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myblankinfinity commented on the word misery guts
December 2, 2013
myblankinfinity commented on the word waste man
Waste man is London slang derrogatory term for someone who is annoying you. Eg.: "That Mike is such a waste man! What a cunt!"
myblankinfinity commented on the word vato
From Spanish vato, ultimately from Spanish chivato. Term is mostly used by people from northwest Mexico (Sinaloa, Sonora, Chihuahua, Baja California).
Noun: vato (plural vatos)
(Chicano, slang) Hispanic youth; guy; dude
March 10, 2013
myblankinfinity commented on the word bait
this is also London slang for 'obvious'
urban dictionary's definition:
when something is made blatantly obvious "
February 23, 2013
myblankinfinity commented on the word till
An interesting article on the subject of a minute difference between till and until.
February 20, 2013
myblankinfinity commented on the word water lily
A common crossword misconception is that the water lily is synonymous to the plant called lotus, which is, according to Wikipedia, not true:
"A common misconception is referring to the lotus as a water lily (Nymphaea), an entirely different plant, as can be seen in the center of the flowers, which lack the structure that goes on to form the distinctive circular seed pod in the Nelumbo nucifera"
This blog post explains it more thoroughly:
December 11, 2012
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