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rocksinmypockets commented on the word bitchnutia
n. Complaints about small, probably inconsequential, things out of all proportion.
I haven't posted here in a long time, but when my friend Kristen said this word today I knew I had to add it.
June 10, 2013
rocksinmypockets commented on the list the-girls
Hahaha. It does sound a bit like that. Buff Orpingtons do have gold plumage, but they are one of the gentler, friendlier breeds out there. A rooster, however, is always a cock, if you know what I mean.
May 26, 2010
I love all of those things, ruzuzu. Ophelia, in particular, is a dandelion eater. She eats the seeds right off the stem as if it were a snowcone when they are available. I was actually thinking about adding the word personality to the list, but decided that I'll add individual characteristics instead.
rocksinmypockets commented on the word bristol stool scale
Here's a nice version in French, palooka.
June 2, 2008
*Laughing* Palooka, while you might prefer a two or a three, I believe that a four is what we are supposed to aspire to. A sign of your good health, my friend.
May 30, 2008
rocksinmypockets commented on the list mix-breeds-mutts-and-mongrels
Thanks, bilby. I got totally addicted to Wordie when I started, and ended up having to go cold turkey for awhile. Not to mention, my non-computer-based life got in the way. Now I'm trying to get back now and again to catch up some, post some, and just enjoy. Hopefully I'll be around a bit more over the summer.
May 25, 2008
rocksinmypockets commented on the list such-and-such
It's sort of amazing how many of these there are!
January 28, 2008
Thanks Reesetee. Now I just have to learn moderation. I find that I want to keep up with everything and everyone here, which is more than a full time job, and I'm no where near retirement. :)
I seem to have gotten a bit carried away. Once I started I couldn't stop. Guess I've been away from Wordie for too long.
January 26, 2008
rocksinmypockets commented on the list action-movie-in-50-words
November 12, 2007
rocksinmypockets commented on the word claustrophobia
This I love (with sionnach's definition).
rocksinmypockets commented on the word yum-a-lum
When it's just too good for "yum" alone. Additional emphasis can be added by tacking on yet another "a-lum" or two.
rocksinmypockets commented on the list tree-names-for-naming-rabbits-ones-i-ve-used-and-ones-i-might-use-in-the-future
A sweet list. I never thought about naming bunnies after trees.
Psst, maple snuck in there twice. :P
rocksinmypockets commented on the list contents-of-my-pockets
Teehee, how could I possibly resist?
November 9, 2007
rocksinmypockets commented on the list why-can-t-people-pronounce-these-properly
C-b, this list is awful! I mean wonderful! I mean awful!
Oh, how about "ornt juice"? I used to think it was kind of cute. That wore off.
November 8, 2007
rocksinmypockets commented on the word features
This may seem sort of silly, but sometimes I'd really love to be able to rearrange the order of the words on one of my lists. With some lists word order can make a pleasure of reading the list as a whole. Thus far the only way I've accomplished shuffling words is to move them all to a generic list and then move them back in the desired order.
rocksinmypockets commented on the word all the sudden
I'll have to take in those lists a little bit at a time, and I'll probably have to wait a day or two to begin after reading these comments! Ouch. :[
rocksinmypockets commented on the list savory-words
This is a particularly yummy list of words. I'm experiencing symptoms.
I love the visual this list creates.
rocksinmypockets commented on the list the-measure-of-man
I know it's been said, but, wow, this is a great list!
rocksinmypockets commented on the word electile dysfunction
November 7, 2007
rocksinmypockets commented on the word moment
I love the idea of time being measured in ounces.
Ugh! Is there a list for these already? Sure seems like there should be!
November 6, 2007
I really like the look up options. Thanks for keeping them!
November 5, 2007
rocksinmypockets commented on the word magna
Well, no. Actually, it's rather small at 500cc's, but I wouldn't exactly call it a mini bike. ;P It's just that vehicle makers generally try to find names that sound impressive/fast/tough/etc., so a town in Utah just seemed like an odd thing to name a bike after.
November 4, 2007
rocksinmypockets commented on the user perhapsolutely
Wow. You have posted nearly 1000 words within a week! I wonder if that's a record.
rocksinmypockets commented on the word manualism
Yeah, Bohemian Rhapsody is impressive. It's worth listening all the way through.
rocksinmypockets commented on the word flustrated
I find "fusstrated" (in place of frustrated) to be much more annoying.
November 3, 2007
I absolutely love your username.
Okay, I suppose it's probably meant to be read as "great" or "maximum" or some such thing. A bit more believable, anyhow.
rocksinmypockets commented on the list shoes
Don't like the "orthopedic shoes" suggestion, eh?
rocksinmypockets commented on the list what-s-this-we-re-eating
*Laughing as she sets another place for reesetee.*
rocksinmypockets commented on the word rice
Don't feel bad, uselessness, it's supposedly very rare for anyone to get over 48, much less stay there. 47 seems quite respectable.
rocksinmypockets commented on the list nouns-that-i-hate-seeing-used-as-verbs
What a relief! ;)
Well, come on over, there's plenty of food!
rocksinmypockets commented on the word quoin
Haha, now that the WordNet definition is hovering next to the word my comment looks redundant.
rocksinmypockets commented on the word ♖☞
Aw, thanks, reesetee. :)
rocksinmypockets commented on the word shoosh
A stand-in for sh**
rocksinmypockets commented on the word wash
I've never heard "George Warshington" before. Shoosh, that's funny.
rocksinmypockets commented on the word panhead
They're still funny names for motorcycles.
Well, I'll have to remember not to get on your bad side, reesetee! ;P
But parent is a verb. *looking bewildered*
November 2, 2007
rocksinmypockets commented on the list bizarre-exclamations
This is a fun list. Here's one for you: Oh, pickledy poo!
Great list, John. How about booties? Orthopedic? Would horseshoes be too much of a stretch? :D
It makes me sound schnockered. :P
rocksinmypockets commented on the user virago
I wonder how long it takes that fellow to learn a new piece. *still laughing*
rocksinmypockets commented on the word ramps
I'm in south central Wisconsin. Ramps grow wild in some of the woodland areas here and just to the northwest of us.
I wonder how a motorcycle ended up with this moniker.
WordNet doesn't seem to be pulling this one up, but Dictionary.com says, "a rivet or screw head having the form of a truncated cone."
I suppose it could be an incredibly interesting town, though.
According to Dictionary.com my bike is named after a town in Utah. A bit of a let down, really.
That list of yours gets yummier by the word, skipvia.
I just noticed that the link (below) to your list isn't working; I think you need to add the "A" in "A Southern Season" to it.
Of course! The universal law of conservation of consonants. Clearly I need to page through my grade school texts as a refresher; I'd completely forgotten it. ;)
It's a regional thing. Warsh is more commonly heard than wash in north central Illinois. At least in my own personal experience.
My grandma always said warsh, so I'm rather fond of it, myself.
rocksinmypockets commented on the list sounds-like-it
How about snap, snip, wham, boom, and plop? :)
rocksinmypockets commented on the list adjectives-applicable-to-bubble-tea
Funny! And accurate.
I must admit that I like bubble tea. Totally avoided for some time because it sounds like it belongs in anime, but it's pretty darn yummy-weird.
Hope you all have a good time.
The WordNet addition is nice on some words, but sucky on others, where it gives an inadequate definition. :(
Oh, fine, just leave me here in the dark. I'll entertain myself. No problem.
No, really. I'm fine.
Interesting. It is also a letterpress term for a small, wedge-shaped piece of metal with teeth on one side. Used in sets of two, with their teeth facing eachother, quoins form an expandable rectangle that sits between blocks of wood (called furniture) on the press bed, and are tightened with a quoin key to secure type in place for printing.
Really, uselessness? Everyone can see it but me? Oh dear.
But I can't see towers open fire!!
November 1, 2007
rocksinmypockets commented on the word bookmark
Books smell good when they're old, too. :)
rocksinmypockets commented on the word euthanasia
Haha, kewpid, that was my first thought, too.
October 31, 2007
rocksinmypockets commented on the word greenwash
Great word! Shouldn't we be hearing it a lot more often than we do, though?
October 29, 2007
Well c_b, I could only find three that are recognized: Schip-A-Pom (Pomeranian x Schipperke), Skip-Shzu (Schipperke x Shih Tzu), Schipper-Poo (Poodle x Schipperke)
I agree with you, sionnach. Believe it or not, this is less than half of the list. There are others I am tempted to add, but think I ought not to.
October 28, 2007
rocksinmypockets commented on the list real-names
A friend of my sister's just named her child Leaf Mountain.
rocksinmypockets commented on the list a-southern-season
Lhaffon loses something without capitalization.
rocksinmypockets commented on the word fried okra
Oh, I don't know, skipvia. I like okra pickled with hot peppers, and in masala or sambhar. Yum!
rocksinmypockets commented on the word bernefie
Or else, ought to be followed by, "Gesundheit."
"Kerrbluschnauz" sounds like something that should be shouted when you stub your toe.
rocksinmypockets commented on the word bullmatian
Definitely. And, "What in bullmation?!"
rocksinmypockets commented on the word griffonese
This should really be the language spoken in Griffonland.
rocksinmypockets commented on the word bugs
Yup, I figured it was just me. Thanks, uselessness, that worked. I'm brand spanking new to web design and don't have all the basics memorized just yet.
rocksinmypockets commented on the word schnocker
It's sort of what one looks like when one's had too much to drink, too. :P
rocksinmypockets commented on the word kerrblushcnauz
A Kerrbluschnauz is a Kerry Blue Terrier x Miniature Schnauzer cross
I believe that you are correct c_b. The American Canine Hybrid Club list must not have been thoroughly edited.
I'll fix it.
This bug is probably mine, not the site's, but I couldn't find an answer elsewhere. I can't seem to get an external link to show up/function as an external link. What am I supposed to be entering in order to have it work?
Haha! John, I'd love to see that scenario play out. I'll be chuckling for days just thinking about it.
October 27, 2007
rocksinmypockets commented on the user rocksinmypockets
Okay, so it wasn't a very impressive win (I saw the trophy before I saw the scores). But I still have a Wordie trophy. I'm not knockin' that.
rocksinmypockets commented on the list identify-the-wordie
But it was fun anyway. :)
Wow! I can't believe it! Wahoo! I won a Wordie game!
C-b: I definitely intend to list each combination on its respective page. It may just take a few days (between work and company, oh, and sleep). :)
One of the coats I've worn in my life is that of a veterinary technician, and I stumbled upon the complete list while looking for something else. I could hardly believe my eyes, and couldn't stop myself from laughing out loud. Of course, the very first actual thought I had was, "there's no way around making Wordie list out of this mess!"
Ressetee: Yup, I'd bet most of these mutts have been viewed down some pretty long muzzles, if you know what I mean. ;)
rocksinmypockets commented on the word madeupical
I just learned the word sniglet, which is a synonym for madeupical, and equally fun to say.
October 26, 2007
rocksinmypockets commented on the user yarb
You're funny; commenting on deleted words that don't exist on any list, and referring to listed words in the comment. It's like playing with a toggle switch to read them back to back to back. :P
rocksinmypockets commented on the list words-i-like-that-live-in-my-closet
rocksinmypockets commented on the word wurtzite
It's just a brownish-black mineral consisting of zinc sulfide, but it sounds disgusting, doesn't it?
rocksinmypockets commented on the word zugzwang
I am going to say this word over, and over, and over. Just cuz it's fun.
rocksinmypockets commented on the list word-guidelines-for-wordie
I'd go so far as to say that Wordie is a nice-assed, pro-text website. *grin*
rocksinmypockets commented on the word cockbitten
A perfectly believable word. I'm going to incorporate it into my vocabulary immediately. I will use it with discretion, of course.
rocksinmypockets commented on the word squoze
Yes, I've always used it as the past tense of squeeze. It just fits better than squeezed in most cases (an exception being "squeezed in between").
"Who squoze the juice?"
"She squoze all the water from the washcloth."
"I squoze my eyes shut." (But I'd still say, "My eyes were squeezed shut.")
Okay, I haven't been here very long, so the following is a combination of first impressions and guesswork.
chained_bear is obnoxious (in the most lovable way)
jennarenn is sunny
John is winsome (I can't help but see the teapot)
reesetee is caffeinated
rocksinmypockets is rapprochemental
seanahan is intense
skipvia is dissociative
uselessness is abecedarian
I can hardly wait for the official answers.
I've been saying this all my life. I totally believed it was unmadeupical until a few years ago when multiple friends started hassling me to produce a published dictionary definition.
I've been pouting ever since.
It sounds like moist is quickly becoming c_b's least favorite word.
rocksinmypockets commented on the word compassionate conservatism
Perhaps I ought to look more seriously at Libertarianism. Not that I'd necessarily want to give up simply being Independent, but stranger things have happened.
Not widely practiced in politics, anyhow.
rocksinmypockets commented on the word ostrich fern
It's like candy. Only better.
October 20, 2007
rocksinmypockets commented on the word hot butter
rocksinmypockets commented on the word earworm
Oh my, that's great. Thanks for the smorgasbord of annoyingly peppy music, uselessness! No wonder it seemed so familiar and yet hard to place.
What is the soundtrack, anyway? I might want to get a copy. :D
October 19, 2007
rocksinmypockets commented on the word jeez
Didn't JC act as Pinocchio's conscience (and savior) in the Disney version? Kind of creepy.
Eel is cooked, too, and super yummy. But I love the raw fish the most. :P
Hmm, I bet sauteed ostrich ferns would be yummy in a sushi roll. Mmmmmm, sushi.
October 18, 2007
Now I'm wondering if the entire Pinocchio story is a thinly veiled religious lesson. Hmmm.
October 17, 2007
What?! No! Now I have to stop saying jiminy cricket. Oh balls. (Don't tell me that's religious, too.) *grumbling to self in disgust*
Being the non-religious sort, I prefer "jiminy," short for "jiminy cricket," as an alternative.
October 16, 2007
But can we add this soundtrack to the earworm merch? Teeheehee.
rocksinmypockets commented on the word sesquipedalian
And it looks good on a Onesie!
rocksinmypockets commented on the word advertising
With regard to the Google ads do you only get paid if we click on them? If that is the case, it may pay (more) to look at other options (like the merch and private ads). If you get paid even without clicks, that's great.
rocksinmypockets commented on the word merch
Oh, no, the crappuccino mugs are just TOO good! I think I actually must buy some.
How cool would it be to put whole lists in cloud form on merch? Oh, dear. I'm in trouble. I can see I'm going to spend money that I oughtn't.
What always works for me, in terms of getting rid of earworms, is humming my favorite childhood song. It never gets stuck, but it has enough oomph to derail the worm. I think the smurf song would just be another earworm for me.
And, I have to agree with npydyuan on Big Rock Candy Mountain. Ug!
rocksinmypockets commented on the word sialia
Um, don't you mean Filberts?
October 15, 2007
rocksinmypockets commented on the list habitat
Why thank you, npydyuan.
rocksinmypockets commented on the word glassine
Also used to slip-sheet prints/drawings/photographs.
rocksinmypockets commented on the list breathe-in-breathe-out
I didn't even know you could make and interrobang with a computer keyboard. *Ogling trivet with wonder and awe*
rocksinmypockets commented on the word .918
rocksinmypockets commented on the word type high
Perhaps I should have said that I love it in theory. It is a clever little twist, and so perfectly appropriate for the listing.
Oh, hell, I'm probably enough of a dork to still love it tomorrow, who am I kidding?
I wish that I could say I have. I only learned that you could this summer. Supposedly they taste sort of like asparagus, but I'll let you know for certain in the spring.
rocksinmypockets commented on the word sparable
Oh, reesetee, I know! I know! If only I had enough time to be truly dedicated to all of my addictions. ;)
rocksinmypockets commented on the word moss
Oh, that's gorgeous! Thanks for the visual, SG.
rocksinmypockets commented on the word nanny nanny poo poo
I always say "neener neener boo boo"
Did you know that you can eat the fiddleheads?
Lucky you! (In all seriousness.)
rocksinmypockets commented on the word columbine
The tag was a good idea, SonfoGroucho. I have to remember to think about tags as a tool for clarification here. Thanks!
rocksinmypockets commented on the list smock-smock-smock
Oh, yeah! This is a great list. Nice list name, too. But how could you leave out 'platypus'?
Confession: your username is one of my favorites to say out loud.
rocksinmypockets commented on the word rock chalk
As in the kind of rocks that you pick up on the sidewalk or in the driveway and use to write or draw on the cement with in lieu of manufactured chalk?
I just love the fact the the listing comes with it's own infecting, infesting little earworm.
rocksinmypockets commented on the word hottentot
I definitely think you should leave it in the list. The context is *exactly* what prompted me to keep looking, and hence, to keep learning! What better way to dilute the negative association than to educate?
Besides, the world is already full of contradiction. This word is a lovely reminder to 1) seek out what is beautiful, and 2) remember what we (as humans) have done, so as not to repeat what ought not be repeated.
rocksinmypockets commented on the list pen-to-paper
Ha! Another artist. Or, at the very least, art appreciator.
I'm jealous, oroboros. I haven't seen any bluebirds in my yard yet. They are a favorite. I've been having a blast watching woodpeckers, though. So far I've counted four kinds: Red-bellied, Northern Flicker, Downy, Yellow Bellied Sapsucker.
I am (forgive the pun) a fledgling bird watcher. We moved into a new neighborhood about a year and a half ago which is near a marsh, a wooded conservation area, and the shoreline of a small lake. Add to that a nice variety of mature trees, both deciduous and evergreen, and you get birds. Lots of them. It's wonderful. I'm slowly turning our front yard into an native open woodland with an emphasis on fruit and nut-bearing trees and shrubs.
rocksinmypockets commented on the user john
The light...the light...
(shuffling forward, eyes glazed, mumbling incomprehensively)
rocksinmypockets commented on the list bird-wirds-adjectives
This list makes a particularly nice cloud.
rocksinmypockets commented on the word steely-vented
Some words are just made to be said aloud.
Hey reesetee, I *love* the feel and sound of this word. It took me a while to find it's avian connection: the Hottentot Teal. It has some other, much less lovely, associations in it's closet, too.
Ah, thank you, seanahan.
Reesetee, I've noticed you have a thing for bird words. :) Do you bird-watch, too?
October 14, 2007
rocksinmypockets commented on the user screendoor
uselessness was probably right, but it was an entertaining run nonetheless.
1. A small headless nail that is used in the manufacture and mending of soles and heels of shoes and boots.
Etymology: 17c: a reduced form of sparrow-bill, so called because of the resemblance of the nail to the shape of a sparrow's beak.
I love your site and fear that I may become addicted. :)
Hi John, I am getting the same 404 error message as others appear to be getting when trying to add my favorite and least favorite words to my profile. I'm on a Macbook Pro and using Firefox.
rocksinmypockets commented on the list journey-of-a-300-year-old-house
This actually brought tears to my eyes. Granted, I probably have a larger soft spot than the average American for the restoration of old homes and buildings.
A well crafted list, to be sure.
October 13, 2007
Thanks! No, I haven't seen the play, but I will certainly check it out now that you've brought it to my attention.
October 11, 2007
rocksinmypockets commented on the word nepenthe
Ah, but the relief that nepenthes tempts us with comes by way of forgetting. Thus, having no recollection of our prior woes, isn't it likely we will simply find our way right back to worry and pain?
October 10, 2007
rocksinmypockets commented on the word clapper
The connection you draw, npydyuan, between this word and rabbits is interesting to me on a personal note. For I am called Clapper, and rabbits have played some role in my life from birth up to the present. Perhaps you had a particular audience in mind for this post?
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ruzuzu commented on the user rocksinmypockets
"rocksinmypockets has created 9 lists, listed 379 words, written 282 comments, and added 178 tags, 17 favorites, and 0 pronunciations."
September 20, 2010
perhapsolutely commented on the user rocksinmypockets
i'd advert to the verdict of the presbyters on that point--i haven't really been here long enough to know. =)
kind of you to mention it. =)
reesetee commented on the user rocksinmypockets
But why ever not, rocks? ;-) *wondering how to polish a text trophy*
uselessness commented on the user rocksinmypockets
You have emerged victorious from Identify the Wordie. You are an astute observer of people on the internet! I mean that in a good way! Make sure to come back for the next game so you can retain your title, champion.
This comment is your trophy. Display it with love for all the world to see.
fer_k commented on the user rocksinmypockets
Right, here's your candy. Enjoy it! :D
jennarenn commented on the user rocksinmypockets
It's actually a play for two actors that has half a dozen characters. The actors will just suddenly change their posturing, and you know that they're a different character. It was some of the best acting I've seen in real life, but not one of the better plays. It's a bit of a downer.
Cool username! Did you ever see the play Stones in His Pockets?
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