quotato commented on the word bibliotaph
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
quotato commented on the user ruzuzu
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
quotato commented on the word epigone
The "singer" Taylor Swift is a epigone of Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks...
February 22, 2010
quotato commented on the word tranbleman
The above word translates to earthquake
January 25, 2010
quotato commented on the word mancession
Is entering a word on wordnik considered to be work? :*)
January 9, 2010
quotato commented on the word I miss wordie
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
quotato commented on the list unique-words-and-acronyms-used-in-the-vietnam-war
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 mydad."
quotato commented on the word DEROS
DEROS, Date Eligible for Return From Overseas
December 28, 2009
quotato commented on the word REMF
In Vietnam REMF was an acronym for Rear Echelon Mother Fu_ker
quotato commented on the word bookworm
The early bird catches the worm and the bookworm catches the owl. "Quotato"
quotato commented on the list musican-jamming-jargon
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
quotato commented on the word concupiscence
concupiscene is a sophisticated word for lust
October 21, 2009
quotato commented on the word cephalization
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
quotato commented on the word superfetation
Baby, oh baby!
September 27, 2009
quotato commented on the word intendance
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
quotato commented on the list guitar-performance-terms
Without persuasiveness all guitar performances fail.
August 23, 2009
quotato commented on the list words-that-mean-lazy
You must be a lollygagger if you have time to enter words like lollygag on wordie...
July 30, 2009
quotato commented on the word antipode
Is the antipode to the antipode called a "pode"?
July 23, 2009
quotato commented on the word penultimate
He who laughs last does not laugh penultimately.
June 24, 2009
quotato commented on the word deus ex machina
When World War Two ended with Atomic Bombs, those Atomic Bombs were the ultimate Deus ex machina...
June 21, 2009
quotato commented on the word peripatetic
Modern peripatetic:a person who surfs from webpage to webpage
May 2, 2009
quotato commented on the word diigo
as in http://diigo.com
March 27, 2009
quotato commented on the word desecrate
Is it possible to desecrate the word desecrate?
December 29, 2008
quotato commented on the word famine
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."sponsorBut 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
quotato commented on the word cryptomnesia
Mary had a big black sheepHis fleece was black as coalLooks like I fleeced somebody's poem...
December 12, 2008
quotato commented on the word pipe dream
The only pipe dream that ever worked is when a plumber got a job.
December 3, 2008
quotato commented on the word dulcet
What a sweet melodious word dulcet is...
November 27, 2008
quotato commented on the user chained_bear
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
quotato commented on the word lacunae
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
quotato commented on the word divination
successful conjecture by unusual insight or good luck, conversely; good insight or unusual luck...
July 22, 2008
quotato commented on the word teetotalism
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
quotato commented on the word senescence
Young pop stars never die---they just fake away
June 30, 2008
quotato commented on the word subjunctive
I am really getting tired of discovering new words that keep popping up out of nowhere...
June 13, 2008
quotato commented on the word discomfiture
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
quotato commented on the word misspeak
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
quotato commented on the word flagitious
Latin meaning of flagitious= To incite to lewdness
March 18, 2008
quotato commented on the list dictionary-com-word-of-the-day
insolence was Yahoo word of the day for 15Feb2008
February 16, 2008
quotato commented on the word vertiginous
Looking at that word vertiginous is making me dizzy.
February 14, 2008
quotato commented on the word gormless
A place where everyone is happy: a gormitory
January 17, 2008
quotato commented on the list i-must-emancipate-these-words-from-my-brain-i-m-goin-crazy
Me to. I am vexed by the word vexed:*)
quotato commented on the word cohort
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
quotato commented on the word hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia
Add another wicked wordie to the hexakosioihexekontahexaphobialist
January 2, 2008
quotato commented on the word decorum
In accordance with its etymology, is thatwhich 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.
quotato commented on the word vade mecum
Latin "Go With Me"---a pocket handbook=vade mecum
December 7, 2007
quotato commented on the word chastisement
Are too many words a form of chastisement?
November 28, 2007
quotato commented on the word triptych
November 15, 2007
quotato commented on the word avulsed
to pull off or tear away forcibly: to avulse a ligament.
October 20, 2007
quotato commented on the word clunky
awkwardly heavy or clumsy: clunky software applications; clunky client-server.
September 29, 2007
quotato commented on the word inefficacious
inefficacious on National Public radio today (thursday, 20 September 2007).
September 20, 2007
quotato commented on the word supernal
supernal very lofty word
August 31, 2007
quotato commented on the word insufferable
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
quotato commented on the word matutinal
MATUTINAL, pertaining to the morning, early. (L.) Matutinalis in Blount's Gloss., ed. 1674 ; mainline in Kersey, ed. 1715.—Lat. matutinalis, belonging to the morning ; formed with suffix -alisfrom matiitin-us, belonging to the morning ; see further underMatins.
July 29, 2007
quotato commented on the word coruscate
quotato commented on the word vitriolic
"a sulfurous denunciation"; "a vitriolic critique"
July 24, 2007
quotato commented on the word counterfactual
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
quotato commented on the word flivver
Henry Ford was called "The Flivver King"....
June 11, 2007
quotato commented on the list bombs-away
A bombH bomb
June 10, 2007
quotato commented on the word travesty
Travesty of justice
quotato commented on the word serrefine
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
quotato commented on the word white hot
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
quotato commented on the word instant classic
Could this be High School Musical and it's soon to be released sequel?
May 18, 2007
quotato commented on the word noctilucent
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
quotato commented on the word upsurge
There has been an upsurge in the use of the word surge.
April 8, 2007
quotato commented on the word phat
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
quotato commented on the word aplomb
"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
quotato commented on the word apophthegm
March 3, 2007
quotato commented on the word uneducated
The more I feel uneducated
March 1, 2007
quotato commented on the word perchance
or, at least I shall dream about it.
quotato commented on the word spectrograph
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
quotato commented on the word apropos
and, what is that last letter s for?
February 11, 2007
quotato commented on the word milquetoast
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
quotato commented on the word moil
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
quotato commented on the word transmittendum
TRANSMITTENDUM, _pl._ TRANSMITTENDA or TRANSMITTENDUMS. Anythingtransmitted, or handed down from one to another.Students, on withdrawing from college, often leave in the roomwhich 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 bestmathematical scholar in each class.--_MS. note in Cat. Med. Fac.Soc._, 1833, p. 16.
January 23, 2007
quotato commented on the word hype
I'm just trying to hype the word hype.
January 21, 2007
quotato commented on the word distribution
10. the marketing, transporting, merchandising, and selling of any item.
January 18, 2007
quotato commented on the word locktender
boy oh boy, I wish I could find a job like that... :*)
January 12, 2007
quotato commented on the word panoply
"It’s an impressive panoply of moonbat leftist self-loathing, exemplified by Republican political leaders holding hands with the Devil...."
quotato commented on the user gutch
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.
quotato commented on the word sagacity
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
quotato commented on the word mnemosyne
Ahhhh! I must remember this word.
December 9, 2006
quotato commented on the word wordie
Could wordie be virtual vebosity? Who cares---I still like it.
December 8, 2006
quotato commented on the word schadenfreude
The next time I see someone fall on the ice I am going to help them up.
December 7, 2006
quotato commented on the word quotidian
Oh no! My wordie name is quotato---sounds like word quotidian
December 5, 2006
quotato commented on the list beautiful-music
The bottom line is basso profundo
quotato commented on the word xenolalia
I get it. Sort of like I am running a computer and REALLY have not learnt the computer programming language
December 4, 2006
quotato commented on the word blurb
sounds like suburb, or worse yet, sub-blurb
December 3, 2006
quotato commented on the word nisus
an effort or striving toward a particular goal or attainment; impulse.
December 2, 2006
quotato commented on the user kaichi
We are all drowning in a bowl of alphabet soup. Yet, what a way to go....
November 30, 2006
quotato commented on the word actually
The word "actually", an adverb, is spoken both publically, and in private conversations, like a skipping CD.
quotato commented on the user quotato
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
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