alexz commented on the word Street-Melting
hot enough to turn asphalt soft.
May 28, 2015
alexz commented on the word spam
Dear Spammers, With Wordnik having 18000 actual living twitter followers, you'll get more online traffic by adopting a word instead of spamming random message boards.
alexz commented on the word IPNSIG
InterPlanetary Networking SIG
May 27, 2015
alexz commented on the word MIMO
Multiple Inputs Multiple Outputs - why your wifi routers have 2 or 3 antennas now.
alexz commented on the word WiGig
alexz commented on the word peameal
spotted this today as 'peameal bacon'. see peameal baconthe pea equivalent to cornmeal?https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peameal_bacon
May 25, 2015
alexz commented on the word swappiness
the tendency for a linux system to use the swap partition instead of running things quickly in memory
alexz commented on the word emoji
NPR's science friday has a 17 minute episode on how emoji's are used in language.http://www.sciencefriday.com/segment/05/15/2015/emoting-with-emoji.html
May 24, 2015
alexz commented on the user DonH
Several 2015 word lists:https://www.wordnik.com/lists/words-new-to-me--2015 - scarequotesHugoVK's listhttps://wordnik.com/lists/new-to-me--2015Sachin's listhttps://wordnik.com/lists/list-24012015my listhttps://www.wordnik.com/lists/words-i-stumble-across-2015
May 23, 2015
alexz commented on the word cube farm
an array of cubicles in an office.
alexz commented on the word tacocat
stack cats is another cat palindrome (from the examples listed)
May 20, 2015
alexz commented on the word meowgaritia
oh.. why did I have to check 'meowgarita' usage on twitter?
alexz commented on the word purrito
have a meowgaritiahttps://www.pinterest.com/pin/277393658269006151/
A kitten wrapped up in a towel.
May 19, 2015
alexz commented on the word insta
short for instant / instantly/ readily availableshort for Instagram
alexz commented on the word Insta
short for Instagram
alexz commented on the list triads
we came, we saw, we conquered / I came, I saw, I conquered
alexz commented on the word hamburger button
the 'extra menu' icon in web pages and apps which consists of 3 horizontal lines."Kill The Hamburger Button" - Techcrunch May 14, 2015
alexz commented on the list words-for-ice
found spittens , slusch ,yird-drift ,scud , stock-storm , moorawav , rone , pewil , speen-drift , spuine-drift , waufle , white shower , sleek , skalve , ree , smore thow , ringing black frost
May 18, 2015
alexz commented on the word in a tither
googlefight shows in a tizzy and in a dither being much more common versions of this.
alexz commented on the word tither
all the Twitterwas in a titherbecause Queen Lizzywas in a tizzy
alexz commented on the word English Dialect Dictionary
1903 - Joseph Wright - filled with some interesting words and phrases. https://books.google.ca/books?id=rQUIAwAAQBAJ such as tither-thorns
alexz commented on the user bunkandhokem
in a tither is allegedly from tither thorns https://goo.gl/MtcXdB English Dialect Dictionary - 1903 - Joseph Wright
I've seen in a tither quite a few times.
alexz commented on the word churlish
"... and appears on 209 lists" Really?
May 17, 2015
alexz commented on the word spacecake precinct
just learned spacecake is an actual thing. (from wordnik, not from experience)
May 16, 2015
alexz commented on the word cake day
on reddit, it's a yearly anniversary for a user signup.it's celebrated with a cake icon next to the user name.
May 15, 2015
alexz commented on the word ganjola
a gondola filled with marijuana smoke
alexz commented on the word Slurm
soft drink from the science fiction cartoon Futurama
alexz commented on the word Sculder
... because the X-Files is making a return.
alexz commented on the word May Two-Four
slang term for the Victoria Day long weekendhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_Daythis seems to be an Eastern Canada term.
May 14, 2015
alexz commented on the word May long
alexz commented on the word Albertastan
it's a play on Soviet Canuckistan which was made famous by Pat Buchanan.. probably after some 'in Soviet Russia' jokes.
May 13, 2015
May 11, 2015 - people having fun with Albertastan.http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/albertastan-comment-from-peter-mackay-mocked-on-social-media-1.3065078
May 12, 2015
alexz commented on the word Fort Chip
short for Fort Chipewyan, Alberta
May 11, 2015
alexz commented on the word Truther
from the examples - someone who doesn't believe that the Sept 11, 2001 attack was a terrorist attack. see nutjobs
alexz commented on the word OSGP
Open Smart Grid Protocol
alexz commented on the word Phil. Trans.
short for "Philisophical Transactions of the Royal Society"The scientific paper of the late Renaissance period.
alexz commented on the word bof
french version of 'meh' according to the tweets.
alexz commented on the word cuisinomane
The 'official' French replacement for foodie. http://globalnews.ca/news/1989977/youre-not-a-foodie-says-oqlf-youre-a-cuisinomane/?hootPostID=08c8e492338f68c0415c0cba162a874a
May 10, 2015
alexz commented on the word OQLF
The Quebec 'language police'
alexz commented on the word x-file
an unexplained incident.from the tv show 'x-files'
alexz commented on the word twitchy-eyed, machete-wielding savages
slang for people from Edmonton - 2013 , thanks to the National Post.
May 9, 2015
The new name for Alberta after the left wing NDP swept the provincial election - 2015.http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/laura-lynn-johnston-turns-peter-mackay-s-albertastan-comment-into-t-shirt-1.3066831"Someone said ... it's Albertastan now," MacKay told reporters after Wednesday's caucus meeting.
alexz commented on the word fleabay
slang for eBay , as it's like a fleamarket where people sell their stuff.
May 8, 2015
alexz commented on the word sprummer
spotted this today. I like it.
alexz commented on the word covered dish
Sounds more like potlatch for the communal dinner.
May 6, 2015
alexz commented on the word fleuron
alexz commented on the word ntbc
"not to be confused"? ඏ
alexz commented on the word mowich
the dictionary of Chinook Jargon (1800s) has it listed as mowitsh or mahwitsh http://books.google.ca/books?id=ByNKAAAAcAAJ - page 18
alexz commented on the word pull apart
n. a pull apart pastry. OMFG THESE ARE GOOD
alexz commented on the word carding
stealing, forging, copying, credit cards and data for fraudulent use.
May 3, 2015
alexz commented on the word carding crew
a criminal group that forges, steals or obtains credit cards / credit card data and pin numbers through technical means.
alexz commented on the word Chameleon Particle
Hypothetical Dark Energy particle. It's considered a chameleon because it doesn't have a fixed mass.
May 2, 2015
alexz commented on the word Array of Things
Chicago's network of sensors.
alexz commented on the word laxbro
"dadbod is when laxbro gets lax about lax" - NYmag
April 30, 2015
alexz commented on the word tattoogate
the outcry that ensues when your 1000 dollar watch cannot see through your arm tattoo, and stops working normally.
alexz commented on the word lithobraking
To use rocks to rapidly slow down a spacecraft. See crash."Well my lithobraking will occur tomorrow @ 3:26pm EDT. More info here: http://t.co/srfXEZlcz4" -Messenger spacecraft.
alexz commented on the word 404
At first, it looked like pink/purple, but today it looks orange. #theRhino
alexz commented on the word Laniakea
apparently the name of the local supercluster of Galaxies.
April 29, 2015
alexz commented on the word smishing
I spotted smishing at a Sophos computer security conference c. 2013 I haven't seen any normal people using this word.
alexz commented on the word wholly independent
you'd proably want to look at the blacks law dictionary for this term.http://thelawdictionary.org/wholly/http://thelawdictionary.org/independent/It means you're covered by the accident, but if you develop gangrene and have to have a leg chopped off due to infection they'll try to weasel out of paying. I'd look into medical insurance as well as accident insurance.
April 28, 2015
alexz commented on the word kelvin
I think it's silly to throw away the 'degrees' part of the Kelvin term, as degree has been used as n. A unit division of a temperature scale.When people write books, they tend to use 'degrees kelvin' instead of 'kelvin'Google Ngram of book usage of 'thousands of kelvin' versus 'thousands of degrees kelvin' http://goo.gl/FlGvTa
alexz commented on the word flagfall
spotted online referring to 'pay as you go' mobile usage - where customers can sign up, and then pay as they go and cancel any time.This comes from Australia and the mechanical flag in the taximeter
I just noticed the Rhino painted its nails. https://wordnik.com/404
Apparently we're not supposed to say 'degrees kelvin' but rather kelvin. Stars are 'thousands of kelvin' instead of 'thousands of degrees kelvin'.Google Books lists 'thousands of degrees kelvin' outnumbering 'thousands of kelvin' at 2500 to 445.Googlefight has 'thousands of kelvin' leading 'thousands of degrees kelvin' 639 to 358.http://www.googlefight.com/index.php?word1="thousands+of+kelvin"&word2;="thousands+of+degrees+kelvin"I think we're used to the 'unit temperature division' in the degree definition.
April 27, 2015
alexz commented on the word pm2.5
see PM2.5 Air pollution term added to Chinese dictionary.
alexz commented on the word PM2.5
Air pollution term added to the Chinese Dictionary "PM2.5 stands for particulate matter with diameter less than 2.5 microns." - http://www.metrohm-applikon.com/news/PM2.5.htmlA lot of the tweet examples show 【pm2.5】The Chinese usage seems to be lower case, and numbers in "μg/m3" micrograms per cubic meters.
alexz commented on the word ketchup moment
"He likened the shift to banging a bottle of tomato sauce for a while before it suddenly pours out."http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/apr/13/tv-industry-ketchup-moment-mobile-first-screenwhen I saw the phrase 'ketchup moment', I didn't know what it meant, and it still isn't clear what it means.
April 26, 2015
alexz commented on the list berry-me-deep-in-love
I'm glad this list doesn't have dingleberry
alexz commented on the word Frappening
a software glitch that resulted in free coffee for customers nationwide.
April 25, 2015
alexz commented on the word puffery
" However, using anonymous accounts for blatant misrepresentation and puffery - known as sock puppetry - is often spotted and the offending content challenged or removed by other editors. "- BBC article about Wikipedia.
April 24, 2015
alexz commented on the word yentanet
"Before the World Wide Web, there was the Yentanet!" - spotted on The Goldbergs. Pre-internet gossip network.
alexz commented on the word God View
refers to Uber's mapping feature that allows it to track all its customers movements.
alexz commented on the word hi-def
short for 'high-definition' - the sliding marketing term for more colour, more pixels, more details, more resolution.
April 23, 2015
alexz commented on the word naan-chos
naan nachos also known as naanchos
April 22, 2015
alexz commented on the word doing penguin
according to a news story, 'doing penguin' is mixing liquid nicotine with juice and drinking it.
alexz commented on the word curple
rhymes with hirple
April 21, 2015
alexz commented on the word rekt
slang/textspeak for 'wrecked'/drunk/messed up
alexz commented on the word u're
a more grammatically correct version of 'ur' ?
alexz commented on the word Spockanalia
"The very first Star Trek fanzine"
alexz commented on the word Cortexiphan
a fictional mind enhancing drug from the TV show Fringe.
April 19, 2015
alexz commented on the word promposal
spotted again in the news... this word seems to peak every april.https://www.google.ca/trends/explore#q=promposal starting 2011
alexz commented on the word LIGO
Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatorya large interferometer designed to find gravity waves from celestial objects
April 18, 2015
alexz commented on the word scoubidous
a macrame thingiehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scoubidou
alexz commented on the word crohnies
nickname for people in a Crohns disease support group.
alexz commented on the word beenado
nickname for a swarm of bees which was released in a truck crash.April 2015.
alexz commented on the word (y)
for some people, it means 'peace sign'for other people, it means 'thumbs up' because it's the text code for the thumbs up symbol in instant messenger.
April 17, 2015
alexz commented on the word GxP
generic acronym for Good x Practice, where x can be anything.
April 16, 2015
alexz commented on the word Encyclopaedia perthensis
1816 dictionary of the arts.https://books.google.ca/books?id=QFQKAQAAMAAJ
alexz commented on the word bolts from the blue
Lightning on a clear day.spotted on twitter.'"Bolts from the blue" - technical term for lightning that happens up to 70 miles from a storm, says Phillip Bitzer.'https://twitter.com/cintagliata/status/588755697933750272
alexz commented on the word newsak
spotted again on the Daily Show - april 2015
alexz commented on the word The Blob
2015 April - warm ocean 'blob' affecting north west coast weather.http://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/the-blobs-mystery-could-tie-together-californias-drought-maritimes-winter-and-lack-of-snow-in-bc/49326/
alexz commented on the word Phitzunter
from Marvel Agents of Shield - pairing of Fitz and Hunter.
April 15, 2015
alexz commented on the word Canadian Christmas Eve
Spotted online as a joke."Happy Canadian Christmas EveThe day before Stanley Cup Playoffs begin."
alexz commented on the word hosed
Ripped off/swindled "BC 'hosed' in Burke Mountain land deal" http://globalnews.ca/news/1938813/b-c-hosed-in-burke-mountain-land-sale-says-ndp/?hootPostID=8eaf0c3a6e41f0c839766666e241ac06
alexz commented on the word ISSpresso
an Espresso on the International Space StationOn Monday Apr 13, 2015, the ISSpresso will be flown to the space station.
April 13, 2015
alexz commented on the word mirite
shortened version of amiriteor french translation of the word merit
alexz commented on the word horderves
Anglicized version of hors d'oeuvre
April 12, 2015
alexz commented on the word horsdouvre
to really anglicize a french word, you gotta go for the easiest spelling horderveshttp://www.googlefight.com/index.php?word1=horderves&word2=horsdouvre
alexz commented on the word EICAR
from eicar.org"European Institute for Computer Antivirus Research"mostly known for the EICAR test file to verify an antivirus program is running.
April 10, 2015
alexz commented on the word seedbox
I believe the seedbox in the techy/geeky sense is a computer (box) which seeds torrents for the bittorrent file sharing protocol.In bittorrent, seeding is maintaining a full copy of the shared file for other users to download.
alexz commented on the word teascape
I misheard the word cheesecake as teascape. I think I like this word.
April 9, 2015
alexz commented on the word tombstone
Wikipedia has a 'grammar guy' whith 50,000 'fixes'.http://www.vox.com/2015/2/10/8013509/comprise-vs-compose
April 7, 2015
alexz commented on the word scottie
was updating the 'banned words' list, and came across 'scottie' which is a term which replaces a term which Rick Scott doesn't want used by the state of Florida.http://tbo.com/list/news-columns-sotto/banned-terms-inspire-a-new-word-scottie-20150314/this term seems to only be used in one news article.
alexz commented on the word Climate Change
The phrase 'climate change' banned by the state of Florida/problemSolved
alexz commented on the word tritto
a third person's 'ditto'.similar to 'me three' , or a third person's 'me too'.
alexz commented on the word Easter Bilby
PBS show on the Easter Bilbyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Rjy2-520KM
April 5, 2015
alexz commented on the word meat sweats
Buzzfeed attributes the meat sweats to the TV show friends, and a David Kreizman who experienced 'meat sweats' in the 90's.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vhn44qSp0zw 0:30 seconds in.
alexz commented on the word Canajun
When your lips and face are frozen from an arctic wind, this is how you pronounce Canadian.
April 4, 2015
alexz commented on the word CAPEX
CAPital EXpenditure. capex
alexz commented on the word SPAFF
SPecific AFFect coding system
alexz commented on the word marketshare
Spotted online. "Smartphone marketshare over time."
April 3, 2015
alexz commented on the word enneadecagon
19 sided polygon
April 1, 2015
alexz commented on the user HagenRuff
have you considered adopting a word? The message boards at wordnik add a 'nofollow' for robots to not follow links, so pasting your link doesn't result in it getting indexed.
alexz commented on the user kerry122
Help Wordnik continue as an ad-free not-for-profit by adopting the word bilby here.
March 31, 2015
alexz commented on the word Norwailing
from macleans“Norwailing” describes a type of envious glance cast by columnists and editors at the sovereign wealth fund that Norway has built through the near-total sequestering of its oil revenues. The fund’s estimated value, as I write, is $6.94 trillion Norwegian kroner, the equivalent of $1.1 trillion Canadian. The fund is said to own about one per cent of the world’s financial equity.http://www.macleans.ca/economy/the-case-for-blowing-all-our-oil-riches/
alexz commented on the word etaoin shrdlu
it seems wiktionary is lacking. Its a list of the most frequent letters, and in this case, selected to minimize wear and tear on hole punching equpment for paper tape systems.https://youtu.be/JafQYA7vV6s?t=2m0s
alexz commented on the word EHS
Exploding Head Syndrome - where a person is woken up by a loud non existent sound.
alexz commented on the word Outernet
a 1 way data network which uses satellites and satellite receivers and caches gigabytes of data in a local village server for local use. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-32117447
alexz commented on the list types-of-lanes-roadways-carriageways
I found Openstreetmap to have a plethora of roadway types.http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:highway
alexz commented on the word hokki
alexz commented on the word hiyayakko
alexz commented on the word gomaae
a sesame side dish http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goma-ae
alexz commented on the word agedashi tofu
deep fried tofu http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agedashi_tofu
alexz commented on the word aburi
flame seared - sushi
alexz commented on the word Artful Dodger
from Wikipedia"Jack Dawkins, better known as the Artful Dodger, is a character in the Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist. Dodger is a pickpocket, so called for his skill and cunning in that respect. He is the leader of the gang of child criminals, trained by the elderly Fagin."http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artful_Dodger
alexz commented on the word launch pad
it's pretty much the same thing as a bike box. I saw a local youtuber refer to it as a 'left turn launch pad' and found the 'left turn launch pad' term used in other cities.
March 29, 2015
alexz commented on the word mathemagics
Magic tricks based on mathematics."The power of mathemagics" https://youtu.be/Y2lXsxmBx7E?t=1m59s
in North American cycling, we have 'left turn launch pads' which is a marked box on a bike lane reserved for making a Copenhagen left turn.
alexz commented on the word Grav-Mass
a December 25'th Christmas replacement holiday where Sir Isaac Newton's birthday is celebrated.Grav - from gravityMass - from mass (ie Kilograms)
March 28, 2015
alexz commented on the word Emacs
"The expansion of one of Emacs' backronyms is Escape, Meta, Alt, Control, Shift, which neatly summarizes most of the modifier keys it uses, only leaving out Super." - 'Editor war' wikipedia page. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Editor_war
alexz commented on the word Nymwars
the 'war on using pseudonyms' on social media sites, also known as 'real name' policies.
alexz commented on the word POSIX
Where the POSIX name came fromhttps://stallman.org/articles/posix.htmlThe origin of the name POSIX.In the 1980s I was in the IEEE committee that wrote the standard that ultimately became known as POSIX. The committee set itself the task of standardizing interface specs for a Unix-like system, but had no short name for its work. When the first part of the specification was ready, someone gave it the name "IEEEIX", with a subtitle that included "Portable Operating System" — perhaps "Specifications for a Portable Operating System".It seemed to me that nobody would ever say "IEEEIX", since the pronunciation would sound like a shriek of terror; rather, everyone would call it "Unix". That would have boosted AT&T, the GNU Project's rival, an outcome I did not want. So I looked for another name, but nothing natural suggested itself to me.So I put the initials of "Portable Operating System" together with the same suffix "ix", and came up with "POSIX". It sounded good and I saw no reason not to use it, so I suggested it. Although it was just barely in time, the committee adopted it.I think the administrators of the committee were as relieved as I was to give the standard a pronounceable name.Copyright (c) 2011 Richard Stallman Verbatim copying and redistribution of this entire page are permitted provided this notice is preserved.
alexz commented on the word endarkenment
The opposite of englightenment - when scientific research is quashed.
March 27, 2015
alexz commented on the word smurf turd
You know you want to adopt this word just for the certificate.
alexz commented on the word dark photon
theoreticalspotted in Hubble Space Telescope google talk - "Astronomers Find Dark Matter Even Darker than Previously Thought" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLzkUsAMEKk at 17:30 in video.
March 26, 2015
alexz commented on the word pro-d
"professional development" - where teachers update their curricula for teaching.
alexz commented on the word pro-d day
a day off for teachers, a 'Pro-Development day' pro-d
alexz commented on the word Ce6
alexz commented on the word physician
Science Friday article on the origin of the word Physicianhttp://sciencefriday.com/segment/01/28/2011/science-diction-the-origin-of-physician.html"In the 13th century, Anglo-Normans appropriated the French physique, or remedy, to coin the English physic, or medicine, which is still in dictionaries today. Science historian Howard Markel discusses how physic became physician, and the parallel evolution of the word physics."
alexz commented on the word Chlorin e6
spotted in an article about biohacking"Science for the Masses, a group of biohackers based a couple hours north of Los Angeles in Tehachapi, California, theorized they could enhance healthy eyesight enough that it would induce night vision. To do this, the group used a kind of chlorophyll analog called Chlorin e6 (or Ce6), which is found in some deep-sea fish and is used as an occasional method to treat night blindness."
alexz commented on the word Wx
spotted as an abbreviation for 'weather'"Special Wx Statement 100-200mm in 3 days"
alexz commented on the word homish
a quick search of 'home circle' indicates it means home and family, so it's more of a 'family circle' than a house circle.
March 25, 2015
alexz commented on the word alt-bro
spotted in The Guardian"The time-travelling hipsterIn 1940, a photo was taken of the reopening of the South Fork Bridge in Canada. In 2010, someone noticed that this photo appeared to show a man wearing very modern dress: a T-shirt, sunglasses and a haircut that marked him out as the quintessential 2010 alt-bro...."
alexz commented on the list its-just-mountains
Pikes peak. The Tour de France has some iconic mountains, specifically Mont Ventoux http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2013/jun/25/tour-de-france-classic-mountain-climbs
alexz commented on the word keto friendly
a ketogenic diet or food.see ketogenesis
alexz commented on the word TOD
Transit Oriented Development.The building of an increased density urban village around a transit hub or train station.
March 24, 2015
alexz commented on the word PGT
NASA / ESA speak for Pistol Grip Tool.
alexz commented on the word Shoot
The 'Shaw Root' couple name for the tv show Person Of Interest.https://twitter.com/POIWritersRoom/status/580126946987622400"Their couple name is Shoot. What other reason do you need? Vote for Root and Shaw! "
alexz commented on the word cyberscalper
Spotted in the news - "Alleged StubHub cyberscalper will be extradited to the US" Someone who uses stolen credit card info or a compromised online ticket account to get tickets to an event, then scalps the tickets just before the event.
March 23, 2015
alexz commented on the word USB condom
A USB adapter which only delivers power to downstream plugged in USB devices to protect a user from malicious or suspect USB ports.It's typically used by business travelers who don't want to risk having the data on their phone or tablet read by a suspect or virus infected computer.
alexz commented on the word kaomoji
An emoji made with Japanese characters.
March 20, 2015
alexz commented on the word SJW
"Social Justice Warrior" - I see this on reddit discussions. I'm not a fan of this tag. It's used against people who have issues with racism or inequality.
alexz commented on the word ICB
"Increased Cognition Break" ? at TED2015 - getting up and exercising for a minute in the middle of a meeting to improve blood flow and reduce stress.
alexz commented on the list emoticons--1
hi vendingmachine, I've seen a few emoticon lists online, but I'd prefer to use sources that I stumble across in forums, or comments posted. For example, searching twitter for ツ gives results. ツ
alexz commented on the word sword of Damocles
Heard at Ted2015 in Vancouver in Monica Lewinski's presentation. had to look it up: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damocles#Sword_of_Damocles
I think a hug will help that one feel better. (つ ツ )つ
March 19, 2015
alexz commented on the word 4D printing
A printing of a 3D object which then goes on to change shape in the future after printing.
alexz commented on the word veil of ignorance
term spotted at TED about social equality.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veil_of_ignorance
alexz commented on the word truth or lie
A game where you write something down, and people have to guess if you're telling the truth or lying.
alexz commented on the word super early adopter
Louis Armstrong was a 'super early adopter' of the tape recorder.
alexz commented on the word robotocist
I think they meant roboticist
alexz commented on the word snow carrots
More snow carrot pics on IO9.http://space.io9.com/when-a-meteorite-hits-snow-it-forms-a-snow-carrot-ins-1692259034
"Mysterious 'snow carrots' observed at meteorite impact sites"http://news.sciencemag.org/earth/2015/03/mysterious-snow-carrots-observed-meteorite-impact-sites" In the first phase of the impact, a rounded crater is formed, and the snow beneath the rock is compressed, causing its density to increase. Over the next 10 milliseconds, the denser snow gradually slows the meteorite and the walls of the funnel narrow accordingly."
March 18, 2015
alexz commented on the list master-and-commander
The movie had 'lesser of two weevils'
alexz commented on the word stramp
stair steps combined with a wheelchair accessible ramp - part of Robson Square in Vancouver."I'm walking on a stramp. Great thing. It's a cross between a stair and a ramp" - Jack Webster news report 1978 on when Robson Square was built. https://youtu.be/1LclsiY5BTo?t=24s
alexz commented on the word hangry
The response to when someone asks "There are three words in The English Language that end in -gry. Hungry and Angry are two. What is the third?"
alexz commented on the list the-gry-zone
alexz commented on the word splash saltation
from BBC article "Rosetta: Comet's wind mystery may be solved" - mar 17 2015"But the team has now come up with a formation mechanism. A process called splash saltation, invokes a stream of falling particles that cause surface dust grains to be ejected from their original positions."
March 17, 2015
alexz commented on the word pikey
This word was debated by the BBC to see if it was racist after BBC's Top Gear made a "Pikey's Peak" joke about Pike's Peak hill climb race.http://m.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-31922773I previously saw the term 'pikey' in the 2000 movie Snatch
alexz commented on the word IS META
Acronym for "I'm So Meta Even This Acronym"
alexz commented on the word I'm So Meta Even This Acronym
alexz commented on the word liii|>:^(}
"Abraham Lincoln" - viewed by tilting your head to the left.
alexz commented on the word (╯°□°）╯︵ ┻━┻
"table flip" "flipping tables" emoticon is upset and flipping over a table.
alexz commented on the word ┬──┬◡ﾉ(° -°ﾉ)
"putting the table back" compliment to the table flip. (╯°□°）╯︵ ┻━┻
alexz commented on the word (o^_^o)
is a Pikachu
alexz commented on the word nidicolous
March 15, 2015
alexz commented on the word orz
in the orz emoticon, the o is a person's headthe bottom of the r is a person's armsthe z is the person's back, thigh, and lower leg (from top to bottom)the emoticon is either banging their head against the ground, praying, or sick and vomiting on the ground.
alexz commented on the word bit-rot
at first, i saw this referred to as actual destruction of optical media over time even when it was stored in a cold dry space. sometimes, this refers to a computer system getting crappy over timestumbled across this years ago. Wiki page - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bit_rot
alexz commented on the word corpsicle
spotted on the TV show Elementary (US) Mar 12, 2015
March 13, 2015
alexz commented on the word infobese
Information ObeseSpotted on Twitter referring to a CBC Doc-Zone documentary about information oerload.Quick search shows this going back to 2010, likely earlier.
alexz commented on the list great-trail-abbreviations
I'd go with the magnitude of the hike. TCT crosses Canada. The Great Divide Trail and Continental Divide trails run along the Rocky Mountain ranges. The Pacific Crest trail goes from Canada to Mexico.The Continental Divide Trail goes along the Rocky Mountains from Canada to Mexico.The Great Divide Trail goes from the Canada-US border up the Rocky Mountains to east of Prince George in Northern BC. Since these are huge trails, I thought the abbreviations needed to be listed as people refer to them by the short names.
alexz commented on the word CDT
Continental Divide Trail
March 12, 2015
alexz commented on the word TCT
Trans Canada Trail
alexz commented on the word GDT
spotted as Great Divide Trail - a Rocky Mountain Trail.
alexz commented on the word PCT
saw this as Pacific Crest Trail. A west coast trail.
alexz commented on the list this-definition-is-wrong
alexz commented on the word VACNT
"Vertically Aligned Carbon NanoTubes"
March 10, 2015
alexz commented on the word Rich Black
in printing, black printed over the CMY colours for extra darkness on paper. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rich_black
March 9, 2015
alexz commented on the word K
in printing, CMYK, K is black, also known as 'key' for the letter K.
alexz commented on the word Space Black
it's not "black", it's Spaaaaaaaace Black.
alexz commented on the list house--1
>A row of chipped garden gnomes.ᕖ ᕖ ᕖ ᕖ ᕖ☺☺☺☺☺
alexz commented on the list ity--1
zippity zoppity the list is the boppity
alexz commented on the word ㋩
This one is super sad. ╮ ㋩ ╭
March 8, 2015
alexz commented on the word ᨐ
"Buginese letter ya"kinda looks like frog eyes in water. ᕕᨐᕗ
alexz commented on the word ꙭ
Double monocular O.Love the tweets.
alexz commented on the word ꙮ
╮ ( ꙮ) ╭ .. many eyed seraphim?
alexz commented on the word ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ
emoticons have their own videos now.
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