alexz commented on the word aitch
I think it rhymes with haitch
August 29, 2016
alexz commented on the word Johnny Cab
slang - spotted online for the self driving cabs in Singapore. After the self driving cab in the movie Total Recall
August 28, 2016
alexz commented on the word gigohm
Not the "alternative form", but rather the correct form according to NIST, and the Scientists that researched electricity in the 19th century. See links at megohm
August 26, 2016
alexz commented on the word AUSCANZUKUS
AUStralia, CAnada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States
alexz commented on the word denominalisation
Verbify. Spotted at a big BBC article about verbifying all the nouns. http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20160825-why-medalling-and-summering-are-so-annoying
August 25, 2016
alexz commented on the word unfuckingbelievable
This is why you can't trust wiktionary.https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=unfuckingbelievable,+unbefuckinglievable&year_start=1800&year_end=2000&corpus=15&smoothing=3&share;=&direct_url=t1;,unfuckingbelievable;,c0unwikibelievable
alexz commented on the word interstitial
Webpagespeak for the web page/popup that presents itself before a user gets access to a content page. Spotted in news.
August 24, 2016
alexz commented on the word internaut
'Aug. 23 is now called Internaut Day, a name that combines “Internet” and “astronaut,” as early technical Internet users were called.' - Globe and Mail
alexz commented on the word Manbang
"... and chill".
alexz commented on the word vybz
Slang for vibes.
August 23, 2016
alexz commented on the word quasi-satellite
'As it orbits the sun, this new asteroid, designated 2016 HO3, appears to circle around Earth as well. It is too distant to be considered a true satellite of our planet, but it is the best and most stable example to date of a near-Earth companion, or "quasi-satellite."'- NASA JPL
August 22, 2016
alexz commented on the word Extinctathon
From Oryx and Crake
alexz commented on the word nonothing
Spotted online as know nothing.
alexz commented on the word frunk
Front trunk of a car which has no front engine.
alexz commented on the word skiway
Antarctica - Ski Runway / Snow Runway
August 20, 2016
alexz commented on the word nonouncement
Spotted in my news feed.
alexz commented on the word wtg
Abbreviation for 'way to go'
August 19, 2016
alexz commented on the word wth
Abbreviation of 'what the hell'/ 'what the heck'
alexz commented on the word hickory, dickory, dock
Article also says that eeny, meeny, miny, moe also comes from counting words.
August 16, 2016
Spotted in an Aeon article"‘Hickory, dickory, dock’ – what in the world do those words mean? Well, here’s a clue: hovera, dovera, dick were eight, nine and ten in that same Celtic counting list."- https://aeon.co/essays/why-is-english-so-weirdly-different-from-other-languages
August 15, 2016
alexz commented on the word toadvisory
A toad advisory. A traffic advisory where people are to avoid certain trails and roads to save toadlets. Spotted in the CBC http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/british-columbia/toad-migration-whistler-1.3720830
alexz commented on the word banjo-uke
looks like a tiny banjo...
August 14, 2016
alexz commented on the word transsonic
definition at transonic
alexz commented on the word strongback
For the NASA/SpaceX/rocketry term, it's the support tower which holds the rocket vertical before it's time to launch.Rocket launch commentary will have the phrase 'strongback retraction'
alexz commented on the word p-hacking
"data dredging"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_dredgingGoing through data to find a 'statistically significant result' which might lead people to an incorrect hypothesis.
alexz commented on the word skeezicks
August 13, 2016
alexz commented on the word cron
is the name of UNIX's scheduler command. Lets you schedule tasks to be performed in the future. from chronos
alexz commented on the word skeezy
etymology is much older than 1992.more like 1928 or 1919
alexz commented on the word cronjob
word comes from the 'cron' command in Unix systems. Cron is a scheduling tool, typically so you can perform a backup or tasks when the server is not being used for business use. 'cron' gets it's name from chronos , or time.
alexz commented on the word the dt's
alexz commented on the word delirum tremens
aka 'the DTs'
alexz commented on the word curber
a shady car salesman who pretends to be a 'private seller' of vehicles when they actually sell cars as their full time job.
alexz commented on the word poopocalypse
"Man describes tragic 'poopocalypse' that occurred in his house when a Roomba met a dog turd."Spotted in the news.
alexz commented on the word Stingray
2016 usage refers to a cell phone surveillance device regardless of the brand name or model name.
August 10, 2016
alexz commented on the word zorch
A quick search shows that navies use this as a term for moving fast. http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-admiral-whos-fond-of-the-word-zorch-1403301934
August 5, 2016
Zap / scorch /torch ?"The lightning had zorched through that device and the resulting surge had damaged the IDE chip on the..." -spotted in The Register
alexz commented on the word 2SV
2 step verificationSimilar to 2 factor authentication
August 3, 2016
alexz commented on the word SLAM
robotics: "Simultaneous Localization and Mapping"
alexz commented on the word CANZUK
CAnada New Zealand UK
alexz commented on the word antibubble
spotted this today in a physics video. Neato.
alexz commented on the word nok
Well, I follow local community tweets, so the tweet started out as "Nok completed. Victim id as 27 y/o ..."
alexz commented on the word Sparklemuffin
edit - was doing a search, but it added a comment. My computer's acting up.
alexz commented on the word poké
In Hawaii, the chopped raw fish salad dish is actually spelled poke despite what restaurants are marketing in the mainland.
Spotted in local police Twitter feedAbbreviation for Next Of Kin?
August 2, 2016
alexz commented on the word ICEd
Electrical Vehicle etiquette - when an internal combustion engine vehicle takes up 1 or more charging station parking spots.
July 31, 2016
alexz commented on the word Tehrangeles
Blend of Tehran/Los Angeles; referring to the Persian community in LA
July 28, 2016
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
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