bilby has looked up 21525 words, created 205 lists, listed 22804 words, written 23757 comments, added 725 tags, and loved 50 words.

Comments by bilby

  • *swoon*

    February 12, 2016

  • Yes!

    February 12, 2016

  • check the latest SPAM from cinedude

    February 12, 2016

  • Maybe him?

    Jooohny89 commented on the user Jooohny89

    Howdy im 26 old public health student from Amberg. I like films like Singin' in the Rain and Gladiator. I also love Orbital and grunge music. Feel free to private message me. Also visit my blog about boom beach cheats.

    February 12, 2016

  • Do you know this guy?

    Robertt93 commented on the user Robertt93

    Hiya im 27 years old biotechnology undergraduate from Armagh. My all-time loved film is The Silence of the Lambs and The Ox-Bow Incident. I also like ZZ Top and metal music. Feel free to private message me. Also check my personal blog about clash of kings cheat.

    February 12, 2016

  • Overheard-on-internet joke:
    A man goes to a zoo. He walks around all the enclosures and they're empty. The only animal there is a dog. It's a shitzu.

    February 12, 2016

  • The ls don't work well here. Like, say, shovel of rubble. Someone's crap first attempt at a tongue twister.

    February 12, 2016

  • Clunky.

    February 12, 2016

  • Makes sense but I don't like it.

    February 12, 2016

  • *leaves a slinky for ruzuzu to play with*

    February 12, 2016

  • Another great yarb list.

    February 12, 2016

  • SPAM

    February 12, 2016

  • Salt yours.

    February 11, 2016

  • Seeing as you go both ways.

    February 11, 2016

  • And whitefella!

    February 11, 2016

  • blackfella

    February 11, 2016

  • #mouselivesmatter

    February 11, 2016

  • How do you get W in an acronym for a series of words that don't contain W?

    February 11, 2016

  • I haven't made a comment on this page before, funnely enough.

    February 11, 2016

  • Old enough to rendezvous with vanderpink you whippersnapper.

    February 10, 2016

  • How old are you bilby?

    February 10, 2016

  • Further note. Seeing as my childhood days are a fair bit distant, I have no idea whether young Australian kids still say this. And it's not an expression I've heard much in general usage this century.

    February 10, 2016

  • Australian National Dictionary Online has this:
    stacks on the mill
    In sporting contexts, a pile-up of players, usually on top of the ball. It was originally a schoolyard game, a call to children to pile in a heap on top of someone. The full cry in the Australian children’s game was ‘stacks on the mill, more on still!’ The phrase is now sometimes abbreviated to stacks on. ‘Stacks’ is a corruption of ‘sacks’, from an older British game ‘more sacks to the mill’.

    February 10, 2016

  • How old is ruzuzu?

    February 10, 2016

  • Australianism for a children's game where people pile on top of one another. From 'stacks on the mill'.
    If you've seen what happens at a baseball game when a player hits a walkoff home run then his teammates all jump on him when he gets to home plate, that's probably a comparable kind of situation...maybe the American equivalent is dogpile?
    Typically in the playground it would just happen. Someone would fall over, someone else would yell out 'Stacks on Jamie!' and all the nearby kids would pile on.

    Used conversationally to note a situation where people are rapidly joining a movement or ganging up. eg.
    Person A: Hey, C has a big butt!
    Person B: Yep, mountain of lard.
    Person C: What is this, stacks on?!

    February 10, 2016

  • What is this, stacks on?

    February 10, 2016

  • Doo-dah, doo-dah.

    February 10, 2016

  • Reminds me of gangerh.

    February 9, 2016

  • Ha, this is a good 'un.

    February 9, 2016

  • Yes. I shall of course be accompanied on this adventure by bilbyzcat.

    February 9, 2016

  • By the way, are you inversely related to the panda fink?

    February 9, 2016

  • Wow!

    February 9, 2016

  • I'm going with 1048. One day a person on the street will ask me the time and I'll look at my fob showing 10:48 and I'll say, "It's quindecillion. And the top of the morning to you sir."

    February 9, 2016

  • More power to you alexz.

    February 9, 2016

  • So, a wanky name for an obscure large number that is actually two different obscure large numbers.

    February 9, 2016

  • *twitches*

    February 9, 2016

  • Heavy hitters Wales and Chile slugging it out.

    February 9, 2016

  • Nice work alexz but it looks like a 6-6 tie to me!

    February 9, 2016

  • "Udvardy placed these ecoregions in the Papuan biogeographic province of the Oceanian Realm."

    An ecoregion in a bleep biogeographic province in a bleep realm. It's a psychogeographer's turducken.

    February 9, 2016

  • Reminds me of vanderpink.

    February 9, 2016

  • Anyone know of a word with more ls?

    February 9, 2016

  • Service mark?

    February 9, 2016

  • All examples from one source only. Just a-sayin'.

    February 9, 2016

  • "Tripping over this bollard wasn't much fun," said Tom bitterly.

    February 9, 2016

  • I haven't played this as I've never had enough slave girls :-(

    February 8, 2016

  • Well someone at the CDC was adamant on learning us all.

    February 8, 2016

  • Are these different from festures?

    February 8, 2016

  • Really useful word for cats.

    February 8, 2016

  • World weary terrorist?

    February 8, 2016

  • Go on, be the grudge you always wanted to be.

    February 7, 2016

  • Japanese excuseniks use this term to refer to minke whales.

    February 7, 2016

  • I've developed a pretty good method for working out when the Super Bowl is on. When the proportion of chip and dip recipes in your Twitter feed rises above 20%, it's on.

    February 7, 2016

  • I'm not taking this definition lying down.

    February 5, 2016

  • This linguistically economic comment was brought to you by U-value.

    February 5, 2016

  • If the male equivalent is resting bastard face we can still abbreviate to RBF.

    February 5, 2016

  • I kind of expected this be some kind of crappy dollar store chain.

    February 4, 2016

  • This word is campaigning for Bernie Sanders.

    February 4, 2016

  • Coo coo cajoob that is one weird definition.

    February 4, 2016

  • I'm hoping that a toilet paper manufacturer somewhere might have a testing gizmo called a botbot.

    February 4, 2016

  • It's so Wordnik that insect shit gets the double limerick treatment.

    February 3, 2016

  • frass!

    February 3, 2016

  • Needs listing!

    February 3, 2016

  • Australian penal colony for refugees.

    February 3, 2016

  • Is it too late to meet up for tea?

    February 3, 2016

  • A Roman god of junk food.

    February 2, 2016

  • Bearded? Out-hip that annoying hipster with a put-down that will leave him scratching his artfully-grown faceful.

    February 2, 2016

  • Interestingly, pink eye is also a variety. In fact it's probably the main commercial variety grown around southern Tasmania.

    February 2, 2016

  • An exuberant manifestation of Hug an Australian Day.

    February 2, 2016

  • I need a hug every day :-(

    February 2, 2016

  • Go on, palp it.

    February 2, 2016

  • Fun word. Burglarious even.

    February 1, 2016

  • Public Health Emergency of International Concern.
    Currently being used in relation to zika. Apparently PHEIC is like a panic button for the World Health Organisation.

    February 1, 2016

  • Ethpecially one with cusionth on it.

    February 1, 2016

  • Apparently you ottar spell it the other way.

    February 1, 2016

  • Plural is podes.

    February 1, 2016

  • see gurry.

    February 1, 2016

  • Last time I was here I missed "ill-emptied gurry-butt" in the examples.

    February 1, 2016

  • I was going to make up an adjective meaning 'of or like a sill' but that would be silly.

    February 1, 2016

  • See tweets.
    "Trump can't articulate his position so he shows his SJW bonafides and boycotts the debate. #tantrump"
    etc.

    February 1, 2016

  • She has a point.

    January 31, 2016

  • The word best has four letters.

    January 31, 2016

  • I wouldn't have thought adive and advice were even close.

    January 30, 2016

  • https://wordnik.com/lists/politicians-nicknames

    January 29, 2016

  • Examples are your best guide -->

    January 29, 2016

  • Also perogue.

    January 29, 2016

  • C'mon, try a bit of the old random-o, daddy-o!

    January 29, 2016

  • Random word!

    January 29, 2016

  • An actual term for pain suffered by sword swallowers.

    January 29, 2016

  • Yo.

    January 29, 2016

  • Something is rotten in the kingdom of Denmark.

    January 29, 2016

  • "I'm giving up booze between June and August," said Tom dryly.

    January 28, 2016

  • Makes me wonder why they don't abbreviate Dry July to Dryly.

    January 28, 2016

  • That's a pretty entertaining account. Quality fuckbarf.

    January 28, 2016

  • A few of these examples suggest some conflation with poverty line, eg.
    "If you listen to what the Rowntree Foundation calls the breadline you might be amazed at what they consider the bare necessities."

    January 28, 2016

  • A cooperative that's gone bankrupt?

    January 28, 2016

  • Note that there's also a lovely Ragusa in Sicily.

    January 27, 2016

  • Probably a sign of the word's modern relevance that almost all tweets come from gibberish engines.

    January 27, 2016

  • Traffic engineer jargon for a narrowing of the road at certain point, usually to enable safer crossing for pedestrians by reducing the road width they need to cross.

    January 27, 2016

  • Snow + neckdown = the kind of traffic calming that occurs when piles of snow occupy road space that is usually available for vehicles.

    January 27, 2016

  • Words with the same meaning: toast.

    January 27, 2016

  • Millsman commented on the user Millsman

    Looked up: Marsilly carriage, directed to: https://www.wordnik.com/words/marsilly carriage
    Saw the definition was incorrect so went to: Century Dictionary Online. I was directed to Vol V page 3641 where it clearly states: Marsilly carriage. A navel gun-carriage in use with smooth-bore guns, having no front trucks, the front transom resting directly on the deck of the ship.
    The problem is the "trucks" (technical term for wheels on gun carriages) are not on the "rear" of the carriage but on the "front" of the carriage. See line drawings at:
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dahlgren_gun# or click on images at https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dahlgren_gun# to see multiple images of Dahlgren cannons on Marsilly carriages.

    January 27, 2016

  • That's an issue you'd have to take up with CDO.
    Meanwhile feel free to leave relevant comments on the word pages.

    January 27, 2016

  • Makes sense, all cats are bastards.

    January 27, 2016

  • Cat-headed Egyptian deity.

    January 27, 2016

  • The fruit police.

    January 27, 2016

  • Although before I do that can anyone tell me if the tag system is still functional? How you can you browse existing tags, for example?

    January 27, 2016

  • Imma start tagging these glitchdef for glitched definition.

    January 27, 2016

  • See qroqqa's citation on calomel.

    January 27, 2016

  • I think we could have a fun 'tasteless' list.

    January 27, 2016

  • In Australian rules football, the shirt worn by a player.

    January 27, 2016

  • I heard that ruzuzu is organising a fuflun meander.

    January 26, 2016

  • There's no place like snow place.

    January 26, 2016

  • The sound of flowers exploding.

    January 26, 2016

  • Ummmm...

    January 26, 2016

  • To beat severely. See etymology at bulldoze.

    January 26, 2016

  • There are more glitched definitions than I thought.

    January 26, 2016

  • Try http://www.canaryzoo.com/horsespecies1.htm

    January 26, 2016

  • Supposedly from rhyming slang: Sweeney Todd, Flying Squad.

    January 26, 2016

  • Flying Squad of the Metropolitan Police, England.

    January 26, 2016

  • Quite expected this to be some kind of industrial equipment.

    January 26, 2016

  • The city was founded by a line-drawing of a penguin and provides a somewhat hip arrary of municipal services run along an open-source model.

    January 26, 2016

  • How did all the lolcat get into Wiktionary?

    January 26, 2016

  • I like 'put a sordine in your trumpet' from the examples.

    January 26, 2016

  • Well, the god botherers were ahead of their time weren't they?

    January 25, 2016

  • Bet Chaucer would be impressed with qms limericks.

    January 25, 2016

  • See botts.

    January 25, 2016

  • *boing*

    January 25, 2016

  • See also yett.

    January 25, 2016

  • Guinea pig, birdie, cutting of a tight-drawn cord, hunting owl.

    January 25, 2016

  • How about recrement?

    January 25, 2016

  • ur guess iz good az anyonez lulz

    January 25, 2016

  • Cuddle puddle reminds me of rearing small animals :-/

    January 25, 2016

  • Yeah only fossilised sea lilies but the no idea bit is mean.

    January 25, 2016

  • Is there a case for hyphenating re- prefix?

    January 25, 2016

  • See also sephen.

    January 25, 2016

  • Still looking for the person with three hands who started all this nonsense.

    January 25, 2016

  • There's a rollicking arguscussion happening on a bit of language software about the sentence:
    'He mixes the onion.'
    To me the wording is poor, precisely because it lacks as GNU puts it 'interpenetration of the parts of, as of two or more substances with each other'.

    January 24, 2016

  • No-one's favourite word.

    January 24, 2016

  • Derivation possibly from charivari via shivaree.

    January 24, 2016

  • SPAM

    January 24, 2016

  • unlisted

    January 24, 2016

  • Visuals fail.

    January 24, 2016

  • Who's not there?

    January 24, 2016

  • Antiknock antiknock.

    January 24, 2016

  • "Governments left the issue instead to the UN’s International Civil Aviation Organization, a body whose apparent purpose is not to make progress but to impede it. Dominated by the industry it was supposed to regulate, its work is an exercise in finely calibrated uselessness: it makes just enough noise to create the impression that something’s being done, without actually changing anything."
    - George Monbiot, 'Mumbo-Jumbo Jets', monbiot.com, 20 Jan 2016, http://www.monbiot.com/2016/01/20/mumbo-jumbo-jets/

    January 24, 2016

  • Do we not have a list of aphrodisiacs?

    January 22, 2016

  • So, not half centaur, half hipster.
    *relieved*

    January 22, 2016

  • They don't write sentences like this any more:
    "Noticing that her pardessus was bespattered with mud, he seemed to be much vexed, and the exquisitely-elegant gentleman (l'homme de toutes les elegances) began to rub off with his small, white hands the stains which on any other person would have caused him disgust."

    January 22, 2016

  • Definition glitched! The Greater Antilles must be laughing their coconuts off.

    January 22, 2016

  • Now now, don't ginger snap at me.

    January 21, 2016

  • A D cream looking in the mirror?

    January 21, 2016

  • Anyone for cheese?

    January 21, 2016

  • A tomato-based condiment that, for Yiddish speakers, is never good enough.

    January 21, 2016

  • I wonder if there are bioligists who say 'nuculeolar'.

    January 21, 2016

  • I hear sad people.

    January 21, 2016

  • A technician who builds red-haired people.

    January 21, 2016

  • A festival, the MONA Festival of Modern Art.

    January 21, 2016

  • Just don't steal ma queen.

    January 21, 2016

  • It's a bit of wallop to condense -mptonshire to -nts but the Brits can do it.

    January 21, 2016

  • Good heavens, a tyrant of cultural prosperity.

    January 20, 2016

  • I like hanging our on Wordnik because people get me.

    January 20, 2016

  • I need a vegan dictionary that has 'useless as food' in the definition of every creature of land, water and sky.

    January 20, 2016

  • So Palin has been learnin' her grammer from hooligan blogs.

    January 20, 2016

  • Does anyone still say this?

    January 20, 2016

  • Oh hello, handsome!

    January 19, 2016

  • Grammar? "I want to learn."

    January 19, 2016

  • Whut?

    January 19, 2016

  • I saw a yellow bulbul in Singapore.

    January 18, 2016

  • Not to be confused with psychobilby.

    January 18, 2016

  • Visual?

    January 17, 2016

  • For everyone else it's bring your own ghost.

    January 17, 2016

  • Plausible result of Netflix and chill.

    January 17, 2016

  • Should be a picture of me here.

    January 17, 2016

  • Attire of Marilyn McMonroe?

    January 17, 2016

  • A form of entertainment?

    January 17, 2016

  • When I have a nap I sometimes drop a few letters.

    January 16, 2016

  • A weever (fish).

    January 15, 2016

  • The kind of annoying person who says 'sup?' too much.

    January 15, 2016

  • See also kudatah.

    January 15, 2016

  • I wonder how many rumplestiltsusers Wordnik has.

    January 15, 2016

  • *applause*

    January 15, 2016

  • With your lawyer present.

    January 15, 2016

  • All royalty are evil.

    January 15, 2016

  • Me no like.

    January 15, 2016

  • What Walls Are Made Of.

    January 13, 2016

  • Feline Hide And Seek Variations.

    January 13, 2016

  • Games To Play With Your Cat.

    January 13, 2016

  • C'mon, who has a list for this?

    January 13, 2016

  • Also teyne.

    January 12, 2016

  • Medicine my arse.

    January 12, 2016

  • *gets out polishing cloth*

    January 12, 2016

  • See citation at spinnage.

    January 12, 2016

  • "I remember seeing mentioned somewhere, without any reference to this chorus, that _rowley powley_ is a name for a plump fowl, of which both 'gammon and spinach' are posthumous connexions."
    - Notes and Queries, Number 35, June 29, 1850 A Medium of Inter-communication for Literary Men, Artists, Antiquaries, Genealogists, etc

    January 12, 2016

  • I'll give you spinnage if you'll let me sneak off with the rowley and powley.

    January 12, 2016

  • Reminds me of the distinction in Pidgin between:
    I killim yu - I hit you
    and
    I killim yu ded - I kill you

    January 12, 2016

  • *titters*

    January 12, 2016

  • Wait...petrol is 50% milk?

    January 12, 2016

  • Endive no idea.

    January 12, 2016

  • Wikipedia says, apropos of the nori:
    "Three theories are proposed:
    Iron was written on the chimney of the brickworks, but backwards with the I at the bottom
    The letters IRON were accidentally placed backwards in the brick moulds thus spelling NORI. This is by far the most common story.
    It was a deliberate decision of the owners to differentiate them from the REDAC brick works in Huncoat standing for Accrington Red."

    January 12, 2016

  • See also nori brick.

    January 12, 2016

Comments for bilby

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • *dusts badge*

    November 5, 2015

  • Hey are you some kind of self-appointed contribution cop, rat features?

    November 5, 2015

  • Wait--I thought it was turtles all the way down. Mind? Blown.

    November 3, 2015

  • how about a five-toad?

    November 3, 2015

  • Shut up you extruded rabbit.

    November 2, 2015

  • Are you talking to yourself again?

    November 2, 2015

  • I get an error trying to post either a new word or a comment here:
    https://www.wordnik.com/lists/politicians-nicknames

    November 2, 2015

  • Nope, that's about it really.

    August 28, 2015

  • Do you have anything decent to say ear-whippet or are you just trying to flood these Polski doltskis off the front page?

    August 28, 2015

  • Hi Bilby - Just spotted a question you posed in a comment back in 2009 (!) on my aviation list ("Let's go strap on the ole air'chine and bore holes in the sky!") to wit: "what is a 'rooster tail'?" If it still matters see image here...or, since I've added it to the list: rooster tail.

    June 15, 2015

  • "bilby commented on the user bilby
    I went to leave a comment on your page, and I arrived at a 404 and a steampunk rhino. Both of which are about right in your case."

    Are you talking to yourself?

    April 27, 2015

  • I went to leave a comment on your page, and I arrived at a 404 and a steampunk rhino. Both of which are about right in your case.

    April 27, 2015

  • Did you like the new berry additions?

    April 27, 2015

  • Bilby is, as usual, a lode of useful information. I once went skiing in Chamonix, where les Guides des Alpes are universally admired, but I failed to understand the sense of their characteristic cries.

    They're famed for feats of derring-do
    But guides of the Alps are scholars too.
    It's knowledge they seek
    When they call from a peak
    And plaintively ask, "Beaudelaire, he who?"

    January 11, 2015

  • Bonsoir Monsieur Bilby,
    Where are you, actuellement?
    I am back in Paris, being forced to write about such big fat frauds as Charles "Mr Spleen" Baudelaire.
    But in two more weeks I shall be free, free as a bird!
    Now I need to go favourite the word "wentletrap".
    Adieu !

    January 10, 2015

  • It's not just you, madmouth. Shall we all meet up over on community?

    December 24, 2014

  • Where did "Community" go? Is it just my computer?

    December 24, 2014

  • Have I ever told you how much I like your bagpipes list?

    December 15, 2014

  • Are you in Bogota? I was just there! Ships passing in the cliché.

    November 8, 2014

  • and I you with a waistband of tittering finches. Don't disillusion me!

    November 6, 2014

  • Happy belated selfie day, old bean.

    November 6, 2014

  • ...for of Afghan chutney is her soul compact

    April 2, 2014

  • Is there a way to search by tag?

    March 27, 2014

  • Now you've done it

    March 27, 2014

  • oh, he do

    March 14, 2014

  • a) that's exactly right
    b) I think of you as the only near-whitey invited ^-^

    March 12, 2014

  • didn't you have a list called "Drinky-time, or the most happy of hours" or some such? Maybe it was someone else...

    March 12, 2014

  • Meow.

    February 20, 2014

  • Bilby, I wish you a happy new year. I am grateful for the comments you have given me. I have been slow to respond mostly because I could not figure out how to do it. I have been looking for an ongoing thread I could reply to but I have failed to find it, so now I have visited your dashboard. This seems rather roundabout, like exiting the house and ringing the doorbell again before replying, but it is all I can manage for the moment.

    January 1, 2014

  • Thanks for jomo. It's perfect.

    December 16, 2013

  • Bonsoir, bilby! Un salut de Paris à toi et à tous les marsupiaux, même les moins jolies.

    Renard

    September 22, 2013

  • marky

    Sorry, this user profile is LAME.

    September 13, 2013

  • BILBY

    September 13, 2013

  • Any thoughts for us about ry's question over on wurly?

    May 8, 2013

  • No no. Only we hopping long-ears are designated chocolatiers to outback frontiers. Cheers!

    April 1, 2013

  • Thanks, Easter Bilby. Do all marsupials carry chocolate in their pouches?

    April 1, 2013

  • happy zombie jesus day, peter gone rabid day to you too BILBY

    March 31, 2013

  • Happy Easter everyone! Help yourself!

    March 31, 2013

  • meowz

    March 31, 2013

  • Happy Easter Bilby is a sweet tooth fairy.

    March 30, 2013

  • Good lord, bilby -- hello!

    March 20, 2013

  • I noticed a town of Bilby in Jamaica on a topographic map today.

    March 13, 2013

  • I'm so glad you finally have a trilby, bilby!

    February 3, 2013

  • Trilby's match

    What a thrill it must be!
    Is it a crowning achievement?
    How can you match it?
    You are off on the right foot!

    February 3, 2013

  • At a yard sale this morning. I bought a trilby. Just thought y'all would be very happy to know that.

    February 2, 2013

  • *purrrrrs*

    January 23, 2013

  • Bilby, bilby, bill
    be. Bilby be. Bilby bee.
    Bilby bilby be.

    January 15, 2013

  • Hello buddy!
    Old civil engineers had to work to master societal motif. Oh me oh my.

    Hello nursery!
    Hello sultry garlic?
    Evil garlic.

    Here's Praetor Isisof's dismantling tree...
    Hello Praetor Isisof!
    Hello exaggerating need...
    What a functional seed...
    Bye Praetor Isisof - you need an overhearing fee!

    Apparently legal secretaries like to say hello to architects.
    Hello cowboy!
    Hi damned lagoon...
    Hi rhythmic bagel.
    Good bye bagel.

    January 15, 2013

  • Hi bilby, how's it going you fertile mat cutter, you roaming invigorator, you cybernetic theologian of pifflecorn?

    January 15, 2013

  • PARKING:
    "But Tomsky also gives readers good reasons to be on their best behaviour at hotels. Raise your voice and you may get key bombed. That's where Tomsky, a front desk agent, programs your room key in a way that virtually ensures you will be locked out at some point in your stay."
    - AP, How to get the best treatment at hotels, theage.com.au, 14 Jan 2013.

    January 15, 2013