Comments by bilby

  • Aka space bear.

    July 19, 2017

  • Small motorised scooter not big enough to carry anyone.

    July 18, 2017

  • Not that bloke from Kazakhstan.

    July 18, 2017

  • Not always, see definitions above.

    July 18, 2017

  • ruzuzu: Maybe the CDC has a cure.

    July 17, 2017

  • There's an AHD pronunciation sound file at the bottom of each word page.

    July 17, 2017

  • That my friend is an art.

    July 17, 2017

  • SPAM

    July 17, 2017

  • Is wine acceptable?

    July 16, 2017

  • As my uncle Brian used to say, you can have any flavour you want as long as it's vanilla.

    July 16, 2017

  • SPAM

    July 16, 2017

  • No, I don't have furballs, thank you very much.

    July 16, 2017

  • Assuming it doesn't actually fly, why not hyak?

    July 16, 2017

  • There's no definition on chiopino, although there is one vaguely terrifying photo.

    July 14, 2017

  • Welcome to Wordnik.

    July 14, 2017

  • Look, a food pellet appeared!

    July 14, 2017

  • I think vendingmachine's mind mastery ought to be able to conjure you one.

    July 13, 2017

  • Rumoured that there is going to be a duet of vendingmachine on this and ruzuzu on theremin to launch the comeback of Almost Solveig.

    July 13, 2017

  • Been using these for years, didn't know what they were called.

    July 12, 2017

  • I want alexz at my parties.

    July 10, 2017

  • Invite me over for spaghetti squash pizza crust pizza.

    July 7, 2017

  • I like it.

    July 7, 2017

  • caca-dauphin

    July 4, 2017

  • 'During Marie Antoinette’s time, for instance, there was a brief craze for caca-dauphin, a shade of brown that resembled the color of the new prince Louis-Joseph’s soiled diapers. In the most fashionable circles, people dressed to celebrate the royal bowel movements."

    - Dan Piepenbring, 'The Prince’s Perfect Poo, and Other News', The Paris Review, 26 June 2017. https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2017/06/26/the-princes-perfect-poo-and-other-news/

    July 4, 2017

  • In Bangkok recently at the big flea markets a lady was showing me the kind of shirts she thought suited me. "Do you have anything without elephants?" I asked. She cast around, desperately...

    July 4, 2017

  • Get Those Fufluns Organised already!

    July 4, 2017

  • I avoid buying anything from suppliers who are shoddy enough to use plurals like funs.

    July 4, 2017

  • Next Ice Age is closer.

    July 4, 2017

  • I wonder if there are other words for water fountain effects.

    July 4, 2017

  • Some of us swear black and blue

    (that's black beans and blue corn to you)

    That the guzzling of plant foods

    Is panacea for all moods

    And puts a shake in yer tailfeathers too.

    June 29, 2017

  • Beano is both a flatulence medication and a kids comic.

    June 29, 2017

  • But what about fruit, mister qms?

    From bananas and grapes you digress

    I'll pop me a melon

    When breakfast desire is swellin'

    And laugh like a pineapple, more or less

    June 22, 2017

  • Rubbish, there must be something like 60 billion toes on the planet.

    June 22, 2017

  • Ruzuzu, you need to meet Joe Dolce: https://youtu.be/9jwPqDVtsTU

    June 22, 2017

  • In Australia a half-job Harry.

    June 21, 2017

  • I'm fairly sure aftselakhis are things ruzuzu puts on an overhead projector in order to make interesting shapes, colours and patterns.

    June 19, 2017

  • gangrene?

    June 17, 2017

  • turret?

    June 17, 2017

  • Wow! *applause*

    June 17, 2017

  • Australian slang: a fight

    June 17, 2017

  • Too many wars in that part of Europe IMO.

    June 17, 2017

  • The last resident is a grumpy hen, who used to work as a chef despite having a wing amputated. Now in ill health, she spends her days muttering unintelligible things in her dialect in a quiet corner of town: the crook Book Book sook hook chook cook gobbledygook nook.

    June 13, 2017

  • Scots dialect word for a sudden warm burst of sunshine amid a period of bad weather.

    June 13, 2017

  • More of the twinkle twinkle synonym poem:

    Scintillate, scintillate, globule lucific,

    Fain would I fathom thy nature specific.

    Loftily poised on the ether capacious,

    Strongly resembling a gem carbonaceous.

    - by John Raymond Carson

    June 12, 2017

  • Sounds like a Heston Blumenthal dessert.

    June 12, 2017

  • Gelato.

    June 10, 2017

  • Fibbery squibbery schlock.

    A teapot ran around the block.

    Carbuncle.

    June 10, 2017

  • Aaaarggh!

    After you, please.

    June 9, 2017

  • That's not nice at all.

    June 8, 2017

  • See mother.

    June 8, 2017

  • Million dollars car not included.

    June 6, 2017

  • *applause*

    June 6, 2017

  • One afternoon perchance I have spotted

    A limerick that fails to rhyme WotD

    But such is my baffle(wit)

    - at times I battle w' it -

    I won't demand qms be garrotted

    June 4, 2017

  • RBG?

    June 3, 2017

  • Is this the 'best online shopping experience' of which you boast?

    June 3, 2017

  • It's toupee that you can do slow, the answers would be useful within say the next 3 years.

    June 3, 2017

  • I see you aren't replying.

    June 3, 2017

  • Slow delivery would be fine. Can I order now for a toupee to be delivered in 10 years' time?

    June 3, 2017

  • Although you don't have to be so fast with that.

    June 3, 2017

  • Also, being over 50, I'm probably going to need hair.

    June 3, 2017

  • I know you make that claim but to be frank not many people make vast like they used to.

    June 3, 2017

  • Can you assure me that your vast is the highest quality?

    June 3, 2017

  • How fast can you send me a vast product? I'm all out of vast.

    June 3, 2017

  • But really if that's actually your website name I feel sorry for you.

    June 3, 2017

  • SPAM

    June 3, 2017

  • Bite me.

    June 1, 2017

  • Who's the leader of the band

    with trembling, nuclear-button hand?

    covfefe

    Who's the blustery orange cretin

    ragin' on Twitter 'bout ultra-vettin'?

    covfefe

    Who's a budding tinpot dictator,

    missile lover and climate hater?

    covfefe

    Who dresses like a dinosaur preppy

    and fawns to thugs in league of Pepe?

    covfefe

    Who tried to stick a travel ban,

    found the courts didn't like his game plan?

    covfefe

    Whose daily pantomime is tres absurd

    and cannot spell a 5-letter word?

    covfefe

    June 1, 2017

  • What's with all the sailing?

    May 31, 2017

  • Gay.

    May 31, 2017

  • I am a cucumber and I long for soft, welcoming eggplants of the right maturity. Something is missing...possibly it is vegetable congress, or a bout of rumpy-pumpy in a hipster blender. I have chronic fleshly desire to be pounded into blissful tzatziki. It only can possible when molto senseless, yanno.

    May 25, 2017

  • "This great national property has degenerated into a sheepwrecked wasteland. And the national park partnership, that submitted the bid, wants to keep it this way: this is the explicit purpose of its attempt to achieve world heritage status."

    - George Monbiot, 'Fell Purpose', 19 May 2017, http://www.monbiot.com/2017/05/19/fell-purpose/

    May 25, 2017

  • About 'versing' they've just drawn their quills

    for 10 rounds of grammar Nazi spills

    though I like me a donnybrook

    I have to say that in my book

    'verse' can go in a hearse to landfills

    May 24, 2017

  • Some people were having an argument on Twitter about (mainly young people's) use of versing as a verb meaning to compete against.

    May 24, 2017

  • See conker.

    May 23, 2017

  • I have a list for that.

    May 19, 2017

  • Mysteriously, progress on this list has stopped.

    May 19, 2017

  • Re chained_bear's comment, I would say that in some parts of Australia youse and all of youse is similar.

    May 19, 2017

  • Party!

    May 19, 2017

  • I'm starting to see this on Twitter as a hashtag.

    Impeach The Motherfucker Already.

    May 18, 2017

  • C'mon, what have you done with the songbirds?

    May 17, 2017

  • A Dutch double-dactyl, usually for children. Adapted by Drs P and referred to here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drs._P

    May 16, 2017

  • How about slings and arrows? Both weapons, yet different. Hmmm.

    May 16, 2017

  • Mathese?

    May 16, 2017

  • It's very worthwhile to have a list with your perspective. Neat!

    May 16, 2017

  • You will pay for this, Eric

    May 16, 2017

  • Lol, plain was the first word you thought of? Angela...

    May 15, 2017

  • Welcome. Keep having fun. We're nice people and vendingmachine gives out free peanut bars every second Thursday if you play nicely.

    May 15, 2017

  • Pathetic.

    May 15, 2017

  • Fun list.

    May 15, 2017

  • In modern usage often not 'banking by telephone'. The political usage refers to contacting supporters from a call centre or indeed just doing general canvassing by telephone.

    May 14, 2017

  • Perhaps I do.

    May 14, 2017

  • Do I need one?

    May 14, 2017

  • I first came across it in a Tom Waits song.

    May 14, 2017

  • :-))))

    May 13, 2017

  • *thunderousapplause*!

    May 13, 2017

  • I wonder if they make it in Srinegar?

    May 12, 2017

  • Maybe every potential bilby is an existing bilby? DNA and all that. Instinct in the ways of the desert. Hmmm.

    May 10, 2017

  • Filched.

    May 10, 2017

  • ...tent flaps

    May 10, 2017

  • The three sources of definitions above are clearly identified.

    May 10, 2017

  • If all you have is a water hammer, everything looks like a water nail.

    May 8, 2017

  • See ratafia.

    May 7, 2017

  • Usually didgeridoo.

    May 7, 2017

  • I was going to add it to my new list 'Hobo Slur or Mystery Meat?' but unfortunately it's both.

    May 6, 2017

  • You'd think all the bling would slow them down.

    May 2, 2017

  • This is one of those derivations that appeared on the back of greenfield. While that made some sense literally and figuratively, brownfield was a stretch and greyfield is kind of absurd.

    May 2, 2017

  • Who am I kidding, I need all of this stuff.

    May 1, 2017

  • I need a bangstick.

    May 1, 2017

  • What if they had everything including penicillin?

    May 1, 2017

  • Do not want my beer amoved.

    May 1, 2017

  • To go shopping by foot, bicycle or public transport.

    A satirical response by people who don't drive to Auckland councillor Dick Quax.

    #quaxing

    April 30, 2017

  • Come to think of it, are those Mendes balls vegan?

    April 27, 2017

  • Spike who? Is he one of Jean Dimmock's friends?

    April 27, 2017

  • Are those fufluns here yet?

    April 27, 2017

  • I'm pretty sure vendingmachine fell out of one of these. And hit every branch on the way down.

    April 25, 2017

  • Hard to say when you're four.

    April 25, 2017

  • probably defenestrate

    April 24, 2017

  • Most of those were probably me.

    April 24, 2017

  • 42K for schadenfreude.

    April 24, 2017

  • Read the faint text under the Comments box for an eclaircissement of Wordnik's treatment of brackets.

    April 24, 2017

  • Holy jargon alert Batman.

    April 24, 2017

  • Hello Alexandrdragon!

    April 24, 2017

  • Hey, that's where I live! And I have a list for this.

    April 22, 2017

  • How much are the Peruvian virgins? I presume there's a nice discount due them being bald, at least for the foreseeable future.

    April 20, 2017

  • Gogue and Magogue :-/

    April 20, 2017

  • Crack a tube of stompclacker.

    April 19, 2017

  • British equivalent of a can of whoopass.

    April 19, 2017

  • Rhymes with bollocks.

    April 19, 2017

  • Doubt it will stop me dumping a vending machine where it belongs.

    April 19, 2017

  • New list: fun things to do with ox-gall.

    April 6, 2017

  • Seconded.

    April 5, 2017

  • Mostly poo I think.

    April 4, 2017

  • Nearly! Up to my floppies in chocolate right now.

    April 4, 2017

  • The noblest bilbies have their measurements listed in Burke's Earage.

    April 2, 2017

  • Hot tip (of the tail): if you join the dots, you will find a depiction of a wonderful alternate universe in which there are no vending machines.

    April 2, 2017

  • "The Bilby has a
    dramatic black and white tail
    which has, in the past, been used by indigenous people as

    a head adornment.

    However, the usual feature is

    a nail, approximately 1cm inlength, at the tip of the tail.

    The significance of this is

    speculative

    but having watched Bilbies

    behaviour when agitated,

    the tail is arched with only the tip

    touching the sand

    leaving a dot

    pattern trace.

    When relaxed, the tail leaves a long pattern in the sand similar to

    a kangaroo.

    Perhaps the dots are a message to other Bilbies to be aware."

    April 2, 2017

  • hallux schmallux

    March 30, 2017

  • Do not want hallux, repeat, DO NOT WANT!

    March 30, 2017

  • Or for example by cranky parking inspectors.

    March 27, 2017

  • Noice!

    March 21, 2017

  • It is done, your Zuness.

    March 20, 2017

  • Dull vibrations reminds me of vendingmachine.

    March 20, 2017

  • And when I tried to pronounce it in qms' bewitching limerick it came out as nom-nom urinal.

    March 20, 2017

  • This is a hard word to say.

    March 20, 2017

  • In some social media discourse I have seen recently it refers to the 45th president of the USA, ie. Donald Trump.

    March 20, 2017

  • Holey moley vendingmachine.

    March 17, 2017

  • I'm staying here until ruzuzu comes over for doughnuts.

    March 17, 2017

  • No one has ever called me chickapoo but I live in hope.

    March 17, 2017

  • Just in time for St Patrick's Day.

    March 16, 2017

  • beast?

    March 16, 2017

  • buttress?

    March 14, 2017

  • Here you go alexz: http://www.sea-monkeys.com/

    Free court case with every 8 gallons.

    March 9, 2017

  • Not a question to ask on the mutualism page.

    March 9, 2017

  • Go back to doing what you do best, you know, stealing children's pocket money in exchange for giving them diabetes.

    March 8, 2017

  • Sounds like a Batman cartoon fight scene word.

    March 7, 2017

  • English dialect word for a mole (animal).

    March 7, 2017

  • Just gimme a muesli bar already you money-chewing, overstuffed, zincalume clink-clunk dole-da-junk denizen of shitty workplaces.

    March 7, 2017

  • Yeah, as if vending machines were known for ripping up the MENSA test.

    March 7, 2017

  • You say pomato.

    I say...

    March 6, 2017

  • Don't sneeze on the motherboard.

    March 3, 2017

  • A kind of twitchy leg disorder in horses.

    March 1, 2017

  • I remain terrified of finding out more about Ernest Bafflewit.

    March 1, 2017

  • Come on bilby, you can do a better grocerant rant.

    March 1, 2017

  • Tartan gangs were a precursor of Ulster Young Militants, a loyalist paramilitary in Northern Ireland. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulster_Young_Militants

    March 1, 2017

  • This formation is horrible.

    February 28, 2017

  • Unfortunately the riffling of grapes is an artisan skill which seems difficult to find these days.

    February 28, 2017

  • There's a lot going on in that limerick.

    February 28, 2017

  • See also shrove.

    February 28, 2017

  • I guess heart-on-sleeve people are familiar with the concept.

    February 26, 2017

  • Wild speculation disnae have ae guid record in etymology.

    February 25, 2017

  • A baby pangolin, apparently.

    February 24, 2017

  • *eats fuflun*

    February 24, 2017

  • Also, Ruzuzusaurus's comment reminds me that one of the great Australian comebacks of my school years was "look it up in your Funk & Wagnalls".

    February 24, 2017

  • But don't get pissy at me about that.

    February 24, 2017

  • Reminds me a bit of urinal.

    February 24, 2017

  • @VM We should get a few in. Make a...shrubbery!

    February 22, 2017

  • Vegan cheese for dreams of cute rescue wombats, etc.

    February 22, 2017

  • Not a delectable cinnamon roll from a yet-to-be-discovered eastern European country?

    *disappointed*

    February 21, 2017

  • I can conceive of using it before the fact.

    "Ruzuzu is planning to go one better than Evel Knievel's failed Skycycle jump over Snake Canyon. The attemptress is building her own vehicle out of old epidiascope parts, a rocket sled and dwarf poinsettia leaves."

    February 21, 2017

  • As you wish too alexz.

    February 14, 2017

  • The version I saw was So-Called Ruler...

    February 14, 2017

  • Bottoms up!

    February 14, 2017

  • I'm not *that* lonesome in Bangalore but do you have anyone interested in Franz Kafka? We would exchange wistful longings about black clothes and perhaps draw some snow on pictures of Prague.

    thanks,

    B

    February 13, 2017

  • Really?

    *puts potatoes away*

    February 13, 2017

  • Food-wise has different meanings throughout South America, generally referring to a mush of cooked grains.

    February 13, 2017

  • *offers marshmallows*

    February 10, 2017

  • A textspeak word.

    February 7, 2017

  • For anyone needing same, or lights, or indeed Easter bounty, please do get in touch.

    See greenfish.

    February 7, 2017

  • Orright then, who needs a fireshovel?

    February 7, 2017

  • SPAM

    February 7, 2017

  • Possibly derived from punani.

    February 7, 2017

  • Meat mutts r us dot com

    February 7, 2017

  • At ease Private Ruzuzu.

    February 7, 2017

  • What the incomparable qms said

    January 26, 2017

  • *thunderous applause*

    January 22, 2017

  • *ahem*

    January 22, 2017

  • chained_bear is making me hungry.

    January 20, 2017

  • The beatings will continue until morale improves.

    January 20, 2017

  • You could take a picture of your 'hello bilby!' tattoo and upload it to Flickr.

    /helpful

    January 15, 2017

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