bilby has adopted no words, looked up 26155 words, created 211 lists, listed 23334 words, written 25219 comments, added 729 tags, and loved 54 words.

Comments by bilby

  • Useful word, deserves revival.

    February 20, 2019

  • Also known as bathua which comes from Hindi.

    February 20, 2019

  • Yes, it's vegan!

    February 20, 2019

  • Sounds like a mandle scent to me.

    February 20, 2019

  • Unpopular theory: this may have had a factor in the demise of poor Oates.

    February 18, 2019

  • See aquamation.

    Or go hunt some wabbits.

    February 7, 2019

  • As compared to cwemation, presumably.

    February 7, 2019

  • Oooo!

    February 7, 2019

  • *boom*

    February 7, 2019

  • Do you keep your notes on index cards?

    February 6, 2019

  • Conceivably we could have a list for egg-shaped things.

    February 5, 2019

  • Satisfying amount of o's.

    February 5, 2019

  • www.youresomethingofamustarddogarentyou.corn

    February 5, 2019

  • Will be a huge hit in Nebraksa.

    February 3, 2019

  • I like the idea of .corn domains.

    February 3, 2019

  • Cricket jargon: a signal given by an umpire, when referring a decision to video referee, that indicates what his/her best guess is. In the case of the video referee not finding conclusive evidence either way, the soft signal becomes the decision.

    February 3, 2019

  • SPAM

    February 1, 2019

  • A 'common' name for the Australian pine, Casuarina spp.

    January 31, 2019

  • I guess you could click the API link at the bottom of the page and go from there :-/

    January 30, 2019

  • Ah, but life is a continual search for APIness, is it not?

    January 30, 2019

  • There are examples here from 'The Battle of Salamis'. Is it like ecky-thump?

    January 27, 2019

  • When photos were first added here it was algorithm pulling photos up from Flickr depending on how they'd been tagged. I have no idea how it works these days.

    January 20, 2019

  • No.

    January 17, 2019

  • *looks sideways at jean dimmock*

    January 17, 2019

  • toum batch

    January 16, 2019

  • bum tack

    January 15, 2019

  • Strewth!

    January 14, 2019

  • Mortal tombac.

    January 12, 2019

  • Good idea ashok.

    January 10, 2019

  • Sorry, due to government shutdown all visitors, limericks, cats and jazzbears must leave the park.

    January 9, 2019

  • Nope, not explaining.

    January 8, 2019

  • Best use of nates so far in 2019.

    January 8, 2019

  • See also chib.

    December 29, 2018

  • I'm empressed.

    December 29, 2018

  • SPAM

    December 29, 2018

  • Can't have been easy for a young citrus fruit growing up with a name like this.

    December 28, 2018

  • As you command, tahini queenie.

    December 28, 2018

  • Just call me Buzzbyfeed.

    December 27, 2018

  • Ten Things You Didn't Know About This Word.

    December 27, 2018

  • Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth.

    December 27, 2018

  • Counter-cyclical to robust.

    December 27, 2018

  • Exactly!

    December 27, 2018

  • An American singer.

    December 27, 2018

  • We know what kind of people get sent there.

    December 27, 2018

  • A town in north-west Tasmania.

    December 27, 2018

  • *puts popcorn on*

    December 26, 2018

  • Even Elly would be acceptable.

    December 26, 2018

  • Taking coffee without paying is criminel, right?

    December 26, 2018

  • Latin American Spanish: a seat in parliament. Compare curule.

    December 23, 2018

  • Compare curul.

    December 23, 2018

  • See draisine.

    December 21, 2018

  • Here is your new (old) shouting-at-dogs word.

    December 21, 2018

  • Compare lasso.

    December 20, 2018

  • Surprising that this isn't featuring on one of those not-as-bad-as-it-sounds lists.

    December 20, 2018

  • Old Norse was some language.

    December 20, 2018

  • Jamaican appeal?

    December 20, 2018

  • In Jamaica?

    December 20, 2018

  • Note on amazing reviews: attaching extra Bilby is recommended. One can never have too many Bilbies.

    December 20, 2018

  • Feel free to make up your own _tune_ as you chant that and go about your daily business.

    December 20, 2018

  • Here we suffer grief and pain - season's greetings to you all from me.

    December 20, 2018

  • "Bilby"; but who "Bilby" was, and where he lived, is known to very few outside the parish, where the name is a household word, for Mr. Bilby's son is still the parish clerk of St. Mary, Islington, and through him we learn that his father composed the _tune_ as well as the words of "Here we suffer grief and pain."

    - from the examples

    December 20, 2018

  • Very excellent.

    December 20, 2018

  • A bit like pressing buttons on a vendingmachine and not putting any coins in.

    December 20, 2018

  • In online shopping, when a person selects items for purchase but does not eventually complete the transaction.

    December 20, 2018

  • See saw-gin.

    December 18, 2018

  • Compare waist.

    December 18, 2018

  • Whiffy etymology.

    December 17, 2018

  • With plethora!

    December 17, 2018

  • nangka is also the Indonesian and Javanese word for jackfruit.

    December 17, 2018

  • Mate I really don't think that's a rhyme;

    Were you perchance a bit pressed for time?

    But you had a ping

    At this snakey thing

    So at least I'll toss you a...quarter.

    December 17, 2018

  • I'm here for gin, to be honest.

    December 17, 2018

  • I get this mixed up with Uriah Heep :-/

    December 15, 2018

  • When the device/phone in your packet accidentally dials or messages someone.

    December 15, 2018

  • Also beware the vendingmachine. Last coconut apricot chia bar I stole from it was mouldy.

    December 15, 2018

  • Also hi. Also beware capitals as string for example is a different word page to String.

    December 15, 2018

  • There's a definition on becloaked.

    December 15, 2018

  • Also shovegroat.

    December 15, 2018

  • Dizzying amount of definitions.

    December 15, 2018

  • Wot.

    December 15, 2018

  • See cantilever.

    December 15, 2018

  • Come on mate, think positive, yes you can.

    December 15, 2018

  • Compare stalwart.

    December 15, 2018

  • It's like which see with bearnaise sauce.

    December 15, 2018

  • Making of: Makeupman v Preditor.

    December 15, 2018

  • Great ending!

    December 14, 2018

  • Another tough rhymer.

    December 14, 2018

  • I'm going to stop procrastinating tomorrow.

    December 13, 2018

  • Wiktionary now being edited by lolcats.

    December 13, 2018

  • Rhymes with ...

    December 12, 2018

  • Also heiduk.

    December 12, 2018

  • What's for dinner tonight? A few tacxx, a burritx with salsx, nachxx or a great big enchiladx with jalapenx? I know these are gringx choices, but hey, I'll wash it down with tequilx.

    December 12, 2018

  • Cute word.

    December 12, 2018

  • Probably the origin of trickle.

    December 12, 2018

  • Surely there can't be too many etymologies that trace back to individual horses.

    December 12, 2018

  • Nice work!

    December 12, 2018

  • Fennel.

    December 12, 2018

  • Sometimes I wish we had more search options. For example if I wanted to find more words that had Choctaw origins.

    December 12, 2018

  • 'A person full of crotchets'

    December 12, 2018

  • Raw water...is it gluten free?

    December 12, 2018

  • Compare freshie.

    December 11, 2018

  • Far be it from me to lit-crit

    The chronicles of reptiles, one bit

    But a saltie, so fond

    Of Darwin's sewage pond,

    Became notorious as a big croc of sh*t

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-01-23/sewerage-ponds-twitcher-feathers-ruffled-crocodile-leanyer/5214928

    December 11, 2018

  • You deserve a head of cabbage.

    December 11, 2018

  • You're something of a nut stud, aren't you?

    December 11, 2018

  • Was popular in Australia long before Irwin.

    December 11, 2018

  • Oh, we have freshies too.

    December 11, 2018

  • When Katy comes out.

    December 11, 2018

  • See gorriman.

    December 10, 2018

  • Needed! A devotional and not a fine lecture

    From the lord in his lofty prefecture.

    Surely we are owed

    At least a brief ode to woad?

    But that's just my wussy conjecture.

    December 10, 2018

  • Yoinked from the neural network cookie thingy: https://docs.google.com/document/d/17arPr6EZxX2CXNw8vQJoA5SLWsuRgDy1zrQcEBQPzO4/edit

    December 10, 2018

  • Definition!

    December 10, 2018

  • Also zamang.

    December 10, 2018

  • THE BILBY HAS SPOKEN.

    December 10, 2018

  • I like it.

    December 10, 2018

  • Clearly needs a limerick.

    December 10, 2018

  • See gorriman.

    December 10, 2018

  • Hey qms, give us a cookie!

    December 10, 2018

  • It's not time to make a change,

    Just relax, take it easy...

    December 10, 2018

  • Etymology lost in the mists of time, it seems.

    December 10, 2018

  • What about 'put in a safe'?

    December 8, 2018

  • *snigger*

    December 7, 2018

  • Take that, Flipper!

    December 7, 2018

  • dolphin-striker?

    December 7, 2018

  • Cf. superultramontane.

    December 7, 2018

  • SPAM

    December 6, 2018

  • This company is so creative that they spam sites that have nothing to do with them :-/

    December 6, 2018

  • My new theory of the universe, perhaps a version of string theory: everything leads to spaghett(i).

    December 5, 2018

  • This is very good.

    December 5, 2018

  • Can't imagine life without my four-legged friends.

    December 5, 2018

  • Back off pal, I like tables.

    December 5, 2018

  • Irish saying:

    Nuair a chacann gé, cacann siad go léir - when one goose shits, they all shit.

    December 4, 2018

  • You're something of a hot dog, aren't you ruzuzu?

    December 4, 2018

  • Something highly complicated, messy, unpleasant, etc.

    December 4, 2018

  • Accented characters borking again.

    December 4, 2018

  • Anglicisation of the Gaelic púcóg, blind man's bluff.

    https://www.teanglann.ie/en/fgb/púcóg

    December 4, 2018

  • I think it was you're a hot dog, aren't you but maybe ruzuzu remembers better because she is very organised.

    December 4, 2018

  • Simple pleasures :-)

    You know there used to be a way to upload audio to this site. I remember prolagus badgering everyone to do a pronunciation of something and that page became quite interesting to hear all our text warriors in full cry.

    December 4, 2018

  • SPAM

    December 4, 2018

  • There's a tiny version that has a string instead of a stick. When you pull the string it sounds like a chicken clucking; a children's toy no less.

    Yes of course I have one.

    December 4, 2018

  • For the landscaping feature see haha.

    December 4, 2018

  • A street in Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland.

    December 4, 2018

  • Now spaghett is a fine food and all

    But for athletes, will it be their downfall?

    Now let me assure ye

    - having watched the Azzurri -

    They sure can play pasta ball

    November 30, 2018

  • It's a troll meme about gender identity. On forms or in contexts where people are free to enter or express their gender identity, the trolls put attack helicopter instead of the expected male, female, bi, trans, fluid, etc.

    November 29, 2018

  • Indeed!

    November 29, 2018

  • From Everest to the vast Serengheti

    They all love to chow down on spaghetti

    But I remind you, my dear,

    - yes, bilbysplaining is here -

    Itsa plural-a, and a-don'ta you forgetty

    November 29, 2018

  • I can't believe it's not butter.

    November 28, 2018

  • Good name for a hardbitten circus clown 30 years on the road. Flip Sequins.

    November 28, 2018

  • Oh childhood! Who could forget

    Starving for want of spaghett

    But now I'm a food yuppie

    - max Instafacegramwhatsappy -

    And can feast on sourdough baguette

    November 27, 2018

  • qms commented on the word spaghett

    In Venice the portly Geppetto

    Near capsized a small vaporetto.

    Resolved to get thinner

    He had for his dinner

    A polpetta bewreathed in spaghetto.

    November 27, 2018

  • What's your problem with lupine?

    November 27, 2018

  • From the forthcoming album Holidays On North Sentinel.

    November 27, 2018

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utkMQJeiK50

    November 27, 2018

  • who will have the fithy

    on the little dithy

    who will have the fithy

    when the boat cometh in?

    November 27, 2018

  • The -o is just Italian singular. Not sure you could eat just one, but hey.

    November 27, 2018

  • See metempsychotic fit.

    November 27, 2018

  • Appearing on the bill with Almost Solveig during their 2019 world tour, ibex dearie will launch their new single Plantains For The Wicked this Friday.

    November 27, 2018

  • See a glimmer of a definition on pandowdy.

    November 27, 2018

  • Ooh, very good qms. Had to imagine this in HC accent.

    November 27, 2018

  • There's a bakery chain where I live called Breadd. It annoys me a bit. Mainly because the name only makes me think of a thudding sound when a heavy loaf gets dropped on the floor. Breadd. Not eating that.

    November 27, 2018

  • My gourd is resonating. You?

    November 15, 2018

  • *boom*

    November 15, 2018

  • See this, from the examples on fascio:

    The Italian name of the movement, fascismo, is derived from fascio, bundle, political group, but also refers to the movement's emblem, the fasces, a bundle of rods bound around a projecting axe-head that was carried before an ancient Roman magistrate by an attendant as a symbol of authority and power.

    November 15, 2018

  • If that etymology holds up - Middle English, from Old French, from Old Provençal, possibly from Vulgar Latin *facus, from Greek phakelos, bundle - then that's the same root as fascist.

    November 15, 2018

  • cara bikin pusing aje

    November 14, 2018

  • Hoola for dat moola, baby.

    November 13, 2018

  • I'd swear this was vendingmachine's latest devastating dance move.

    November 13, 2018

  • ...of this kind.

    November 13, 2018

  • In biology, an examination used to determine if a flying dinosaur is a pterodactyl.

    November 12, 2018

  • Yanno a noisy annoyer neighbour's noise annoys an oyster.

    November 10, 2018

  • shmilkdake muck

    November 8, 2018

  • R: Batman, I can't get the Batmobile going!

    B: Have you analysed it with the Batcomputer?

    R: Yes I've analysed the Batmobile with the Batcomputer. But it's totally dead, won't even turn over.

    B: Could be the battery...have you checked the battery?

    R:...What's a tery?

    November 8, 2018

  • A duckshake milk?

    November 6, 2018

  • You slay me qms.

    November 6, 2018

  • Scots: a pig.

    November 5, 2018

  • Good username. Makes me think of Trotsky.

    November 5, 2018

  • Bureau Of Fuflun Accreditation

    November 5, 2018

  • Alright rösti you pedants.

    November 5, 2018

  • Adjective used to describe a luncheon involving the abundant consumption of rosti.

    November 5, 2018

  • Stalking you and not being very good at it. Gis a hand.

    November 2, 2018

  • Long before your persistent brilliance we had sionnach. There are a couple of limericks on eckle-feckle that still make me laugh.

    November 2, 2018

  • Tip top list!

    November 2, 2018

  • The weary last line of that quote is superb.

    November 2, 2018

  • Not a chore at all.

    November 1, 2018

  • I was thinking something along the lines of a lech with a modified Twister board calling out, "oookay, next up we got male right hand to ..." ahem.

    October 30, 2018

  • I like alexz's definition better!

    But I thank vendomatic for her/his contribution too.

    October 30, 2018

  • Hi ptero, it's going well.

    October 30, 2018

  • deplorablelimericks.com

    October 30, 2018

  • *applause*

    October 30, 2018

  • And what does an intimacy coordinator do?

    October 29, 2018

  • bellicose?

    October 26, 2018

  • Yvette likes this list too.

    October 26, 2018

  • Ahem.

    October 26, 2018

  • Compare the level of sciencespeak on this definition with histamine.

    October 25, 2018

  • unctuous

    October 25, 2018

  • Here, have a giant cucumber.

    October 25, 2018

  • We got adopted.

    October 25, 2018

  • One hopes twech support is duly provided.

    October 25, 2018

  • I could never live in this county. I would spend all my time making bad puns and never get anything done.

    October 24, 2018

  • I am willing to cooperate. My contract price is 15 fufluns per hour, non negotiable.

    October 24, 2018

  • Just the oil you've been looking for all along.

    October 23, 2018

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  • Reading comments such as those at eckle-feckle I grieve that I missed some merry times at Wordnik.

    November 3, 2018

  • Been burrowing. As one does.

    September 29, 2018

  • Mmm. Tasty lichens.

    September 28, 2018

  • Ahoy, bilby! Long time no read. Have you been off foraging for tasty lichens?

    September 28, 2018

  • Bilby o bilby,

    Didst thou die on latinx hill?

    November 3, 2016

  • Happens certain phases of Uranus.

    August 31, 2016

  • Hey bilby how long have you been a howling frumpmudgeon?

    August 31, 2016

  • *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