edwardvielmetti commented on the word juju
variously "good juju" or "bad juju"; cf. mojo.
October 19, 2008
edwardvielmetti commented on the word nado
March 15, 2008
edwardvielmetti commented on the word haircut contagion
A fall in value in assets in a hedge fund provokes a margin call, forcing the fund to sell assets to bring leverage back to its initial level. However, the lender now imposes a higher margin, or "haircut", as the assets are now riskier. This in turn forces further borrowing and further sales.
March 10, 2008
edwardvielmetti commented on the word unarmed
compare disarmed, disarming
edwardvielmetti commented on the word proffreader
from digital-text mailing list:Klaus Graf recently used a new but potentially very useful word, probably by mistake, "proffread". I am going to use this word to mean "reading by academics". Perhaps I should issue a version of each of my books, full of mistakes, specially for proffreaders, to keep them happy.
December 17, 2007
edwardvielmetti commented on the word structuration
December 15, 2007
edwardvielmetti commented on the word djangonaut
"So we have another Djangonaut in Prague that is travelling aroundEurope and asked if he could meetup with other Django users "http://groups.google.com/group/django-cs/browse_thread/thread/82b761c13d17dab
December 4, 2007
edwardvielmetti commented on the word micropolis
Granbury, Texas, Isn't a Rural Town: It's a 'Micropolis' Census Bureau Adopts Term For Main Street America, And Marketers Take Note Beans, Ribs and StarbucksWSJ 2004
December 3, 2007
edwardvielmetti commented on the word omphaloskeptic
Steven Goldstein, formerly nsf Program Officer for International Networking, was the primary nsf contact for nordunet for many years. In his view, nordunet in the early 1990s was clearly distinguished from other European networks: “nordunet seemed to be the only networking organization in Europe that understood the real world. The rest of Europe at the time was mired in omphaloskeptic network protocol politics over the osi suite, ptt monopolistic intransigence, and hierarchic government sponsor control. I can recall one nordunet meeting in Helsinki where one of the speakers kept referring to ‘nordunet and Europe’ – down there, pointing as if there were a map on the whiteboard – as if they were very separate and distinct entities.�? The History of Nordunet.
November 30, 2007
edwardvielmetti commented on the word unemplloyd
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071118/ap_on_sp_co_ne/fbc_michigan_carr"carr out as michigan coach"
November 19, 2007
edwardvielmetti commented on the list foodie-wordies
My son Saul says: "This is making me hungry".
November 18, 2007
edwardvielmetti commented on the word martini luge
ice sculpture with a channel carved for pouring alcohol through it to make it very, very cold.
November 10, 2007
edwardvielmetti commented on the word roflcopter
In Soviet Russia, the roflcopter laughs at you.
edwardvielmetti commented on the word 《♜�?☣》
you're going to the top floor of the chemistry building to make some quiet phone calls?
November 6, 2007
edwardvielmetti commented on the word parochial altruism
The Coevolution of Parochial Altruism and War , ScienceExcerpts: Altruism - benefiting fellow group members at a cost to oneself- and parochialism - hostility toward individuals not of one's own ethnic,racial, or other group - are common human behaviors. The intersection ofthe two - which we term "parochial altruism" - is puzzling from anevolutionary perspective because altruistic or parochial behavior reducesone's payoffs by comparison to what one would gain by eschewing thesebehaviors. But parochial altruism could have evolved if parochialismpromoted intergroup hostilities and the combination of altruism andparochialism contributed to success in these conflicts.* 35 The Coevolution of Parochial Altruism and War, Jung-Kyoo Choi ,Samuel Bowles, 07/10/26, Science : 636-640.
edwardvielmetti commented on the word �?�
not in the big character set!in the little character set it's �?�the name is floral heart
November 2, 2007
edwardvielmetti commented on the word fleur-de-lys
is that this?floral heart �?�
edwardvielmetti commented on the word crufty
When referring to URLs, 'cruft' is the parts which are only relevant or meaningful to the people who created the site, such as implementation details of the computer system which serves the page. Examples of URL cruft include file extensions such as .php or .html, and internal organisational details such as /public/ or /~users/john/work/drafts/ (see also Clean URLs).
November 1, 2007
edwardvielmetti commented on the word cruftless permalinks
see also crufty
For cruftless permalinks, you must use mod_rewrite, and IIS (common on Windows servers) does not support mod_rewrite. If you are using Apache 2.0.54, on Windows, mod_rewrite may work (provided it is enabled in apache\conf\httpd.conf).
edwardvielmetti commented on the word ♖☞
see towers open fire
edwardvielmetti commented on the word papeles
Directed by Michael Winterbottom (24 Hour Party People), this science-fiction thriller presents the story of a doomed love affair set in the near future. Here, privileged classes live and work inside cities; while non-citizens are left to eek out a miserable existence outside the city walls in vast deserts. No one may leave their designated zones without special visas known as “papeles.�? William Geld (played by Tim Robbins) is a Seattle investigator sent to Shanghai to ferret out the culprit responsible for producing fraudulent papels. During his investigation, William meets Maria Gonzalez (played by Samantha Morton), a woman with whom he has a passionate affair that leads him to break one of the society’s most severe laws – Code 46. 93 Minutes
October 31, 2007
edwardvielmetti commented on the word twopointopian
Did you catch that? Listen closely - First she says twopointopians are “cultists who don’t like disagreement�? and then, when I disagree with her, she changes tactics and says “the twopointopians don’t like it her blog post because it’s critical.�?(David King)
October 30, 2007
edwardvielmetti commented on the word calculor
In the final Greatwinter book the emerging technology is zapped by Mirrorsun, EMP-style. This forces fallback to the old human powered/slave conscriptcalculors full of scientists and mathematicians.
edwardvielmetti commented on the word sofa pillows
edwardvielmetti commented on the word arbcamp
October 28, 2007
edwardvielmetti commented on the word bee space
Langstroth's crucial insight -- "I could scarcely refrain from shouting 'Eureka!' in the open streets," he wrote of the moment of revelation -- was the concept of "bee space." He realized that while honeybees will seal up passageways that are either too large or too small, they will leave open passages that are just the right size to allow a bee to pass through comfortably. Langstroth determined that if frames were placed at this "bee-space" interval of three-eighths of an inch, bees would build honeycomb that could be lifted from the hive, rather than, as was the practice up to that point, sliced or hacked out of it.(via Jason Kottke)
October 27, 2007
edwardvielmetti commented on the word flashconf
flash mob + conference
edwardvielmetti commented on the word dotcomrade
I was looking at the Urban Dictionary and found a great word that communicates what many young people are experiencing. Many people in today’s culture have long distance friendships through the internet. The word that is being used for this is “dotcomrade.�? It means to have an acquaintance or someone that you chat with but have never actually met. Basically digital friendships! So who’s your dotcomrade?
October 26, 2007
As one gamer told a Stanford University researcher, in “real life ... we have little reliance on others and individuals are rarely thrown into life-or-death situations.�? These games attempt to simulate those missed experiences which require mutual trust for survival. In real life, we may not have comrades-in-arms, but online we can have “dotcomrades�?—friends to whom we pledge our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor (virtually, that is).
edwardvielmetti commented on the word hedgetard
No word on which hedgetards are involved but again let me say: Faceberg, you are some kind of wonderful. I mean it. Wow. Much love. (Fake Steve Jobs commenting on the Facebook deals of the day.)
October 25, 2007
edwardvielmetti commented on the word placelessness
Wow. Another new term: Placelessness = designing applications without knowing the physical context of the users. (Dan Brown, twitter)
edwardvielmetti commented on the word cold reboot
The future is here! I think I have to cold reboot the toaster because the software reset isn't working. (Mike Kuniavsky, twitter)
as noted by Nicole Burguess on Urban Dictionary.
edwardvielmetti commented on the word litost
"Litost is an untranslatable Czech word. Its first syllable, which is long and stressed, sounds like the wail of an abandoned dog. As for the meaning of this word, I have looked in vain in other languages for an equivalent, though I find it difficult to imagine how anyone can understand the human soul without it." - Milan Kundera, The Book Of Laughter And Forgetting
October 24, 2007
edwardvielmetti commented on the word pseudoplasmodium
The identical amoebas within this pseudoplasmodium – or slug – begin to differentiate and take on specialized roles.http://www.damninteresting.com/?p=901
edwardvielmetti commented on the word locative art
from wm gibson spook country.see also locative, neogeography
edwardvielmetti commented on the word pyrogeography
Biogeographer and remote sensing specialist Stephen Yool runs the Pyrogeography Research Laboratory (PRL). The PRL specializes in the biogeography of wildfire - pyrogeography, to coin a term.
October 23, 2007
edwardvielmetti commented on the word pyrography
Pyrography is the art of decorating wood or other materials with burn marks resulting from the controlled application of a heated object. (wikipedia)
edwardvielmetti commented on the word social shaping
Steady at number 2 is Social Shaping, although not a new term by any means it crops up a lot in papers and grant applications at the moment. In short the term can be linked back to MacKenzie and Wajcman's 1985 publication 'The Social Shaping of Technology' where they state that the characteristics of a society play a major part in deciding which technologies are adopted.
October 22, 2007
edwardvielmetti commented on the word robodoughnut
see citation at robodonut.
edwardvielmetti commented on the word robodonut
"punk rock robodoughnuts in the market!!!! they double bag them 'cause the grease will eat through just one bag. delicious"
edwardvielmetti commented on the word winsome
Chris Smither's song "Winsome Smile", last stanza:Time will wound all heelsAnd it ain’t prettyWith any luck at allShe’ll find some dope that you can pityYour loss is measured in illusionsAnd your gain is all in bittersweet intelligenceAnd your winsome smile will lose some of its innocenceYour winsome smileYour winsome smile will lose some of its innocence
edwardvielmetti commented on the word strozzapreti
ah, sorry - should have footnoted my comment @chained_bear - that was a quote from the Cook's Thesaurus.
edwardvielmetti commented on the word steampunk
Half the excitement about the online steampunk revival seems to source from the fact that it's only been done once before. That's what it comes to, in the anachronesis condition: it's exciting because it's only a bit old.Warren Ellis, http://suicidegirls.com/news/culture/22516/
edwardvielmetti commented on the word anachronesis
Partly that, maybe? Partly because we're in Reynolds' "anachronesis" -- living in a time of constant, delusional recursion, in a limbo of a dozen different pasts. Re-enactment, like living as a medieval soldier for a never-ending Renaissance Faire. Being Lenny Kravitz. Being the White Stripes. Record collection bands. People who like Amy Winehouse.http://suicidegirls.com/news/culture/22516/
edwardvielmetti commented on the word freundesnetzwerk
Am Markt gibt es viele sogenannte "Freundesnetzwerke", gegen die sich mapmyriends behaupten möchte. Einen wichtigen Beitrag soll dazu die Integration von Google Maps beitragen. Jeder Nutzer hat die Möglichkeit, seinen aktuellen geographischen Standort (sein Wohnort, sein Urlaubsdomizil, ...) als Adresse bei mapmyfriends zu hinterlegen.(openpr)see social network, social graph
edwardvielmetti commented on the word vaguery
"Vaguery is the primary tool of songwriters," Frey said. " 'I've seen fire and I've seen rain.' What the hell does that mean? But it works, it means whatever the listener wants it to mean."http://www.eaglesfans.com/info/birdwatching.htm
edwardvielmetti commented on the word scanning bee
On December 18th ,1999, residents of the Letcher County community of Blackey brought over 100 family photographs for scanning to the C.B. Caudill Store and History Center on Route 7 in Blackey for the first Appalachian Program Scanning Bee. Participants received color prints and enlargements of their images for a nominal fee, and the History Center and the Appalachian Archive kept digital copies of the images for their own collections. The event in Blackey was co-sponsored by the SKCTC Appalachian Program, the C.B. Caudill Store and History Center, and Appalshop.http://www.secc.kctcs.edu/AppalachianCenter/Program/Public.htm#scanbees
October 20, 2007
edwardvielmetti commented on the word enspiming
mysticbob. @vaguery what a coincedental word. i'm enspiming things for a client right now. parking that word firmly my the lexicon (via twitter)
edwardvielmetti commented on the word farm to fork
Brighton firm using RFID to track Hawaiian producePosted on 10/15/2007 9:44:13 AMBrighton-based Lowry Computer Products Monday announced that it will design and implement a passive radio frequency identification food traceability system for the Hawaii Department of Agriculture.Lowry will use iMotion sensor-based technology from Richardson, Texas-based GlobeRanger and hardware from Motorola Inc. into what it describes as a total "farm to fork" fresh harvest system for Hawaii.--Great Lakes IT Reporthttp://www.glitr.com/Article.asp?id=494383&spid;=
strozzapreti = strozzapretti Pronunciation: stroh-tzuh-PRAY-tee Notes: The name means "priest strangler" in Italian, and it refers to a pasta shape that resembles a rolled towel. Substitutes: gemelli OR penne OR casareccie OR fusillifrom: http://www.foodsubs.com/PastaShapes.html
October 19, 2007
edwardvielmetti commented on the word parts
Take away the important parts. (Oblique Strategies)
edwardvielmetti commented on the word mondegreens
see mondegreen, I hope.
edwardvielmetti commented on the word over dude
I love my kids mondegreens. Kaya this morning - “dad, we have to take this library book back today or it will be over dude�? - twitter via David Lee Kinghttp://www.davidleeking.com/2007/10/10/tracking-words-with-twitter/
edwardvielmetti commented on the word list
Make an exhaustive list of everything you might do and do the last thing on the listfrom Oblique Strategies, Brian Eno
edwardvielmetti commented on the word hurricanoes
you cataracts and hurricanoes, spout till you have drench'd our steeples, drowned the cocks!
edwardvielmetti commented on the word satisfice
Discovered Herbert Simon's "satisfice" term for "good enough" info. Yikes! I'm just 50 yrs behind the times!David Weinberger, twitter
October 18, 2007
edwardvielmetti commented on the word catastropharian
The advance patrol of the 76 million baby boom generation reaches age 65 in the year 2011. Catastropharian pundits and forecasters are already warning about a 'demographic time bomb' and a potential doubling of our tax burden to care for them. In early September, 2004, Alan Greenspan joined the doomsday chorus, urging cutbacks in funding for seniors before the crisis arrives. American Thinker, Jeff Goldsmith.http://www.americanthinker.com/2005/05/the_albatross_myth_boomers_nee.html
edwardvielmetti commented on the word porcupet
Did you know that a young porcupine is called a porcupet? Neither did I! A friend of mine who is a professional wildlife rehabber has an orphaned porcupet. It's already socialized to humans so she is continuing that and he will end up at either a zoo or wildlife center.Birdchick blog, http://www.birdchick.com/labels/porcupet.html
edwardvielmetti commented on the word neologotastic
So don’t dismiss making new words as an a-priori Bad Idea. Give it a shot. Not all your new words will survive, but neither do all your new ideas! If we all try, coining new words could be, for lack of a better word, neologotastic.Erin McKean, A Brief Message
edwardvielmetti commented on the word myfaceborkutspace
"What," you say? "How can that be? I already spend all my time on Myfaceborkutspace. My life is there. My friends are there. I lose an hour each time I even log into Myfaceborkutspace. Portals are so Web 1.0. I am all about Web 3.14159265." (Steve Rubel)
edwardvielmetti commented on the word spime
The next stage is an object that does not exist yet. It needs a noun, so that we can think about it. We can call it a "Spime," which is a neologism for an imaginary object that is still speculative. A Spime also has a kind of person who makes it and uses it, and that kind of person is somebody called a "Wrangler." At the moment, you are end-using Gizmos. My thesis here, my prophesy to you, is that, pretty soon, you will be wrangling Spimes.(Bruce Sterling, aka bruce flatware, Siggraph 2004)
edwardvielmetti commented on the word vizionary
So what is Vizionary?In a nutshell, a modified version of the family favorite "Pictionary". We took the basic premise and tweaked it to be played in a large group environment in a round-robin tournament style.from VizThink Toronto 5
edwardvielmetti commented on the word unicodeworking
hm, that first one is supposed to be ① as in circled digit one.
October 17, 2007
edwardvielmetti commented on the word meh
"OK, Pandora needs a "meh" button, too, not just "I don't like it" and "I love it". Maybe that would muddy the waters."cindi on twitter
see also enspiming
via @vaguerypresumably related to spime, not spotted in the wild yet
edwardvielmetti commented on the word neophobia
The study, led by Dr. Lucy Cooke of the department of epidemiology and public health at University College London, was published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in August. Dr. Cooke and others in the field believe it is the first to use a standard scale to investigate the contribution of genetics and environment to childhood neophobia. (NY Times)
edwardvielmetti commented on the word granular
OpenID, RapLeaf, Amazon S3, Amazon EC2, Undisposable. All of these services have one thing in common - they make web development more granular. By granular, we mean they are making web development componentized and outsourceable. (Read / Write Web)(heavy, heavy buzzword action)
edwardvielmetti commented on the word relegation
new term to use, forget "managing up" it's now called "Relegation"Jeremiah Owyang via Twitter
edwardvielmetti commented on the word duedecimal
I get all my books from Amazon now. I don't have to remember how the duedecimal system works, and I get free shipping. (some random blog commenter).(for dewey decimal system)
October 16, 2007
edwardvielmetti commented on the word innovation overload
In fact, if you’re a regular Springwise reader, you already know that we live in a world of absolute INNOVATION OVERLOAD: clever entrepreneurs, inventors, and marketers from all over are coming up with so many innovative ideas, that even innovation blogs have a hard time keeping track. (Trendwatching)Phrase via Jenny Levine via Twitter.
edwardvielmetti commented on the word ambo
The blue lights of an ambulance and a police car, which were featured in the homeless-people scene, pulsed in the darkness. Simon stood in the middle of it all, and crew members ran up to him with the smallest of questions: Do you like the way they’ve laid out the sleeping bags? What about the way the ambo and the squad car are positioned? (The New Yorker)
edwardvielmetti commented on the word biobreak
"Alpine harnesses are specifically designed to facilitate dropping the leg loops; work out how you will execute a biobreak or add pant layers while remaining tied in to the rope, one way or another." The Mountaineering Handbook, Connally, 2005 via Google Books
October 14, 2007
edwardvielmetti commented on the word hubbubcamp
Hence honesty became a ruling propensity; so that midst the hubbub of the maddest camp-life there was always found enough of righteousness to save the place. Aspersions were freely cast upon the moral and mercantile reputations of Californians from abroad, some of which it must be admitted were true, but many of them wholly unjust.Hubert Howe Bancroft, "Essays and Miscellany" 1890, as found in Google Books.
edwardvielmetti commented on the word evo-devo
Molecular biology (including the publication of the human genome) and the so-called evo-devo paradigm now permit us to establish new and often quite unexpected connections among very different species. (Seed Magazine)
edwardvielmetti commented on the word pitchforking
I'll definitely be personally following up with the organizers. I'm absolutely against any pitchforking -- and want to make sure that we, as the BarCamp community, can provide an example for how best to deal with issues where use of the BarCamp mark is contested. -- factoryjoe, Digg
edwardvielmetti commented on the word socialbookmarkoblogosphere
would that be the stumblesphere?
October 13, 2007
edwardvielmetti commented on the word kimchi
October 12, 2007
edwardvielmetti commented on the word propinquity
"Why did I keep going back and why did I give it two stars? As Zelda Gilroy used to say on Dobie Gillis: propinquity. And I like the lighting." (Yelp)
edwardvielmetti commented on the word pank
Another word we have is pank. It means to pat down something, as, " He panked down the sand around his sand castle." (Dictionary of American Regional English)
edwardvielmetti commented on the word data smog
But the interest in physical books overall seems diminished by the satiation of curiosity by a simple search on the internet, and the distraction of limitless data smog. Adam Parfrey, 10 Zen Monkeys
October 10, 2007
edwardvielmetti commented on the word ontariobahn
Highway 401 in Ontario, Canada runs from Windsor all the way across to the Quebec border and on to Montreal. Since the 1970s, the speed limit has been 100 km/h (about 62 mph), but actual average speeds along long stretches in the rural southwestern part of the province are often considerably higher, leading to the nickname Ontariobahn.(Autoblog)
LOL, I once talked to some Americans who travelled Highway 401 and were heading back to the US. They were really confused about the speed limits up here. They knew we used km/h up here but on the 401, everybody seemed to be doing 100 mph, not the posted 100km/h. All I could say was "well, it's 100 km/h but it isn't strictly enforced in some places." Welcome to the Ontariobahn.(Nissan Forums, 2003)
edwardvielmetti commented on the word sanserification
Cummings wrote back in the age of real type, but looked forward to what might be called the sanserification of print: the way our computer versions of type are dropping all the little vestiges of metal fonts — the serifs, or pleasing little curves and points jutting out from a letter in traditional fonts, and, for that matter, the hyphen, the comma, the quotation mark.(New York Times)
October 8, 2007
edwardvielmetti commented on the word posse
Andre the Giant has a posse.Charles Darwin has a posse.hypermodernism has a posse - Leslie Harpold.
October 6, 2007
edwardvielmetti commented on the word quadrigenarian
word of the day: quadrigenarian, a person in their 40's (@vaguery, Twitter)
edwardvielmetti commented on the word michago
Salon, Edward McClelland, 9/28/07:I've moved back to Michigan three times since college. My last attempt lasted a year -- until I was laid off. I now live on the North Side of Chicago, which is so crowded with my fellow economic refugees that we call it "Michago."
October 3, 2007
edwardvielmetti commented on the word hipster
the collective is 'a fixie of hipsters'
edwardvielmetti commented on the word fixie
a fixed wheel bicyclealso a collective noun: "a fixie of hipsters" (Erika Hall via Jason Kottke)
edwardvielmetti commented on the word aliquot
"the appropriate aliquot of love"
October 2, 2007
edwardvielmetti commented on the word michimex
"the world's saddest michimex burrito" - @bkerr
September 23, 2007
edwardvielmetti commented on the word surveillance
see panopticon, panspectron
September 17, 2007
edwardvielmetti commented on the word panopticon
compare with panspectronhttp://www.firstmonday.org/issues/issue11_7/braman/index.html"With the transition from a panopticon to a panspectron environment, the production of open information not only provides support for communities but also contributes to surveillance."
edwardvielmetti commented on the word panspectron
"With the transition from a panopticon to a panspectron environment, the production of open information not only provides support for communities but also contributes to surveillance."
edwardvielmetti commented on the word subweasel
a friend's comcast problems: "The cable weasels send their youngest subweasel to visit me yesterday"
August 30, 2007
edwardvielmetti commented on the word pescapocalypse
via @bkerr . e.g. vhs, flying asian carp, lampreys, leaky fish tanks
August 13, 2007
edwardvielmetti commented on the word frigtard
from fake steve jobs
August 8, 2007
edwardvielmetti commented on the word michigoose
see also michigandere.g. http://michagoose.blogspot.com/search/label/MichigooseSpeaking of Michigan nicknames, If you live in the upper penninsula you're a "UPer" (pronounced You-per) if you live in the lower penninsula you're a "troll" because you live "Under the bridge". If you are from Indiana, Illinois, or Ohio you're a "flatlander".So since I came from one of those states and now live in the lower penninsula and am female, I guess that would make me a "flatlander michagoose troll " plus since I'm a librarian who likes University of Michigan over Notre Dame I'm a wolverine librarian sooooo, that would make me a "flatlander michagoose wolverine librarian troll" note variant spellling here; michagoose in the text, michigoose in the tag.
August 1, 2007
edwardvielmetti commented on the word michigander
see also michigoose
edwardvielmetti commented on the word mackinachronism
http://maproomsystems.org/memoranda/?p=562"This word I just made up is correctly pronounced “Mack-in-aw-ro-nis-em�?, lest one wishes to appear a trollish Fudgie in the eyes of many a Yooper."
edwardvielmetti commented on the word puptuplets
when a lot of puppies are born. (lou and iris)
July 23, 2007
edwardvielmetti commented on the word dukey
It was another quiet day in the dukey, I mean the deuce. (@ascalon)refers to ann arbor, aka a squared, aka ace deuce, aka the deuce.
July 13, 2007
edwardvielmetti commented on the word ubifarm
ubi (short form of ubiquitous) + farm; by analogy with ubicomp.spotted in the wild at a2b3 today.
July 12, 2007
edwardvielmetti commented on the word rococoworking
more from the coworking crew.
June 6, 2007
edwardvielmetti commented on the word unicoworking
a variant on coworking and microcoworking.intended to mean "i'm working by myself", but @bkerr interpreted it as "i'm hiding out in some corner of the university that no one knows about, working by myself".first seen on twitter.
edwardvielmetti commented on the word bumbershoot
a funny word for umbrella, though this Swedish Chef video hints at it also being another name for blunderbuss: http://vielmetti.typepad.com/vacuum/2007/04/definitive_answ.html
April 28, 2007
edwardvielmetti commented on the word parasol
see also umbrella, bumbershoot
edwardvielmetti commented on the list a2b3
April 14, 2007
edwardvielmetti commented on the word dammit
what it sounds like when Jonathan says sandwich
edwardvielmetti commented on the word blog
"For What It's WorthI've decided to pronounce the word "weblog" as wee'- blog. Or "blog" for short." April/May 1999.http://www.peterme.com/archives/00000205.html
January 3, 2007
December 13, 2006
hot dog bun, egg bunmango puddinglapsang souchong, earl greyjukkim bop
inspired in part by pho
edwardvielmetti commented on the word dogfooding
to eat your own dogfood is to run production systems on beta code. you find and fix errors faster that way, so the story goes.if you're really brave you run on alpha code.see also bootstrapping
December 12, 2006
edwardvielmetti commented on the word unobtainium
i've heard that word recently in my own office!
edwardvielmetti commented on the word holding us back
as used:our level of achievement is holding us back.
December 11, 2006
edwardvielmetti commented on the word im
they don't use email, they use IM
edwardvielmetti commented on the word african-american farmers
one person telling a story refers to "black farmers". a second person commenting on that story in the same room says "african-american farmers". very relevant in context.
edwardvielmetti commented on the word black farmers
the "someone else" I referred to was in a meeting, not someone else on Wordie.
edwardvielmetti commented on the word golf course
i wish i had a library as nice as my golf course
edwardvielmetti commented on the word product
pushing a product = marketing
edwardvielmetti commented on the word coffee
you can't even bring in a cup of coffee
edwardvielmetti commented on the word freedom
intellectual freedom and privacy
edwardvielmetti commented on the word goodwill
reservoir of goodwill and affection
edwardvielmetti commented on the word opportunity
the public library as a place of
someone else said african-american farmers
someone else said black farmers
edwardvielmetti commented on the word kernel
sometimes kernel as in corn, other times kernel as in Linux.
December 10, 2006
edwardvielmetti commented on the list place-names-that-are-fun-to-say
edwardvielmetti commented on the word 빈대떡
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edwardvielmetti commented on the word moo
agricultural college, e.g. michigan state university
edwardvielmetti commented on the word click-clack
in the classic book "click clack moo: cows that type".
edwardvielmetti commented on the word firstwordie
edwardvielmetti commented on the list lablogga-s-words
The first wordie list to come out of an event, especially a Web 2.0 event. See also firstflickr.
edwardvielmetti commented on the list game-of-wordie
one person picks a list name, then you take turns naming things in that list until someone can't name anything. look up pronounciation and spelling for any word you don't know.
edwardvielmetti commented on the user john
Just got done playing the game of wordie with my first grader. Here's the rules.Player one picks a category. Player two responds with a word in the category, and then they alternate until someone can't come up with a word. You look up any words you don't know in the dictionary, and you check for spelling if there's any questions.This game can be played in the bathtub with no pencil and no paper, but it's fun to do with two people sitting next to a computer with one typing quickly. I will just bet it would be a good wordie + Jabber game.
edwardvielmetti commented on the list words-that-are-also-excellent-band-names-if-the-rules-below-are-correctly-applied
http://interdimensionaltransmissions.com/ectomorph/electro music from Ann Arbor. good stuff. Listen to it on WCBN's Crush Collision show.
edwardvielmetti commented on the word teaching saul about wordie
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December 9, 2006
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edwardvielmetti commented on the list edwardvielmetti-s-words
Old English wordhoard.
Him se yldesta andswarode,werodes wisa, wordhord onleac"That noblest of men answered him; the leader of the warrior band unlocked his wordhoard." (Beowulf)
See also wordy. A web site for making lists of words; also, perhaps, someone who uses a lot of words. Ref wordhoard.
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