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fakeymcfakeypants commented on the word dalkron
"This toilet is of the standard zero-gravity type. Depending on requirements, system A and/or system B can be used, details of which are clearly marked in the toilet compartment. When operating system A, depress lever and a plastic dalkron eliminator will be dispensed through the slot immediately underneath." from the instructions for the zero-gravity toilet in 2001: A Space Odyssey
February 2, 2014
fakeymcfakeypants commented on the word orgenic
used to describe plants that are compatible with organic farming. "These orgenic plants do not contain herbicide resistance genes to avoid herbicide application in agriculture." http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22893621
February 1, 2014
fakeymcfakeypants commented on the word snow roll
"When they were first discovered, snow rolls, or snow pipes as they are also called, were thought to be the work of aliens, pranksters or some undiscovered species of animals building a nest. But subsequent studies of the peculiar structures have revealed that they are all-natural, and also that they most often appear on open grounds subjected to subzero temperatures, such as the prairies of North America. Researchers have since determined that the rolls are the wintry equivalent of tumbleweed." Nature's Oddities: Snow Rolls
January 28, 2014
fakeymcfakeypants commented on the user terrelllli
normally I would delete this user but bilby's comment is so funny I just delinked it instead.
fakeymcfakeypants commented on the word food swamp
an alternative term to food desert -- a place where only unhealthy fast food or processed food is sold.
January 26, 2014
fakeymcfakeypants commented on the word apagoge
Thanks bilby! Fixed.
January 20, 2014
fakeymcfakeypants commented on the word ganderflanking
aimlessly messing about via World Wide Words
January 18, 2014
fakeymcfakeypants commented on the word soonologist
"Though it’s been around for several years, it has received a boost this month through a mention by Nicola Millard, futurologist at the British telecoms firm BT (although she prefers to call herself a soonologist, as she looks no more than five years ahead)." via World Wide Words
fakeymcfakeypants commented on the user feedback
hi bilby! nopattern fixed this ...
January 17, 2014
Thanks bilby! We're looking into it ...
January 16, 2014
fakeymcfakeypants commented on the word double-consciousness
"That feeling can take on particular meaning because it disrupts double-consciousness — the term coined by W. E. B. DuBois to explain the necessity of African-Americans to constantly regard themselves through others’ eyes." Traveling While Black
January 5, 2014
fakeymcfakeypants commented on the word selfeye
A self-portrait (selfie) consisting of a closeup of a (usually heavily-made up) closed eye.
January 3, 2014
fakeymcfakeypants commented on the word skipgram
A skip-gram is a sequence of words from a given sequence of text that allows a gap between the words.
January 2, 2014
fakeymcfakeypants commented on the word third culture kid
"There's a phrase for this, "third culture kids," or TCKs. Military brats, diplomatic brats, missionary kids - there's this pull between our passport country and the country/countries where we've grown up." from @TheListserve, December 23, 2013
December 23, 2013
fakeymcfakeypants commented on the word snobularity
" It’s the high art of combining technology…with snobbery. It’s the snobularity. " Bureau of Trade
November 13, 2013
fakeymcfakeypants commented on the word brocialist
My experience is that ‘brocialists' don’t openly embrace patriarchy; they deny it’s a problem. Or they minimise it. They direct your attention elsewhere: you should be focusing on class. You’re being divisive. You’re just middle class (quelle horreur!). Or they attack a straw ‘feminism’ that is supposedly ‘bourgeois’ and has nothing to say about class or other axes of oppression. Or they just ignore it. To me that’s quite straightforward. Obviously it would be difficult, given their egalitarian commitments, to openly defend a gendered hierarchy; but their defensiveness about this issue suggests they associate a challenge to patriarchy with some sort of ‘loss’ for themselves. The question is, what do they have to lose? A discourse on brocialism
November 3, 2013
fakeymcfakeypants commented on the word stemp
A gourd stem.
November 1, 2013
fakeymcfakeypants commented on the list test-list--13
Hi -- we're tracking down the commenting problem, but there's a workaround in the meantime -- if a comment doesn't "take", favorite the word first, then comment. (Then you can unfavorite without removing the comment.) Sorry for the kludge, we're trying to figure out why ...
October 30, 2013
fakeymcfakeypants commented on the word macktivist
October 29, 2013
fakeymcfakeypants commented on the word omnifallacious
being wrong in every possible aspect
October 26, 2013
fakeymcfakeypants commented on the word calèche
The routine for every calèche driver before hitching goes as follows: You get to the stable at seven in the morning to feed the horses, then take them outside to be washed. While the horses dry, you clean the stall, which, of course, entails shoveling lots of shit. Then the horse must be scrubbed again before hitching it to the calèche. And you can't forget the manure bag that has to be tightly strapped below the horse's butt so as not to drop any horseshit on the streets. (Breaking Stones: A Rollercoaster Ride from the Stone Age to the Internet Age By Herman Alves)
October 24, 2013
fakeymcfakeypants commented on the list the-ingenious-hidalgo-don-quixote-of-la-mancha
August 21, 2013
thanks marky! Still working on some list fixes, hope they will be up soon!
August 12, 2013
fakeymcfakeypants commented on the user testette
spam link alice reaching for a book
August 2, 2013
hi testette, have you seen http://seriouspony.com/blog/2013/7/24/your-app-makes-me-fat Your app makes me fat
fakeymcfakeypants commented on the list neato-keen-words
These are truly some very keen and neato words.
July 31, 2013
fakeymcfakeypants commented on the word beep-beep-beep
much better than two beeps
May 17, 2013
fakeymcfakeypants commented on the word oersted
Oh, "Magnetic Reluctance" is a fantastic name for a band!
May 6, 2013
fakeymcfakeypants commented on the word Vandal
used as a first name by the marvelous villain/antihero, Vandal Savage.
April 5, 2013
fakeymcfakeypants commented on the word utilon
"I'm going to use "utilons" to refer to value utility units and "hedons" to refer to experiential utility units; I'll demonstrate that this is a meaningful distinction shortly, and that we value utilons over hedons explains much of our moral reasoning appearing to fail." LessWrong
March 29, 2013
fakeymcfakeypants commented on the list inedible-bugs
March 25, 2013
fakeymcfakeypants commented on the word vedutista
"Bellotto was a “vedutista,” one who specialized in the Venetian style of painting in which cityscapes are depicted realistically, with their details and documented precisely." 99%invisible
March 18, 2013
fakeymcfakeypants commented on the word thugs-in-uniform
That's the original name given by the First Peoples, I'm sure ... (will fix).
fakeymcfakeypants commented on the list if-listing-words-is-wrong--i-dont-wanna-be-right
the kitchen-wench gets blamed for everything!
November 8, 2012
Thanks marky -- good to know. There are a lot of list enhancements we would like to add!
November 7, 2012
Thanks marky -- we just fixed that this morning, it will go live in a few minutes. :-)
October 12, 2012
fakeymcfakeypants commented on the list beautiful-words--1
There is no denying that this list is a list of beautiful words.
October 11, 2012
fakeymcfakeypants commented on the word YOLO
This tweet deserves a longer life: "“YOLO = carpe diem for idiots” @robert_miskelly"
August 14, 2012
fakeymcfakeypants commented on the word anagramma
An elderly relative whose speech is an odd jumble of out-of-order words. (from @BeccaPiano)
June 8, 2012
fakeymcfakeypants commented on the word alcoholiday
A break from alcohol consumption, usually as a respite from a long period of heavy drinking. (from @MikeCalcagno)
fakeymcfakeypants commented on the word adnominable
Having the qualities of a groanworthy pun. (from @shelleyskylarks)
fakeymcfakeypants commented on the word trumor
A rumor that turns out to be true. (from @NYDNBooks)
fakeymcfakeypants commented on the word fakey
Hey! That's me!
May 18, 2012
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TestyMcTesterson commented on the user fakeymcfakeypants
Hey! We have similar names!
June 25, 2013