Comments by alexz

  • a fist bump

    April 29, 2017

  • Allegedly cures 'running of the reines' or Gonorrhoea.

    https://books.google.ca/books?id=U08PAAAAYAAJ&vq=mithri&pg=RA2-PA388

    April 28, 2017

  • archaic term found in an archaic book from the 1600's relating to Animals and Minerals.

    https://books.google.ca/books?id=U08PAAAAYAAJ

    Page 479 has Spirit Animals.

    April 28, 2017

  • I'm not sure if this renders on phones and desktops, but this is a heiroglyphic character of a guy with his hands up... I like to think this is the Heiroglyphic shruggie. (it's not)

    April 28, 2017

  • spotted Trexit here http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/turkey-council-of-europe-1.4085168

    "Looking for 'a way out': Turkey mulls a 'Trexit'"

    April 27, 2017

  • Spotted again in 2017 a Turkey Exit from the EU, similar to Brexit and Grexit

    April 27, 2017

  • snot otter's not an otter

    it's a type of salamander

    April 26, 2017

  • film developer made from coffee and vitamin C

    April 26, 2017

  • I listed gullible just to make everyone look. :)  word (44k)
    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ always has a count of 1.  test 47k

    April 24, 2017

  • 13k lookups

    April 24, 2017

  • Looked up over 69k times.

    April 24, 2017

  • sorry for the jargon. Pretty much everything IEEE or NASA is Jargon.

    https://www.nas.nasa.gov/hecc/resources/viz_systems.html

    April 24, 2017

  • 2017 - a newly discovered stream of glowing gas spotted in the night sky.

    "Testing showed it appeared to be a hot stream of fast-flowing gas in the higher reaches of the atmosphere." - spotted in the BBC.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39686055

    The downside to calling a natural phenomenom 'Steve' is that future researchers will have a hard time trying to look it up in journals.

    April 23, 2017

  • the lexicon of doggos and fluffers spotted on NPR

    April 23, 2017

  • Spotted in news as superbug carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae

    Guardian.

    April 23, 2017

  • a massive high definition wall sized display. NASA and Apple have these.
    UC Irvine has one (from 2007 CNN story)
    IEEE has a 2003 description of this  "We describe the hyperwall, a visualization cluster that uses coordinated visualizations for interactive exploration of multidimensional data and simulations. The system strongly leverages the human eye-brain system with a generous 7/spl times/7 array of flat panel LCD screens powered by a Beowulf cluster."

    April 22, 2017

  • Spotted in a PSA as Designated Texter. Someone else who texts While you drive

    April 22, 2017

  • memespeak for a snake

    April 21, 2017

  • Spotted in a Kory Stamper reddit AMA

    "So, here's the thing: most people assume that I am a grammando of the highest order, or that I'm the sort of person who walks around with a Sharpie in my pocket ready to correct bad apostrophization and such."

    April 20, 2017

  • New library name in Vancouver

    it's written in NAPA - North American Phonetic Alphabet

    https://ywcavan.org/sites/default/files/resources/downloads/Pronunciation%20guide%20for%20n%C9%99%CC%81c%CC%93a%CA%94mat%20ct.pdf

    April 20, 2017

  • rfc3492

    it's like a compressed unicode. Instead of each unicode letter being 6 ascii characters (ie. u+1234), it's a starting point for the first character and then uses smaller numbers to represent the relative positions in that alphabet.

    April 19, 2017

  • insult: a little man

    April 19, 2017

  • spotted on twitter: Right Wing Nut Job

    April 19, 2017

  • she hero

    April 19, 2017

  • Efik

    April 18, 2017

  • rhymes with orange

    April 18, 2017

  • physics/optics - "Time of Flight"

    in the optics sense - a 2D sensor can be measured so fast to see the light waves arrive at different times to build up a 3d view of an object or to see through smoke and fog, or to see how neutrons bounce off of an object onto a bunch of detectors.

    Physics has this for 'time of flight' mass spectrometers where particles travel down a tube and hit a detector at different times; 

    Medicine - this is a heart condition called Tetralogy of Fallot


    April 18, 2017

  • Mock documentary

    April 18, 2017

  • the context I saw this word was captioning a picture of a cat at a desk

    April 18, 2017

  • challenge accepted:

    Middle English

    https://books.google.ca/books?id=aOTa8wGzOr4C&pg=PA478&dq=reperible

    "adj. discoverable; to be found"

    I don't think anyone uses this word much today.

    April 17, 2017

  • 2:30 or two thirty

    How old is the 'tooth hurty' joke?

    This joke goes back to 1879

    https://books.google.ca/books?id=5WBHAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA71&dq=tooth+hurty

    INCIDENTAL

    'He rushed into a house, did this adventist,

    In agonizing haste to find a dentist.

    "I've a respect for you, impatient youth."

    "Ivory Spect!" he answered. "O, my tooth!"

    I asked: "Why travel at this rapid rate?"

    He said: "Tis only a tooth hurty gait."

    April 17, 2017

  • "getting things done"

    April 17, 2017

  • Hasselblad's camera date code similar to Kodak's camerosity

    April 16, 2017

  • The code for figuring out the manufacturing date of your Kodak brownie camera

    camerosity

    1234567890

    First 2 letters give you the number of the month. Last 2 letters give the numbers for a 2 digit year.

    April 16, 2017

  • Father Of All Bombs

    April 16, 2017

  • political slang for North Korea

    April 15, 2017

  • "Doña Liliana scolded with a single cut of her eyes before turning back to me to say, She lookeded muy elegante. She lookeded overdressed — as did you in those days — is what she lookeded, doña Cristina said while examining her own ..."

    - Looseing my Espanish.

    April 15, 2017

  • not so sure it's spam; 'voa' is short for 'Voice of America' which is broadcast overseas to people who have English as a second language.

    April 15, 2017

  • spotted this term in looking up Kennewick man - North American from 9,000 years ago.

    April 14, 2017

  •  spotted in the news. referring to the people of a 14000 year old uncovered village as Triquet people.

    Triquet island is off the west coast of central BC

    I think it would be a mistake to use this term for other discovered villages or the entire ice age migrations.  


    April 14, 2017

  • dime pea grape

    baseball emoji

    "Tremendous sized hail. Yuuuuuuuuuuge sized hail. Very luxurious sized hail."

    https://twitter.com/pally4christ/status/848597002485198850

    April 14, 2017

  • Short for election.

    April 13, 2017

  • dicionary :)

    April 12, 2017

  • airline speak for getting kicked off your flight

    April 12, 2017

  • full mooon in April, according to the Farmer's Almanac.

    April 12, 2017

  • Computing: Tensor Processing Unit used in a machine learning inference engine

    April 12, 2017

  • wiktionary got this one wrong in the above sample (but updated it on their site)

    April 11, 2017

  • "A nor'easter forms when warm, moist air travelling north with the gulf stream collides with cold air moving down from Canada, resulting in snow and rain." - NASA video NASA Catches April 1 Nor’easter over New England

    April 11, 2017

  • a cute intentional misspelling of bird

    April 10, 2017

  • "life protip"

    April 10, 2017

  • Authorization for Use of Military Force

    Spotted in the news

    April 9, 2017

  • where schools shame and make kids feel bad for not having lunch money.

    April 9, 2017

  • a web bug.

    "We and our service providers also use “Pixel Tags” (sometimes referred to as clear Gifs, Web beacons, or Web bugs). Pixel Tags are tiny graphic images with a unique identifier, similar in function to Cookies, that are used to track online movements of Web users. "

    April 8, 2017

  • uh oh, dueling definitions.

    April 8, 2017

  • as a techie, I think it means "Vehicle Electronic"

    "...designed for the harsh environments of avionic and vetronic applications..."

    April 8, 2017

  • slang for 'your brain'.

    spotted in a Royal Institution talk by Daniel Dennett

    April 7, 2017

  • in current events. CANZUK becoming 'a thing'

    April 6, 2017

  • "Oliver Cromwell had a big nose,

    As big as a parsnip, as red as a rose;"

    https://books.google.ca/books?id=2FMHAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA190&dq=parsnip

    April 5, 2017

  • mostly an april 1st thing.

    April 5, 2017

  • “Working with a local dog breeder, the VPD has genetically modified a German shepherd, Labrador retriever and a poodle to create a Shabradoodle,” <b>April 1</b>. Vancouver Courier

    April 4, 2017

  • "He's invented an 'Apostrophiser' to reach the highest signs" - BBC on the Grammar Vigilante

    April 4, 2017

  • 19th century - heirs

    people seem to have been dropping the apostrophe from here's since the 80s to the dismay of apostrophe sticklers

    April 4, 2017

  • a rocketry term for landing a rocket vertically - zero velocity meeting zero height at the same time

    goes back to 2013 with SpaceX's grasshopper term hover slam 3/7/13

    goes back even earlier with computer gaming terms 

    April 3, 2017

  • an artificial intelligence algorithm where simple things (such as lines and blobs) imply more complex things (such as letters and then words on a page) and then layered for more complex inferences.

    April 3, 2017

  • funny variant of OMG

    March 31, 2017

  • phrase banned in North Korea.

    also banned: sarcasm (really)

    March 31, 2017

  • phrase banned again in 2017 along with "Paris agreement" and "emmisions reduction"   "climate change" was previously on the 'banned list' in 2015 by Florida (with 'global warming').

    March 31, 2017

  • rocketry - liquid oxygen

    March 31, 2017

  • some people  pronounce it 'sue doh'

    some people pronounce it 'soo doo'

    March 31, 2017

  • 'end to end encryption'

    March 30, 2017

  • term popped up in SpaceX's second flight and landing of a booster rocket.

    mar 30 2017

    March 30, 2017

  • Checked Google news for 'new word', was not disappointed.

    March 29, 2017

  • aerospace - Unmanned Aerial System ; a robot plane.

    March 29, 2017

  • txtspeak - Short for question

    March 28, 2017

  • txtspeak - short for questions.

    March 28, 2017

  • Short for Queens

    from the examples listed, qns seems to be short for questions.

    March 28, 2017

  • short for Brooklyn.

    from Bklyn Qns Expwy signs.

    March 28, 2017

  • spotted in the 'Who Killed the Ice Man" article NYTimes

    "Every modern murder investigation relies heavily on forensic science, but in Ötzi’s case, the techniques have been particularly high tech, involving exotic specialties like archaeobotany and paleometallurgy."

    March 27, 2017

  • "what the actual f"

    for when wtf isn't enough.

    March 26, 2017

  • The word meme has been verb'd

    March 25, 2017

  • secret code for herpes

    comes from the alphanumeric keypad.

    March 24, 2017

  • "uh, about ten cups of goon" - guy who jumped into crocodile water to impress a girl.

    March 24, 2017

  • "I'm not an ambiturner. It's a problem I had since I was a baby. I can't turn left" - Zoolander 2001

    recent usage spotted in a mathematics video about 'the sofa moving problem'.

    other usage ambi-turner

    March 24, 2017

  • Second Edition of A Dictionary of Canadianisms on Historical Principles

    http://www.dchp.ca/dchp2/ 

    still doesn't list bus loop

    March 24, 2017

  • Network admin

    March 22, 2017

  • spotted in the news as 'hypothetical'. ie a hypothetical situation.

    the tweet examples has this as also being hypo as in low blood sugar.

    March 21, 2017

  • how about

    March 21, 2017

  • physics - Bose Einstein Condensate

    March 21, 2017

  • space station acronym for Worksite InterFace

    March 20, 2017

  • today, I saw this term as a political volunteer who knocks on everyone's doors to promote a politician.

    The example tweets and examples have this used for beards, or amnything that hangs from the top.

    March 19, 2017

  • Term showing up in 2017 US. Spotted on the Samantha Bee show.

    March 17, 2017

  • 2017  crusaderspeak

    According to Google trends, this term is trending in Moscow, Russia. https://trends.google.com/trends/explore?date=today%203-m&q=Deus%20vult


    If you see this term used in 2017, they're either video gamers playing a game involving knights, or they're racists trying to start a new crusade.

    March 17, 2017

  • Spotted in Australia news: "Watch SA Premier Jay Weatherill shirtfront Josh Frydenberg over energy policy" abc news

    March 16, 2017

  • bunny, fox, eagle, dodo , cow, snake, worm, maggots, chickapoo, sloth, ass, pig, stud,

    some need modifiers - bar flies, secret squirrel,

    some terms are racist ; not listed.

    or sexist

    March 16, 2017

  • a mountain or pile of cats. 

    spotted in a minute earth video about 'Why is a group of crows called a murder' 0rkrGwI4rZA

    book search shows this used as a pun - 2005

    usage verified by the twitterverse.

    March 16, 2017

  • The movement of ice

    March 15, 2017

  • 2017 slang for a pigeon

    March 15, 2017

  • Adding this to the snow list

    March 14, 2017

  • butter of antimony

    March 14, 2017

  • aircraft/drones Visual Line Of Sight

    March 14, 2017

  • "Beyond Visual Line Of Sight "

    when you lose sight of your drone or aircraft.

    March 14, 2017

  • i think it's 'none of you all'

    March 14, 2017

  • "you all are not"  spotted in memespeak.


    slightly different usage spotted in 1860 book.  

    "It yaint none so bad, then, Betsy, this broth' o Passun's missus" 

    March 14, 2017

  • 2017 : American Health Care Act

    March 14, 2017

  • '“It’s not an actual word in the German language,” says University of Kentucky psychologist Richard Smith. “You won’t find it in any German dictionary.”' - spotted on languagehat

    March 12, 2017

  • Southern District of New York

    March 12, 2017

  • Multi Unit Residences

    March 12, 2017

  • A Russian English hybrid language used on the International Space station.

    spotted this term on Science Friday - Mar 10 2017

    example tweet using this term in 2014 in the NASA context https://twitter.com/LaurenAlloyce/status/448180711384952832

    March 11, 2017

  • Poop perpetrator - the doggy responsible

    March 10, 2017

  • adoptable pets

    March 9, 2017

  • International Women's Day

    March 9, 2017

  • When I was a kid, you could order Sea Monkeys from an ad in comic books.

    March 9, 2017

  • It's Klingon 

    March 8, 2017

  • qapla'

    March 7, 2017

  • adopted by undefined?

    March 7, 2017

  • A poor quality weld.

    March 6, 2017

  • Definition should clarify that this is a computing term.

    March 6, 2017

  • Chronic Kidney Disease

    March 5, 2017

  • really, wiktionary definition?

    March 5, 2017

  • soldered I consider this a typo and a warning label identifying people who shouldn't touch my electronics.

    March 5, 2017

  • computer overclocking term - when people remove the metal cover from their computer's CPU and replace the thermal compound. The metal 'lid' is physically pried off.
    As a techie, I don't condone this because the thermal compound you replace the original lid with generally won't be any better.

    delid , lid

    March 4, 2017

  • Spotted in Twitter feed as short for clandestine lab , a drug lab.

    March 4, 2017

  • computerese: "Non Volatile Memory express" - a type of solid state storage.

    March 3, 2017

  • computer term "Advanced Host Controller Interface"

    March 3, 2017

  • "Sardony has some resemblance to parsley; it contains a poison which is said to contract the mouth in so peculiar a manner, that the individual affected seems to laugh in expiring.  This horrible laugh has been named, Risis Sardonicus, or Sardonic Laughter.  It is that which we see playing on the lips of Satire, as those of cold Irony.

    There was a devil lurking in his Sneer - Byron"
     https://books.google.ca/books?id=XvI-AAAAYAAJ&pg=PA135&dq=Sardony&hl=en&sa=X&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=Sardony&f=false

    page 257 has a floral poetry dictionary.
    see clever comments at sardonic

    February 28, 2017

  • Where you marry yourself. Spotted in a Guardian article.

    February 26, 2017

  • Apparently, from the picture shown below, it's a Quebec marmot, circa the 1800's.

    https://books.google.ca/books?id=J2NRAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA221&dq=weenus

    Arctomys empetra

    February 25, 2017

  • to tempt Murphy's law.

    February 23, 2017

  • silly memes aside, this word actually appeared in print.

    https://books.google.ca/books?id=dFMCAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA63&dq="whomst";;;;;

    https://books.google.ca/books?id=FERaAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA246&dq="whomst";;;;

    https://books.google.ca/books?id=QZ5BAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA184&dq="whomst";;;;

    So, there you go memers, it's been word'd.

    The 19th century also had  what-d'ye-call'em  

    February 23, 2017

  • oh no.. a new meme.

    Set your search engine or video search for "whomst'd meme" , and brace for the impact of silly words.

    February 23, 2017

  • "Due to what happened #lastnightinsweden the most valuable #wordoftheday is 'källkritik'. Meaning #factcheck"

    https://twitter.com/swedense/status/833682059642228737

    February 21, 2017

  • spotted this term near heligimbal - wikipedia lists it as a balloon used for filming.

    February 20, 2017

  • spotted in a Fermilab video


    February 20, 2017

  • the (usually ball shaped) motion stabilized camera mount on a helicopter or aircraft.

    spotted term in a video about nature videography.

    February 20, 2017

  • Conservative In Name Only

    Similar acronym RINO

    February 20, 2017

  • .is a squared off roundabout. The sharper turns supposedly slow down cars more.

    February 19, 2017

  • :all you can eat:

    February 18, 2017

  • techy speak - short for debug

    February 18, 2017

  • prosumer

    February 17, 2017

  • Short for organizations

    February 16, 2017

  • From the examples listed: psychological operations

    February 16, 2017

  • Spotted in article about bringing back mammoths, or mammophants

    February 16, 2017

  • Mammoth cloning article in the guardian: '“We hope to do the entire procedure ex-vivo (outside a living body),” he said. “It would be unreasonable to put female reproduction at risk in an endangered species.”'

    February 16, 2017

  • A mammoth elephant hybrid.

    February 16, 2017

  • An overly aggressive handshake where someone's whole arm is pulled, spotted in the news. aka yankshake

    February 15, 2017

  • SPOILER ALERT: in the movie The Princess Bride, "as you wish" means "I love you"

    February 14, 2017

  • Spotted in a linux presentation: "Auto industry is way behind smartphones. 36mos to produce infotainment system."

    February 14, 2017

  • Amazon's word for an interjection, so their talking gizmo can say Bazinga with emphasis. Speech emoticon?

    February 14, 2017

  • sometimes refers to Portland Oregon. Letters come from the airport code.  Not everyone refers to their city by airport code. 

    February 14, 2017

  • explained in emoji: 👀 😒

    February 13, 2017

  • a Star Trek acronym " Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations" attributed to the Vulcans.

    sometimes spotted on twitter in human rights debates.

    February 12, 2017

  • a machine that rapidly places electronics components on a circuit board

    - spotted in a manufacturing video ; historically would have called this a pick and place machine

    February 12, 2017

  • spotted in examples for a-gley "slang for gone haywire"

    " 'The best laid schemes of mice and men/Gang aft a-gley'" - Robert Burns

    February 12, 2017

  • the computer term ping does not come from "p(acket) in(formation) g(roper)."   The fifth edition of the American Heritage dictionary fixed their etymology.

    February 12, 2017

  • Alaskan term - spotted in the book 'Whale Snow'

    https://books.google.ca/books?id=JsGC81aEorcC

    "...Whale snow comes from when a whale has given itself to the People"

    February 12, 2017

  • skiing term for a big mound of snow



    February 12, 2017

  • a Hampshire word for Icicle.

    spotted in a Robert McFarlane word hoard Guardian article. Feb 27 2015

    https://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/feb/27/robert-macfarlane-word-hoard-rewilding-landscape

    February 12, 2017

  • Bunny rabbit. 🐇

    February 11, 2017

  • an insult spotted on the Samantha Bee show - Feb 8 2017

    Quick search shows it's officially recognized and not always an insult  http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/dictionary-confirms-bawbag-officially-real-8603625

    February 9, 2017

  • in looking up more ice words , came across 5 pages of icicle variants

    https://books.google.ca/books?id=pPQoAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA143

    Transactions of the American Philological Association, Volumes 24-26 1893

    February 8, 2017

  • hoar frost - from Jamieson's dictionary.

    February 8, 2017

  • an old Scottish word for icicle

    February 8, 2017

  • "fine snow"

    spotted in Jamieson's dictionary

    https://books.google.ca/books?id=y_s3AQAAIAAJ&pg=PA500

    February 8, 2017

  • "Twas frost and thro' leet, wid a greymin o' snaw,

    When I went to see Biddy, the flow'r o' them aw;"

    https://books.google.ca/books?id=MEBjAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA83

    February 8, 2017

  • lowercase version of RMB or renminbi currency.  

    February 8, 2017

  • when all your devops guys are texting during a meeting, skip the meeting part. aka ChatOps

    February 8, 2017

  • Mates, as in friends.

    February 7, 2017

  • Txtspeak for 'meet in real life'

    Spotted in TheRegister article "Parents have no idea when kidz txt m8s 'KMS' or '99'"

    February 7, 2017

  • trisyllabic is not trisyllabic

    it has 4 syllables.

    February 6, 2017

  • back flip

    my bilby

    February 6, 2017

  • Celebrating

    February 5, 2017

  • Slang for celebrate... from the examples it is short for cell phone or cell phone picture

    February 5, 2017

  • Robotics term for controlling a stepper motor so it's in between 2 step locations. example: putting 20% current on coil A and 80% current on coil B results in a location in between A and B locations.

    In general, microstepping is used for making the motors move smoothly between phases.

    February 5, 2017

  • a 3d printing term for a benchmark test of your 3d printer.  named after the 3DBenchy file: It's a model of a boat.   I suspect benchy comes from benchmark

    February 4, 2017

  • A term coined by an article writer who thinks the faux "let's do lunch" is Vancouver specific

    February 4, 2017

  • Term coined by an article writer who thinks cancelling meetings at the last minute is a BC thing.

    February 4, 2017

  • Spotted in the news as a card skimmer installed in the card slot of a banking machine. (shim / skimmer)


    From a CBC article on these devices being found in point of sale devices - 'Bojic said using the tap function of a chip card is one way to avoid being "shimmed." '

    February 4, 2017

  • Keep seeing this term show up in the 'not Orwellian' context.

    February 4, 2017

  • kickass

    February 2, 2017

  • physics/chemistry - Tin atoms in a single layer similar to a graphene layer.

    February 2, 2017

  • .. means twins.

    February 2, 2017

  • Ok Google.... What was I searching for again?

    February 1, 2017

  • When you forget why you entered a room

    February 1, 2017

  • Wikipedia has this term as Saarloo

    January 31, 2017

  • Spotted this word in looking up wolfdog

    From the examples, it's a German shepherd wolf cross.  Wikipedia had this term as Saarloos

    January 31, 2017

  • sounds a bit like the quark soup term that goes back to the nineteen seventies

    January 31, 2017

  • internet memespeak for 'how about that'

    January 31, 2017

  • a quick search shows that pants have been grumpy since 1996.

    January 30, 2017

  • grumpypants?

    January 30, 2017

  • term spotted again 2017.

    January 30, 2017

  • spotted in my twitter feed "a system of government in which citizens are ruled by hippopotami"

    or a typo of  hypocrisy

    January 30, 2017

  • the qualities of being Inuk

    January 29, 2017

  • spotted on a t-shirt "ovaries before brovaries"


    spotted in the examples "Uteruses before duderuses"

    January 29, 2017

  • Favourite new astronomy term.

    "H0 Lenses in COSMOGRAIL’s Wellspring"

    January 27, 2017

  • yourself

    January 27, 2017

  • This word is kept alive by the Log Driver's Waltz song and NFB film.

    "For he goes birling down and down white water

    That's where the log driver learns to step lightly"

    January 26, 2017

  • spotted in the news 2017 - tech companies creating a colony in French Polynesia.

    "The idea of seasteading – escaping the laws, regulations, and taxes of life on terra firma by establishing an outpost in international waters – has long enchanted libertarians." - The Guardian.

    January 26, 2017

  • a pig used for growing human organs.
    -spotted in a video about theoretically growing human organs in pigs.

    January 25, 2017

  • awkward

    January 25, 2017

  • Just saw a Sam Sullivan (former mayor of Vancouver) video about the origins of Chinook Wawa

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6-F3s6E3do

    There seems to be a bunch of online videos keeping Chinook Wawa alive.

    January 24, 2017

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