bilby has adopted no words, looked up 0 words, created 210 lists, listed 23462 words, written 27421 comments, added 0 tags, and loved 54 words.

Comments by bilby

  • It's almost like we need an October list.

    October 22, 2020

  • Same.

    October 22, 2020

  • In Australia it was popularised by a certain 'musical comedian' who released an album with this title in 2006.

    October 21, 2020

  • See also dilligaf.

    October 21, 2020

  • Can't imagine those things keeping much rain off. Just saying.

    October 20, 2020

  • One of my daughter's madeupicals when she was little was make-bigger for magnifying glass.

    October 20, 2020

  • Lovely list! *applause*

    October 18, 2020

  • Hey ruzuzu remember that wild Almost Solveig gig at the Pollutiones Nocturnas nightclub in Port Bangerang? Those were the days.

    October 18, 2020

  • Looked up 0 words...I have more broken legs than I have looked-up words :-/

    October 17, 2020

  • "Hey, bilby. You've adopted no words, looked up 0 words, created 210 lists, listed 23453 words, written 27411 comments, added 0 tags, and loved 54 words."

    October 17, 2020

  • Should not stick my tuberositas in I suppose.

    October 17, 2020

  • Thank you alexz. To me 'new lists' and 'recently updated lists' are not the same thing but I guess I'm new here.

    October 17, 2020

  • Why is this showing in the 'new lists' bit on Community when there are comments here going back to 2011?

    October 17, 2020

  • Betcha he's cooking the books, ay.

    October 15, 2020

  • Anyone else need love lessons while I'm here? Some of the advanced units are *interesting* :->

    October 13, 2020

  • Go to stultify etc and click on the red Love link near the top of the page, on the right. A little love heart symbol should then appear near the main word heading. And then they should appear in your loved words list.

    October 13, 2020

  • "US e-commerce company Zebit is looking to raise $US30 million ($42 million) from investors in a initial public offering on the ASX, as it looks to cash in on the buy now, pay later (BNPL) craze in the local market."

    - Cara Waters, 'Zebit prepares to join the ASX-listed buy now, pay later club', SMH 1 September 2020. https://www.smh.com.au/business/small-business/zebit-prepares-to-join-the-asx-listed-buy-now-pay-later-club-20200831-p55qyq.html

    October 13, 2020

  • Looking forward to the partner list, to ram like a butt.

    October 12, 2020

  • Neat list jasonwordperson.

    October 9, 2020

  • You should ask for a refund of those charm school fees.

    October 9, 2020

  • Much classier than ax.

    Especially if you have to give someone the ___

    October 8, 2020

  • Promising start.

    October 6, 2020

  • I would still want alexz working on this.

    October 6, 2020

  • What's an Apocalypt? A Eucalypt at the end of the universe? Arthur Dent might have something to say about that.

    September 30, 2020

  • Phooey. Someone publishing an error does not a word make.

    September 18, 2020

  • Since when was 'minimilize' a word?

    September 14, 2020

  • Are we related?

    September 13, 2020

  • A town in North Dakota, USA.

    September 12, 2020

  • I'll probably go ass anyway, thanks.

    September 10, 2020

  • Oh, it's only a knockoff Craigslist site.

    September 10, 2020

  • Ass or .... what?

    September 10, 2020

  • “All mushrooms are edible, but some are edible only once.”

    - Lithuanian proverb about life.

    September 10, 2020

  • Tricky. Depends on how fast the trees are moving.

    September 3, 2020

  • A small firecracker.

    August 30, 2020

  • Air sausage.

    August 29, 2020

  • Also in terms of bugs, look at this:

    bilby commented on the list emojis-to-add-due-to-the-pandemic-NySh3h9PQ57

    Hard to understand why (from a user friendliness POV) it would need to quote the truncated URL rather than the plain text title, which is of course 

    Emojis to add due to the pandemic

    August 28, 2020

  • I wanted to put a lol on levitating person in business suit with pyjamas/shorts bottom but I see we still have the bug where / in a word entry borks the link

    August 28, 2020

  • BTW unrelated to cower.

    August 24, 2020

  • Also a locale in north-west Tasmania.

    August 17, 2020

  • I'll have to give this quite a bit of thought. A giant ponder.

    August 15, 2020

  • Medicinal cannabis.

    August 14, 2020

  • We accept fufluns.

    August 14, 2020

  • If you think about the etymology, and the rest, this should really be hyp-hen.

    August 13, 2020

  • See also sackcloth.

    August 12, 2020

  • From a comment on languagehat:

    “Sackcloth”, often used in the masochistic sense of “hair shirt”, apparently traces back to the Persian “Sakkalat, saklatun”, which meant a kind of woollen broadcloth. (“Sack” + “cloth” is a apparently a etymology.) The form “syklatoun” is seen in Chaucer. “Sackcloth” is attested in 1430 (OED old ed). The term “suklat” was used in England in the XIXc for certain blankets or camlets from China.

    Yule says that according to Skeat, “scarlet” also traces back to “sakkalat”, and first meant the kind of cloth, and only later meant a certain color of this cloth.

    “Ciclas” is an XIIIc Italian or Latin translation of “siklatoun”. This is shouting distance of “celice”.

    HOWEVER, the old OED doesn’t recognize any of this, and does not seem to list Chaucer’s “syklatoun”.

    August 12, 2020

  • A local name for a hardboard often known elsewhere as masonite. It was produced in Tasmania at the APPM factory in Burnie.

    August 10, 2020

  • Livebid is a shitty casino games site don't go there ever. They will rip you off and tell your mother you eat worms. True.

    August 7, 2020

  • have no fear

    vendy dear

    everything's clear

    when bilby's here

    August 7, 2020

  • Agreed.

    August 4, 2020

  • See also fressen.

    August 3, 2020

  • We acquiesce to your acquisition.

    July 30, 2020

  • Guilty of being around!

    July 28, 2020

  • Wild thing!

    You make my spine sing!

    July 23, 2020

  • vendingmachine commented on the word vowelist

    There are other examples of vowelless sentences in Czech and Slovak, such as prd krt skrz drn, zprv zhlt hrst zrn, meaning "a mole farted through grass, having swallowed a handful of grains"

    July 19, 2020

  • Can't unsee :-(

    July 19, 2020

  • C'mon alexz, we face this scourge together. 

    Nothing less than community immunity unity will do.

    July 17, 2020

  • disfreighting?

    July 12, 2020

  • From the examples:

    Ceylon they proceed to Siam, and thence to Hong-Kong, where they drop anchor in the offing, and by a special custom the cargo is sold and paid for in sycee silver before disfreighting, and the bullion is in the safe of the huge smuggler, although the opium has not yet been removed.

    - Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 12, No. 28, July, 1873

    July 12, 2020

  • Flad to have you.

    July 12, 2020

  • Terima kasih alexz.

    July 7, 2020

  • I do not like this word. There.

    July 7, 2020

  • Jesus' role in human history was crucial.

    July 5, 2020

  • *pokes bilby*

    July 5, 2020

  • *pokes fox*

    July 5, 2020

  • Modern meaning?

    July 5, 2020

  • So what's the answer? I got tem bucks riding on this.

    July 4, 2020

  • *pokes bear*

    July 4, 2020

  • Why is magnificence not on this list?!

    July 4, 2020

  • Ha, I like crack squad!

    July 4, 2020

  • What's the collective noun for bilbies?

    June 30, 2020

  • Welcome. Which Portland?

    June 30, 2020

  • Not sure that bit really needs bling, but oh well.

    June 27, 2020

  • A Greek salad with cheese removed.

    June 27, 2020

  • Howdy, welcome to Wordnik.

    June 27, 2020

  • Nuts. Nuts everywhere.

    June 26, 2020

  • *peers*

    June 26, 2020

  • "Like the tobacco industry, the e-cigarette industry needs new clients for profit and growth; I would suggest that this importation ban is passing the industry 'scream test'." - Dr Sarah White, Director of Quit Victoria (Australia). https://tasmaniantimes.com/2020/06/vaping-experts-comment/

    June 26, 2020

  • Helloooo.

    June 26, 2020

  • 'noun Something resembling a teat or nipple, such as a steep hill.'

    June 23, 2020

  • Three bilby comments on this modest word? Trying a bit hard aren't we, ole ear-we-go nightmare rabbit?

    June 23, 2020

  • I'd like awry sandwich please, with tomato and pickles.

    June 23, 2020

  • Yeah it appears to me that success is much likelier in bending an existing word to a new need than in consciously trying to introduce a new term. Neologisms do stick from time to time but usually because they're funny (eg. asshat), cool (bomboclaat), or have topical intensity (ground zero). Or possibly bits of all (quarantini). Three strikes for this one.

    June 23, 2020

  • Because prescriptivism has a history of working sooo well :-/

    June 22, 2020

  • Does anyone have more info or theories on the origin of this word?

    June 21, 2020

  • You're welcome. Couldn't have done it without, you know, bilbyzcat.

    June 20, 2020

  • If there's no definition here, does that mean we can't conceive of a use of the singular?

    June 20, 2020

  • Lol, who names their business mobile phone deal suk?

    June 20, 2020

  • A term from north-west Tasmania for a remote place.

    June 20, 2020

  • label - noun A descriptive term; an epithet.

    June 20, 2020

  • The technical term used worldwide by eminent professionals is bilbylicious, thank you.

    June 18, 2020

  • See also shovegroat.

    June 17, 2020

  • Look over here! I bring joy and happyage.

    June 16, 2020

  • There are no quotes or illustrations as such. There are examples and visuals, in all cases retrieved automatically from databases and hence dynamic.

    June 13, 2020

  • Not yeet.

    June 13, 2020

  • Put a mustelid on it already.

    June 12, 2020

  • On the other hand, going to get some revenge should be quite fun.

    June 3, 2020

  • Worried about where to get enough middling plantation though.

    June 3, 2020

  • ARE YOU THINKING WHAT I'M THINKING?! Let's take a pinch of everything that's listed here under Reverse Dictionary, mix it all up, and we'll have a cure.

    I know how to science.

    June 3, 2020

  • Jumped up rat with bad teeth. Would be no match for a bilby.

    June 2, 2020

  • Serious question: when there are multiple meanings for a noun, do all the suggested synonyms get generated off the first one only?

    May 28, 2020

  • Nice clock. Bit short in the ear department.

    May 27, 2020

  • Isn't that a browser internets?

    May 27, 2020

  • Lost count of the number of times I have come across this recently in relation to cruise ships and disease transmission.

    May 27, 2020

  • Reminds me a bit of that freezer song.

    May 25, 2020

  • Contender for world's most boring sport.

    May 23, 2020

  • Who's gonna make the Unloved Pandemics list?

    May 13, 2020

  • Stats

    ‘COVID-19’ is no one's favorite word yet...

    May 13, 2020

  • Sometimes not even required to grammatical.

    May 13, 2020

  • Noxious Anti-Multibilbyism.

    May 13, 2020

  • Supposedly medical slang for 'pissed, fell over' as cause of injury.

    May 11, 2020

  • Supposedly medical slang for 'God only knows' as cause of injury.

    May 11, 2020

  • The distant past, ie. before coronavirus.

    May 11, 2020

  • This list still not appearing in my list of lists.

    May 11, 2020

  • I made one but due to Wordnik bug it's not even visible to me. Well, it doesn't appear in the list of lists. I can find it by using the back button of my browser.

    May 11, 2020

  • Now we know the floral print on frogapplause's pyjamas.

    April 28, 2020

  • Wait. Would a nonvendingmachine be that which is not a vendingmachine, or just the kind that eats your money without delivering you some junk food?

    April 27, 2020

  • Welcome. Here, have a fuflun courtesy of ruzuzu. Now that she's working from home, she's baking all day!

    April 22, 2020

  • Therefore cribbage is ...

    April 18, 2020

  • Hang on, invisible ink. Getting my childhood magic things all muxed up.

    April 16, 2020

  • It's like an invisibility cloak!

    April 16, 2020

  • My dashboard says that I have looked up 0 words.

    Also that I have made 0 tags.

    Both incorrect. I may have looked up a word once :-/

    I also note that my most recent list doesn't appear in my list of Lists.

    Hmmm.

    April 12, 2020

  • Geez, the quality of superheroes these days.

    April 10, 2020

  • "This week also saw concerns raised around data security by instances of ‘Zoom-bombing’ as reports of trolls who crash gatherings on the popular remote-meeting platform emerged. Some meetings have been hijacked with racist content. Meanwhile, the chat and gaming app Houseparty claimed it was the target of a ‘smear campaign‘ alleging that it had been hacked and is offering a $1 million reward for proof of a hack."

    - https://tasmaniantimes.com/2020/04/first-draft-the-weekly-briefing/

    April 5, 2020

  • Beware that groper on dance floor!

    April 5, 2020

  • Yes I went there and I am ambivalent about it.

    March 23, 2020

  • Seen often lately for Personal Protective Equipment such as masks, gloves, gowns, etc, particularly medical ones.

    March 23, 2020

  • Just added you, @whykesTT

    March 23, 2020

  • Trending :-(

    March 22, 2020

  • A towel. If it was good enough for Arthur Dent...

    March 20, 2020

  • Surely you'll need a chocolate bilby?

    https://www.easterbilby.org.au

    March 20, 2020

  • Can you catch coronavirus from vending machines?

    March 17, 2020

  • Last WOTY nomination was in another pandemic year.

    March 17, 2020

  • social distancing

    March 17, 2020

  • Ahem:

    "Stats

    ‘self-isolation’ is no one's favorite word yet..."

    March 14, 2020

  • A promising development, at least.

    March 14, 2020

  • Have a feeling the Word of the Year list is going to be depressing litany:

    coronavirus

    self-isolation

    community transmission

    COVID-19

    flattening the curve

    etc.

    March 14, 2020

  • Reminds me of Sir Humphrey Appleby's praise of a Minister Hacker policy he didn't like as being 'courageous'.

    March 11, 2020

  • 11 o'clock.

    March 8, 2020

  • Hello elephants! The ivy along my northern fence needs a bit of trimming. You know what to do :-)

    March 6, 2020

  • nassau

    March 3, 2020

  • dollop

    March 3, 2020

  • "Fellow Earthians,

    Never before has the Universe unfolded such a flower as our collective human intelligence, so far as we know.

    Nor has such a one-and-only brilliance in the Universe stood at the brink of extinction, so far as we know."

    -Bob Brown, Green Oration 2012, https://greensmps.org.au/articles/bob-brown-delivers-3rd-annual-green-oration

    March 3, 2020

  • I've also heard Earthian.

    March 2, 2020

  • Viva Nebraksa!

    Home of vegan laksa!

    Needs a guide? Try ruzuzu, just aks her!

    February 27, 2020

  • Do you have shrubberies?

    February 25, 2020

  • nincompoop

    February 25, 2020

  • Happy to be a vegan at the Testicle Festival, k thanx bye.

    February 25, 2020

  • Seriously, I had never heard of this animal until yesterday.

    A new bandicoot in my life!

    February 21, 2020

  • See aherte.

    February 21, 2020

  • Pro tip: DO NOT USE MY TAIL FOR ORNAMENTAL PURPOSES.

    February 21, 2020

  • An Arrente word for bilby.

    You can find an emoji and an audio pronunciation here: https://www.indigemoji.com.au/indigemoji/Aherte

    February 21, 2020

  • If you aren't hiring me to write your town's tourism slogan, you're doing it wrong.

    February 21, 2020

  • COME TO LAKE NOWHERE ELSE. LIKE NOWHERE ELSE.

    February 21, 2020

  • Just discovered it has a lake! Lake Nowhere Else.

    February 21, 2020

  • "You're a lying, dog-faced celery-looper."

    February 16, 2020

  • dibble

    February 16, 2020

  • In the 1980s being a homosexual was still a crime in Tasmania. The police had a pink list of 'known homosexuals'.

    February 8, 2020

  • A writer, https://tasmaniaanislanddream.wordpress.com

    February 7, 2020

  • Surely Hermione has a de-anagram spell she could could fling at you.

    February 4, 2020

  • What's this multiple identity bizzo? I'm tempted to put vanderpink on the trail.

    February 1, 2020

  • Someone said this to me when I was backgrounding for an interview.

    Off the record, sadly.

    February 1, 2020

  • Mique Doneaud?

    January 26, 2020

  • A new column about PR spin: https://tasmaniantimes.com/2020/01/who-let-the-flogs-out/

    January 25, 2020

  • Twitter citations are on the right side of this page.

    January 25, 2020

  • Wiktionary editor clearly a bit peeved.

    January 22, 2020

  • Try replacing this word with wombat for a kinder, gentler world.

    January 19, 2020

  • I'm actually not the Arts and Cultural Editor at http://www.tasmaniantimes.com, but I occasionally need to respond to things in the mailbox. So I initial those replies as ACE. Right above a giant, bold-lettered Arts and Culture Editor signature box.

    Yeah and then people write back, 'Oh hi again Ace, thanks for that.' :-/

    January 19, 2020

  • Tyop also, spelling should be clinodactyly. To be pronounced like Ned Flanders says okely dokely.

    January 18, 2020

  • One day we need to discuss vendingmachine's obsession with ears.

    January 18, 2020

  • This is how I hear the instrumentation at the start of Eye Of The Tiger.

    Shromp! 

    Shromp Shromp Shromp!

    Shromp Shromp Shromp!

    January 18, 2020

  • See also etymology on fight.

    January 17, 2020

  • Grab 'em by the ampassy.

    January 16, 2020

  • Done! And I have sticked it :->

    January 15, 2020

  • Doesn't quite meet the technical requirements of my Animal Identity Crisis list but boy oh boy do I want it on there.

    January 15, 2020

  • Hey why does everyone else here have such tiny ears? What's going on?

    January 14, 2020

  • "...kill rats, rabbits, and other vermin or small game living in holes, into which its lithe, slender, and sinuous body readily enters."

    Exemplary CD segue from bleak death into unrequited longing.

    January 14, 2020

  • Nice cattle eyes example too, moozuzu.

    January 13, 2020

  • Not that I get to say this word a lot, but mentally need to remind myself not to pronounce it cout like Alice Cooper.

    January 12, 2020

  • Not much here to get boisterous about.

    January 11, 2020

  • Wasn't aware of the hydrology usage.

    January 9, 2020

  • You know I spent a couple of nights in Bray in Ireland last year. Despite the palindromic potential, I did not think of you.

    January 8, 2020

  • Heya yarb.

    January 8, 2020

  • SPAM

    January 6, 2020

  • Bleff you ry.

    January 2, 2020

  • Hustle No Yams.

    January 1, 2020

  • So what, it's just a reproduction of an author error which in itself looks like an authentic eggcorn. The examples are pulled up from online databases. They may also have word errors based on OCR misreads or other flaws.

    January 1, 2020

  • How often would one need to drink mojitos, theoretically, to require a mojito-specific muddler?

    December 29, 2019

  • Highest up the zenana gets the banana.

    December 29, 2019

  • What's your @ on the hell site?

    December 26, 2019

  • See definition on faya.

    December 25, 2019

  • Hey reverse dictionary, are you ok?

    December 25, 2019

  • "take note that all breakable goods should be packaged in wooding pallets."

    - spam

    December 25, 2019

  • "Please kindly do the needful and update as soon as possible as we are running out of time frame."

    - spam.

    December 25, 2019

  • New Batman uber-foe: The Muddler. Terrorising Gotham City by mixing cocktails with a potato masher.

    December 24, 2019

  • I think of this as a default surname for chickens.

    December 22, 2019

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  • *pokes bilby*

    Hey, you're still around!

    July 27, 2020

  • *pokes bilby*

    July 5, 2020

  • Merci beaucoup, bilby, for the fresh-baked welcome fuflun from ruzuzu. I'm in love with wordniks' lists, and have been using them over the last year or so to cook up found poetry. Delicious.

    April 26, 2020

  • Where's vendingmachine, haven't seen him for ages? Too occupied with his paleo sushi petting zoo?

    April 3, 2019

  • 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