nearsounds has looked up 1065 words, created 9 lists, listed 255 words, written 36 comments, added 0 tags, and loved 222 words.

Comments by nearsounds

  • odd list...like!

    June 1, 2011

  • nice list!

    June 1, 2011

  • another very interesting list

    June 1, 2011

  • this is one heck of a diverse interesting gathered list

    June 1, 2011

  • love the soundplay in that!

    June 1, 2011

  • Would it be possible to put at least the last 250 "recently listed words" at the bottom of the page, like the "recent lookups" is. I love how I can look through tons of recent lookups, but am puzzled why "recently listed words" does not have a space there? Because the "recently listed words" changes so fast, I miss a large portion of them. Maybe eliminate the "recent favorites" and replace it with the more relevant "recently listed words"? Has this ever been discussed as a possibility?

    May 31, 2011

  • the sound of that combo...hear it too?

    May 26, 2011

  • Great wordlist. I see that this list has been here a long time. It's great to be continually surprised. I love discovering buried gem lists.

    May 22, 2010

  • Strange...when I read it, I immmediately heard a soundmatch word "Winnebago" in that.

    May 22, 2010

  • Your list creation of candle scents was great! Never thought candles before, for that way of naming. It was fun seeing wordniks expand on the theme.

    May 21, 2010

  • I wish more people would embrace the fun of language ambiguity-play and non-linearism.

    May 20, 2010

  • s = f

    fun letter change intro

    May 4, 2010

  • nice shiny coinage!

    May 4, 2010

  • Thank you Yarb for adding to the list with that word. You see what potential soundswaps can be, right? Do you know of any focused websites in this area of language like that? I'd love to find more surprise almosts for the word "nothing". Language play in this way is a type of pathfinding.

    May 4, 2010

  • the slightest of sound-shifts...that surprise.

    May 3, 2010

  • Hi Frogapplause, Words that are almosts..nearly rhymes...that allow for interesting interchanges. It's fascinating to me how swapping these soundplays creates interesting wrestling of thought in the mind.If you know the definitive searchword for this I'd be interested. I've never seen a webpage that has fully focused on this area of language. I like when it takes it all into the surprise realm. If you would like to discuss this more feel free to email me.

    May 3, 2010

  • yes frogapplause kitchen/chicken = pigeon...I guess it is partly on cadence of a word too that I work toward a swap.

    Sound interchanging is one of my favorite things to do with words. I love how swapping adds new paths and short-circuiting of the expected.

    I welcome any that you wish to add here. Nice to meet you on here frogapplause.

    May 3, 2010

  • I'm hoping some of you might be interested in this. I'm always searching for similar sounding words to interchange. It's just another way to short-circuit the usual linear train of thought for a moment.

    May 3, 2010

  • Nope-topian coping mechanisms

    May 2, 2010

  • Great collective list that led to the other lists. A lot of my kind of wordplay and comboing. Thank you Whichbe for posting these.

    May 1, 2010

  • Thanks for the note fbharjo. I didn't sea waterer on the list at first. Yes, I'll keep trying as -erer is one of favorite tack-ons.

    May 1, 2010

  • I enjoy many areas of your wordplay. Please see my profile and see if some of those areas interest you.

    April 30, 2010

  • yeah, I can go on word tangents with that. That is SOME CHANGE!

    April 30, 2010

  • I enjoy this list. Flipitor caught my attention today and then I read the rest of this list. It's similar to what I like to do with words. It's all about trying ideas, switching words around, and seeing what happens. It's the way to being surprised.

    April 28, 2010

  • Hi Bilby,

    I like lists that list titles as wordplay in this way or creating our own titles. Read my profile interests and write me sometime and I'll explain more of my interest in this area of writing.

    nearsounds@hotmail.com

    April 27, 2008

  • Thank your for bringing to my attention tonight some new words. I wasn't aware of crepitus and petrichor before.

    April 3, 2008

  • creating word combos that allow the meaning to be loose.

    April 1, 2008

  • madeupicals are such a playupical hongry fun.

    April 1, 2008

  • you're a crazy for iroquoisy, I'm a crazy for iroquoisy too. What a great soundplay in that.

    March 30, 2008

  • Hi, reesetee...It's great trying this and that to be surprised where a word can go through hearswitching, moving letters around, and tack-ons. I've been doing that for years, but nobody else except what seems like here was hearing and playing all in this way. madeupical is a meltupable wow.

    March 29, 2008

  • Wow, I haven't seen so much double ii's usage. Interesting, and it does look weird.

    March 29, 2008

  • I like those kind of minimalistic fun observationals. It's these fragments of imagery that are great, spotlighted all on their own. Instant triggers. It's the kind of writing I'm really interested in.

    March 29, 2008

  • I like the sound of that!

    Also there could be...

    woogo

    woogoo

    I got the woogoos from the wogo.

    March 29, 2008

  • zootopians? It's not a real word yet, but who knows of the future.

    I liked how the list triggers.

    I'm just beginning to find my way around Wordie. It's great there are so many that love words here.

    March 28, 2008

  • I enjoyed this citation even beyond the word. Thank you yarb.

    March 28, 2008

  • I've never seen anyone else on the web compile a list like this or even acknowledge this as form of interesting writing. It's all about this kind of fun and then discovering new ways of seeing through words.

    I don't know how or when it happens but you begin to tune-in to that personal resonance and can be highly entertained by what others only see as mundane writing. I've been searching for someplace like this where others understand the possibilities of minimalism as a way that expresses so much more. Hi palooka and mollusque. Nice to meet both of you on here. I see that bilby commented a few minutes before I did. Hi to you too! Glad to see you enjoy this also.

    March 28, 2008

  • Fantastic list. Exactly what I like about everyday poetics that can be found everywhere. To me this kind of stuff is a type of writing. When I had to go to Vegas I'd go into the casinos just to pick up the horse racing sheets and scan through them for word entertainment. It was my kind of jackpot.

    March 28, 2008

  • Those moments when you catch something lyrical in everyday conversation.

    March 28, 2008

  • Definitely like how you catch the minimalistic poetics of the "Craiglist-stuff for sale" list. Reminds me of many ways that people don't consciously catch everyday poetics, but we do! Another place where you see this kind of below-the- radar poetics are the LiveJournal interest lists. Have you ever looked into that area?

    Please take a moment and read my profile and see if it interests you.

    March 27, 2008

  • The way that two words can surprise and lead to new paths of thoughts.

    March 27, 2008

  • I've been searching for others that have fun with words and Wordie looks like a great place. Your interest in words is very similar to mine. I especially focus on how word combos can trigger thought or give the mind a puzzlement to find meaning. It's amazing how only two words can do that. Write me sometime at nearsounds@hotmail.com and I'll try to explain more of my thoughts on areas of minimalistic wordplay.

    March 27, 2008

  • The surprise of seeing relatively common words changed in unusual ways by creative suffixing.

    March 26, 2008

  • Nice soundplay switch of words shot=snot. I always seem to nearhear interchange words to see what new way a word combo will surprise. I just found this word site. Please read my profile and see if is of interest to you.

    March 26, 2008

  • I like your non-linear way of word combos, it's similar to what I like to do with words. Combos that work on the edges and get the mind to wrestle with the meanings. Poetics in minimalism which unfortunately isn't considered writing, yet it's what I enjoy most about the language.

    My favorites were "failure pile", "acoustic shadow", "beer coat", "festive brown".

    I just found wordie and I'm enjoying this site. Haven't seen anything like this before! Are there others on Wordie that are interested in this area of combo wordplay?



    March 25, 2008

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  • See shoecabbage and link and link.

    May 3, 2010

  • My area is linguistic homophones (shoecabbages), but your project sounds fun as well.

    May 3, 2010

  • I already added waterer to the list, so it doesn't take it twice. Keep on trying!

    May 1, 2010

  • Looking at your interests, nearsounds, wordie is really the perfect place for you. Why not make some lists, free-associate, and generally let your ass go and your body will follow (who said that?)

    March 26, 2008