mcritz has looked up 59 words, created 1 list, listed 68 words, written 38 comments, added 4 tags, and loved 3 words.

Comments by mcritz

  • A manufactured controversy.

    January 12, 2011

  • An affirmative reply indicated by a negative.
    E.g. “Do you mind if I turn off Fox News?” She answered in the naffirmative, “hell no!”

    October 8, 2010

  • simplychanges: (n) Changes to design & functionality that are often introduced by the word “simply” so as to belittle the amount of effort required to implement and underplay the lack of planning involved from those who request the change.

    e.g. “Can we simply turn all the red to blue in all 1,500 files?”

    April 13, 2010

  • (v): The action of watching commercials and forgetting they can be fast-forwarded through.

    March 3, 2010

  • e·go·di'·nam·ec (adj): of great conceit.

    February 19, 2010

  • (n) Of or related to the charade of appearing productive.

    January 30, 2010

  • 1. (n) a user who does not customize their avatar.
    2. (n) the default avatar image.

    October 23, 2009

  • instagank: (v) immediate theft.

    “After taking the bottles to the curb, I went inside to wash my hands. I returned less than a minute later to find my recycling had been instaganked.”

    June 2, 2009

  • beanbrain: (n) a headache whose source is indeterminate between the use of too much or too little caffeine.

    May 25, 2009

  • Ultrarolled (v): a massive link pwnage.

    First in use by Adam Koblentz in 2009. Well played, sir. Very well played!

    May 7, 2009

  • I love this! Now to invent a word to describe the act of hiding budget deficits through supplemental and emergency spending. Fudgeting?

    March 3, 2009

  • The example in OED is faces being used to describe people. E.g. “I see several familiar faces present.�?

    Meronym—what a wonderful word!

    February 10, 2009

  • Oh, good point! I probably should have spelled it with an apostrophe. I created a new entry for b'icicle. Much funnier! Thanks!

    February 1, 2009

  • See also: (b)icicle

    (n). BUH-ize-ik-el
    A bicycle that has been irrecoverably buried in snow or ice.

    Usage: “Returning from winter vacation he discovered an expired subway pass in his pocket and his b'icicle in a snow bank.”

    Example: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mcritz/3233950885/

    February 1, 2009

  • Oh, good point! I probably should have spelled it with an apostrophe. I created a new entry for b'icicle. Much funnier! Thanks!

    January 31, 2009

  • n. An arsonist-assassin.

    ent. The USA network show Psych. Shawn said, “Guys can’t we come up with a word that covers both arsonist and murderer? How about arsassin?”

    January 31, 2009

  • n. Any precious technology

    “First my laptop wouldn’t boot. Now I can’t get e-mail on my Blackberry. It’s a perfect one-two punch to my techsticles.”

    January 29, 2009

  • (n). BUH-ize-ik-el
    A bicycle that has been irrecoverably buried in snow or ice.

    Usage: “Returning from winter vacation he discovered an expired subway pass in his pocket and his (b)icicle in a snow bank.�?

    Example: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mcritz/3233950885/

    January 29, 2009

  • 1. (v) The disruption of worship by the noise of a banging knee rest.
    2. (n) Any loud noise during the quieter parts of a religious ceremony.

    January 5, 2009

  • Anything German and/or containing umlauts gets high marks in my book.

    November 13, 2008

  • Ooh, I love this construction! Very beautiful.

    November 10, 2008

  • @VanishedOne there's only one way to pay Charon as your cross the river Stix.

    November 9, 2008

  • “McCain's top advisers privately fumed at Palin’s outrageous profligacy.�?

    From Newsweek: http://awurl.com/gIhkcGuDv

    November 6, 2008

  • Pronounced something like "kako-ethese". Awesome word, difficult pronunciation.

    November 3, 2008

  • 1. n. a singer of poor performance. The mariachis were accompanied by a crowbard.

    2. n. A loud or boisterous poet. The free-rhyming crowbard screamed his verse to any that would listen.

    pl. crowbards

    October 30, 2008

  • (French phrase) "a toute de suite". n. Immediately

    October 27, 2008

  • n. An extremely poorly produced upgrade

    October 21, 2008

  • sap + ROPHYTE = muthaeffin' bingo.

    October 14, 2008

  • see vamposer

    October 14, 2008

  • (n) A false vampire.

    October 14, 2008

  • That's an effin' bingo.

    October 14, 2008

  • Paul Krugmen uses this word construction in his statement to the New York Times when commenting on his Nobel Prize.

    Assumed definition: concerned or relating with one or more economists or economic science.

    October 14, 2008

  • (twoo-shay)
    Definition: (n) a twitter.com exchange where one twoosh is replied with another.

    October 7, 2008

  • Definition: (n) a twitter.com tweet that uses the exact number of available characters.

    October 7, 2008

  • Definition: a backhanded compliment.

    October 3, 2008

  • word-plays: A, AM, RAM, RAMS, GRAM, GRAMS

    September 26, 2008

  • word-plays: A, AL, LO, ON, HA, HALO

    September 26, 2008

  • 95 with a triple word & bingo, used a blank

    September 26, 2008

  • 48 on a triple word with a ER word-cross.

    September 26, 2008

  • Scored a bingo with scrabble.

    September 26, 2008

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  • Mcritz, I apologize if it sounded like I was getting on your case about the word (b)icicle, and I somehow completely missed your pronunciation guide to the word. The technique of inserting elements in parenthethes as a way of making a pun happens to be something that just gets on my nerves: overused in literary theory by American deconstructionists since at least the 1980s, this is a typographical conceit that usually cannot be aurally conveyed. If I heard your suggested pronunciation for "(b)icicle", I might easily assume it was spelled "b'icicle" or "ba'icicle"; there would be no reason for me to think of parentheses. The pun works visually, but not aurally. I have the feeling that ever since schoolchildren stopped learning how to recite poetry and other texts, the art of reading with the ears, and not only the eyes, has been dying out.

    Thanks for responding to my curmudgeonly comment.

    February 1, 2009