bilby commented on the word dropship
Not convinced that definition reflects what EBay et al are doing.
July 27, 2016
bilby commented on the word orra
I thought about making an orra-ble pun here but decided better of it.
July 26, 2016
bilby commented on the user mollusque
bilby commented on the word trivia question
Back in the old Wordie days, all words were lower case. Then one day a someone listed a word that started with a capital letter...a miracle!Which was the first word ever capitalised on Wordie? Hint: 6 letters. Another hint: the magick was achieved by borrowing a character from a non-English character set.
bilby commented on the user email@example.com
Word entries are case sensitive.
bilby commented on the user elian
Funny you should turn up here because I've been wondering how to get my mosquitoes dry before I kill them. I've got a feeling - super excited here, it's *almost* like that euphoria of finding a new madmouth list, yanno! - you might be the one to crack this for me, eh?
bilby commented on the word SPH
Are there still vacancies for strategic hole placers? I think I'd be good at it.
bilby commented on the word whom
Erudite discussion of the demise of whom here:https://caxton1485.wordpress.com/2013/07/14/the-negative-canon-who-and-whom/
July 25, 2016
bilby commented on the word furvert
PUT ON A CHICKEN SUIT AND DO THE SCORNFUL DANCE.
Do they behave furtively?
bilby commented on the user saijulia9
It's usually not empty. See for example putsch. If the databases from which the definitions are plucked also have etymologies available then they are shown.
July 24, 2016
bilby commented on the word orage
Dunno what's wrong with wiggling a piece of plywood like we used to do in the Sunday school play.
July 23, 2016
bilby commented on the user leonlight
July 22, 2016
bilby commented on the word megillah
Definition 2 is a little rude in light of definition 1.
bilby commented on the list qistorm
Don't you wish, dear readers, that you had a bet on that someone would get around to writing that sentence? Imagine the odds.
July 21, 2016
On seratonin Sunday I'm never taking these funky drummer napportunities off again in the woods in the woods, no egrets.
bilby commented on the word don't count
YOU CAN COUNT ON IT.
Are you really? Wow. Strap me in for the ride.
Perhaps counting doesn't count. In the same way, you know, that mirages on the road disappear when you drive up to them. So not counting is like the mirage, and when you count / move towards it, the not counting is not there.
bilby commented on the word fitspiration
July 20, 2016
bilby commented on the word niggard
July 19, 2016
bilby commented on the word mandylion
bilby commented on the user spanielfortwo
bilby commented on the word simulacradomes
Nice work. Do you often write limericks?
The link borks to 'Controversies about the word'.
bilby commented on the word nothingnesses
But does a nothingness comprise all potential other forms of nothingness, and hence require no plural?
July 18, 2016
Precariously difficult to use in modern spoken discourse.
Hence it needs a limerick is my first thought.
That reference in the examples looks like the only one on the internet.
bilby commented on the word orientate
I notice the definitions on orientation include things like this:n. The act of orienting or the state of being oriented.
July 17, 2016
bilby commented on the word orientation
See orientate which cops the hate mail on behalf of orientation.
I'd miss the noun orientation though, as orienting would sound awkward. * The new students very much looked forward to Orienting Week.
bilby commented on the word hoax`emon
Gotta ignore them all!
bilby commented on the list strange--3
July 16, 2016
bilby commented on the user zepharmacy
July 15, 2016
bilby commented on the user kinfilter
bilby commented on the list zoo-of-overrated-animals
You know I was thinking the other day that there are a few species with 'greater' in their name that perhaps don't really deserve it.Totally, ahh, not, erm, talking about the greater bilby but, ahh, let me see...
July 13, 2016
bilby commented on the word clickjack
You must be thinking of clickjill.*taps head*
July 12, 2016
bilby commented on the word bathroom
Those last 4 letters are a dead giveaway.
July 11, 2016
Despite what they say about you in some countries - see https://www.wordnik.com/words/4 1⁄2'>https://www.wordnik.com/words/4 1⁄2 - you're always a room to me mate.
bilby commented on the word 4 1⁄2
Do they not teach counting in either Sweden or Canada?How many fingers am I holding up?
bilby commented on the word totentanz
Thank you for the contribution rolig. I may settle for a Two-Ton Ted From Teddtington totentanz.
bilby commented on the word shaggin-wagon
My brother had one.
Hottentot totentanz. I'd like to see that.
July 8, 2016
bilby commented on the list 💯
Very neat alexz.
bilby commented on the word biancomangiare
Italian 'white pudding' dessert.
bilby commented on the word farl
From Twitter:Those who dare to farl miserably can achievk greatly. John F. KennedyJul 7, 2016
July 7, 2016
to be sure one of life's little joysis facing our crises with poiseso let's have some fealtyhe really is royaltynot one o' dem yahoo-yahoo boys
oh the feasts upon which we will dine!for qms our best kakadu plum wine!But you'll need a plan Bin case - as we may see -your windfall's a dang 419
Please not the flames of hatred to stoke!us bandicoots can make and take a joke :-)so remove that dark frownand get your butt downfor a farl with a sentimental bloke.
July 6, 2016
bilby commented on the word bearjam
All I can think of now is toast.
July 5, 2016
Oh hush now you finger-wagging harpy!why make how fun of ding my grammar be?despite being thus beratedwe'll nay be dissuadedfrom chucking another yank on the barbie.
Mate, although you may find it perturbing,this tic is not one for curbingI'll farl as I please- with added vegemite & cheese -then champagne it for a bon vivant verbing
July 4, 2016
bilby commented on the list things-my-twenty-pound-dog-has-eaten
July 2, 2016
Whilst I appreciate the limerickal snarlHast contorted yon qms to a gnarlI beseech all and sundryTo thus avoid the quandary:Chuck an oatie on the griddle, boyos, and farl.
June 30, 2016
bilby commented on the list abbreviations-that-start-in-the-middle
Actually, scratch that. But I like the concept!
June 28, 2016
How about owt?
bilby commented on the list words-found-in-passing
bilby commented on the word Brexit
What's next? Departugal? Italeave? Finish? Norwayout?
bilby commented on the word Gruffalo
<i>gun wordslinger said:"Don't bring fucking haikus toa limerick fight."
bilby commented on the word nisus
Countess. It thinks you're a countess.
I think I'm limericked out. Enoughalo :-/
June 26, 2016
bilby commented on the word Meow-Ludo Disco Gamma Meow-Meow
Political candidate or Haitian boy band, etc.
June 25, 2016
I wasn't expecting even a gruff helloNor a grudging nod from a tough fellowBut your Gruffalo verseStrikes me as way too terse;I'm calling your limerick bluff a low
A candidate for the Science Party in the seat of Grayndler at the 2016 Australian federal election.
bilby commented on the word mangled apricot hellbeast
Another Twitter epithet for Donald Trump.
bilby commented on the word shitgibbon
"You tiny-fingered, Cheeto-faced, ferret-wearing shitgibbon."- @metalOllie v Donald Trump on Twitter.
bilby commented on the word regrexit
I came across brexistential crisis this morning.
Mark Ruffalo, where are you when we need you?
June 24, 2016
bilby commented on the word fish and brewis
I don't think I cod.
June 23, 2016
If only we had a rhyme for it.
bilby commented on the word outraised
I'd be outraged at being outraised.
bilby commented on the word jelous
Why not jelos then?
June 21, 2016
bilby commented on the word AAs
Bilby, stop digging.
I just clicked random word and got silicone.
Not an expert in this area :-/
June 20, 2016
bilby commented on the word colonnade
Have a bowel of mixed bean soup instead, vendingmachine.
bilby commented on the word Texit
Grexit, Brexit, Texit, enough for a limerick methinks. Pretty unintersting subject matter, I guess, but perhaps someone can sex it.
bilby commented on the word meirl
Is there a way to pronounce it without sounding like a wet cat?
June 18, 2016
bilby commented on the user lady70
You bet. After you have been here for 6 months and posted at least 100 comments you will receive a salary for life of all the verbs you can eat. Plus 3 peanuts and a handshake every second Thursday.
June 17, 2016
bilby commented on the user baldrcom
bilby commented on the word monkey slug caterpillar
Really should be a washable soft toy.
bilby commented on the word some kind of bug
For more on the history of ruzuzu's war on insects, see beetlestomper.
bilby commented on the list things-that-might-have-melted-on-the-sidewalk
As soon as I saw the title I knew this would be one of your lists.
bilby commented on the word rurales
Butterflies with perfect legs or Mexican cowboy cops, you choose.
bilby commented on the word Hispandering
Suddenly the word Hispandexing jumped into my head.
June 16, 2016
bilby commented on the user shobhitbaweja
Hi there, welcome to Wordnik. If you have a look at the Community page you can see what other members are saying.
bilby commented on the word lubitorium
Ah, that's what I meant.
There's a car service garage near me that has a 'Lubitorium' sign up on one side and a 'Procrastitorium' one over the workshop.
June 15, 2016
bilby commented on the word bourasque
Smacks of carelessness. I mean, what was the EU doing about all these boat people at the time? And the dragon problem?
I've lost count of the number of European cities that were founded at the site of a dragon slaying by voyagers who had abandoned their boat.
bilby commented on the word paranymph
I have neither chariot nor paranymph. No wonder I'm single!
bilby commented on the word jingal
Pull the other one, it fires jingal balls.
June 14, 2016
bilby commented on the word cabas
I like odd-fangled.
June 12, 2016
Aku gelem limeriques sur les Français!
June 9, 2016
bilby commented on the word Puopolo
Puopolo and Titanium Man?
bilby commented on the word flageolet
See also larigot.
bilby commented on the word octoroon
Is this offensive?
bilby commented on the word radioprotectant
Keep ants out of your radio.
bilby commented on the word ((()))
bilby commented on the word surreal estate agent
Needs better images.
June 8, 2016
bilby commented on the word codswallop
snack commented on the list aubreys-brief-livescod's-head n. mid 16th-19th cent. a dupe, or fool; thus the fool's head, often the 'thickness' of the cod's-head, noting mid 17th cent use of cods meaning testicles, thus cod'shead or codshead, penis
bilby commented on the list diseases-that-make-lovely-baby-girls-names
June 7, 2016
bilby commented on the user mdne33
bilby commented on the word off-shooting
Woo, borked def.
bilby commented on the word pro-ana
Steady on, I was not holding your limerick up to reticule.
Yes, a French village in Java. Reportedly the satay croissants are superb.
bilby commented on the word disconnectedness
I'm disappointed that there are links on this page.
bilby commented on the word pushti
Needs some rhymes.
bilby commented on the list you-didnt-get-the-phone
But thanks for the apocalyptic limerick anyway :-x
June 6, 2016
Can't think of any self-respecting Javanese woman who would not be carrying her young 'un in a kain panjang, the very long sarong that is used as an over-shoulder sling.
bilby commented on the word van dweller
Kamper van Dweller.
Not a Dutch surname?
bilby commented on the word sporange
It's official: http://www.rhymezone.com/r/rhyme.cgi?Word=sporange&typeofrhyme=perfect&org1=syl&org2=l&org3=y&loc=home_ac_sporange
bilby commented on the list quaintnesses
bilby commented on the word gemmer
What if Gemma is also a gold-digger?
bilby commented on the word couraging
Adopted? You can have it.
June 5, 2016
bilby commented on the word twittering lexeme giddiness
qroqqa commented on the user ijkbm66Once more I am full of twittering lexeme giddiness at the felicitous prose-poetry of this stuff. Such vivid images as the spectacularly liveried glass, the pathos of the heartrending reed pedlar (reprising the motif of tramps victimising), and the shock ending when grunt confesses hearsay orphanages. Some might scoff at its apparent randomness, thinking it's inanely rearranged except lightweight botanically, but no, refusing simper reverently dismantles such a naive illusion. This is carefully crafted stuff. The programmers, after their ritual warm-up of kimono hacker pogo, get down to fine-tuning the n-grams and collocations (standardise helpers experimental settling), injecting just enough unexpected choice to keep it gripping, or as they put it themselves: thermostatically quartic repulsions clamouring.
June 3, 2016
bilby commented on the word brotopia
"In fact, the percentage of women working in solar is rising — up from 19 percent in 2013 to 24 percent of the estimated 209,000 solar jobs in the United States. That’s not yet great — women hold 47 percent of the jobs in our economy. But it’s still a higher percentage than in the bro-topia that is the conventional energy industry."- Heather Smith, There are more jobs in renewable energy than in oil, gas, and coal combined, 31 May 2016, http://grist.org/business-technology/there-are-more-jobs-in-renewable-energy-than-in-oil-gas-and-coal-combined/?utm_content=buffer33751&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
June 1, 2016
A world dominated by men.
bilby commented on the word sandshoe
Unlisted word opportunity! Be the first!
bilby commented on the word sanshō
Actually I've never had it. Although mentally I equate it to what a sandshoe smells like.
bilby commented on the word lamebrain
Lameheart for someone who's not very courageous?
bilby commented on the word cellophane
We don't have a list of wrappings?
May 31, 2016
bilby commented on the list wrapping
Never trusted Troy.
bilby commented on the word beachable moment
A moment when you realise your life is so mundane or so fusterclucked that you'd rather be at the beach.Cf teachable moment.
bilby commented on the word hlot
See lottery etymology.
bilby commented on the word lottery
Oi, excellent comment here by the Big O.
bilby commented on the word teachable moment
Probably called something else in gorillaspeak.
Japanese pepper, Zanthoxylum piperitum. Leaves and berries are both eaten, fresh or dried.
May 30, 2016
bilby commented on the word third base
"Remember, too, that Mr. Trump is a clear case of someone born on third base who imagines that he hit a triple: He inherited a fortune, and it’s far from clear that he has expanded that fortune any more than he would have if he had simply parked the money in an index fund."- Paul Krugman, "Trump’s Delusions of Competence" NY Times, 27 May 2016. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/27/opinion/trumps-delusions-of-competence.html?WT.mc_id=2016-MAY-OTB-INTL_AUD_DEV-0510-0531&WT;.mc_ev=click&ad-keywords=IntlAudDev&_r=0
bilby commented on the word whirlicote
Lispers will either love or hate the closed/clothed rhyme in that limerick.
May 29, 2016
Wow, what a fun word.
bilby commented on the word two weasels
Your problem qms is that you're two-weaselly distracted.*chortlechortlechortle*
bilby commented on the word fard
Anyone else notice this?
May 28, 2016
bilby commented on the word tabarnak
bilby commented on the word henry
Hello henry, welcome to Wordnik.
May 27, 2016
bilby commented on the word uhhh
"Smoking of the lake, staccato scansion of the potholes tearing up Burnham’s grid, pathos of plans to haul all the basement suitcases full of ice-chunks across the bought-out offset carbon paths into the red blot of Pacific lingering in the daily graphs of the explainers..."- Polar Vortextet,http://www.poetryfoundation.org/harriet/2016/05/aeolian-harping-materiality-of-poetry-in-the-age-of-digital-reproduction-ecoprecarity-part-1/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+HarrietTheBlog+(Harriet:+The+Blog)
bilby commented on the word italicosis
It's like halitosis for lettering.
bilby commented on the word agenda
What's your agenda?
May 26, 2016
bilby commented on the word Quvenzhané
Sometimes I love this place.
bilby commented on the word uncus
May 25, 2016
bilby commented on the word Velella velella
Where's our Swahili fairy expert?
bilby commented on the word gaum
See also gorm, gawm.
May 24, 2016
Now I'm thinking I need a rhyme for rotifera, but I'm no qms.
Thank you alexz!
I want someone to make me a picture book full of wheel-animacules.
bilby commented on the list sweet-tooth-fairy
Is this no longer an open list?
bilby commented on the word aksed
Someone on Wiktionary is being cute.
bilby commented on the word poont
'gallantly relinquishing her poont...'
May 23, 2016
bilby commented on the list process-of-becoming-more-miserable-or-poorer
Behave bilby, behave!
bilby commented on the word Pascendi
bilby commented on the word kepi
Wearing a kepi makes me heppy.
bilby commented on the user MaryW
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.
bilby commented on the word jean dimmock
bilby commented on the word coma
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
bilby commented on the word Crimea River
Perenially unsuccessful rowing team.
bilby commented on the word flap meat
Possibly consists of dog, raccoon and surgical offcuts.
May 21, 2016
bilby commented on the word subversive subterfuges
"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
bilby commented on the word Luluabourg
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.
I can just imagine the fierce debate about changing the name :-/
bilby commented on the word deiced
Seems to harvest a lot of tyops for decide.
May 19, 2016
bilby commented on the word throstle
See also doffer.
bilby commented on the list one-word-racehorse-names
I remember Velcro, he liked to stick to the rails.
bilby commented on the word operatrix
Plausibly an opera singer in kinky boots. - The Madmouth Doctrine.
bilby commented on the word abutted
Hey, nice butt.
bilby commented on the word breasty
I arrived here by Random, I swear.
bilby commented on the word nanulak
What is your bastard bear doing in the Philippines?
Appears to mean something in Tagalog judging from Tweets.
bilby commented on the word rail market
Thank you Wordnikkers.
May 18, 2016
Kales, Snails, Ales and Rails.
Is that the best you can do bilby? And what's with the kale obsession?
Kales and rails.
So, leave some suggestions here please.
A friend of mine is looking to develop a farmers' market at the site of a disused railway station. We need a catchy name!
bilby commented on the word ida dunham-fershore
bilby commented on the word guiser
Put a geezer in yer geyser.
bilby commented on the word kale
Movie plot: terrifyingly healthy person in a hockey mask runs through a crowded cinema carrying a green smoothie and shouting 'KALE THEM ALL!'.
bilby commented on the word Schroedinger's immigrant
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.
dulcify was also pretty good.
bilby commented on the word eutactic
Tada, my new band name: Engineers of the Royal Vacuum Utility.
bilby commented on the user ruzuzu
Hey zuzu, hummus detected at botryoidal!
May 16, 2016
bilby commented on the word nucleus
Are you happy with your current cell provider?
bilby commented on the word Autosomal Dominant Compelling Helio-opthalmic Outburst
May 15, 2016
bilby commented on the word crement
I used to be one of these, then my life turned to shit.
bilby commented on the word carbon dating
How does one lonely carbon find another? Do they use Tinder these days?
May 13, 2016
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