Comments by djsalinger

  • This word is also popular with verbose and ironically inactive anarchists.

    May 27, 2009

  • I think wordie is a loud confused noise from many sources.

    May 27, 2009

  • My mum told me what this word meant in the car today.

    We were playing a number plate game where you have to make a true statement out of the three grouped letters. It was a good drive.

    May 26, 2009

  • There's a photography magazine called this.

    It's got pictures in it.

    May 26, 2009

  • Malcolm Gladwell's thinking of behaviours as epidemic in The Tipping Point.

    From yawning and shopping to smoking and suicide.

    May 26, 2009

  • How is "terrorist" not on here?

    People were always making that perceived inversion as a subversive political comment on the blinkered pov of his sympathisers.

    Also those good bush/bad bush tshirts are worth mentioning. Two types of good bush apparantly.

    May 26, 2009

  • Wordie is counter-revolutionary.

    March 20, 2009

  • Theoretical bands do most of the stuff bands do without actually practicing or performing. Songs are conceptualized, our 'sound' is considered. We talk about not having a band look and just looking like ourselves but better. And so on.

    As for status as semi-retired poet, there are few benefits. I mainly potter these days. It used to be a passion and a focus but I was signed of on incapacity and am now operating under a reduced workload more appropriate to my tolerance for the stresses of life as a poet.

    Hope that clarifies things, Rolig.


    (that's an emoticon in a beret)

    March 17, 2009

  • They used to have some jeans that exact size outside the Dinosaw (sic) Market in Hereford, our quaint version of the eclectic and overpriced second-hand vintage bric-a-shops that populate such tiresome haunts as Camden.

    March 12, 2009

  • Spirit Guide - I understand that this site is about sharing words, but the overall objective is unclear. I appreciate that a dictatorial usage policy on behalf of the site creators would reduce it's enjoyability but find the whole thing somewhat confusing. Do you just list words you like, or have something to say about? To what extent do people interact on here? Any general etiquette tips from the perspective of someone more familiar with 'flickr without the pictures' would be appreciated. I'm not so concerned with impressing people as not looking like a bozo.

    March 12, 2009

  • in 'King Dork' the endearing Catcher-baiting Holdenesque narrator sees his teachers 'devil head' every time he uses an unusual or showy word. His teacher mispronounces words quite imaginatively. I think it is relevant to this site. Plus it's a kick-ass book. Sorry, rippingly-good yarn (devil head).

    March 12, 2009

  • Northern English use as soft drink as opposed to slightly dated word for lemonade or other tooth-rotting carbonate.

    Also a type of music, short for popular, obviously.

    Grandfather. Affectionately.

    March 12, 2009

  • There's a Calexico song called this and I never knew what it meant. Might have only had one 'r' in though.

    March 12, 2009

  • Something erotic about this. Shant go into specifics for sake of prudency. Cellos are also erotic I reckon.

    March 12, 2009

  • I was messing about on the guitar I share with my sister today and these words fell out; not literally. That would have been good though.


    What do I do on a sunny afternoon

    Holding the string of a helium balloon

    Staring at the door and waiting for you

    On a sunny afternoon?

    The balloon's running out of helium,

    but I'm still breathing oxygen.

    The sun's burning it's hydrogen

    While I wait for you.

    The balloon lies limp on the floor

    A remnant from the night before

    Nobody's knocking on the door;

    Especially not you.

    March 12, 2009

  • Do you want to be my imaginary friend/tour guide?

    I'm not really sure I understand this site. It's interesting though. I feel like my brain is atrophying less than usual.

    March 12, 2009

  • Thankyou for easing my pain. Sometimes it does mean they're not after you, it seems.

    March 12, 2009

  • Also applied to photography, in the often accidental darkening around the edge of a print. The type that makes the Lomo Compact Automat distinctive as an image making device.

    March 12, 2009

  • Taking the "u" out of most words creates instant Thom Yorkisms.

    Somehow becomes satirical comment on society. Makes the word "glamour" seem rather bland and inept at even describing timeless elegance nevermind the vacuity of contemporary society etc etc.

    March 12, 2009

  • "Aloha means goodbye, and also hello. It is in how you inflect..."

    S. Malkmus

    March 12, 2009

  • used as a colour, by Sylvia Plath.

    as a noun, referring to iron oxide, a rough but fragile corruption of a once strong metal, broken by the elements.

    March 12, 2009

  • Malachy McCourt's mis-hearing of "amongst women". Even better than "Dance Settee" as milked for comic effect by Lee and Herring.

    March 12, 2009

  • Morouge is an arabic word. My parents named the house I grew up in Morouge. I think it means fields or farm, our small house was on an area that used to be farm land. I like how it sounds and it has good associations for me.

    March 12, 2009

  • Needle and the Damage Done + Donnie Darko + Tolkein = a strong argument for beauty or at least resonance.

    Most beautful pairing? The jury is surely still out.

    March 12, 2009

  • This word was thrown out semi-accusatorily at me in a late night conversation. I had to ask what it meant.

    Apparantly, in heteronormative thinking there is an assumption of a dichotomy that does not exist.

    March 12, 2009

  • This was already listed, proving there are no new thoughts. I thought my friend invented this on Facebook chat and I was hoping to share it with the word-loving internet addicted public. That my hopes were dashed in this pitiful fashion makes me unlaugh.

    March 12, 2009

  • I used to write short things that I called poems. In several of these moths would come up. I think I liked them because they are fragile. I think I liked them because they are drawn to a light they circle but never reach, and that their attraction to it is a malfunction. They are not only nighttime butterflies, but their plainer cousins, the leaf to the flower. Therefore more beautiful.

    March 12, 2009

  • I'll settle down with some old story

    about a boy who's just like me,

    thought there was love in everything

    and everyone you're so naive.

    They always reach a sorry ending,

    They always get it in the end...

    December 27, 2008