alexz commented on the word SPH
Heard this as Strategically Placed Hole. Circa 1990Furryspeak.
July 25, 2016
alexz commented on the word toe thumb
also toethumb There's a wiki article on clubbed thumb
July 22, 2016
alexz commented on the word toethumb
a stubby thumb that looks like a big toe.also toe thumb also clubbed thumb
alexz commented on the word wat
I think the next YouTube dialect challenge should incorporate new words. Is wat pronounced the same as what?
alexz commented on the word Squamptonian
someone from Squamptonvery informal
alexz commented on the word befuckered
for when you want to dress up your swear words in a fancy suit before using them.
July 20, 2016
alexz commented on the word ootd
OOTD : outfit of the day
alexz commented on the word fitspiration
a variant of thinspiration
alexz commented on the word fitspo
Fitness/sport? .. appears to be a variant of thinspo
July 19, 2016
alexz commented on the word hoax`emon
... because people keep posting links to fake stories of blocked highways.
July 16, 2016
alexz commented on the list help--im-stuck
When I was snowed in, I discovered hundreds of words for ice and snow...
July 15, 2016
alexz commented on the word salesy
I'll have you know salesy has been looked up over 4000 times, which makes this word adoption a complete bargain compared to other words.
July 12, 2016
alexz commented on the word Pokemon
... how most people spell Pokémon
July 11, 2016
alexz commented on the word Pokestop
A place to find a PokemonI expect the Poké fad to wane by fall.
alexz commented on the word shaggin-wagon
A van with a bed. circa 1980
July 10, 2016
alexz commented on the word CFA
Newfie abbreviation for come-from-away
July 9, 2016
alexz commented on the word 2:30
July 8, 2016
alexz commented on the word flushing mechanism
spotted this on the news as a meteorologist term for warm air picking up a lot of moisture and dumping it all out at once. Toronto weather CBC - July 7 2016everyone else refers to this as being the inner workings of a toilet.
July 7, 2016
alexz commented on the word 4 1⁄2
In Montreal, it's a term for a 2 bedroom apartment. The four and a half refers to the number of rooms, with one of the rooms counting as half.2 bedrooms. kitcen, living room. bathroom.
alexz commented on the word sixties scoop
An event in Canada when aboriginal children were taken from their families and sent to residential school where they were made to speak English or French.
alexz commented on the word up-classified
spotted in the news about emails and politicians
July 6, 2016
alexz commented on the word JOI
Nasaspeak for Jupiter Orbit Insertion
July 5, 2016
alexz commented on the word ABC1
Refers to the middle class in the UK.https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/NRS_social_gradeWorking class is C2DE
alexz commented on the word bearjam
"Officials are increasingly concerned about the occurrence of 'bearjams' in the mountain parks, saying the events cause undue stress to bears ..." - CTV news.A quick book search shows 'bear jam' going back to the 1950's in the States.
July 4, 2016
alexz commented on the word Wensday
If you're going to mangle Woden's Day, you may as well go all out and go with something spelled the way we say it.I like it. WensdayAlso, Shakespeare:https://books.google.ca/books?id=Bzg4AAAAYAAJ&pg=PA354&dq="wensday"Wordnik Wensday?
alexz commented on the word OITNB
abbreviation for Orange Is The New Black tv show.
July 2, 2016
alexz commented on the word Wit'suwet'in
"Instead, the Juno and Grammy-award winning artist will be performing a verse from his song Directo in Wit'suwet'in, an Athabaskan language spoken by First Nations in northwest British Columbia. "spotted on a CBC article about Canada day events.
alexz commented on the word floatovoltaic
Floating solar panels.
July 1, 2016
alexz commented on the word mouth fedora
slang for a vape devicespotted in the related tweets - mouth trilbythe joke is that only hipsters vape or use fedoras.
June 30, 2016
alexz commented on the word abt
Short form of about.
alexz commented on the word rwd
cars - real wheel driveold tape players - rewind
alexz commented on the word YIMBY
Yes In My Back Yard- opposite of NIMBY
alexz commented on the word ffwd
abbreviation for 'fast forward' - goes back to the days of tape music players and we would literally have to hold down a fast forward button to skip to the next son.
alexz commented on the word unrt
abbreviation for un-retweet
June 29, 2016
alexz commented on the word unRT
Twitterspeak for un-retweet
alexz commented on the word unfav
Twitterese verb for unfavourite /unfavorite.Otherwise it seems to be an abbreviation of unfavoured/unfavored
alexz commented on the word twitterndruckfehlernangst
spotted in the 'newly listed' lists..translates to "twitter misprints angst"
alexz commented on the word Gobblefunk
the language of Roald Dahlfound when looking up squifflyapparently the OED has an 8000 word dictionary of gobblefunk
alexz commented on the word salted
Computer security: where passwords are padded with random data before storing a hashed value. This prevents a database from having 2 identical hash values for 2 users who picked the same password.
alexz commented on the word tachyonic antitelephone
physics/sci-fi - a hypothetical device that lets a person communicate with his earlier self.Because you know Einstein was getting answers from his Future self.
June 28, 2016
alexz commented on the word pivot
Corporate speak for a company dropping what it is doing and doing something else.
alexz commented on the word on-board
I keep seeing this as a verb - to get a newly hired person up to speed at work.payroll, HR stuff, email, logins, paperwork, initial training. on-boarding onboarding
alexz commented on the word Brexit
In Canada, people have been coining Gonetario and Quexit
"What about second Brexit?"Spotted in my FB feed which is trying to kill me with laughter.
June 27, 2016
alexz commented on the word Gruffalo
... comes from a blend of Grizzly and Buffalo.
June 25, 2016
alexz commented on the word regrexit
I'm gonna have to trademark Brexugee ... edit- too late.
June 24, 2016
alexz commented on the word newp
spotted on message boards - quick search showed it on twitter.There appears to be a usage which isn't mathematical, or an abbreviation for Newport.Looks like it's a fun way of saying 'nope'.
Buffalo Gruffalo buffalo Buffalo Brusselo ...
June 23, 2016
A fictional monster.
alexz commented on the word fish and brewis
Newfoundland: cod and hard breadThe cod is soaked before cooking, The bread is soaked in water before cooking as well. They're both cooked and then mixed up and served on a plate with scrunchionsSpotted while looking up scrunchion
June 21, 2016
alexz commented on the word scrunchion
An east coast Canada term for pork rinds"Ford reportedly mowed down every last scrunchion (which, for the uninitiated, is a local dish made of fried salted pork fat). " exclaim magazine
alexz commented on the word dilweed
dilweed and dillweed's modern usage has nothing to do with plants.Modern usage is that it's calling someone an idiot, or it's a replacement word for other 2 syllable words that start with d.
alexz commented on the word buybot
spotted in news - New York state bans buybots for ticket sales.
alexz commented on the word strawberry moon
news is calling tonight a straweberry moon. A full moon on a solstice.
alexz commented on the word AAs
From the examples listed-Double A batteries plural-RIAA and MPAA. The motion picture and Recording Industries Associations Of America in their fight against piracy.- Author's Alterations of a written thingExample I came across - African Americans
June 20, 2016
alexz commented on the word reresoper
second dinner" People of the Middle Ages, the food writer Heather Arndt Anderson notes in her book Breakfast: A History, sometimes took another evening meal, an indulgent late-evening snack called the reresoper (“rear supper”). "spotted in the Atlantic. June 2016
alexz commented on the word gazouta
see note at gazinta or gazintas and gazoutasslang for 'goes outta'electrical and software - outputs of a device or a software function.
June 19, 2016
alexz commented on the word gazintas and gazoutas
electrical and software slang for inputs and outputs.spotted in a 1973 tech manual as a whole section
alexz commented on the word gazinta
spotted "gazintas and gazoutas" in an electric vehicle tech video. Looked it up and found it used in a solar panel reference book./
alexz commented on the word mancial
a man's facialbecause some guys exfoliate
alexz commented on the word mirrorless
cameras - refers to a digital SLR camera without the "R" which was the mirror that would reflect light to a pentaprism and flip out of the way when you took a picture.
June 18, 2016
alexz commented on the word buck
electronics - to reduce voltage. convert to a lower voltage
alexz commented on the word meirl
I read it as "me I.R.L."
alexz commented on the word animateur
spotted in email from my local art gallery" View the Picasso exhibition as part of an animateur guided tour to gain a deeper understanding of the relationship between Picasso and his six muses."
abbreviation of "me, in real life"
June 17, 2016
alexz commented on the word irl
abbreviation for 'in real life'versus an online persona.
alexz commented on the word ┴┬┴┤( ͡° ͜ʖ├┬┴┬
emoticon for 'corner peek'
alexz commented on the word Mac-Town
one nickname for McMurdo station in Antarcticaother towns use this nickname as well.
June 16, 2016
alexz commented on the word make it pop
I originally heard this word in the Graphics Arts printing industry where a techie was telling of how a customer wanted the prints to 'pop'.In printing, techies work with things like imaging exposure, focus, calibration curves. 'pop' is something that isn't defined by engineering standards.. it's more subjective.
alexz commented on the word jumpscare
starting to see this term on youtube.. basically a video clip which catches the viewer off guard with an unexpected scare. Boo! also jump scare
alexz commented on the word brigading
on reddit, brigading is where you rally up a group of people to upvote or downvote another reddit, user, or set of comments they posted.a group of people who perform this is a brigade
June 15, 2016
alexz commented on the word drunkometer
Early name for a breathalyzer - blood alcohol content tester.
June 14, 2016
alexz commented on the word Juneuary
Literally from today's weather report.
alexz commented on the word wash bear
alexz commented on the word toilet to tap
alexz commented on the word monkey slug caterpillar
I'm just picturing the energy drink commercial.
alexz commented on the word snap
June 13, 2016
alexz commented on the word twit
Short for Twitter the app, or the verb to tweet. twit and snap
alexz commented on the word insta
Spotted as a verb... To instagram.. in a tweet of a picture of dinner "first we insta"
alexz commented on the word ❤
I wonder if the guy who createdI❤NYactually invented the emoji. Then there was the guy who invented the yellow.smiley face in the 60s https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvey_Ball
June 12, 2016
alexz commented on the word biopsy-versary
Anniversary of biopsy results.
alexz commented on the word old-fangled
old fashioned - term goes back to the 19th century.
alexz commented on the word new-fangled
is old-fangledterm goes back to 1681 and the 1600'shttps://books.google.ca/books?id=zS3nAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA8&dq=fangled"... Nor did his theological abilities more advantage the cause of Religion abroad, than at home, they keeping the new-fangled Clergy aloof, and at a distance, as not daring to infuse into so solid a judgment their upstart and erroneous fancies, ..."
alexz commented on the word fangled
An 1886 article where they say dictionary makers got the meaning of 'Fangled' wrong.https://books.google.ca/books?id=WkwAAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA86'In the north of Ireland the word "fangled " is still used in the sense of entangled or trammelled. I may give as a homely illustration of the use of the word, " the cow has got fangled in her tether," i.e., she has entangled her legs in her tether.'
alexz commented on the word Secretariat
Famous horse that won the Triple Crown in 1973for a United Nations term see secretariat
alexz commented on the word Woosh
woosh or whoosh
alexz commented on the word schizm
alexz commented on the word Doomsday Clock
During the Cold War between the US and the Soviet Union, it was a symbolic clock to represent how close humanity was to blowing itself up in a nuclear war between superpowers.
alexz commented on the word EBNF
Extended Backus-Naur Formthe grammar of computing languages.see BNF
alexz commented on the word hardlink
see hard link on wikipedia
alexz commented on the word Númenor
Mythical place from Lord of the Rings
alexz commented on the word Numenor
alexz commented on the word Mordor
Mythical place from Tolkiens Lord Of The Rings
alexz commented on the word Beleriand
Mythical place from Tolkien novels.Northwest Middle Earth
alexz commented on the word Saint Trimble's Island
madeupical place from the XKCD comics. (from the Maps Flowchart)
alexz commented on the word Beruna
mythical place from Chronicles of Narnia
alexz commented on the word Tinderella
I spotted this in a Guardian article about female emojis."Tired TinderellaFormer online-dating enthusiast who is now swiped out. "https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/may/23/emoji-women-google-suggestionsalso in article femoji menmoji
June 11, 2016
alexz commented on the word adult
Verb. As in "I don't want to adult today"
June 10, 2016
alexz commented on the word octoroon
quick web search says yes. page 21 of https://books.google.ca/books?id=21eFAwAAQBAJ
June 9, 2016
alexz commented on the word echo symbol
Spotted in the news. "Symbol is ‘online equivalent of taunting someone verbally’, says US watchdog the Anti-Defamation League chief, days after Google removes antisemitic Chrome extension" - The Guardian
June 8, 2016
alexz commented on the word ((()))
Spotted in the news as echo symbol
alexz commented on the word moosibou
moose caribou hybrid animal
alexz commented on the word oganesson
A lot less bulky than oganessianium that people had proposed since 2011.
alexz commented on the list glitched-definitions
several related words under the Quebec definitions have some glitcheshttps://wordnik.com/words/Quebec#relate
alexz commented on the word Bloomsday
sounds neato. I've never actually read any Joyce stuff.
alexz commented on the word injustice collector
is this an actual thing, or is it an insult for someone who is easily offended?
alexz commented on the word slurper
someone who slurps their drinks and soups. A device that sucks up liquids.quick search shows this appearing in English in the second half of the 20th century. Did we get this word from German or Dutch?
alexz commented on the word metric century
A 100 km ride. -cycling.
June 7, 2016
alexz commented on the word bibis
slang for 'babies' / cuties??
alexz commented on the word kith
2016 internet eye dialect of 'kiss'."now kith"
alexz commented on the word pushti
for your rhymes...
alexz commented on the word buckethead
sometimes a word fades away, and then 30 years later, it pops up again reigniting old memories of stories of rivalries between police and firefighters.Don't use this term in Vancouver as it's an 80's slur for a firefighter.
June 6, 2016
alexz commented on the word van dweller
someone who lives in a van, campervan, or similar vehicle instead of renting or owning a regular dwelling.also vandweller vandwellingalso (from tweets) vanners
alexz commented on the word thosse
I would have guessed a regionalism.https://books.google.ca/books?id=k1tXAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA41&dq=thossehard to find a 'thosse fish' without autocorrect thinking I'm looking for 'those fish'
alexz commented on the word diafiltered
Spotted in the news regarding milk product exports and imports.
June 5, 2016
alexz commented on the word Mayuary
When it snows in May.spotted a poem that uses ithttp://activerain.com/blogsview/2290227/the-eleventh-of-mayuary
alexz commented on the word alamort
I'm a bit hard of hearing, so I shouldn't be opening a cafe and serving apple pie.
Worst. Apple pie. Ever.
June 4, 2016
alexz commented on the word catenet
Early reference to internet from the IETF RFC 871"(The "network" composed of the concatenation of such subnets is sometimes called "a catenet," though more often--and less picturesquely--merely "an internet.")"Term used earlier in the 70s.
alexz commented on the word bippity
term used in 1887 to describe The New Waltz'The New Waltz. - The following graphic description of one of the newest forms of the waltz, which has been well characterized as indecent, recently appeared in the Christian Intelligencer:-"The gents encircle their partner's waists with one arm. The ladies and gentlemen stand close, face to face. The gents are very erect, and lean a little back. The ladies lean a little forward. (Music) Now all wheel, whirl, circle, and curl. Feet and heels of gents go rip-rap, tippity-tap. Ladies' feet go tippity-tip, bippity, skippity, hoppity, jumpity, bumpity, thump. Ladies fly off by centrifugal momentum. Gents pull ladies hard and close. They reel, swing, slide, sling look tender, look silly, look dizzy. Feet fly, dresses fly, skirts fly, all fly. It looks tuggity, pullity, squeezity, rubbity, rip. The men look like a cross between steelyards and 'limber-jacks' The maidens tuck down their chins very low, or raise them exceedingly high. some smile, some grin, some giggle, some pout, some sneer, and all perspire freely. The ladies' faces are brought against those of the men or into their bosoms; breast against breast; nose against nose, and toes against toes. Now they go in again, making a sound like georgey, porgey, derey, perey, ridey, pidey, coachey, poachey. This dance is not much, but it's the extras I object to."Who will dare say that such maneuvers are not conducive to immorality?...'spotted in Good Health page 239. 1887 https://books.google.ca/books?id=M9Y1AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA239&dq=bippity
alexz commented on the word zippity-do-da
All the fun words aren't in the printed dictionary.
alexz commented on the word boppity
Bippity boppityThe 21st century has zippity zoppity and poppity.
It's been over 40 years since that flying Nanny brought boppity and bippity to television screens, yet no definition.
alexz commented on the word scritchity
Have academics pondered the difference between scritchity and scratchity
alexz commented on the word tippity
Related to tappity and clickety
alexz commented on the word tappity
Related to clickety
alexz commented on the word SPAMple
a SPAM sample.spotted in news story about the SPAM museum."It's a SPAMple!"
June 3, 2016
alexz commented on the word tronc
Sounds clunky like a malformed goose honk
alexz commented on the word silver bracelets
spotted as slang for handcuffs. but from the examples, it usually refers to silver bracelet jewellery.
June 2, 2016
alexz commented on the word aphantasia
The inability to visualise things in your mind.http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20160524-this-man-had-no-idea-his-mind-is-blind-until-last-week
alexz commented on the word teachable moment
This phrase is corporatespeak for a failure where , in hindsight, different actions could have been taken.spotted in the news today regarding Cincinnati Gorilla.
May 31, 2016
alexz commented on the word e-MTB
Mountain bike with electric motor
May 29, 2016
alexz commented on the word lesser of two weevils
I originally saw this in the movie Master and Commander. A quick search shows this being used in 1941 National Geographic magazine.
May 28, 2016
alexz commented on the word tabarnak
I've never watched Frozen. Heard the song a bunch of times.
alexz commented on the word ASDS
autonomous spaceport drone shipaka "It's not a barge!"
alexz commented on the word SECO
space talk - Secondary Engine Cutoff
alexz commented on the word MECO
space talk - Main Engine Cutoff
The F Word in Quebec.http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-delightful-perversity-of-quebecs-catholic-swears?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=atlas-page
May 27, 2016
alexz commented on the word OPNFV
computing - Open Platform Network Functions Virtualisationsee also NFV
alexz commented on the word weegie
spotted on the late show - GlaswegianWord is likely capitalized... Weegie (quick ngram search)
May 26, 2016
alexz commented on the word freeboot
see social media description at freebooted
May 25, 2016
alexz commented on the word freebooted
past tense of when your media has been shared/reposted/retweeted on a social media site without any revenue generated.also freebooting
alexz commented on the word Velella velella
A blue jellyfish like sea creature that washes up on the West Coast shores, decomposes, and starts to smell.
alexz commented on the word uncus
May 24, 2016
alexz commented on the word GBM
GlioblastomaA type of brain cancer
alexz commented on the word OSIRIS-REx
NASA's "Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security – Regolith Explorer"
alexz commented on the word butterfly effect
My twitter feed says this term was coined by Edward Lorenz"Birthday (1917) of mathematician/ meteorologist Edward Lorenz. Chaos theory pioneer, coined term 'butterfly effect'"https://twitter.com/cbquist/status/734748235688873984
May 23, 2016
alexz commented on the word lilbrary
typo of library , but this word seems to fit those miniature libraries.
Also spotted in the same article.
alexz commented on the word menmoji
Spotted as male emojis
alexz commented on the word femoji
Spotted as female emoji
alexz commented on the word smol
".. and appears on 250 lists"
alexz commented on the word blue ghost
the name of a firefly in AppalachiaPhausis reticulata
alexz commented on the word duotang
Is a notebook where you add extra sheets of paper by unbending 3 sets of tabs, unflipping a tab adding paper and then re-securing the 3 tabs again. Word stolen from the Duo-Tang brand name and now used for any brand of the cardboard notebooks.
May 22, 2016
alexz commented on the word face piano
alexz commented on the word olzing
using curved cuts to make a large rubik's style puzzle.
May 21, 2016
alexz commented on the word TNWMLC
TNWMLC is a keyboard layout designed to maximize typing effort.
alexz commented on the word flap meat
spotted while looking up flatmeat"bottom sirloin butt cut" - wikipediaaka flap steak
May 20, 2016
alexz commented on the word flatmeat
Could be referring to roadkill, or "chuck tail flat" or "flap meat"
alexz commented on the word flatmeats
Spotted at the BBC referring to eating roadkill. flatmeats
alexz commented on the word photoplethymography
Spotted at the register. "For the uninitiated, Photoplethysmography is technology that uses LEDs to measure pulse rate and blood oxygen concentration."
alexz commented on the word kayaktivist
Spotted in my news feed. 'A small but determined group of “kayaktivists” paddled into Vancouver’s Burrard Inlet pre-dawn to send a strong message that oil tankers aren’t wanted in the pristine waterway.'
May 19, 2016
alexz commented on the word May Two-Four
also may two four May two four Victoria Day
alexz commented on the word coffee++
a keyboard layout designed for one handed typing computer code. Related to enti-key and enti-key++
May 18, 2016
alexz commented on the word nanulak
a much nicer word than 'pizzly' (sounds like peeing drizzly) or grolar.
alexz commented on the word Betteridge's law
the 'rule' that says you can answer any News headline Question with 'no'.
alexz commented on the word pizzly
Polar grizzly bear hybrid
alexz commented on the word grolar
Hybrid of grizzly / polar bear. Also pizzly
alexz commented on the word rail market
rail entrailsome rhymes from the rhymester https://books.google.ca/books?id=v8ZZAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA126#v=onepage&q&f;=false
alexz commented on the word bigram
in keyboard design, it's the combination of 2 keys.When you're designing a new keyboard layout, you would aim to minimize repetitive finger usage, so you would wvoid having bigrams on the same finger.lookup - "most popular bigram"
alexz commented on the word superblock
Barcelona - a group of 9 city blocks made pedestrian friendly. Spotted in The Guardian
May 17, 2016
alexz commented on the word Autosomal Dominant Compelling Helio-opthalmic Outburst
actually a light triggered sneezesee Achoo
May 16, 2016
alexz commented on the word crement
latin grammar - referred to as 'the increase' https://books.google.ca/books?id=iaAAAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA255&dq=crement"Increase of Nouns A noun is said to increase when it has more syllables in any of the oblique cases than in the nominative as r regis Here re is called the increase or crement and so through all the other cases The last syllable is never esteemed a crement Some have double increase that is increase by more "... still don't know what a crement is. Sounds like a New York donut.
May 15, 2016
alexz commented on the word squiggly bracket
A curly brace or parentheses
May 14, 2016
alexz commented on the word emojiverse
Spotted on the Late Show - thanks Stephen Colbert for bringing this word to television.Now I can add it to my already existing emojiverse list.
alexz commented on the word snoozed
spotted on my phone as 'event snoozed' so, in one case, snooze means to delay an alarm to be reminded later.
May 12, 2016
alexz commented on the word tesseractic
Spotted in a BBC article about Dali and hypercubes.
May 11, 2016
alexz commented on the word humpy
Also grew up with this as the pink salmon
alexz commented on the word FTTDP
Networking: Fiber To The Distribution Point. Also FTTdp
May 10, 2016
alexz commented on the list muscles-you-dont-know-you-have
my iliacus is out of whackus
alexz commented on the word He-men
reminds me of the word dudebro or dude-bro.
May 9, 2016
alexz commented on the word fxck
Seems to be used on twitter.
alexz commented on the word res-non dom
' "London has a huge number of these res-non doms," said Lesperance. "And it bolsters the economy in the U.K. tremendously." '-CBC article on a billionaire who left Canada. see also non-dom
May 8, 2016
alexz commented on the word sarcasm tag
a /s written after an internet comment to imply sarcasm.link to /s https://goo.gl/wPsYst
May 7, 2016
alexz commented on the word /s
This is called a 'sarcasm tag'.This 'tag' is to tell the reader that the previous text was sarcasm. (because people don't get sarcasm on the internet)
alexz commented on the word xpost
means crosspostto post an identical message into another message board.
alexz commented on the list mother-phrases
To snapchat.Overheard "snap you when I get home"
May 6, 2016
alexz commented on the word inb4
alexz commented on the word INB4
shortening of 'in, before'commenting that other people in an online discussion will make a certain predictable comment.also inb4
alexz commented on the word Iknoright
shortening of "I know, right"
alexz commented on the word milk stool
NASAspeak - a platform that the Apollo rockets were placed on which resembled a milk stool.
May 5, 2016
alexz commented on the word grams
spotted as 'instagrams'also refers to a person's grandparent.
alexz commented on the word kitefoil
to kitesurf using a board that has a hydrofoil on it, so the rider is lifted out of the water.kitefoiling spotted in a Kitefoiling on Maui video.
May 3, 2016
alexz commented on the word grangerise
Royal Society video on their early Grangerised bookshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RU-3uSORaZQan original reference book would have articles and pictures cut from older books and pasted into a new Grangerised book which is now larger in size.
alexz commented on the word gym-timidation
What keeps some people from going to the gym.
alexz commented on the word hypochondritis
spotted this online
alexz commented on the word scarce
The 1909 Rhymester says it has no rhyme.https://books.google.ca/books?id=v8ZZAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA134
May 2, 2016
alexz commented on the word woozle effect
Sounds a bit like citogenesis
May 1, 2016
alexz commented on the word QOM
cycling - Queen of the Mountainan expert hill climber. similar to KOM
April 29, 2016
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