adopted no words,
looked up 8
and loved 2
elgiad007 commented on the word ism
Didn't Ferris Bueller have something to say about isms?
November 22, 2008
elgiad007 commented on the word rhotic
I see. Thanks for the clarification, rolig!
November 20, 2008
Does this have anything to do with the difference between the words "center" and "centre"?
elgiad007 commented on the word president obama
First president (elect) since Dwight D. Eisenhower to have a last name that begins with a vowel.
elgiad007 commented on the list things-that-rhyme-with-chicken-noodle-soup
These types of lists are much more fun when they're open. I think my favorite so far is stick in doodle hoop.
elgiad007 commented on the word binary
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November 15, 2008
elgiad007 commented on the word fragment
Also, see frag.
elgiad007 commented on the word damnation
Sounds great when uttered by Montgomery Burns.
elgiad007 commented on the word sysiphus
Any relation to Sisyphus?
elgiad007 commented on the word ground clouds
An essential ingredient of Humilis Helper.
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To save a bit of time (pun), decode here.
elgiad007 commented on the word outellect
A person who expresses his or her intellect.
elgiad007 commented on the word chupacabra
A couple of years ago I was challenged by a coworker to come up with a descriptive acronym for my job function using the word "chupacabra", to which I replied "Certainly He Uses Perforce Anywhere Code Abruptly Becomes Repeatedly Altered"
elgiad007 commented on the word stricken poodle group
A support group for abused poodles.
elgiad007 commented on the word hermitage
elgiad007 commented on the word turpentine
This reminds me of my favorite line from Young Guns 2.
Sheriff Kimbel, when ordered to go after Billy The Kid, had this to say in reply: "I'd rather drink turpentine and piss on a brush fire."
I used to have a betta fish in a bowl in my office. He died several months ago and my hermitage has not been the same since.
elgiad007 commented on the word oaf
This word reminds me of pounding bread dough (or getting punched in the gut).
elgiad007 commented on the word troglodage
The abode of a troglodyte.
Nope, only in the break room. I did hear a rumor of someone having a hot water dispenser in their office though. Maybe it's just legend...
I shouldn't complain. I do have a private office where I can listen to music while I work. On a quiet day it's probably as peaceful as a hermitage.
November 14, 2008
elgiad007 commented on the user sionnach
Thanks for the welcome, sionnach. I've enjoyed my time here immensely so far.
elgiad007 commented on the user bonniee
I think this is my favorite line (so far): "Bonniee whose poverty is the specter of genius!"
elgiad007 commented on the word pressure
Bonniee (or whatever you call yourself after John locks you out again),
It is a common fallacy of internet users to believe that their input into the system is somehow absorbed into a great ether, never to be seen or have any repercussions. It is also naive to believe that using a false name to log into a web site will totally obscure your true identity. While I do not speak for Wordie.org or it's creators, I will offer my thoughts here and let you dwell on them (if you are capable of such a thing).
You don't seem to realize that there is a direct path leading to you, and, if one were so inclined, could lead to litigations against you (people have been sued for lesser and more ridiculous things).
As we all now know, your school's intranet does not permit you to visit certain web sites (for good reason, obviously). These types of filtering programs typically rely on network user accounts to know which user to block from what domain. This means that your network administrator is tracking your terminal sessions, which includes the network user account you used to initiate the session. Speaking generally, the user account (since this is a school system) probably has a bunch of personal information attached to it (full name, address, parents names, etc.). These terminal sessions have dates and times associated with them and could easily be correlated with records that John (that guy you got mad at) keeps. Since John tracks the IP address of every source that submits data to his web site, he can find the IP address of your school by finding records with the exact date and time of the terminal session (I'm sure your network administrator and school system would be interested to know of these occurrences). The timestamps of the terminal sessions and Wordie.org are probably kept synchronous with the use of an NTP service, so, by working together, they likely to find the match.
So unless you can account for yourself being somewhere other than that terminal at the date and time of the terminal session, you could be, as they say, up Shit Creek without a paddle if someone decided to look for you.
Again, this is purely hypothetical as I do not know the particulars of the IT infrastructure at your school system. However, if you think it through logically, you are opening yourself up to a world of unknowns.
I await your typical "you are stoopid" response.
Alas, I am stricken with bare walls and no window to the outside world.
elgiad007 commented on the word peer pressure
Bonniee, you mentioned a research paper earlier in this thread. What is the subject of the research?
Lately, my office.
elgiad007 commented on the word forty-two
The answer to life, the universe, and everything (according to The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy).
elgiad007 commented on the list a-testicle-by-any-other-name
How about tenders?
November 13, 2008
elgiad007 commented on the word library wine
This is why people have private libraries. One cannot be ousted from one's own library for drunkenness.
elgiad007 commented on the word melba toast
These are great, but I only seem to find them on the Canadian side, at this restaurant.
November 11, 2008
elgiad007 commented on the word debugger
elgiad007 commented on the word rebugger
(vs. debugger) A programmer.
elgiad007 commented on the word falsus
elgiad007 commented on the word verus
elgiad007 commented on the word slartibartfast
Spoonerism or not, that's funny.
elgiad007 commented on the word p off
elgiad007 commented on the word wicker vicar
To compliment your plastic Jesus.
elgiad007 commented on the word features
chained_bear, that's how I usually do it, but I'm always looking for shortcuts in an application.
elgiad007 commented on the word hippopotami
And their wide-angle lenses.
The glass floor of the indoor observation deck of the CN Tower can support 14 adult hippopotami.
elgiad007 commented on the word here vs hear
An excellent example.
elgiad007 commented on the user dontcry
elgiad007 commented on the word crepuscular
Before learning the correct pronunciation, this word reminded me of a husky crepe.
When I encounter a word that I am unfamiliar with, I often type it into the search box at top right-hand corner of the Wordie page. If the word is unlisted, I am forced to consult another resource to find the definition.
It would be nice if the lookup links that appear with listed words also appeared with unlisted words.
elgiad007 commented on the word doped up wankers steering large oil tankers
Sounds like a reference to the Exxon Valdez oil spill.
elgiad007 commented on the word alkie
"Thank God I'm an alkie!" - The Alkie Song, by Dr. Badbreath.
elgiad007 commented on the word bunt
Bounder: Anyway you're interested in one of our adventure holidays?
Tourist: Yes I saw your advert in the bolour supplement
Bounder: The what?
Tourist: The bolour supplement
Bounder: The colour supplement?
Tourist: Yes I'm sorry I can't say the letter 'B'
Tourist: Yes that's right. It's all due to a trauma I suffered when I was a spoolboy. I was attacked by a bat
Bounder: A cat?
Tourist: No a bat
Bounder: Can you say the letter 'K'
Tourist: Oh yes, Khaki, king, kettle, Kuwait, Keble Bollege Oxford
Bounder: Why don't you say the letter 'K' instead of the letter 'C'
Tourist: what you mean.....spell bolour with a K
Tourist: Kolour. Oh that's very good, I never thought of that. What a silly bunt.
- from The Travel Agent Sketch by Monty Python
elgiad007 commented on the word frappin
A less crude word for describing something without using the word "fuck".
elgiad007 commented on the word frackin
elgiad007 commented on the word fleeting expletive
An expletive given when receiving a suppository from a neophytic nurse.
elgiad007 commented on the word hello world
The typical output of a sample program written to demonstrate the syntax of a programming language.
elgiad007 commented on the word roton
Or perhaps a proton that has relieved itself.
elgiad007 commented on the word erudite
Aphrodite's brainy sister.
elgiad007 commented on the word idiots
Here was my complete list of suggestions (all of which were rejected):
- Business Application Development And Sustension Services (BADASS)
- Business Logic Anomaly Menders and Extractors (BLAME)
- Intelligent Design and Implementation Of Technical Solutions (IDIOTS)
- Development Of Code Without Application Requirement Specifications (DOCWARS)
- Software Heuristics and Intelligence Team- (CENSORED)
- Software Intelligence Team (SIT)
- Developers of Good Software (DOGS)
- Code Outputting Resources for Programmed Service Engineering (CORPSE)
- Humanistic Object Modelers for End useRS (HOMERS)
elgiad007 commented on the word ocarina
An ocarina is mentioned in a scene of Monty Python's The Meaning of Life.
November 10, 2008
elgiad007 commented on the word particular individual
For example, when referring to a single entity, I could single someone out by calling them an "individual particular" because the words "individual" and "particular" are interchangeable in this context. It would seem that two words that are close enough in definition to be swapped to produce a phrase of the same meaning are redundant.
To me, the phrase "particular individual" is useful when describing one who is fastidious or extraordinary, not just individual.
I agree that it has it's uses, but doesn't the word individual single out one from a group?
elgiad007 commented on the word martin the philosopher
This character seems very similar to Douglas Adam's Marvin The Paranoid Android. In fact, the odyssey of Candide seems to draw many similarities to that of Arthur Dent.
Often used redundantly in reference to an individual.
November 9, 2008
elgiad007 commented on the word convulsions of distress
"Martin concluded that man was born to live in either the convulsions of distress or the lethargy of boredom." -Candide.
elgiad007 commented on the word pirates
Profoundly Incredulous and Reconditely Acronymic Title Endowment Specialist.
elgiad007 commented on the word grunt
Generic Respondent and Undertaker of Nonstandard Tasks.
Acronym for Intelligent Design and Implementation Of Technical Solutions. I actually suggested this to my employer as a new name for our department (programming). Sadly, it was disregarded.
elgiad007 commented on the word quijibo
"A fat, balding, North American ape with no chin." -Bart Simpson.
elgiad007 commented on the word bantam
Wow. You're right, oroboros.
elgiad007 commented on the word i cast thee out
I stopped watching it years ago. It seemed to lose something at some point and was never the same.
Although I did get some good laughs out of the Simpsons movie.
elgiad007 commented on the word broody hen
A hen that is ready to brood.
Rev. Lovejoy : So Homer, please feel free to tell us anything. There's no judgment here.
Homer : The other day I was so desperate for a beer I snuck into the football stadium and ate the dirt under the bleachers.
Rev. Lovejoy : I cast thee out!
November 8, 2008
elgiad007 commented on the list words-that-almost-rhyme-with-electric-chair
elgiad007 commented on the word a sphinctic air
1) A flatuous emanation.
elgiad007 commented on the word barack obama
I was thinking along those same lines. I have a hard enough time getting my menial tasks done during the day without getting drawn to the browser screen, as I am now.
elgiad007 commented on the word daffynition
Curl Up And Dye, in Old Orchard Beach, Maine.
Here is the first part of an interesting (and some parts hilarious) program on chickens, including silkie banties. The show is divided into six parts, all of which are available on YouTube.
Please note that none of my chickens live in the house or wear diapers, and I have never attempted cardiopulmonary resuscitation on any of my birds that turned up dead.
elgiad007 commented on the word gorgeosity
"Oh, it was gorgeousness and gorgeosity made flesh." - A Clockwork Orange.
elgiad007 commented on the word or
In computer science, a logical operator often expressed as a pipe character ("|"), two pipe characters, or the string literal "or".
elgiad007 commented on the word deprecate
This word is commonly used to describe computer programs or library functions that have been replaced by newer or better versions (I use the logical operator "or" here to point out that a new version does not denote a better one, as in the case of some Microsoft Windows upgrades).
elgiad007 commented on the word creator of wordie merch
That's not a bad idea. Custom made coffee mugs and T-shirts with your favorite Wordie words printed on them.
November 7, 2008
elgiad007 commented on the word french onion soup
Not yet, but my fiancée is fond of it too, and a good cook. I'm hoping the opportunity will come soon!
elgiad007 commented on the word kaboofed
Following an explosion in the kitchen: "Yurski burski popovers kaboofed!" - Swedish Chef (the muppet)
elgiad007 commented on the word inebriate
A word unutterable by an inebriate.
elgiad007 commented on the word cock of the walk
It's more of a cocky strut, really.
elgiad007 commented on the word doctor proton
Nemesis of Duke Nukem.
elgiad007 commented on the word frag
A term from the gaming vernacular, meaning to fragment.
elgiad007 commented on the word monday
The bane of Garfield.
elgiad007 commented on the word groovy
A word best delivered by Bruce Campbell as Ash in Army Of Darkness.
Upon donning his medieval-style mechanical gauntlet: "Groovy."
elgiad007 commented on the word tennessee flat top box
Does anyone know what a flat top box is? It sounds like some sort of stringed instrument.
elgiad007 commented on the word cockbitten
They also kick, scratch, and slap (with their wings). Imagine being cockslapped first thing in the morning. It's almost as displeasing as it sounds.
elgiad007 commented on the word absinthe
Absinthe makes the heart go yonder.
elgiad007 commented on the word vodka
Try Cold River Vodka, distilled from Maine Potatoes. Very good stuff.
elgiad007 commented on the word narutard
"(Internet slang, anime fandom, pejorative) An obsessive fan of the Japanese anime series Naruto." - Wiktionary
elgiad007 commented on the word flowery twats
Anagram of Fawlty Towers.
elgiad007 commented on the word buck-toothed fool
"Put that gun down, you buck-toothed fool!" - Judge Doom, Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
I loved Christopher Lloyd's delivery of that line.
elgiad007 commented on the word overexaggerate
elgiad007 commented on the word alba
Jo, given the image search results, I would say the latter is more popular than the former.
Dontcry, you'd love my backyard flock. I have four roosters, each of which has their own sound, anywhere from a high-pitched screech (the Porcelain Bantam) to a raspy, boorish sounding crow (the standard red rooster). Combined with duck calls (which are quite loud), hen clucks, and pigeon coos, they certainly make a lively chorus in the morning.
elgiad007 commented on the word hell
For those who meddle with dynamic link libraries in Windows, there is DLL Hell.
elgiad007 commented on the word dll hell
"In computing, DLL hell is a colloquial term for the complications that arise when working with dynamic link libraries, (DLLs), used with Microsoft Windows operating systems." - Wikipedia
elgiad007 commented on the word bahamut
I like this tune.
elgiad007 commented on the word spasmic
elgiad007 commented on the word topomania
A dictatorial preoccupation with topographic maps.
elgiad007 commented on the word farmiliar
One who looks familiar from a distance.
elgiad007 commented on the word sixxer
A six-pack of beer?
Does anyone know if this is an archaic form of spasmodic? I can't find a definition for it anywhere online.
elgiad007 commented on the word gourmand
As defined by Homer Simpson: Like a gourmet, only fatter.
November 6, 2008
elgiad007 commented on the word triumvirate
As defined by Homer Simpson: Three guys giving orders.
elgiad007 commented on the word satiety
As defined by Homer Simpson: Belt-popping fullness.
elgiad007 commented on the user pterodactyl
Thanks for the welcome, pterodactyl!
elgiad007 commented on the word different
I'll never forgot how my stepson used to pronounce the word "different" (he was about 4 years old): drinfent. It took many tries, but he finally got it.
Me: "Say it slowly, diff-er-ent."
elgiad007 commented on the list words-just-words
Thanks for that bit of vicariousness, reesetee.
Actually, while the opportunity to converse with anyone at the polls did not present itself (there were no lines), the word luddite did pop into my mind while in the booth filling out the little ovals on my paper ballot with a marker. Only, of course, because I was introduced the word on Wordie earlier that day.
That's true. I should come up with a more specific name to limit the scope of this list.
I'll see what I can come up with.
elgiad007 commented on the word frantic interspecific relations
I've seen the word "pronunciation" appear a few times in this thread, but I'm going to another instance of it anyway.
I would love to see a pronunciation guide accompany each word (that can be readily defined by whatever data source is providing the definitions, of course).
I was a bit skeptical myself regarding the quality of eggs produced by hand-raised hens until I had them for myself.
The key is to let them eat all the things they would find if they lived in the wild; grass, beetles, worms, etc. My chickens love June bug season. The resulting eggs have a more flavorful and darker colored yolk. Bantam eggs are very good although, as you may have guessed, they can be half the size (or smaller) of a standard chicken egg.
In fact, here is a link to a collection of images of some fine silky specimens.
I noticed that. An image search on Google yields results that include chickens.
elgiad007 commented on the word when the revolution comes
I like Mel Brooks' reply, "Yeah, they stink on ice."
I raise them for their eggs, and they do make great pets if you have the means to keep them. Mine is a flock of mixed breeds which keeps things interesting since each breed boasts it's own unique characteristics and each bird it's own personality. I also have a couple of albino pigeons and a pair of snowy ducks, but they, while being pleasing to the eye, are not nearly as interesting as the chickens.
I used to have an albino rabbit living in the hen house. However, their cohabitation, as I explained earlier in this comment thread, was not conducive to the well being of the hens (even the ones that weren't white and fluffy).
elgiad007 commented on the word lever voting v electronic voting
ecbrenner, we use the same method up here in Caribou, Maine.
November 5, 2008
elgiad007 commented on the word extemporaneous human combustion
Also, see Spanish Inquisition.
An event frequented by early New England settlers.
elgiad007 commented on the word spontaneous human combustion
Like extemporaneous human combustion, but occurring without warning and in the absence of angry villagers and holy men.
elgiad007 commented on the word tuna of the yard
That would make a banty the Skipjack Tuna of the yard.
elgiad007 commented on the word banty
Slang for bantam.
elgiad007 commented on the word monty
A program that presents an infuriatingly complex interface to perform a menial task.
elgiad007 commented on the word avian fury
A memorable combination from The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy. After Ford, affected by the Infinite Improbability Drive, turns into a penguin:
"Isn't there anything," squawked Ford in avian fury, "you feel you ought to be telling us?"
This line is preceded by the equally memorable line delivered by Arthur:
"Ford," he said, "you're turning into a penguin. Stop it."
elgiad007 commented on the word perforce
How does one use this word? It seems so odd and doesn't easily roll off the tongue.
Is the following correct: "Regrettably and with much hesitance, the source control tool was perforce replaced with Team Foundation Server."
This is also the name of my preferred source control tool, Perforce.
I have a few breeds of bantam (or banty) chickens in my backyard flock. The most interesting looking ones are the white silkies, which look like the offspring of rabbits and chickens (bright white and fluffy feathers).
In fact, if you happen to have a white rabbit living around the farm, you may soon find it and your silky hen engaged in some rather frantic interspecific relations (an image not easily purged from the mind).
elgiad007 commented on the word spanish inquisition
I agree that it's quite a gruesome topic, but it's also a very interesting history lesson!
elgiad007 commented on the word pan galactic gargle blaster
According to The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, it is the best drink in existence, the effect of which is described as being like "having one's brains smashed out by a slice of lemon wrapped around a large gold brick."
Learn a great deal about the implements of the Inquisition in "The History of Torture" by Daniel P. Mannix here.
I didn't expect The Spanish Inquisition.
elgiad007 commented on the user Prolagus
Thanks for the tip regarding my facebook link! I was unaware that it was broken.
November 4, 2008
elgiad007 commented on the user chained_bear
Thanks for the welcome!
I've been with Wordie for a month or so, and I've enjoyed what I've seen immensely. I've seen plenty of examples of abuses like English reasearch paper on other reputable sites, so today's antics by Bonnie and company didn't surprise or dissuade me in the least. If anything, I was impressed by the swift response by you and the Wordie community. It demonstrated strong support of the ideal's of Wordie by it's members, and that is encouraging in light of the cretinous display we witnessed today.
elgiad007 commented on the word english reasearch paper
Incidentally, the dialog here would make an interesting topic for an English research paper: The Ignominious Death of Intellectualism In Public Schools.
elgiad007 commented on the word ignominious
Disgraceful or dishonorable behavior, as of a candidate for a political office who, upon losing public favor, makes wild and desperate claims to discredit the opposition.
elgiad007 commented on the word alphabet of daggers
A character set employed by a wife embittered.
November 2, 2008
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bilby commented on the user elgiad007
It's cookie time!
November 19, 2008
sionnach commented on the user elgiad007
I've been enjoying your lists and comments very much.
Welcome to wordie!
pterodactyl commented on the user elgiad007
Welcome, elgiad! Good to have you!
reesetee commented on the user elgiad007
Welcome elgiad. We have a Wordie group on Facebook as well, if you'd like to join.
Prolagus commented on the user elgiad007
elgiad007, well settled on Wordie, then!
You will find some useful info about your facebook link on faq. Enjoy!
chained_bear commented on the user elgiad007
Hi elgiad. Welcome to Wordie.
I don't want you to get the impression that it's all English reasearch papers around here.
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