alexz commented on the word Brexflation
The price of goods going up after Brexit
December 9, 2016
alexz commented on the word bevies
spotted as short for beverages. or short for bevvies
alexz commented on the word subgenius
An idiot. Spotted on Late Show with Stephen Colbert."...and those subreddit subgeniuses, grow the **** up"
December 8, 2016
alexz commented on the word winter wonderland
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
alexz commented on the word nunnyfudger
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
alexz commented on the word VLT
Very Large TelescopeVideo Lottery Terminal
December 2, 2016
alexz commented on the word nml
txt shortening if normalphonic shortening of animalinitials of no man's landCanada's National Microbiology Laboratory (NML)A music library of a Corp that starts with n
alexz commented on the word aging out
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.
alexz commented on the word man-ban
spotted in the news - an event where men are not allowed - ie, at a womens' hour at a fitness club. also man ban
alexz commented on the word bio-hybrid
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.
alexz commented on the word Crowsnest
British Columbia term - refers to highway 3, or it refers to the Crowsnest mountain pass in the Rockies.
November 28, 2016
alexz commented on the word ight
Spotted online in a joke "day ight donuts". Variant of aight or right
November 26, 2016
alexz commented on the word Fidelista
Spotted in the news related to Fidel Castro's passing.
alexz commented on the word NoHo
alexz commented on the word piecaken
Also spotted a piecaken in my news feed
November 25, 2016
alexz commented on the word taser
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
alexz commented on the word nunya
slang for 'none of your' ... as in nunya business.spotted in a movie trailer.
alexz commented on the word microblading
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
alexz commented on the word hoo hoo
Term used by parents that are embarrassed to say cha cha cha
alexz commented on the word earthship
a hippy house made from dirt filled tires, packed earth and tin cans.
alexz commented on the word chemtrailer
someone who thinks that the water vapor contrails are actually some kind of chemicals added to the air.
alexz commented on the word Draylor
blend name of Drake/Taylor
alexz commented on the word cafe-squatter
A WiFi freeloader. Word spotted in The Guardian.
November 21, 2016
alexz commented on the word shithawk
This term has been around much longer than the Trailer Park Boys.Typically it refers to seagulls.
alexz commented on the word DAPL
Dakota Access PipeLinecurrently in the news.
alexz commented on the word gl hf
variant of glhf "good luck have fun" seen in computer gaming.
alexz commented on the word memetically
Meme related, like a meme
November 16, 2016
alexz commented on the word Twitterfolk
people on twitter
alexz commented on the word Mountaineer
Nickname for someone from West Virginia.
November 15, 2016
alexz commented on the user theprodiga1
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.
alexz commented on the word stra
short for stravenue
November 14, 2016
alexz commented on the word mnemonic
memory never ever makes out; now I can
alexz commented on the word surface-mount
also surface mount refers to components which are soldered to the surface layer of a circuit board rather than using through-holes.
alexz commented on the word bbroygbvgw
Bad Beer Rots Our Young Guts But Vodka Goes Wellmnemonic for the electrical colour codes for resistance. Black Brown Red Orange Yellow Green Violet Gray White for 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9These would appear on larger thru hole components, but you won't see these on small surface mount devices.
alexz commented on the word drain the swamp
2016 electionspeak similar to throw the bums out
alexz commented on the word Raxacoricofallapatorius
Doctor Who tongue twister.
November 13, 2016
alexz commented on the word water cake
mizu shingen mochi aka Japanese Water Cake
alexz commented on the word de-RT
to undo a retweet
November 12, 2016
alexz commented on the word deprescribing
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
alexz commented on the word spondies
a community of people who have spondylitis or AS
November 11, 2016
alexz commented on the word fibro
short for fibromyalgia or FM
alexz commented on the word spondy
short for spondylitis or AS
alexz commented on the word fluffle
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.
alexz commented on the word vegducken
zucchini, eggplant and squash stuffed into each other as a dish similar to turduckenspotted online.
November 10, 2016
alexz commented on the word shruggie
The Shruggie emoticon is now in emoji form 🤷
alexz commented on the word prime minister
sometimes pronounced 'pry minister'. I think that in Canada we tend to capitalize this title as Prime Minister
November 9, 2016
alexz commented on the word fhtagn
There's probably a Cthulu dictionary out there that defines this.
November 8, 2016
alexz commented on the word dedup
Short for dedupe, which is short for deduplication, which is a techy computer word
November 7, 2016
alexz commented on the word desal
Short for desalination
alexz commented on the word glucose guardian
gender neutral of 'sugar daddy'also spotted: high fructose corn parent
alexz commented on the word merked
Spotted online "someone got merked" not sure of definition.
November 6, 2016
alexz commented on the word Cubbies
November 4, 2016
alexz commented on the word Lord tunderin Jesus
Almighty byI haven't come across this in person, but I'm from the West coast.
alexz commented on the word Vancouverian
spotted this in an 1888 book for Vancouverite ; see example at Terminal Cityrecent examples listed to the right show this an an adjectiveI never see this term in day to day speech or writing.
alexz commented on the word mamaluke
I hear this term at the coffee shop as an Italian word for 'idiot'.
alexz commented on the word Kamloops
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
alexz commented on the word mangia-cake
" 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 articlehttp://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/watchwords-english-is-creeping-into-the-italian-language
alexz commented on the word chimo
spotted an article on the word chimohttp://www.saultthisweek.com/2014/08/19/chimo-could-be-the-right-word
alexz commented on the word Anzac
apparently, there is an Australian law which prevents private use of the word Anzac
alexz commented on the word Terminal City
one nickname for Vancouver, although other cities use this term.1888 citationhttps://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 "
alexz commented on the word DRE
US Election - Direct Recording Electronic machineA voting machine.
November 3, 2016
alexz commented on the word St. Mark's Eve
from wikipedia "St. Mark's Eve is 24 April."
alexz commented on the word Simlish
The fictional language of the Sims computer game.
November 1, 2016
alexz commented on the word cybercrisis
spotted in the news..etymology - because you can put 'cyber' in front of almost any word.
alexz commented on the word CETA
"Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement"a Canada Europe trade agreement.
October 30, 2016
alexz commented on the word Wilmywood
Wilmington NC and its film industry.
alexz commented on the word Essex girl
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
alexz commented on the word tmw
short for "tomorrow" or initials for "that moment when"
October 28, 2016
alexz commented on the word migrant
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."
alexz commented on the word danger noodle
slang for a venomous snake
alexz commented on the word TBR pile
Ok, it ain't so.
A pile of books 'to be read' Spoiler alert: they never get read.
October 27, 2016
alexz commented on the word supah
alternate/silly version of super
October 26, 2016
alexz commented on the word down ballot
' "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.
alexz commented on the word hormotional
October 24, 2016
alexz commented on the word pupper
a puppy; a cute dog; a pup
alexz commented on the word rly
alexz commented on the word rlly
alexz commented on the word ermagerd
an exaggerated OMG
alexz commented on the word stahp
memespeak for stop
alexz commented on the word sucha
alexz commented on the word yout's
youths movie reference: My Cousin Vinny
alexz commented on the word unibun
Unicorn/bunny , spotted on the internet; must be true.
alexz commented on the word manterrupt
From man interruptAlso manterruption manterrupting
October 21, 2016
alexz commented on the word dgaf
alexz commented on the word offish
Spotted as slang for official
alexz commented on the word flawsome
Spotted in a FB meme. " an individual who knows their 'flaws' and knows they're awesome regardless"
October 20, 2016
alexz commented on the word Sardo
"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
alexz commented on the word brunchfast
because people don't know what brunch is
October 19, 2016
alexz commented on the word jigglebone
computer gaming modelling - it's a flexible link in an modeled object.
alexz commented on the word bril
"This is bril"
October 18, 2016
alexz commented on the word airprox
Aviation near miss. UK
alexz commented on the list the-medieval-european-fantasy-adventurers-backpack
the alchemy equipment entry reminded me of the Disused Science terms from the Renaissance. https://wordnik.com/lists/obsolete---disused-science-terms
alexz commented on the user cletusdillwood
Darby chiving goes back to the 19 th century.https://books.google.ca/books?id=a6NBAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA98&lpg=PA98&dq=chive+my+darbies.&source=bl&ots=DupcJshBiJ&sig=mn9-g0mVvrRtth6gGyq9w7XnxKE&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjjl-PY1-LPAhUpxlQKHboVBVoQ6AEIHjAH#v=onepage&q&f;=false
October 17, 2016
alexz commented on the word condemndorse
spotted in electionspeak 2016
alexz commented on the word rip-snorting
this term has been around for decades. ripsnorting
October 14, 2016
alexz commented on the word cranial-rectal inversion
not a real medical termslang for a person 'having their head up their ass'related term DWHUA
alexz commented on the word Boneheads
2016 election; fans of Kenneth Bone
October 13, 2016
alexz commented on the word stunt on
Spotted this on Twitter."I will stunt on anyone who..."
alexz commented on the word down-ballot
Spotted in the news. see definition at down ballot
October 12, 2016
alexz commented on the word Patronus
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
alexz commented on the word Imgurian
Spotted in a BBC article. Refers to people with an online presence on Imgur.
alexz commented on the word roboat
Robot boat. Spotted in the news, then a google search showed more examples.
October 11, 2016
alexz commented on the word funnelneck
Also funnel neck
alexz commented on the word funnel neck
It's a sweater. Neck widens at the top.
alexz commented on the word SUHD
Ultra High Definition4k video.
alexz commented on the word slow slip
eqrthquake term for a very slow moving earthquake, such as the slip off the coast of Vancouver.
alexz commented on the word axx
Bowdlerized version of the word ass
October 10, 2016
alexz commented on the word latergram
an instagram posting, posted later than the event, so it's no longer 'instant'
alexz commented on the word unproud
spotted in debates.This word goes back to the 1700's/1800's
alexz commented on the word bleached
verb from tonights debate - deleted using BleachBit.securely deleted and not recoverable.
alexz commented on the word smad
So mad.It's a Gilmore Girls word.
October 9, 2016
alexz commented on the word fleshgait
found an Internet folklore creaturehttps://www.reddit.com/r/fleshgait/comments/4up9d0/wtf_is_a_fleshgait/d5rson0'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"'.
alexz commented on the word skin-walker
from the tweets - a witch who can turn into an animal
alexz commented on the word sketch
seen it sometimes as short for sketchy
alexz commented on the word cucked
seems to come from cuckservative (see notes on that word from scarequotes)
October 8, 2016
alexz commented on the word clownpocalypse
It's too easy to put the pocalypse suffix on everything.
October 7, 2016
alexz commented on the word Caped Crusader
listed at caped crusader
October 6, 2016
alexz commented on the word Rockwellian
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
alexz commented on the word sweet FA
Wikipedia says it comes from sweet Fanny Adams
alexz commented on the word Kannywood
The film industry of northern Nigeria. Wikipedia calls it Hausa language cinema. Spotted this in s BBC article.
October 4, 2016
alexz commented on the word suprafluidity
From the examples: physics, "loss of internal friction in fluids"
alexz commented on the word bikepacking
Blend of bicycle backpacking
October 3, 2016
alexz commented on the word pancreator
is this the same as pantocrator?
alexz commented on the word not-spot
A place with poor wireless coverage. seems that notspot is the more common usage.
October 2, 2016
alexz commented on the word POPAT
Peace Officers Physical Abilities TestorPolice Officers Physical Abilities Test
alexz commented on the word Iberian slap
Name of a rude gesture.
September 30, 2016
alexz commented on the word MUIDS
Mahidol University International Demonstration school in Thailandgood on them for adding a set of new words.
alexz commented on the word stuffie
spotted as 'stuffed animal'.
alexz commented on the word ool
the ool pun goes back to 1977 at least. House Beautiful magazine.https://books.google.ca/books?id=Bq1UAAAAMAAJ&q="our+ool"
September 29, 2016
alexz commented on the word black moon
A second new moon in a month http://www.sciencealert.com/a-rare-black-moon-is-set-to-rise-this-friday-night
September 28, 2016
alexz commented on the word natatorium
See our natatorium? There's no "p" in it.Let's keep it that way.-modified old joke. ool
alexz commented on the word giffing
alllll riiiiiight. makin gifs.
September 27, 2016
alexz commented on the word minifig
so... mini-figurine ?
September 26, 2016
alexz commented on the word rinstagram
'real' + instagram. rinstaA real instagram account as opposed to a finstagram
alexz commented on the word MN
Rocketry; Mega Newtons - measure of thrust.
alexz commented on the word bottom surgery
From BBC article '10 things you need to know about vaginas'"We met Callie, an American trans woman who was waiting for bottom surgery, a procedure where a vulva and vagina are created from the penis and scrotum. "
September 25, 2016
alexz commented on the word Celtic Curse
hereditary hemochromatosis HHC - too much iron in your body.
September 24, 2016
alexz commented on the word trailing millennial
time to start labeling the next generation.
alexz commented on the word scrotox
spotted on late night television.... nope.word made an appearance in 2010 as a SNL spoof.
September 23, 2016
alexz commented on the word
The 'soft hyphen' character.
alexz commented on the word ־
maqaf , a hebrew hyphen
alexz commented on the word -
it turns out the maqaf has an entry in unicode and it's ־The difference between ־ (maqaf) and - (hyphen-minus) is that it shows up in the right hand side of textboxes.־ so it would affect rendering on a computer screen depending on computer.
alexz commented on the word pokerrito
blend of poke (Hawaiian sushi bowl) and burrito
alexz commented on the word inspo
alexz commented on the word yeup
alexz commented on the word crockenbush
version of croque-en-bouche or croquembouche
September 22, 2016
alexz commented on the word crockbush
eye dialect version of croque-en-bouche or croquembouche
alexz commented on the word BeiDou
The name of China's GPS satellite constellation and system.
September 21, 2016
alexz commented on the word GNSS
Global Navigation Satellite System2016 - refers to all the various GPS constellations. BeiDou, GLONASS, GPS, Galileo.
alexz commented on the word four-em dash
spotted in Practical Printing - 1884https://books.google.ca/books?id=J7syAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA7&dq=four-em+dash
alexz commented on the word three-em dash
a longer version of the two-em dash⸻
alexz commented on the word two-em dash
a longer em-dash ⸺spotted in a 19th century book - The Moderator https://books.google.ca/books?id=vVDnAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA198&dq;="em+dash"'They are formerly much more used than now, especially in abusive or satrical articles as "K⸺g C⸺s, L⸺d B⸺m"'
alexz commented on the word 一
Radical 1A horizontal line in Chinese Calligraphy
alexz commented on the word dramady
September 20, 2016
alexz commented on the word Cantopop
Blend of Cantonese and Pop music
September 19, 2016
alexz commented on the word ^
in tweets, it represents someone's initials of the poster in an organization.ie. ^ab
September 17, 2016
alexz commented on the word .@
on twitter, it's a 'public reply' visible to everyone.
alexz commented on the word ccs
cubic centimeters. milliliters
alexz commented on the list i-be-speaking-spanglish
alexz commented on the word Swenglish
alexz commented on the word Foucault's Pendulum
pendulum made by Foucault to demonstrate the rotation of the earth.
alexz commented on the user Reetvk
Sounds like you're dealing with someone with rigid rules of grammar and spelling. I'd go with the "living language" defense, throw in the Stephen Fry grammar video, and failing that, use my list of i-can-haz-cheezeburgerisms to melt his brain.
alexz commented on the list words-ending-with--bite
September 16, 2016
alexz commented on the word Dr. Google
refers to when people do a search for their medical symptoms to self diagnose, typically self diagnosing the wrong thing.
alexz commented on the word Toblerone
Just watched a video where a mathematician/physicist described a prism as a Tobleronie shape, and then made the mistake of reading the comments on how Toblerone is supposed to be pronounced if your from Italy, Switzerland, or England.
September 15, 2016
alexz commented on the word trimping
TF2 gamespeak where the Demoman character accellerates up a ramp at high speed.
alexz commented on the word TUE
Anti-doping sports term for Therapeutic Use Exemption. Permission to use a normally banned substance, such as an asthma inhaler.
alexz commented on the list canadianisms
I haven't added twonie because I never see this term in the wild. I've also never come across the term 'idiot strings', and I wonder if it's really a Canadianism and not just a term shared by Canada and the US.My list won't hit every Canadianism out there, and there are some terms where people have disputed the Canadian'ness of the term. For example, I had Skookum on a BC list and that term was also used in the US.https://wordnik.com/lists/british-columbian-terms
alexz commented on the word smol
"has been added to 345 lists"I think we have a word of the year.
alexz commented on the word faceblerg
... because not everyone is happy with the word Facebook
alexz commented on the word alt-right
Spotted in political commentary. alt-righter. alt-rightersfrom wikipedia:"The alt-right has no official ideology, although various sources have said that it is associated with white nationalism,126 white supremacism,378 antisemitism,129 right-wing populism,6 nativism,10 and the neoreactionary movement.711"
alexz commented on the word BDRE
Blu-ray Disc Recordable Erasable
September 14, 2016
alexz commented on the word RW
acronym for Read/Write Readable/Writable
alexz commented on the word rt
lowercase version of RT, retweet
alexz commented on the word lit
spotted as new slang on the Late Show with SC"this interview is lit"raving
alexz commented on the word Belichick
Is this a sports term?
alexz commented on the word Papahānaumokuākea
“It’s easy to say when you break it down. Papa is the Hawaiian Earth mother. Hanāu means birth, moku means island, and ākea is a conjunction of Wākea, the sky father.”Spotted on the BBC article.
September 13, 2016
alexz commented on the word crontab
"These text files, which list the jobs to be run and at what times, are called crontabs"- spotted on Distrowatchcron is the scheduler daemon, a crontab is like a the list of tasks. Wiktionary definition needs a fine tuning.
September 12, 2016
alexz commented on the word lav
movie set - a lavolier microphone
alexz commented on the word martini shot
movie set - the last shot of the film. We all get to go home after all this work.
alexz commented on the word Kirking
Verb for when Captain Kirk violates the prime directive with alien women.
September 10, 2016
alexz commented on the word Kirk-fu
Captain Kirk's fighting style
alexz commented on the word broga
bro yogadid I really leave the previous comment here back in 2011. It seems like only a month or two ago.
alexz commented on the word heyo
alexz commented on the list hello--1
alexz commented on the word sporelings
from wikipedia "A sporeling is a young plant or fungus produced by a germinated spore, similar to a seedling derived from a germinated seed. They occur in algae, fungi, lichens ..."
alexz commented on the word paratriathlete
A paraplegic triathlete. A triathlete at the paralympic games.
September 9, 2016
alexz commented on the word twinsies
Usually said to a friend when they wear the same outfit and you pretend you're twins for a second. Hey, we're twins!
September 8, 2016
alexz commented on the list wow-plays-in-scrabble
I d be like ypsiloid?? YPSILOID? YPSILOID??????!!
alexz commented on the word container
in computing, it's a compact containerized operating system image - so your Web Server can run as a virtual machine in a data center.
September 6, 2016
alexz commented on the word Frackibacter
name of bacteria found in fracking wells.http://phys.org/news/2016-09-genus-bacteria-hydraulic-fracturing-wells.html"Researchers analyzing the genomes of microorganisms living in shale oil and gas wells have found evidence of sustainable ecosystems taking hold there—populated in part by a never-before-seen genus of bacteria they have dubbed "Frackibacter.""
When I think of scrabble, I think of the table flip.(ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻
alexz commented on the word gotchies
Canadian underwear1978 book references in https://books.google.ca/books?id=fHIIAQAAIAAJThe Service - Paul Quarrington.
The CBC had one of their light hearted shows discuss gitch, gotch, ginch, gonch. Gonch won the poll.http://www.cbc.ca/radio/irrelevantshow/the-irrelevant-show-january-8-2015-1.2891263/gitch-gotch-1.2891281 3 minute radio show - explains the gitch gotch gonch wars.
alexz commented on the word strandbeest
spotted in Boston magazine = '“Strandbeests”—or “beach animals”—consist of skeletons fashioned from lightweight PVC tubes. Wind propels their wing-like sails, which then drives their feet to walk sideways. Created on the Dutch seaside, the strandbeests know to avoid water, walking in the opposite direction as soon as it comes in contact with their feelers.'
September 3, 2016
alexz commented on the word zyzzyvaed
so, it's the past tense of throwing down zyzzyva in a scrabble game?
alexz commented on the word ermahgerd
a funny / nerdy way of saying OMG
September 2, 2016
alexz commented on the word lezpocalypse
interesting word in the newly listed words.
September 1, 2016
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