oroboros has looked up 5349 words, created 108 lists, listed 5355 words, written 4531 comments, added 2079 tags, and loved 57 words.

Comments by oroboros

  • Consider your scopes affected. De nada. As long as I was at it I effected 'em too!

    March 19, 2015

  • dionysian

    March 14, 2015

  • Corf was used on NPR's Says You! bluffing round this week (along with callithump).

    March 9, 2015

  • Nice detective work on 'on fleek'.

    March 7, 2015

  • A fist bump according to NPR's Says You!.

    February 28, 2015

  • Some exotic, amply flaunted new socks should restore the former eclat...'tho, truth be told, there is no going back.

    February 25, 2015

  • He's active as heck on FB. So's 'zu and reesetee et al. I think those folks have clocks with more than 24 hours on 'em. PROLIFIC!

    February 24, 2015

  • Hey, hey! Checking in. Good to see 'zu get what's coming to her! :) I only occasionally visit these days. I'll try to bring it more into my crosscheck. Toodles for now.

    February 23, 2015

  • A plot device where something appears wildly out of context. Think of John Cleese sitting at a desk in the middle of a stream, saying: "And now for something completely different!" Heard on an NPR Says You show segment.

    February 22, 2015

  • See fnarr.

    February 22, 2015

  • Lecherous, half-suppressed laughter according to NPR's Says You.

    See, also, definition here.

    February 21, 2015

  • (T)o (I)nsure (P)romptness: acronym behind the name for gratuity at an eatery.

    February 8, 2015

  • An inaccessible corner of a purse according to NPR's Says You

    February 8, 2015

  • Siren = lure vs. siren = warn away. Autoantonym

    January 27, 2015

  • Hi Erin. Just saw this...kind of forgot about it after the first or second check back and not being sure if this was still a viable avenue of comm with you. Thanks for your reply and fixes. I'm using Chrome and Windows 8.1 OS.  I also use Safari on my iPad but not so much; if I notice something there I'll advise here. One other thing: is the "hear" option going to be available on all words eventually? Some words have it, others don't, and some have no action/sound when clicked. "Hear" option notwithstanding, why isn't there a pronunciation guide for words on their respective page? I think it should be there regardless of audio availability. Or is that a can or worms too complicated and huge to re-engineer? Btw, I notice that DuckDuckGo puts wordnik at the top (and with an audio button if the wordnik presentation has one), good show! Neither Google nor Bing show wordnik at all in the first five pages of my cursory look (used 'anagnorisis').  Have a  special arrangement with DuckDuck? :)

    Hope your holidays were stellar. Cheerio  from o. (TK)

    January 12, 2015

  • Erin - I just discovered all my tags of yesteryears aren't listed under my profile tags. Also, I used to be able to click on a tag and all words so-tagged would appear. What use are tags now? Another thing: trying to access community page displays "bad gateway" and 'give us feedback' and 'need support' links go nowhere!. I notice my lists are described as "open" when they aren't. I'm hoping these bugs are part of the ongoing non-profit project.

    December 18, 2014

  • See comments under e-force.

    December 18, 2014

  • The EQUATION (I + Not-I = Everything): (1) This equation describes the relationship between one person and the rest of life, and at first glance may appear simple, but is subtly complex and informative to an attentive eye, and gives an interested man a precise representation of where his consciousness stands in relationship to his overall conception of what is reality. (2) The signs: "+" and "=" should be seen as verbs in one's process of expanding their consciousness, and the words: "I" and "Everything" though apparently fixed factors, are not, they too are process, forever in flux: the "I" is not a permanent, distinct and separate thing; it is but one element in a world wide network of other "I's" which comprise a unified organism of which ordinary men are not aware, and the "Everything" which certainly by its very name seems stable, also is not, and actually grows through the extensions of the entities that compose it.

    December 18, 2014

  • A petty thief; a pickpocket; one cleverly dextrous in an occupation or art. Also, see here for less common connotations. The book Fingersmith by Sarah Waters is an engrossing read.

    December 18, 2014

  • An autoantonym: change for the better v. change for the worse. Discussion here.

    November 11, 2014

  • Original name for a lawyer, especially one who prosecutes debtors, according to NPR's Says You.

    November 8, 2014

  • A plowman, especially a hired hand on a farm, according to NPR's Says You.

    November 8, 2014

  • "Flick flack motion" is how scientists describe the unique locomotion of a new species of desert spider when it is threatened.

    November 4, 2014

  • Peach fuzz, according to NPR's Says You.

    November 1, 2014

  • To pry into a coworker's private life according to NPR's Says You.

    November 1, 2014

  • Zombie New Year!

    October 31, 2014

  • Wow! Five year comment hiatus. Zany list!

    October 31, 2014

  • Slang for a blueberry muffin, according to NPR's Says You.

    October 25, 2014

  • Fictional disease invented by Don Martin of Mad Magazine.

    October 25, 2014

  • To manipulate knobs and controls on an electronic object to see what they do (according to NPR's Says You).

    October 25, 2014

  • Sophomore (wise fool); cephalopod (head, foot); preposterous (pre, post); monopoly (one, many). Heard on NPR's Says You.

    October 25, 2014

  • Yo mama!?

    October 25, 2014

  • One having little or no money.

    October 23, 2014

  • Fear of giants (thanks, sionnach).

    October 14, 2014

  • A crack that has been mended, according to NPR's Says You.

    October 11, 2014

  • A person who is just bad luck, according to NPR's Says You.

    October 11, 2014

  • Army threat? (NYT crossword puzzle clue)

    October 1, 2014

  • Place with wheels and deals?

    September 23, 2014

  • Top off?

    September 23, 2014

  • Words within words: pet + rich + or

    September 12, 2014

  • Thanks, Grawlix. I used yummy mummy. Good luck with the book. Perhaps a second edition is in order?

    September 7, 2014

  • @Gralix: perhaps a second edition is in order? :)

    September 7, 2014

  • An autoantonym.

    August 23, 2014

  • Janus-word: peer as an equal vs. peer as an elite, a superior.

    August 23, 2014

  • Change one letter to make it a different word with the same definition, viz.: "to cover, in a way".

    Answer here.

    August 16, 2014

  • J.C.Duffy's take.

    August 14, 2014

  • A sharp friend?

    August 1, 2014

  • A quoit or horseshoe that leans against a peg in a pitching game according to NPR's Says You.

    July 26, 2014

  • Pluggers 'toon.

    July 26, 2014

  • An extrovert, but only via the internet, not in person.

    July 19, 2014

  • A period of time longer than a minute when you log on to FB planning on spending only a minute.

    July 19, 2014

  • See also truthiness.

    July 11, 2014

  • Related to factoid.

    July 11, 2014

  • Seen in a <a href="http://assets.amuniversal.com/397923d0d2fd013167b1005056a9545d">Peanuts cartoon</a>.

    July 3, 2014

  • The palm area of a glove according to NPR's Says You.

    June 28, 2014

  • A 5-pointed drawing device to draw the musical staff on a blackboard according to NPR's Says You.

    June 28, 2014

  • Barney & Clyde

    June 23, 2014

  • A young salmon spawning for the first time according to NPR's Says You.

    June 21, 2014

  • Interfering,pushy,intrusive, overly inquisitive according to NPR's Says You.

    June 21, 2014

  • Easily fooled by flattery according to NPR's Says You.

    May 31, 2014

  • Madeupical cartoon word

    May 21, 2014

  • Autantonym: extract vs. attract

    May 8, 2014

  • A social gathering that turns ugly according to NPR's Says You.

    May 3, 2014

  • The urban dictionary has a rather racy definition which I doubt is in the OED.

    April 25, 2014

  • To talk too much; use too many words, according to NPR's Says You.

    April 19, 2014

  • Heard used on NPR morning edition segment today (4/15/14) about effects of low blood sugar on marital discord.

    April 15, 2014

  • A cartoon comment on slough.

    April 9, 2014

  • A pertinent cartoon opinion

    March 28, 2014

  • One who prefers one's romance in the dark, according to NPR's Says You.

    March 22, 2014

  • A unit of measure of the amount of wear on the upholstery one's pants are creating. This, according to NPR's Says You.

    March 22, 2014

  • Some dove humor.

    March 4, 2014

  • The Mourning Dove's call (oooo,oooo,oo) is the Morse Code equivalent of 'R': dah dah dit.

    March 4, 2014

  • A bushel basket, according to NPR's Says You.

    March 1, 2014

  • Maillard Reaction.  Also, see Wiki article.

    February 21, 2014

  • See also yclept.

    February 15, 2014

  • "...in 2001 editors placed a fake word in the New Oxford American Dictionary as a trap for other lexicographers who might steal their material. Fittingly, the word was esquivalience, “the willful avoidance of one’s official responsibilities; the shirking of duties.”

    Sure enough, the word turned up at Dictionary.com (it’s since been taken down), citing Webster’s New Millennium Dictionary.

    And as with Agloe, the invention has taken on a life of its own. NOAD editor Christine Lindberg, who coined esquivalience, told the Chicago Tribune that she finds herself using it regularly. “I especially like the critical, judgmental tone I can get out of it: ‘Those esquivalient little wretches.’ Sounds literate and nasty all in one breath. I like that."

    From futilitycloset.com

    Also see the interesting comments under esquivalience.

    February 9, 2014

  • ill+iter+ate

    February 5, 2014

  • Dish+was+her. An aside: washer contains 'she' and 'her' with a shared 'he'.

    February 4, 2014

  • The act of pulling someone's leg, according to NPR's Says You.

    February 1, 2014

  • English schoolboy slang for a mixed-breed dog, according to NPR's Says You.

    February 1, 2014

  • Futilitycloset.com lists it as "the distance between two stopping places". The webpage also has a neat puzzle related to the word. Check it out.

    January 31, 2014

  • Pastries or cakes baked on board a ship according to NPR's i>Says You

    January 25, 2014

  • To repress into silence according to NPR's Says You.

    January 18, 2014

  • Someone who deserves to be hanged according to NPR's Says You

    January 11, 2014

  • Modern art? Crossword puzzle clue.

    January 11, 2014

  • A very young frog; a "peeper", according to NPR's Says You.

    January 4, 2014

  • Buying one ticket for a movie in a multiplex theater and then sneaking into additional shows. Heard on NPR's <i>Says You</i>.

    January 4, 2014

  • Words within words: Chapman contains synonyms chap and man.

    December 21, 2013

  • To lay a bottle on its side to empty it completely according to NPR's Says You.

    December 21, 2013

  • Words within words: Spanish word for 'gold' contains synonyms: the English 'or' and the Spanish word for 'or' -- 'o'.

    December 21, 2013

  • Words within words: Par+tic+i+pate, and interestingly: part+ici+pate, which contains 'ici' the French word meaning 'here'..

    December 21, 2013

  • To get the last word. (according to NPR's Says You)

    December 14, 2013

  • A favorite, a favored person; teacher's pet. --NPR's Says You

    See also, faddle.

    December 14, 2013

  • The ingredient in coffee that makes you smarter! God help decaf drinkers...

    December 6, 2013

  • What fuels Black Friday. Neologism heard on NPR's Morning Edition.

    November 29, 2013

  • That makes sense....however, you also go *against* the flow and there's great profit in that. So many Wordies fit that blessed category and it's what melded us all together in the early days One of the most important benefits, REALLY, for me, was the realization that I hardly matched the aggrandized self-image I had about my own language 'genius' I'd attributed to myself; I've been humbled and I'm grateful for it..

    November 25, 2013

  • fb - you're pretty damn prolific! :o) I'll police these up in due time. Thanks. Some of your suggestions are, for me, more esoteric/obscure to rate inclusion (e.g., 'po') but, just so you know, I'm admiring your erudition.

    November 25, 2013

  • What the hell was that all about?

    November 25, 2013

  • AH!! Broke the code and found the comment box. Thanks,, fjharjo for all your suggestions for my words-within-words list.. I had no doubt that I'd strike a Wordie between the eyes and I added most of your suggestions. Part of my not opening the list up to everybody was my private quest to search out appropriate words during those sleepless hours in the night to give the mind-maw something to do until falling back into slumberland.. Again, thanks, Wordie-amigo! :o)

    November 23, 2013

  • Thanks, fbharjo, alexz and bilby for your suggestions.

    November 23, 2013

  • Thanks, danama. Those work!

    November 23, 2013

  • par all ax

    November 21, 2013

  • to get her

    November 21, 2013

  • see the

    November 21, 2013

  • pan ache

    November 21, 2013

  • pert in a city

    November 21, 2013

  • Me too.

    November 20, 2013

  • Kangaroo word with Joey PIN -- imPrIsoN

    November 18, 2013

  • If you don't have a screen you'll get flies innuendo. The Barn

    November 10, 2013

  • An Irish dance resembling a Virginia Reel.

    November 2, 2013

  • A nomadic Tartar tribe of western Siberia

    November 2, 2013

  • A perpetual student; one who stays in school to avoid the work-a-day world.

    November 2, 2013

  • Growth ring?

    November 2, 2013

  • References Howard Nemerov w/r/t a poem about being 6 months behind a natural phenomenon (like fall leaves) -- Nemerov came up with the word "azaleate," which means to commiserate with someone who missed the phenomenon --Billy Collins - interview

    October 31, 2013

  • @reesetee - also the mountain chickadee.

    October 4, 2013

  • Heard on NPR's Says You

    September 21, 2013

  • Heard on NPR's Says You

    September 21, 2013

  • Heard on NPR's Says You

    September 21, 2013

  • Heard on NPR's Says You

    September 21, 2013

  • Heard on NPR's Says You

    September 21, 2013

  • A sneaky dishonest kid according to NPR's Says You.

    September 7, 2013

  • As defined on NPR's Says You: a pile of nuts collected by a squirrel.

    August 10, 2013

  • ..."Liam asked, 'How rare is that -- being able to sing backwards?'

    It's pretty freakish, it has a name. It's called *melodicanagramaticism*. It's a brain wiring quirk, like Tourette's ..."

    --"Eleanor Rigby" by Douglas Coupland, p. 146

    August 1, 2013

  • Hi Erin - how come the HTML doesn't work anymore? Viz.: this is not in italics despite the appropriate code. Is the problem with my machine?

    July 20, 2013

  • See winglet.

    July 20, 2013

  • Called a sharklet by the Europeans (Airbus).

    July 20, 2013

  • Aviation slang for one who has made a transoceanic flight. (according to NPR's *Says You* - I hadn't heard the term before but decided to include it in my list)

    July 20, 2013

  • Absurdly, ridiculously happy. Heard on NPR's *Says You*.

    July 20, 2013

  • A gossip. Heard on NPR's Says You.

    July 20, 2013

  • Using your laptop in an airplane? http://assets.amuniversal.com/756cbcf0abbd0130d87a001dd8b71c47 (Wiley's Dictionary)

    June 11, 2013

  • Thanks for your suggestion on my autoantonym list. Added.

    June 3, 2013

  • Thanks for your suggestion on my autoantonym list. I added it.

    June 3, 2013

  • See discussion under imperience.

    May 25, 2013

  • Circular reasoning: http://www.arcamax.com/newspics/72/7285/728560.gif

    May 25, 2013

  • Texting shortcut for "don't believe everything you read".

    May 24, 2013

  • Texting shortcut for "don't believe everything you read".

    May 24, 2013

  • Hanky panky at the old ancestral home?

    May 18, 2013

  • The smallest and least healthy bird in the nest (according to NPR's *Says You*).

    May 4, 2013

  • A sheep that's never been sheared.(according to NPR's *Says You*).

    May 4, 2013

  • Birth and death dates of a life, say on a gravestone (according to NPR's *Says You*)

    May 4, 2013

  • Clever crossword clue "back to front?" for "ier" entry.

    May 1, 2013

  • Nice analysis, ry. Above and beyond the call of duty; good work.

    April 30, 2013

  • Formal junglewear (from Wiley's Dictionary - B.C. Comics)

    April 30, 2013

  • See sensuousnesses.

    April 30, 2013

  • @shari. I simply have wordnik.com/community bookmarked and have no problem accessing the site. I note that your profile is private so I was unable to comment there directly. I don't know if that adds any complication to your access or not. Anyway, good luck and enjoy our Wordie community.

    April 20, 2013

  • Eavesdropper? (crossword puzzle clue/answer)

    April 20, 2013

  • @fbharjo: Also a river.

    April 17, 2013

  • Pleased to introduce you to Futility Closet. A ton of interesting stuff there that I imagine you're discovering on your own. Cheerio!

    April 16, 2013

  • Attributed to P.J. Casteel here.

    April 16, 2013

  • Attributed to Allen Ginsberg here.

    April 16, 2013

  • Nickname for a USAF Academy graduate. Also, if I remember correctly, the term for a U.S. Coast Guard pilot.

    April 16, 2013

  • Attributed to Shiela Heldenbrand here.

    April 16, 2013

  • Attributed to Morty Sklar here.

    April 16, 2013

  • Attributed to Carol DeLugach here.

    April 16, 2013

  • Attributed to Fletcher Copp here.

    April 16, 2013

  • "Broken" broken? (attributed to: Keith Abbott here. Also see bork)

    April 16, 2013

  • Hey! Congrats on your Gravity's Rainbow list mention. Pinchon: an amazing wordsmith. Now go to work on David Foster Wallace. :o)

    April 10, 2013

  • Connecticut kids were called pumpkin heads because cut pumpkins were used as a guide for cutting hair; the original "bowl cut" (heard on NPR's Says You)

    March 30, 2013

  • A cushioned bleacher seat (according to NPR's Says You)

    March 9, 2013

  • A foul aroma (according to NPR's Says You)

    March 9, 2013

  • See comment under host.

    March 4, 2013

  • Host is the Czech word for guest according to futilitycloset.com.

    March 4, 2013

  • Guatemalan head covering. (according to Says You)

    March 2, 2013

  • What you use to start the car in Boston? (thanks to NPR's Says You)

    February 23, 2013

  • Some of the pines in my area: Sugar pine (a 5-needle pine holding largest cone title - by length. Also my favorite pine), Coulter pine ("big cone pine" holding title of largest cone by mass), Digger pine (named for the "Digger" indians who harvested its large seeds)

    February 9, 2013

  • An all female theatre production. (from Wiley's Dictionary, B.C. Comic)

    February 9, 2013

  • Neat list, trivet! How 'bout puzzlement? If I remember correctly, Yul Brenner used it in a new way in The King and I.

    February 8, 2013

  • How about umbrellaphilic?

    February 5, 2013

  • I wonder if this word has anything in common with agio?

    February 5, 2013

  • Good work, Tank. T(h)anks! :o)

    February 4, 2013

  • Al - O - Ne (aluminum, oxygen, neon)

    February 2, 2013

  • Ba - Rb - I - E (barium, rubidium, iodine, einsteinium)

    February 2, 2013

  • W - As - Te (tungsten, arsenic, tellurium)

    February 2, 2013

  • H - Ar - P (hydrogen, argon, phosphorus).

    February 2, 2013

  • K - Ni - Fe (potassium, nickel, iron)

    February 2, 2013

  • A medical quack. (according to NPR's Says You)

    February 2, 2013

  • An autantonym: Military battle vs. marital accord.

    January 26, 2013

  • To examine the papers of a ship to discover a smuggling operation. (according to NPR's Says You)

    January 26, 2013

  • Ambiverts make the best sales-types; they can listen as well as be proactive in their sales interactions. Heard on NPR's Weekend Edition.

    January 1, 2013

  • I've heard the British pronunciation ("swaythe") many times and in different venues; often enough that I'm going to put it in my 'Bi-sonic' list.

    December 20, 2012

  • The early chaos that formed the world, according to NPR's Says You.

    November 17, 2012

  • The wing-tip device makes the wing more efficient by inhibiting the natural flow of air from the high pressure area below the wing to the low pressure area above the wing. This high-to-low flow is what generates the dangerous wing-tip vortex which can upset aircraft in the wake of the generating aircraft.

    October 18, 2012

  • A toy store. (via NPR's Says You)

    September 1, 2012

  • Thanks for your input, p_a. Added.

    August 11, 2012

  • Tibetan beer. (according to NPR's Says You)

    July 28, 2012

  • "...There are many drawbacks to the use of the word 'consciousness.' In the first place it is used in half a dozen different senses by philosophers and psychologists, and in the second place it suffers from the great drawback that it has no active verbal form. One can say 'to be conscious of' but not 'to conscious' such-and-such an object. There is the word 'awareness' and the dubious coined derivative 'awaring,' which I have also occasionally pressed into service, but it is ugly and not very current. The best term is one that was coined by E. D. Fawcett in his The World as Imagination, Zermatt Dialogues, etc. The term in question is consciring – i.e. “knowing together” - and has as its correlative, for the content-form, the word conscitum (plural, conscita. I should certainly have availed myself of these coinages but, unfortunately, they are not as yet sufficiently widely current to be generally understood and, moreover, a great deal of the book had been written before I came across Fawcett's writings..."

    --From Sri Krishna Prem’s “The Yoga of the Bhavagad Gita”: APPENDIX A – NOTE ON THE TERMS CONSCIOUSNESS AND FORM

    July 27, 2012

  • Contranymic in the sense of resolve = firmness and resolve = to ease, soften, as a problem. Also one of the bi-sonics: solve again v. determination, firmness..

    July 8, 2012

  • HARD: Employed, as “I hard him to do the job.” Also a man’s name, as “Mah wife’s a cousin of Hard Hughes.”

    July 2, 2012

  • PRAYED: A large public procession, usually including a marching band. “That was some prayed they had downtown.”

    July 2, 2012

  • TOAD: The past tense of tell. “Ah toad you never to do that.”

    July 2, 2012

  • RULE: Nonurban, as “He comes from the rule area.”

    July 2, 2012

  • FORCED: A large group of trees, as “Lemme showya mah pine forced.”

    July 2, 2012

  • An English poet (1788 - 1824).

    July 2, 2012

  • As the plural of cola brand Pepsi, this word qualifies for my bi-sonics list.

    June 28, 2012

  • I added orp to my potpourri II list and the page still shows "orp has not been added to any list yet" although I verified that it is in fact on my list. Ditto for destinated

    June 17, 2012

  • The inability to accept bad news (via NPR's Says You)

    June 9, 2012

  • @ ruzuzu: Très whimsical. Love it!

    June 2, 2012

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  • I go with the flow - even if it is a river in Italy?!

    November 25, 2013

  • I II will keep suggesting until I get the who+le she+bang! Great list idea!

    November 23, 2013

  • @shari. I simply have wordnik.com/community bookmarked and have no problem accessing the site. I note that your profile is private so I was unable to comment there directly. I don't know if that adds any complication to your access or not. Anyway, good luck and enjoy our Wordie community.

    April 20, 2013

  • Thank you kindly for Futility Closet!

    April 16, 2013

  • fracteur = mining gelignite

    October 22, 2012

  • There were some other funny ones, too. I think Possible Underscore had a list of them.

    April 25, 2012

  • I haven't tried creating any new recordings for some time now--and yes, I'm missing the old ones, too. The page for the word "feedback" doesn't get much traffic these days, but I've had some luck with the Feedback thingee on the left. (I see you've already used it to make a report--you're something of a hotdog, aren't you?) :-)

    April 25, 2012

  • The comment box is still here--you just hafta scroll down halfway until you see the orange "Comments for..." section.

    March 16, 2012

  • I can't get behind the supposed spelling of cincinate. Happy to be proven wrong, however!

    April 23, 2011

  • You cannot escape the charge that you have previously engaged in the amazing pastime that is IDENTIFY THE WORDIE.
    You are therefore prime target material for inviting to IDENTIFY THE WORDIENIK.
    The whole of the bit of Wordnik that joins in on this would be truly honoured should you participate this time round.
    Easily find the right page right now because it is currently the most commented on list shown on the Community page.

    April 14, 2011

  • Thanks much! Listening to them now.

    December 11, 2010

  • Hi oroboros, you might find something useful in the works of Scott Kim. He's invented lots of ways of making letters read more than one way.

    November 3, 2010

  • T: Send aviation-related blog fun to Vlad.~T.

    October 1, 2010

  • Thanks, T. I used it. Much appreciated.

    September 15, 2010

  • Thanks for the vuvuzela toot! I'm glad you're here. :-)

    September 5, 2010

  • "oroboros has added 103 lists containing 4,911 words, 4,125 comments, 1,904 tags, 106 favorites, and 10 pronunciations."

    September 5, 2010

  • T: I'm confused about these watches. Kindly explain.~T.

    August 2, 2010

  • Hyperacoustic musicotherapy counteractingly psychostimulates milquetoasty subpersonality.

    July 23, 2010

  • Thanks for the Eckler sentence, oroboros. I wonder if it's possible to construct a six word sentence with euryvocalics. I nominate psychostimulate as the verb.

    Can I pitch pitch for your Autantonyms lists?

    July 22, 2010

  • T: My turtle-balls are working just fine; they just don't like you!~T.

    July 19, 2010

  • Hi, oroboros, yes, I meant "demo" (demolish) as "tear down" versus "demo" (demonstrate, promote) as "build up". The fanfeel is mutual. I've mined quite a few of your lists.

    July 9, 2010

  • Thanks, Tom.

    June 29, 2010

  • O: Thought you might enjoy this. Worst airline ad ever! link

    February 8, 2010

  • Not from Ojai or Santa Barbara, but I've spent some quality time there.

    January 25, 2010

  • Thanks again for your help today (re: malware warning)!!!

    November 2, 2009

  • I played with your name. 

    September 30, 2009

  • Hi oroboros, I hope you'll contribute your nicknames-of-places to this open list that you inspired!

    August 18, 2009

  • I've seen two references to ipn-iee in your comments. What is that?

    December 31, 2008

  • Thanks for the comics crossword puzzle, oroboros. I forwarded it to a couple of cartoonist friends.

    November 27, 2008

  • For you, maybe--never seems to work when I try it. ;-P

    November 16, 2008

  • Man! Post something on reesetee's profile, and....wham! You're thick in the blizzard of Wordieness! Yeah! Moughty fine! ;o)

    November 15, 2008

  • It might be time to come about...

    November 15, 2008

  • I think you're all Liszting to starboard a bit. ;-)

    November 15, 2008

  • It was the Liszt they could do!

    November 15, 2008

  • The Liszt goes on and on!

    November 15, 2008

  • And Liszt, too!

    November 15, 2008

  • Babar and Paradise Lost? Now there's something for all the family.

    November 15, 2008

  • Best thing to do on a rainy Friday in a lagomorph's (therefore, humble) opinion: a visit to the Morgan Library and Museum*, to see an exhibition on Babar and the manuscript of Paradise lost**.

    *Where I am right now.
    **I don't know what it is, maybe the original screenplay of the TV series. But it looks pretty old.

    November 15, 2008

  • Thanks, O! I'll check out your Flickr site. Something to look forward to on a rainy Friday. :-)

    November 15, 2008

  • Oroboros, your facebook link is broken, and your blog can be added to your "also on" list (blogger). See faq...

    November 13, 2008

  • Yes, I know about grawlixes. I use them sparingly --mostly because I haven't created a unique grawlix combo that appeals to me.

    Because there are fewer restrictions about which words are "taboo" in the comics, many cartoonists don't need to use them as often. I think grawlixes work best when a cartoonist wants a reader to use his or her imagination (about what a character is saying) instead of just masking a "bad word".

    I've only seen Mort Walker once, but I distinctly remember that he didn't have any grawlixes following him around.

    November 13, 2008

  • Thank you! Having done all those citations I'll be gentle with what I add ;)

    November 13, 2008

  • Hi O: Check fracteur again. I may have uncovered a clue for you. :-)

    August 7, 2008

  • Hi. Would you like to be on Identify the Wordie #2? You'll need to email identifythewordie@yours.com with your Wordie nick and the single word that best describes you. Cheers!

    July 27, 2008

  • IE7

    bridgework may be a good word but it's not 10 different letters

    July 18, 2008

  • I can't say as I've heard dinkum oil more than once or twice in my life. I would take it to mean the lowdown, the inside story, the nitty gritty, something like that. Probably along the lines of oil as in essential oil; dinkum means genuine.

    July 11, 2008

  • Thanks for catching my mispelling the word opsimath. What could be compelling, when preaching the need to learn, then to mispell the key word. Thankfully, I was not instructing bungee jumping or snake charming

    July 5, 2008

  • Thanks for catching the error in my tag for cheerlessness, oroboros. I generally don't list words like cheerlessnesses. They're correctly formed, and sometimes listed in dictionaries (in this case MW3), but no one actually uses them. Although I do have a list for words created in dictionaries...

    June 1, 2008

  • Love with hickbonics. Each one on the list made me smile and smile.

    April 9, 2008

  • Thanks! You've made several lists I was thinking of making and I'm enjoying prowling through them. I've linked your Phonetic Alphabet to my Letters list.

    November 6, 2007