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marco_nj has looked up 1 word, created 15 lists, listed 275 words, written 44 comments, added 0 tags, and loved 13 words.

Comments by marco_nj

  • Is this word still considered a racial slur? At one time it strongly implied an unscrupulous Jewish person, as in the usurer Shylock in Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice.

    March 30, 2009

  • Definition #2 "(adj): vs. unperplexed) -- (full of difficulty or confusion or bewilderment) is a bit nonplussing in its double negativity.

    March 29, 2009

  • Hearts: to be void in a suit is to not hold any cards in that suit

    January 27, 2009

  • In card games such as hearts, can be used as a verb for passing undesirable cards unto your opponents

    Also a polo term: "The action taken by a defender when he moves away from his opponent to help defend in another area"

    January 27, 2009

  • Common mondegreens include but are not limited to: "dirty deeds dunder jeep" and "thirty thieves and the thunder chief"

    January 23, 2009

  • "we're still telling it how it is, but we're less strident"

    January 23, 2009

  • "a yen for branded clothes"

    January 23, 2009

  • "a cogent and concise narrative"

    January 23, 2009

  • "callow narcissism"

    January 21, 2009

  • Choosing to name the company, 'Google' rather than Googol?

    January 18, 2009

  • gut & degut

    January 18, 2009

  • When spelled correctly, it looks more evil, almost Tolkienish (next to Gorgoroth?), which of course would go against Google's "Do no Evil" credo. I'm sure this was deliberate.

    January 17, 2009

  • A favorite word of the New York Times

    January 17, 2009

  • clearly underrated

    January 17, 2009

  • These are great names for fantasy role playing gaming.

    January 17, 2009

  • Nice when used unconventionally, as in a "conversational minuet"

    March 31, 2008

  • As in "awaiting perdition"

    March 31, 2008

  • See Nancy Meyers movies

    December 31, 2006

  • Cloying sentimental speech

    December 31, 2006

  • Jayboooooooooooone!

    December 26, 2006

  • Awesome list! But I thought Raticate was Rat + Eradicate :)

    December 17, 2006

  • Possibly antiquated dust-bowl era word; can't seem to find its definition. However it's frequently used by NY steel guitar / ukulele band The Moonlighters.

    December 16, 2006

  • Possibly a good name for a girl.

    December 16, 2006

  • Wikipedia: "Ostranenie is the artistic technique of forcing the audience to see common things in an unfamiliar or strange way, in order to enhance perception of the familiar."

    Another fascinating russian word with no direct english counterpart, like razbliuto.

    December 16, 2006

  • Every once in a while you can throw in a "get out" for good measure.

    I think there's a Chris Rock joke about scripted apathy...

    December 16, 2006

  • rank, earlobe, heist, rickshaw, file, shoelace, trigger, millstone, all nighter, leash, muscle

    December 16, 2006

  • Haha. Note how "lupus" was the very first entry..

    December 15, 2006

  • prank
    taffy

    December 15, 2006

  • For me, with flapping cheeks while quickly shaking your head from side to side.

    December 6, 2006

  • I kind of cheated. Nail clipper and bottle opener are both on keychain. Stamps are inside daily planner. Pistachios and post-its are usually in shirt pocket (10% and 95% likelihood respectively).

    December 4, 2006

  • Tuppers : Food :: Polyphasic Sleep : Sleep

    December 4, 2006

  • Merriam-Webster says "triplet" has two syllables. However, drumming students are frequently taught to vocalise "trip-puh-lit" when learning to play this rhythm of three notes evenly spaced in one count.

    December 4, 2006

  • Amazing how it can mean to be infatuated with and adored, and at the same time, to pulverize.

    December 4, 2006

  • "razbliuto (Russian): the feeling a person has for someone he or she once loved but now does not."

    December 4, 2006

  • Oh, excellent. Never heard of those terms myself, but I'll take your word(s) for it. (hah)

    December 4, 2006

  • Most of these stolen from Cap'n Eli's Online School of Swashbuckling.

    December 3, 2006

  • As in, "skiddleebop sweeeeeeeeee"

    December 3, 2006

  • smoke + fog = smog
    hobo + robot = hobot

    December 3, 2006

  • Least favorite word. Grout.

    December 3, 2006

  • Also a favorite of Margaret Atwood

    December 3, 2006

  • A classic

    December 3, 2006

  • The ox was slaughtered in the abattoir.

    December 3, 2006

  • The more you look at this word the more it looks like a chemical compound, no?

    December 3, 2006

  • Goes great with "bouffant"

    December 3, 2006

  • Goes great with "bulbous"

    December 3, 2006

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