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Comments by bilby

  • I have missed yarb coming on this site to say 'This is excellent' at the appropriate moments.

    September 18, 2019

  • *bilby walks over to bilbyzcat and picks her up*

    September 13, 2019

  • What's he plotting?

    September 12, 2019

  • Why did bilby post this?

    September 12, 2019

  • See disembogue.

    September 5, 2019

  • A term from the 1800s where 'amateur' players began to claim compensation for time away from work to travel to and play in matches. This was a forerunner of full professionalism. It related originally to soccer but as rules and definitions of 'football' were fluid for decades before codified rules it is relevant to the early days of most versions of football.

    September 4, 2019

  • I think I like it. Many thanks and regards to your mother.

    September 4, 2019

  • Pronunciation makes me think of a pain relief potion.

    September 3, 2019

  • How does one register to be an island? Asking for a friend.

    September 3, 2019

  • Could be useful for my new Soylent Green formulation.

    September 1, 2019

  • Melancholy Cuban Undertakers.

    September 1, 2019

  • Likely derived from French paille, straw.

    August 29, 2019

  • Trial By Vomit shall be the name of my new album. Out now on Medieval Records.

    August 27, 2019

  • That your salacious mastodont?

    August 27, 2019

  • Looking forward to you meeting our proficient spam killer.

    Bless.

    August 23, 2019

  • Then Almost Almost Solvents.

    August 22, 2019

  • "Starter Johnson pight 7 scoreless innings in the Western Weevils 4-1 home win at Boll Park last night."

    August 22, 2019

  • Now I feel like I need a list called Almost Solvents.

    August 22, 2019

  • kant?

    August 22, 2019

  • A jigsaw with a piece missing.

    Found on Twitter.

    August 21, 2019

  • Funny reading alexz's comment now as I mentally read this as woebegone all the time.

    August 19, 2019

  • Why did I have to see this first thing Monday morning?

    August 19, 2019

  • Nice idea.

    August 14, 2019

  • Tiaras are a must.

    30-50 feral Wordniks are invited.

    When? When the echnidna emerges from its burrow and sees its own shadow, there will be...no, wait, that's something else.

    Come when you're ready.

    August 14, 2019

  • jean dimmock offers good words at reasonable rates.

    August 14, 2019

  • Makes me think of a potential sequel to Night Of The Weyant.

    August 12, 2019

  • For most British (-influenced) speakers of English tea and dinner generally mean the same thing in terms of an afternoon/evening meal so it's not a word that we'd use or need.

    August 9, 2019

  • well thank luck more than meticulous plannin'

    but as tribute to qms' canon

    here I am in Limerick

    badly apeing your 5-line-trick

    and there'll be tears for you in the Shannon

    August 8, 2019

  • Currently here, hard not to think of qms.

    August 8, 2019

  • Yeah, pretty fun angularly.

    August 3, 2019

  • Good point ruzuzu. There may be languages other than English where this is mare common.

    August 3, 2019

  • tears

    Truly a much-loved Wordnik. I noticed a limerick on chemotherapy a few months ago but I was afraid to ask.

    RIP qms.

    July 27, 2019

  • Móin Choinn in Irish Gaelic.

    July 14, 2019

  • A town in County Kilkenny, Ireland.

    July 14, 2019

  • Tea variety suggested by an AI bot.

    July 13, 2019

  • Hyphen preferred?

    July 10, 2019

  • Also, apparently, shat.

    July 3, 2019

  • Low German? Now now.

    July 2, 2019

  • At the bottom of the page, above the links and Stats.

    June 23, 2019

  • Weird collection of photos.

    June 23, 2019

  • Yes it was.

    June 21, 2019

  • Ah, an old favourite, the double-dip street etymology.

    June 20, 2019

  • "The name Krokodil is thought to come from a step in the cooking process where codeine turns into a chemical called a-Chlorocodide, and also because it often causes ulcers and scaly skin that looks like crocodile skin where it has been injected."

    - Julaine Allan, https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-06-20/krokodil-the-russian-flesh-eating-street-drug-is-in-australia/11226686

    June 20, 2019

  • I tried this today but there was an error message 'blowing a kiss to ruzuzu is temporarily disabled while we update our database'.

    Bummer.

    June 17, 2019

  • 'Tis but a short hop from beaver to Denver. Discuss.

    June 17, 2019

  • Sounds better than armpit falcon.

    June 16, 2019

  • Got bum?

    June 14, 2019

  • Also known as popeye. Can be cured by eating spinach?

    June 12, 2019

  • All I can think about are the one-armed citizens.

    June 12, 2019

  • Now that I think about it automat isn't a very useful word in terms of suggesting what might have been automated.

    June 11, 2019

  • See comment on magicaer but beware the killer rabbit.

    June 11, 2019

  • Nom-nom!

    June 7, 2019

  • SPAM

    June 7, 2019

  • SPAM

    June 7, 2019

  • A spam I received last week was titled 'Be Like JESUS! Learn Woodworking!'

    June 6, 2019

  • Hmmm, not clear what he means by riddy.

    June 5, 2019

  • I suspect this - below - is a somewhat modern nominal use of breach. I don't like it much, but oh well. It appears to be shorthand for 'a penalty for having committed a breach' (of dot-dot-dot).

    June 5, 2019

  • "While on his parole the offender received one minor breach for breaking his curfew, for less than an hour, and was subject to a 14-day custodial sentence as a result," corrections commissioner Scott McNairn said.

    - https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-06-05/darwin-shooting-are-electronic-monitoring-devices-reliable/11182750

    June 5, 2019

  • Also baft.

    June 4, 2019

  • Every list on my favourites returns an error as the URL pointed to is 'undefined'.

    June 3, 2019

  • The new meaning of black swan is utter dickhead?

    June 3, 2019

  • John was a great magicaer, but I shot him dead.

    June 3, 2019

  • I read this as drivel-ine, ie. the very mild kind and mostly innocuous kind of drivel.

    May 29, 2019

  • Just a brand name, not in generic use.

    May 28, 2019

  • Given the formation of this compound I feel that 'inedible' in the definition is unreasonably anthropocentric.

    May 15, 2019

  • Does anybody know anything about this word?

    May 15, 2019

  • See also horseapple.

    May 15, 2019

  • You never know.

    May 14, 2019

  • Actinidia arguta, the hardy kiwifruit or kiwiberry.

    May 14, 2019

  • At last, an anagram for leggy tramp.

    May 14, 2019

  • For example: "Most all eggs contain the pesticide fipronil, which can harm people's kidneys, liver, and thyroid glands." - from an email newsletter I received.

    May 14, 2019

  • Does this seem to anyone like a contradiction in terms? Discuss.

    May 14, 2019

  • Hello ruzuzu!

    May 14, 2019

  • A cloud whose formation is caused by a waterfall.

    "Tall waterfalls, and indeed monumental ones like the mighty Niagara Falls viewed here from the Canadian side, cause the air to become saturated with moisture. The relentless cascade of water also drags air downwards, which in turn encourages the air in neighbouring regions to lift up to replace it. And whenever saturated air lifts, cooling a little as it does so, there is also the chance for cloud to form."

    - Cloud Appreciation Society, https://cloudappreciationsociety.org/april-2019/

    May 14, 2019

  • I like it!

    May 14, 2019

  • "What does die Verschlimmbesserung mean?

    Die Verschlimmbesserung describes an action that is supposed to improve something, but ends up making it worse, instead. An example of a Verschlimmbesserung would be a dodgy DIY job – an attempt to make something better, which only causes more damage!"

    - https://blogs.transparent.com/german/untranslatable-german-words-verschlimmbesserung/

    May 14, 2019

  • See also Verschlimmbesserung.

    May 14, 2019

  • A word for the concept of things will get worse before they get better.

    May 14, 2019

  • We need a word for things will get worse before they get better.

    May 13, 2019

  • A beetle, Dinoderus minutus, also known as bamboo borer. A noted pest of bamboo products.

    May 10, 2019

  • Comes just before cowboy falls in water trough, clearly.

    May 9, 2019

  • Zis vun: https://www.wordnik.com/lists/film-and-cinematography

    May 9, 2019

  • This is very good qms.

    May 9, 2019

  • In Australia this refers to ambulance personnel, not the vehicle.

    May 8, 2019

  • You can leave a comment on mulatto. Note that this site and its word listings are case sensitive.

    May 7, 2019

  • Also pyjama.

    May 7, 2019

  • I'm wondering how much your house insurance premiums go up when you keep dragons at home.

    May 4, 2019

  • Please explain.

    May 4, 2019

  • "A visit to almost any stately home reveals something hidden by centuries of justifying myth: the British aristocracy is a death cult. In most of the grand houses on public display, there are scenes or implements of killing wherever you look. Paintings of battles and paintings of hunts, both featuring men in uniform charging on horseback, hang among weapons of war and animal heads. Britain’s traditional ruling classes are as obsessed with death as any street gang in Tegucigalpa. Killing, after all, is how they got there."

    - George Monbiot, 'Landlocked', 3rd May 2019, https://www.monbiot.com/2019/05/03/landlocked/

    May 4, 2019

  • And oh my, the Reverse Dictionary is having quite a time with this phrase.

    May 4, 2019

  • Sending by courier numbat right now.

    May 4, 2019

  • *love to qms*

    May 3, 2019

  • See gumbi gumbi

    May 3, 2019

  • Hey was that a ...

    May 2, 2019

  • A 'native apricot' of Australia, Pittosporum Phylliraeoides. Apparently also known as snotty gobbles.

    April 30, 2019

  • Ralph.

    April 30, 2019

  • Nice ideas :-)

    April 25, 2019

  • A hardtack biscuit that was part of the rations of Australian soldiers. More here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-04-24/anzac-biscuits-history/11041926

    April 24, 2019

  • Or that sweet tomatoey gunk, 'tinned spag'.

    April 23, 2019

  • Occasionally I hear someone say 'fancy some spag?'

    April 23, 2019

  • Here for life? I know how you feel.

    April 23, 2019

  • See ruched.

    April 23, 2019

  • Reminds me of ruchuchu.

    April 23, 2019

  • An official name of the Peruvian city Cuzco (Cusco).

    April 22, 2019

  • This plural suggests some kind of animal, perhaps a pinniped, though it's hard to find much at the singular.

    April 22, 2019

  • Hi Rory.

    April 22, 2019

  • Clear runway over at firstest.

    April 22, 2019

  • Same root as bodega, so much for all your fancy connotations.

    April 22, 2019

  • Is it like a milkshake duck?

    April 12, 2019

  • Expansion of a definition to new situations doesn't necessarily invalidate older definitions.

    April 12, 2019

  • Both meanings should apply to the Trump presidency.

    April 11, 2019

  • In 2019, a Greens party candidate in the Australian federal election.

    April 11, 2019

  • An Indonesian lawyer.

    April 11, 2019

  • Now let's not start making rude comments about noses.

    April 10, 2019

  • Nope.

    April 10, 2019

  • See also, ahem, hyphenated.

    April 10, 2019

  • Irony here we come :-/

    April 10, 2019

  • Rectorship? Didn't even know she had one.

    April 10, 2019

  • Anyone for tenuis?

    April 10, 2019

  • This time I'm really dang sure

    Who to invite for a gay old sangschaw

    It'll be poor qms

    - whose appendix, a mess -

    Was summarily removed by chainsaw

    April 9, 2019

  • Well done Sarah, so sorry.

    April 9, 2019

  • Arise!

    April 8, 2019

  • Founding member of pop band The Cure.

    April 6, 2019

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

    April 3, 2019

  • See tinky, as much for the examples as anything.

    April 3, 2019

  • Can be.

    April 2, 2019

  • A muffin!

    March 30, 2019

  • Latin borrowing from Celtic, nice.

    March 25, 2019

  • Weird that of the example links, the ones to the So Long And Thanks For All The Fish direct to the word undefined. Also the Adelaide etext ones seem to be borked.

    March 25, 2019

  • Mmm, polyplosivity.

    March 24, 2019

  • STATUS UPDATE: it's circumplicated

    March 24, 2019

  • much mouthpart mummery

    March 22, 2019

  • Confession: it was me. Yeah I wrote this and although I can't see that's it's incorrect it just doesn't feel great. Too Latin-y for a start, but also sounding too much like a children's storybook rhyme for comfort.

    March 22, 2019

  • Means something, or perhaps nothing, in terms of Brexit. Twitter feed to the right is about the sum of it.

    March 21, 2019

  • Hold the phone. Is 'fried in deep fat' more or less equivalent to 'deep fried in fat' or is deep doing something else here?

    March 21, 2019

  • So, not a mandle scent.

    March 20, 2019

  • Where have all these clowns gone?

    Good times.

    March 20, 2019

  • Whoever wrote that definition ought to be flogged.

    March 19, 2019

  • Welcome to Wordnik. You have some interesting lists evolving, well done.

    March 19, 2019

  • Modernspeak for a kitchen that makes food for home delivery under a restaurant brand but does not actually have a shopfront nor restaurant.

    March 19, 2019

  • When a company you engage with online offers you a gift/special/coupon/offer that turns out to have little or no real value.

    March 12, 2019

  • Thanks Erin. BTW those poor rhinos have done some long service, perhaps they might retire soon?

    March 12, 2019

  • Etymology-wise, the link with the city of Limerick in Ireland is not very clear.

    March 12, 2019

  • Perugian dialect of Italian - friend. Plural freghi. Feminine forms frega and freghe.

    March 12, 2019

  • Good list!

    March 12, 2019

  • An aromatic spice made from cherry seeds.

    March 11, 2019

  • My feeling is - thanks for asking - that modern language tastes are decidedly against this kind of word. Beyond being a useful trinket for spelling bees, etc.

    March 11, 2019

  • That's how it starts.

    March 11, 2019

  • It seems clicking on long string 'words' gets a 404, even if there are no special characters or punctuation in it.

    March 10, 2019

  • Was that a nuclear test? We may need to talk.

    March 9, 2019

  • Hello, welcome to Wordnik. I'm part of the friendly wildlife.

    March 9, 2019

  • As of 2019, mayor of San Francisco, USA.

    March 9, 2019

  • Expensive, status-symbol motor vehicles that don't get taken out on the road very often.

    March 6, 2019

  • You might as well say Anglicised version of cliché because that's the reality. However well-intentioned, the adoption of foreign spelling conventions rarely works in English, and not for long.

    March 5, 2019

  • Makes me think of unknown detritus floating in tea.

    March 5, 2019

  • Has it been ten years already?

    March 4, 2019

  • Discovered by Baron Albert von Red Handfish, hence the name.

    March 4, 2019

  • Yeah, well, me and Pharoah Apepi

    Were hoping for rhymes much less preppy

    But so help us, lord,

    QMS has runs on the board

    So we'll forgive this little misstep, eh

    March 1, 2019

  • Dang, I'm all out of wet tatties.

    February 26, 2019

  • In 1894, founder of the British Ladies Football Club.

    February 26, 2019

  • Man, I missed that sarra joke.

    February 25, 2019

  • Can't be f*cked checking this.

    February 25, 2019

  • See also cay.

    February 21, 2019

  • 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

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  • 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

  • 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