Comments by halcyonwhimsy

  • This can mean a lot, but I like it for describing someone or someone's manners/dress when writing.

    showy; gaudy; nonessential, trivial

    October 2, 2007

  • I love this word for its many meanings and uses. To add to the aforementioned...

    It also means:
    calm; peaceful; tranquil
    and
    rich; wealthy; prosperous
    and
    happy; joyful; carefree

    October 2, 2007

  • This is my all time favorite word for a color (green).

    This word has a chemistry and artistic background and is quite a rare color to obtain/find naturally.

    It has been, I believe, re-popularized by its use in the musical Wicked.

    October 2, 2007

  • When I think of this word I think of the American Civil War.

    There is a Confederate (Virginian) song that is all about goobers ... well, goober PEAS.

    Which, by the way, are actually peanuts.

    October 2, 2007

  • Maybe this will help...

    \lan-JIN-kwed-ee\

    October 2, 2007

  • Cute play on words!

    This means that one is given to excessive or incessant laughter.

    October 2, 2007

  • an idyllic place that is either out of touch with reality or only appears for brief amounts of time in a greater span of time.

    Pretty sure this originates from the Musical Brigadoon which is based on a German story.

    October 2, 2007

  • The current definition is something to the description of one's proper sphere of knowledge or influence.

    October 2, 2007

  • I am going to list the non-geological definition because I love the possibilities.

    -- something that strongly attracts

    From O. English

    October 2, 2007

  • To deny

    This is an obs. verb that is much more creative than the tradition deny we always use.

    October 2, 2007

  • You can see the greek/latin origin here with "vino" being prominent. :)

    October 2, 2007

  • a flask vessel made of earthenware, leather, or wood that is attachable to one's belt/waist by ears (hoops) on one or both sides of the vessel.

    Originated around 1350-1400s

    October 2, 2007

  • This is from Admiral Vernon who used to have his sailor's drink rum diluted with water (to last longer I suppose). His nickname came from the grogram (French in origin) he was always wearing.

    October 2, 2007

  • person who seeks to know all the latest news, information, and/or gossip.

    October 2, 2007

  • acid in temper, mood, or tone

    lovely possibilities here :)

    October 2, 2007

  • nonce-word: ridiculous (?)

    October 2, 2007