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Comments by gangerh

  • For example, 'handle' is a meronym of 'door' and 'door' is a meronym of 'house', yet it sounds odd to say "The house has a handle" or "The handle is part of the house." Such failures of transitivity may indicate that different part-whole relations are involved in the two cases. For example, "The branch is part of the tree" and "The tree is a part of a forest" do not imply that "The branch is a part of the forest" because the 'branch-tree' relation is not the same as the 'tree-forest' relation. The 'handle-house' example fails because "part of" is used where "attached to" would be more appropriate. The "part of" relation should be transitive whereas the "attached to" relation clearly is not - your toe is attached to your foot and your foot is attached to your leg. "The house has a door handle" is acceptable because it negates the implicit reference in "The house has a handle" that the handle is attached to the house.

    The Science Of Words - George A. Miller

    October 26, 2022

  • from 'meros' part + 'nym' name

    October 26, 2022

  • Gosh, oroboros, and on International Sweet Tooth Fairy Day, too! Greetings from

    May 11, 2021

  • judicature?

    August 19, 2018

  • The "Old Fox" Engelestan, as Britain is known . . . . (From Private Eye, Letter From Tehran)

    September 7, 2017

  • Wow, alexz! That's such a relief. So many wordniks had fun putting this list together and I thought I may have deleted it. Thank you for taking time to help out. Just need to work out how to re-instate it as a list on wordnik. Erin?

    May 18, 2017

  • HELP!

    i'VE LOST MY LIST songbirds.


    May 17, 2017

  • 'NONSTOP CHUCK NORRIS' game app. Ad says "Chuck Norris already finished this game. On a landline phone."

    April 21, 2017

  • "I tell all the decent, trained skilled workmen who come to the house and clear up the mess left behind by a bodger. The word is 'droopered' - it means not just a cowboy job, but the whole bloody wild west of a cowboy job. It's when you turn on the cold tap and the upstairs lights come on kind of a job. When you turn on the central heating and the next door neighbours front door bell rings, kind of job - when someone who laid the last wood flooring here, cut the flaming doors too sodding short by 2 inches - kind of job - DROOPERED!" - Luci Anscombe.

    November 1, 2016

  • The Fratellis

    July 22, 2016

  • landscape

    July 16, 2016

  • Gardenia. Iggy Pop.

    May 20, 2016

  • eftsoons?

    April 6, 2016

  • Very good, qms.

    November 30, 2015

  • The Pinder Brothers

    November 30, 2015

  • conscient?

    September 23, 2015

  • Wordplaywise, what a splendidly apt adoption, erinmcknaceous!
    Recalling The Wordie Banana Song.

    May 27, 2015

  • 'tis International Sweet Tooth Fairy Day!

    And this is where it all started.

    May 10, 2015

  • hexasensual ?

    October 29, 2014

  • A perfect example!

    October 2, 2014

  • will i am is a sweet tooth fairy

    May 9, 2014

  • Hey! 'tis International Sweet Tooth Fairy Day!

    May 9, 2014

  • There is something about that, qms, that I love.

    Must read it at a Thirsty Dog Night soon.

    With your permission of course.

    April 12, 2014

  • Love it, qms.

    April 6, 2014

  • Probably, but I didn't see any lamp-posts.

    March 24, 2014

  • I was walking along a side road to the famous K' Road in Auckland around 8pm, heading back for dinner at 9. Passed a pub on a corner with tall windows all around two sides. Intrigued to see people arriving, most clutching an instrument. Went in and ordered a pint while waiting to see what the crack was. Didn't leave till 1am. What an amazing experience. Taking turns each musician did their own choice of number. Sometimes they were left to solo. Other times some or all of the rest jammed in. And such a range of music too. Tunes I knew. Tunes I didn't. Songs someone had written and was airing for the first time. A snippet of poetry. Folk. Bit of Classical. Acapella. All acoustic. A French girl, just visiting NZ, came in and sat at the bar. A guy who had just played a Tea Chest Bass asked her if she sang. Discovered she was a professional jazz singer in France. She was persuaded to take a turn and led every player through a very exciting jazz/rock number, encouraging some of the quieter ones to "balls it up, you guys". Awesome night. That's what I call a Thirsty Dog Night. Let's do it here. Wherever here is.

    March 2, 2014

  • A-well crave on, a-it's a razy feelin' and

    I know, it's got me reelin'

    I'm so glad, that you're revealin'

    Your love for me

    Crave on, crave on and tell me

    Tell me, not to be lonely

    Tell me, you love me only

    Crave on to me

    March 2, 2014

  • My bride dislikes cricket. But she just used this phrase this morning when she dropped an ornamental duck.

    March 2, 2014

  • Hah! very cute, and astute, wordplay. I want to use this on a Thirsty Dog Night.

    March 2, 2014

  • Bob the Builder.

    February 28, 2014

  • Likin' it! Now, where's the Thumbkin Up Button?

    February 27, 2014

  • Sorry, no icealitymologies found.

    February 21, 2014

  • n. A child who grew up getting praise and trophies just for participating in activities, and now expects esteem and rewards as an adult.

    February 18, 2014

  • crème brûlée to die for, qms?

    January 30, 2014

  • eine kleine selbstgerechtenfreude?

    January 28, 2014

  • There! I have incorriged you.

    January 28, 2014

  • bilby you are incorrigible. Let me incorrige you.

    January 27, 2014

  • Hah! That gave me a great smile in one visit, bilby. Serve his patients with what exactly? Spam fritters?

    January 27, 2014

  • Reminds me of my old Wordie list, Numberie.

    Like Wordie, but you figure it.

    January 23, 2014

  • Hah! Like it, bilby. But did he mean Pommishambles? Also like the disclosure. Did you dismiss him?

    January 6, 2014

  • Hah!

    January 1, 2014

  • Probably, but it's increasingly being used incorrectly. Like the greengrocer's 'pocalypse.

    December 14, 2013

  • The Oxmas Dictionary's Word Of The Year?

    December 4, 2013

  • I like it, Lincoln. I'd love to see an illustration, John. I'm sure he could do one that would intrigue. Oh, and he's just given me the name of the hero in a book I'm planning - Jack Hammer.

    July 10, 2013

  • My condolences to skipvia and palooka. See 'first crush'

    April 9, 2013

  • I wouldn't know! But if I had and I did know, I don't think I'd put my name to it, yarb.

    April 4, 2013

  • And here 'tis, yarb!

    April 4, 2013

  • April 4, 2013

  • The Tee

    April 4, 2013

  • Oh no! I've done the same as ruzuzu!

    Except that you'd all have guessed me correctly as brilliant. Hah again!

    March 6, 2013

  • Brilliant, yarb.

    I'm in. Put me down. Most people do.

    March 6, 2013

  • No 'zuzu - you're not supposed to put your word on here! Don't think I'd have got it anyway - wouldn't have put you down for a 'whatever'. Hah!

    March 6, 2013

  • Have emailed yarb asking him to let you know what he wants to happen.

    March 5, 2013

  • Hah! 'zu, you are a caution!

    You're probably right if enough 'niks have the appetite.

    While not written in stone it seems that the winner of the previous game is mooted as the runner of the next.

    Perhaps yarb - the owner of the trophy special edition sweet tooth fairy coffee mug

    "molotov cocktail waitress" - should therefore be sounded out.

    But if no-'nik else wishes to run it, then I am happy to do it - gangerhnam-style of course.

    March 1, 2013

  • Custom arias?

    February 7, 2013

  • I suppose that makes me a detonator. (?)

    February 3, 2013

  • If it's not like a hamster, it's just jolly well not cricetine.

    February 1, 2013

  • Could be worse - could be compilates.

    January 16, 2013

  • That's an absolute gem, 'by.

    January 16, 2013

  • proceedings?

    January 12, 2013

  • apropos

    January 12, 2013

  • Oh dear, ruzuzu, yes. (Re your comment Feb 11 2012).

    The origins are missing and it's not OK for them to be shrouded in mystery, for they are far more interesting than mere mystery.

    Jean Dimmock is a character in Jasper Fforde's wonderfully absurd book 'The Fourth Bear'.

    Or rather, she features in the book in an extract quoted from 'The Bumper Book Of Berkshire Records 2004 Edition'.

    And I quote -


    Jean Dimmock of Newbury, UK, holds the record for the most random answers in a routine word association test. Among her many utterly haphazard responses were such gems as "Bird? Kneecap", "Banana? Bowling Trophy" and "Great Crested Grebe? Disraeli." Her responses are spontaneous and unrehearsed, and make for much interesting study. She also holds the record for the most bizarre interpretations of a Rorschach ink-blot test, variously describing the meaningless and largely discredited patterns as "A dog doing push-ups with an ant in attendance" and "Coco the clown in conversation with the Pope".'

    - The Bumper Book Of Berkshire Records, 2004 Edition

    For more context try

    January 12, 2013

  • HaaahAAAAAhaaahaahaahaa! bilby - but Spam, shurley? You just cant come on here bawdwalking like that.

    January 12, 2013

  • Hah!

    January 11, 2013

  • After yarb's comment on 0079977042 I decided 'twas time to stop this list. But am inspired again since I discovered gangerhnam style! Hah!

    January 7, 2013

  • My kind of style!

    January 7, 2013

  • Donta walka pasta.

    January 5, 2013

  • Tad's the slightly shorter one with the magnetic personality disorder.

    January 4, 2013

  • Some times of little attraction while others can be a tad repellant.

    January 4, 2013

  • This is probably a 'perfect' sweet tooth fairy tale.

    December 12, 2012

  • Indeed, 'gus.

    December 9, 2012

  • That's when you need Braces and Scaffolding as fbharjo realises.

    December 8, 2012

  • HaHa! Very good, 'by,

    December 7, 2012

  • n. The snatching of a person's iPhone, iPad, or iPod.

    July 31, 2012

  • 45? Never!!?

    July 29, 2012

  • Thank you.

    July 25, 2012

  • Can someone please flush the user word_turd down the toilet.

    July 24, 2012

  • Just a mo . . . . . I don't get this. There are no big boobs here at all. 0xB16B00B5 = 0. 0xanything is 0, right? But then I'm a numbernik too.

    July 20, 2012

  • But only by females.

    July 20, 2012

  • Following the G4S Olympic security contract fiasco we now have a new phrase: "to make a right buckles of it"! After G4S chief Nick Buckles. I predict a great future for this word. Hah!

    July 19, 2012

  • Four years indeed, deinonychus! So another fanciful project as yet unrealised. You spur me to make it an open list. Have at it!

    July 17, 2012

  • No, that's great, zu and thanks.

    (afterthought) Unless we want to call them 'syllabbs' or 'syllababbs'.

    June 12, 2012

  • Can anyone tell me what's the word for this kind of contraction? Example: when the word goopoo is derived from 'good idea, poor planning/execution'. Is it a figure of speech of some kind?

    June 12, 2012

  • What's the word for this kind of contraction? Is it a figure of speech of some kind?

    June 12, 2012

  • I predict a great future for this word as defined by wordnik Goopoo . . . . 'good idea, poor planning/execution'.

    June 11, 2012

  • Hah! 'jo

    . . . too fue to mention . . .

    May 7, 2012

  • A purchase returned for refund for no other reason than its purchase was regretted - just buyer's remorse really.

    May 7, 2012

  • unhappenned?

    April 19, 2012

  • I know my bride would protest and say she isn't though she definitely can be described as callimammapygian. What a beautiful word. What a beautiful girl.

    April 11, 2012

  • Thanks for being less obscure.

    April 6, 2012

  • ωooωooωωω

    March 31, 2012

  • Again, again.

    March 30, 2012

  • Not spoam surely?

    March 25, 2012

  • Oh, ta 'zuzu.

    March 13, 2012

  • I could think of no-one but you, 'cry as I contemplated posting on wordnik what I had read on wordspy. I have to admit, though, that the machinations of wordnik confound me and I sometimes just cannot fathom how to connect directly with anyone as previously, if indeed they are still there.

    March 13, 2012

  • Just love your commentary here, jpmaher.

    March 11, 2012

  • Added, actung. And thanks for bringing this list back on my radar.

    March 10, 2012

  • pp. Relaxing or socializing on the front porch of a house.

    —porch v.

    Example Citations:

    "We've even coined a new word, 'porching,' which describes a spontaneous social activity that originates when people gather on porches," she explained.


    March 10, 2012

  • autospawnophobia leaps to mind, frogapplause.

    March 2, 2012

  • autospawnophobia leaps to mind, frogapplause.

    March 1, 2012

  • Can't recall what was so spooky. I know I couldn't get my head round it to report back to you all. I appreciate that everyone desisted from adding any words while all this wasn't happening. I think it may have been something to do with nitrocellulose.

    February 21, 2012

  • Ged it over and done with.

    January 29, 2012

  • Don't buy spam enlargement pills. They're contagion.

    January 28, 2012

  • Well, by next year anyway.

    January 28, 2012

  • eewwwwww!

    January 28, 2012

  • An indebted consumer who is only able to pay the debt interest each month.

    January 26, 2012

  • HaHaHa!

    January 10, 2012

  • Ha! I like it.

    But how long was it in your email before you got it?

    January 9, 2012

  • Not really, 'zu, but it could be.

    January 8, 2012

  • It prevents a lowercase 'i' form being a lowercase 'l'

    Thank you Wordplayer for this gem.

    January 8, 2012

  • Hey! I like this word. Thanks for bringing it to me, pter'.

    Don't know how it's spoken, though.

    Perhaps somewordnik would do a pronunciation or two, or three.

    January 8, 2012

  • I understood that it all started with the Mexican word barbacoa. Discuss.

    January 8, 2012

  • Hmmm. Interesting, ptero'. I do know several girls who refer to themselves as actors.

    And, it occurs to me . . . is it true that it's very important to the French that their table can only be feminine? Which again, obviously, is actually quite relevant to her character, n'est ce pas?

    January 8, 2012

  • quickly = Speedily; with haste or celerity.

    Soon; without delay.

    As if living; in a lifelike manner; to the life.

    ( :-) Welcome indusnb.)

    January 8, 2012

  • I don't have one 'gus, but I'm going to make one.

    January 8, 2012

  • Splendid wordnik name. Do you plan to live up to it?

    Be great.

    January 7, 2012

  • The most striking missing strizontal is to be found on an F, as, if it wasn't there, 'twould be an E.

    January 7, 2012

  • A strizontal can also be observed on an L, distinguishing it from an I.

    January 7, 2012

  • 'zuzu, methinks you were the first as I never looked it up until now - and I'm the second.

    January 6, 2012

  • Really, 'layer? It's akin to the strizontal which is the bit at the bottom of a Z that stops it being a 7. So called because it strikes out to the right horizontally to achieve this.

    January 6, 2012

  • silicojones!!! Hah! Brilliant!

    January 6, 2012

  • glurch is the bit on a G that stops it being a C. So called because it lurches to the left to achieve this.

    January 6, 2012

  • Does an eptocracy exist anywhere?

    January 6, 2012

  • You are one big tease, 'zu. I like that.

    December 14, 2011



    December 11, 2011

  • mercury?

    December 11, 2011

  • blucher?

    December 11, 2011

  • farina

    December 11, 2011

  • Maybe 'tis easier to, or perhapnotstance, to keep an iin than to keep an iout for the joins.

    December 11, 2011

  • Your thinking, eastwood, is not crummy enough.

    December 10, 2011

  • purr

    December 10, 2011

  • meaningless?

    December 10, 2011

  • What! Heard this used to describe what's happening in UK cities this week. Nearly forgot to just observe it as a wordnik. Does it make it as a euphemism? I'd like to think it was sarcasm.

    August 9, 2011

  • fly-fisher

    July 4, 2011

  • That was quick, 'zuzu.

    June 28, 2011

  • Well spotted, 'lig. 'twas deliberate play on that and Easter in Rhode Island. Not perfect but it amused me. :-)

    May 29, 2011

  • We thought we'd Easter inRI.

    May 24, 2011

  • And - 'if you had the luck of the Irish, you'd wish you were English instead' - John Lennon.

    May 24, 2011

  • 'tis a falsie, rolig - easter in! Just a tickled pink elephant. Love your follow - nothing like I expected.

    May 24, 2011

  • It is today. Happy International Sweet Tooth Fairy Day to all wordniks! Hah!

    Maybe see wordnik weblog for yesterday.

    Great work, angela.

    May 20, 2011

  • That's thinking outside the box clever, 'cry.

    May 16, 2011

  • This list rocks.

    May 11, 2011

  • I grew up with to 'box clever' and it means just that. To do things in a clever way - over and above the norm. Well, that's how I always saw it.

    The conundrum is, I suppose, that if you don't get it, you can't box clever.

    May 11, 2011

  • banana

    May 10, 2011

  • What an awesome honour, and responsibility. I am truly humbled. You really mean this could go to infinity? Awesome!

    And, yes, we don't have this word available today, but if you have, 'gus, then the word just has to be . . .

    May 10, 2011

  • I assume you do want just a single word, not a two word expression, or even a sweet tooth fairy, to get started?

    May 10, 2011

  • Brilliant horseplay, yarb.

    May 9, 2011

  • Go for it, 'gus. Suggest see where it goes as an experiment - you can always start another. Would be inclined to make it a closed list so that entries are made in the comments and you select the one to enter, and so on and so on.

    Maybe we'll end up with lots of domino lists in competition for getting the longest.

    Hah! we could even go in both directions ie - next - dairy - butter - icing - sugar - sweet - tooth - fairy - tale -next -

    May 9, 2011

  • Please note that, due to a lack of readiness, International Sweet Tooth Fairy Day is now re-scheduled for May 20th. Well, have you ever tried to get a frolic of fairies ready for an event?

    May 9, 2011

  • Am eager to see where this goes. What a genius idea. Should the rules be for only proper stfairies that abide by the rules or can there be a gnashing of false teeth?

    May 9, 2011

  • Identify the Wordienik!!

    This was blafferty's chosen word. He says he knows he's not on here much, but thought maybe that's why the word fits.

    May 9, 2011

  • Hey! Whereabouts in the UK, yarb?

    May 7, 2011

  • Make mine a pint of blafferty's irish stout.

    May 7, 2011

  • Just sounds right, somehow.

    May 7, 2011

  • Hah! Just browsing to see which drink to order over at the Verbal Arms when you all come on over, and had forgotten about this one. And I did surf naked when I was in NZ in January. Well foretold palooka.

    May 7, 2011

  • I see that there is no adjudication necessary following my blunder in the results analysis, merely an adjustment to the end result.

    I applaud ruzuzu - she has accepted, with grace and aplomb, the fact that I failed to apply the same procedure to her listing her own word as I did to others. Purely an error on my part. I would hasten to add that ruzuzu was not seen as trying to gain an advantage by listing her own word, merely playing the game with spirit within the rules. As did some other entrants. I apologise for any grief that has been caused.

    This fiasco has added irony as I sought to award ruzuzu none correct initially, based on her splendid spoof entry list late on, as a diversion to the fact that I would be announcing her valid entry as a joint winner. (Oh, and to keep dontcry company.) What a farce!

    Still, it did add a whole menu of scenarios as is usual these days in competitive games, of misunderstanding, umbrage, controversy, dissension, incompetence, legal threats, etc. Huge fun really.

    So the the final placings are

    1st yarb (8)

    2nd ruzuzu/pterodactyl (7)

    4th sionnach (6)

    5th blafferty/chainedbear/frindley/frogapplause/Wordplayer (4)

    10th fbharjo/mollusque/PossibleUnderscore/reesetee (3)

    14th hernesheir/Prolagus (2)

    16th oroboros (1)

    17th dontcry (0)

    and therefore the Prize Mug is . . . I mean goes to . . yarb. I'll be in touch to arrange design, production, and despatch of this unique trophy, yarb.

    Thank you all for being gentle with me.

    May 6, 2011

  • Sorry all, but Stewards Inquiry will have to conclude tomorrow as have just been asked to rush off to play a posh man in a posh hotel with a posh wife in Coronation Street. Haven't been told yet whether the posh wife is mine or not. Hah!

    May 5, 2011

  • Is an ID the Wordienikcred herring. I noticed it written on something on my desk while I was preparing for the game. Quite random.

    May 5, 2011

  • Is an ID the Wordienikcred herring. We used to play with an 'aargh' scale some while ago but I couldn't find it. I settled on 7 as as the right balance. Anywordnik know where that scale is?

    May 5, 2011

  • Mmmm. Interesting. I wouldn't have thought of protean for me. And if I had told you all at some time earlier what I am currently working on, then reesetee could have been accused of throwing in a cred herring of her own. I'm in rehearsals for the UK tour of a play 'The Interview - The Story of the Holocaust' in which I play 5 different character parts, requiring 5 different German accents.

    But I think playful all-encompassing as it also covers teasing, performing as a childrens entertainer, my sporting activities, and it amuses me to amuse.

    It's a revelation to me that I'm not seen as being a man of my word. Hah!

    May 5, 2011

  • "The usual?"

    "No. I think I'll try a different word today."

    May 4, 2011

  • We have a challenge.

    I have reviewed the description of the game and can find no reason there that a player should not enter a word for themselves, as in fact a few did.

    However, when analysing the entries, I worked on the premise that any entry against your own name did not count. Most such entries did not use submitted words and were merely entered for fun.

    I did twice go through the spreadsheet eliminating "own words" as inadmissible, but obviously missed ruzuzu's lunette.

    I am inclined to rule that as an E&OE situation, correct it, and score accordingly, with a new declaration of final places.

    However, I will entertain representations via this page from any participant who wishes to make any within the next 24 hours.

    I will then deliberate and conclude.



    May 4, 2011

  • Stewards inquiry.

    May 4, 2011

  • Here's the list

    !cred herring tear-resistant

    !cred herring emordnilap

    !cred herring heartstringsplucker

    !cred herring alexis

    !cred herring balsamaceous

    !cred herring aaaaaaargh!

    !cred herring hidelugged

    bilby harlequin

    blafferty ascian

    chained_bear wodge

    dontcry queasy

    erinmckean calepinerienne 

    fbharjo chrestomathic

    frindley mediæval

    frogapplause mortsafe

    gangerh playful

    hernesheir sinistral

    mollusque systematic

    oroboros present

    Possible Underscore panda

    Prolagus slopseller

    pterodactyl distingue

    reesetee protean

    ruzuzu lunette

    seanahan prodigal

    sionnach boggy


    Wordnicolina hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophile

    Wordplayer greenhorn

    yarb od

    I'll email all players the spreadsheet soon.

    May 4, 2011

  • And congratulations to pterodactyl with 7 correct answers and a third place.

    May 4, 2011

  • And now in first place with 8 correct answers......................................................................................................................................... and play-offs in prospect we have a tie ..........with ...............................................yarb..and........ruzuzu!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 4, 2011

  • In 4th place with 6 correct







    is .............


    Did you sort out where the mug isn't going?

    May 4, 2011

  • It's finals time!!!!

    May 4, 2011

  • Time for a shower. Back soon.

    May 4, 2011

  • Another with 4 tied here is only one of 3 to get pterodactyl. blafferty also got chained_bear, frindley and erinmckean. Pretty good for a newbie.

    May 4, 2011

  • Also tied with 4, those being erinmckean, frindley, seanahan, and just one of 3 to get sionnach - is this an excuse for a wodge - it's chained_bear.

    May 4, 2011

  • Also with 4 right answers - seanahan, pterodactyl, chained_bear and the protean reesetee. It's frindley.

    May 4, 2011

  • Tied with 4 correct - erinmckean, pterodactyl, seanahan, and lunette for ruzuzu is - let's hear it for the frog - frogapplause!!

    May 4, 2011

  • The present oroboros was only identified correctly by this entrant, who also got erinmckean, chained_bear and was one of only two who got yarb right. 4 for Wordplayer.

    May 4, 2011

  • We have 4 tied with three correct IDs.

    All 4 got calepinerienne from erinmckean. I'd love to know how because I couldn't find it anywhere but on wordnik and the only place it was listed was on this page.

    In addition ...

    fbharjo put hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophile together with Wordnicolina, and (perversely) od with yarb.

    mollusque saw seanahan rightly as prodigal and blafferty rightly as ascian.

    reesetee noticed how frindley has a fondness for the a-e ligature, and chained_bear's fondness for a wodge.

    PossibleUnderscore probably overscores here because he got Prolagus down as a one-time slopseller and Wordplayer as the greenhorn that he is, being new to joining in here, and plays a French one. And he was the only one to get these two right.

    May 4, 2011

  • We have 2 tied with 2.

    hernesheir was one of 4 to get the systematic mollusque and one of 3 to get the boggy sionnach.

    Prolagus was one of 6 to mediæval the frindley and one half of those that got frogapplause and her mortsafe.

    May 4, 2011

  • Someone who singularly excelled - he only got one right but then again he was the only one to get her right, and the only one to get only one right. Hah! dontcry was correctly identified as queasy by oroboros, who proved to be resistant to the tears.

    May 4, 2011

  • In reverse order of correct identification then . . . .

    dontcry and zuzu - would you like another go? You've got nothing . . . to lose.

    May 4, 2011

  • 1 got bilby

    5 got blafferty

    6 got chained_bear

    1 got dontcry

    12 got erinmckean

    3 got fbharjo

    6 got frindley

    2 got frogapplause

    0 got gangerh

    0 got hernesheir

    4 got mollusque

    1 got oroboros

    1 got PossibleUnderscore

    1 got Prolagus

    3 got pterodactyl

    1 got reesetee

    5 got ruzuzu

    6 got seanahan

    3 got sionnach

    2 got Wordnicolina

    1 got Wordplayer

    2 got yarb

    May 4, 2011

  • Just before I announce the results here are the words with the number of times used followed by the number of times they were used correctly.

    aaaaaaargh! 9x and 0 correct

    alexis 6x and 0 correct

    ascian 14x and 5 correct

    balsamaceous 14x and 0 correct

    boggy 13x and 3 correct

    calepinerienne  17x and 12 correct

    chrestomathic 16x and 3 correct

    distingue 13x and 3 correct

    emordnilap 14x and 0 correct

    greenhorn 14x and 1 correct

    harlequin 14x and 1 correct

    heartstringsplucker 13x and 0 correct

    hidelugged 12x and 0 correct

    hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophile 9x and 2 correct

    lunette 12x and 5 correct

    mediæval 10x and 6 correct

    mortsafe 12x and 2 correct

    od 7x and 2 correct

    panda 9x and 1 correct

    playful 16x and 0 correct

    present 11x and 1 correct

    prodigal 16x and 6 correct

    protean 13x and 1 correct

    queasy 12x and 1 correct

    sinistral 14x and 0 correct

    slopseller 12x and 1 correct

    systematic 15x and 4 correct

    tear-resistant 12x and 0 correct

    wodge 12x and 6 correct

    May 4, 2011

  • The results are in. Do not ring anything - it'll count for nothing and you may still be charged for it.

    May 4, 2011

  • 3 of you correctly employed the most number of words, 12 each. Which means you spotted 4 cred herrings out of 7. Well played dontcry, frindley, and frogapplause. Ah, but did you apply them correctly?

    May 4, 2011

  • 4 of you quite correctly equated leather-eared with hidelugged. bilby did send me a word, but it wasn't that one. That one started with me in honour of the marsupial that conducted the last ID game.

    May 4, 2011

  • Your choices for dontcry are remarkable - 15 cred herrings and one correct ID. She always strikes me as a nice delicate character, so why there would be resistance to being torn . . . ? When she sent me her word she commented on the list something which could, I thought, have led you all to conclude that her word would be in the last 2 or 3 entered. So I gave her a hand with tear-resistant as a diversion.

    May 4, 2011

  • The most popular cred herrings were balsamaceous and emordnilap, both used 14 times each.

    Which means that each one was only spotted by 3 entrants.

    May 4, 2011

  • The most popular word was calepinerienne which was used 17 times. The least popular was alexis used just 6 times.

    May 4, 2011

  • We have a total of 66 correct identifications spread across 17 entrants.

    May 4, 2011

  • PussyGaloreBlunders also gave you his word agsinst his name. But he didn't give you his word that he wouldn't play that way.

    May 4, 2011

  • I have to revise the earlier statement about me being the only one not picked out correctly. My spreadsheet shows that the hernesheir apparent was not picked out by anyone else but himself. How cool is that?

    May 4, 2011

  • All cred-herrings were put to work, and some worked spectacularly well!

    May 4, 2011

  • A quick scan reveals a spooky happening straight away. It seems that all players were sussed out by at least one other player, with the exception of me.

    But 16 of you applied my word to 11 others.

    Wot! No-one sees me as playful? I'm always play-acting.

    (Or was it a conspiracy?)

    May 4, 2011

  • Well, the results are tabulated and just need to do a doublecheck for accuracy of data entry and analysis can begin.

    May 4, 2011

  • Game is now closed.

    Watch this space.

    May 3, 2011

  • Game closes today in about 9 hours at 5pm GMT/UTC.

    May 3, 2011

  • Will soon be announcing the end of the game. When I do I'll make it a few hours forward so that last minute entries - and alterations - can be made.

    Would it help anybody's decision to change anything, or not, if I told you that a brief scan of entries revealed that all of you were mostly wrong, or mostly right? Mwahahahaha!

    May 2, 2011

  • My weekend is to be two days solid rehearsals so nothing will happen to end the game for at least two more sleeps.

    April 29, 2011

  • In the event of a tie, 'zuzu, I propose a playoff. I will ask all losing entrants who want to help in the playoff to select a word that they consider applies to/describes each tied wordnik, one for each of them.

    The tied wordniks will have a couple of days or so to match these words with all tied wordniks, including themselves.

    Any further ties can be played off in the same manner until we have a winner.

    Hope that explains what I'm trying to communicate. And also, now I've thought of that, I rather hope we'll have a tie!

    (Or we could just count the number of letters in the words that they got right in the first place.)

    April 26, 2011

  • You may like to know that when the time for entries is notified there will be a few hours notice. At the moment that the game ends I will take a print of this page and that will be the version used for assessing the results.

    April 26, 2011

  • No, no 'ferty - I don't believe that wordnik would have an edit button for cheating ;-} - it's for correcting errors, even deliberate ones, and revising things for the better.

    April 26, 2011

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  • Here, have a giant cucumber.

    October 25, 2018

  • C'mon, what have you done with the songbirds?

    May 17, 2017

  • Hello,

    Am a young single girl never married seeking true love for a long term relationship with marriage potentials,i am happy to contact you because you cut my interest! i will love us to be good friends or a lot more, you can contact me through.( that i will send you my photos,till i hear from you, bye and kisses!

    Miss Aisha

    May 16, 2012

  • Oh, ta 'zuzu.

    March 13, 2012

  • Gangerh,

    We've discovered two ways to get in touch with other word*i*s. The first way is to write a comment on one of their lists. The second is to go to their "dashboard" (or profile page), scroll down past all of their recent comments, and look for the orange "comments for..." box about halfway down the page.

    March 13, 2012

  • Help! How would you explain jean dimmock to zeke? I'm afraid I've made a mess of it.

    February 13, 2012

  • Your clever, amusing comments over on oobleck have gotten you a nomination for creating a new list. We'd love to see more letter parts.

    January 7, 2012

  • I would be honored if you added the first word to my STF dominoes list.

    May 10, 2011

  • You cannot escape the charge that you have previously engaged in the amazing pastime that is IDENTIFY THE WORDIE.

    You are therefore prime target material for inviting to IDENTIFY THE WORDIENIK.

    The whole of the bit of Wordnik that joins in on this would be truly honoured should you participate this time round.

    Easily find the right page right now because it is currently the most commented on list shown on the Community page.

    April 14, 2011

  • It sounds like it will end up somewhere like that eventually--in the meantime, you're on my list! ;-)

    February 14, 2011

  • Hah! Ta, 'zuzu!.

    Yes a list would do it but that relies on people knowing it exists and going to it. I was thinking it might be better served as a Zeitgeist page feature or some such.

    February 14, 2011

  • I've just subscribed to your "Sweet Tooth Fairy of the Day." (Yay!)

    We could make a list of other wordnikians who have lists--I'm there (twice), and I know Prolagus has one.

    February 14, 2011

  • :-)

    February 9, 2011

  • Dunno, 'gus, but good, innit?

    Sshhhh! Don't tell John - he might spoil it.

    February 9, 2011

  • Did you intentionally leave an html tag open somewhere in your profile, or is this the most interesting bug?

    February 8, 2011

  • Are you still around? If so, there's a great fuflun/ pie fight going on if you're interested.


    February 4, 2011

  • Where zero is a rather large number.

    September 5, 2010

  • "gangerh has added 107 lists containing 5,200 words, 0 comments, 0 tags, 47 favorites, and 32 pronunciations."

    September 5, 2010

  • The new STF illustration is yummy-looking!

    As for emails, you might try checking the notification settings by going to "Edit profile" above, then going to "Edit preferences."

    August 21, 2010

  • I just played with your name.

    August 9, 2010

  • Thanks for the comment. Let me know when the revised site is ready.

    July 5, 2010

  • Thanks, g!

    January 30, 2010

  • What??

    *is completely outside*

    January 30, 2010

  • *giggles* at the inside joke.

    January 30, 2010

  • Are you thinking of Richard/Hammond?

    January 30, 2010

  • Sometimes, you sound vaguely like Richard Hammond.

    January 30, 2010

  • Thanks, gangerh! I was hoping to use that list as an enticement (I won't say "as bait") for a couple of potential recruits who were inspired by your other lists.

    January 26, 2010

  • Boston Global Warming.

    (I know, I know...cheating.)

    January 15, 2010

  • Heh. Boston Globe Theatre.

    January 15, 2010

  • Boston Globe artichokes.

    January 15, 2010

  • Hi gangerh! I sent you an email, but am also leaving you a comment in case my email was spaminated ... can I entice you into giving me a quote or two about sweet tooth fairies? I'm hoping to write about them for the Boston Globe.

    January 15, 2010

  • Sorry to hear that we still can't hear your barragecasts on the pronuncistation. :(

    January 15, 2010

  • Welcome back!

    January 14, 2010

  • gangerh, can you hear me? John came in and negotiated your release.

    January 14, 2010

  • :D

    December 29, 2009

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

    December 3, 2009

  • 'gerh, the volume is quite low on your pronunciations.

    November 26, 2009

  • Thanks, 'applause.

    November 19, 2009

  • G: sionnach came up with olympic torch song.

    November 19, 2009

  • mistrievious is as mistrievious does.

    you are all knowing

    November 9, 2009

  • Thanks for adding the beautiful baize to my list.

    October 9, 2009

  • Haha, that's not a bad animal to be associated with! Minus the germs of course.

    October 7, 2009

  • oh wow, I didn't even think of that sense of the word. Thanks, G!

    October 6, 2009

  • Hey, everyone looks up to a microlight flying over, rolig!

    October 6, 2009

  • Thanks for including me among your bananas, G. I suppose I always hoped my light would be a little bigger, not a macrolight, of course, but, well, something noticeable. *sigh*

    October 6, 2009

  • Hey! I like it! Cheers mate!

    (I won't say more cause I don't want to over-egg it ;)

    October 6, 2009

  • Hey, thanks. I’m honored. :-D

    October 5, 2009

  • Interesting, gangerh. I like it! :)

    September 30, 2009

  • HaHa gangerh!!! I get it now! Gee, it took me long enough, but Underscores aren't very quick at the best of times. ;-)

    July 30, 2009

  • Actually PU, there's no real rule about where you reply. Everyone decides for themselves where they will carry on their conversations and most of us seem to chage our minds pretty regularly.

    And maybe you should put off waiting for that comment for a few days, hmm? Don't want to seem too motivated or anything. Sit back, relax.

    July 29, 2009