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  • Increasingly frequent contraction of 'Merkel' and 'Sarkozy' – the two bigwigs of the European Union.

    December 6, 2011

  • Ne-go-she-ate. Not ne-go-see-ate.

    July 25, 2011

  • A mansion.

    May 2, 2011

  • As far as I can tell, warmenist is a pejorative label for someone who believes in global warming.

    April 20, 2011

  • A person who is not trained in, but expounds on matters of law. Tends to be pretentious.

    April 13, 2011

  • Australia's Prime Minister has come under attack for mispronouncing hyperbole.

    April 7, 2011

  • The unfortunate “ratfuck” was apparently used in private by former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd

    April 5, 2011

  • Prolonged slumber caused by ingestion of Restavit®.

    March 30, 2011

  • Would you take ecstasy? Anna Wood.

    February 17, 2011

  • Good ol’ Auntie Val.

    February 17, 2011

  • Ahhh ruzuzu, have you considered employment in the public service?

    January 18, 2011

  • Amy Chua. See Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior

    January 17, 2011

  • A member of a local government council -- the lowest tier of government in Australia, e.g. Why don't these irrelevant microcrats focus on...

    December 22, 2010

  • This has been so compelling, it's being made into a movie: Smurf'd

    June 21, 2010

  • cf mlia.

    June 16, 2010

  • ‘Sitting at a small wooden table in the Bunker, Assange looked exhausted. His lanky frame was arched over two computers—one of them online, and the other disconnected from the Internet, because it was full of classified military documents. (In the tradecraft of espionage, this is known as maintaining an “air gap.”)’

    The New Yorker, No Secrets, by Raffi Khatchadourian, 7 June 2010.

    June 16, 2010

  • They make watching the World Cup a pain in the you know where.

    June 15, 2010

  • Stosur!

    June 5, 2010

  • Describing the continual, haphazard editing of constitutions especially in Latin American countries.

    May 31, 2010

  • Posted from one. :)

    May 29, 2010

  • haha, I like it.

    April 13, 2010

  • added!

    April 11, 2010

  • So who's accessed Wordnik on an iPad? They are sadly not available in this neck of the woods yet.

    April 10, 2010

  • I guess it's locked in for all eternity.

    March 15, 2010

  • blargh. How do I delete my pronunciation?!

    March 12, 2010

  • Yay :) I've been travelling, and then relocated to start a new job. Hopefully I'll begin contributing again.

    March 12, 2010

  • Any name starting with 'J'.

    March 12, 2010

  • This has created something of a diplomatic incident in Australia:

    March 12, 2010

  • greetings!

    November 12, 2009

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

    October 7, 2009

  • How soon until the kid gets their own account? >.<

    September 10, 2009

  • I got out to get some milk, and you go sell half the kitchen!

    September 10, 2009

  • cf moops

    September 8, 2009

  • The 5,000 kids in attendance spent their time inside dancing and singing along to Soulja Boy’s hit song “Crank Dat,�? the chorus of which repeats, “Watch me crank that soulja boy, then superman that ho,�? which most young people know is a disgustingly explicit sexual innuendo. Shortly after, the Grenada Middle School cheerleaders performed their catchy cheer “Stop, don’t touch me there! You know this is my no-no square,�? outlining the shape of a box around their shorts.

    God And Abstinence

    August 8, 2009

  • “The most discomfiting—and incongruous—aspect of Brüno's pinkface masquerade is the character's over-the-top sexual voracity.�? On the Offensive

    July 10, 2009

  • Yes, but it's consistently a grower!

    May 30, 2009

  • In the current economy, it's more of a trot.

    May 30, 2009

  • The chronically depressed sibling of Avenue of Aspirations.

    May 25, 2009

  • I hope she's very happily opposite married one day.

    May 2, 2009

  • The crown jewel of Pho in Sydney is apparently "Pho An" - I find it rather overrated though, my mum's is better.

    May 1, 2009

  • scientific experiment, double-blind and everything?

    May 1, 2009

  • How furious would a thousand nuns be I wonder?

    April 30, 2009

  • The Global Financial Crisis.

    April 26, 2009

  • Amara’s law — the tendency to overestimate the impact of technological change in the short term and underestimate its impact in the long run.

    April 14, 2009

  • i.e., toxic debt.

    March 24, 2009

  • ‘Let’s clear this up once and for all. Being called a “model minority�? is an unwelcome characterization that is damaging and tough to overcome. Why do you think the “old�? model minorities—East Asian Americans—have struggled to shed the label since they were first saddled with it in the 1960s because of “their advanced educations and high earnings.�? ’

    — Shiwani Srivastava, ‘Nobody's Model Minority

    March 15, 2009

  • Apparently it is a badge of honour to be one of the people screwed over by Bernie Madoff. It's a very exclusive list.

    March 14, 2009

  • A former lesbian. Say it out loud.

    March 13, 2009

  • It cooks with three kinds of heat!

    March 5, 2009

  • I don't know, it sounded real!

    March 5, 2009

  • If I could get away with it I'd have it playing in the background too!

    March 3, 2009

  • I <3 30 Rock.

    March 2, 2009

  • Heard on TV a long time ago. Some fruitcake decided ‘hello’ was bad because it had hell in it.

    February 28, 2009

  • I thought it was a dirty word in primary school.

    February 19, 2009

  • The Easter Bunny in Walnut Creek, CA

    February 18, 2009

  • Devoid of atheists apparently.

    February 18, 2009

  • I love a sunburnt country,

    A land of sweeping plains,

    Of ragged mountain ranges,

    Of droughts and flooding rains.

    I love her far horizons,

    I love her jewel-sea,

    Her beauty and her terror —

    The wide brown land for me!

    My Country, Dorothea Mackellar.

    February 15, 2009

  • A belated happy 200th birthday to Mr. Darwin!

    February 15, 2009

  • In the first reading at least, the title of the Bill is read aloud.

    February 12, 2009

  • The need to intersperse news reports of tragedies with this ever-escalating number is indescribably macabre.

    February 10, 2009

  • they are people you don't like.

    February 10, 2009

  • How fascinating. In Australia, it's popularly known as an electorate (although the AEC calls it a division), in Canada it's a riding, in the UK it's a constituency, and in the US it's a district.

    February 10, 2009

  • Ms. Maddow says this a lot. I would prefer stimulatory.

    February 8, 2009

  • Generation Y's method of protest. *sigh*

    February 5, 2009

  • Macquarie Dictionary's 2008 word of the year. It is two words.

    February 4, 2009

  • Japanese slang meaning "blood-type harassment".

    February 3, 2009

  • I used to like 'bizarre', but it appears to have been co-opted by politicians. It is a vague insult without an adequate rejoinder.

    February 2, 2009

  • Surely Johnson wasn't her given name :)

    February 2, 2009

  • Agree to disagree.

    February 1, 2009

  • The only kind of football that deserves 'world' in its title is the World Cup.

    February 1, 2009

  • What has been seen cannot be unseen.

    January 30, 2009

  • Generation me!

    January 30, 2009

  • to regurgitate.

    January 30, 2009

  • Then why don’t you marry an ice-cream sandwich?

    January 29, 2009

  • Ooh I dunno, the law of the playground is a code above the shots of (wo)man.

    January 28, 2009

  • Wow, WeirdNet is 100% spot on on windbags.

    January 28, 2009

  • Sure thing, reesetee!

    January 28, 2009

  • Zero the hero.

    First the worst.

    Second the best.

    Third the one with the hairy chest.

    Fourth the horse with the tomato-sauce.

    January 28, 2009

  • I subscribe to bilby's definition. To waffle on is to be prolix or a windbag.

    January 28, 2009

  • you mean heterophobic?

    January 27, 2009

  • Emissions Trading Scheme.

    January 26, 2009

  • Winning a game when your opponent is serving.

    January 26, 2009

  • I think I prefer Sorkin's fantasyland.

    January 25, 2009

  • Hector: Dakin’s a good-looking boy though somehow sad.

    Dorothy : You always think they’re sad Hector, every every time. Actually I wouldn’t have said he was sad, I would’ve said he was cuntstruck.

    Hector : Dorothy…

    Dorothy : I thought you would’ve liked that. It’s a compound adjective. You like compound adjectives.

    — “The History Boys�? (2006)

    January 24, 2009

  • Innovation.

    January 23, 2009

  • A method of preparing a French fry by using an automated device to inject an already cooked French fry with a condiment (such as ketchup, cheese sauce, ranch dressing, or barbeque sauce) substantially without manual assistance from a user. »

    What is the point? Wouldn't it be easier to just "manually" saucify your fry? How dare he render redundant the sin of double-dipping!

    January 23, 2009

  • easy peasy japanesey... YERCK.

    January 23, 2009

  • To go home with three donuts — the loser in a 6-0 6-0 6-0 tennis match.

    January 20, 2009

  • I am a big fan of hapas :)

    January 20, 2009

  • Torture.

    January 20, 2009

  • Bye Daz, you shan't be missed.

    January 18, 2009

  • It is a pretty neat shape. But don't you find it a little pointy?

    January 18, 2009

  • i.e. crony capitalism.

    January 17, 2009

  • A plant that makes you pass parasitic worms out

    January 17, 2009

  • What?

    January 16, 2009

  • Heavy Metal band names

    January 13, 2009

  • I think Rachel Maddow uses this phrase a lot (to describe what I wonder!). Only 10 days to go.

    January 11, 2009

  • That's basically it. Increasing the money supply by printing money. Robert Mugabe could be consulted on how to do it.

    January 10, 2009

  • The U.S. national debt is certainly not quantum.

    January 8, 2009

  • My cordless phone has many buttons of which I don't know what they do.

    January 7, 2009

  • The roar!

    January 6, 2009

  • Though often I am laughing in my head. But limh just doesn't look right.

    January 6, 2009

  • None.

    That wood be showing off.

    January 5, 2009

  • Cut out all those exclamation marks. An exclamation mark is like laughing at your own jokes.�?

    — F. Scott Fitzgerald

    January 5, 2009

  • As it is, it sounds more like an environmentally conscious mum.

    January 3, 2009

  • ;)

    January 3, 2009

  • Have you ever come across such a thing?

    January 2, 2009

  • I confess, the holidays have made me a little light-headed ;)

    January 2, 2009

  • LOL

    January 2, 2009

  • I think 'Barlick' is more like a nickname than a variant pronunciation. Still 'weird' though ;)

    January 2, 2009

  • For the Australian PM, it is pronounced as is. But he had the nickname "Ming", so it's there in spirit.

    January 2, 2009

  • Isn't this pronounced as it is spelt?

    January 2, 2009

  • One way of approaching trade mark law. Cf full sweep.

    December 31, 2008

  • Yes, I mean how does a word/list get chosen to be featured on the Wordiefeed?

    I like to think there's a method behind the madness :)

    December 31, 2008

  • What's the logic behind the Wordie Twitterfeed?

    December 31, 2008

  • Hee! Isn't this what California is officially known as already?

    December 30, 2008

  • That's got a nice ring to it Reesetee :) Nuthatch has some very pleasant mouthfeel.

    December 29, 2008

  • “The demise of Polaroid’s instant film cameras has been coming for years. Digital technology did it in. The decision this year by the company that Edwin Land founded to stop manufacturing the film has left devotees who grew up with Polaroid’s palm-size white-bordered prints bereft. They have signed up in the thousands as members of Digital cameras that print instant pictures have materialized to fill the void, providing a practical substitute. But as in most affairs of the heart, logic is beside the point.�?

    — Michael Kimmelman, ‘The Polaroid: Imperfect, Yet Magical’, The New York Times (27 December 2008).

    December 28, 2008

  • Used quite clumsily imho in this week's Economist leader.

    December 28, 2008

  • George Carlin said they're decent people.

    December 28, 2008

  • So much ennui o_0

    December 25, 2008

  • Mine band: Trolhättee Canal

    Mine album: Honor does not have to be defended

    Mine cover:

    December 24, 2008

  • My God that is a great idea.

    December 24, 2008

  • Here you go. Enjoy!

    December 24, 2008

  • Someone who pushes up the price at auctions.

    December 24, 2008

  • I find this word empowering.

    December 22, 2008

  • Me Tarzan.

    December 21, 2008

  • The Blair Witch.

    December 21, 2008

  • Donnie: You're such a fuck-ass.

    Elizabeth:(laughing) What? Did you just call me a fuck-ass? You can just go suck a fuck!

    Donnie: Please tell me Elizabeth, how exactly does one suck a fuck?

    Elizabeth: You want me to tell you?

    Rose Darko: We will not have THIS at the dinner table.

    Donnie: I'm all ears.


    Samantha: What's a fuck-ass?

    December 19, 2008

  • mmm...

    December 19, 2008

  • umm... so adorable! »

    (posted to chained_bear's profile by Prolagus)

    December 18, 2008

  • Not to be confused with the slightly less fashionable correlative dress.

    December 18, 2008

  • A pimped-up mannequin?

    December 18, 2008

  • The noyn-tea noyn per cent fat free yogurt is rooly rooly good for yuhr fice.

    December 18, 2008

  • I added you on Times People :)

    December 18, 2008

  • A clumsy word for a beautiful concept—breaking big things down into little ones.

    December 17, 2008

  • If you are not around to hear it, is a song not sung?

    Let it not be said that Wordies don't deal with the big questions.

    December 16, 2008

  • To fit through the Panama Canal, just turn it on its side.

    December 16, 2008

  • A campaign run by the liberal elite.

    December 15, 2008

  • Wild ones.

    December 15, 2008

  • If only it ran aground off the coast of Miami.

    December 15, 2008

  • Not as dirty as it sounds.

    December 15, 2008

  • As it is a recommendation that we use "gender-neutral language" in academic writing, I suppose this ought to be changed to grandparent clause.

    December 15, 2008

  • The most august legal minds of Australia, during argument in Joslyn v Berryman (2003) 214 CLR 552; 2003 HCA 34:

    CALLINAN J: Mr Jackson, it seems to me that clearly the people at the party, including Ms Joslyn and Mr Berryman, went out with the intention of getting drunk.

    MR D F JACKSON QC: It would be a big night, your Honour, big night.

    CALLINAN J: With the intention of getting drunk and they fulfilled that intention.

    MR JACKSON: Well, your Honour, young people sometimes——

    KIRBY J: I just think “drunk�? is a label and I am a little worried about—it is not necessary to put that label. It is just that they were sufficiently affected by alcohol to affect their capacity to drive.

    MR JACKSON: Yes.

    KIRBY J: “A drunk�? has all sorts of baggage with it.

    HAYNE J: Perhaps “hammered�? is the more modern expression, Mr Jackson, or “well and truly hammered�?.

    MR JACKSON: I am indebted to your Honour.

    KIRBY J: I do not know any of these expressions.

    McHUGH J: No, no. Justice Hayne must live a very different life to the sort of life we lead.

    KIRBY J: I have never heard that word “hammered�? before, never. Not before this very minute.

    December 15, 2008

  • The place where kids are from.

    December 14, 2008

  • I am not a pre-Madonna baby.

    December 12, 2008

  • I don't know why you say goodbye, I say hello.

    December 12, 2008

  • Real life is strange enough!

    December 12, 2008

  • “The plaintiff alleges that… the defendant videoed their sexual activities at his home. … The plaintiff says she was unaware of the filming until the sixth occasion. The filming took place on the 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 and 28 November 1996 and 1 December 1996. The plaintiff admits she became aware of the filming on 25 November, and this is apparent when one views the video.�? (emphasis added)

    December 12, 2008

  • Hold me!

    December 12, 2008

  • Should this be shortened to prorog in AmE?

    December 9, 2008

  • It looks like it could be a three Islamic crescents superimposed on the Obama logo. Shock horror!

    December 9, 2008

  • Indeed the occasional facetious comments are part of Nate's charm. If he wrote like a journalist, fivethirtyeight would be kind of boring.

    December 9, 2008

  • I like it!

    December 5, 2008

  • One day we will peel the shirts of our backs, and they will retake society from those evil oppressive pants.

    December 5, 2008

  • but then the first b will look like a d :P

    December 5, 2008

  • “dead pledge�?.

    If the money is not repaid within the allotted time, property is taken from the borrower and is thereafter ‘dead’ to him. If it is repaid, then the debt itself is ‘dead’.

    December 5, 2008

  • The only 10 letter word that begins and ends with the letter ‘b’.

    December 5, 2008

  • bolshie?

    December 5, 2008

  • Ah, beat me to it!

    December 3, 2008

  • (something) emails.

    December 3, 2008

  • Apple taxes are the price we pay to live in an innovative metallic society.

    December 3, 2008

  • The Australian Dollar.

    December 3, 2008

  • There are few things less consequential.

    November 27, 2008

  • The result of dividing 72 by a compound interest rate is the number of years it will take to double your money.

    Not very useful in the current environment.

    November 27, 2008

  • doula.

    November 26, 2008

  • She's delightful!

    November 26, 2008

  • for whom?

    November 25, 2008

  • A minute-by-minute breakdown of POTUS's schedule.

    November 24, 2008

  • We have always been at war with Eurasia.

    November 24, 2008

  • Small condos.

    November 24, 2008

  • The bureaucratic perspective to gay marriage.

    November 24, 2008

  • The use of the word “irony�? has declined 50% in New York daily newspapers since 2000.

    November 24, 2008

  • The anniversary of one's divorce.

    November 24, 2008

  • I wonder how long op-shop stuff will be fashion.

    November 22, 2008

  • When are we releasing this?

    November 21, 2008

  • D.C. lingo for “transition team�?.

    November 18, 2008

  • Weirdnet's restrictive definition.

    November 16, 2008

  • How so?

    November 16, 2008

  • “… when you do something and other people talk about it�?.

    — Liza Ghorbani, ‘Doing Things You’re Not’ New York Times (7 November, 2008)

    November 16, 2008

  • The cartoon makes me so sad :(

    November 16, 2008

  • Yes, I'm just being irrational. Although, in the case of Obama, Biden as VP doesn't seem to be his apparent successor, and the electability of any GOP candidate in the near to medium future is looking rocky due to ideological and generational reasons.

    Secretary of State would be good for her. It's prestigious and feeds her ego, and the number of truly global problems (climate change, financial crisis, interminable Middle-east crises) means she'll have the opportunity to distinguish herself (again, ego).

    November 16, 2008

  • runt, tip.

    November 16, 2008

  • To me the differentiator is the overall size/width. Pancakes are dinner-plate sized, whereas pikelets are more saucer-sized.

    November 16, 2008

  • The historical ‘natural stepping-stone to the Presidency’. (*hint hint* Hillary…)

    November 16, 2008

  • Arguments with myself is when I get the best ideas.

    November 16, 2008

  • Those criteria make sense. Words can sound quite muffled and unclear when you're talking into your wrist.

    I also like how their codenames describe some positive aspect of their character. Except for smurfette. Don't what that's about.

    November 15, 2008

  • This seems to be for you Pro:


    November 15, 2008

  • November 15, 2008

  • “the real Reaganomics — keeping the economy overstimulated with huge deficits and irresponsible consumer borrowing — not the fantasy Reaganomics of government run like a family and tax cuts that pay for themselves�?.

    — Michael Kinsley, ‘Let’s Have Another Cup of CoffeeNew York Times (14 November 2008).

    November 15, 2008

  • I learned the truth at seventeen

    That love was meant for beauty queens

    And high school girls with clear skinned smiles

    Who married young and then retired

    November 14, 2008

  • Maybe it's just a glottal stop?

    November 13, 2008

  • Yep. You can spell it this way.

    November 13, 2008

  • This word has to some extent been "reclaimed", and is used in an ironic sense. Still makes me uncomfortable though.

    November 12, 2008

  • We’re all Keynesians now.

    November 12, 2008

  • Mr. Draper may be wrong, but he knows how to pluck at the heartstrings:


    November 12, 2008

  • Some people are both.

    November 12, 2008

  • Also called Remembrance Day.

    November 12, 2008

  • Oxford's 2008 word of the year.

    November 11, 2008

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  • "Dan has added 51 lists containing 2,592 words, 45 comments, 45 tags, 31 favorites, and 1 pronunciations."

    September 5, 2010

  • Nice to see you posting again, kewpid. :-)

    March 17, 2010

  • Just in time to pronounce you're something of a hotdog, aren't you. :-)

    March 12, 2010

  • Yay! You're back!

    March 12, 2010

  • I played with your name. 

    October 7, 2009

  • Feel free to add words and phrases to the list.

    I must confess, I have no television, but rent Netflix. When seasons 1 and 2 of 30 Rock became available to watch online, I got addicted. Now I just incessantly play them in the background on my computer while doing housework and have subsequently memorized A LOT of the dialogue. Lame, I know. Meh.

    March 3, 2009

  • Yay! Two contacts!

    December 18, 2008

  • Done!

    February 7, 2008

  • Yep, that'd be appreciated :)

    February 7, 2008

  • Are you talking about my list? Do you want me to give more details on which words I'd like you to type in?

    February 7, 2008

  • Ah, my wall has been defiled ;)

    January 17, 2008

  • Word. (Now you have a comment). =^+^=

    January 17, 2008