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mikeropology commented on the list forgotten-tribes-of-europe
And just think, this list is very incomplete..
October 18, 2008
mikeropology commented on the word tchotchke
also an inexpensive showy trinket..
June 17, 2008
mikeropology commented on the word floccinaucihihilipilification
It supposedly means an "act or habit to deny the value of some particular things."
February 18, 2008
mikeropology commented on the user milla
In answer to your "more about milla" question: that would be a poecilonym ;)
February 17, 2008
mikeropology commented on the word synaesthesia
He saw red, but he thought five / He was pleased to find his road trip was enhanced by number-color synesthesia: / 'My trusty Rosinante bounds along the road very well, leaving the friendly aroma of donuts and chicken tenders hanging in the desert air.'
--The Books, "An Animated Description of Mr. Maps"
February 10, 2008
mikeropology commented on the word usher
I like this word because it contains four consecutive personal pronouns (us, she, he, her)!
February 3, 2008
mikeropology commented on the word guff
It's also a term the Talmud uses to refer to the repository of all unborn souls. Literally, the word "guff" means "body."
Kinda ironic when you consider the two meanings.. (purity v. falsity)
February 1, 2008
mikeropology commented on the word accubitus
Huh, I guess it is like spooning.. interesting.
January 31, 2008
mikeropology commented on the word squash
Yeah, it's a Narragansett word.. the 'u' should actually be accented like this: askútasquash
mikeropology commented on the word lawn
An Ancient French loanword originally meaning "a clearing in the woods" (in Gaulish).
mikeropology commented on the word cherub
An Ancient Babylonian loanword meaning "gracious" (Akkadian language).
mikeropology commented on the word barge
An Ancient Egyptian loanword meaning "narrow boat".
mikeropology commented on the word assassin
An Ancient Arabic loanword originally meaning "hired killer".
mikeropology commented on the word abyss
A loanword from Ancient Mesopotamia (Sumerian language).
mikeropology commented on the word abbey
A loanword from Ancient Syria (Syriac language).
mikeropology commented on the list complicated-words-for-not-so-complicated-things
I'm thinking hyperbole epitomises this list..
January 20, 2008
mikeropology commented on the word humuhumunukunukuapua'a
Omg, I know that word! It's the Hawaiian state fish!!
January 17, 2008
It means "to lay with someone without having sex" ..how (not) scandalous!
mikeropology commented on the word awkward
I've always liked how the a-w-k-w-a part is palindromesque.
January 16, 2008
Coolio.. already added 3 to your list ;)
Oh. Right, right. My unreserved apologies to *the* Milla. Won't happen again.
January 15, 2008
mikeropology commented on the word bowery
Yay, I got people talking about this! It was a college haunt of mine; Bowery Ballroom, CBGB's, Canal Street.. but I really just like the sound of the word. Its historical origins are kinda interesting too ("bouwerij" being old Dutch for farm).
January 14, 2008
yesh! ..way to put down a whole neighbourhood, wordie :(
mikeropology commented on the list i-m-a-librarian
ha! I love that you listed corduroy here.. noisy pants?
um.. it was poppycock. was looking through the "appears in these lists:" section and saw a milla listed it; corroboration came in the form of your "I'm a librarian" list ;)
OMGeez! ..you're here too!?
January 12, 2008
mikeropology commented on the word abracadabra
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December 14, 2007
mikeropology commented on the word scandaroon
Ah, yes.. Iskanderun was mentioned in Indian Jones and the Last Crusade!
mikeropology commented on the word armorica
(n.) The name given in ancient times to the part of Gaul that includes the Brittany peninsula and the territory between the Seine and Loire rivers, extending inland to an indeterminate point and down the Atlantic coast.
December 9, 2007
mikeropology commented on the word cafegymatorium
It's pretty self-explanatory. You know, when public schools use the same room as a gym, cafeteria, or auditorium (with those fold-up table and chairs that sit along the wall?)
Good times.. especially when you lose your volleyball behind the vertically unstable tables.
mikeropology commented on the word sic
I lub sic this word!
November 29, 2007
mikeropology commented on the word europtimist
(n.) one who has faith in the European Union.
November 25, 2007
mikeropology commented on the word chief
In heraldry, the head or upper part of the shield, containing a third of the field, divided off by one line, either straight or crenellé (indented). When one chief is borne upon another it is called surmounting.
mikeropology commented on the word mullu
A reddish or purple mollusk shell revered by prehispanic Andean societies.
mikeropology commented on the word chicha
also, a pre-conquest fermented beverage native to South America.
mikeropology commented on the word bioarchaeology
Coined by Grahame Clark in 1972 and redefined in 1977 by Jane Buikstra to mean the study of human skeletal remains from archaeological sites. I like doing it :)
mikeropology commented on the word formative
Archaeologically used to describe the emergence of a new cultural tradition.
mikeropology commented on the user jennarenn
It is, indeed, the study of mike :)
mikeropology commented on the word mikeropology
1: the science of mike; especially : the study of mike and his ancestors through time and space and in relation to his physical character, environmental and social relations, and culture.
2: theology dealing with the origin, nature, and destiny of mike.
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ruzuzu commented on the user mikeropology
Your lists are fun. Thank you.
January 19, 2011
milla commented on the user mikeropology
Good good :)
Um, I've created a new list, which I hope you'll contribute to. If anyone's qualified to this task (and this list), it's you ;)
On Wordie, there's only one Milla - _the_ Milla *points to self* ;)
oops double add... well, hooray for emphasis.
January 13, 2008
How did you find me???? *shocked*
jennarenn commented on the user mikeropology
I love your username! Is mikeropology the study of Mike? :) Jen
November 24, 2007
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