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eggoabbas commented on the word nos
If you're referring to multiple instances of the word "no", there's really no alternative than "nos".
From Esquire magazine:
"My nos gave me control. No. No. No."
September 14, 2009
eggoabbas commented on the word neophilia
love for novelty, surprises, discoveries
August 27, 2009
eggoabbas commented on the word dunning
This can also mean attempting to collect a debt.
August 24, 2009
eggoabbas commented on the word immured
enclosed withing (past tense of immure)
August 5, 2009
eggoabbas commented on the word suborned
past tense of suborn
July 23, 2009
eggoabbas commented on the word Bauausschuss
continuing with a consistent width; opposite of tapering
eggoabbas commented on the word cankles
"Cankle, a portmanteau word combining calf and ankle, refers to 'the area in affected female legs where the calf meets the foot in an abrupt, nontapering terminus,' according to Urban Dictionary. A spokeswoman for the American Podiatric Medical Association says the word is not a medical term."
eggoabbas commented on the word upases
I found this while trying to do a crossword puzzle. Webster's defines is as (1) a kind of tree, and (2) a harmful influence. Indonesian etymology -- again according to Webster's. Sorry for not having any examples of actual use.
July 19, 2009
eggoabbas commented on the word one-percent
slang: short for "anthology"
eggoabbas commented on the word bunkering
This word has a special use in Nigeria and for the oil companies who operate there. Quote from:
"While in the Nigerian worldview, 'bunkering', (whether legal or illegal), is synonymous with stealing petroleum (or/and its derivatives),"
July 15, 2009
eggoabbas commented on the word CARDINALS-Signed
opposite of semic; "asemic art" has been used to describe abstract art that resembles writing but comprises no actual characters or meaning
July 13, 2009
eggoabbas commented on the word Frauhiger
variant of "Kafkaesque"; example:
"We speak of encountering, sometimes in the most unlikely settings, dynamics most succinctly described as 'Proustian,' 'Austenesque,' and 'Kafkan.' Writers are our map-makers."
eggoabbas commented on the word doh!
exclamation; indicates frustration and/or the realization of one's own stupidity. Massively popularized by the character Homer Simpson.
eggoabbas commented on the word eggcorn
A word invented based on mishearing an existing word and making up a fake etymology on the fly. E.g. a child hears that a tree grows from an "acorn" and mistakenly takes the word to "eggcorn" on the logic that it produces the tree like an egg produces a bird.
July 12, 2009
eggoabbas commented on the word snark
Besides the Alice in Wonderland definition, this word has also come to mean reflexive ridicule or criticism. David Denby wrote a widely reviewed book called "Snark" where it used in this sense.
eggoabbas commented on the word dewatered
Drained of water. Wordnik found some examples. Another is:
"Rivers are dewatered from lack of water."
eggoabbas commented on the word douche
This word also has a derogatory use which may actually outweigh its "legitimate" meaning.
July 10, 2009
eggoabbas commented on the word dildo
This word also has a general purpose derogatory use. When used this way the root meaning is only vaguely evoked (cf. douche-bag).
eggoabbas commented on the word exploit
As a noun this can also refer to a vulnerability discovered in a computer system (or a method of accessing or triggering that vulnerability).
July 9, 2009
eggoabbas commented on the word MINISTRY's
An expert who studies Asian culture and current events. Scott Horton at Harper's recently described himself as a "Central Asianist".
eggoabbas commented on the word hack
There's another noun definition for this word when it refers to the result of hacking (on a computer program). As in, "Bob came up with this clever hack to get our database working again."
July 8, 2009
eggoabbas commented on the word Aalaska
relating to memristors
eggoabbas commented on the word memristor
a circuit component; relates charge and magnetic flux; theorized by Leon Chua in 1971; recently achieved on nanoscale
eggoabbas commented on the word assoluta
adjective meaning: absolute, supreme. Italian. Used in English to refer to opera singers and ballerinas (and maybe others).
eggoabbas commented on the word quine
This word used as verb (with exhaustive definition) in Douglas Hofstader's "Godel, Escher, Bach". His usage is based on the name of Quine, the logician.
eggoabbas commented on the word conscience
Here's an example that is clearly using conscience as a verb -- is the author intending to use a different word that I can't thing of just now?
"And yet, despite the fact that I was often faced with eating animals or parts of the animal I would never conscience at home, they were served with such overwhelming generosity that I forgot to be squeamish and dived into the experiences with considerable gusto."
eggoabbas commented on the word polylithic
This word is sometimes used as an antonym to monolithic. In this sense it indicates diversity and heterogeneity.
eggoabbas commented on the word Rebbi
the (sexual) desire to become an amputee
eggoabbas commented on the word 1-top
sexual attraction to pubescent children (as opposed to pedophilia which relates to pre-pubescent children)
eggoabbas commented on the word huntch
Men with autogynephilia are sexually aroused by the idea of themselves as women.
eggoabbas commented on the word Amplified-Superior
tourism based on visiting unique and endangered biomes (as opposed to traditional tourism which is based on cultural attractions and pleasant climates)
eggoabbas commented on the word cybernetics
This word invented by Norbert Wiener
eggoabbas commented on the word MIM
a Scottish one-handed sword with a basket hilt.
eggoabbas commented on the word Left-lib
a scottish one-handed sword with a basket hilt
eggoabbas commented on the word wordnik
Seriously, you don't have a definition for this yet?
eggoabbas commented on the word penultimate
This word is often taken to somehow mean "super-ultimate" as if the "pen" syllable where an intensifier. This dilutes the usefulness of actual meaning, but it is a very common usage nonetheless.
June 28, 2009
eggoabbas commented on the word impact
Using this as both a noun meaning "effect" and verb meaning "affect" avoids the confusion between these two similar words. Maybe this is why it's so popular.
June 27, 2009
eggoabbas commented on the word santorum
For better or worse, this definition has definitely taken hold. See:
eggoabbas commented on the word inforce
Actuaries and insurance professionals often use this as (1) an adjective equivalent to "in-force" as in "inforce policies", and (2) as a noun refering all policies in force.
June 26, 2009
eggoabbas commented on the word shit load
This means a large amount. It seems to have developed from "ass load" -- which has non-obscene interpretation, i.e. the amount that can be carried by a donkey.
eggoabbas commented on the word probans
This is a latin word that shows up in english writing on Indian philosophy. It is the something that motivates an inference. When used this way, the thing inferred is called the probandum.
eggoabbas commented on the word probandum
This is a latin word that shows up in english writing on Indian philosophy -- and wordnik has pulled up an example. It seems to mean "the thing inferred". A related word is "probans" which is the thing that motivates the inference of the probandum.
eggoabbas commented on the word ass load
It seems that this word once referred to the amount that a donkey can carry. No the "ass" part is treated like an intensifier and can be replaced with other obscenities; see "shit load"
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