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oroboros has looked up 4843 words, created 108 lists, listed 5314 words, written 4469 comments, added 2014 tags, and loved 57 words.

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  • 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

  • See pernoctation.

    June 1, 2012

  • According to NPR's Says You: a rowdy party or celebration.

    May 19, 2012

  • An ambush; attack. Heard on NPR's Says You.

    May 19, 2012

  • Pomposity (according to NPR's Says You)

    May 12, 2012

  • Illinois State University mathematician Phil Grizzard points out that a person born on Nov. 30, 1999, is a “stopwatch baby” — the date always displays her age in months, days, and years. For example, today, 5/4/12, such a person has been alive for 5 months, 4 days, and 12 years. (Europeans can swap the month and day — the principle still works.)

    A caveat: In December we must “make change” by setting the month to 0 and adding 1 to the year. So this Christmas, 12/25/12, a stopwatch baby will be 0/25/13 — 0 months, 25 days, and 13 years old.

    --via futilitycloset.com

    May 5, 2012

  • A force of nature to be reckoned with indeed! (via Baby Blues comic strip 4/26/12)

    April 26, 2012

  • Huh! Can't even make the pronunciations play at "hot dog"....go figure. ACK!

    April 25, 2012

  • So, the feedback page is otiose? 'Zu, are you able to create pronunciations? I'm having no luck at all. Is it broke? Can we access pronunciations of old?

    April 25, 2012

  • Instrument invented by Lewis Carroll for writing in the dark while still half asleep.

    March 31, 2012

  • A wonderful spoonerism.

    March 31, 2012

  • Oh lordy, 'zu. Now I'm infected too! *arrgh* :o)

    March 24, 2012

  • Dinkum Good, genuine, honest.

    General Australian. From 1908 (AND). Attested in numerous sources.

    In Australian English, this is often used in the combination ‘fair dinkum’ as well, which was current from 1890 (AND), meaning ‘fair play’; and ‘dinkum oil’ meaning ‘genuine information’.

    --Source here

    March 24, 2012

  • Thanks, 'zu. I probably would have found it eventually if I'd spent more time. Cheers!

    March 16, 2012

  • Huh! Thanx fbharjo and ruzuzu; tried to go to your profile pages and say it but...huh! I'm a dope or, uh, something....

    March 16, 2012

  • Thanks, 'zu. But this can come about w/o repetition in my experience. I guess it belongs in the category of brain fart? :o)

    February 27, 2012

  • How about a word for the feeling or sensation when seeing a common word where it suddenly seems strange and unaccountable? Had that happen once with the word maid! Gotta be one of them déjà-type words, me thinks.

    February 27, 2012

  • It's 120 miles high.

    February 25, 2012

  • Some one who's sick of reading? (From Wiley's Dictionary - B.C. cartoon 2/25/12)

    February 25, 2012

  • An implement for decorating Ukrainian Easter eggs.

    February 18, 2012

  • Time spent trying to get tech support on the line.

    February 18, 2012

  • Cut inches off yards? --NYT crossword clue

    February 16, 2012

  • MOW (inverted) = MOW

    February 16, 2012

  • A joke ending with a pun. --Heard on NPR's Says You

    February 11, 2012

  • In an unsuccessful fox hunt, to assuage the down spirits of the hunters the leader of the hunt would pick out a steeple seen in the distance and issue the challenge of a race to it among the riders. A sort of "last one there is a rotten egg!" dare. --Heard on NPR's Says You.

    February 4, 2012

  • According to NPR's Says You the security blanket was an actual product for securing babies in their cribs and not dreamed up by Charles Schultz.

    February 4, 2012

  • A David Foster Wallace-ism. To wit: "Meredith Rand is one of only a handful of females at the REC that every male with an opinion on such matters agrees is totally, wrist-bitingly attractive." --The Pale King p.447

    Very evocative, don't you think? :o)

    February 4, 2012

  • Not sure what you mean, Erin. I've not come across it. Does it refer to an aircraft exploding in flight?

    February 3, 2012

  • From cyberspace:

    C = carbon
    Ho = holmium
    Co = cobalt
    La = lanthanum
    Te = tellurium

    CHoCoLaTe - Better living through chemistry!

    February 3, 2012

  • A long dog with short legs that runs on a Rube Goldberg-type mechanism to turn a spit of roasting meat. --Heard on NPR's Says You

    January 28, 2012

  • To shroud, especially with plants and greenery. Heard on NPR's Says You

    January 21, 2012

  • Mnemonic for the planets of the solar system.

    January 20, 2012

  • Mnemonic for the colors of the spectrum (e.g., rainbow).

    January 20, 2012

  • The following is related by an eminent naturalist: ‘A young lady was sitting in a room adjoining a poultry yard, where chickens, ducks and geese were disporting themselves. A drake came in, approached the lady, seized the bottom of her dress with his beak, and pulled it vigorously. Feeling startled, she repulsed him with her hand. The bird still persisted. Somewhat astonished, she paid some attention to this unaccountable pantomime, and discovered that the drake wished to drag her out of doors. She got up, and he waddled out quietly before her. More and more surprised, she followed him, and he conducted her to the side of a pond where she perceived a duck with its head caught in the opening of a sluice. She hastened to release the poor creature and restored it to the drake, who by loud quackings and beating of his wings testified his joy at the deliverance of his companion.’

    – Ballou’s Monthly Magazine, May 1870 (via futilitycloset.com)

    January 20, 2012

  • Be careful lest ye precipitate precipitate actions!

    January 19, 2012

  • Usage example here

    January 16, 2012

  • Sounds Like A Plan

    January 14, 2012

  • A traveller who complains about everything. --heard on NPR's Says You

    January 14, 2012

  • Gum-like substance similar to myrrh. --heard on NPR's Says You

    January 14, 2012

  • Just sliding by? (clue on NPR's Says You)

    January 14, 2012

  • Hi Shirley! Looks like you survived the Friday 13th menace, eh? :oD

    January 14, 2012

  • To buff a shoe bottom prior to finishing. --heard on NPR's Says You

    January 7, 2012

  • First women in the USA to receive a driver's license. --heard on NPR's Says You

    December 31, 2011

  • Inventor of the potato chip. Originally known as Saratoga chips. --heard on NPR's Says You

    December 31, 2011

  • Discrete v. discreet.

    Most of us can testify to it. After two or three heaping portions of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes and Waldorf salad you’re bursting at the seams. You’re so sated that you had to discretely place a crumpled napkin over that uneaten turkey wing on your plate. --Ingrid Spilde

    Despite the usage gaff, the article Why You Always Have Room for Dessert is an interesting read.

    December 30, 2011

  • A counterfeit seal (as on a document). Heard on NPR's Says You.

    December 17, 2011

  • One of the two children of the Pillsbury Doughboy (Popper's the other). Heard on NPR's Says You.

    December 17, 2011

  • See Bun bun.

    December 17, 2011

  • One of the two children of the Pillsbury Doughboy (Popper's the other). Heard on NPR's Says You.

    December 17, 2011

  • Bermuda grass. Heard on NPR's Says You

    December 17, 2011

  • Can't look up cash money -- "500 server error"

    December 14, 2011

  • This book has a prominent place in my library it was one of those that initially set my feet upon the path...

    December 14, 2011

  • To adjust to a new environment. Heard on NPR's Says You.

    December 10, 2011

  • To hold, as a lion, at bay. Heard on NPR's Says You

    December 3, 2011

  • Oooh, exotic!

    December 3, 2011

  • First palindromic phrase I've seen using google. :o)

    December 1, 2011

  • Thanks for mirror rim - nice!

    December 1, 2011

  • Heavens to Murgatroyd!! 1000 STFs, fbharjo!!?? Lawdy, what creativitinessness...ness. Gud wurk!

    November 23, 2011

  • *ponders where to add his first comment on the beta-test wordnik* * basks in undeserved glory* *wonders about shamelessness and other character flaws*

    November 23, 2011

  • Aviation slang term for the aircraft autopilot.

    November 19, 2011

  • Tea served at a high (dinner-type) table; contrast with Low Tea served on a coffee table. (according to NPR's Says You)

    November 5, 2011

  • The marble targeted by a shooter in a game of marbles. (according to NPR's *Says You*)

    November 5, 2011

  • A weevil; a variety of English wheat worm, according to NPR's Says You.

    October 29, 2011

  • A foolish thing, according to NPR's Says You.

    October 29, 2011

  • Guiness Book of World Records shortest time to carve one? 54.72 seconds (2001) --via NPR's Says You

    October 29, 2011

  • The opposite of wreak havoc? (B.C.'s Wiley's Dictionary)

    October 29, 2011

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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