ruzuzu has looked up 98250 words, created 605 lists, listed 30561 words, written 7957 comments, added 7905 tags, and loved 1560 words.

Comments by ruzuzu

  • What's a home circle?

    March 25, 2015

  • Oh, fun!

    March 5, 2015

  • See long time no see.

    March 3, 2015

  • I find it amusing that some of the earliest comments seem to be missing--does anyone remember how the whole Dara Torres Olympic horse jumping momentum started to build? Did it have something to do with skipvia and priapic elves?

    March 1, 2015

  • I should note for those of you playing along at home that there are references here to Dara Torres, etc. See, e.g., 42.

    March 1, 2015

  • The other examples for this one are interesting, too. One calls MRSA a "super bug" and others seem to come from an article about using maggots to combat it. Bugs versus bugs.

    February 28, 2015

  • Aw, thanks vm--you're making me feel bashful.

    February 27, 2015

  • See?

    February 27, 2015

  • Add as you like! As I'm sure you know, "open list" is my middle name.

    February 27, 2015

  • "Having the shape of a grain of sesame: especially applied in anatomy to small independent osseous or cartilaginous bodies occurring in tendinous structures."
    -- from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

    February 26, 2015

  • "n. A name in the seventeenth century of the chignon."
    --from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

    February 26, 2015

  • Wait. Wikipedia says it's Paracelsus. "The dose makes the poison."

    February 26, 2015

  • Your comment on homeopath reminds me of Galen. "The poison is in the dose," etc.

    February 26, 2015

  • Are there no salt manufacturing lists on this site? Umbrage! I nominate vendingmachine to create one for us.

    February 26, 2015

  • perspicacity!

    February 25, 2015

  • I find the 2008 sionnach to be piquant and robust, but the new French varietals are charming as well.

    February 25, 2015

  • Ready, aim... fyrd.

    February 25, 2015

  • Love this!

    February 24, 2015

  • Me, too.

    February 24, 2015

  • VM, the first thing to do is to get to mollusque's user page. There should be a spot with all the lists there--at the top. The other option is longer, but you can always type in "http://www.wordnik.com/users/mollusque/lists" (and follow that pattern for anyone else, too--just replace the username in the middle). Hope that helps!

    February 24, 2015

  • A prune isn't really a vegetable. Cabbage is a vegetable.

    February 23, 2015

  • Fantastic!

    February 23, 2015

  • Yum! Thank you!

    February 23, 2015

  • See giuggiola for citation. Also see jujube.

    February 22, 2015

  • We should have a wordnikwiki page! Wordnikipedia? (I think that's better than wordniquicky.)

    February 22, 2015

  • *press*
    Ooh! Another delicious food pellet!
    You're the bestest vending machine ever, vendingmachine!

    February 22, 2015

  • Me too, vendingmachine.
    And me too, bilby.

    February 19, 2015

  • It's spelt nebraksa, thankyouverymuch.

    February 18, 2015

  • How did I miss this? Nice list!

    February 18, 2015

  • "The Greek name for fennel is marathon (μάραθον) or marathos (μάραθος), and the place of the famous battle of Marathon (whence Marathon, the subsequent sports event), literally means a plain with fennels."
    -- from Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Fennel&oldid=645159327)

    February 18, 2015

  • See Black Death.

    February 18, 2015

  • From the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English: "n. (Ferula communis), has stems full of pith, which, it is said, were used to carry fire, first, by Prometheus."

    February 18, 2015

  • 4:32.

    February 18, 2015

  • I adore agapanthus. I was going to make a snarky comment about how it would take a very specific set of circumstances to see an African plant in the native habitat of an antechinus, but then I was having fond memories of how I used to haul tubs of agapanthus inside to protect them from Nebraska winters, so, there's nothing I can say to that.

    February 18, 2015

  • Or cane toads. Amirite?

    February 17, 2015

  • I decided against making a comment about how I'm all about that bass-paper--so I still have the two cents I saved, if you'd like to borrow them.

    February 15, 2015

  • Excellent idea. I nominate you to create that list, vendingmachine.

    February 15, 2015

  • Now all I get is cabbaged.

    February 15, 2015

  • Hm. I've gone through flotsam, chickabiddies, name-calling, and k-rad, but I haven't found that conversation yet.

    *presses the "Random word" link again*

    February 15, 2015

  • Did we have a discussion somewhere about why we chose iroquoisy instead of fruit batty? I suppose I could consult the oracle.

    February 15, 2015

  • I always adore reesetee's comments about optics. I'll just add a funny* connection about how my 97-year-old neighbor just had cataract surgery and needs to put in eyedrops twice a day. It's hard for her to tell whether the medicine has actually gotten into her eye. A nurse suggested that she could keep the bottles in the fridge--then when she's putting the drops in, they'll feel cold and she can judge where they've landed.

    *iroquoisy and/or fruit batty

    February 15, 2015

  • I'm reading an old textbook called Drawing by Daniel M. Mendelowitz. In the introduction, he says that Viktor Lowenfeld, "one of the most systematic students of the development of pictorial expression," theorized, basically, that there are two types of "artistic personality" in this world--namely visual and haptic. "Using Lowenfeld's theory as a basis for classification, it becomes immediately evident that while Degas was essentially visual in his orientation, Van Gogh had a strong haptic bias--he imparted his strong bodily empathy through his art." To illustrate this (if you'll pardon the pun), he then quotes a letter from Vincent to Theo: "'The problem is--and I find this extremely difficult--to bring out the depth of color and the enormous strength and firmness of the soil. . . . I am affected and intrigued to see how strongly the trunks are rooted in the ground. . . . Therefore I pressed roots and trunks out of the tube and modeled them a little with my brush. There, now they stand in it, grow out of it, and have firmly taken root.'"

    February 15, 2015

  • Also, is there not a list of "ransom jargon" already? I nominate bilby to create one for us (I'm sentimentally fond of the Kenyon Review, and I'm just itching to add "New Criticism" and "close reading").

    February 12, 2015

  • I thought it would be funny to wait until today to comment about these. Welcome to Wordnik!

    February 12, 2015

  • Ooh! A delicious food pellet! And two cents!!!

    February 12, 2015

  • I wonder what would happen if I were to press the "Save" button below this comment box.

    February 12, 2015

  • Welcome to Wordnik! I just went over to the page for the word extranatory and quoted what you said below.

    February 12, 2015

  • "Thuisman commented on the user Thuisman:

    My son wanted to submit this word for consideration: extranatory; adjective; when more information is given in a problem or set of directions than is actually needed"

    --February 12, 2015

    February 12, 2015

  • Which makes *me* think of food pellets. Mmmm. Delicious.

    February 11, 2015

  • For more, visit vendingmachine.

    February 11, 2015

  • Ooh! Look! Delicious food pellets. Looks like you're my new bff, vendingmachine.

    February 11, 2015

  • Yes, of course. Thank you, bilby. Ahem.
    The band is absolutely, positively, certainly, for sure, for realz, honestly not getting back together again for a stadium tour. Also, we are not opening for Fleetwood Mac in selected cities.

    February 4, 2015

  • Oh, man. I knew I shouldn't have saved those almost Solveig rehearsal pictures to the cloud. Now all of us are going to be embroiled in tabloid headlines for months.

    February 4, 2015

  • Ha! Haha!

    January 30, 2015

  • Thank you!

    January 29, 2015

  • Brackets around "zuzu, zuzuer, zuzuest" please, bilby.

    January 27, 2015

  • Do we suppose that the Century's "n. Specifically A transient gruest" is actually a transient "guest?"

    January 26, 2015

  • I wonder whether one could make them of lace. (You'd have to learn to puttee tat, of course.)

    January 13, 2015

  • These are interesting:

    "n. A kind of gaiter of waterproof cloth wrapped around the leg, used by soldiers, etc." --from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

    "n. A composition golf-ball, no longer in use." --from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

    January 13, 2015

  • Words of a feather....

    January 13, 2015

  • I'll note that wombat has already been adopted.

    January 12, 2015

  • Excellent!

    January 5, 2015

  • When sound and visuals are available for a word, you can find them at the bottom of the word's page (scroll down, or try the colorful "See" or "Hear" links at the top of the page).

    January 2, 2015

  • Oh look! More tasty food pellets!

    December 30, 2014

  • I wonder what would happen if I press the "emergency exit" button.

    December 30, 2014

  • *press*

    December 30, 2014

  • *press*

    December 30, 2014

  • Oooh! A delicious food pellet!

    December 30, 2014

  • *press*

    December 30, 2014

  • Hm. I wonder what would happen if I were to press that "save" button....

    December 30, 2014

  • Brackets around "Wordnik Safety Warden," please.

    December 30, 2014

  • Sometimes I can't access the comments section on the word of the day--I was suggesting that we wander over to the word community. Whaddaya think?

    December 29, 2014

  • That's fantastic, deinonychus! It feels like I put a message in a bottle and just received one in return. Where else should we leave tags and comments? I'll note that over on bilby's page, madmouth was suggesting that we could meet up on the word of the day.

    December 29, 2014

  • Thank you for the update, Erin. And thanks for the encouragement, qms!

    December 26, 2014

  • So, in the meantime, I'm proposing that we all hang out over the word community. :-)

    December 24, 2014

  • It's not just you, madmouth. Shall we all meet up over on community?

    December 24, 2014

  • Hi! I was just suggesting that in the meantime we could congregate over on community. What do you think? (502 Bad Gateway would be funny, too.)

    December 24, 2014

  • Happy holidays, everybody!

    December 24, 2014

  • Thanks, qms! I was thinking that in the meantime maybe we should just congregate on one of the word pages--community makes as much sense as any. See you there?

    December 24, 2014

  • So strange that this hasn't been listed yet.

    December 18, 2014

  • I think the Spanish version should be lápiz azul.

    December 18, 2014

  • I adore the images for this.

    December 18, 2014

  • Have I ever told you how much I like your bagpipes list?

    December 15, 2014

  • I especially admire your last few limericks. Keep up the good work!

    December 15, 2014

  • The Visuals for this are pretty interesting. I'd swear chained_bear is here.

    December 11, 2014

  • The farrot was a popular pet back in the 60s and 70s, especialy because its scent glands yielded a cheap alternative to fragrances such as patchouli. Having your own farrot was a good way to avoid conformism and "stick it to the man."

    December 7, 2014

  • What a lovely list!

    December 2, 2014

  • Good thing I have caller ID.

    December 2, 2014

  • Brilliant.

    December 2, 2014

  • (I mention it only because yesterday I was reading this article about the "handedness" of RNA: http://www.quantamagazine.org/20141126-why-rna-is-right-handed/ )

    December 2, 2014

  • "It is called levulose, because it rotates the plane of polarization of light to the left, in contrast to dextrose, the other product of the hydrolysis of sucrose." --from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

    December 2, 2014

  • Nice list! (I was led here by mauvaise honte.)

    December 2, 2014

  • Carbonate of soda (per Soule's).

    December 2, 2014

  • List of botanists by author abbreviation?

    November 19, 2014

  • roentgen?

    November 19, 2014

  • I was just in an elevator and said, "Hi. Do you have a sister named Lori?" I had a pretty good idea what the answer would be, but now I'm thinking I should just say it to everyone.

    November 19, 2014

  • Thanks!

    See frazil.

    November 19, 2014

  • plinth?

    November 12, 2014

  • I adore plinthing. In fact, I'm plinthing right now.

    November 12, 2014

  • I'm reminded of neurotypical, but that might be too specific.

    October 29, 2014

  • See comments on theodolite and the conical bearing of Gamhey.

    There was an inventor named Henri Gambey. Here's a Wikipedia article about him (in French): http://fr.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henri_Gambey

    October 26, 2014

  • "A surveying-instrument for measuring horizontal angles upon a graduated circle. It may also be provided with a vertical circle, and If this is not very much smaller than the horizontal circle, the instrument is called an altazimuth. If it is provided with a delicate striding level and is in every way convenient for astronomical work, it is called a universal instrument. A small altazimuth with a concentric magnetic compass is called ^surveyors' transit. A theodolite in which the whole instrument, except the feet and their connections, tarns relatively to the latter, and can be clamped in different positions, is called a repeating circle. The Instrument shown in the figure follows the system of the United States Coast Survey of attaining simplicity of construction by adaptation to a single purpose—in this case to the measurement of horizontal angles only. This instrument Is low and consequently very steady. Within the upright pillar is a truncated cone of steel, and upon this and fitting to it turns the hollow brass pillar carrying the telescope and microscopes. Except for an excessively thin layer of oil, the brass movable part bears directly on the steel, and its weight tends to keep it centered. The pressure is relieved by a small plate of some elasticity fastened to the movable part over the axis and adjustable with Bcrews. It is thus made to turn, as nearly as possible, about a mathematical line. This is the conical bearing of Gambey. The base, which is as low as possible, consists of a round central part, and three arms having screw-feet with bindingscrews. A circular guardfor the circle (indistinguishable from the latter in the figure) forms a part of the base. The graduated circle is made slightly conical, so that the microscopes may be more convenient This circle, with its eight radii and interior ring, forms one solid casting,which bears upon the steel axis conically. It is held in place, in imitation of an instrument by Stackpole of New York, by the pressure of a ring above, which can readily be loosened so as to permit the circle to be turned round alone. The telescope is provided with a filar micrometer, with a view of facilitating reiterated pointings — a new principle of much value. The Instrument is leveled by means of a striding level. There are four micrometer microscopes (although some geodesists insist upon an odd number), made adjustable so that one division of the circle shall be very nearly covered by two and a halt turns of the micrometer-screw. The illumination for these microscopes 1b made through their objectives by light brought, according to the plan of Messrs. Brunner, by prisms from a point vertically over the axis, where a horizontal ground glass is hung in the daytime and a lamp with a porcelain shade at night, so that the images of the lines plowed by the graver in the polished surface of the circle shall not he displaced by oblique illumination. The clamp is attached to an arm from a ring about the brass upright, and bears upon the circular guard outside the circle proper. The tangent screw is contrived so as to eliminate dead motion. The arm carrying the clamp is balanced by another bearing a small finding microscope. Theodolites are made upon manifold models; but the one figured in preceding column is a good example of a modern firstclass instrument."
    -- http://books.google.lv/books?id=wUzpAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA6273&lpg=PA6273&dq=conical+bearing+gambey&source=bl&ots=s07DFPoPh6&sig=aX3BXQbMDldzyn2alcIj1akk7vI&hl=en&sa=X&ei=6fNMVIjJMYuXyQTEzoEw&ved=0CBkQ6AEwAA

    October 26, 2014

  • Now I'm guessing "Gamhey" should be "Gambey". I'll put a new citation over on theodolite.

    October 26, 2014

  • Ooh, la! If I'd known about Pietr the Latvian already, I'd forgotten. Thanks, knitandpurl.

    October 14, 2014

  • I'm on the faience about it. Shall we hold the matter in abeyance?

    October 2, 2014

  • That's the thing about this site, isn't it? We've all found that every potential list is an existing list, but often it's necessary to create a new one anyway. Just because.

    September 30, 2014

  • I like this list! (I just got cofferer as a random word and it led me here.)

    September 29, 2014

  • Thanks for pointing us here, qms. I think I prefer the dog in a manger version--but only because it's easier to anagram (dingo manager, ignore mad nag, etc.)

    September 29, 2014

  • Welcome to Wordnik!

    September 26, 2014

  • This one always tricks me. I think it sounds like some combination of invigorating and energizing.

    September 26, 2014

  • Also see tree-calf.

    September 26, 2014

  • Thanks for the cattle call, bilbs. I'll add it to my herd.

    September 26, 2014

  • Lovely!

    September 24, 2014

  • The random word feature just gave me peltate, which led me to hernesheir's leaves list--there might be some yoink-worthy words there, if you're so inclined. :-)

    September 24, 2014

  • Of the Bailey?

    September 24, 2014

  • "You're a rose,
    You're Inferno's Dante,
    You're the nose
    On the great Durante.
    I'm just in the way,
    As the French would say, "de trop".
    But if, baby, I'm the bottom,
    You're the top!"

    --from "You're the Top!" by Cole Porter

    September 24, 2014

  • Excellent list!

    September 22, 2014

  • Buttockial is just fine. No need to callipygian-hole it as something else.

    September 22, 2014

  • "To make one's way or move like a beetle: "Chambermaids . . . beetled from bedroom to bedroom loaded with . . . champagne” ( Vanity Fair)."
    --from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

    September 18, 2014

  • "See uterus (with cut), and cut under peritoneum."
    --from the Century Dictionary definition

    September 18, 2014

  • Shave and a haircut: two bits.

    September 18, 2014

  • "They had teeth, and were essentially carnivorous swimming ostriches."
    --from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

    September 18, 2014

  • Love!

    September 18, 2014

  • Oh, hi there bilby from 2010. How are you?

    September 17, 2014

  • "Completely filled up; compact; without cavities, pores, or interstices; not hollow: as, a solid ball, as distinguished from a hollow one; solid soda-water, not frothy."
    --from the Century Dictionary

    September 17, 2014

  • Great list! The word lagoonal led me here.

    September 17, 2014

  • Also see Wordnik.

    September 17, 2014

  • Also see wordnik.

    September 17, 2014

  • Fun. You might enjoy this snose-words list.

    September 16, 2014

  • That's one of my favorite sayings.

    September 15, 2014

  • In this one, I was at a restaurant in Colorado with a bunch of friends and family--maybe there was a wedding. I had been listening to someone tell a very interesting story about dusty limestone foundations when I saw a man who looked like skipvia. "Hold on!" I said. Skip was walking out the door and I ran after him and yelled his name. When he turned around, I didn't know how to introduce myself, so I just said, "I'm ruzuzu." The dusty foundation speaker came charging after me--why had I run out on everyone like that? "But... Wordnik...." was all I could say before my alarm clock started to ring.

    September 15, 2014

  • See, e.g., corrupted-corporates.

    September 11, 2014

  • corny

    September 11, 2014

  • Maybe I'm mixing up cheesy with corny.

    September 11, 2014

  • put-a-sock-in-it. There.

    September 11, 2014

  • Are they serving SPAM over at the Dundee Dell these days?

    September 11, 2014

  • Brackets around "listogenesis" if you would, please.

    September 10, 2014

  • See corrupted-corporates.

    September 10, 2014

  • Under "same context" we have internet??!, sparkplugs, and texting.

    September 10, 2014

  • There's some discussion of drumming and weird old military stuff over on rigadoon. Who do I know that could answer questions about drumming and weird old military stuff? Think, ruzuzu, think....

    September 10, 2014

  • There's been talk of yardarms and skelping and keelhauling--and whenever I think of yardarms, I think of you.

    September 10, 2014

  • "A shed or slight building placed against the wall of a larger structure and having a single-pitched roof; -- called also penthouse, and to-fall."
    -- from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

    September 9, 2014

  • (I'll note that Wiktionary claims it's "of poor quality through being overdramatic," etc., but I think cheesy things can sometimes be well done or of decent quality, just... unfashionable or silly.)

    September 9, 2014

  • I always associated this with things that were vaguely schmaltzy or milquetoast, but I keep hearing that the meaning for folks from my parents' and grandparents' generation is more like shoddy. What gives? Is there a better word to use when conversing with my elders?

    September 9, 2014

  • "Moving or advancing slowly; slow-gaited; tardigrade: specifically said of the slow lemur."
    -- Century Dictionary

    August 27, 2014

  • "A local name of a large West Indian cockroach, Blatta gigantea, which, in old frame houses, makes a noise at night, by knocking its head against the wood. The sound very much resembles a smart knocking with the knuckle upon the wainscoting." -- Century Dictionary

    August 27, 2014

  • Just arrived here after looking up crazing. How have I not seen this list before? It's fantastic!

    August 25, 2014

  • Would you consider opsin?

    August 21, 2014

  • I think it's funny that we both got perpetuity as a random word.

    August 21, 2014

  • I just saw the word setiform and wondered whether you'd listed it already--you had, of course. I continue to enjoy your lists!

    August 20, 2014

  • Fantastic!

    August 20, 2014

  • Haha! Thanks, qms.

    August 20, 2014

  • I was sorely tempted to start in on the knock-knock-who's-there-banana-banana-who joke. Orange you glad I resisted?

    August 18, 2014

  • Nope. Just dry pita pocket editions.

    August 11, 2014

  • There has to be a good "shivernaut" pun. Anyone?

    August 10, 2014

  • Lovely!

    August 4, 2014

  • Intriguing.

    August 4, 2014

  • The emperor's shiny new clothes
    Betray what each fashion plate knows.
    Stilettos won't distract
    From your lack of tact
    When a "bare bodkin" unravels the show.

    August 1, 2014

  • I have a similar list--I keep meaning to get back to it. Here's mine, if you're interested: angle-of-repose.

    July 31, 2014

  • *press*
    bilby sortes swelly wettish Gershwin

    The first two were mine, but the rest fits perfectly. Thanks, Wordnik and alexz.

    *changes password*

    July 31, 2014

  • Oh look! A delicious food pellet!
    *press*

    July 31, 2014

  • Then pedicabs (I think Wordnik is just playing with me now).

    July 31, 2014

  • Then rustlings.

    July 31, 2014

  • Then locution.

    July 31, 2014

  • Ooooh. It gave me interdicts.

    July 31, 2014

  • I'll check the next "random word" for the answer to that question. Hold on...

    July 31, 2014

  • Ah, Wordnik. I just got this as a "random word."

    July 31, 2014

  • You should have seen him the time someone mistook Abstract Expressionism for German Expressionism. "Express this!" he yelled, then kicked a half-empty Franzia box and some cheese cubes across the room.

    July 31, 2014

  • They're different, though--it's one of the things I love about this site (variations). :)

    July 28, 2014

  • Ooh! I'm going to yoink a few of these for my non-human-sidekicks list.

    July 28, 2014

  • "Charles Darwin used the nomenclature Inuus ecaudatus in writing of the Barbary ape, now classified as Macaca sylvanus."
    -- From the Wikipedia entry for Inuus (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Inuus&oldid=541165617)

    July 28, 2014

  • chabot

    July 28, 2014

  • Is there anything in the -monger family? (If the grapes were fresh, I'd suggest costermonger.)

    July 25, 2014

  • List of notches in New Hampshire?

    July 25, 2014

  • There's been some chatter about ISR....

    July 25, 2014

  • See knave-child and pam.

    July 23, 2014

  • Thanks, bilby. I needed that.

    July 21, 2014

  • I've never heard of cheeseburger-flavored fufluns, but I'll see what I can find!

    July 21, 2014

  • Would you like some catnip-flavored fufluns? They're fresh.

    July 18, 2014

  • I like your lists, and I especially like your comment on chuckrick (the part about goldfinches is fascinating).

    July 18, 2014

  • I'm really only a half-Lat. I have no idea what a marole is.

    July 18, 2014

  • Here, kitty, kitty.

    July 17, 2014

  • Just don't let Schrodinger anywhere near bilbyzcat!

    July 17, 2014

  • "Any method of writing which requires heat to develop the characters."
    --Century Dictionary

    July 17, 2014

  • Jā, un trušbandikuts ir lielas ausis.

    July 17, 2014

  • Oh! It's a dord! Get it? Ha.

    July 16, 2014

  • I adore this list!

    July 16, 2014

  • "See forester, 4, and cut under kangaroo."
    --The Century Dictionary

    July 16, 2014

  • "Szezepanik" in the Century's definition is probably Jan Szczepanik.

    July 16, 2014

  • With visuals!

    July 14, 2014

  • I find that even when I can't delete an unwanted word from the list's page, it's still (sometimes) possible to go to the unwanted word's page and unselect it from the box there (so long as the list is recent enough to show up in the "Add 'unwanted word' to your lists" section).

    July 14, 2014

  • This SPAM is so last year. We should all get our electrical power from confectio Damocritis. (And bezoars are far better for misplacing pounds--though I hear people have also used tapeworms for that purpose.)

    July 9, 2014

  • Wait.... confectio Damocritis is from Damascus? Ungh! Bilby! Why didn't you say anything before?!

    (Welcome to Wordnik, Dimshaw. You'll fit right in here.... would you like some fufluns?)

    July 8, 2014

  • Uh, it is now. See ruzuzus-friday-night-parlour-games.

    July 2, 2014

  • I know not Lethe nor Nepenthe. (It always makes me think of Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter.)

    July 2, 2014

  • "The name derives from "pot ash", which refers to plant ashes soaked in water in a pot, the primary means of manufacturing the product before the industrial era. The word "potassium" is derived from potash."
    -- http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Potash&oldid=614276607

    July 1, 2014

  • Hello, would you be interested in completing a short survey? Have you ever heard of confectio Damocritis? Do you know its origin or etymology? Who was this Damocritis anyway? Thank you for your time.

    July 1, 2014

  • I've received no responses to my survey questions. Perhaps I should switch to English for a time (unless folks would prefer Latvian, Spanish, or Mandarin). I might also condense my focus just a bit. Okay. Ready? Here we go:

    Hello, would you be interested in completing a short survey? Have you ever heard of confectio Damocritis? Do you know its origin or etymology? Who was this Damocritis anyway? Thank you for your time.

    July 1, 2014

  • See urad, urad dal, black gram, black lentil.

    July 1, 2014

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  • Thank you for your kind comment of December 15, ruzuzu. It pains me to have overlooked your comment for so long but, in the absence of the Community page, I seem to have been looking in the wrong places for evidence of activity. I had begun to fear that I was the only one still visiting regularly.

    When I last communicated with Erin she wrote that she had a fix for the Community page but was having difficulty getting it installed on the server. I think it is possible we will not have the Community page back until after the holidays. I hope people will not have lost the habit of visiting.

    I hope your holidays are happy ones.

    December 22, 2014

  • Nope. Just dry pita pocket editions.

    August 11, 2014

  • Hey babe, read any good hummus books lately?

    August 10, 2014

  • Thanks, bilby. I needed that.

    July 21, 2014

  • Can you ask around for me then? I'm sure they come from Riga.

    *chortle chortle chortle*

    July 18, 2014

  • I'm really only a half-Lat. I have no idea what a marole is.

    July 18, 2014

  • What is a marole? I thought I might as well ask a Latvian.

    July 18, 2014

  • I don't know of a list for obsolete and disused science terms. Maybe time to start one?

    May 11, 2014

  • I vote we name the inherent sound of fun ruzuzurrus

    March 19, 2014

  • And so do I!
    But I don't understand how we are supposed to find this █████ comment box on one's profile.

    February 21, 2014

  • Hi ruzuzu. Bovine traces detected over at jomo.

    December 13, 2013

  • Hey ruzuzu, I have tripled the length of your calculator words list - hope you like it!

    May 13, 2013

  • I haven't heard her perform. I did have a chance to listen to her read some of her poems. She did them more than justice!

    April 16, 2013

  • I knew she plays the sax. Have you read 'Crazy Brave' yet?
    I wonder how many people realize the etymological significance of the title.
    Playing the sax is 'crazy brave' of course.
    The sax is the ultimate soul instrument with its long neck and throaty sound (see nephesh)
    My niece Ramona has taught me that well!
    She has 'crazy brave' in her blood, too.

    April 16, 2013

  • Me? Why?
    *retaliates with a volley of fufluns*

    January 28, 2013

  • Fonk you, ruzuzu.

    January 28, 2013

  • gallbladder!

    December 13, 2012

  • Spent the past half-hour reading your lists and almost choking on them. Love you!

    December 5, 2012

  • Thanks for sharper ruzuzu!

    November 8, 2012

  • *yawn*

    July 22, 2012

  • Thanks for the red admiral! By the way, I borrowed some of your spiders for my own little collection.

    July 10, 2012

  • Hi ruzuzu.

    It took me a while to find this reply box.
    Thank you for the welcome message.
    Please feel free to comment on my lists or add words to them.

    Robert

    May 22, 2012

  • Huh! Can't even make the pronunciations play at "hot dog"....go figure. ACK!

    April 25, 2012

  • So, the feedback page is otiose? 'Zu, are you able to create pronunciations? I'm having no luck at all. Is it broke? Can we access pronunciations of old?

    April 25, 2012

  • And I less than three you! Miss you guys. You know how it feels sometimes, though... I visit often but can't find anything to add to the conversation.

    I really wish there was an easier way to follow threads. If you don't spend lots of time here, you have to open all links on the Zeitmunity page. There has to be a different way!

    March 29, 2012

  • Thanks, 'zu. I probably would have found it eventually if I'd spent more time. Cheers!

    March 16, 2012

  • oh thank you, good catch!

    February 1, 2012

  • Thanks! Start -geddon ready to add some words...

    http://www.wordnik.com/lists/geddon--1

    January 29, 2012

  • Glad you liked my definition of Bulgar - I'm a total newbie. Don't know how to create a list, or what its purpose is, or how to use it, etc. Tips?

    January 20, 2012

  • What's all the fuss about <3' secret messages? Ah! I see! Can it really be as simple as hiding messages behind' hearts?

    January 14, 2012

  • Perhaps I'm <3' not' as smart as I think I am.

    January 13, 2012

  • Hmm.

    January 13, 2012

  • Dear ruzuzu,

    You are <3' the opposite of' a terrible bore.

    Yours with no <3' thing but' fondness,

    Yarb.

    January 13, 2012

  • Thanks, Pro!

    January 13, 2012

  • <3'<3'<3'

    January 13, 2012

  • I'm happy to hear that! Nobody had said "welcome to Wordnik" before you did, but I've been feeling more and more at home here, lately.

    January 9, 2012

  • *grins*

    January 4, 2012

  • Aww, shucks. You're awfully nifty yourself. :-)

    January 4, 2012

  • Here's another comment. Phew!

    January 3, 2012

  • Eek. I'm at 6666 comments. I was going to make a joke about how that's bad luck, but then my browser stopped working.

    January 3, 2012

  • kumanan brought it to my attention that the palindrome code was not ignoring spaces, so I fixed it. You'll be seeing "And it's a palindrome" on multi-word palindrome pages by the end of the day. In the interim, here's a list to celebrate to new feature: http://www.wordnik.com/lists/semordnilap

    November 30, 2011

  • Dear ruzuzu,
    Glad to see you.
    Love, ruzuzu

    November 29, 2011

  • Man, I missed all the excitement--I was busy here in nebraksa watching corn grow and paint dry.

    July 30, 2011

  • She's from Nebraska you know.

    July 30, 2011

  • Hi folks, I'm deleting the bizarro-world ruzuzu comments.

    July 29, 2011

  • I picked Scheherazade number. :-)
    Thank you fbharjo (and Buckminster Fuller).

    July 28, 2011

  • What will be Ruzuzu's 1001st (11 times 13 times 7th) favorite? You do favor a number of prime twists? Ordinarily or cardinally?

    July 28, 2011

  • You're welcome. Thanks for having a list where it's appropriate!

    July 22, 2011

  • Thanks for suggesting shrimpoluminescence!

    July 22, 2011