asativum has looked up 165 words, created 61 lists, listed 954 words, written 1117 comments, added 92 tags, and loved 20 words.

Comments by asativum

  • Anyone know what this means, or more to the point, where it comes from? Here's the context, from the Tampa Bay Times (nee St. Pete Times), drawing on ESPN or wire service accounts:

    "ESPN has suspended First Take commentator Rob Parker indefinitely for racially charged comments he made about Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III. "Is he a 'brother,' or is he a comball 'brother'?" Parker, who is black, said on Thursday's show. 'He is kind of black, but he's not really like the guy you'd want to hang out with. ... He has a white fiancée, people talking about that he's a Republican.' ESPN is 'conducting a full review,' spokesman Josh Krulewitz said."

    December 15, 2012

  • Zuckeriffic. adj. The quality of sucking and yet still needing to be used. As in "All these new changes to Facebook are totally Zuckeriffic." Or "I hate Microsoft Office, but have to use it because everyone I work with does. It's so Zuckerrific." Portmanteau word combining "suck" or "sucky", "horrific" (or perhaps "teriffic", used ironically) and "Zuckerberg".

    July 15, 2011

  • Just stumbled on this. Consider: Toad Suck Park. It's a real place: http://www.conwayarkcc.org/play.php?id=2

    June 19, 2011

  • I have just noticed the Related Words section of Wordnik word pages. I am a new man. How could I have overlooked it before? This is the first reasonable digital substitute I have seen for the decimal-indexed Roget's Thesaurus that I have jealously guarded for years, since I first heard the publishers were switching to an alphabetical abomination.

    June 19, 2011

  • Pronounced hooligan, at least where I've heard it pronounced in Southeast Alaska, near a big spawning ground. Or rather, spawning water.

    June 19, 2011

  • If a word that is another word when it is spelled backward is an anadromous fish, then Wordnik is a salmon. Or perhaps a steelhead trout or a eulachon.

    In any case, I always thought there was something fishy about this place.

    June 19, 2011

  • Darning! Or is that already dead?

    June 18, 2011

  • A kind of stuffed dumpling, containing (variously) obscure words, or the people who collect them.

    June 18, 2011

  • Good one -- thanks, ruzuzu! (Even if I am a bit late...)

    June 18, 2011

  • Oh, but ampersands can be so elegant in a good font. I can look at a well-formed ampersand for ages. They make me all tingly... And in calligraphy... *swoons*

    What I hate are those ellipses characters that Microsoft Word inserts in place of the venerable three periods...

    June 5, 2011

  • Indeed! Would be additionally fantastic to include a citation in the comments to the word.

    June 5, 2011

  • Hm. I knew 10 of these before perusing the definitions... Not sure I'd have been able to spell even that many...

    June 5, 2011

  • I suppose it *could*. But I'm not sure why it should. Now that I think of it, there's also cyclone fence, though that may be more descriptive, since presumably it's strong enough to hold things more or less in place in the face of a strong wind.

    Still searching...

    October 4, 2010

  • ruzuzu, see casu marzu for my report.

    September 28, 2010

  • Pro, we loved Sardinia. We came by sea (didn't they all, once?) and we didn't get a chance to get out of Calasetta much, but we loved what we saw. And we got a tour of some of the bronze-age Nuragic ruins on Sant'Antioco, which was truly fascinating. That, plus some beach time, the casu marzi, a little carta musica, some excellent salami, and two bottles of Cannonau to bring home, and it was definitely the highlight of our trip.

    September 27, 2010

  • Help me, Word(nik)ies! You're my only hope. Anyone know what cyclone shot might refer to, circa 1931? It's used as the title to a chapter in Dashiell Hammett's book The Glass Key, and I can't find a reference. I've tried Google in addition to some actual paper reference books (remember those?), but no luck...

    September 27, 2010

  • Just to reassure Pro, and let everyone else know: This summer I had the good fortune to be in Sardinia (Calasetta, specifically), and we happened upon a streetside sausage vendor who was very generous with samples, despite the language barrier. (His English was as absent as my Italian and Sardi.) Then I noticed the handwritten sign: Casu marzu. I couldn't remember why that was so familiar. I said it as best I could. The vendor lit up. "Casu marzu tradicional, he said enthusiastically.

    Lifting the corner of a canvas covering at one end of his table, he sliced off a bit of cheese for my companion. It was delicious. Another sample came: Creamier, and apparently heavenly in flavor, unlike any other cheese: Smoky, salty, tangy. Remarkably delicious -- quite possibly the best cheese ever tasted. Not long after, of course, Wikipedia reminded me that I had first learned of this delicacy right here on Wordnik (neé Wordie). And hey, no enteric myiasis yet! Or any other ill effects that we can identify, for that matter.

    September 22, 2010

  • Why thank you. Sadly, too much of my posting, commenting and listing was too long ago. (Well, the listing was the most uncomfortable, honestly. I'm more or less a vertical kind of person.) Hopefully (he said) I'll be able to return to it one of these days...

    September 10, 2010

  • Oh Wordies*, I stand in awe of your powers, and therefore open this list to all and sundry. Can't wait to see the rest!

    June 22, 2010

  • I should probably think about making this an open list. Do those still exist?

    June 22, 2010

  • Love it. Keep 'em coming!

    June 22, 2010

  • Thanks! Suggestions welcome.

    June 21, 2010

  • Glad you stumbled across my reference to Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. It really is a romp through the English idiom. My hefty paperback version (I think they're on a newer edition by now) is well-thumbed, and even so, I keep stumbling on new stuff.

    June 21, 2010

  • So that's where Amazon got it! Thanks bajacalla and actung. Much appreciated -- hadn't heard clowder or mulada before.

    June 17, 2010

  • It's still here! Kind of.

    December 12, 2009

  • I like it! I'm honored....

    October 23, 2009

  • How many schnuckls would you have?

    September 21, 2009

  • And in addition to IHOP, of course, there's Waffle House and its cousin, Huddle House. See discussion on Huddle Ho.

    September 21, 2009

  • thesaraheffect, fo' shizzle -- I couldn't agree more.

    September 20, 2009

  • They can be. They can also spend an inordinate amount of time wondering when the next time is that they'll be laid.

    Hernesheir, I'm with you, wondering at the starry firmament.

    September 17, 2009

  • I know people who use it in a similar way, essentially to acknowledge (humorously) they're using some piece of officialese, a brand name, a cliche, etc., essentially mocking the officiousness or stuffiness of it. In English, however. And mostly on their Blackberries, which can be set to insert it automatically in various circumstances.

    September 13, 2009

  • Is lexome at all related to manxome?

    September 11, 2009

  • Yarb, if the water comes out, doesn't that suggest there's no tappen?

    September 10, 2009

  • See wordnik for citation. You know, the more I think about it, the more I realize Wordie and madeupical words make life easy for lexicographers: So (comparatively) easy to find the first usage.

    September 10, 2009

  • Whoof. I suspect this page is going to go down in Wordie history for comments.

    I've digested the news for about a day now. I'm getting more sanguine all the time. For one, I trust our beloved slack bastard (can we still call you that? Better yet -- can you make sure that's your official title?)

    For two, I'm convinced that if the Wordie crew sticks around, there's no earthly way Wordnik could withstand the onslaught. For thirdly, if you doubt me, just remember the Wordie treatment, Mi-Vox, Waldo's list and Greetings.

    For fourthness -- aw, heck, I think there's a lot of potential. Go for it!

    September 10, 2009

  • Hey! I wanted mangemange. But it all seems to pale in comparison to the wordnik news...

    September 9, 2009

  • Endlessly circling the little parking lot at the end, always in a counter-clockwise direction. The eternal traffic circle...

    September 9, 2009

  • Ermmm... First of all, congratulations John, you slack bastard! I'm extremely happy for you. Very exciting.

    I'm also awash with trepidation. But I'm sure that's just the lack of sleep. It'll all go smoothly, and we'll never notice, except things will just get better and better, right? Right.

    September 9, 2009

  • Apparently a marketing push to get people to drink tap water. Call me crazy, but once word gets out about tappens, I think it won't work too well.

    September 9, 2009

  • Lolita? And I've heard would-be poets described (sarcastically) as thinking they're a regular Emily Dickinson.

    September 8, 2009

  • True. Thanks for the pep-talk!

    September 8, 2009

  • Does that make me a lynx? I browse text.

    September 8, 2009

  • Nope. Have you?

    September 8, 2009

  • Thanks! I can. Many appreciations.

    September 8, 2009

  • Good to know. And shows you just how little Finnish I've heard.

    September 8, 2009

  • That level of service at which the diner is torn between stiffing the waiter and leaving a gratuity.

    September 8, 2009

  • But what's it an anagram for? Fake sloe rug? Flake grouse? Sofa keg rule? Foul gas reek? A surge of elk?

    September 8, 2009

  • One who doesn't believe in modern sanitation.

    September 8, 2009

  • Corset isn't very comfortable for the wearer.

    September 8, 2009

  • What, no comments at all? Surely Wordies can do better than that!

    September 8, 2009

  • Sigh. I have clearly misplaced my priorities. I'm on the verge of falling off the list of the 100 wordiest Wordies.

    September 8, 2009

  • Pianist's grocery needs.

    September 8, 2009

  • Wow. Love the way this one rolls off the tongue...

    September 8, 2009

  • "Slope" in Finnish. Presumably onomatopoetic, from what little Finnish I've heard.

    September 8, 2009

  • Unnecessary attire.

    September 8, 2009

  • Inspiring a bit of jalousie, eh?

    September 8, 2009

  • Frog & Bilby, the two of you are mighty fine.

    September 8, 2009

  • I can't get to the page listing my comments; maybe the same reason skip's skipped town?

    September 6, 2009

  • Perhaps an understated argument for private word lists.

    September 6, 2009

  • Portuguese: Whiskey.

    I love the spelling.

    August 6, 2009

  • I just see ads for women's deodorant, a Trident gum ad with the tagline "Find Cheerful Words Today", and something appealing called "Smelly Washing Machine"...

    July 20, 2009

  • Hm. OK. I guess I was getting all preachy. Oh well.

    June 18, 2009

  • Not to get all preachy, but some of these very witty comments make me sad. Are Wordies getting a tad snobbish about words? Can't say I agree with the list, but then, I'm not necessarily moved by moist or chagrined by schadenfreude or bedazzled by bird names either...

    June 18, 2009

  • Wow. Just stumbled across this. I can't say it fits with my original concept of the Wordie Paradox, but what the heck, it's an interesting (if vaguely surreal) conversation...

    June 15, 2009

  • No, really, its not misbraced. It's a rebus: Brace yourself.

    June 15, 2009

  • The suspense is killing me.

    June 12, 2009

  • But what is it?

    June 12, 2009

  • A day in February is considerably rarer, I should think.

    June 11, 2009

  • Past tense of seafish, which is what one does snorkeling.

    June 11, 2009

  • Beer isn't booze? Weirdnet...

    June 11, 2009

  • Two words and a decimal point, no less.

    June 11, 2009

  • I always thought this was the container the Barbicide came in at the barber shop. My bad.

    June 10, 2009

  • Well, in primary school it might be, depending on the school.

    February 20, 2009

  • Not to be confused with muffuletta. Though it would be pretty funny if bunglers accidentally summoned a round loaf stuffed with capicola, salami, mortadella*, emmentaler, and provolone, and garnished with olive spread.

    * or other luncheon meats, for the wanton.

    February 11, 2009

  • Shouldn't this be the name for a sport that involves dangling cattle from bungee cords? Not that I advocate such behavior, but it would update cow-tipping a smidgen.

    February 11, 2009

  • And yet apparently unloved, for no one takes pride in making their own decision to list it.

    February 11, 2009

  • "'Twas a chilly day for Willie
    When the mercury went down."

    I do believe an ancestor of mine quoted that now and then. Don't remember the context, but I always thought it was amusing even without knowing the long, sad tail of Willie.

    February 11, 2009

  • Oops.

    February 8, 2009

  • This word should be resurrected. What say we all start going into bars and asking for a good, stiff clamberskull?

    February 8, 2009

  • This word should be resurrected. What say we all start going into bars and asking for a good, stiff clamberskull?

    February 8, 2009

  • The stoled stoler stole stoles?

    February 8, 2009

  • Shower? I don't even ... Oh, never mind.

    February 8, 2009

  • Now, 1,000,000 people *for* violent crime would be interesting. Scary, but interesting. (And do any of those groups ever actually recruit a million people?)

    February 8, 2009

  • µ * d?

    January 13, 2009

  • Good advice...

    January 13, 2009

  • Tag away! Unless embraced is more appropriate in this case...

    January 13, 2009

  • A life sentence, presumably...

    January 12, 2009

  • Retort?

    January 12, 2009

  • Belt 'n braces.

    January 12, 2009

  • Retroinspect, I'm not sure peccavi quite fits. Oh well.

    January 12, 2009

  • Text ad on the Getcher Words Here list. Full text (minus URL):

    Bilingual Content-Based
    Dictionaries & Glossaries 4 Core Subjects in 6 Languages!

    January 10, 2009

  • Thanks, VO!

    December 29, 2008

  • Don't believe the lack of a list at right. This entry belongs in -- and is in, thanks to VanishedOne -- the list Wordie Paradox.

    December 29, 2008

  • Er, why wasn't Mr. Cleveland simply the 22nd president, who happened to serve a second term later on?

    November 10, 2008

  • I like the un-Teutonic brevity of punkt, but as I caught up on this dashing thread, I was silently hoping for periodical.

    November 10, 2008

  • Barack Obama is an eloquent speaker, and no doubt politicians will study his cadence and delivery for years to come. But he misues enormity. See examples here.

    November 8, 2008

  • Display/image ad on the front page of Wordie on Oct. 26, 2008. Very colorful. Remaining text:

    Buy direct and find out how!
    Get your free insider's guide.
    DirectBuy: The #1 way to buy direct for your home.

    October 27, 2008

  • I once had one of those on my ... never mind.

    October 27, 2008

  • Euphemism for a the fly of one's pants. Commonly used to tell someone that their fly is unzipped: "Your barn door is open."

    Also, as the cliche goes, what one closes once the horse is already out.

    October 27, 2008

  • Sounds like a more subtle version of like "your barn door's open" in the U.S. Midwest, said to a fellow with his fly open.

    October 27, 2008

  • 0, 1 and 2, for example. Or are those not local symbols?

    October 26, 2008

  • Nice one! I wonder where that is...

    October 20, 2008

  • Oh, pish. I don't believe you.

    October 20, 2008

  • Might this be the second toe being longer than the first, which I heard somewhere was a sign of beauty among the ancient Greeks? (And let's just hear them deny it.)

    October 20, 2008

  • Also, to loose the bathrobe.

    October 20, 2008

  • Worker's paradise, a la the erstwhile Eastern Bloc.

    And I could have sworn that a busman's or trolleyman's friend belonged here, but I may have misremembered the term; I can't find more than stray references.

    October 20, 2008

  • Only seven Wordies have clothes (or clothing).

    October 19, 2008

  • Sorry, pleth, that's a Dry Tortugan shirt.

    October 19, 2008

  • Well, now you can use Crappubeano®.

    October 19, 2008

  • And definitely fits into that list someone has of those words. You know.

    October 19, 2008

  • I knew there was nothing wrong with regressing now and then. Woo-hoo!

    October 19, 2008

  • Gherkin! I know it's on there already, but I love the word.

    October 19, 2008

  • Makes me wonder how oral exams differ around the world. Here in the U.S., they tend to involve high-powered jets of water, tortuous-looking stainless-steel implements, a lot of scraping, and horrid fluoride treatments.

    October 19, 2008

  • This is also clearly a plot sketch for a period murder mystery.

    October 19, 2008

  • Yikes.

    October 19, 2008

  • :)

    October 19, 2008

  • We were waiting for you, b. But not palindrome about it?

    October 18, 2008

  • That's poetry, bilby.

    October 18, 2008

  • Plus, baked beans would seem to be a natural fit. Just put 'em in toward the end, since they're cooked, and cut back on other sweet ingredients...

    October 18, 2008

  • ä

    October 18, 2008

  • Would you think less of me if I confessed to just making it up? Not saying I did, mind you.

    Of course, there is a Myspace page for DJ Priapos

    October 18, 2008

  • The connection with suspenders is elusive.

    October 18, 2008

  • Makes me wonder about all those leaf peepers in New England come autumn.

    October 18, 2008

  • My, Europe was a crowded place.

    October 18, 2008

  • No. Words can have but one meaning.

    October 18, 2008

  • Best to be prepared, then. See Officious asparagus.

    October 18, 2008

  • Patron saint of anti-impotence drugs. Probably apocryphal. Symbols are a bottle of hair tonic and a seeing-eye dog.

    October 18, 2008

  • Winning vote on a committee of five.

    Drives me batty when people spell yeah as yea.

    October 18, 2008

  • The funny bit is that the comments on that article focus on copy-editing.

    October 18, 2008

  • Don't. I live across from the subway line I take to work. But if I were stuck in traffic, I would make every attempt to frolic.

    October 18, 2008

  • If you like that, 'ger, you can see the real punchline at shah, maybe eight months ago.

    October 18, 2008

  • I once attended a luau in Alaska. It was held by authentic Samoans; they even wore skirts. But not many of those in attendance seemed to have Hawaiian shirts.

    Maybe we should call them something else, given that Hawaiians apparently hate brightly colored garments with amusing pictoral patterns.

    How about Old Retired Geezer shirts, or Midwesterners in a Festive Mood shirts, or even Florida Toll Booth Worker shirts?

    October 18, 2008

  • I usually think of oral sex (when I hear the word suck, that is). But sometimes I think of Ross Perot. Which is just disturbing.

    October 18, 2008

  • smrtrthnu, don't be silly. Next thing you'll be telling me Parisians don't put French dressing on their salads or send French letters. Or that Alaskans aren't making baked Alaska all the time.

    October 18, 2008

  • Wow. Rehydrated garbanzos, hm? You missed a real business opportunity, c_b. In case it happens again, I'll remind you of kopi luwak. You can pay me a royalty (but not in-kind if that's OK).

    October 17, 2008

  • Just remember when you're cooking, bilby: One man's Mede is another man's Persian.

    October 17, 2008

  • A Fernando Pooer? Fernando Poorisian?

    October 17, 2008

  • Maybe the frolicking of commuters stuck in traffic?

    October 17, 2008

  • I suspect this is a derogatory derivation from malamute. Just 'cause I'm hoping to pick a fight.

    October 16, 2008

  • Incidentally, this page is now the fourth or fifth Google listing for Fernando Poo.

    October 16, 2008

  • I can die complete now. If I make it to Fernando Poo first.

    October 16, 2008

  • To dare to do; the opposite of dasn't. Can't remember where I've run across it though.

    October 16, 2008

  • "The senior preferred shares will qualify as Tier 1 capital and will rank senior to common stock and pari passu, which is at an equal level in the capital structure, with existing preferred shares, other than preferred shares which by their terms rank junior to any other existing preferred shares."

    - "Treasury Announces TARP Capital Purchase Program Description (press release), U.S Treasury Department, Oct. 14, 2008

    October 15, 2008

  • Larval salamander is an awfully odd phrase, don't you think?

    October 15, 2008

  • See also himbo.

    October 15, 2008

  • Twist, skirt, moll, babe, gal, hon, kid.

    Chickens (always plural that I've seen it for some reason).

    October 15, 2008

  • Watch your back, reesetee -- we don't want to lose you.

    October 15, 2008

  • Cheese us, this is a Wordie page.

    October 15, 2008

  • Er... sorry to ask, c_b, but what happened then?

    October 15, 2008

  • I want to go to Fernando Poo. And I want someone to write a song about it, too.

    October 15, 2008

  • Isaac Asimov ostensibly once said he wanted women to be free; he hated it when they charged. I think that's sufferage.

    (I don't think it's working...)

    October 15, 2008

  • Note that even WeirdNet doesn't try to say this has any relationship to goofy, weird or wacky.

    October 14, 2008

  • An abomination when used to mean wacky, whatever WeirdNet might say. See whack.

    October 14, 2008

  • Text of a display/image ad for "The 2007 Sustainability Report" from StatoilHydro, on proprioception.

    October 14, 2008

  • It's obviously a �.

    October 14, 2008

  • There bilby goes, casting aspersions again.

    October 14, 2008

  • This is a glorious word.

    October 14, 2008

  • These days rarely found outside period medieval fiction, typically having been used to bash in the head of some hapless victim.

    October 14, 2008

  • No. Here we just have the usual foreign-language, English dictionary and Meanings of Words ads. Maybe it we use the word sufferage repeatedly here, it will show up.

    October 14, 2008

  • I see. But what does she have to do with Numberie?

    October 14, 2008

  • Isn't it ought to be ottomänner?

    October 14, 2008

  • That's what I was about to say, bilby.

    October 13, 2008

  • Snotter? I don't even .. oh, never mind.

    October 13, 2008

  • Display/image ad served up at sufferage.

    October 13, 2008

  • True.

    Anyone have any clue why Wordie saw fit to serve up an ad on this page reading "Meet your lesbian match! Browse photos now! Join free!"?

    October 13, 2008

  • Heh.

    October 13, 2008

  • 1+2+4+7+14

    October 12, 2008

  • Alas, alack, sacrebleu, etc.! I thought I was being original with my list. Oh well. Great minds think alike, and so do ours...

    October 12, 2008

  • 1+2+3 & 1*2*3

    October 12, 2008

  • 72/3

    October 12, 2008

  • And, nearly, in Indiana.

    Doesn't π=3 make circles hexagons?

    October 12, 2008

  • 22*4

    October 12, 2008

  • Hooch, moonshine.

    October 12, 2008

  • Well, it is a misspelling of suffrage, but not exclusively.

    October 12, 2008

  • Spitter if it were.

    October 12, 2008

  • Thanks -- yes, and lambic too.

    October 12, 2008

  • What self-respecting moose would go to Moosehead Lake? Kind of creepy if you're of the moosine persuasion, I would think.

    October 9, 2008

  • That's OK. I like Soledad, for some inexplicable reason.

    October 9, 2008

  • Sure. Next you'll be telling me that he died before D&D was invented.

    October 9, 2008

  • Also a variant of Frigg, Norse goddess and wife of Odin.

    October 8, 2008

  • Sub-at'mic particle.

    October 8, 2008

  • Divination by a lamp-flame's movement.

    October 8, 2008

  • I just think it's alsome that the right Rev. Louis Dodgson wasn't afraid to admit he was a Dungeons & Dragons fan and use a reference to a vorpal blade.

    October 8, 2008

  • Conchetta? Or is it Concetta?

    October 8, 2008

  • Thus the engineering term "tencel strength," no doubt.

    October 8, 2008

  • The time intervals between the four stages of slipping on a banana peel: loss of friction, hang-time, spit-take, and of course the thud, or finish.

    World-class competitors aim for a clean, quick start, symmetrical and full -- but not prolonged -- follow-through in the middle splits, and as short a thud as possible.

    Banana Splitting, or BS, is being considered as a demonstration sport for the 2016 summer Olympics. The USOC's training facility, in Split, Croatia, is known among athletes as Splitsville.

    October 8, 2008

  • Citation under icumin.

    October 8, 2008

  • Citation under icumin.

    October 8, 2008

  • Citation under icumin.

    October 8, 2008

  • Citation under icumin.

    October 8, 2008

  • Citation under icumin.

    October 8, 2008

  • Nude man swims in moat
    Crowds watch at sacred palace
    Pics: naked tourist

    Nude mayhem at sacred palace, Agence France-Presse via news.com.au, Oct. 8, 2008

    Note: This is very nearly a found haiku; it's almost verbatim the three decks under the headline at the linked page.

    October 8, 2008

  • Yes -- thanks for listing the original. Such lovely words to bracket -- may I?

    Lovely words, like cuccu and wude nu, and sed and med and lomb and bleth and verteth and murie and swike and -- and -- I'm feeling faint...

    October 8, 2008

  • I think s/he thinks you owe him/her royalties now, Moll.

    October 8, 2008

  • Say, aren't dictionaries most useful for looking up words you don't already know? So wouldn't a dictionary containing only commonly used words be less useful than one with lots of unfamiliar words?

    Soon-to-be-broke wankers.

    October 8, 2008

  • Ooh. Nice. I go away for a bit, and I gets me some nice pluralities. Thanks, peoples!

    October 8, 2008

  • I like it.

    October 7, 2008

  • No. I reject amorousal as well.

    Mind you I have nothing against a---------s itself. It's the word that bothers me. All those wanton vowels or something.

    October 7, 2008

  • Don't tell PETA.

    October 7, 2008

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  • You cannot escape the charge that you have previously engaged in the amazing pastime that is IDENTIFY THE WORDIE.
    You are therefore prime target material for inviting to IDENTIFY THE WORDIENIK.
    The whole of the bit of Wordnik that joins in on this would be truly honoured should you participate this time round.
    Easily find the right page right now because it is currently the most commented on list shown on the Community page.

    April 14, 2011

  • Excellent! Thank you. I was surprised to discover that nobody had listed enteric myiasis yet, so I took care of that.

    September 28, 2010

  • ruzuzu, see casu marzu for my report.

    September 28, 2010

  • Please tell us more about the casu marzi....

    September 28, 2010

  • I can't believe you came to Sardinia and didn't tell me. I was there for three weeks. How did you like it?

    September 22, 2010

  • Your lists, comments, and tags are fantastic, helpful, and appreciated.

    September 10, 2010

  • "asativum has created 59 lists, listed 948 words, written 1,118 comments, and added 92 tags, 31 favorites, and 0 pronunciations."

    September 10, 2010

  • As I was looking at sionnach's list of books about words and language just now, I saw this: "over 2 years ago asativum said: 'May I recommend Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable? The 1898 version is available online, but half the fun is leafing through the actual book and following cross-references endlessly. I believe the most recent is the sixteenth edition.'"

    It looks like a fun resource. Thank you - I'm glad you recommended it.

    June 20, 2010

  • I played with your name. 

    October 22, 2009

  • Oh, here--take mangemange. It's your profile page, after all. But I'm keeping seamonkey.

    September 9, 2009

  • Hey! I wanted mangemange. But it all seems to pale in comparison to the wordnik news...

    September 9, 2009

  • All right, I'll take seamonkey and mangemange, but you'd better see what Asativum wants. That'll be the final word. Literally.

    September 9, 2009

  • I could offer Seamonkey and Netscape as a bargain double pack. Who wouldn't want a Seamonkey?

    September 9, 2009

  • Why do you think I keep moving around the world, other than to avoid being targeted by ambitious Wordizens?

    (This message was broadcast from a secret location in Buenos Aires)

    September 9, 2009

  • *considers*

    What else do you have?

    September 9, 2009

  • Hmm. I suppose I could spare the odd word: how about mangemange? Exotic, very collectible...

    September 9, 2009

  • We could tell you...for a small fee. *twirls non-existent moustache*

    September 8, 2009

  • And frindley!

    September 8, 2009

  • So that's what happened to she and uselessness. How regular do we have to stay in order not to become targets for the ambitious?

    September 8, 2009

  • ...but of course, none of us regulars.

    September 8, 2009

  • *flees into woods*

    September 8, 2009

  • Ah, you can take it back, Asativum. Just keep on plugging. That, or secretly kill off several Wordizens. ;->

    September 8, 2009

  • True. Thanks for the pep-talk!

    September 8, 2009

  • Well, someone has to be... At least you're comfortably within the top 150 of 14,213.

    September 8, 2009

  • Sigh. I have clearly misplaced my priorities. I'm on the verge of falling off the list of the 100 wordiest Wordies.

    September 8, 2009

  • Hi. Would you like to be on Identify the Wordie #2? You'll need to email identifythewordie@yours.com with your Wordie nick and the single word that best describes you. Cheers!

    July 27, 2008

  • Asa: It's over between us. I'm leaving you! Your Icelandic list is no longer meeting my Icelandic needs. I'm creating my OWN list. It's for the best. I hope you understand. If you need to vent, try emptying your sorrow on Cry for Me Brangelina. :)

    July 9, 2008

  • Asa: I have more dictionaries and resource materials than I have brain cells. Icelandic is one of my "favorite" languages. Interestingly, an Icelandic newspaper published an article about my "Shoecabbage" comic panel a few years ago. (Publications in Malta, Jersey, Latvia, Albania and Fiji have also written about my cartoons).

    July 9, 2008

  • Asativum, I guess the "special pages" features didn't exist at the time the other wordies added their comments there...

    June 13, 2008

  • You got it, Pro. See more of me here.

    May 2, 2008

  • Asativum, where does your name come from?
    A. sativum, maybe?

    April 23, 2008

  • I just sit here and free-associate...the computer opens that up quite a bit because it's so instantaneous.

    January 27, 2008

  • Thanks for the encouragement, Asativum. I'm glued to my computer by circumstance at the moment and I have so enjoyed the distraction of my endless citations, however redundant they turned out to be.
    Just don't want to appear insensitive or oblivious. I'm enjoying the camaraderie on this site, too.

    January 26, 2008

  • No worries, A. You certainly haven't been the only one!

    January 26, 2008

  • Sigh. Not my day. Apologies all around, with two on Fridays.

    January 25, 2008

  • Another hilarious misunderstanding!

    January 25, 2008

  • Nope! That was skipvia. We look alike, though. ;-)

    January 25, 2008

  • Fixed--thanks! The typography police are satisfied. :)

    January 25, 2008

  • Many sorries, resetee! I think I fixed it...

    January 25, 2008

  • Asativum--I think you forgot to close an italics tag in your post on palindrome. On the comments page, everything after your post appears italicized, to me at least.

    January 25, 2008

  • Hey, thanks! Really, I didn't mean to offend. And I really wasn't trying to make a crack about snacking on vegans; I meant pickled in the sense of polluted, or even lightly tipsy. Forgot about the yeasties, for which I have a certain fondness as well...

    January 19, 2008

  • Why get mad in the first place? :-)

    January 18, 2008

  • asativum-- dammit, I can't stay mad at you. You have that winning Wordie charm. ^_^

    January 18, 2008