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quotato has looked up 41 words, created 44 lists, listed 447 words, written 88 comments, added 3 tags, and loved 7 words.

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  • Yes, what a waste of a book. Yet, sometimes we have to lock our books up in a storage bin because we can't walk on the floor anymore...:*)

    February 24, 2010

  • thx for NASA list add. I wonder how many specialized words that NASA uses today will be used 1000 years from now? :*)

    February 23, 2010

  • The "singer" Taylor Swift is a epigone of Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks...

    February 22, 2010

  • The above word translates to earthquake

    January 25, 2010

  • Is entering a word on wordnik considered to be work? :*)

    January 9, 2010

  • Wordnik reminds me of the retro word beatnik. Old 1950's and early 1960's poets and activists being intellectual in the pre-Starbucks era. Wordie had more of humorous 21st Century intellectual self deprecating feeling about it.

    January 5, 2010

  • Yes (me too too), when I first saw that wordie became wordnik I wanted to quit logging in. At first my password did not work, and I put the browser bookmark into the dead site office. Then I got a new password and I am back. Kinda reminds me of when Coke a Cola got rid of the classic taste and then went back to the original formula....

    January 3, 2010

  • A cherry was a newly arrived replacement troop in Vietnam who was seen by seasoned troops as a virgin.

    December 30, 2009

  • Used by Vietnamese, picked up by the Veterans of the Vietnam War. Means "a lot of" or "many." derived from the French word "beaucoup" meaning 'much.'
    We've got buku charlies just on the other side of hill 445.

    December 29, 2009

  • Many people have thought that this is a song about drugs (as is the case with many other songs by Alice In Chains), but guitarist Jerry Cantrell, who wrote the song, has said that "Rooster" is about his father, whose nickname was "Rooster" when he served in Vietnam. In the liner notes for the "Music Bank" box set, Jerry Cantrell says "Rooster was my
    dad."

    December 29, 2009

  • DEROS, Date Eligible for Return From Overseas

    December 28, 2009

  • In Vietnam REMF was an acronym for Rear Echelon Mother Fu_ker

    December 28, 2009

  • The early bird catches the worm and the bookworm catches the owl. "Quotato"

    December 28, 2009

  • The phrase "in the pocket" is used to describe something or someone playing in such a way that the groove is very solid and with a great feel. When a drummer keeps a good metronomic pulse, often referred to as keeping time, and makes the groove feel really good, and maintains this feel for an extended period of time, never wavering, this is often referred to as a deep pocket.

    November 9, 2009

  • concupiscene is a sophisticated word for lust

    October 21, 2009

  • 1864, coined by U.S. zoologist James D. Dana (1813-1895) from Gk. kephale "head" on model of specialization, etc.

    It is harder to keep your head together when it keeps enlarging....

    October 8, 2009

  • Baby, oh baby!

    September 27, 2009

  • superintendence; supervision.

    Now I get the meaning behind superintendence or superintendent...

    Hey, we all make spelling errors now and than...could "intendance" be the dance employees do when the superintendent is not around?

    September 3, 2009

  • Without persuasiveness all guitar performances fail.

    August 23, 2009

  • You must be a lollygagger if you have time to enter words like lollygag on wordie...

    July 30, 2009

  • Is the antipode to the antipode called a "pode"?

    July 23, 2009

  • He who laughs last does not laugh penultimately.

    June 24, 2009

  • When World War Two ended with Atomic Bombs, those Atomic Bombs were the ultimate Deus ex machina...

    June 21, 2009

  • Modern peripatetic:

    a person who surfs from webpage to webpage

    May 2, 2009

  • as in http://diigo.com

    March 27, 2009

  • Is it possible to desecrate the word desecrate?



    December 29, 2008

  • DENVER -- A longtime mall Santa said he was shocked and saddened to hear kid's Christmas wishes included food for their family instead of toys.

    Rich Lopez has been playing Santa in Boulder for eight years.

    He told Denver TV station KMGH that he loves that job because he enjoys listening to kids talk about their Christmas wish list.

    "I'll get requests from girls for Barbie dolls or play sets," Lopez said. "Boys ask for Power Rangers or games."
    sponsor

    But he said several recent requests nearly brought tears to his eyes.

    "This year, for the first time, I had several kids ask for food. Food for their grandparents, food for their family," he said. "It just broke my heart."

    Aside his side Santa job, Lopez is chairman of the board of directors at The Denver Foundation, a community group dedicated to improving life in Denver through philanthropy and leadership.

    He asked the foundation to help. It responded, creating a to help replenish shelves at area food pantries.

    "The shelves are bare here," said Jeff Hirota, the foundation's vice president of programs. "The money and the food go out faster than we can keep up with it. It's just going to get harder through the winter."

    Hirota said The Denver Foundation wants to raise $500,000 to help combat hunger.

    "We're going to send that aid directly to front line and get it out to the most vulnerable in our community as fast as we can," Hirota said.

    Jon Holmer, of the Metro CareRing food shelf, said need has skyrocketed.

    "It's been through the roof in terms of increase. We've been seeing an increase since last February and March," said Holmer.

    December 19, 2008

  • Mary had a big black sheep
    His fleece was black as coal

    Looks like I fleeced somebody's poem...

    December 12, 2008

  • The only pipe dream that ever worked is when a plumber got a job.

    December 3, 2008

  • What a sweet melodious word dulcet is...

    November 27, 2008

  • A paper page dictionary has more than 15,000 words, and, it does not even need an electric plug to keep it charged up.

    Of course, a human being does need to use muscular power to open its pages too view it's many many words...

    I must admit...my mind shall never remember every word in that Great Book.

    October 11, 2008

  • The media behemoth slouching after the senator is scouring his every word, expression, bead of sweat, basketball shot and accessory — are those hiking boots too Bremer? Are the sunglasses too rapper? Will he leave enough time for his glittery groupie, Carla Bruni? — for hints of imperfection that would foretell lacunae in presidential judgment.

    July 24, 2008

  • successful conjecture by unusual insight or good luck, conversely; good insight or unusual luck...

    July 22, 2008

  • Nephalism, temperance, abstinence and restraint are synonyms for teetotalism. Abstinence and restraint have other, sometimes sexual connotations.

    Numerous idioms and slang terms imply abstinence from alcohol. Common American terms includes "on the wagon," which frequently means those who have had a problem with alcohol, as well as the terms "dry" and "sober." "Straight-edge" is one of the newer idioms for abstaining from alcohol and other intoxicants.

    July 3, 2008

  • Young pop stars never die---they just fake away

    June 30, 2008

  • I am really getting tired of discovering new words that keep popping up out of nowhere...

    June 13, 2008

  • discomfit used to used as "to be defeated"

    c.1225, from O.Fr. desconfit, pp. of desconfire "to defeat, destroy," from des- "not" + confire "make, prepare, accomplish." Weaker sense of "disconcert" is first recorded 1530 in Eng., probably by confusion with discomfort (q.v.).

    March 29, 2008

  • The word "misspeak" has a long and varied history, says John Simpson, chief editor of the Oxford English Dictionary.

    "It goes back to the Old English period before the Norman Conquest to mean to murmur or grumble.

    "But it's got quite a wide sense of meanings, to speak insultingly or improperly or to speak disparagingly or disrespectfully or to speak evil of. Then in the mid to late Middle Ages, it was to pronounce incorrectly."

    March 27, 2008

  • Latin meaning of flagitious= To incite to lewdness

    March 18, 2008

  • insolence was Yahoo word of the day for 15Feb2008

    February 16, 2008

  • Looking at that word vertiginous is making me dizzy.

    February 14, 2008

  • A place where everyone is happy: a gormitory

    January 17, 2008

  • Me to. I am vexed by the word vexed:*)

    January 17, 2008

  • A legion of Wordies marching through the dictionary.

    1422, from L. cohortem, acc. of cohors "enclosure," meaning extended to "infantry company" in Roman army (a tenth part of a legion) through notion of "enclosed group, retinue," from com- "with" + root akin to hortus "garden," from PIE *ghr-ti-, from base *gher- "to grasp, enclose" (see yard (1)). Sense of "accomplice" is first recorded 1952, Amer.Eng.

    January 6, 2008

  • Add another wicked wordie to the hexakosioihexekontahexaphobialist

    January 2, 2008

  • In accordance with its etymology, is that
    which is becoming in outward act or appearance;
    as,the decorum of a public assembly. Dignity springs from an inward elevation of soul producing a corresponding effect on the manners; as, dignity of personal appearance.

    January 2, 2008

  • Latin "Go With Me"---a pocket handbook=vade mecum

    December 7, 2007

  • Are too many words a form of chastisement?

    November 28, 2007

  • word
    word
    word

    November 15, 2007

  • to pull off or tear away forcibly: to avulse a ligament.

    October 20, 2007

  • awkwardly heavy or clumsy: clunky software applications; clunky client-server.

    September 29, 2007

  • inefficacious on National Public radio today (thursday, 20 September 2007).

    September 20, 2007

  • supernal very lofty word

    August 31, 2007

  • THERE’S nothing wrong with self-pity. As a spur to songwriting, it’s right up there with lust, anger and greed, and probably better than the remaining deadly sins. There’s nothing wrong, either, with striving for musical grandeur, using every bit of skill and studio illusion to create a sound large enough to get lost in. Male sensitivity, a quality that’s under siege in a pop culture full of unrepentant bullying and machismo, shouldn’t be dismissed out of hand, no matter how risible it can be in practice. And building a sound on the lessons of past bands is virtually unavoidable.

    But put them all together and they add up to Coldplay, the most insufferable band of the decade.

    August 11, 2007

  • MATUTINAL, pertaining to the morning, early. (L.) Matutinal
    is in Blount's Gloss., ed. 1674 ; mainline in Kersey, ed. 1715.—
    Lat. matutinalis, belonging to the morning ; formed with suffix -alis
    from matiitin-us, belonging to the morning ; see further under
    Matins.

    July 29, 2007

  • July 29, 2007

  • "a sulfurous denunciation"; "a vitriolic critique"

    July 24, 2007

  • Running contrary to the facts: "Cold war historiography vividly illustrates how the selection of the counterfactual question to be asked generally anticipates the desired answer" (Timothy Garton Ash)

    July 1, 2007

  • Henry Ford was called "The Flivver King"....

    June 11, 2007

  • A bomb
    H bomb

    June 10, 2007

  • Travesty of justice

    June 10, 2007

  • WASHINGTON — The winner of the spelling bee sounded as if he'd rather be at a math Olympiad. Thirteen-year-old Evan O'Dorney of Danville, Calif., breezed through the Scripps National Spelling Bee with barely a hitch Thursday night, taking the title, the trophy and the prizes in a competition that he confessed really wasn't his favorite.

    The home-schooled eighth-grader easily aced "serrefine" _ a noun describing small forceps _ to become the last youngster standing at the 80th annual bee

    June 1, 2007

  • Disc 1: The 1944 VPO Eroica is an incredibly white-hot reading - quite simply one of the greatest ... Symphony 9: Berlin Philharmonic, 22-24 March 1942. ...
    www.amazon.com/Furtwangler-Conducts-Beethoven-symphonies-Leonore/dp/B00001W09Z

    May 25, 2007

  • Could this be High School Musical and it's soon to be released sequel?

    May 18, 2007

  • NIGHT-SHINING CLOUDS: NASA's AIM spacecraft left Earth Wednesday on a two-year mission to study mysterious noctilucent (night-shining) clouds. Hovering at the edge of space, these clouds were first noticed in the 19th century; they are remarkable for their electric-blue color and sharp, wavy ripples. In recent years noctilucent clouds have been growing brighter and spreading. What causes them? Theories range from space dust to global warming. For the next two years, AIM will scrutinize the clouds from Earth orbit to learn what they may be telling us about our planet.

    April 26, 2007

  • There has been an upsurge in the use of the word surge.

    April 8, 2007

  • I always hear the word phat used when the synth gets real low and fat sounding. Ya all remember that Moog Synth. They have a new board out now called "Little Phatty"

    March 18, 2007

  • "They were the only local act to regularly perform two nights a month there when Boston wasn't on tour -- and the principal draw was Brad, who sang John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison songs with equal aplomb and never turned away an autograph-seeker afterward."

    March 11, 2007

  • apothegm

    March 3, 2007

  • The more I feel uneducated

    March 1, 2007

  • or, at least I shall dream about it.

    March 1, 2007

  • In the new studies, Spitzer's spectrograph, which measures infrared light at a range of wavelengths, stared at the two transiting planets as they orbited their stars. This allowed the astronomers to subtract the spectra of the stars from the spectra of the planets plus their stars to obtain spectra of the planets alone.

    February 22, 2007

  • and, what is that last letter s for?

    February 11, 2007

  • Casper first appeared in a cartoon entitled (appropriately enough) The Friendly Ghost, based on an unpublished story written by Seymour V. Reit

    February 3, 2007

  • http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/moil says that moil was their word of the day on that most infamous day. When you read the meaning of this word it speaks for itself.

    February 1, 2007

  • TRANSMITTENDUM, _pl._ TRANSMITTENDA or TRANSMITTENDUMS. Anything
    transmitted, or handed down from one to another.

    Students, on withdrawing from college, often leave in the room
    which they last occupied, pictures, looking-glasses, chairs, &c.,
    there to remain, and to be handed down to the latest posterity.
    Articles thus left are called _transmittenda_.

    The Great Mathematical Slate was a _transmittendum_ to the best
    mathematical scholar in each class.--_MS. note in Cat. Med. Fac.
    Soc._, 1833, p. 16.

    January 23, 2007

  • I'm just trying to hype the word hype.

    January 21, 2007

  • 10. the marketing, transporting, merchandising, and selling of any item.

    January 18, 2007

  • boy oh boy, I wish I could find a job like that... :*)

    January 12, 2007

  • "It’s an impressive panoply of moonbat leftist self-loathing, exemplified by Republican political leaders holding hands with the Devil...."

    January 12, 2007

  • Congrats on being the first person to list the word incunabulumon wordie.org. The first use of this word is one of the meanings of the word.

    January 12, 2007

  • Gates’ lack of news or sagacity was doubly troubling for the elaborate protocol required to get in, including making people sit in the auditorium 90 minutes ahead of the speech – without so much as wireless connectivity so they could make use of the time

    January 9, 2007

  • Ahhhh! I must remember this word.

    December 9, 2006

  • Could wordie be virtual vebosity? Who cares---I still like it.

    December 8, 2006

  • The next time I see someone fall on the ice I am going to help them up.

    December 7, 2006

  • Oh no! My wordie name is quotato---sounds like word quotidian

    December 5, 2006

  • The bottom line is basso profundo

    December 5, 2006

  • I get it. Sort of like I am running a computer and REALLY have not learnt the computer programming language

    December 4, 2006

  • sounds like suburb, or worse yet, sub-blurb

    December 3, 2006

  • an effort or striving toward a particular goal or attainment; impulse.

    December 2, 2006

  • We are all drowning in a bowl of alphabet soup. Yet, what a way to go....

    November 30, 2006

  • The word "actually", an adverb, is spoken both publically, and in private conversations, like a skipping CD.

    November 30, 2006

  • Definition


    Onomatopoeia is the use of a word that denotes a


    * sound suggested by the phonetic quality of the word, or
    * thing that produces such a sound.

    Examples (English)


    * gong
    * crackle
    * twitter

    November 30, 2006

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  • I like your list. If Star Trek is any indicator of the future, I'd say the words Enterprise and Voyager will still be around.

    February 23, 2010

  • Quotato! Welcome back. If you are back.

    December 29, 2008

  • Quotato! Where have you been, person with one of the best Wordie usernames ever?!

    July 22, 2008

  • Funny, billifer--I always envisioned it as quoting Hamlet.... ;->

    August 29, 2007

  • I simply adore your username. So portmanteau, semi-onomatopoeiac, and illusory all in one succinct word: I envision a half-pound Idaho baker spouting Shakespearian soliloquy -- King Lear, perhaps -- while awaiting its fate in the microwave.

    August 29, 2007

  • I like your name.

    August 11, 2007

  • "appoggiatura"!!!

    This is a beautiful word. I like it. I may have to steal it. ;P

    --Kaichi

    December 1, 2006

  • Definition


    Onomatopoeia is the use of a word that denotes a


    * sound suggested by the phonetic quality of the word, or
    * thing that produces such a sound.

    Examples (English)


    * gong
    * crackle
    * twitter

    November 30, 2006