ruzuzu commented on the list words-that-lost-me-spelling-bees
Thanks for making this an open list. I added chifforobe (a instead of o), which lost me a church spelling bee in my home county.
May 28, 2015
ruzuzu commented on the list set-1--1
Ha! Thanks, Erin.
May 26, 2015
ruzuzu commented on the user DonH
You might like this list: https://www.wordnik.com/lists/2015-new-words
May 22, 2015
ruzuzu commented on the word blet
Also see comments on medlar.
ruzuzu commented on the list erythronium
I'm fond of the toad lilies, too (especially Tricyrtis hirta).
May 18, 2015
What a lovely list!
ruzuzu commented on the word quodlibet
"n. A fanciful or humorous harmonic combination of two or more well-known melodies: sometimes equivalent to a Dutch concert." What's a Dutch concert?
ruzuzu commented on the user X2Zero
"X2Zero has looked up 0 words, created 0 lists, listed 0 words, written 0 comments, added 0 tags, and loved 0 words."
May 17, 2015
ruzuzu commented on the user ChristieMCNeill
Wow! In order for this sort of thing to be successful, we must have bunches and bunches of Wordniks in Jonesboro. Greetings, Jonesborers. Er, Jonesboravians? How did you find us? Is the mall at Turtle Creek all it's cracked up to be?
ruzuzu commented on the list that-really-takes-the-cake
Thank you, TankHughes. You inspired it!
May 15, 2015
ruzuzu commented on the list she-died-as-she-lived
Thank you for pointing me in that direction--I'd never read "The Lovers of the Poor." She's great!
ruzuzu commented on the word convuloquacious
I assumed it would be "convolocakecious."
ruzuzu commented on the word justificaketion
I believe qms just offered an emancicaketion proclamation.
May 14, 2015
That's the best use of arms akimbo I've ever seen!
ruzuzu commented on the word balsam copaiba
May 11, 2015
ruzuzu commented on the word plu 4627
Does anyone have a list of these somewhere? Have we looked up 7457?
May 4, 2015
ruzuzu commented on the word Lite-FM
April 30, 2015
ruzuzu commented on the list feathery
Nice list! I just added grail.
ruzuzu commented on the word britchka
That might bear repeating. *disappears into self*
Not what I was expecting.
April 28, 2015
ruzuzu commented on the list a-supposedly-fun-thing-ill-never-do-again--2
You're in good company. You might enjoy looking at this list: a-supposedly-fun-thing-ill-never-do-again.
ruzuzu commented on the word wholly independent
I had no idea Black's was online. (It looks like it's just the 2d edition, but still. Fun!) Thanks, alexz.
ruzuzu commented on the word cerf
"Cerf or Le Cerf is a French-language surname, derived from cerf, meaning "hind", "hart" or "deer"."-- http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Cerf_(surname)&oldid=642733208
ruzuzu commented on the word heel fly
See cattle grub.
ruzuzu commented on the word philter
Also see philtrum.
April 27, 2015
ruzuzu commented on the list latin-strings
I like this list. Arcades ambo.
ruzuzu commented on the list a-silent-letter-radio-alphabet-to-annoy-call-centre-staff
ruzuzu commented on the word zuihitsu
Wax on... and on... and on....
ruzuzu commented on the user ruzuzu
Eek! TankHughes, I'm glad I was able to point out that list to you, but I'm sorry to contribute to the demise of another. May I console myself with the thought that you'll eventually replace it with a new list for our amusement?
April 23, 2015
ruzuzu commented on the list footless--legless-or-ventrally-finless
Thanks, qms. :)
ruzuzu commented on the list location-based-objects
Have you seen http://wordnik.com/lists/location-slang? There might be some yoink-worthy things there.
April 21, 2015
ruzuzu commented on the word heart-root
This is adorable and freaks me out at the same time.
ruzuzu commented on the list found-in-keyboard
I just added glitter. Gross.
April 16, 2015
ruzuzu commented on the word Borromean
I found my way back here from monofilament of shoelaces, which I'd seen after looking up immixture (again).
ruzuzu commented on the word you're something of a hotdog, aren't you
I relish these comments.
ruzuzu commented on the list are-you-sad--misparse-me
This is fantastic.
ruzuzu commented on the word Hongkong Feet
ruzuzu commented on the word homish
What's a home circle?
March 25, 2015
ruzuzu commented on the list set-theory
March 5, 2015
ruzuzu commented on the word long time nothing
See long time no see.
March 3, 2015
ruzuzu commented on the word 42
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
ruzuzu commented on the word illude
I should note for those of you playing along at home that there are references here to Dara Torres, etc. See, e.g., 42.
ruzuzu commented on the word MRSA
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
ruzuzu commented on the user klawisz57
Aw, thanks vm--you're making me feel bashful.
February 27, 2015
ruzuzu commented on the word ru open list zuzu
ruzuzu commented on the list show-me-missouri
Add as you like! As I'm sure you know, "open list" is my middle name.
ruzuzu commented on the word sesamoid
"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
ruzuzu commented on the word choux
"n. A name in the seventeenth century of the chignon."--from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
ruzuzu commented on the user abcedertree
Wait. Wikipedia says it's Paracelsus. "The dose makes the poison."
Your comment on homeopath reminds me of Galen. "The poison is in the dose," etc.
ruzuzu commented on the word rope-house
Are there no salt manufacturing lists on this site? Umbrage! I nominate vendingmachine to create one for us.
ruzuzu commented on the list ity--1
February 25, 2015
ruzuzu commented on the list rectal-foreign-bodies
I find the 2008 sionnach to be piquant and robust, but the new French varietals are charming as well.
ruzuzu commented on the word fyrd
Ready, aim... fyrd.
ruzuzu commented on the word boss of the plains
February 24, 2015
ruzuzu commented on the word mollusque
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!
ruzuzu commented on the list call-any-vegetable
A prune isn't really a vegetable. Cabbage is a vegetable.
February 23, 2015
ruzuzu commented on the list cottony
ruzuzu commented on the word food pellet
Yum! Thank you!
ruzuzu commented on the word Ziziphus jujuba
See giuggiola for citation. Also see jujube.
February 22, 2015
ruzuzu commented on the word wordnikwiki
We should have a wordnikwiki page! Wordnikipedia? (I think that's better than wordniquicky.)
ruzuzu commented on the user vendingmachine
*press*Ooh! Another delicious food pellet!You're the bestest vending machine ever, vendingmachine!
ruzuzu commented on the word agapanthus tub-hauler
Me too, vendingmachine.And me too, bilby.
February 19, 2015
It's spelt nebraksa, thankyouverymuch.
February 18, 2015
ruzuzu commented on the list zen--1
How did I miss this? Nice list!
ruzuzu commented on the word fennel
"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)
ruzuzu commented on the word black death
See Black Death.
ruzuzu commented on the word giant fennel
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."
ruzuzu commented on the word insomnia
ruzuzu commented on the word live baiting
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.
Or cane toads. Amirite?
February 17, 2015
ruzuzu commented on the word glass-paper
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.
ruzuzu commented on the word iroquois
Now all I get is cabbaged.
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*
Did we have a discussion somewhere about why we chose iroquoisy instead of fruit batty? I suppose I could consult the oracle.
ruzuzu commented on the word haptics
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
ruzuzu commented on the word haptic
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.'"
ruzuzu commented on the word proof of life
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
ruzuzu commented on the user PHalloran16
I thought it would be funny to wait until today to comment about these. Welcome to Wordnik!
Ooh! A delicious food pellet! And two cents!!!
I wonder what would happen if I were to press the "Save" button below this comment box.
ruzuzu commented on the user Thuisman
Welcome to Wordnik! I just went over to the page for the word extranatory and quoted what you said below.
ruzuzu commented on the word extranatory
"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
Which makes *me* think of food pellets. Mmmm. Delicious.
February 11, 2015
For more, visit vendingmachine.
Ooh! Look! Delicious food pellets. Looks like you're my new bff, vendingmachine.
ruzuzu commented on the word zuzu, zuzuer, zuzuest
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.
January 30, 2015
ruzuzu commented on the word transient
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
ruzuzu commented on the word puttee
I wonder whether one could make them of lace. (You'd have to learn to puttee tat, of course.)
January 13, 2015
ruzuzu commented on the word putty
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
ruzuzu commented on the list of-or-pertaining-to-a-feather-or-feathers
Words of a feather....
ruzuzu commented on the word bilby
I'll note that wombat has already been adopted.
January 12, 2015
January 5, 2015
ruzuzu commented on the user readteach03
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
ruzuzu commented on the word If Ruzuzu is infinitely powerful, can she also be infinitely good
Oh look! More tasty food pellets!
December 30, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the word emergency assembly point
I wonder what would happen if I press the "emergency exit" button.
Oooh! A delicious food pellet!
Hm. I wonder what would happen if I were to press that "save" button....
ruzuzu commented on the word community
Brackets around "Wordnik Safety Warden," please.
ruzuzu commented on the word aphotic
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.
Thank you for the update, Erin. And thanks for the encouragement, qms!
December 26, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the user erinmckean
So, in the meantime, I'm proposing that we all hang out over the word community. :-)
December 24, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the user bilby
It's not just you, madmouth. Shall we all meet up over on community?
ruzuzu commented on the user madmouth
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.)
Happy holidays, everybody!
ruzuzu commented on the user qms
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?
ruzuzu commented on the word dog-whipper
So strange that this hasn't been listed yet.
December 18, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the word lapis lazuli
I think the Spanish version should be lápiz azul.
ruzuzu commented on the word 502 Bad Gateway
I adore the images for this.
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!
ruzuzu commented on the word ragstone
The Visuals for this are pretty interesting. I'd swear chained_bear is here.
December 11, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the word fa**ot
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
ruzuzu commented on the list a-hive-for-the-honey-bee
December 2, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the list hence-called
Good thing I have caller ID.
ruzuzu commented on the word strass
ruzuzu commented on the word levulose
(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/ )
"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
ruzuzu commented on the list my-favourite-words-encountered-while-reading-trollope
Nice list! (I was led here by mauvaise honte.)
ruzuzu commented on the word sal-soda
Carbonate of soda (per Soule's).
ruzuzu commented on the list remarkable-wikipedia-categories
List of botanists by author abbreviation?
November 19, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the word jean dimmock
ruzuzu commented on the list b-open-list--words-to-blurt-in-an-elevator-b
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.
ruzuzu commented on the word ice wave
ruzuzu commented on the user johnandrus
November 12, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the list plans-for-the-weekend
I adore plinthing. In fact, I'm plinthing right now.
ruzuzu commented on the list lost-for-word
I'm reminded of neurotypical, but that might be too specific.
October 29, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the word Gambey
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
ruzuzu commented on the word theodolite
"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
ruzuzu commented on the word the conical bearing of Gamhey
Now I'm guessing "Gamhey" should be "Gambey". I'll put a new citation over on theodolite.
ruzuzu commented on the word papirosa
Ooh, la! If I'd known about Pietr the Latvian already, I'd forgotten. Thanks, knitandpurl.
October 14, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the word Feance
I'm on the faience about it. Shall we hold the matter in abeyance?
October 2, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the word dog in the manger
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
ruzuzu commented on the list erer
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.)
ruzuzu commented on the user Feirony
Welcome to Wordnik!
September 26, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the word enervating
This one always tricks me. I think it sounds like some combination of invigorating and energizing.
ruzuzu commented on the word tree calf
Also see tree-calf.
ruzuzu commented on the word tree-calf
Thanks for the cattle call, bilbs. I'll add it to my herd.
ruzuzu commented on the list leaves
September 24, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the list to-leaf
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. :-)
ruzuzu commented on the word petuti
Of the Bailey?
ruzuzu commented on the word de trop
"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 22, 2014
Buttockial is just fine. No need to callipygian-hole it as something else.
ruzuzu commented on the word beetle
"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
ruzuzu commented on the word womb
"See uterus (with cut), and cut under peritoneum."--from the Century Dictionary definition
ruzuzu commented on the word treebeard
Shave and a haircut: two bits.
ruzuzu commented on the word hesperornis
"They had teeth, and were essentially carnivorous swimming ostriches."--from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
ruzuzu commented on the word be kind to writers and editors month
ruzuzu commented on the word Mpemba effect
Oh, hi there bilby from 2010. How are you?
September 17, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the word solid
"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
ruzuzu commented on the list mirrored-vowels
Great list! The word lagoonal led me here.
ruzuzu commented on the word wordnik
Also see Wordnik.
ruzuzu commented on the word Wordnik
Also see wordnik.
ruzuzu commented on the user Shieldwolf
Fun. You might enjoy this snose-words list.
September 16, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the word mackerel sky
That's one of my favorite sayings.
September 15, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the word meeting skipvia
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.
ruzuzu commented on the word listogenesis
See, e.g., corrupted-corporates.
September 11, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the list a-dram-too-many
ruzuzu commented on the word cheesy
Maybe I'm mixing up cheesy with corny.
ruzuzu commented on the list put-a-ring-on-it
ruzuzu commented on the list omaha-real-estate
Are they serving SPAM over at the Dundee Dell these days?
ruzuzu commented on the list corrupted-corporates
Brackets around "listogenesis" if you would, please.
September 10, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the word depontipontificate
ruzuzu commented on the word sky pilot
Under "same context" we have internet??!, sparkplugs, and texting.
ruzuzu commented on the user chained_bear
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....
ruzuzu commented on the user yarb
There's been talk of yardarms and skelping and keelhauling--and whenever I think of yardarms, I think of you.
ruzuzu commented on the word lean-to
"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.)
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?
ruzuzu commented on the word slow-paced
"Moving or advancing slowly; slow-gaited; tardigrade: specifically said of the slow lemur." -- Century Dictionary
August 27, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the word drummer
"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
ruzuzu commented on the list construction-for-poets
Just arrived here after looking up crazing. How have I not seen this list before? It's fantastic!
August 25, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the list the-eyes-have-it
Would you consider opsin?
August 21, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the list attack-of-the-randomites
I think it's funny that we both got perpetuity as a random word.
ruzuzu commented on the user biocon
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
ruzuzu commented on the word Cthulhu
Haha! Thanks, qms.
ruzuzu commented on the list monosyllabic-words-i-can-t-find-rhymes-for
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
ruzuzu commented on the list the-new-yorkers-style-manual
August 14, 2014
Nope. Just dry pita pocket editions.
August 11, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the word Hivernaut
There has to be a good "shivernaut" pun. Anyone?
August 10, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the list undersea-astronomy
August 4, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the list new-key
ruzuzu commented on the word baudekin
The emperor's shiny new clothesBetray what each fashion plate knows.Stilettos won't distractFrom your lack of tactWhen a "bare bodkin" unravels the show.
August 1, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the list angle-of-repose--1
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 GershwinThe first two were mine, but the rest fits perfectly. Thanks, Wordnik and alexz.*changes password*
Oh look! A delicious food pellet!*press*
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