bilby commented on the word I don't need someone who isn't willing to eat a doctor whole
I guess one a day might keep the apple away.
August 23, 2016
bilby commented on the user DiamondCatHair
Doesn't the diamond cat hair cut through the buttered toast strapped to its back?
bilby commented on the word frunk
Given that in Australia we usually use boot in place of trunk...froot.
August 22, 2016
bilby commented on the word Yarra River
Hasn't been commonly known as Yarra Yarra for a long time.
bilby commented on the list cringe-list-slang
August 20, 2016
That's a confession.
bilby commented on the word mufgel
viral bagel - seriously, do journalists not understand what words mean any more?
August 18, 2016
bilby commented on the list wearing-a-paisley
bilby commented on the word coelostat
I was never very skilled with a coelostatAnd singed off my brows with a heliostatSo 'twas time for a changeTo find a job in my range:I'm having a go selling real estat
bilby commented on the word overtopping
bilby commented on the word Obergruppenführer
Luckily I dropped out of Sunday School.
August 17, 2016
bilby commented on the word hickory, dickory, dock
Catch an alexz by the toe.
bilby commented on the list surfactants
August 16, 2016
bilby commented on the list daffyd-demands-a-recount
See hickory, dickory, dock.
Also my list: https://wordnik.com/lists/daffyd-demands-a-recountWhich I ballsed up because it only has 19 words and should be 20. Hmmm.
August 15, 2016
See also this lovely list: https://wordnik.com/lists/dale-counting-sheep
bilby commented on the word wordjunki
I used to know a Finnish poet who used the name wordjunky. He was brilliant.
bilby commented on the word pasta
My girlfriend left me because of my fetish for pasta... Now I'm feeling cannelloni.- a joke I found on the internet.
August 14, 2016
bilby commented on the word stakehold
Presumably a backformation from stakeholder."The two major bidders both already have stakeholds in Australian infrastructure."- economics journalist, ABC News, Australia, 12 Aug 2016.
August 11, 2016
bilby commented on the word fraught
Geez, this was a good discussion. More fraughtrumble over on collogue.
August 10, 2016
bilby commented on the word collogue
Some communications are definitely fraughtwhen pronunciation is a mere afterthoughtso warm up yer dingoto learn some DownUnder lingoand make words sound like they bloody well ought!
If you insist on rhyming fraught as, well, frotMy ears are far tinner than I thot.Das veirdness uft speechMakes my aurals go 'bleeeeccch'Or perhaps I was just poorly tot?
bilby commented on the word hugger-mugger
And run away.
August 9, 2016
bilby commented on the word cuif
See also quiff and coif.
I remember hearing it decades ago in Australia, though always assumed it would be written quiff.
bilby commented on the word quiff
See also cuif.
To sneak up on people, then jump out and hug them.
bilby commented on the word fruitation
Behold the end results of fruitation!A boon to your health and nutriation.Let your appetite looseAs you swoon in the juiceAnd are thus saved from dietary perdiation.
bilby commented on the word manrope
Obviously what your mansoap is on the end of.
August 8, 2016
bilby commented on the word bearberry
I loved uva-ursi instead just so that blushing violet / flushing varlet / knishing strumpet frogapplause didn't get the wrong impression.
August 6, 2016
bilby commented on the word scabbard
bilby commented on the word semifossorial
NEED SEMIFOSSING?Call 1-800-BILBIES
August 5, 2016
And now that I'm wearing long pants I may add that, frankly, there's nothing quite like a quiet weekend of semifossing.
*ahem* Why of course we every young bilby has to get his semifossorial badge at cub scouts.
Do we wot.
bilby commented on the word spit-hooding
It is not driving around the 'hood spitting, although I have seen people do that too.
August 4, 2016
It's a bit like a mesh beekeeper's mask, though made of disposable fabric. It's supposed to dissuade a prisoner from spitting at guards by drastically reducing the pssibility that any spit gets through the screen to their target. I think there might have been a problem with prisoner spitting, partly because with hands cuffed and so on there weren't many ways to lash out at the guards.
bilby commented on the word whitewashing
May you live long and have many obedient camelids.
bilby commented on the list sex-toys
See also Fictional Sex Toys: https://wordnik.com/lists/fictional-sex-toys
bilby commented on the word irresoluble regional frequency dispute
A madmouthism from whitewashing.
bilby commented on the word SLAM
I notice that the pull of Tweets ignores capitalisation, i.e. the feedbucket is full of slam.
August 3, 2016
Oh of course the contemporary meaning of gay for example has supplanted everything else to do with the word. It did take decades to do it.But if you say for example that "John beat Kumar for the nomination in a total whitewash" there's a tension between the sports jargon meaning - comprehensive victory - and the politically-charged one. Which wins? Neither if you're writing for unambiguity.
I feel the discriminatory meaning as in the citation by vendingmachine lacks some punch because of the 'standard' meaning as above, i.e. effacement of errors or bad actions.
bilby commented on the list adelinaliue
bilby commented on the word nok
The Twitter Policethey live inside of my headThe Twitter Police...
Police thing is worrying though.Nobble or kill?
August 2, 2016
Just don't do it on heaven's door.
bilby commented on the list character-types
It only just occurred to me that qms makes lists too!
August 1, 2016
bilby commented on the word quousque
I shall cease and desist immediately and I accept my punishment.
I deserved that.
That makes my head hurt, so someone please now show me a video of an otter eating lettuce.
"If the facts are not inconsistent with the existence of a basis for exercising the board's power of suspension or cancellation but there is a real threat to apply an erroneous test or to go outside the scope of the discretion and so abuse the power, more difficulty as to the remedy in prohibition may arise. But the tenor of the writ might perhaps be moulded to meet the situation and the board and its delegate prohibited quousque, eg until they were satisfied lawfully or until they abandoned the unlawful course or criterion: see per Willes J in Mayor of London v Cox (1867) LR 2 HL 239 at 275, 276, and in White v Steele 1862 EngR 796; (1862) 12 CB (NS) 383 at 412 142 ER 1191 at 1202-1203."
Still used in legal circles.
bilby commented on the word Kitty Chiller
In 2016, KC is Chef de Mission of the Australian Olympic team at the games in Rio.
July 30, 2016
Not in fact a luxury pet accessory for summer.
bilby commented on the word Nantucket
bilby commented on the word lasagna cell
Italian renewable energy mix: hydro, wind, solar, lasagna.
July 29, 2016
bilby commented on the word Tehrangeles
I'm waiting for the Iranian pop-splatter film genre to get called Tehrantino.
bilby commented on the word cicisbeism
Righto, we need a volunteer from the audience.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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