looked up 105
and loved 0
everett commented on the word mickey-mouse
adjective: describes an incompetent, amateurish operation that cannot be relied on to complete serious work. See also: bush-league.
They messed up my records, and to make matters worse, they're closed on weekends and don't even have an answering service. That's the last time I go to this mickey-mouse doctor's office.
December 15, 2014
everett commented on the word palimpsest
Interesting word. I've also heard it used (perhaps incorrectly) to describe the imprint left on the following page when something is written on the current page.
May 18, 2012
everett commented on the word calamity
I can't help but be slightly amused whenever I hear this word, even when it's used in the context of horrible disasters. I had been having trouble figuring out why, but I think I've got it: the first place I heard it was probably the television show Tiny Toon Adventures, on which there was a character called "Calamity Coyote."
It's amazing how, at least for me, my first exposure to a word can permanently color my perception of it.
May 4, 2010
everett commented on the word acumen
The inaugural entry on my "Words I dislike" list.
December 11, 2009
everett commented on the word strongly
"I must strongly disagree."
May 15, 2009
everett commented on the word content
content... or content?
February 5, 2009
everett commented on the word fandango
December 4, 2008
everett commented on the word gerund
Gerunds: transvestite verbs.
December 1, 2006
Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.
Wordnik is fiscally sponsored by Planetwork NGO, Inc,a California 501(c) (3) non-profit educational organization, EIN #94-3366969.