ruzuzu commented on the user aetzorphew
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
ruzuzu commented on the user Dimshaw
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
ruzuzu commented on the word murder board
Uh, it is now. See ruzuzus-friday-night-parlour-games.
July 2, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the word lethe
I know not Lethe nor Nepenthe. (It always makes me think of Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter.)
ruzuzu commented on the word potash
"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
ruzuzu commented on the user parisibob
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.
ruzuzu commented on the user custiscost
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.
ruzuzu commented on the word urad dal
See urad, urad dal, black gram, black lentil.
ruzuzu commented on the list ends-in-a-silent-b
Aw, shucks. Thanks, qms--but I'm sure all the credit goes to erinmckean.And stellar list, pterodactyl! *favorited*
June 30, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the user hotcougarsdating
Witaj, byłbyś zainteresowany wypełniając krótką ankietę? Oto pytania: Jak odkryłaś wordnik? Czy już zapisał się na "słowo dnia" funkcji? Czy próbowałeś za pomocą confectio Damocritis do utraty wagi? Jak dowiedziałeś się o confectio Damocritis? Dziękujemy za zainteresowanie.
ruzuzu commented on the user dacyjanas
ruzuzu commented on the list dear-abby
June 26, 2014
Dear Abby,Is it wrong to try to spam the spammers? I used google translate to create a little survey for them in Polish about what brings them here and whether they've ever heard of confectio Damocritis as a weight-loss strategy. Is this cure worse than the disease? And what is confectio Damocritis anyway? Signed,Mystery Meat and Greet
ruzuzu commented on the user ewwis
ruzuzu commented on the user adahkozlak
ruzuzu commented on the list the-measure-of-man
June 25, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the word caecum
ruzuzu commented on the user bikus0
ruzuzu commented on the list cold-steel
I was just reading about forte and foible, then trying to remember whether there were any sword lists around here. You're awesome, bear.
June 24, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the word two cents
Add your two cents...
ruzuzu commented on the list ruzuzus-totally-rad--righteous--and-rockin-r-words
ruzuzu commented on the list recent-new-scrabble-words
Are these OSPD, OWL, or SOWPODS?
ruzuzu commented on the word liger
Also see quesadilla.
June 16, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the word memorate
Thanks, bilby. *begins work on "The Legend of the Nose-Acorn Pulling Bilby"*
June 6, 2014
Hunh. Who knew?
June 5, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the word fractals
Cf. self-similarity, scale invariance.
ruzuzu commented on the word finfulnefs
Isn't this the Old French form of fufluns?
June 3, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the user pterodactyl
I adore your comment over on lie--it's the sort of thing that lets me know we're among friends here.
ruzuzu commented on the word leigh
From The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia definition for Leigh: "n. A different spelling of lea, meadow or pasture, used as a suffix (-leigh, also -ley, -ly) in English place-names, especially in Devonshire: as, Chudleigh, Chulmleigh, Calverleigh. n. An obsolete preterit of lie."
ruzuzu commented on the word scorza
ruzuzu commented on the list long-s-examples
Thank you, _bear. Add anything you like!
ruzuzu commented on the word fignify
I've added this to my list of long-s-examples. Please feel free to add any others you might come acrofs.
June 2, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the word weather-head
May 31, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the word ha
"An exclamation denoting surprise, joy, or grief. Both as uttered and as written, it expresses a great variety of emotions, determined by the tone or the context. When repeated, ha, ha, it is an expression of laughter, satisfaction, or triumph, sometimes of derisive laughter; or sometimes it is equivalent to “Well, it is so.”-- from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
May 28, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the word Well, it is so.
ruzuzu commented on the word hermitage
"Stone walls do not a prison make,Nor iron bars a cageMinds innocent and quiet takeThat for an hermitage."-- from Richard Lovelace's "To Althea, from Prison"
ruzuzu commented on the list radio
ruzuzu commented on the word cheap
"n. A market; a market-place: in this sense extant in several place-names, as Cheapside and Eastcheap in London, Chepstow, etc."--from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
May 16, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the list obsolete---disused-science-terms
Thanks! I'm especially fond of butter of antimony.
May 15, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the user mollusque
We have a start from alexz: obsolete---disused-science-terms.
May 14, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the list some-ship-building-terms
These are so great. I've been obsessed with timber words lately, so I'll probably be yoinking a bunch of these--thanks!
Oh, wow! I love this. Thanks, alexz.
I have to admit I'm daunted by how many obsolete and disused science terms there could be--would it make sense to break them down into categories, or should we just have one huge list?
ruzuzu commented on the list the-kindest-cut
Just found templet.
ruzuzu commented on the word timber sow
"Same as Timber worm, below."-- from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
ruzuzu commented on the word bond
"n. plural The whole of the timbers disposed in the walls of a house, as bond-timbers, wall-plates, lintels, and templets."-- from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
ruzuzu commented on the word quarry sap
"The moisture in stone freshly cut from the quarry. When this has dried out, the stone is harder to work."--Dictionary of Building. 2nd ed. Edited by John S. Scott. London: Newnes-Butterworths, 1974, 272.
May 8, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the list found-in-keyboard
There should be an accompanying "lost in keyboard" list: I was able to add a second L here, but where does my missing colon go?
ruzuzu commented on the list damps
Fine, fine. Now an open list.
The "Random word" feature leads me to lots of old science words which no longer seem to be in use (today I got entomostraca). Do you happen to know if there's a list for them somewhere around here?
May 7, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the list conjunctivitis
I adore this list!
ruzuzu commented on the list an-insouciant-list
Such a lovely list!
ruzuzu commented on the word Louise Fitzhugh
Author of Harriet the Spy.
ruzuzu commented on the list crosswords--1
Just the list I'd been looking for--thank you!
ruzuzu commented on the word overarching
Thank you, bilby.
Okay. Is it overARKing or overARCHing? I keep hearing both.
May 6, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the word POWER! LIGHTNING STRIKES! SMITING!
Haha! It's true!
May 2, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the word compartment syndrome
"PBS science correspondent Miles O'Brien suffered a compartment syndrome and had to have his left arm amputated. According to his blog, O'Brien was securing cases filled with camera gear on a cart as he wrapped up a reporting trip to Japan and the Philippines. One fell on his arm. The arm was sore and swollen the next day but worsened on the next, Feb. 14, 2014, and he sought medical care. At the hospital, as his pain increased and arm numbness set in, a doctor recommended an emergency procedure to relieve the pressure within the limb, O'Brien wrote. The doctor made a real-time call and amputated his arm just above the elbow."-- http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Compartment_syndrome&oldid=605056314
May 1, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the word loo-table
ruzuzu commented on the word Urumqi
Has someone made a list of those places? I'd add Poughkeepsie.
ruzuzu commented on the word widow woman
Also see widow-woman.
April 30, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the word widow-woman
See widow woman.
ruzuzu commented on the list the-glyphs---how-to-name-them
ruzuzu commented on the list gums-and-resins
(Also, my new favorite of these is thus.)
ruzuzu commented on the word Bafe
All your Bafe are belong to us.
ruzuzu commented on the list worse-than-they-sound
April 29, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the list monovocalics
Just saw defenselessness and thought of this list, but it's here already--which didn't surprise me at all!
ruzuzu commented on the list torture
So cothurnus led me to buskin....
ruzuzu commented on the word bougie
"A pencil of paraffin or other material which melts at the temperature of the body, with which some medicinal substance has been incorporated: employed for local medication of the urethra, uterus, or other canal into which it is introduced, the melting of the bougie liberating the drug."--Century Dictionary
April 24, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the word Eoörnis pterovelox gobiensis
"Eoörnis pterovelox gobiensis is a fictional bird, a humorous hoax by Lester W. Sharp, professor of botany, Cornell University, United States. It was initially a short talk presented together with a graduate student, Cuthbert Fraser, about the most unusual bird from the Gobi Desert, called woofen-poof by the local populace. (Compare the coinage "woofen-poof" to Whiffenpoof, Hufflepuff, etc.) Eventually it grew into a 34-page monograph signed by an Augustus C. Fotheringham, Sc.D. (Cantab.), F.R.G.S., printed by "The Buighleigh Press" in 1928, full of illustrated detail of anatomy, physiology, ecology, evolution, and historical references, complete with Cro-Magnon cave paintings — all inspired by a car mascot of a pelican. For example, Pterovelox "is perhaps most frequently observed in a peculiar resting position — legs straight out behind with the feet on the rock, tree branch or other object, the body being supported by continuous vibration of wings"."-- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eoörnis_Pterovelox_Gobiensis
ruzuzu commented on the list laundry-list
Also, mangle. Ooh! And box mangle.I love this list.
April 17, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the list words-i-made-up--1
You might also like words-of-the-future-part-2, etc.
ruzuzu commented on the user reesetee
Sorry--those things should come with a warning!
April 16, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the word Orangey
"Orangey (credited under various names) had a prolific career in film and television in the 1950s and early 1960's and was the only cat to win two Patsy Awards (Picture Animal Top Star of the Year, an animal actor's version of an Oscar), the first for the title role in Rhubarb (1951), a story about a cat who inherits a fortune, and the second for his portrayal of the cat, Audrey Hepburn's "poor slob without a name" in Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)."-- http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Orangey&oldid=594717422
ruzuzu commented on the list how-to-name-a-cat
The cat called "Cat" in the movie Breakfast at Tiffany's was played by Orangey.
ruzuzu commented on the word vegetable lamb of tartary
Also see Vegetable Lamb of Tartary.
April 15, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the list zombification
I see what you mean about the broken links. This list could support witches too, though--and I think there's even a vampire list around here somewhere (and maybe we can find another spot for the vegetable lamb of tartary).
ruzuzu commented on the word slug
Oh, fun. It's also a "slimy mass of aggregated amoeboid cells from which the sporophore of a cellular slime mold develops" (to quote John Wayne again).
ruzuzu commented on the word eyeware
Or, you know, beyer beware!
ruzuzu commented on the word sullage
See gray water.
ruzuzu commented on the word pair of stays
Add 'em both, if you like.
ruzuzu commented on the word tepary
Also see tepary bean.
ruzuzu commented on the word tepary bean
For more about the etymology, see tepary.
ruzuzu commented on the word painter's mussel
ruzuzu commented on the word Lammas
Also see at latter Lammas.
April 11, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the word gleysol
Also see gley.
ruzuzu commented on the word compone
"In heraldry, composed of small squares of two tinctures alternately in one row: said of a bordure, bend, or other ordinary. Also compon, componed, compony, and gobonated. See counter-compony." --from the Century Dictionary
ruzuzu commented on the user chained_bear
Thank you! *hands over thank-you fufluns*And I suppose I shouldn't stomp my foot and pout... but I miss seeing you here!Edit: Lord knows I'm still figuring things out, too. Sigh.
ruzuzu commented on the word loons snool
ruzuzu commented on the user markusloke
Any chance you could be convinced to make a list with anagrams of names? I want to hear more about Unreal Lauren, Classier Clarisse, and all their friends.
ruzuzu commented on the list eponymous-food-and-drink
I always like your lists!
April 10, 2014
Your anagrams are great!
ruzuzu commented on the word Legend of the Octopus
"The Legend of the Octopus is a sports tradition during Detroit Red Wings home playoff games where octopuses are thrown onto the ice surface. The origins of the activity go back to the 1952 playoffs, when a National Hockey League team played two best-of-seven series to capture the Stanley Cup. The octopus, having eight arms, symbolized the number of playoff wins necessary for the Red Wings to win the Stanley Cup. The practice started April 15, 1952 when Pete and Jerry Cusimano, brothers and storeowners in Detroit's Eastern Market, hurled an octopus into the rink of The Old Red Barn. The team swept the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens en route to winning the championship, as well as winning two of the next three championships. Since 1952 the practice has persisted with each passing year. In one 1995 game, fans threw 36 octopuses, including a specimen weighing 38 pounds (17 kg). The Red Wings' unofficial mascot is a purple octopus named Al, and during playoff runs two of these mascots are also hung from the rafters of the Joe Louis Arena, symbolizing the 16 wins now needed to win the Stanley Cup. It has become such an accepted part of the team's lore, that fans have developed what is considered proper etiquette and technique for throwing an octopus onto the ice."-- http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Legend_of_the_Octopus&oldid=588684795
Oh, I have more. Would you like one with grape riffles?
ruzuzu commented on the list dunes--1
Ha! I know.
ruzuzu commented on the word mummyberry
Okay--I made a zombification list.
April 9, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the list these-are-permanent-winds-that-live-in-the-present-tense
Such a nice list. Thank you.
ruzuzu commented on the list envi---collocations-rs
Your lists continue to fascinate me. Thank you.
ruzuzu commented on the list words-describing-one-long-dream-which-spans-nearly-two-years-and-takes-place-between-the-hours-10-pm-and-1-am
ruzuzu commented on the list things-that-look-much-different-under-black-light
I'm sure that if you toggle the switch back to normal light, the list title will line up on the left again.
ruzuzu commented on the word bunco
That's true. It's a shame to waste good martinis on creepy dictionaries.
Any chance you could be convinced to add brackets to "epileptic lagomorph driving" over on moro reflex? I have just the list for it.
ruzuzu commented on the word invoilable
I'm adding this to my rabbit list.
*sets down fuflun**backs away slowly**waits*
ruzuzu commented on the user roylej
Check out the word page for adeptitude--the user ry added your comment there. (You might have to scroll down a bit, but now your citation is there for you and anyone else to see.)
ruzuzu commented on the word blue blazer
Two more things. First, I think Buckaroo Banzai had a group called The Blue Blaze Irregulars. Second, I just ran across that poem by Anne Sexton called "Lessons in Hunger" where the first three lines are as follows:"'Do you like me?'I asked the blue blazer.No answer."
April 8, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the word kaerionet
I have just the list for it!
ruzuzu commented on the word professor
My understanding of that prank in the video is that it was from a university-level class (I'd say "college-level" class, but that could confuse matters even more).I can think of times when "professor" is used as a form of antonomasia. For instance, there's a scene in "The Philadelphia Story" where Katherine Hepburn's character keeps calling Jimmy Stewart's character "professor," even though he's just a reporter. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQC2guz8oGc)
ruzuzu commented on the word pancake rabbit
ruzuzu commented on the word Oolong
Oolong was "a domestic rabbit owned by Hironori Akutagawa. Oolong became an Internet phenomenon through his owner, Akutagawa, uploading images of the rabbit with objects balanced on his head." From http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Oolong_(rabbit)&oldid=599235489
ruzuzu commented on the word martini
*throws drink in wiktionary's face and storms out*
There are a few drink lists, and a few wine lists, but you should make one up for us, alexz--it's always more fun to create your own (based on your own tastes).
April 7, 2014
Uh, "aimed at women?"
ruzuzu commented on the word Rabbit Island
Ōkunoshima: Takehara, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. "It is often called Usagi Jima" or "Rabbit Island" because of "the numerous feral rabbits that roam the island."-- http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ōkunoshima&oldid=597878278
April 4, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the word Ōkunoshima
See Rabbit Island.
ruzuzu commented on the list the-best-tweets-of-yugoyouth
I find that to be in potaste--I love it!
ruzuzu commented on the word bilby got chub tattles
Wonderinging is probably just a banananaphone--wouldn't a bahahahanaphone be wonderinginging?
ruzuzu commented on the word pareidolia
Ceci n'est pas la lettre a.
Ha--and here I was, wonderinging only whether it had something to do with tattoos or wattles.Edit: And now I'm left wondering what "wonderinging" means.
ruzuzu commented on the list anagram-poetry
There were a couple entries on the vogon-poetry list that might work... "utty gabbleblotchits" yields "bilby got chub tattles" (whatever that means).
April 3, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the word neb-neb
I just saw the word coulterneb over on puffin.
ruzuzu commented on the word flea
"A flea-beetle; a saltatorial beetle of the genus Haltica, as H. nemorum, which injures the turnip, and is also called turnip-flea and turnip-fly." -- from the Century
ruzuzu commented on the word turnip-flea
Also see flea.
ruzuzu commented on the word turnip-fly
Also see flea, turnip-flea.
ruzuzu commented on the list irosaceae
These are so great! What a lovely list.
ruzuzu commented on the word récamier
ruzuzu commented on the list vogon-poetry
I rather like it.
ruzuzu commented on the word Blorenge
Your comments amuse me, ry, but I have to be quick to catch them--wasn't this a mountain a minute ago?
April 2, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the list duality
I like this list.
ruzuzu commented on the word nilpotent
"In mathematics, vanishing on being raised to a certain power. Thus, if i be such an expression in multiple algebra that i × i × i = 0, i is nilpotent." -- Century
ruzuzu commented on the list such-a-disappointment
Nice list! I took the liberty of adding displease, dissatisfy, mismanage, neglect, and bumble as separate entries.
ruzuzu commented on the word footwraps
"Footwraps (also referred to as foot cloths, rags, bandages or bindings, or by their Russian name portyanki) are rectangular pieces of cloth that are worn wrapped around the feet to avoid chafing, absorb sweat and improve the foothold. Footwraps were worn with boots before socks became widely available, and remained in use by armies in Eastern Europe up until the beginning of the 21st century."-- http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Footwraps&oldid=600288869
ruzuzu commented on the list agentive-clothing
So babul is interesting, but it might be the name of the tree (not its gum). Also, could meska work for gum arabic?
ruzuzu commented on the word cheven
"An old name of the chub. Also chiven, chiving." -- Century
ruzuzu commented on the word stupid-head
I'm surprised this hasn't been listed yet.
ruzuzu commented on the word berret
"A kind of opal bead of the size of a marble." -- from the Century
I've put pants back on. I also added a skirt.
ruzuzu commented on the list the-several-stages-of-wordie-addiction
Also, still adoring bilby. (See the-janus-file.)
April 1, 2014
I was thinking of panting, then pantsing, then thought better of having added it and tried to delete it, then couldn't... and now you can see why I don't want to add the crusty evil clown pants.I think they're looking at me. *backs away slowly*
I'm nearly certain that crusty evil clown pants have agency, but I'm scared to add them.
ruzuzu commented on the word beetlestomper
Ha! Not only did I just eat half a bag of Skittles, but earlier today I heard a joke about unicorn meat in a can. ("Would you try it? Neigh.")
ruzuzu commented on the list okra
Thanks treeeees, bliby, and hotmadum (okra is unanagramable, but okra list becomes solar kit, oral skit or risk a lot, &c.).
ruzuzu commented on the word leaping-evil
March 31, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the list injury
Joy! Rupture! What a great list.
ruzuzu commented on the list things-that-freak-me-out
Here's my list of bad-luck things. (Just this morning I had a close call--I almost put on a scarf with the colors red, green, and purple together. Scary.)
March 28, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the word killer shrimp
See Dikerogammarus villosus.
ruzuzu commented on the list things-that-freak-me-out--animals
Wait... now *this* is my new favorite list.
March 27, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the list stumps
This is my new favorite list.
ruzuzu commented on the word lady's finger
List-worthy, but I'm unable to deal with the required apostrophes.
ruzuzu commented on the word lady fingers
See ladies' fingers.
ruzuzu commented on the word okra
Is it lady fingers or ladies' fingers?
ruzuzu commented on the user ry
You're fun, and I'm glad you're here.
Also, I just made a list about okra. *hangs head in shame*
ruzuzu commented on the word He who lives in glass trousers...
See bilby's comment on the-janus-file.
This one's not even interesting, but I'll confess it all the same: Sometimes I'll add the name of the list as an entry *to* the list so that it's easier for me to search for it later. And sometimes I forget about capitalization, so I'll add different variations. See as-in-the-cut.
ruzuzu commented on the list as-in-the-cut
Sometimes I'll add the name of the list as an entry *to* the list so that it's easier for me to search for it later. And sometimes I forget about capitalization, so I'll add different variations.I think there's a list somewhere for these sorts of confessions.
ruzuzu commented on the list the-janus-file
I still adore you.
ruzuzu commented on the word muculent
Ha! Brackets around "okrish," please.
March 26, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the list poetic-substances
ruzuzu commented on the word fried pickles
Okra is much better when it's breaded and fried. Or pickled, I suppose.
ruzuzu commented on the list air-raid-precautions-1939-1945
I think the scariest one is mobil gas vans (see http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Gas_van&oldid=599212552).
ruzuzu commented on the word lipothymy
ruzuzu commented on the word vivat
"An exclamation of applause or joy; a viva."-- from the Century
Not a heavy anti-gas suit?
ruzuzu commented on the word retrait
"A drawing; picture; portrait; hence, countenance; aspect."-- from the Century
ruzuzu commented on the word autophage
ruzuzu commented on the list a-good-egg
I was just reading about Augustus Egg.
This is so brilliant and scary.
ruzuzu commented on the list word-guidelines-for-wordie
"unpunctuated was added by uselessness and appears on just this list."
ruzuzu commented on the list not-the-clearest-of-intentions
Oh! This is fun.
ruzuzu commented on the list turn-of-phrase--1
ruzuzu commented on the word Tyrrhenia
See, e.g., Tyrrhenian.
ruzuzu commented on the user abcedertree
Thornton Wilder's theophilus-north has a part about Mozart and a part about wind and buildings and Vitruvius.
ruzuzu commented on the list archaic-placenames
This is so lovely!
ruzuzu commented on the list things-i-never-find-at-rummage-sales-or-second-hand-stores
Donate whatever you like!
ruzuzu commented on the list a-snotty-list
ruzuzu commented on the word hard words break no bones, fine words butter no parsnips
See fine words butter no parsnips.
Exactly. I'm thinking there's an untapped market for muco-autophages and muco-cannibals wanting to try vegetarian options: soy-boogers, for example. Okra might work, too.
(And brackets around "snotting," please.)
Madmouth's spectrum intrigues me. "Ovo-lacto" vegetarians eat milk and eggs, but not flesh. Do we need an equivalent distinction for cannibals and autophages?
ruzuzu commented on the list my-god--im-full-of-stones
This is perfectly grotesque, and I thank you all very kindly. *wanders off to make a-snotty-list*
ruzuzu commented on the user yarb
Ah. It's 14 ways for the blackshirts (it's by Umberto Eco).
madmouth: Pound? I'd make a joke about all editors being fascists, but it's not true--so it wouldn't be funny, and then what's the point? But... also... you'd said something about the Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird, which reminds me that I once read something about Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackshirt. yarb: Didn't he write some of those cantos when he was in a cage or in a cell or something?and ry: I was thinking some of the same things about religion over on your lies--1 list.
ruzuzu commented on the word artisanal
That should be on a T-shirt.
ruzuzu commented on the word iroquoisy
Oh, man. Okay. Kerchief again. Also Galen again (I just made a galen list!), and confectio Damocritis, obviously, again.
March 25, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the list iroquoisy
I love you, Pro.
ruzuzu commented on the list three-letter-acronyms
Nota bene: initialism.
I've been wanting to know more about The Lost Generation--I checked out a biography of Sylvia Beach and thought maybe it was time to read Ulysses, but I haven't gotten very far yet. I *have* read a little Eliot (all thanks to bilby's comments about the hyacinth girl), but Pound has always scared me.
ruzuzu commented on the list lies--1
I was starting in on A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers last weekend, but I got hung up before I could get through the acknowledgment section. I love creative nonfiction, but there's this part where he says that "if you are bothered by the idea of this being real, you are invited to do what the author should have done, and what authors and readers have been doing since the beginning of time: PRETEND IT'S FICTION." I'm not sure I agree that readers have always done this. Memory is tricky enough as it is. (I always love it when people say things like "It was back in 1998. No! I lied. It was 1999." Is that really lying?) And I'm not sure what liking Miro and thinking of Klee means. But I could be lying.
I've had Gargantua and Pantagruel on my list forever--though lately I've been distracted by the Joyce/Pound/Eliot triumvirate and some of their detractors. Which Pound are you reading?
ruzuzu commented on the word skive
If the glove fits....
Show 200 more comments...