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carriwitchet commented on the word Moms
Wow, I just learned that "plebian" isn't a valid scrabble word.
February 28, 2010
Well, that's okay.
February 20, 2010
As in, "my moms is cool with it". Do you have more than one mother? Does she have an identity disorder? If not, use the singular term. I judge bad grammar!
January 31, 2010
carriwitchet commented on the word Alyson Court
carriwitchet commented on the word Brung
I hate this one! And I think it's actually in the urban dictionary somewhere.
carriwitchet commented on the word stripe-ed
Our differences are what makes the world go 'round, reesetee. Do you have any idea how much flack I get for not liking ice cream? I think even Merriam-Webster would kick my preverbial ass for that. /=D
January 29, 2010
No it doesn't.
January 28, 2010
carriwitchet commented on the word Like-ded
*Twitch twitch* Do you have any idea how many people I know who say this? It's LIKED. Not sure who's ass they're pulling the extra "ed" out of, but it doesn't exist. Go back to middle school!!!
January 25, 2010
carriwitchet commented on the word Liberry
Yeah. *Sigh* This is of course shit-for-brains speak for "library".
carriwitchet commented on the word Brorrel
The Brooklyn accent is sometimes too thick, even for me to understand what the hell people are trying to say. I knew a cleaning lady a while back who said "brorrel" when refering to cooking but I couldn't discern whether she meant "boil" or "broil". I eventually resolved to ignore her altogether, which worked.
carriwitchet commented on the word Squoze
Gah!! Both my girl and her mother say this word and it drives me crazy! "Squoze" as in past tense of squeeze. i.e. "I squoze the orange and juice went everywhere."
carriwitchet commented on the word Sunt
You know, the past tense of send? i.e. "I sunt my brother down to the store".
carriwitchet commented on the list choppers
Ooh, and I almost forgot "porn"! lol
January 24, 2010
You forgot "sub", "schitzo", "con", "dis", "bio", "addy", "bra"... um, what else? Does "veggie" count? I think I read in a medical dictionary that "stat" comes from a longer latin word. I know there's more but kung-fu flicks on Hulu are calling my name. Great list! Now set it so others can defile-- I mean contribute. [=D
carriwitchet commented on the word de-caf
I'm with bilby on this. Decaff coffee = non-alcoholic beer. You might as well eat those fake candy cigarettes while you're at it. Herbal tea is tastier.
carriwitchet commented on the word Abracadabra!
As far as I know, it's an incantation, either of Hebrew or Roman origins. So I went to wikipedia and found out that the Hebrew explaination makes the most sense. It's an amulet you wear around your neck for 9 days that looks like this:
Supposedly, this diminishes the hold over the patient of the spirit of the disease, or demonic possession.(I can't get the characters to make an upside-down pyramid, the arrow keys don't work on it properly which is creepy)
I'm going to copy and paste what I found on the wikpedia article to better explain where the letters might come from.
the source is Hebrew and the ABRACADABRA has to be read from right to left as in Hebrew. ABRACADABRA, when phonetically pronounced from right to left, reads in Hebrew ארבע-דאח-ארבע. The Hebrew word דאח is the word אחד with rearrangement of the letters. This was done to confuse the daemon or for various witchery reasons. The evil, dark forces and the daemons' kingdom in the Jewish Kabbalah are represented by the number 9 (the Hebrew word תשעה) or the Hebrew letter ("טית "ט). Since the ABRACADABRA word has to diminish a letter a day for nine (9) days it has to have enough letters. The Hebrew word תשעה is too short because it has only four letters. Therefore, the Hebrew word ארבע-אחד-ארבע was created. The Hebrew word ארבע is the Hebrew word for the number 4 (four) and the Hebrew word אחד is the Hebrew word for the number 1 (one). Therefore, ארבע+אחד+ארבע equal 4+1+4=9 and it represents the dark forces and daemons' kingdom. This explanation for ABRACADABRA succeeds where all other previous known explanations and sources did not explain why the patient has to wear the amulet for nine (9) days. In Hebrew the "ABRACADABRA" should read as "ארבעאחדארבע".
carriwitchet commented on the word Ficulnean
I love old words! Nobody has defined this yet so I'm honored to be the first. It literally means "of fig tree wood", but it's also used to describe something worthless.
January 23, 2010
carriwitchet commented on the word Dodrantal
It basically means "of nine inches in length", so go ahead and make your jokes.
carriwitchet commented on the word Essomenic
Precognative; showing things as they will be in the future.
carriwitchet commented on the word bunghole
Wow. You just don't see that level of customer service nowadays.
carriwitchet commented on the word yo
Us New Yorkers say this all the time. I used to think it was the British exclaimation, "oi!" pronounced backwards and refined. Scary thought- in 50 years, people will be using "lol" as an acceptable 3 letter word for Scrabble.
carriwitchet commented on the user bilby
Beg?? Feh! I made an experimental list before and was able to delete that. I think I just can't delete the first list I made. I'll deal with it, no biggie. I've never begged for anything in my life, and I sure as hell ain't gonna start now.
carriwitchet commented on the word Jeeter
A rude, uncouth slob. (No relation to Derrick from the Yankees)
carriwitchet commented on the word Lalochezia
The use of foul or abusive language to relieve stress or ease pain. e.g. my specialty.
carriwitchet commented on the word Mackabroin
Another outdated word meaning a hag or hideous old woman.
carriwitchet commented on the word Abishag
A literary gold nugget I found referring to a child born to a married man's mistress.
carriwitchet commented on the word Exposition
The act of providing background to inform your readers about the plot, character, setting, and theme of the essay/story or motion picture. It is one of four rhetorical modes of discourse, along with argumentation, description, and narration.
carriwitchet commented on the word Celeripedean
adj. a very old word meaning "swift-footed".
carriwitchet commented on the word Insangelous
adj. A term rarely used which means, "to be equal to the angels".
carriwitchet commented on the word Blastocyst
n. a structure formed in the early embryogenesis, beginning at day 5 after fertilization in humans.
carriwitchet commented on the word Brobdignian
This was used by a DC character, The Question in the Justice League episode, "Question Authority". (Where I admittingly first heard it) "Although my dislike for you has Brobdignian proportions, I want you to know this isn't personal."
adj. Monolothic, mind-blowingly large. Derived from Gulliver's Travels.
carriwitchet commented on the list chronological
Me: *presses delete*
wordnik: "For real? That's forever!"
Me: "Yes, dammit."
wordnik: *Goes to a blank page and stands idle*
Me: "Argh, Grog smash computer with rock!" *Goes back to my list and the word is STILL THERE*
wordnik: *Pulls this crap a few more times*
Me: *Yanking my hair out* "Fuck it, I give up."
Is there any way I could just delete the whole list and start fresh?
carriwitchet commented on the word Avatrol
n. An old word for Bastard. I like old words.
You're right. You live and you learn! I'm redoing them now.
That's ridiculous... I mean the temple. The lake is beautiful too, it must be a very peaceful place. I'm a terrible traveler, and tend to live vicariously through the hosts of Globetrekker. And opportunistic picture-taking tourists. [=D
And when I walk around my neighborhood, all I see is crap like this.
January 22, 2010
carriwitchet commented on the word Jeeter; a rude, uncouth slobcomments
Any relation to Derrick? lol
Wow, it's beautiful. You can just go for a walk and see that? All the mosques in NYC are obscure because of racial tension. Most of them either appear as a random residential building, in the basement of a store or inside a warehouse. The few that are decorated have been the target of everything from graffitti to gunfire and even explosives. It's tragic.
carriwitchet commented on the word Inscrutabilograph
I just found this word and can't find anything on it's meaning. I saw it on a Hulu comment about Wire in the Blood by Wendella Rhodes. Can anyone help? My google-fu is weak and minor. *Sniffle*
January 21, 2010
carriwitchet commented on the word nutella
*Homer Simpson drool* I'm glad somebody thought to add this to the list.
carriwitchet commented on the word ramgoat dashalong
I think most of these sound more like band names. Better keep your eyes peeled for plagerists.
carriwitchet commented on the list two-word-poems
This is fun. Am I a poet yet??
Hey, my brain wrinkled today! Thanks for the mosque contribution to my list.
carriwitchet commented on the word Abdul Gafoor mosque
This is an Indian Muslim mosque located at Dunlop Street off Jalan Besar, Singapore. It was named after Masjid Abdul Gaffoor, who died before the mosque's completion. His son finished it, in fact, major restoration of the building was completed in 2003. The mosque is currently owned by Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura (MUIS); also known as the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore which is a statutory board in Singapore. Its role is to look after the interests of Singapore's Muslim community.
carriwitchet commented on the word Brobdignian; adj. Monolothic, mind-blowingly large. Derived from Gulliver's Travelscomments
This was used by a DC character, The Question in the Justice League episode, "Question Authority". (Where I admittingly first heard it) "Although my dislike for you has Brobdagnian proportions, I want you to know this isn't personal."
January 7, 2010
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bilby commented on the user carriwitchet
Oh, I was in Singapore on holiday. Yes, the AG mosque is very attractive; lots of tourists (like me!) stop to take pictures. Singapore has some lovely religious buildings. I remember the old Armenian church was very graceful. Actually, just around the corner and down the road from the mosque was a Hindu temple decorated thus. It's odd, in the west religions and their shrines have become mentally associated for many people with fear, exploitation, stuffiness, dogma and so on. In the east they're still pretty much just part of life, places of joy, bliss and colour.
If I went for a walk around where I live, I would see this.
I could see it out of the window of the internet cafe when I was reading your list.
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