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  • ...perhaps all sins are not causes, but effects, being the result of that first sin, Boredom.

    K.W. Peter, Infernal Devices

    June 9, 2009

  • a spectre is haunting bohemia...

    June 8, 2009

  • the immortal thirst for beauty has always found its satisfaction...

    -Charles Baudelaire

    April 22, 2009

  • the ballistic quest for technical proficiency has always found its target...

    April 22, 2009

  • Thank you Mr. Lewis Mumford

    February 6, 2009

  • I am only banausic

    February 5, 2009

  • "The wood-engraver may well feel dismayed to find himself described in the dictionary as 'a maker of woodcuts; a kind of boring insect.' If he wishes to differentiate sharply between himself and the beetle, whose method is presumably far longer-established than his own, he will refuse to bore, and keep his tool resolutely near the surface."

    "The Way of Wood Engraving" Dorothea Braby, Associate Member of the Society of Wood Engravers

    January 28, 2009

  • for a while, yes. I can not be relied upon, Prolagus.

    I must admit to my infidelity...I've been spending more time on flickr.

    January 6, 2009

  • ...money is indispensable to those who make a cult of their emotions; but the dandy does not aspire to money as something essential; this crude passion he leaves to vulgar mortals; he would be perfectly content with a limitless credit at the bank.

    -Baudelaire, The Painter of Modern Life

    November 13, 2008

  • pseudo-participation

    October 29, 2008

  • the owners of this property are pleased to allow the public a revocable license to use this private sidewalk area.

    October 29, 2008

  • "Like learning to play ping pong backwards in a mirror with a time lapse"

    -Robert Hughes

    October 28, 2008

  • I insist on the fact that the drawings thus obtained lost more and more, through a series of suggestions and transmutations that offered themselves spontaneously - in the manner of that which passes for hypnagogic visions - the character of the material interrogated (the wood, for example) and took on the aspect of images of an unhoped for precision, probably of a sort which revealed the first cause of the obsession, or produced a simulacrum of that cause.

    Max Ernst "On Frottage" 1936

    October 20, 2008

  • men aren't horrible... but the weather can be, sometimes.

    October 2, 2008

  • spreads like a disease...

    October 2, 2008

  • I used the bypass switch to deactivate it...

    October 2, 2008

  • Ph.Sc.

    September 29, 2008

  • definition number two is absolutely brilliant.. and true.

    September 28, 2008

  • conversion of the game of chess into an architectural edifice

    September 25, 2008

  • The Cow's Precious Product

    September 25, 2008

  • a bit of heavenly architecture

    September 25, 2008

  • Lithography is the only great historic graphic process of which we know the name of its inventor...

    (Aloys Senefelder)

    -Prints and Visual Communication by William M. Ivins. Jr.

    September 22, 2008

  • also referred to as desire line...

    September 21, 2008

  • it could happen to you...

    September 17, 2008

  • ghost print

    September 8, 2008

  • an obsolete method of duplication used in offices before the invention of the photocopier.

    September 8, 2008

  • There are three national chalcographies in the world, all of which maintain large stocks of engraved plates from which impressions are printed as ordered by the public. The first was founded by Clement XII in Rome in 1738... The Madrid chalcography followed in 1789, and owns most of Goya's plates. The one in Paris was founded in 1797... The italian and French establishments have habitually identified their productions with blind-stamps.

    -Prints and Printmaking, Antony Griffiths

    September 8, 2008

  • The french term used for the small decorative tail-piece printed at the end of each chapter in an illustrated book. Often wood-engraved or etched. The corresponding designs at the beginnings of chapters are called vignettes.

    September 8, 2008

  • "dotted manner"

    September 8, 2008

  • another term for woodcut

    September 8, 2008

  • it's Rizzolian.

    August 21, 2008

  • Projected Major Unit No 35 in the Y.T.T.E.

    The Shaft of Ascension

    in which euthanasia is available to those desiring and meriting a pleasant, painless bon voyage from this land.

    August 20, 2008

  • amateur poets

    August 20, 2008

  • spring

    August 20, 2008

  • summer

    August 20, 2008

  • autumn

    August 20, 2008

  • winter

    August 20, 2008

  • a spectre is haunting this list

    August 19, 2008

  • bourgeoisie has been listed twice.

    August 19, 2008

  • performs a variety of inspection, testing, investigative and law enforcement duties... for the purpose of regulating for the protection of consumers, the accuracy of all types of measuring devices used in commercial trade transactions, and of all types of commodities sold in the state by units of weight, volume and other measures.

    August 14, 2008

  • When will you realize it doesn't pay

    to be smarter than teachers, smarter than most boys

    so shut your mouth, start kicking the football

    bang on the teeth, you are off for a week, boy

    Lord Anthony

    August 14, 2008

  • Shevek!

    One of my favorite books as well.

    August 8, 2008

  • the anarchist planet, Anarres.

    (really, it's just a moon... see feckless)

    August 8, 2008

  • I was choking on a cornflake

    you said have some toast instead...

    -stay loose, B&S

    August 6, 2008

  • Looks like we have become the proud adopters of an orphaned list... (and people say I'm irresponsible)

    August 6, 2008

  • you only did it so that

    you could wear you're terry underwear

    and feel the city air run past your body

    -stars of track and field

    August 6, 2008

  • besmeared

    August 5, 2008

  • With the woodcut graphic art became mechanically reproducible for the first time...

    ...During the Middle Ages engraving and etching were added to the woodcut;

    at the beginning of the nineteenth century lithography made its appearance.

    With lithography the technique of reproduction reached an essentially new stage...lithography enabled graphic art to illustrate everyday life, and it began

    to keep pace with printing. But only a few decades after its invention, lithography was surpassed by photography...

    ...just as lithography virtually implied the illustrated newspaper, so did photography foreshadow the sound film.

    -Walter Benjamin, The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

    August 5, 2008

  • ...(see dictation)...but my strength is in adminstration."

    August 5, 2008

  • "she gave me some dictation...(see administration)...

    August 5, 2008

  • You're the boy with the filthy laugh

    You're the boy with the arab strap

    August 4, 2008

  • c_b...endless rectum fascination? You now know what it's like to be a gay man...

    see frot!


    no harm intended. :-)

    (smiley-faced punctuation is unfortunately neccesary it seems, in order to prevent unnecessary animosity on interweb-sites such as this :))

    August 4, 2008

  • a spectre is haunting bohemia...

    August 4, 2008

  • I am thoroughly please, Prolagus, that you choose stripper for me (even though it was wrong)... and moreso considering your reasoning!

    August 3, 2008

  • why are you asking me this BTW?

    I'm in no condition to respond coherently.

    August 2, 2008

  • you really want to know pro...?

    I've been out dancing all night with hot boys (and girls)...!

    Brighteyes is a whiny emo hipster. I Love Him almost as much as I abhor him.

    August 2, 2008

  • Dr. Shat

    August 2, 2008

  • punks, commies, linguists...

    August 2, 2008

  • nugatory, and a glass of quinine...

    August 2, 2008

  • ok. I'm bullshitting. It was a toy piano, I was completely sober,

    and the sound it made was more like a fle-ee-eeww-ww-ting

    August 1, 2008

  • oops. Thanks plethora.

    editing in progress...

    August 1, 2008

  • you know how drunken house parties can get sometimes...

    August 1, 2008

  • astavium gravlax

    bilby cred-herring

    chained_bear chainsaw

    dontcry sigh

    frogapplause hunky dory

    gangerh mojo

    john pluripotent

    oroboros quixotic

    palooka psychasthenic

    plethora wabe

    prolagus ingenue

    pterodactyl bladder

    rolig esemplastic

    seanahan groovin'

    sionnach sunflower

    skipvia goodbye

    whichbe zoetrope

    yarb yarb

    August 1, 2008

  • having recently pushed a piano off the 3rd story balcony, I can confirm that this is indeed what it sounds like.

    August 1, 2008

  • "What beautiful and priceless potlatches the affluent society will see – whether it likes it or not – when the younger generation discovers the exuberance of the pure gift; a growing passion for stealing books, clothes, food, weapons or jewelry simply for the pleasure of giving them away"

    -Raoul Vaneigem, The Revolution of Everyday Life

    July 31, 2008

  • I'm no romanticizer of suicide... however, The Sorrows of Young Werther is one of my all-time favorite books. I can no longer think or hear of suicide without young beloved Werther coming to mind.

    July 31, 2008

  • here it is

    lithuanian summer

    katedra katédra is the title to the last image in the second row...

    July 30, 2008

  • Lithuanian, meaning: Cathedral, eater of cats.

    there's a link coming...

    July 30, 2008

  • this phrase has inspired me to add this:

    katedra katédra

    July 30, 2008

  • I like the idea of stale, State-owned water falling from the sky.

    July 30, 2008

  • I noticed the same thing reesetee, and thought it was quite curious.

    July 30, 2008

  • how about the dawn treader

    July 30, 2008

  • utility curb, boring and mundane though it may be, performs many useful, and sometimes vital purposes.

    July 28, 2008

  • the stardust was imploded.

    July 28, 2008

  • "Banal ideas cannot be rescued by beautiful execution.�?

    sentence 32. Sol Lewitt. Sentences on Conceptual Art

    July 27, 2008

  • I started counting my blessings, got to three, and nearly died of boredom.

    please don't ask me to do that again.

    nice editing job c_b (btw)

    July 26, 2008

  • far from it!

    July 26, 2008

  • pretty sure I'd like this one, were I to ever meet him.

    July 26, 2008

  • you're making me blush dontcry.

    July 26, 2008

  • yarb: you mean banality knows no boundaries? shocking.

    sionnach: both old enough, and young enough to not give a fuck.

    Nice quote, however. where did it come from? I'd love to know.

    July 26, 2008

  • someone pass me the sweat tea, please.

    July 26, 2008

  • interestingly, Thomas KINKADE is a rather mediocre artist. And much loved by Americans, nationwide.

    July 26, 2008

  • allows?

    Actually, I didn't ask permission.

    Nor do I intend to ever do so.

    July 26, 2008

  • No thanks dontcry. I stand by what I said. A homogenized Nation can only be properly described by a sweeping generalization as such.

    you may ask me to be careful... however, I choose to be carefree!

    July 26, 2008

  • In grammer school, I was always one of the smart kids in class. It wasn't long before I started to feel shamed for this. By middle school, i was trying to get bad grades in order to be cool.

    I didn't succeed very well... regardless of my poor performance, It was hard for me to get less than a B.

    I should never have graduated high school considering my performance. I skipped class regularly, and rarely completed assignments. When I did complete them, however, I always received good marks... and so, somehow, I graduated with a 2.9 GPA.

    I grew up in a family of American Illiterates... meaning that they only read the traffic signs and advertisements that are placed in front of them. I was never encouraged to read books.

    Americans love mediocrity. From the food they eat, to the words they speak.

    I am pleased to have developed a very defined hatred for such...

    "A mental disease has swept the planet: banalization. Everyone is hypnotized by production and conveniences - sewage system, elevator, bathroom, washing machine...

    Presented with the alternative of love or a garbage disposal unit, young people of all countries have chosen the garbage disposal unit."

    July 26, 2008

  • you are a white striped gem.

    July 26, 2008

  • you've gone above and beyond... I'm impressed.

    I was simply going to say: get yourself dead, ted

    July 26, 2008

  • suicide?

    (this may open the door for an entirely new list...unless of course it already exists somewhere)

    first entry:

    jump off a cliff, Cliff.

    July 25, 2008

  • does wisdom perhaps appear on earth as a raven, inspired by the smell of carrion?


    July 25, 2008

  • fixie?

    July 25, 2008

  • if you can hear a piano fall, you can hear me comin down the hall.

    July 25, 2008

  • "We've got so many tchotchkes

    we've pratically emptied the Louvre

    In most of our palaces

    there's hardly room to manoeuvre

    I shan't go to Bali today

    I must stay home and Hoovre

    up the gold dust

    That doesn't mean we're in love"

    the Magnetic Fields, Zebra

    plenty of good word playfulness going on here.

    July 23, 2008

  • How lofty can a list that implies reservation really be?

    I think maybe the loftometer is malfunctioning.

    A wiggle 'n' a waggle isn't really my style... bullshitting, however, is!

    July 19, 2008

  • well, considering that "interesting" is a rather trite adjective, I suppose that most of them could be considered at least somewhat "interesting."

    Lofty, however, is a word that cannot be used so generously.

    Of all the lists that approach, or possibly achieve loftiness... this is certainly the loftiest.

    After all, it was the Heav'nly Muse whose was thence invoked to aid Milton's advent'rous song... pursuing things unattempted yet in prose or rhyme.

    July 18, 2008

  • Yes.

    July 18, 2008

  • Mark 9:46 - Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.

    July 18, 2008

  • welter

    July 18, 2008

  • So stretched out huge in length the Arch-Fiend lay

    Chained on the burning lake, nor ever thence

    Had ris'n or heaved his head, but that the will

    And high permission or all-ruling Heaven

    Left him at large to his own dark designs

    July 18, 2008

  • ...Farewell Happy fields

    Where joy for ever dwells: hail horrors, hail

    Infernal world, and thou profoundest hell

    Receive thy new possessor: One who brings

    A mind not to be changed by place or time.

    The mind is its own place, and in itself

    Can make a heav'n of hell, a hell of heav'n.

    July 18, 2008

  • this isn't the only place where a lot of fraughttage is going on...

    see gambol

    July 16, 2008

  • to be used in a similar context as the word hella

    July 16, 2008

  • "I wanna be wreckless, but I'm feeling so uptight"

    July 16, 2008

  • Milton accents the U - obdúrate

    July 15, 2008

  • "the high Capitol of Satan and his peers" Paradise Lost

    July 15, 2008

  • Architect of pandemonium in Paradise Lost,

    whom the greeks call Hephaestus, the crippled smith,

    and the Romans Vulcan

    July 15, 2008

  • ...their great Dictator, whose attempt

    At first against mankind so well had thrived

    In Adam's overthrow, and led their march

    From Hell's deep-vaulted den to dwell in light,

    Regents, and potentates, and kings, yea gods...

    paradise regained -Milton

    July 15, 2008

  • soon to be picturesque ruins...

    July 15, 2008

  • I am one of these.

    July 12, 2008

  • "To survive, the spectacle must have social control. It can recuperate a potentially threatening situation by shifting ground, creating dazzling alternatives- or by embracing the threat, making it safe and then selling it back to us"

    July 12, 2008

  • no sweat.

    to answer another question concerning the "shade" of black that is standard in CMYK printing: it is called process black

    July 9, 2008

  • the K does not stand for black. It stands for "key." In printing, black is the "key block". Traditionally, black is printed last, bringing the image together as a whole.

    July 9, 2008

  • It's prudent to pull a number of proofs before printing an edition.

    July 8, 2008

  • the exquisite corpse will drink the new wine

    July 7, 2008

  • gutter punk?

    July 7, 2008

  • indeed

    July 7, 2008

  • "Sterility. Sterility on all sides. As far as the eye can see the infertile desert lies in the pitiless glare of the merciless sun, a lifeless, trackless, feckless, fuckless waste strown with the bodies of luckless wayfarers."

    Ursula K Le Guin -the Dispossessed

    July 7, 2008

  • "pictures of the floating world"

    July 7, 2008

  • no... however, Thereupon yeilding to the graces of God, our master architect, we have on this day, Aug. 6, 1940, between six and seven am, revealed truthfully, however swiftly his influences, a picture of Lievres' heavenly home, stressing in particular the vista they shall have of the rotunda crowned by a lofty dome of superior lovliness, the whole far, far above the power of mankind to rear aground.

    July 7, 2008

  • good to pull

    July 7, 2008

  • Pantone Matching System

    July 7, 2008

  • We sincerely believe we have delineated the most remarkable and singular impression ever possible of expressing in terms of decorative architecture unique to extremes hardly possible of visualization unless one has actually experienced the oddly intrinsic throbbing ordeal, thereupon we feel we have produced the most picturesque and precious piece of, or at least essayed the initial move in what may be considered a new movement in the history of art.

    July 1, 2008

  • Architecture Made To Entertain

    June 30, 2008

  • A product of the spirit of cooperation.

    The loftier feelings mankind experience when the spirit of cooperation prevails.

    June 30, 2008

  • Yield To Total Elation

    June 30, 2008

  • Meaning "wait a moment"

    June 30, 2008

  • "we turn in the night, consumed by fire"

    a palindrome, and film by Guy Debord

    June 25, 2008

  • Peoria is an awful city.

    June 22, 2008

  • A dutch group of mid-20th century artists.

    CoBrA: standing for Copenhagen, Brussels, Amsterdam

    June 21, 2008

  • unmarried

    June 20, 2008

  • the loftiest list on all of wordie.

    How about adding "Betwixt"

    June 20, 2008

  • They slept until the black raven,

    the blithe hearted

    proclaimed the joy of heaven

    - Beowulf

    June 20, 2008

  • so stretched out huge in length the Arch-Fiend lay

    chained on the burning lake, nor ever thence

    had ris'n or heaved his head, but that the will

    & high permission of all-ruling heaven

    left him at large to his own dark designs,

    that with reiterated crimes he might

    heap on himself damnation, while he sought

    evil to others, & enraged might see

    how all malice served but to bring forth

    infinite goodness, grace & mercy shown

    on man seduced, but on himself

    treble confusion, wrath & vengence poured.

    -Milton, paradise lost

    I think here it's being used to mean "threefold"

    June 20, 2008

  • better yet, a British new wave/post punk band

    June 17, 2008

  • What spark of humanity, of a possible creativity, can remain alive in a being dragged out of sleep at six every morning, jolted about in suburban trains, deafened by the racket of machinery, bleached and steamed by meaningless sounds and gestures, spun dry by statistical controls, and tossed out at the end of the day into the entrance halls of railway stations, those cathedrals of departure for the hell of weekdays and the nugatory paradise of weekends, where the crowd communes in weariness and boredom?

    The Revolution of Everyday Life

    by Raoul Vaneigem

    June 17, 2008

  • well, okay. I'm no preacher or zealous adherent of ideologies either.

    but... some gay men are sick of being asked if they are a "top" or a "bottom" and have no desire to be either... This concern has lead to the usage of the word frot in the way originally described by the anonymous urban lexicographer...as well as others. Thats all.

    Referencing other cultures, and earlier epochs can only go so far. The imagination is more powerful than the memory. We all possess the propensity to develop new terms and languages, & It is preferable to do so in order to avoid stagnation and more importantly, domination. There is no omniscient lexical authority which we must obey. The so-called authority of mirriam-webster is no more valid than that of all the contributors on wikipedia, wiktionary, wordie, or urban dictionary.

    interactive sites such as these, in my opinion are even more valid, as they help to eliminate authority and passivity.

    "burn all libraries, and allow to remain only that which everyone knows by heart. A beautiful age of legend will then begin!"

    June 17, 2008

  • I can certainly respect the fact that many men sincerely enjoy anal penetration, however, "gay" and "anal" have almost become synonymous. Unfortunately, this notion is quite stereotypical and erroneous. The term frot is important, i feel, because it helps to dispel this myth, and open up the possibility for young gay men (and everyone else) to realize that there are other things that men do in bed together... and "frot" is not meant to simply be just the next best thing to the "real" way to have gay sex... Nonetheless, I'm pleased to see that good old-fashioned Man Lovin' has received such attention on this website!

    June 17, 2008

  • this definition requires one to use the imagination a bit I guess... maybe it's somewhat esoteric. It made perfect sense to me when I originally read it on the UD website... but without a prior knowledge, I can now see the possible confusion.

    To be straightforward (for all the straight folks)- Frot is when two men achieve orgasm by rubbing their cocks together. The second paragraph is trying to explain that some men consciously choose frot as a sexual preference... especially over anal sex.

    June 16, 2008

  • a printmaking term, used in offset lithography, when front and back sides of paper are printed on simultaneosly. voilá!

    June 15, 2008

  • Used in the gay community as a term for an activity involving sexual gratification by rubbing that occurs between two men who do not wish, usually out of preference, to engage in anal intercourse.

    etymology: contraction of 'frottage'

    This growing movement of men into frot who disown anal sex is not simply a matter of sexual taste. It goes farther than that, for it's a rejection of the overly and unhealthily feminized self-image of gay men that has dominated our lives for generations (urban dictionary)

    June 15, 2008

  • I... I wanna be...

    February 11, 2008

  • “A technique of transient passage through varied ambiances. The dérive entails playful-constructive behavior and awareness of psychogeographical effects; which completely distinguishes it from the classical notions of the journey or the stroll.�? -Guy Debord, Theory of the Dérive.

    January 26, 2008

  • this is not a comment on not a comment

    January 20, 2008

  • you should consider adding TVP to your list... textured vegetable protein!

    January 20, 2008

  • arising out of a struggle against poverty, trade & retail has overshot its ultimate goal — the liberation of humanity from material cares — and has become an omnipresent obsessive image...

    Abolish work!

    January 20, 2008

  • ...but, it's late, & I've got to get up early for work.

    January 19, 2008

  • all persons engaged in trade or retail.

    cramped in body, vulgar in taste

    January 19, 2008

  • "the sun that never sets over the empire of modern passivity..."

    January 19, 2008

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  • You cannot escape the charge that you have previously engaged in the amazing pastime that is IDENTIFY THE WORDIE.

    You are therefore prime target material for inviting to IDENTIFY THE WORDIENIK.

    The whole of the bit of Wordnik that joins in on this would be truly honoured should you participate this time round.

    Easily find the right page right now because it is currently the most commented on list shown on the Community page.

    April 14, 2011

  • See darqueau.

    May 27, 2009

  • Welcome back!

    February 5, 2009

  • Darqueau, did you abandon us?

    December 29, 2008

  • ...and some people say we can't be good parents.

    August 6, 2008

  • Darqueau, thanks for co-adopting Calenrow's list. :-)

    August 6, 2008

  • thanks for your comment on my page, D.

    July 27, 2008

  • if I could just hear your pretty voice I don't think I need to see at all *hums*

    July 25, 2008

  • if you can hear a piano fall, you can hear me comin down the hall.

    July 25, 2008

  • fee-ee-ee-ee-ww-ww-ww-kreng. I'm almost sure.

    June 16, 2008

  • I believe it's pianomatopoeia.

    February 11, 2008