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dbekeny commented on the user erinmckean
I have seen unabridged dictionaries of various sizes. Makes it more wonderful to wander.
May 13, 2011
dbekeny commented on the word heifer
Say! Get in there before I make a dime bank
out of you! Listen, kid, are you going to
let that old Gulch heifer try and buffalo
July 9, 2010
dbekeny commented on the word kowtow
...I'd click my heel
All the trees would kneel
And the mountains bow
And the bulls kowtow
dbekeny commented on the word chintz
Would be satin, and not cotton, and not
I'd command each thing, be it fish or fowl
dbekeny commented on the word cruller
Well, don't start posing for it now. Here,
here -- can't work on an empty stomach.
Have some crullers.
dbekeny commented on the word beneficent
The beneficent Oz has every intention of
July 8, 2010
dbekeny commented on the word Early on
What's wrong with "earlier"?
June 14, 2010
dbekeny commented on the word Absolutely
Remember when we just said, YES? Absolutely.
dbekeny commented on the word par ardua ad alta
"through difficulties to the stars".
June 12, 2010
Good people of Oz, this is positively the
finest exhibition ever to be shown --
-- yes -- well -- be that as it may -- I,
your Wizard par ardua ad alta, am about to
embark upon a hazardous and technically
unexplainable journey into the outer
dbekeny commented on the word vengeance
You stay out of this! I'm here for
vengeance! So it was you, was it? You killed
June 11, 2010
dbekeny commented on the word valor
Well, you can't. As for you, my fine
friend -- you're a victim of disorganized
thinking. You are under the unfortunate
delusion that simply because you run away
from danger, you have no courage. You're
confusing courage with wisdom. Back where
I come from, we have men who are called
heroes. Once a year, they take their
fortitude out of mothballs and parade it
down the main street of the city. And they
have no more courage than you have. But!
They have one thing that you haven't got!
A medal! Therefore -- for meritorious....
conduct, extraordinary valor, conspicuous
bravery against wicked witches, I award you
the Triple Cross.
dbekeny commented on the word unprecedented
This is a highly irregular procedure! This
is absolutely unprecedented!
dbekeny commented on the word testimonial
...back where I come from there are men who
do nothing all day but good deeds. They
are called phil...er -- er -- phil -- er,
yes...good-deed-doers. And their hearts
are no bigger than yours. But! They have
one thing you haven't got! A testimonial
dbekeny commented on the word vested
Therefore, by virtue of the authority
vested in me by the Universitatus
Committeeatum e plurbis unum, I hereby
confer upon you the honorary degree of Th.D
dbekeny commented on the word jabber-wapping
Here, here, what's all this jabber-wapping
when there's work to be done? I know three
shiftless farm hands that'll be out of a
job before they know it!
dbekeny commented on the word stratosphere
dbekeny commented on the word savoir faire
That certain air of savoir faire
In the Merry Old Land of Oz!
dbekeny commented on the word rapture
The sum of the square roots of any two
sides of an isosceles triangle is equal to
the square root of the remaining side. Oh
joy, rapture! I've got a brain!
dbekeny commented on the word prowess
Yeh, it's sad, believe me, Missy
When you're born to be a sissy,
Without the vim and verve.
But I could show my prowess --
Be a lion not a mou-ess --
If I only had the nerve
I'm afraid there's no denyin'
I'm just a dande-lion --
A fate I don't deserve.
I'd be brave as a blizzard --
dbekeny commented on the word verve
dbekeny commented on the word vim
dbekeny commented on the word tedious
Oh, I'm not feeling at all well. You see,
it's very tedious being stuck up here all
day long with a pole up your back.
dbekeny commented on the word vernacular
Better get under cover, Sylvester --
there's a storm blowing up -- a whopper, to
speak in the vernacular of the peasantry.
Poor little kid -- I hope she gets home all
dbekeny commented on the word peasantry
dbekeny commented on the word muddled
Well, I'm a little muddled. The Munchkins
called me because a new witch has just
dropped a house on the Wicked Witch of the
East. And there's the house, and here you
are, and that's all...
dbekeny commented on the word obstructed
As for you, my galvanized friend, you want
a heart! You don't know how lucky you are
not to have one. Hearts will never be
practical until they can be made
unbreakable. I could have been a world
figure, a power among men, a - a successful
wizard, had I not been obstructed by a heart.
dbekeny commented on the word resourceful
Please, sir. We've done what you told us.
We've brought you the broomstick of the
Wicked Witch of the West. We melted her.
...you liquidated her, eh? Very....
dbekeny commented on the word liquidated
dbekeny commented on the word infinite
That's right. Here -- sit right down here.
That's it. Ha ha! This -- this is the same
genuine, magic, authentic crystal used by
the Priests of Isis and Osiris in the days
of the Pharaohs of Egypt -- in which
Cleopatra first saw the approach of Julius
Caesar and Marc Anthony, and -- and so on
-- and so on. Now, you -- you'd better
close your eyes, my child, for a moment --
in order to be better in tune with the
infinite. We -- we can't do these things
...reaching out into the....
dbekeny commented on the word genuflect
And the sparrow would take wing
'F -- I...'f -- I...were King!
Each rabbit would show respect to me. The
...genuflect to me.
Though my tail would lash
I would show compash
For every underling.
'F -- I...'f -- I --- were King
dbekeny commented on the word galvanized
dbekeny commented on the word mettle
When a man's an empty kettle,
He should be on his mettle.
And yet I'm torn apart.
Just because I'm presumin'
That I could be kind-a human,
If I only had a heart.
June 10, 2010
dbekeny commented on the word fortitude
dbekeny commented on the word contraption
I saw you tinkering with that contraption,
Hickory. Now, you and Hunk get back to that
dbekeny commented on the word meritorious
dbekeny commented on the word conspicuous
dbekeny commented on the word mediocre
Why, anybody can have a brain. That's a
very mediocre commodity. Every pusillanimous
creature that crawls on the earth -- or
slinks through slimy seas has a brain!
dbekeny commented on the word commodity
dbekeny commented on the word cataclysmic
...I -- ah -- on the contr -- -- Here --
Well, you force me into a cataclysmic
decision. The only way to get Dorothy back
to Kansas is for me to take her there myself!
dbekeny commented on the word bovine
You billowing bale of bovine fodder!
dbekeny commented on the word gravitate
Not really "electromagnetism"
June 9, 2010
dbekeny commented on the word APP
APP as in Application for iAnything
dbekeny commented on the word confer
confer upon you the honorary degree of Th.D.
dbekeny commented on the word careworn
Yes, there's -- there's a woman -- she's....
...she's wearing a polka-dot dress....
...her face is careworn.
dbekeny commented on the word caliginous
You dare to come to me for a heart, do you?
You clinking, clanking, clattering
collection of caliginous....junk!
dbekeny commented on the word effrontery
And you, Scarecrow, have the effrontery to
ask for a brain?
June 7, 2010
dbekeny commented on the word advent
Times being what they were, I accepted the
job, -- retaining my balloon against the
advent of a quick get-away.
And in that balloon, my dear Dorothy, you
and I will return to the land of E Pluribus
dbekeny commented on the word pusillanimous
June 2, 2010
dbekeny commented on the word aver
As Coroner, I must aver
I thoroughly examined her.
And she's not only merely dead,
She's really, most sincerely dead.
dbekeny commented on the word regally
As Mayor of the Munchkin City
In the County of the Land of Oz
I welcome you most regally
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