring to the non recyclable coated cardboard.

    April 3, 2018

  • spotted in the news

    'Sinclair Broadcast Group, the largest owner of television stations in the U.S., employs a well-known practice of producing "must-runs," conservative commentary segments that each Sinclair-owned station is required to air. ' - Seattle PI.

    April 1, 2018

  • Easterspeak for 'somebody'

    April 1, 2018

  • Spotted in a NASA tweet.

    "... Discover more about these shapshifters, biobots and other new technologies: ..."

    March 31, 2018

  • Wordnik is case sensitive in the word search, so you will find it at . Baha'i

    March 31, 2018

  • I look forward to April 1 when the pranksters who coined this word admit it was a joke.

    Picking up garbage while jogging?

    March 31, 2018

  • an archaic term for trials?

    March 28, 2018

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    August 13, 2017