fbharjo has looked up 35711 words, created 519 lists, listed 38453 words, written 5621 comments, added 97 tags, and loved 171 words.

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  • That makes sense....however, you also go *against* the flow and there's great profit in that. So many Wordies fit that blessed category and it's what melded us all together in the early days One of the most important benefits, REALLY, for me, was the realization that I hardly matched the aggrandized self-image I had about my own language 'genius' I'd attributed to myself; I've been humbled and I'm grateful for it..

    November 25, 2013

  • fb - you're pretty damn prolific! :o) I'll police these up in due time. Thanks. Some of your suggestions are, for me, more esoteric/obscure to rate inclusion (e.g., 'po') but, just so you know, I'm admiring your erudition.

    November 25, 2013

  • AH!! Broke the code and found the comment box. Thanks,, fjharjo for all your suggestions for my words-within-words list.. I had no doubt that I'd strike a Wordie between the eyes and I added most of your suggestions. Part of my not opening the list up to everybody was my private quest to search out appropriate words during those sleepless hours in the night to give the mind-maw something to do until falling back into slumberland.. Again, thanks, Wordie-amigo! :o)

    November 23, 2013

  • I haven't read Crazy Brave yet--but I'll be borrowing a copy soon. Have you heard her perform? I love that she had a band called Poetic Justice.

    April 16, 2013

  • Did you know that Joy Harjo plays saxophone? Apparently her grandmother did, too.

    April 15, 2013

  • Thanks for helping me with my furrows.

    July 9, 2012

  • I am a new user and it took me a while to find this box where I can reply to your comment.
    I do upload a lot of words but the quoted number is a mistake. I did upload a huge file with over 25000 terms but as it didn't work out well (the file uploaded but remained uneditable and undeleteable) I had to ask Erin to delete it for me. The deletion did not reflect in the count, though. I have the impression that Wordnik is a great idea but there are too many bugs and inconveniences here still. The coding team is either too small or not competent enough. E.g. Why can't I reply to your comments directly? Why did I have to search for hours for this very commetn box?

    May 22, 2012

  • First palindromic phrase I've seen using google. :o)

    December 1, 2011

  • You seem to have mentioned New Mexico several times recently. Do you live there?

    July 3, 2011

  • Thanks for adding mackerel-breeze. I liked it so much that I started a mackerel list.

    June 3, 2011

  • Thank you for your help--specifically with the specifically list, but also in general.

    March 10, 2011

  • Thank you for your liminal words list, which I found when I looked up extranoematic for my newest poem. I promptly made off with strand, peridrome and snowbroth for the same poem.

    February 20, 2011

  • Thanks for listing heterodyne in with my waves--Wordplayer was looking for it over on the lost for word list, and when I went to add it to my waves list, it was already there. Cool.

    February 17, 2011

  • Thanks for adding to my "Zillions of Illions list!

    January 12, 2011

  • Oops, I thought I did. Probably forgot to hit the "go" button.

    December 27, 2010

  • Many thanks for your contributions to the Palynology list.

    December 26, 2010

  • Yesterday a friend of mine invited me to attend a lecture at the public library about changes in U.S. law after the Standing Bear trial. My friend lives in Moscow now, but she's visiting for Thanksgiving, etc. At one point the lecturer mentioned Guwisguwi (by his other name). I had one of those moments where I tried to figure out how to explain to my friend how libraries and Russia and Guwisguwi related to this site, but then I decided I'd just wait to write it out here.

    December 2, 2010

  • Thanks so much for your additions to my list of "greens"!

    November 13, 2010

  • *waves hello* Thanks for the info--I remember picking up a brochure when I was down there. It looks delightful.

    October 25, 2010

  • I'm a bit ashamed to admit that I know exactly which one it was. You commented on it, actually--it's on my wave list.

    October 21, 2010

  • Very nice--I'm honored I could be part of it.

    October 6, 2010

  • The word was messuage on your list 'There ought to be a law'. To fracture a famous saying by Marshall McLuhan a bit ' The medium is in the messuage." - messuage is a legal term for a dwelling and its adjacent property and buildings

    October 6, 2010

  • Congratulations! Do you remember which word was number 20,000?

    October 6, 2010

  • Revolving... that's cool. I remember that most of the rocks on Sandia Peak had seashells in them.

    September 28, 2010

  • Yes. Crow knows.

    September 26, 2010

  • I came to kairos by way of Madeleine "not Proust's involuntary memory" L'Engle. I think of it when I read (reed) about situation awareness, and I thought of it when I read (red) Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.

    At this moment (since yesterday), a trigger for me is the word sneaked (or snuck). The first story is about sneaking out of my great aunt's house in the suburbs of Detroit early one morning for a sentimental journey downtown, the second story is about sneaking out of my best friend's aunt's house in Rio Rancho for a mapless predawn hike along a creek to catch the sunrise from warm springs near Jemez.

    Greek... sneak... creek... Creek?

    September 26, 2010

  • I came to your profile to find a list appropriate for the word intertex, but I got distracted by "pka Cheparnee" (and Coofor, and Tiguex, and Kuaua).

    September 25, 2010

  • You have a soul mate.

    September 17, 2010

  • "fbharjo has added 219 lists containing 18,852 words, 2,378 comments, 87 tags, 134 favorites, and 0 pronunciations."

    September 5, 2010

  • Mad for hopping, eh? Glad you're having fun. :-)

    August 12, 2010

  • Whey cool list!

    July 28, 2010

  • Well, golly. It would seem that there's a list in the works with all of these Galena-inspired words.

    July 27, 2010

  • I keep trying to think of steak-raising cowboy puns, but nothing is coming to me....

    July 21, 2010

  • You keep raising the stakes!

    July 10, 2010

  • I love that you set up camp over on my list. Thank you!

    July 10, 2010

  • What delightful "bell" words! I've added the adjectives to my list of adjectival arcana.

    July 8, 2010

  • Hi, 'jo. I haven't forgotten the 'closed STFairies' like 'run dry run'. They do feature on the new Sweet Tooth Fairy website I'm now building. I'm calling them 'Dead End ST Fairies'.

    July 5, 2010

  • Thanks! I was inspired by chained_bear and hernesheir.

    May 18, 2010

  • I often claim that I'm like a crow - it's hard for me to walk anywhere without stopping to investigate shiny objects on the sidewalk (I used to come home with rocks and coins and bits of broken glass in my pockets).

    May 17, 2010

  • I hadn't remembered until I looked her up again. What an interesting family tree you have. It's funny - WWII and the rise of the Iron Curtain actually obscured half of mine (my mother's mother and aunts were as silent about certain things as the giant oak with the sister trunks (sisterly mythstories)).

    May 16, 2010

  • Sorry - I didn't actually mean to delete my comment about peregrine falcons and mosaic thunderbirds and aunties and oak trees....

    I'll replace it with this: I've been to the small town in central Missouri where Winston Churchill gave his "Iron Curtain" speech. It is now the site of a church which was designed by Christopher Wren, gutted during the Blitz, and rebuilt at Westminster College as a memorial. It also has a large section of the Berlin Wall which is part of a memorial designed by Churchill's granddaughter.

    May 15, 2010

  • Hm. That means the writer Joy Harjo has a name which is delightfully redundant.

    May 15, 2010

  • Thanks! By the way, I keep meaning to ask you about Guwisguwi - is it possible that you were born in Turkeytown, Alabama, in 1790?

    May 15, 2010

  • You amuse me.

    May 14, 2010

  • Thanks for the note fbharjo. I didn't sea waterer on the list at first. Yes, I'll keep trying as -erer is one of favorite tack-ons.

    May 1, 2010

  • I enjoy many areas of your wordplay. Please see my profile and see if some of those areas interest you.

    April 30, 2010

  • I've been to Four Corners! I put one of my limbs in each of the four states at the same time and then reassembled myself, ta-daa!

    Thank you for the link. I have a weakness for agate, actually for any striated or patterned stone. But I did not see any specific mention of hinges.

    March 15, 2010

  • Your comment from before "don't forget short closure sweet tooth fairies such as run dry run. there is a separate list of them"

    I haven't forgotten 'jo. My apologies, just overlooked them at the time. I will shortly add a page to w.t-i-s-t-f.c linking to your list.
    Thought I might call them 'clenched teeth fairies'.
    Hah!

    February 22, 2010

  • Thanks for your interest in my World of Corn list!

    February 12, 2010

  • Kudos for your anonymous celebrity in being the source material for the Boston Globe's "The Word" today.

    January 25, 2010