plethora commented on the word byo
Big yellow ostrich.
March 26, 2018
plethora commented on the word Scunthorpe
Who put the ram in the rama-lama-ding-dorp?
March 10, 2018
plethora commented on the word Ugthorpe
I support a thorpe list.
March 9, 2018
plethora commented on the list words-and-phrases-i-picked-up-from-my-mother
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
plethora commented on the word leg-rope
February 21, 2018
And the leg rope expert was arrested for trapping a protected species.
plethora commented on the word mononormative
That's a bit harsh. Successful poly relationships exist.
February 17, 2018
This is an ugly word with an unpleasant mouthfeel.
plethora commented on the word hbty
Hairy-backed ticklish yuppies.
February 15, 2018
Have best 'terpretation yet
Hey beautiful, try yoga.
February 14, 2018
How 'bout that yurt.
plethora commented on the word btvs
Blatantly tampered vocab, shocking.
February 13, 2018
Bilby talks very silly.
plethora commented on the word naus
UK teenage slang: Someone who nauseates you. Used as a generic insult, whether or not nausea is actually involved.
February 8, 2018
plethora commented on the word jammy
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.
plethora commented on the list potential-names-for-my-autobiography
Marsupials are always welcome in my humble abode, especially at Easter.
plethora commented on the word Moscowian
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.
plethora commented on the word unrestrained condiments
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.
plethora commented on the word chubb
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.
plethora commented on the word flizzoms
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).
plethora commented on the user candysu
More environmentally friendly than disposable jizztissues, though.
January 31, 2018
plethora commented on the word g2g
I thought it might be "sweet, 2 giraffes".
plethora commented on the word coffin-ripe
Sounds messy. Will we get gloves?
plethora commented on the word shirtballs
January 28, 2018
plethora commented on the word difficult difficult lemon difficult
As compared to easy peasy lemon squeezy.
January 22, 2018
plethora commented on the word Target
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.
plethora commented on the word zhuzh
I recall having tens of arguments about how to spell this in high school.
January 19, 2018
plethora commented on the word opentyde
This makes me feel somewhat more charitable toward the garter toss thing, for some reason.
January 18, 2018
plethora commented on the word moro reflex
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
plethora commented on the word scuttled-butt
Here we have the beginnings of the water-cooler moment
January 14, 2018
plethora commented on the word sweet mangs
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
plethora commented on the word knifegun
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
plethora commented on the word ambipedal
Alternatively, a pedal that can be used two ways.
Do rude people not wear bowties, bilbutt?
plethora commented on the word jean dimmock
January 10, 2018
plethora commented on the word shitgibbon compound
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
plethora commented on the word pangolin
Well, it's 2018 in about half the world now, Pro.3 hours left for me.
December 31, 2017
December 28, 2017
December 27, 2017
plethora commented on the word insomnia
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
December 25, 2017
plethora commented on the word anagram
I figure you may never see this skipvia, but I still use your Christmas anagrams every year and they always get a laugh.
plethora commented on the word i like to press button which does nothing
Press button is probably how you remove off the craudestoppers.
April 29, 2016
plethora commented on the word blueberry muffin world
A soft, warm, aromatic, cakey world, with bits of the best fruit distributed throughout. Often has a crispy top.
plethora commented on the word Hug an Australian Day
For me, this is every day.
plethora commented on the list glory-glory
I STILL LOVE YOU, YOU LONG-EARED WEIRDO.
April 13, 2016
I'm glad I made this list, because I had forgotten about some of these things.
April 12, 2016
plethora commented on the list australian-films
I recommend, for both viewing and listing, 100 Bloody Acres and The Little Death.
April 9, 2016
plethora commented on the word 42
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
plethora commented on the word luncheon
*still loves this page*
November 5, 2011
plethora commented on the word hagiolatry
Bilby, I take umbrage at the fact that you didn't bracket gobbets of linguistic snickersnack.
November 4, 2011
plethora commented on the word orange you glad I didn't say banana
August 3, 2010
plethora commented on the word it's a hickory daiquiri, Doc
I think of this joke every time I have a daiquiri. And let's be honest, I usually tell it, too.
plethora commented on the list everything-i-hate-about-me
That's all very well, c_b, if you have been in the battles to earn them.
June 9, 2010
plethora commented on the list how-i-met-your-mother--now-a-major-wordnik-list
Haha, nice work Pro :D
June 6, 2010
Love this list.
plethora commented on the list fairy-tales
See link on bearskin :)
plethora commented on the word bearskin
Grimm 101: A story about faith and loyalty.
*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
plethora commented on the word Big ass in Bombay is covered with cat vomit!
Were you looking for big ass in Bombay Is. covered with cat vomit?
June 2, 2010
plethora commented on the list a-bazillion-imaginary-numbers
June 1, 2010
plethora commented on the word geoduck
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
plethora commented on the word hangnail
Just looking at that picture makes my fingers hurt. Ouch.
plethora commented on the user sionnach
I see the italics.
plethora commented on the user plethora
I don't see how it's a contradiction.
Repeated exposure has given me cutie sickness.
plethora commented on the list related-to--hermes
May 26, 2010
plethora commented on the word Chad
plethora commented on the list squiddy
Tumblr has something for everyone. Squid Time!
plethora commented on the user ruzuzu
Vegemite and Skittles?
I will now have no rest until I have tried that.
plethora commented on the word I could do this for hours
See also bubble wrap.
May 24, 2010
plethora commented on the list words-i-cannot-stand
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
plethora commented on the user feedback
Yep, I too am having the white space problem a la reesetee.
May 19, 2010
plethora commented on the word ⚜
remove off the craudestoppers!
I see a swirl above. Interesting...
May 17, 2010
plethora commented on the list things-i-have-drawn-on-my-wall
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
plethora commented on the list excuses--1
Every potential wordie list is an existing wordie list
May 14, 2010
plethora commented on the word marmite
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
plethora commented on the list tunie-and-the-band-played-waltzing-matilda
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.
I get a tingle down my spine and tears in my eyes just reading the lyrics to this song.
plethora commented on the list when-points-of-view-collide
I love the name of this list.
May 7, 2010
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.
plethora commented on the word to table a question
Those covers just take all the fun out of the fruit box experience.
plethora commented on the word frogapplause
What did I miss here?
plethora commented on the list tunie-waltzing-matilda
I think my favourite is "alive".
Just in case you're wondering what it all means.
May 6, 2010
plethora commented on the word tuckerbag
Whose is that jumbuck you've stowed in your tuckerbag?
plethora commented on the list horror-movies-in-which-lab-animals-go-nuts
Well, they don't fly independently, but they do attack when magicked to fly across the room and they do have tendrils.
Ah, and the source for yet another of JK Rowling's ideas reveals itself.
P.S. I want to see that movie.
Does Jurassic Park count?
plethora commented on the word Frankenfish
In which genetically engineered, amphibious, snake-headed fish escape from a shipwreck and terrorise Louisiana.
plethora commented on the word beans beans good for your heart the more you eat the more you fart
Beans, beans, the magical fruit. The more you eat, the more you toot.
April 30, 2010
plethora commented on the word almost Solveig
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*
plethora commented on the word dalek
Jubjub, that is the best dalek moment in the history of Who. I love it.
January 13, 2010
plethora commented on the word woty09
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
plethora commented on the list words-heard-too-often-in-songs
plethora commented on the word late
Oh, Pro. We've all been there.
December 9, 2009
plethora commented on the word Dexter
From Australian game show Perfect Match
plethora commented on the user dontcry
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.
I'm here dc! I had some account problems in the changeover, but it is fixed as of right now! :D
plethora commented on the word sarah
I am fairly sure that Death Cab spells Sarah with an H :)
September 29, 2009
plethora commented on the word astroturf
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
plethora commented on the word burnt toast and a slab of old cheddar
Not much call? It's the single most popular cheese in the world!
September 14, 2009
plethora commented on the list one-person-s-holiday-is-another-s
How about Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbour's Porch Day?
September 11, 2009
plethora commented on the word wordnik
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
plethora commented on the user esperluette
I hope you realise how many Wordies are Erin McKean fangirls/boys. :D
I for one welcome our new Wordnik overlords.*
*I just wanted to be the one to say it.
September 8, 2009
Good luck and good night, Pro.
September 1, 2009
plethora commented on the word single bunk bed
Bed on stilts.
August 30, 2009
plethora commented on the word half-marathon of phony umbrage taking
I prefer a sprint, personally.
August 28, 2009
plethora commented on the list ward-i-m-worried-about-the-beaver
vj, flower, cooch, poon, fanny, fish sandwich, bearded clam.
August 26, 2009
plethora commented on the word xkcd
I see your point.
August 25, 2009
Or you could always use this.
-- Summer Glau
plethora commented on the word penis fencing erected all around the cuntry
I am also interested to know where this one originated.
August 14, 2009
plethora commented on the word little plowshare
August 11, 2009
plethora commented on the list shadowtailed-riverhorse
Oh, I understand the concept. Just not any of the clues.
August 6, 2009
I simply cannot comprehend this list :/
August 5, 2009
plethora commented on the word eyelid staining powder
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.
plethora commented on the word fred
I also think of Durr Fred! Maybe it is a generational thing.
plethora commented on the word bugs
Pro's profile is still giving a 500 error :/
August 2, 2009
plethora commented on the word contraption
I like the tiger print seats. Nice touch.
August 1, 2009
plethora commented on the list •open-list-you-re-invited-to-a-mandatory-picnic
To celebrate, I am hosting a party in the Psychedelicatessen. Everyone's invited, but it's not mandatory.
July 30, 2009
plethora commented on the word mozzers
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!
plethora commented on the list personstrionics
I just remembered how much I love this list.
plethora commented on the user gangerh
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.
plethora commented on the word dead-butt serious
I fear it would be mistaken for "dead, but serious".
plethora commented on the word izbjeglica
Seems to me to be the sound you make when you get your tongue caught on your braces while eating.
It happens. Trust me.
plethora commented on the word go sarah go
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.
plethora commented on the word doggage
July 25, 2009
plethora commented on the list 50-ways-to-leave-your-lover
July 23, 2009
plethora commented on the word sangers
Going around the circle at lunch time in year 4:
"Peanut butter sanger."
"Fritz sanger, with sauce."
July 22, 2009
plethora commented on the word currant
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
I miss picking blackcurrants in summer.
July 21, 2009
plethora commented on the word mr leopold bloom ate with relish the inner organs of beasts and fowls.
C_b, that made my day.
July 17, 2009
plethora commented on the word marsupial
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
plethora commented on the list monsieur-prolagus-s-holiday
♩ How do you solve a problem like Mariiiiaaaa?? ♩
What? Whaddya mean, wrong song?
July 15, 2009
plethora commented on the word quelquefois
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.
plethora commented on the list burnt-umbrage
If you're a little bit bored, perhaps some hohumbrage?
July 13, 2009
plethora commented on the user brianna102
Well, there's spam, egg, sausage and spam; that's not got much spam in it.
July 11, 2009
plethora commented on the word hot the bottle
Like so much in life.
July 10, 2009
Oh, and head cheese.
Why is it always cheese??
I should not have clicked on this page.
Hey, someone had to say it.
plethora commented on the word wow
*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
plethora commented on the word marilyn manson finger puppet
July 6, 2009
plethora commented on the list good--2
When a mummy and a daddy love each other very much...
July 4, 2009
See deleting comments.
plethora commented on the word anchored in sot's bay
It's possible. Six degrees of separation and all that.
July 3, 2009
plethora commented on the list eggcorns
plethora commented on the word bated breath
crypto, if you had clicked on the link, you would see that noone is suggesting baited breath is correct.
plethora commented on the word ritual sacrifice
Wieners to the left of me, ketchup to the right. Here I am...
June 30, 2009
plethora commented on the list the-pain-of-texting
This list is clearly an argument for predictive text.
June 28, 2009
plethora commented on the word yes, windsor knot!
This was me, a couple of weeks ago, teaching myelf to tie my tie from a video on the internet.
June 27, 2009
plethora commented on the list the-teen-years
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?
As a teenager, I kind of resent this list...
June 26, 2009
plethora commented on the word hezbollah-like
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?
plethora commented on the word bristol stool scale
An excellent use of the scale.
Hey dc! Look over here!
*flings cream pie*
plethora commented on the word open-list
I see indents too.
Edit: In Explorer I see boxes.
June 23, 2009
plethora commented on the word quotation marks
Meh, I mix and match, depending on context.
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?
plethora commented on the list quotable-puppets
My favourite is:
"Hey, they weren't half bad!"
"Nope, they were all bad!"
June 21, 2009
plethora commented on the word preggo
"Third test today, Mama Bear. Your eggo is preggo, no doubt about it."
-- Shop keeper, Juno
plethora commented on the user wordlover42
Oh Dara, I knew you would google yourself and wind up here eventually.
June 20, 2009
plethora commented on the word urodynamics
June 16, 2009
plethora commented on the word matrices
WeetBix are an abomination.
plethora commented on the word nether petals
What on Earth did you search to find that picture, bilby?
June 14, 2009
plethora commented on the word no vegemite or marmite, promise
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.
That is simultaenously the most disturbing and hilarious thing I have read for a very long time.
June 13, 2009
plethora commented on the word milo
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.
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.
plethora commented on the word plush wombat bedtime toy
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...
plethora commented on the word barbecue
As an Antipodean, I feel it necessary to inform you that you're all wrong.
That is all.
plethora commented on the word bone food
Apparently reesetee doesn't like it (see barbecue).
I don't either, much.
plethora commented on the word you can borrow all 5,485 of my books
My thoughts exactly.
Do wombats have baculums?
plethora commented on the word the pen is on the table
Have you actually counted, rt, or is this a rough estimate?
plethora commented on the word if you're nice to me, i'll show you my emmy
June 11, 2009
Mine did not survive the Moving House Purge :(
Neither did the handpuppet, now I think of it.
plethora commented on the word you can visit washington dc if you want, that stinking rat-hole
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.
plethora commented on the word poetry in motion
1. Haha, thanks!
2. Er, sorry?
plethora commented on the word fah
I have jam and bread. I need a drink to go with it. Any suggestions?
plethora commented on the user Prolagus
Better get cracking, then.
June 10, 2009
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