Comments by plethora

  • Big yellow ostrich.

    March 26, 2018

  • Who put the ram in the rama-lama-ding-dorp?

    March 10, 2018

  • I support a thorpe list.

    March 9, 2018

  • I recently told my mother about this list. She made me go through it and read it to her. She commented on each entry, attributing credit for each. She was quite strident that she didn't invent them all, despite my never claiming that she did. So, to appease Mama Plethora, I must issue a public statement: These words come from various sources originally, and just because I first heard them from my mother, does not mean she came up with them all.

    March 2, 2018

  • *Waltzing Mabilba

    February 21, 2018

  • And the leg rope expert was arrested for trapping a protected species.

    February 21, 2018

  • That's a bit harsh. Successful poly relationships exist.

    February 17, 2018

  • This is an ugly word with an unpleasant mouthfeel.

    February 17, 2018

  • Hairy-backed ticklish yuppies.

    February 15, 2018

  • Have best 'terpretation yet

    February 15, 2018

  • Hey beautiful, try yoga.

    February 14, 2018

  • How 'bout that yurt.

    February 14, 2018

  • Blatantly tampered vocab, shocking. 

    February 13, 2018

  • Bilby talks very silly.

    February 13, 2018

  • UK teenage slang: Someone who nauseates you. Used as a generic insult, whether or not nausea is actually involved.

    February 8, 2018

  • Just now on the phone, a very Brummy person asked me a favour. When I confirmed that I could help her out, she replied with joy "Oh, jammy!"

    I struggled to get through the rest of the conversation without giggling.

    February 8, 2018

  • Marsupials are always welcome in my humble abode, especially at Easter.

    February 8, 2018

  • Doesn't muscovite already serve this purpose?

    February 7, 2018

  • Aw, thanks ru.

    Bibbly, I'm waiting for them to come up naturally in conversation (mostly) so this may be a slow-growing list.

    February 7, 2018

  • Access to unrestrained condiments is apparently a privilege that can be revoked at the school where mr plethora works. Usually due to misuse of mustard.

    February 7, 2018

  • Chub or chubby meaning erection is pretty common parlance where I grew up. I wouldn't spell it this way, but it doesn't surprise me that wiktionary would.

    February 7, 2018

  • Flizzoms aren't just any old fuflun crumbs. They're very specifically the crumbs to you inhale when you laugh just as you take a bite (or cop a flying one in the mush).

    February 7, 2018

  • More environmentally friendly than disposable jizztissues, though.

    January 31, 2018

  • I thought it might be "sweet, 2 giraffes".

    P.S. Bilby, don't you mean d2k

    January 31, 2018

  • Sounds messy. Will we get gloves?

    January 31, 2018

  • Holy Shirtballs

    January 28, 2018

  • As compared to easy peasy lemon squeezy.

    January 22, 2018

  • Australians have been pronouncing it that way for at least as long as I've been alive.

    Similarly, in the UK Primark is often referred to as Primani.

    January 22, 2018

  • I recall having tens of arguments about how to spell this in high school.

    January 19, 2018

  • This makes me feel somewhat more charitable toward the garter toss thing, for some reason.

    January 18, 2018

  • My friend has a 3 month old baby who I will most likely see this week, and I have just rediscovered this wonderful page and will probably not be able to keep it from my mind while holding him and eating cheese.

    January 16, 2018

  • Here we have the beginnings of the water-cooler moment

    January 14, 2018

  • Saw this scrawled on a bit of card at the market today: "sweet mangs 2 for £1". I immediately decided it was my new catch-all euphemism for body parts. eg

    "Daaamn, girl, you got some sweet mangs!"

    "She kicked him right in the sweet mangs." 

    January 13, 2018

  • You can't boss me around any more you flamboyantly attired marsupial. I'm a big girl now. I don't even live in your country any more!

    January 12, 2018

  • Alternatively, a pedal that can be used two ways.

    January 12, 2018

  • Do rude people not wear bowties, bilbutt?

    Anyway, here are some classic knifeguns:

    January 12, 2018

  • Horse trainer

    January 10, 2018

  • Both those links are pretty fun. I will surely spend a decent part of my idle time thinking of exceptions to their given rules. I did think it interesting that the second link claims nugget doesn't work with anything but fuck. Both douchenugget and cuntnugget are parts of my standard vocabulary.

    January 9, 2018

  • Well, it's 2018 in about half the world now, Pro.3 hours left for me.

    December 31, 2017

  • paulie?

    December 28, 2017

  • soigné?

    December 27, 2017

  • It's very interesting looking back on this thread and recognising the symptoms of my long-term mental health problems.

    Funny thing is, treating my depression treated my insomnia, and then I changed medications and the new stuff causes worse insomnia than ever.

    December 26, 2017

  • Orangeness ?

    December 25, 2017

  • I figure you may never see this skipvia, but I still use your Christmas anagrams every year and they always get a laugh.

    December 25, 2017

  • Press button is probably how you remove off the craudestoppers.

    April 29, 2016

  • A soft, warm, aromatic, cakey world, with bits of the best fruit distributed throughout. Often has a crispy top.

    April 29, 2016

  • For me, this is every day.

    April 29, 2016


    April 13, 2016

  • I'm glad I made this list, because I had forgotten about some of these things.

    April 12, 2016

  • I recommend, for both viewing and listing, 100 Bloody Acres and The Little Death.

    April 12, 2016

  • meinie?

    April 9, 2016

  • Did you know that a few years ago, Dara Torres was 42? Did you also know that as soon as her name is mentioned my brain builds up momentum and brings me right back to this page without my feet touching the white tape?

    August 24, 2012

  • *still loves this page*

    November 5, 2011

  • Yes?

    November 5, 2011

  • Bilby, I take umbrage at the fact that you didn't bracket gobbets of linguistic snickersnack.

    November 4, 2011

  • Who's there?

    August 3, 2010

  • I think of this joke every time I have a daiquiri. And let's be honest, I usually tell it, too.

    August 3, 2010

  • Banana who?

    August 3, 2010

  • That's all very well, c_b, if you have been in the battles to earn them.

    June 9, 2010

  • Haha, nice work Pro :D

    June 6, 2010

  • Love this list.

    June 6, 2010

  • See link on bearskin :)

    June 6, 2010

  • Grimm 101: A story about faith and loyalty.

    June 6, 2010

  • *loves this list*

    I've always loved fairy tales, particularly the original, more gory versions. My favourite part of my final year of high school was studying them in German (with special emphasis on the Grimms, of course). My favourite is bearskin.

    June 3, 2010

  • Metric fuckton.

    June 1, 2010

  • Yikes, that is a scary looking critter. Almost nightmare fuel.

    Where is the scifi horror movie featuring geoducks? They'd barely even need to be mutated.

    May 27, 2010

  • Just looking at that picture makes my fingers hurt. Ouch.

    May 27, 2010

  • I see the italics.

    May 27, 2010

  • I don't see how it's a contradiction.

    Repeated exposure has given me cutie sickness.

    May 27, 2010

  • hermaphrodite?

    May 26, 2010

  • Cf. chad

    May 26, 2010

  • Tumblr has something for everyone. Squid Time!

    May 26, 2010

  • Vegemite and Skittles?

    I will now have no rest until I have tried that.


    May 26, 2010

  • See also bubble wrap.

    May 24, 2010

  • You may find schnitzel more palatable if you pronounce it in the most bogan way possible: Schnitterrrr!

    Say it loud with lots of enthusiasm. It's fun!

    May 23, 2010

  • Yep, I too am having the white space problem a la reesetee.

    May 19, 2010

  • remove off the craudestoppers!

    May 19, 2010

  • I see a swirl above. Interesting...

    May 17, 2010

  • Strangely enough, the thing that struck me most about the pictures of Haile Homestead was the fact that the date was written as "nineteen three". These days, in most natural speech at least, it'd be more likely to be "nineteen oh three". Makes me wonder when that would have changed.

    I found it noteworthy. Just me?

    May 16, 2010

  • On the topic of the Vegemite and peanut butter combination: it was common practice at boarding school to have two pieces of toast for breakfast - one with peanut butter and one with Vegemite. The transition between the slices often results in a bit of flavour mixing.

    I don't recommend it.

    May 8, 2010

  • Could be worse. My mama apparently sang the Song of the Vulga Boatsmen to me as a child, to bore me to sleep*.

    *Her words, not mine.

    May 8, 2010

  • I get a tingle down my spine and tears in my eyes just reading the lyrics to this song.

    May 8, 2010

  • I love the name of this list.

    May 7, 2010

  • 03:37am

    The last two weeks have been the worst I've had in a while. It's like being in year 12 again.

    Thank Jebus you are all here to amuse me.

    May 7, 2010

  • Those covers just take all the fun out of the fruit box experience.

    May 7, 2010

  • What did I miss here?

    May 7, 2010

  • I think my favourite is "alive".

    May 7, 2010

  • Whose is that jumbuck you've stowed in your tuckerbag?

    May 6, 2010

  • Well, they don't fly independently, but they do attack when magicked to fly across the room and they do have tendrils.

    May 6, 2010

  • Ah, and the source for yet another of JK Rowling's ideas reveals itself.

    P.S. I want to see that movie.

    May 6, 2010

  • Does Jurassic Park count?

    May 6, 2010

  • In which genetically engineered, amphibious, snake-headed fish escape from a shipwreck and terrorise Louisiana.

    May 6, 2010

  • Beans, beans, the magical fruit. The more you eat, the more you toot.

    April 30, 2010

  • I'm a bottle blowing prodigy, if I do say so myself.

    April 29, 2010

  • *randomly drops by Wordnik to look something up*

    *gets distracted reading backlog*

    *loves this page*

    *considers letting herself get addicted again on the strength of this conversation alone*

    April 29, 2010

  • Jubjub, that is the best dalek moment in the history of Who. I love it.

    January 13, 2010

  • Who will be this year's host?

    December 27, 2009

  • Holy crap, has it really been a year since we last did this?

    December 26, 2009

  • It probably is a cache problem, dc. In IE, try going to tools >> internet options. Then, hit "delete", then the top button that says "delete files". That should clear your temporary internet files and hopefully your problem will be fixed :)

    December 11, 2009

  • Marky: rims???

    December 11, 2009

  • Oh, Pro. We've all been there.

    December 9, 2009

  • From Australian game show Perfect Match

    December 9, 2009

  • I feel so out of the loop these days. It may take me a while to catch up enough to make any contributions, much less anything fresh and clever.

    December 9, 2009

  • I'm here dc! I had some account problems in the changeover, but it is fixed as of right now! :D

    December 9, 2009

  • I am fairly sure that Death Cab spells Sarah with an H :)

    September 29, 2009

  • Quoth Wiki: Astroturfing is a word in English describing formal political, advertising, or public relations campaigns seeking to create the impression of being spontaneous "grassroots" behavior, hence the reference to the artificial grass, AstroTurf.

    September 27, 2009

  • Not much call? It's the single most popular cheese in the world!

    September 14, 2009

  • Umbrage? How dare you take umbrage at my comment, you silly bear! I take umbrage at your umbrage!

    And you sully the good name of cake with your umbrage! I am outraged!

    September 10, 2009

  • Hi, Erin.

    I hope you realise how many Wordies are Erin McKean fangirls/boys. :D

    September 10, 2009

  • I for one welcome our new Wordnik overlords.*

    *I just wanted to be the one to say it.

    September 10, 2009

  • How rude!

    September 8, 2009

  • Good luck and good night, Pro.

    September 1, 2009

  • Bed on stilts.

    August 30, 2009

  • I prefer a sprint, personally.

    August 28, 2009

  • I see your point.

    August 25, 2009

  • Or you could always use this.

    -- Summer Glau

    August 25, 2009

  • I am also interested to know where this one originated.

    August 14, 2009

  • Aaaaaaaargh!


    August 11, 2009

  • Oh, I understand the concept. Just not any of the clues.

    August 6, 2009

  • I simply cannot comprehend this list :/

    August 5, 2009

  • mm, you get makeup on your eye whites? O.o

    I can honestly say that has never happened to me.

    But the pencil thing, yes. And then you complain that it's not sharp enough and make it even pointier.

    August 5, 2009

  • I also think of Durr Fred! Maybe it is a generational thing.

    August 5, 2009

  • Pro's profile is still giving a 500 error :/

    August 2, 2009

  • I like the tiger print seats. Nice touch.

    August 2, 2009

  • Reflex?

    August 1, 2009

  • Encumber.

    August 1, 2009

  • Hooray!

    To celebrate, I am hosting a party in the Psychedelicatessen. Everyone's invited, but it's not mandatory.

    July 30, 2009

  • No need for the safety pants c_b. I doubt we will ever have a negative human-bear interaction.

    July 29, 2009

  • Ah, but the suggestion of Bono was me agreeing with madmouth. Bono is a very unattractive man.

    And somehow I missed bilby's earworm-inducing comment the first time round. Now I have seen it. Damn you, bilby!

    July 29, 2009

  • I just remembered how much I love this list.

    July 29, 2009

  • Actually PU, there's no real rule about where you reply. Everyone decides for themselves where they will carry on their conversations and most of us seem to chage our minds pretty regularly.

    And maybe you should put off waiting for that comment for a few days, hmm? Don't want to seem too motivated or anything. Sit back, relax.

    July 29, 2009

  • I fear it would be mistaken for "dead, but serious".

    July 29, 2009

  • Seems to me to be the sound you make when you get your tongue caught on your braces while eating.

    It happens. Trust me.

    July 29, 2009

  • Bono.

    July 29, 2009

  • This being the first phrase I saw when I logged onto Wordie today sort of threw me.

    "Muuuuuum, the internet is talking to me again!"

    Oh, and Skip: your wife is, to use a comment intertubes expression, made of win.

    July 29, 2009

  • Hehe.

    July 25, 2009

  • Transformer.

    July 23, 2009

  • Going around the circle at lunch time in year 4:

    "Vegemite sanger."

    "Cheese sanger."


    "Peanut butter sanger."

    "Fritz sanger, with sauce."

    True story!

    July 22, 2009

  • My childhood backyard was home to more than 20 varieties of fruit. Currants are so much fun to pick and eat, even if the ladder is so rickety you fear for your life :D

    July 22, 2009

  • *le sigh*

    I miss picking blackcurrants in summer.

    July 21, 2009

  • C_b, that made my day.


    July 17, 2009

  • No amount of House, or even Blackadder, Jeeves and Wooster, or anything else I've seen him in will ever stop this sketch from being the first thing I think of when Hugh's name is mentioned.

    July 16, 2009

  • ♩ How do you solve a problem like Mariiiiaaaa?? ♩

    What? Whaddya mean, wrong song?

    July 15, 2009

  • All of the above, c_b: Murder by poison lawn chair notwihstanding eight baby peas.

    July 14, 2009

  • Tell their mothers - the mountains. And Grandma Everest.

    July 14, 2009

  • If you're a little bit bored, perhaps some hohumbrage?

    July 13, 2009

  • Well, there's spam, egg, sausage and spam; that's not got much spam in it.

    July 11, 2009

  • Like so much in life.

    July 10, 2009

  • Oh, and head cheese.

    Why is it always cheese??

    July 10, 2009

  • I should not have clicked on this page.

    Hey, someone had to say it.

    July 10, 2009

  • *yawn* Heard it all before. Gets less interesting, more of a generalisation and more offensive ("You don't know how lucky you are your parents don't beat you"? Really?) every time.

    Although, I must say "You don't know how lucky you are to have caller ID!!" is a new one.

    July 8, 2009

  • Borked link?

    July 6, 2009

  • Uncomplicatedly.

    July 6, 2009

  • When a mummy and a daddy love each other very much...


    July 4, 2009

  • See deleting comments.

    July 4, 2009

  • It's possible. Six degrees of separation and all that.

    July 3, 2009

  • Sixty-five roses?

    July 3, 2009

  • crypto, if you had clicked on the link, you would see that noone is suggesting baited breath is correct.

    July 3, 2009

  • Wieners to the left of me, ketchup to the right. Here I am...

    June 30, 2009

  • This list is clearly an argument for predictive text.

    June 28, 2009

  • This was me, a couple of weeks ago, teaching myelf to tie my tie from a video on the internet.

    June 27, 2009

  • Oh, it's not that I don't think some of this list is spot-on. In fact, that's kind of what I don't like about it. I hate being lumped in with trenchcoat in gym class and visible underwear.

    On the one hand, I can relate to slash, braces and the show (assuming bilby means the same show I am thinking of); but on the other, to put the rest of them on teenagers, when I know so many "adults" that are still in love with Trent Reznor and call their internet friends to their defence and have Japan fantasies etc etc etc is just... not fair.

    Also, what's wrong with Shakespeare?



    June 27, 2009

  • As a teenager, I kind of resent this list...

    June 26, 2009

  • *rereads page*

    Oh, right, I understand now.

    The first time I thought you were saying "If I liked Billy Joel enough to admit I was vegetarian" and that just didn't make sense.

    My brain. It has the dumb.

    June 24, 2009

  • ...What does Billy Joel have to do with anything?


    June 24, 2009

  • An excellent use of the scale.

    June 24, 2009

  • *distracts*

    Hey dc! Look over here!

    *flings cream pie*

    June 24, 2009

  • I see indents too.

    Edit: In Explorer I see boxes.

    June 23, 2009

  • Meh, I mix and match, depending on context.

    June 23, 2009

  • All that and lover the lifeboat, I imagine, Pro.

    June 22, 2009

  • Dontworry, dontcry. Just remember to build momentum after the turn before the gate and not land in the water. That's all Dara wants. Did you know she's 42?

    June 22, 2009

  • My favourite is:

    "Hey, they weren't half bad!"

    "Nope, they were all bad!"

    June 21, 2009

  • "Third test today, Mama Bear. Your eggo is preggo, no doubt about it."

    -- Shop keeper, Juno

    June 21, 2009

  • Oh Dara, I knew you would google yourself and wind up here eventually.

    June 20, 2009


    June 16, 2009

  • WeetBix are an abomination.

    June 16, 2009

  • What on Earth did you search to find that picture, bilby?

    June 14, 2009

  • Well, for a start, you should never eer just crack open a jar of Marmite. Marmite is evil.

    But yes, the way most people try their first mite is straight, no toast or butter or anything. And that's what puts them off.

    I'll be right there, dc, travel tube in hand.

    June 14, 2009

  • That is simultaenously the most disturbing and hilarious thing I have read for a very long time.

    June 13, 2009

  • Are they cans of pre-mixed milo I spy? Wow. Once upon a time you could get milo in little fruit-box sort of dealies here, but I don't think they're produced any more.

    June 13, 2009

  • It does have the tendency to sour on your tongue after a while. But that's why you wash it down with milo or juice. Consider it a momentary bliss.

    I am eating it out of the jar right now :D

    June 12, 2009

  • I probably shouldn't get this argument started again, but the other -mites are nothing compared with vegemite. And you have to have it done properly - the vegemite:butter:toast ratio is not something to be attempted haphazardly.

    I don't like promite but it's better than marmite.

    June 12, 2009

  • Well, Aussies like to make sure the job's done right the first time so we don't have to arse about doing it again and again. So, if multi-headed penises is what it takes...

    June 12, 2009

  • As an Antipodean, I feel it necessary to inform you that you're all wrong.

    That is all.

    June 12, 2009

  • Apparently reesetee doesn't like it (see barbecue).

    I don't either, much.

    June 12, 2009

  • My thoughts exactly.

    June 12, 2009

  • Do wombats have baculums?

    June 12, 2009

  • Vodka.

    June 12, 2009

  • Have you actually counted, rt, or is this a rough estimate?

    June 12, 2009

  • Ha!

    June 11, 2009

  • Mine did not survive the Moving House Purge :(

    Neither did the handpuppet, now I think of it.

    June 11, 2009

  • There is a group on facebook called something like "People who have never lived in *insert my hometown here* can never pay it out, but we can say whatever we want".

    So, yeah, I think that's pretty common.

    June 11, 2009

  • Skip:

    1. Haha, thanks!

    2. Er, sorry?

    June 11, 2009

  • I have jam and bread. I need a drink to go with it. Any suggestions?

    June 11, 2009

  • Better get cracking, then.

    June 10, 2009

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