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muamor commented on the word needle-nose
"Oh sure, he was just a loudmouthed, needle-nosed, redhead, a common model I call the Honda Civic of cats, but he had a certain je ne sais quoi."
Amelia Kinkade: Straight from the horse's mouth.
Are there any synonyms for this word? Can't find anything specific about it.
March 18, 2008
muamor commented on the word lingo
"Iron. I'm very iron-deficient. He relayed the information that this was somehow linked to the platelet problem caused by his illness. (Animals often pick up on the medical lingo their vets use in their presence.) And tell Father I'm sorry I'm such a burden. When I did, Chris's eyes filled with tears."
Amelia Kinkade: Straight from the horse's mouth. How to talk to animals and get answers. 2001.
March 12, 2008
muamor commented on the word hocus-tocus
Bloody hell. Sounds like hoccus poccus. Now that sounds more like the miracle of birthing people out of your body... Uh.
March 11, 2008
muamor commented on the word sexbiscuit
Nice word. No definition, not even in the Urban Dictionary, which is always an entertaining place to visit...
In Finnish, changing one letter does the trick, kind of.
Seksikeksi. Seksi = sex. Keksi = biscuit.
March 10, 2008
muamor commented on the word hemmafru
"Ja tack, men med inga barn." ;o)) Housewife. Swedish.
March 8, 2008
muamor commented on the word hobnob
"Hobnobbing with our social betters can be a hit-or-miss proposition, a fact that has an etymological justification. The verb hobnob originally meant “to drink together�? and occurred as a varying phrase, hob or nob, hob-a-nob, or hob and nob, the first of which is recorded in 1763. This phrasal form reflects the origins of the verb in similar phrases that were used when two people toasted each other. The phrases were probably so used because hob is a variant of hab and nob of nab, which are probably forms of have and its negative. In Middle English, for example, one finds the forms habbe, “to have,�? and nabbe, “not to have.�? Hab or nab, or simply hab nab, thus meant “get or lose, hit or miss,�? and the variant hob-nob also meant “hit or miss.�? Used in the drinking phrase, hob or nob probably meant “give or take�?; from a drinking situation hob nob spread to other forms of chumminess."
March 7, 2008
muamor commented on the word shampoo
That doesn't sound so bad. Hindi? Cool.
March 6, 2008
muamor commented on the word pissis
Really hot word among the young people in Finland these days. Somebody who wears trendy clothes, like lowcut jeans, giggle on her face and strong make up. You know, anyone who looks or acts like Britney/Paris.
First versions of the word were pissaliisa, lissu, kind of insultish words to describe a drunken young girl who is peeing in public without a care in the wee hours. Pee hours, more like.
FYI: pissa = pee in Finnish.
muamor commented on the word con
Cunt in French. Not very much a taboo, and not a very strong word. There's even an affectionate insult like: vieux con, old fool. Le roi des cons, "king of cunts" implies to a total idiot, while Quelle connerie! means "What rubbish!".
Catherine Blackledge: The story of V.
muamor commented on the word vittu
The Finnish version of F-word and cunt. Strong expression, but just as loved and commonly used as the f-word in the English speaking world. The verb "vituttaa" means you are extremely annoyed. If you want to tell someone to get lost in Finland "Vedä vittu päähäs!" could work. Meaning literally: pull the cunt over your head.
Once, I was sitting in a tram behind three teenagers for 7 minutes. One of them was talking on his cell. The other two just chatting. At the time I left they had said the V-word 75 times. I was counting.
muamor commented on the word coño
The Spanish for cunt. Definitely my favourite saying considering 'the sweetest taboo' comes from Spain: Otra pena pa mi coño. "Another pain in my cunt". The usage is probably pretty close to " another pain in the ass".
Catherine Blackledge: The story of V.
muamor commented on the word figa
The spoken version of cunt in Italian. It's not considered ugly or insultish. The written form is fica. The lighthearted expression "Che figa!", refers to a person "What a looker!". "Che festa figa!" meaning "What a great party!". Italian women have surely reclaimed the word and use its masculine version figo creatively. When they see a good looking man they just might say admiringly "Che figo!"
muamor commented on the word cunt
Sweetest taboo? Maybe English speaking world just doesn't know how to use the word imaginatively, like for example the Italians use figa. Or The Spanish use coño. Not to mention The Finns and their favourite word, the v-word vittu.
Other variations: cunte, counte, Middle English; kut, The Netherlands; kunta, Old Norse; queynthe Middle English; qwim, sixteenth century England; chuint, Ireland; kus, Arabic & Hebrew.
Some etymologists think it derives from words, queen, country or cunning - cunnende. What it comes to the root, cu, it is said to signify 'quintessential physical femininity´.
muamor commented on the word fool's fire
muamor commented on the word patience
He who was living is now dead
We who were living are now dying
With a little patience
T.S. Eliot, "The Waste Land".
muamor commented on the word lachrymal
I will not look in it again.
There the heart in section is a gas mask,
its windows gone, its hoses severed.
The spinal cord is a zipper
& the lower digestive tract
has been squeezed from a tube like toothpaste.
All my life I had hoped someday to own
at least myself, only to find I am
Flood’s ligaments, the areola of Mamma,
& zonule of Zinn. Ruffini’s endings
end in me, & thye band of Gennari lies near
the island of Reil. Though I am a geography
greater than even I surmised, containing as I do
spaces & systems, promontories & at least
one reservoir, pits, tunnels, crescents,
demilunes & a daughter star, how can I celebrate
my incomplete fissures, my hippocampus &
inferior mental processes, my depressions
& internal extremities? I encompass also
ploughshare & gladiolus, iris & wing,
& the bird’s nest of my cerebellum,
yet wherever I go I bear the crypts of Lieberkühn,
& among the possible malfunctionaries,
floating ribs & wandering cells, Pott’s fracture,
mottles, abductors, lachrymal bones & aberrant ducts.
I will ask my wife to knot a jacket for this book,
& pretend it’s a brick doorstop.
I will not open Gray’s Anatomy again.
March 5, 2008
muamor commented on the word couscous
Couscous (from the Berber word k'seksu) is the staple product of North Africa and the national dish of the countries of Maghrib, that is, Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia. Couscous spread from this area, where it originated, to Libya, Mauritania, Egypt, and to sub-Saharan countries. Couscous is also consumed in the Middle East, where it is called mughrabiyya.
muamor commented on the word horrorist
Maybe it is a kind of terrorist? There really is a musician called The Horrorist. Not very inviting stage name.
muamor commented on the word pissant
muamor commented on the word carriage
Slovak insult: 'May the horses fuck the carriage'.
Source: The language hat.
March 4, 2008
muamor commented on the word oxymoron
1. an offensive term for somebody who pays too much attention to small details
2. an offensive term for somebody regarded as being of no importance, significance, or consequence
muamor commented on the word pismire
"He is an angry as a pissemyre,
Though þat he haue al that he kan desire."
Pismire + ant = pissant.
muamor commented on the word seripigari
Shaman, tobacco seer. More here.
muamor commented on the word sauna
This is hot.
muamor commented on the word ointment
Strong urge to write oinkment here.
muamor commented on the word finlandization
1. The former policy of neutrality by non-Communist countries under the influence of the Soviet Union.
2. The adoption of such a policy.
" Commonly in reference to Finland's policies vis-à-vis the Soviet Union during the Cold War, but could refer to similar international relations, such as Denmark's attitude toward Germany between 1871 and 1940. "
muamor commented on the word tietokone
Computer; Finnish. Literally knowledge machine.
muamor commented on the word kissa
When The Finns want cat's attention, they say: kiss, kiss, kiss. Something like 'puss, puss, puss'. Coincidentally, the verb "pussata" in Finnish means "to kiss". - Do The Finns like kissing? Hardly. There is an old Finnish saying: 'Finnish man neither kisses, nor talks." Or something like that. - Absolutely useless & weird information. Just funny how cats love all the kissing words.
muamor commented on the word lammas
The 1st of August. Also 'sheep' in Finnish. For example, 'Shaun The Sheep' is 'Late Lammas' in Finland.
You never know when you need a knowledge like this.
muamor commented on the word arse smart
The vulgar name of a species of Polygonum, or knot-grass. Emily Dickinson Lexicon.
The Herb Water-Pepper. Nathan Bailey, Universal Etymological Dictionary, 1736.
muamor commented on the word arse
Heels over Head, topsy turvey, preposterously, without Order. Nathan Bailey, Universal Etymological Dictionary, 1736.
muamor commented on the word johannes
Also quite common first name in Finland.
muamor commented on the word kiss
Actually might stand for the words: Keep It Simple, Stupid; when somebody desperately wants you to simplify things.
muamor commented on the word pillow talk
Intimatish conversation between lovers (in bed). (Who would have guessed?) Something like tete-a-tete.
muamor commented on the word urinal etiquette
(Slightly misspelled entry is more entertaining with all the Ted Kennedy pee stories.)
muamor commented on the word passiuncle
A petty or contemptible passion.
“He has a passiuncle for Ring Dings.�?
muamor commented on the word furciferous
(a.) Rascally; scandalous.
muamor commented on the word jettatura
"Bad luck", they say.
In Italian means, evil, or the bad eye; mal'occhio.
muamor commented on the word allah
Alla, Roman Catholics in Malta.
Allah Bapa(Allah The Father), Christians in Indonesia.
All�?ha, Christians in the Middle East.
March 3, 2008
muamor commented on the word olé
Used to express ecxited approval.
Spanish, perhaps from Arabic: "By God"; used as an expression of admiration. Check Allah.
muamor commented on the word uiginous
Uliginose Muddy; oozy; slimy; also, growing in muddy places.
Swampy and slimy.
From the Latin meaning full of moisture.
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Source: Typographical error generator v.1.2
muamor commented on the word bollocks
Yeah, the satisfaction level is just about the same than with bullshit, in my case, anyway. ;o]
muamor commented on the word epirot
One definition, and lots of others to ponder, wonder or whatever it is that you like to do.
muamor commented on the word small talk
Phoney and phonetic language.
muamor commented on the word words
Polonius: What do you read, my lord?
Hamlet: Words, words, words.
muamor commented on the word get a life
Air bag, maybe?
March 2, 2008
muamor commented on the word footnote
Thanks for the link winks, Vanished One. Fictional footnotes are also ranked high in me head. Also poems with footnotes are quite an adventure.
Funny footnotes are pearls! The most enjoyable ones that I have encountered with were in the book called Good Omens.
muamor commented on the list the-several-stages-of-wordie-addiction
'Wordholism´ is a severe disease.
I humbly bow in front of this list. :o)
Hello, my name is Lea and I'm a wordholic.
muamor commented on the word happy hunting ground
1. hunting and feasting paradise: among some Native American peoples, a place of peace and abundance to which people are believed to go after death
2. place with abundant supply: a place that provides plenty of something desired
Sham and poo in a same word. Too scared to see the etymology, if there is any.
muamor commented on the word run a muck
Some say "to run amok", I presume.
muamor commented on the word fluffiness
Mental note to myself to name a cat ' (Yes, Your) Fluffiness ', some day.
muamor commented on the word brasserie
Like two berries, this & brassiere.
muamor commented on the word water
A form of intelligence that is never the same after you meet Masaru Emoto.
muamor commented on the word reiki
Loose translation what you often see is 'universal life energy'. One form of energy healing.
muamor commented on the word salmiac
Known also as ammonium chloride. Black nectar. Aah.
muamor commented on the word licorice
Lick licorice? I have to try that.
muamor commented on the word ashes to ashes dust to dust
You get what you ask for, according to 'The Law of Attraction'. To me it's more like; ashes to ashes, dust to dust, let's get this party going.
muamor commented on the word eellogofusciouhipoppokunurious
Once, when I got fed up with spam I used this as an e-mail address. I got so many complaints I had to close the account for good. Great bombastic "word" and makes you think that maybe, just maybe, we made a big mistake when we invented language in the first place.
I did not get any spam.
Not so many ordinary mail either.
March 1, 2008
muamor commented on the word eww
Is this same than yuk?
muamor commented on the word multiverse
Multiverse feels very poetic.
"In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return." Pure classic.
muamor commented on the word muggle
'Harry could tell that they were Muggles because they remained quite stationary within their pictures, faded smiles and glazed eyes frozen on the paper.' Harry Potter and the deathly hallows. J.K. Rowling.
muamor commented on the word buppie
The word buppie (also buppy); meaning a black urban (or upwardly-mobile) professional; a yuppie who's black, was invented by the US media in 1984 as one of several variations on the theme of yuppie. Unlike some of the others--such as guppie, juppie (a Japanese yuppie), and puppie (a pregnant yuppie)-- this one caught on: perhaps because it identified a distinct group which was obviously rejecting its 'roots' culture in favour of the values and aspirations of a yuppie peer group. Oxford Dictionary of new words.
muamor commented on the list words-i-learned-on-freerice-com
Blimey. Word racism is in the air. I've seen only one or two of these words & I have spent quite a while with the game. Maybe all of the continents have a vocabulary of their own. Duh! Of course they have. :o}
muamor commented on the word when pigs fly
Yes. I'm a Finn. I love dictionaries and I always find something wordy on my journeys across the nightsky.
muamor commented on the word vagina dentata
I know I got carried away. This cyberspace is not good for me. I definitely could not resist the temptation. Curiosity killed the cow.
I'll be good from now on.
muamor commented on the word fatso
Fatso is a pretty good book.
Excuse me, but in Finland we say 'when cows fly'.
That would be me. My name means cow in Hebrew. Ha! I already have wings. It will happen any minute now.
Oh, yeah? Also try not to push the button that says: 'Search Google Images' what it comes to this term. It might sound a good idea, but it is not. You will drop the damn cup of tea all together.
muamor commented on the word valentine's day
Behind the blood-stained curtains of Love
there are fields of flowers
where the lovers wander.
While the mind sees only boundaries
Love knows the secret way there.
While the mind smells profit and quickly sets up shop
Love sees untold of treasures far beyond.
Lovers trust in the wealth of their hearts
while the all-knowing mind sees only thorns ahead.
To wander in the fields of flowers
pull the thorns from your heart.
Translation by Azima Melita Kolin & and Maryam Mafi
"Rumi: Hidden Music"
HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 2001
February 29, 2008
muamor commented on the word logic bomb
If you damage someone's computer -- whether by attacking it with a hammer or crippling the program with a logic bomb -- it's... a crime.
Independent 21 Sept. 1988, p. 2
muamor commented on the word cat-o-nine-tails
Cool. Came accross with this one in Facebook. I think I have some sort of addiction to the 'Donate Rice' application. Yes. Words.
muamor commented on the word no-ism
A policy or lifestyle of avoiding all activities and substances (foods, drink, drugs, etc.) which might be harmful to one's mental or physical health; an extreme form of total abstention. - The Oxford Dictionary of New Words.
muamor commented on the word poem
jackass comrade ornate sofa
Sometimes the recent words list turns into a creepy poem in me head.
February 28, 2008
muamor commented on the word jackass
This word insults donkeys.
Wow, the female sexuality raises fear wherever it goes... First autopsies made to women were quite a relief to some people (=men, since all the pathologists were men around that time). Look! No teeth!! Whew!
Catherine Blackledge: The Story of V. Amazing book.
muamor commented on the word ei
"No" in Finnish.
February 27, 2008
muamor commented on the word yes we have no bananas
The Finns do it this way: ' kyllä, meillä ei ole banaaneja, meillä ei ole banaaneja tänään ' .
muamor commented on the word zealot
One who loves morality so well he will commit crime to maintain it... - Foolish Dictionary
muamor commented on the list fun-to-say2
There are some pretty good cat names here... It would be a pleasure to shout these out loud in the back yard.
muamor commented on the word un-american
Wicked, intolerable, heathenish. -The Devil's Dictionary
muamor commented on the word unbosomed
A shirt just returned from a steam laundry.
The Foolish Dictionary.
muamor commented on the word time
I wasted time, and now doth time waste me. 1913 SHAKS.: Richard II., Act v., Sc. 5.
muamor commented on the word sluggard
'T is the voice of the sluggard; I heard him complain, “You have waked me too soon, I must slumber again.�? 1737 WATTS: The Sluggard.
muamor commented on the word word
'Something you must keep after giving it to another.' - The Foolish Dictionary
muamor commented on the list spiritual
Oh, crap. What the hell is wrong with this list?
33 invisible words. Bah.
muamor commented on the list how-to-name-a-cat
Shibumi is a word that tastes good in my mouth!
February 26, 2008
muamor commented on the word blink
July 14, 2007
muamor commented on the word muumuu
July 9, 2007
muamor commented on the list finnish
What about this one: manner? Or hame?
July 6, 2007
muamor commented on the word williwaw
What a beauty.
July 1, 2007
muamor commented on the user john
it's impossible to log in when browsing with Nokia Communicator. Well, what the hell, I do not use that brick very often.
June 30, 2007
muamor commented on the list love-3
but you get the idea: %E2%99%A5
muamor commented on the word knackers
..slang term for testicles.
June 29, 2007
muamor commented on the word no
Same thing as far as I'm concerned. But remember, I'm a tourist. ;o}
June 28, 2007
muamor commented on the word manner
June 27, 2007
Finland. Shoo, negativity, shoo. *waving her hands frantically*
'no' means well as in: Well, what do you mean then?
muamor commented on the word tar baby
I just have to hope the cat in question does not care.
June 26, 2007
muamor commented on the word eve
"Curiosity killed The Eve."
muamor commented on the word lapsarian
I guess it means the fall of man - in the beginning - from the time of the paradise and the bad egg.. eh... sorry, apple, what Eve found from the very, very bad tree. This also might imply to the fall of women, too. Phew, thank god, the women are on the rise now, more than ever. Have you noticed?
Lapsus, in Finnish, on the other hand, means "mistake".
muamor commented on the word inside joke
..ignore the outside jokes neither.
muamor commented on the word finland
..heard about that dude. But it's good to be a king.
There are fins in this land...
June 25, 2007
muamor commented on the word sana
muamor commented on the word kala
muamor commented on the word hintti
muamor commented on the word serendipity
We have absolutely nothing like that in Finnish. Life moves in serendipitous ways. Which is good.
muamor commented on the word elin
like a liver, for example
muamor commented on the word kolo
muamor commented on the word hame
muamor commented on the word rakkaus
muamor commented on the word muu
Also carries the meanings else or other.
muamor commented on the word pussi
"Pussukka" would be a little bag. Puss, puss, puss you might say to cat - because pussycat just popped into my head - but while in Finland you call to a cat saying kiss kiss kiss. Where is all this leading to? Ha! "Pussata" means "to kiss" in Finnish. Coincidence? Yeah, right, but a funny one. To me anyway.
June 24, 2007
muamor commented on the word damn
I like this word.
muamor commented on the word nauru
Yeah, an island, too.
muamor commented on the word ääliö
Scandinavian alphabets, who could resist those? They can see you.
muamor commented on the word metamorphosis
that time of the life.
muamor commented on the word god
..means good is Swedish. Good God - Bad God. God is dog the other way around. Does God come when you whistle? I'm sure s/he does.
muamor commented on the word peni
a drunken british person told me that peni is the plural version of the word penis. Okay... Peni is definitely the most common name for a dog in Finland. Yup.
There goes our Peni, running over the fields.
muamor commented on the word fuck
..when you need stronger words to comfort you on the waves of life. I believe strong words can not harm you - or anyone else - if your heart is pure and you understand, that the f-word is only a tool to get you through a heck of a moment. To me swear words and the like are some sort of an instant verbal gratification. I use the f-word fluently. In Finland it's a v-word. Sounds much worse in Finnish. Trust me, I know.
muamor commented on the word gaia
The most beautiful chick in this Universe!
muamor commented on the word love
This is hot.
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