bilby has looked up 22507 words, created 204 lists, listed 22905 words, written 24066 comments, added 726 tags, and loved 50 words.

Comments by bilby

  • *applause*

    May 25, 2016

  • Smellela smellela.

    May 25, 2016

  • Where's our Swahili fairy expert?

    May 25, 2016

  • See also gorm, gawm.

    May 24, 2016

  • Now I'm thinking I need a rhyme for rotifera, but I'm no qms.

    May 24, 2016

  • Thank you alexz!

    May 24, 2016

  • I want someone to make me a picture book full of wheel-animacules.

    May 24, 2016

  • Is this no longer an open list?

    May 24, 2016

  • Someone on Wiktionary is being cute.

    May 24, 2016

  • 'gallantly relinquishing her poont...'

    May 23, 2016

  • Behave bilby, behave!

    May 23, 2016

  • Definition!

    May 23, 2016

  • Wearing a kepi makes me heppy.

    May 23, 2016

  • You have an unclosed italic bracket on sung-through which borks the formatting of everything that comes after it on the Community page and on your own comments feed.

    May 23, 2016

  • iceteroid?

    May 23, 2016

  • Inserting a coma can make all the difference in a sentence. For example:
    - vendingmachine is in a hurry.
    + vendingmachine is in a coma.

    May 22, 2016

  • Perenially unsuccessful rowing team.

    May 22, 2016

  • Possibly consists of dog, raccoon and surgical offcuts.

    May 21, 2016

  • "Gray magics, hijackings, driftings and seizures of power are many of the sensitive and subversive subterfuges by which the artist urges, twist and explores the esthetic politic of the open source spirit."
    - part of the blurb for an exhibition I am now reluctant to attend

    May 20, 2016

  • This is why, back in the day when Word Net was the only dictionary source available, we used to refer to it as Weird Net.

    May 20, 2016

  • I can just imagine the fierce debate about changing the name :-/

    May 20, 2016

  • Seems to harvest a lot of tyops for decide.

    May 19, 2016

  • See also doffer.

    May 19, 2016

  • I remember Velcro, he liked to stick to the rails.

    May 19, 2016

  • Plausibly an opera singer in kinky boots. - The Madmouth Doctrine.

    May 19, 2016

  • operatrix

    May 19, 2016

  • Hey, nice butt.

    May 19, 2016

  • I arrived here by Random, I swear.

    May 19, 2016

  • What is your bastard bear doing in the Philippines?

    May 19, 2016

  • Appears to mean something in Tagalog judging from Tweets.

    May 19, 2016

  • Thank you Wordnikkers.

    May 18, 2016

  • *sigh*

    May 18, 2016

  • Kales, Snails, Ales and Rails.

    May 18, 2016

  • Railly Fresh.

    May 18, 2016

  • Is that the best you can do bilby? And what's with the kale obsession?

    May 18, 2016

  • Kales and rails.

    May 18, 2016

  • So, leave some suggestions here please.

    May 18, 2016

  • A friend of mine is looking to develop a farmers' market at the site of a disused railway station. We need a catchy name!

    May 18, 2016

  • Magic.
    *yoink*

    May 18, 2016

  • Put a geezer in yer geyser.

    May 18, 2016

  • Movie plot: terrifyingly healthy person in a hockey mask runs through a crowded cinema carrying a green smoothie and shouting 'KALE THEM ALL!'.

    May 18, 2016

  • I've seen this a bit in the memeosphere recently.

    May 17, 2016

  • The one who is simultaneously stealing your job and lazing around on welfare.

    May 17, 2016

  • dulcify was also pretty good.

    May 17, 2016

  • Tada, my new band name: Engineers of the Royal Vacuum Utility.

    May 17, 2016

  • Hey zuzu, hummus detected at botryoidal!

    May 17, 2016

  • Are you happy with your current cell provider?

    May 16, 2016

  • Sailormoon material.

    May 15, 2016

  • I used to be one of these, then my life turned to shit.

    May 15, 2016

  • How does one lonely carbon find another? Do they use Tinder these days?

    May 13, 2016

  • hazlitt sounds like stuff that is dangerous to read, or at least only with a protective suit on.

    May 13, 2016

  • Needs to be added to the Periodic Table of Elements.

    May 13, 2016

  • Shove a marmoset up your clacker.

    May 12, 2016

  • This meets with my approval.

    May 11, 2016

  • Cunctators gonna cunctate.

    May 11, 2016

  • Do people who speak with forked tongues need twice as many muscles, or half?

    May 10, 2016

  • He might be the King but does he realise qms is Lord of the Universe?

    May 10, 2016

  • From the Twitter feed:
    Our nations are ruled by the Elites
    They're driving us into the streets
    Stealing our voices
    And limiting choices
    A few of their many deceits
    - @TheLimerickKing

    May 10, 2016

  • *giggles*

    May 10, 2016

  • Persian term meaning something like 'ocean-heart', ie. a heart which makes room for everyone, vast like the ocean.

    May 10, 2016

  • Have you eaten enough toroidals today?

    May 10, 2016

  • Respect your elderberries.

    May 9, 2016

  • SPAM

    May 9, 2016

  • Effectively every possible word is already here...just type something in the search box and a page will be generated, drawing upon what resources it can. You leaving a comment on fistumba was completely the right way to get your definition there.

    May 8, 2016

  • Possibly related to quaff.

    May 8, 2016

  • Debeard iz attached to demussel?

    May 8, 2016

  • Go stick a weet-weet up your coin shute, vendingmeachine.

    May 8, 2016

  • Tattoo your own schlong, knobhead.

    May 6, 2016

  • Yeah, whatever, but I keep thinking pizza.

    May 6, 2016

  • Superb!

    May 5, 2016

  • The bandicoot springeth.

    May 5, 2016

  • Once again we have offended the Polish spamgods.

    May 4, 2016

  • SPAM

    May 4, 2016

  • May lead to lion paunch, one presumes.

    May 4, 2016

  • Especially the bit about 'nonprehensile tails and nostrils close together'.

    May 4, 2016

  • Reminds me of everyone I've ever met named Catherine.

    May 4, 2016

  • Enough wealth to not care what other people think (about your business, candidacy, project, etc.).

    May 3, 2016

  • A coastal town in Washington state, USA.

    May 3, 2016

  • Dead?

    May 3, 2016

  • How many chillies will a Chilliwack wack if a Chilliwack will wack chillies?

    May 3, 2016

  • Come to this page for the Visual!

    May 2, 2016

  • A mandle, for a hipster named Dan. Comes with a free bottle of beard conditioner.

    May 2, 2016

  • See jean dimmock for some inspiration! Otherwise click Random word up there on the top bar and see what you get.

    May 2, 2016

  • catharsis

    May 2, 2016

  • Can I anonymously say that my first thought was that hump and screw aren't nouns?
    I can't?
    Bugger.

    May 2, 2016

  • SPAM

    May 2, 2016

  • Well, yes and no.
    In my accent, scarce rhymes with yes.

    May 2, 2016

  • If you click on your username on the top bar, there is a drop-down list. Go down to 'New List' and follow the instructions.

    April 30, 2016

  • Bravo!

    April 28, 2016

  • I think I should use this to refer to a motorcyclist carrying his/her helmet.

    April 28, 2016

  • How about a pig?

    April 28, 2016

  • Despite the dogpiling, no-one has adopted me :-...

    April 27, 2016

  • Fun examples.

    April 27, 2016

  • Duh, a bear's ancestors.

    April 27, 2016

  • Awwww!

    April 26, 2016

  • Is this a genuine list?

    April 26, 2016

  • Yiddish and Hebrew. holiday.

    "I know it's yom tov, I know he must be celebrating his own seder with his family."
    - Irwin Wolfe, Goodbye Beaver Lake, 2001

    April 26, 2016

  • Compare razzia.

    April 25, 2016

  • My point being that it kind of works because no-one knows what a vamp is. Me included!

    April 25, 2016

  • Today I found myself writing in an email:
    "I can't see what there is to revamp. There was bugger all vamp in the first place."

    April 25, 2016

  • A qms tyop is so rare it gives me heartquakes.

    April 25, 2016

  • Until the last word of that definition I was hoping for a whisky crawl.

    April 21, 2016

  • As the Brits say, omnishambles.

    April 21, 2016

  • In Italian it has quite negative connotations. Rather than 'A medley; a hotchpotch; a farrago' it's more like a mess.

    April 21, 2016

  • Arabic wauw getting some tongue action going there.

    April 21, 2016

  • Yakkity yak yak.

    April 21, 2016

  • *press*

    April 21, 2016

  • Would be good if this list had nothing on it!

    April 20, 2016

  • Doesn't even give you a food pellet?

    April 20, 2016

  • Why are you stalking 12yos on Tumblr?

    April 20, 2016

  • Velcome to Vordnik.

    April 20, 2016

  • madmouth's warrant is pish.

    April 20, 2016

  • Isn't this the German Conundrum?

    April 19, 2016

  • I'm starting to think we must be listed in some spammer how-to guide.

    April 19, 2016


  • "Jon Seda plays new character Nelson Hidalgo the crisitunity or disastagrifter newcomer with his king making banker / politician / church / construction connections."

    Karen Dalton-Beninato: Accentuate the Positive: Treme at The R Bar in New Orleans

    April 19, 2016

  • Aarggh, make it Back.

    April 18, 2016

  • next is a verb?

    April 18, 2016

  • Well, in Geekspeak.

    April 18, 2016

  • There are some English examples on aliquoting.

    April 18, 2016

  • All we care about here is money.

    April 17, 2016

  • Because the adder adder 'ankerchief.

    April 17, 2016

  • Why did the viper viper nose?

    April 17, 2016

  • Victoria's Secret should set up one of these. With jumping castle and sports bar.

    April 17, 2016

  • Images here are not much help.

    April 16, 2016

  • Must be limerick-ready now that the comments are open.

    April 15, 2016

  • hardware!

    April 15, 2016

  • vapourware

    April 15, 2016

  • Ha, that's funny too. I typed vapourware and it didn't save :-/

    April 15, 2016

  • ( ͡~ ͜ʖ ͡°)

    April 15, 2016

  • "I found him trying to miche, and nipped him as he was skulking off."
    - George Manville Fenn, In the King's Name, 1883

    April 15, 2016

  • wooden nickels

    April 15, 2016

  • "Others attempts to skirt PLCAA have been more successful: In October, two Milwaukee police officers won a landmark $5 million judgement against Badger Guns, which sold a handgun to an obvious straw purchaser — a person who is legally allowed to buy a weapon and does so for someone who is barred from purchasing a gun. The straw purchaser soon turned the gun over to a convicted felon who shot and severely injured the officers."
    - Alex Yablon, Clinton Keeps Hammering Sanders for His Gun Votes. Here’s What the Beef Is All About, 13 April 2016, http://www.thetrace.org/2016/04/hillary-clinton-bernie-sanders-plcaa-beef-explained/

    April 15, 2016

  • See http://kiwipedia-nz.blogspot.com.au/ for some boomer Kiwi slang.

    April 15, 2016

  • I like how it says 'early adopter' on your profile!

    April 15, 2016

  • Yo weird. I can comment here, so obviously I'm logged it. But if I click on one of vendy's Icelandicles I can get to the word...and I'm not logged in. Hmmm.

    April 15, 2016

  • Neither a burrower nor a lander bee.

    April 14, 2016

  • I need more cabin weekends.

    April 13, 2016

  • *twitches*

    April 12, 2016

  • WE NEVER FORGOT ABOUT YOU PLETHOR. FEATHORA. PELTORAH. PLETHORA.

    April 12, 2016

  • Apparently serious gardeners also use it to refer to a 'carpet' of flowers or low-growing plants.

    April 12, 2016

  • I wrote some longer other comment earlier but believe it or not it was flagged for spam and died an annatural death. Now I can't remember what I said.

    April 12, 2016

  • My embarrassing mondegreen of Glass-Steagall.

    April 12, 2016

  • Also Nicæa.

    April 12, 2016

  • Well played, sir!

    April 12, 2016

  • I can see nuclearly now the rain has gone.

    April 12, 2016

  • Or at least a bonafide agency of a sovereign state? Wucking fow.

    April 11, 2016

  • Wot, we are getting spambombed by a freaking government?

    April 11, 2016

  • By the powers vested in me *cough*, I declare that mizbpdjryeq rhymes with Toulouse-Lautrec.

    April 11, 2016

  • That's a pretty good response.

    April 11, 2016

  • Now I'm wondering if qms can find something to rhyme with mizbpdjryeq.

    April 11, 2016

  • I have no idea what your shitty spam is selling but I'm vaguely interested in teh metamorphic shrubbery.

    April 11, 2016

  • Something/one that tends to freak people out.

    April 11, 2016

  • A.k.a. geebung.

    April 10, 2016

  • Also used for various species of Persoonia, a.k.a. snottygobble.

    April 10, 2016

  • And what might a 'pneumatic black girl' be?

    April 9, 2016

  • "In government, this speech morphed into the Coalition policy expressed in the miserabilist budget of 2014, where unemployed people under 30 had to "wait" six months to receive the dole, hospital and university funding was cut and the Medicare co-payment was introduced."
    - Jacqueline Maley, Age of entitlement is over, but no one told the banks, or Malcolm Turnbull's backbench, Sydney Morning Herald, 8 April 2016. http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-opinion/age-of-entitlement-is-over-but-no-one-told-the-banks-or-malcolm-turnbulls-backbench-20160407-go17r8#ixzz45HSDSZSa

    April 8, 2016

  • 'a bird when roosting'
    ...so it's a flying ruck, basically?

    April 8, 2016

  • Neat idea.

    April 8, 2016

  • Well paint me in pinstripes and kerf my astragal.

    April 8, 2016

  • lily of the valley

    April 8, 2016

  • Parachutes swoop in but don't really nick off quickly again. I'm unconvinced by the metaphor.

    April 5, 2016

  • j/k, no probs about the glitchygloops. Everyone who's been here a while has borked something or another.

    April 5, 2016

  • Should have got a good phone.

    April 5, 2016

  • Please take care not to unncessarily include site menus in copy-pasted comments.

    April 4, 2016

  • Hey bilbz you're a pain the #$+&%@!

    April 3, 2016

  • Yes. But I need a good editor to liaise with Spam Redacted.

    April 1, 2016

  • I want to see Spam Redacted on the bill with Almost Solveig. Make it happen ruzuzu.

    April 1, 2016

  • aaaargggh

    March 31, 2016

  • Don't eat yellow fog.

    March 30, 2016

  • Sexual Positions for Those No Longer Young

    Cathy Bryant
    Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest 2015
    First Prize

    Too old, too old for reverse cowgirl
    or anything with the word "donkey" in it
    except for The Ambling Blackpooler.

    We make up our own dances for the divans:
    The Upturned Mouse, The Irish Potato,
    The Half-full Cup of Tea, The Tipsy Llama;
    The Sideways Organ-grinder, and this time
    it's your turn to be the monkey.

    They mustn't sound like cocktails or perfumes
    —the Tom Jones Semitone, for instance.
    Stick to The Chuckle Brothers Cha Cha Cha,
    Getting Right Into the Corners
    (an important one, that),
    The Disgruntled Librarian, The Belgium.

    Darling, darling, let's try—Servicing the Caravan,
    Polishing the Bevelled Edge, The Newt,
    The Plumber's Lunch Break, The Mothy Woollen,
    Happy Hour at the Gardening Centre,
    The Tiptoe Tremble with Tray,
    The Assembly Instructions in Japanese;

    The Summer Pudding, The Slip-on Shoe,
    The Countdown Conundrum,
    The Saggy Bagpuss Squish, The Torville & Dean,
    Bargain Hunt, The Antiques Road Show,
    The Reconditioned Hoover.
    Together we'll write The Saga Sutra.

    March 30, 2016

  • I have never come across this. Examples are lolcat or dialectical versions of now or now's.

    March 30, 2016

  • youbetchabygollywoot

    March 30, 2016

  • Wow, only just caught up on qms's fine work! Capital!

    March 30, 2016

  • Should fix this flaw, a hacker might capitalize on it.

    March 30, 2016

  • What's this one alexz?

    March 29, 2016

  • See also gunzel.

    March 29, 2016

  • Sometimes gunsel.

    March 29, 2016

  • I have lemons from my lemon tree, and they're really nice, but they don't seem very yellow.
    So, it is possible that they are deficient in yellow.
    Or my vision is.

    March 29, 2016

  • Only Wordnet seems to have quelled its outrage in writing this definition.

    March 29, 2016

  • :-)))

    March 28, 2016

  • Ambassador Peaweevil is expecting you at noon, sir.

    March 28, 2016

  • A good enough pseudoword to make it into spiritual writings (see examples) which I suspect are loaded with such things in an attempt to dislocate the reader. If you're going to stick a new universe in someone's head, make it sound like a truthiness they've never quite encountered before.

    March 28, 2016

  • Nuanced alternative from Wikipedia:
    Within the Caribbean community, new arrivals from Jamaica were sometimes referred to as "Yardies" due to reference of Jamaica as "back a yard".

    March 28, 2016

  • This from the examples smacks of folk etymology, though is plausible:

    He said the name Yardie, slang for a Jamaican gangster, was given to him because he would often tell people he would be at his "yard".

    Express & Star

    March 28, 2016

  • Ahem.

    March 28, 2016

  • A butterfly. See caligo.

    March 27, 2016

  • I bet Caligo uranus grew up the butt of playground jokes.

    March 27, 2016

  • I really want to meet anyone called Hermione Badpenny.

    March 25, 2016

  • It's like spineless without a backbone.

    March 24, 2016

  • This is very good.

    March 24, 2016

  • Not really mo + hair.

    March 24, 2016

  • FUTW Fibre Up The Wazoo

    March 24, 2016

  • are YOU sensemaking any why why only respondermi favor por

    March 24, 2016

  • That's funny, given a monkey is betting slang for 500 quid.

    March 24, 2016

  • Would you like some feedback on this list?

    March 24, 2016

  • Hello images, is it too much to ask for a nice picture of a tree with cows in it?

    March 24, 2016

  • CDC and I are having an existentialist crisis :-/

    March 24, 2016

  • To what place, point, end, etc.?

    March 24, 2016

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  • *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