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erose commented on the user bilby
I, like everyone else, suspect my neighbors of owning some of those fireworks . . . although "neighbor hater" would also be a great term for a really loud soundsystem. Here's hoping you've recovered satisfactorily from the star-spangled trauma :).
July 8, 2009
Thanks for the hilarious contributions to the pyrotechnilogophilia . . . I would gladly salute a firework display involving hellzapoppers and star spangled bangers any day of the week :).
July 7, 2009
erose commented on the word star-spangled banger
haha i love this one, well done, bilby . . .
and it would also be a great euphemism for adulterous U.S. presidents
erose commented on the list alopecia
the tightest kite string in a bad storm with lightening . . . i love this album, and your list is fantastic :)
July 5, 2009
erose commented on the word chichevache
I think the word was actually coined by Chaucer, and means "meagre cow," so named because it was supposedly all skin and bone, due to scarcity of its food source (good women).
July 4, 2009
erose commented on the list a-crumb-of-comfort
July 3, 2009
erose commented on the list mawidge-is-what-bwings-us-togevaah
Haha an excellent suggestion! Title duly changed.
erose commented on the word fribusculum
A slight dissension between husband and wife which produced a momentary separation, without any intention to dissolve the marriage.
erose commented on the word gander-mooner
A husband who has leave to enjoy a month of bedding other women after his wife gives birth to their child
( . . . and possibly one of the worst concepts I have ever heard)
erose commented on the word genicon
an imaginary sexual partner
erose commented on the word bicorne
also a fictional beast that was said to have fed on patient husbands, and was therefore very fat.
erose commented on the list cruel-creatures
Yes, legionnaire ant definitely sounds more poetically bellicose . . . I love this list, btw.
sionnach - dulosis is a great word! and in fact some of the slave ants have become suffr-ant-gettes, killing their charges while rearing their own children. it's a jungle out there.
another animal worthy of the dubious distinction: Amazon ants . . . they capture slaves from other ant colonies in massive raids to do all their child-rearing and housework for them.
erose commented on the word umbraculiform
(adj.) shaped like an umbrella
July 1, 2009
erose commented on the word allitriophagy
(n.) the craving for weird food
erose commented on the word autologophagist
(n) one who eats her own words
erose commented on the word capripede
(n) a satyr; literally goat-feet
erose commented on the word anepigamic
(adj) unable to attract the opposite sex during mating season
erose commented on the word burke
i've also seen it defined as "to smother people in order to sell their bodies for dissection." So called after William Burke, who was tried and executed for that very thing.
erose commented on the word belaud
(v.t.) to ridicule by excessive praise
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bilby commented on the user erose
It's been fun. Our fireworks night is 1 July so the terror of the evening is still fresh in my mind :-( Actually I'd been planning to visit a few shops and write down some firework names, but I wasn't feeling up to it at the time. They're only on sale for one day.
See also neighbor hater.
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