reesetee commented on the word madeupical
ruzuzu! You adopted madeupical! Bless you!
*returns to the great beyond*
January 21, 2016
reesetee commented on the word fountain pen day
In 2015, it falls on the same day as Saxophone Day.
November 6, 2015
reesetee commented on the word myths and legends day
Day 4 of cephalopod awareness days.
October 9, 2015
reesetee commented on the word nautilus night
Day 2 of cephalopod awareness days.
reesetee commented on the word Cephalopod Awareness Days
Annually, Oct 8 - 12.
reesetee commented on the word world octopus day
Day 1 of cephalopod awareness days.
reesetee commented on the word cuttlefish day
Actually Squid Day/Cuttlefish Day, but Wordnik won't let me slash. Day 3 of cephalopod awareness days.
reesetee commented on the word squid day
reesetee commented on the user reesetee
Wow, I still see people I know here! Although it took me about five minutes to figure out where to write this comment....
October 2, 2015
reesetee commented on the list the-eyes-have-it
Sure, thanks! (And sorry for the delay!)
September 1, 2014
reesetee commented on the list the-kindest-cut
Thanks, r! Added.
May 15, 2014
reesetee commented on the word go-away-bird
Corythaixoides, a genus of bird in the turaco family (Musophagidae).
May 9, 2014
reesetee commented on the word condo scam month
According to AARP.
reesetee commented on the list worse-than-they-sound
Wow, that does sound...uh...worse.
May 4, 2014
reesetee commented on the list not-quite-as-awful-as-they-sound
April 24, 2014
Or my teeth should come with reinforcement!
April 16, 2014
*takes fuflun with grape riffles*
Yum! *cracks tooth on grape riffle*
Ouch. They get me every time.
*grabs fuflun; stuffs in mouth*
Oh, sorry; did you want some?
April 10, 2014
reesetee commented on the list the-several-stages-of-wordie-addiction
Ooh, those are good! ;-)
March 31, 2014
reesetee commented on the list okra
Now this--*this* is a Wordie list.
reesetee commented on the list air-raid-precautions-1939-1945
Oh, and ru, those aren't the gas vans they're referring to in these cards. They were meant for protection from gas attacks. I found the description written on that particular card (although not the image): "MOBILE GAS VANS. Home Office mobile gas vans, two of which are illustrated, are used for the testing of respirators and for the purpose of training men and women under the conditions of an actual gas attack. The vans are so built that a gas cloud can be put up in the body of the van; the white canopies at the back are airlocks to prevent the escape of the gas when the door of the van itself is opened. The picture shows a group undergoing training at Hendon Police College; the respirator in use is the Service type, which is described on Card No. 31. (No.38)"
I wish you all could see the cigarette cards themselves--I think the link I posted long ago is broken, but I'll try to find them again. Rubber clothing indeed. =:-O
reesetee commented on the list the-measure-of-man
Thanks, ry! Great suggestions. :-)
reesetee commented on the list it-has-a-name
Both added. :-)
Good one! (And sorry it took me this long to reply!)
reesetee commented on the list it-s-wet-and-it-s-land-wetlands
December 5, 2013
reesetee commented on the word fool hen
Nickname for the Spruce Grouse. When approached by a predator, it relies on camouflage and stillness to stay hidden, often allowing people to approach within a few feet before exploding into flight. The behavior earned it the nickname "fool hen." Clearly, it's not the fool in that particular situation. ;-)
November 30, 2013
Somehow not surprised. Thanks, bilby--hope you've been well!
October 30, 2013
I *think* that's already listed, g, but I can't tell because my list won't show entirely. :-\ Thanks, though!
October 28, 2013
Thanks, glypheme! You're correct on both counts!
October 20, 2013
reesetee commented on the list phrases-ive-heard
Thanks, bilby, for promoting my list. :-)
September 2, 2013
reesetee commented on the list just-cause-i-like-em-p
Hi claire1215--thanks! I have no idea why, but it looks as though postprandial, one of my all-time favorites, is not on this list! Fixing that in a second. And preantepenultimate is definitely a "p" category in my book. :-)
July 21, 2013
reesetee commented on the word zenzicube
In mathematics, the square of a cube.
April 22, 2013
And then there's zenzicube. Thanks, retorick--will add both.
reesetee commented on the list one-person-s-holiday-is-another-s
March 20, 2013
reesetee commented on the list klezmer
I'm glad you like the clarinet.
February 26, 2013
Added. Thanks, fbharjo!
February 10, 2013
Added! Or should I say, "Aaded!"?
February 6, 2013
reesetee commented on the list fun-with-apocopes
Ooh, that's a great one. Thanks, bilby!
February 5, 2013
Thanks! It was fun to create.
January 30, 2013
Good one, thanks!
Added. Thanks, ruzuzu!
reesetee commented on the word monkey slug caterpillar
I think it's darn cute.
January 27, 2013
reesetee commented on the list trees
How'd I miss that one? Thanks, fbh!
January 7, 2013
reesetee commented on the word xiquipile
In Guatemala, 16th century, a unit of dry capacity used for cacao beans. It equals 8,000 beans, about 1/6 fanega. It takes its name from the leather sack used to hold the beans.
October 25, 2012
reesetee commented on the word celebratory iroquoisyness
See ruzuzu's fine list, Ruination Day.
October 21, 2012
Indeed she was. Slightly older than I am. :-)
reesetee commented on the list gesundheit
Ooh, good one! Thanks, chrissykp!
September 22, 2012
No, thank you. Arrr. (It's International Talk Like a Pirate Day.)
September 20, 2012
reesetee commented on the word slender snipe eel
My guess is that you've already earned an honorary degree in Wordnik Studies.
September 15, 2012
reesetee commented on the word has a good memory for others' lists
Just for you, ruzuzu.
Thanks, r! Nope, no clue what the word was. I didn't even realize I was that close!
September 14, 2012
reesetee commented on the list winged-jewels
Thanks, kalayzich; I've added it. I'm still working on this list, so some names are not yet here.
September 2, 2012
reesetee commented on the word frummagemmed
Choked, strangled, suffocated, or hanged. From Grose's 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue.
August 30, 2012
reesetee commented on the word brinicle
A brine icicle formed beneath sea ice when a flow of extremely cold, saline water is introduced to an area of ocean water. From brine + icicle.
reesetee commented on the word scurryfunge
reesetee commented on the word scurrifunging
Newfoundland dialect: a brisk and thorough cleaning. Derived from a "jocular formation" according to WWFTD (cf. scurryfunge).
reesetee commented on the word hangashore
Newfoundland dialect: a lazy person (e.g., a fisherman who doesn't fish).
reesetee commented on the word elbedritsch
Pennsylvania German (cf. snipe hunt): an imaginary creature which, as a practical joke, a greenhorn is sent to hunt or capture. From the Dictionary of American Regional English.
reesetee commented on the word gnatho
Also, according to WWFTD, "a person resembling the Gnatho of Terence; a parasite, sycophant."
reesetee commented on the word whoopensocker
Regional U.S. dialect describing something extraordinary of its kind, especially a large or strong drink.
reesetee commented on the word blurfled
Nonce word meaning "intoxicated."
"’I know a place where we can get some alcohol,’ she
said. ‘Let’s go there; then we can really get blurfled.’
‘No,’ he said. ‘I’m blurfled enough now.’"
- Philip K. Dick, Our Friends from Frolix 8 (1970)
Come to think of it, that's another list idea....
reesetee commented on the list flights-of-fancy
Hi, Bonvivant. Darkwing and Rockin' Robin are already on this list, so no worries. I'll add Little Red Rooster if you'll post your comment on the word page for it. :-)
Kalayzich: Do you mean Kehaar (Watership Down)? If so, it's on the list. I'll add the Harry Potter birds as well. The two Potters that I know have actual names are Hawkes (phoenix) and Hermes. If you can think of any others, let me know. Thanks!
reesetee commented on the list names-for-the-third-stomach-of-a-ruminant
At least it's not shortened to "Names for the Third Stomach of a Ruzu..." ;->
Hi goodkitten. Hmm...don't know about ackee. If it's poisonous, wouldn't it be just as bad as it sounds? :-)
reesetee commented on the list zing-went-the-strings
Hi, kalayzich. Thanks. There are several variants for many of the words on this list, for rather obvious reasons. I've added qin as one of them.
Sorry, ru--didn't mean for you to feel as though you were talking to yourself. I'm adding your addiction to the list to give it that special Latvian flair. The joke may be on you, but at least we can read about it. ;-)
reesetee commented on the list smith-is-the-name
reesetee commented on the list oddest-book-title-of-the-year
Thanks, marky--it's still growing!
reesetee commented on the list name-suggestions-for-ultra-compact-cars
Good idea, bilby--I'll have to work on that. (Sorry for this extremely late response.)
reesetee commented on the list rare-books
Thanks for the interesting article, ruzuzu--and sorry for the late reply!
reesetee commented on the word cooking with poo
To be fair: “Poo” is Thai for “crab” and is chef Diwong’s nickname.
June 20, 2012
reesetee commented on the list old-western-slang
May 23, 2012
reesetee commented on the list we-re-a-band
Not likely. I'm pretty sure u. is now happily married. :-)
Happy World Turtle Day! (Thanks, sionnach.)
Thanks to Prolagus for reminding me that it's international compost awareness week. T-shirts and posters available here.
May 7, 2012
reesetee commented on the list bird-wirds-nicknames
April 18, 2012
reesetee commented on the word luncheon
In the interest of providing comparative images, I humbly present this jewel. More on this fascinating...uh...concoction?...is available here.
I miss Skip.
March 22, 2012
Holy cow, this profile page is even more confusing than it was when we were segregated.
Yes, yes! Irish Potato Candy! I just saw your comment on the other page. Congratulations on your initiation. They're good, but they'd be better without that nasty coconut, if you ask me. :-)
reesetee commented on the user dontcry
Facebook is so dull without you. :-)
reesetee commented on the list are-you-from-pennsylvania
Wait. Neither of you has ever heard of Irish Potato Candy before now? *stunned*
Why, that's just ducky! And to answer your earlier question: Yes, distelfinks are fictitious. At least I hope they are.
March 17, 2012
As am I. *pops*
March 15, 2012
reesetee commented on the word If Ruzuzu is infinitely powerful, can she also be infinitely good
*offers fufluns in place of purloined umbrage*
reesetee commented on the word never put your banana in the refrigerator
*alights on nearby branch*
March 14, 2012
reesetee commented on the list panel-discussions-at-wordienikon
That'd be great. How old is she now, anyway? *looks for skipvia*
reesetee commented on the user blafferty
Blaff: Welcome back, from someone who also took time off. (I haven't exactly come blasting back yet....)
reesetee commented on the word national sleep awareness week
Hmm...I'll take swatch at Pacific Standard Time. And yarb? Brackets for Wee Willie Rip van Winken Bliken and Nod, please.
Now if you'll all excuse me, I need a nap.
I think it a cruel joke that this week ends in turning back one's clock and losing an hour of sleep. From whom should I take umbrage?
March 10, 2012
reesetee commented on the word world kidney day
Happy World Kidney Day to those of you who celebrate.
March 8, 2012
*returns to this page for a laugh*
March 5, 2012
reesetee commented on the list •an-arsenal-for-civil-defunse-open-list
Seriously. Fufluns in jars should be prohibited everywhere.
reesetee commented on the word national public sleeping day
After you eat all your pancakes on national pancake day, you can sleep them off on a park bench.
reesetee commented on the word world sword swallower's day
reesetee commented on the word lame duck day
From Mental Floss: "Without a Presidential election preceding it, this is kind of a lame duck holiday. Though the holiday was created to celebrate the introduction of the 20th Amendment in 1933, the amendment was actually ratified in January of that year. Lame duck day is more of a way to honor those who just left office after being rendered totally ineffective for a few months. In other words, it is appropriately lame."
reesetee commented on the word heap
"In some places a heap of limestone was formerly 4¾ cubic yards." -- Century Dictionary (thanks to ruzuzu!)
reesetee commented on the word National Grammar Day
Happy National Grammar Day!
March 4, 2012
reesetee commented on the word sometimey
Fickle, moody, inconsistent. (Regional U.S., esp. South Atlantic.)
March 3, 2012
March 2, 2012
Thanks, milos! Sorry it took so long to respond to your post. :-)
reesetee commented on the word rufflers
"Thieving beggars, apprentice uprightmen."
February 26, 2012
reesetee commented on the word uprightmen
"Leaders of robber bands."
reesetee commented on the word anglers
Also called hookers; "thieves who steal through windows with hooks."
reesetee commented on the word hookers
Also called anglers ("thieves who steal through windows with hooks").
reesetee commented on the word rogues
reesetee commented on the word wild rogues
"Those born of rogues."
reesetee commented on the word priggers of prancers
reesetee commented on the word palliards
"Male and female beggars, traveling in pairs."
reesetee commented on the word fraters
"Sham proctors, pretending to beg for hospitals, etc."
reesetee commented on the word abrams
reesetee commented on the word whipjacks
Also called fresh-water mariners (beggars pretending shipwreck).
reesetee commented on the word fresh-water mariners
Also called whipjacks ("beggars pretending shipwreck").
reesetee commented on the word dummerers
reesetee commented on the word drunken tinkers
"Thieves using the trade as a cover."
reesetee commented on the word swadders
"Thieves pretending to be peddlars."
reesetee commented on the word patricoes
Akin to jarkmen.
reesetee commented on the word jarkmen
"Forgers of licenses." Also see patricoes ("hedge priests").
reesetee commented on the word demanders for glimmer or fire
"Female beggars pretending loss of fire."
reesetee commented on the word bawdy baskets
reesetee commented on the word morts
"Prostitutes and thieves."
reesetee commented on the word autem morts
February 25, 2012
reesetee commented on the word walking morts
reesetee commented on the word doxies
"Prostitutes who begin with uprightmen."
reesetee commented on the word dells
"Young girls: incipient doxies."
reesetee commented on the word kinchen morts
"Female beggar children."
reesetee commented on the word kinchen coes
"Male beggar children."
reesetee commented on the list •things-that-get-way-more-fun-when-you-add-a-g-to-them
Let's all celebrate this list's Word of the Day status with a nice fongdue and some cinnamon bungs!
February 10, 2012
reesetee commented on the user bilby
I came back to give you this.
reesetee commented on the list only-on-wordie
You're absolutely correct. Tsunamis added.
To the list, I mean.
reesetee commented on the word -trix
Surely you've seen the squid list, ruzuzu?
January 14, 2012
reesetee commented on the list sounding-like-a-superhero
Hi, deinonychus. I've been away for a few months but I'm slowly crawling back. Don't worry about making a list that overlaps someone else's--that's the beauty of being able to make your own list. Welcome. :-)
reesetee commented on the list ice-ice-baby--1
Nifty list! (Feel free to yoink any time.)
reesetee commented on the word spinops
You're welcome, spine face.
Ooh, fufluns and tea! How lovely! And hearts too! Well, I certainly heart you back, r. Thanks for the love. :-)
Hi everyone. :-)
January 10, 2012
reesetee commented on the user ruzuzu
Aww, shucks. You're awfully nifty yourself. :-)
January 4, 2012
reesetee commented on the list hold-my-place
No, but I have dealie, dealie-bob, dealy, dealybob, deeley, and deelie. *takes deep breath*
I wasn't aware that dealybopper is a placeholder. I always thought it referred only to those weird glittery balls we stuck on headbands in the 1970s. ;-)
You bet. Glad you found it. :-)
reesetee commented on the list wordie-curio-cabinet
Thanks, Ikiser! I'll add them forthwith.
reesetee commented on the word feriation
December 26, 2011
Hernesheir, I've checked the privacy settings and all seems in order. Apparently, I'm not the only one having such trouble. See ruzuzu's comment about http://support.wordnik.com/wordnik/topics/seeing_other_peoples_lists (and the workaround).
December 8, 2011
reesetee commented on the word Wordnik dreams
Yarb! You're making me want to break down and sob desperately myself! Thank the gods it's only a dream.
...isn't it, ruzuzu? *worries*
Thanks, ruzuzu! I have to remind myself to keep checking for glitches on the support site. :-)
reesetee commented on the word palmchat
It's a plane.
Hi Carmaella. I'm seeing a list of my lists on the right side of my profile page, with the list names in hypertext. That should get you where you want to go. Does that not work on your screen?
Dongle added! H, fossple is already listed. :-)
December 7, 2011
reesetee commented on the word sellate
Works for me! Added. :-)
reesetee commented on the word woofmarks
reesetee commented on the word mooned
A bulldozer? That's just wrong.
reesetee commented on the list conjunctive-adverbs
Hi Carmaella--aw shucks, thanks! You can see anyone's lists by going to their profile page (just click on the person's name). You'll find a list of lists there. :-) Enjoy!
reesetee commented on the word national awareness month
We have it on good authority.
December 6, 2011
It may just be the spelling. I ran across so many variously spelled words that I'm not sure I captured them all here. But I'll add it, just to be sure. :-)
reesetee commented on the list do-daaah--do-daaah
Heehee. Added. :-)
December 4, 2011
reesetee commented on the word comments
Oh, what a lovely place it would be. *dreams*
October 29, 2011
reesetee commented on the word occupy Wordnik
Jenn, you can reach me on FB if you'd like.
You know what would be really cool? Wordie.
October 28, 2011
reesetee commented on the word new interface
October 25, 2011
I've whittled my FB car down to a nice little bicycle.
October 20, 2011
Hi, everyone. Checking in with some freshly baked umbrage and jam-filled fufluns. Been having a tough time here. I'm on FB and Google+, too, so for now, hope to see you there.
*parks old clunker in the garage and takes newer, less-loved car*
October 14, 2011
*marginalizes own discourse, then flings toasted harshmallows at "new interface" page*
Pro, sionnach: I'm with you. *raises beharshmallowed fist in solidarity*
September 29, 2011
reesetee commented on the word harpleat
September 21, 2011
*hands sionnach a flaky umbrage pastry*
September 18, 2011
Hi all. Rolig, my sentiments match yours. I'm willing to wait out the Big Tangle if it means that I'll be able to stay in contact with my good old Wordnikian friends, especially since many are not on FB or other such sites. But I've lost my enthusiasm for Wordnik. I'm hoping it's temporary, because I still don’t believe there’s another site where you can blather on happily with like-minded word lovers who are so funny, civil, and intelligent. Wouldn’t it be great if we could have that back again? And I miss my lists, and everyone else’s lists, and flinging fufluns. I’m still around, but I’m waiting. In the meantime, I hope to see all of you elsewhere. *sigh*
September 17, 2011
I haven't been here in a while either--can't get the pages to load before a millennium passes. (Also in the Beating a Dead Horse Dept.)
September 4, 2011
reesetee commented on the word juddering
Well, if you're going to judder them around, Chained....I mean, really.
August 29, 2011
reesetee commented on the word Teutonic plates
I only take them out of the china cabinet for special occasions.
reesetee commented on the word celloboxing
Yes, I was disappointed that way as well. ;-)
August 25, 2011
reesetee commented on the word umbrage
August 24, 2011
Hey! Stop looking at Chained's citations!
reesetee commented on the word Italian post office
However, it is still not a valid Scrabble word.
reesetee commented on the word cheese or font
Here it is.
August 20, 2011
reesetee commented on the word penilize
This sounds quite painful.
reesetee commented on the word njuna nujna nuna
I can only answer your question with a question: How do you catch a cloud and pin it down?
*hands out glowing green fufluns as a distraction*
*snarfs up umbrage*
Bilby, that is exquisite.
reesetee commented on the word Prokudin-Gorskii Turkmen with camel
What are they sitting around for? Look at all those sacks that need delivering!
August 16, 2011
reesetee commented on the word elevator mechanic
Not to worry--plenty more ideas where that came from. ;-)
Ruzuzu? Wrong nun.
reesetee commented on the word cobbler's awl
Neat! I just found out that it's also used in Tasmania as a name for the Eastern Spinebill.
What if Sr. Bertrille renunciated her nunhood before becoming a ninja?
*hides Umbrage Sweeper*
Oh, you'd think so, wouldn't you, asylumhead? Fortunately, I always travel with my Super 2000 Umbrage Sweeper.
*sweeps up umbrage*
August 15, 2011
I must confess that the long page load time is what's been keeping me away for a while. It is frustrating.
A-ha! I have it!
August 8, 2011
Give it back, you umbrage thief!
reesetee commented on the word foyle's further philavery (christopher foyle)
*catches fuflun, now stale, and eats it anyway*
reesetee commented on the word whiskey balls
They've all been eaten.
I like the dated comments too. Thanks for adding that.
July 31, 2011
reesetee commented on the word start a new list, then realize you've already created that same list
You beat me to this page--another record! :-)
July 29, 2011
See ruzuzu's comment on her Mold list.
reesetee commented on the list mold
Well now, I think that's a first--making a list that you yourself have already created. I think this needs to be added to the Several Stages of Wordie Addiction list.
reesetee commented on the list international-house-of-fufluns
Be careful. I don't think Wordnik has a resident dentist.
reesetee commented on the word slaw
This is how my dad says "coleslaw"--as though using the entire word is just too exacting. Likewise, hot dogs are simply "dogs."
reesetee commented on the list t9-you-crazy-diamond
Love it! :-)
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