carriwitchet has looked up 70 words, created 4 lists, listed 41 words, written 40 comments, added 6 tags, and loved 5 words.

Comments by carriwitchet

  • 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

  • Mmmm... /=D

    January 31, 2010

  • I hate this one! And I think it's actually in the urban dictionary somewhere.

    January 31, 2010

  • 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

  • *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

  • Yeah. *Sigh* This is of course shit-for-brains speak for "library".

    January 25, 2010

  • 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.

    January 25, 2010

  • 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."

    January 25, 2010

  • You know, the past tense of send? i.e. "I sunt my brother down to the store".

    January 25, 2010

  • 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

    January 24, 2010

  • 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.

    January 24, 2010

  • 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:

    א-ר-ב-ע-א-ח-ד-א-ר-ב-ע
    ר-ב-ע-א-ח-ד-א-ר-ב-ע
    ב-ע-א-ח-ד-א-ר-ב-ע
    ע-א-ח-ד-א-ר-ב-ע
    א-ח-ד-א-ר-ב-ע
    ח-ד-א-ר-ב-ע
    ד-א-ר-ב-ע
    א-ר-ב-ע
    ר-ב-ע
    ב-ע
    ע

    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".

    January 24, 2010

  • 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

  • It basically means "of nine inches in length", so go ahead and make your jokes.

    January 23, 2010

  • Precognative; showing things as they will be in the future.

    January 23, 2010

  • Wow. You just don't see that level of customer service nowadays.

    January 23, 2010

  • 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.

    January 23, 2010

  • 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.

    January 23, 2010

  • A rude, uncouth slob. (No relation to Derrick from the Yankees)

    January 23, 2010

  • The use of foul or abusive language to relieve stress or ease pain. e.g. my specialty.

    January 23, 2010

  • Another outdated word meaning a hag or hideous old woman.

    January 23, 2010

  • A literary gold nugget I found referring to a child born to a married man's mistress.

    January 23, 2010

  • 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.

    January 23, 2010

  • adj. a very old word meaning "swift-footed".

    January 23, 2010

  • adj. A term rarely used which means, "to be equal to the angels".

    January 23, 2010

  • n. a structure formed in the early embryogenesis, beginning at day 5 after fertilization in humans.

    January 23, 2010

  • 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."

    January 23, 2010

  • adj. Monolothic, mind-blowingly large. Derived from Gulliver's Travels.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brobdingnag

    January 23, 2010

  • 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?

    January 23, 2010

  • n. An old word for Bastard. I like old words.

    January 23, 2010

  • You're right. You live and you learn! I'm redoing them now.

    January 23, 2010

  • 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

  • Any relation to Derrick? lol

    January 22, 2010

  • 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.

    January 22, 2010

  • 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

  • *Homer Simpson drool* I'm glad somebody thought to add this to the list.

    January 21, 2010

  • I think most of these sound more like band names. Better keep your eyes peeled for plagerists.

    January 21, 2010

  • This is fun. Am I a poet yet??

    January 21, 2010

  • Hey, my brain wrinkled today! Thanks for the mosque contribution to my list.

    January 21, 2010

  • 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.

    January 21, 2010

  • 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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  • 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.

    January 22, 2010

  • I could see it out of the window of the internet cafe when I was reading your list.

    January 21, 2010