ruzuzu commented on the user raygunshaun
Just saw your comment about deleting words from a list--I sometimes have luck going to the offending word's page, then unselecting it from my list of lists lower down on the page.
March 10, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the word whock
Sorry, bilby! Sometimes, improbably, I forget how well you pay attention. Here's its source--just a little sentence from The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt: "All summer long I had been practically delirious: tingling, daffy, energized, running on gin and shrimp cocktail and the invigorating whock of tennis balls."
ruzuzu commented on the word scalder
Ah, you've caught the bug. I already have my own list: http://www.wordnik.com/lists/things-i-never-find-at-rummage-sales-or-second-hand-stores (though yesterday I *was* able to purchase a corn-cob pipe, a fake monocle, and a blue beret).
March 9, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the word I am an alumni
What about "alumna?"
ruzuzu commented on the word toady
There's a frog I'm fond of, but she's been absent for ages.
March 7, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the list everyones-a-critic
I've been reading a biography of Sylvia Beach, and Ulysses is a big part of it--so I'm interested (which is probably half the battle).
So I just checked out a copy of Ulysses. Should I actually read it?
ruzuzu commented on the list being-a-tool
ruzuzu commented on the list gut--1
Gotta have guts to list things here.
ruzuzu commented on the list personifications
I know what you mean about the capitalized words. We should go through and tag them all to their uncapitalized versions! *left eyelid starts twitching*
"A coarse rustic woman." Thanks, Century Dictionary.
ruzuzu commented on the list agentive-exocentric--v-n-n-compounds
In the meantime, your talk was awesome. Thank you, TankHughes. And I vote for obscure ones, too!
ruzuzu commented on the word dauer
See comments on dauer tower.
You inspire us.
March 6, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the list languages-of-the-world
ruzuzu commented on the list specific-excrement
Reading about mummyberry reminded me of zombie ants--which then reminded me of frass. I started to get that panicky feeling that maybe frass wasn't listed here yet, but it was. I love you all. *sighs contentedly*
ruzuzu commented on the word mummyberry
This reminds me of that zombie ant fungus. Someone should make a list!
You might find some yoink-worthy entries here: http://www.wordnik.com/lists/who-are-these-people
ruzuzu commented on the word bone char
March 4, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the list power--lightning-strikes--smiting
This is my new favorite list.
ruzuzu commented on the list lies--1
I was just thinking of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Treachery_of_Images (but I always welcome hearing about potential slang meanings--in the same way I appreciate having friends point out when I have spinach in my teeth). Merci!
ruzuzu commented on the list shouted-phrases
Oh, this is fun!
Ceci n'est pas une pipe.
ruzuzu commented on the list suitable-names-for-female-pandas
I adore this list, but not as much as I adore the list maker.
ruzuzu commented on the list ager
My new favorite word is cadger.
March 3, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the list curtains
Lovely list, hh.
ruzuzu commented on the word bonnibel
Makes me think of strawberry lip gloss.
ruzuzu commented on the word liberal
The word conservative confuses me, too. Are conservationists conservative? (Amusingly, Kansas, Nebraska, and Colorado share a river called the Republican; there's even a Republican River Water Conservation District.)
March 2, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the list cheese--2
Makes me think of casu marzu.
February 28, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the word need-fire
See citation on force-fire.
ruzuzu commented on the word forced-fire
ruzuzu commented on the word force-fire
"The force-fire (Scottish Gaelic: teine-éiginn, which also translates to Need-fire), or a fire produced by friction, was used in folk magic practice in the Scottish Highlands up until the 19th century. Believers considered it an antidote against bewitching, as well as the plague, murrain and all infectious diseases among cattle. It is also known as In Scotland and elsewhere as Need-fire or Neatsfire from an old word for cattle retained in the name "Neatsfoot oil"."-- http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Force-fire&oldid=592692749
ruzuzu commented on the word murrain
"A disease affecting domestic animals, especially cattle; a cattle-plague or epizoötic disease of any kind; in a more limited sense, the same as foot-and-mouth disease (which see, under foot)."--Century Dictionary
ruzuzu commented on the word neatsfire
ruzuzu commented on the word violet
"A plant of the genus Viola, or one of its flowers; also, one of a few plants of other genera. See Viola, compound names below, and cut in next column."--Century Dictionary
February 27, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the list a-dram-too-many
ruzuzu commented on the list where-see-cut
With vamipires, no less. Woohoo!
ruzuzu commented on the list soup-words
Just found mortress. Ever heard of it?
ruzuzu commented on the user Prolagus
Just look in the █████--it should be right there.
February 24, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the list wombat
February 18, 2014
I █████ you.
ruzuzu commented on the word spectacled shrimp
See comments on spectral.
ruzuzu commented on the word spectral shrimp
ruzuzu commented on the word spectral
Names are so interesting--I'd never made that (creepy) connection.This is interesting, too: Wordnik's reverse dictionary on the spectral shrimp page points to spectacled, where the Century has this to say: "Spectable or spectacular; being “a sight to behold”; spectral: as, the spectacled shrimp." That makes more sense to me--when I go to Go0gle for an image search for spectral shrimp, I mostly find references to the mantis shrimp. Don't get me wrong, I adore mantis shrimp, but all the sites mention the mantis shrimp's ability to see light all over the spectrum--they're spectacular, but they're the last shrimp to need spectacles. (Besides, they're not really shrimp at all.)
I like this bit from the Century: "In zoology, like or likened to a specter or apparition; suggestive of a ghost in any way: as, the spectral bat; spectral shrimps; spectral insects."
ruzuzu commented on the list how-are-you-today---oh----thanks
I adore this list.
February 14, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the list here-comes-the-sun
Thank you both for that reminder.
ruzuzu commented on the list feathers--1
It's from one of Emily Dickinson's poems--I love that someone used it as a title for a natural history book.
ruzuzu commented on the word skinny pig
I nominate deinonychus to make that list.
February 13, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the word almost hairless
See comments on skinny pig.
ruzuzu commented on the word buttered cat array
See buttered-cat array.
February 12, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the word buttered-cat array
Also see comments on buttered cat array.
Brackets around "almost hairless," please. (I think that's going to be the name of my almost Solveig cover band.)
ruzuzu commented on the word Moloch
Also see moloch.
ruzuzu commented on the word moloch
I can think only of Ginsberg's Howl: "Moloch! Solitude! Filth! Ugliness!"
ruzuzu commented on the word sustainism
I can't believe there was talk of time travel and I didn't make a joke about branes.
February 11, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the list made-up-ical-words-for-wordies
ruzuzu commented on the list frequentative
Now, of course, I can't remember what made me say that. I hereby recant my statement.
ruzuzu commented on the word illupi
Also see illipe.
February 7, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the list nomenclature-of-the-pole
"Jan Mela (born December 30, 1988 in Gdańsk) is a Polish explorer who, as a teenage double amputee, was the youngest person to reach the North Pole in 2004, and eight months later the South Pole." -- http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Jan_Mela&oldid=576730415
February 5, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the list divers-irritations--1
There are at least three. And don't call me Shirley.
February 4, 2014
I think crotchety octopi might be the name of my next band.
ruzuzu commented on the word 7457
I just looked up U+7457: I think it yields the character "瑗."
February 3, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the list remarkable-wikipedia-categories
List of people by Erdős number.
January 29, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the list my-stupid-day
And how did I not notice whipworm before?
January 28, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the list the-air-alaska-boardroom-lounge-at-lax
If only this list had the word "flammable" on it--otherwise it's right up there with http://www.wordnik.com/lists/my-stupid-day as one of my ideal lists.
ruzuzu commented on the list lost-for-word
I'm looking for a word that captures most of the fun of ennui with a tiny bit of self-righteousness. Any thoughts?
ruzuzu commented on the list words-that-end-in-gry
Nota bene: http://www.wordnik.com/lists/the-gry-zone
ruzuzu commented on the word glass-house
ruzuzu commented on the word jelly-glass
ruzuzu commented on the list the-glassworks
I've been yoinking things from this list today (there've been all these stories about Google Glass and Stephen Glass--I couldn't help myself). Also was there another glass list out there? I can't remember.
ruzuzu commented on the list thats-so-raven
Funny! I was just reading about Raven's Progressive Matrices.
January 24, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the list famous-names-which-are-also-sentences
January 22, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the word buckwagon
ruzuzu commented on the list bucky-fullers-projectiles
Rats! I just rediscovered this list after I'd made another bucking list. (Every potential list is an existing list... imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, etc. etc.)
ruzuzu commented on the list what-flies-like-a-what-what
"I love misattribution. She's a swell gal."--Abraham Lincoln
January 21, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the list variants
I adore you.Nota bene: The quotation from Groucho is over on fruit flies (thanks to bilby).
January 16, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the word speech banana
So I just overheard a conversation in the breakroom about whether to use vinegar in traps to catch fruit flies. I couldn't help myself--I butted in with a recitation of the old "Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana."
January 14, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the list not-quite-as-awful-as-they-sound
How about abscissa?
Added! Thanks for the bananalert, hh!
ruzuzu commented on the word bikie
I didn't realize this had to do with motorcycles instead of bicycles. See http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/08/tim-wilson-queenslands-anti-bikie-laws-are-violating-human-rights
January 8, 2014
ruzuzu commented on the word poronkusema
Also see http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Finnish_obsolete_units_of_measurement&oldid=587597457 (where we learn that a poronkusema (approximately 7.5 km) is a "Lappish measurement of distance; the distance a reindeer can travel before needing to stop to urinate. Today used to describe something that is at a very obscure distance away.")
December 27, 2013
ruzuzu commented on the list top-500-shower-curtains
I can't believe they're not buttered.
See here: http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=9267
ruzuzu commented on the word mock moon
December 26, 2013
ruzuzu commented on the word biochar
"Pre-Columbian Amazonians are believed to have used biochar to enhance soil productivity. They produced it by smoldering agricultural waste (i.e., covering burning biomass with soil) in pits or trenches. European settlers called it terra preta de Indio. Following observations and experiments, a research team working in French Guiana hypothesized that the Amazonian earthworm Pontoscolex corethrurus was the main agent of fine powdering and incorporation of charcoal debris to the mineral soil. The term “biochar” was coined by Peter Read to describe charcoal used as a soil improvement."-- http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Biochar&oldid=585592833
December 18, 2013
ruzuzu commented on the user sionnach
Dear Santa Fox,I know you're busy this time of year... so instead of asking for anything excessive, I'll just ask for world peace. And socks.Your humble servant,ruzuzu
December 16, 2013
ruzuzu commented on the user bilby
Thanks for jomo. It's perfect.
ruzuzu commented on the word jobo
ruzuzu commented on the list what-a-headache
December 5, 2013
ruzuzu commented on the list human-geography
There's a town in Nebraska called Friend.
ruzuzu commented on the list food-and-wine-pairing
Thanks, HH. Add more, if you like!
ruzuzu commented on the word Josephus
"In computer science and mathematics, the Josephus Problem (or Josephus permutation) is a theoretical problem related to a certain counting-out game.There are people standing in a circle waiting to be executed. The counting out begins at some point in the circle and proceeds around the circle in a fixed direction. In each step, a certain number of people are skipped and the next person is executed. The elimination proceeds around the circle (which is becoming smaller and smaller as the executed people are removed), until only the last person remains, who is given freedom.The task is to choose the place in the initial circle so that you are the last one remaining and so survive." -- http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Josephus_problem&oldid=583415364
November 27, 2013
ruzuzu commented on the list localisms-for-sun-shower
ruzuzu commented on the list wtnv
I just added dog park, but I think it would be best to ignore it.
November 21, 2013
ruzuzu commented on the list frogapplause-suitcase
I miss you.
November 20, 2013
ruzuzu commented on the list dinged-gerunds
ruzuzu commented on the word butter
For your consideration: http://m.imgur.com/boUQ0Kw
November 16, 2013
ruzuzu commented on the list constants
Today I'm smitten with Newton, and I rediscovered this list because of the word momenta.
November 7, 2013
ruzuzu commented on the word motion
"In mech., any mechanism for modifying the movement in a machine, or for making certain parts change their positions in certain ways; also, the action of such mechanism: as, the slide-valve motion of an engine; heart-motion in spinning-machines, etc."-- Century Dictionary
ruzuzu commented on the list heart-phrases-words
I heart this list.
ruzuzu commented on the list ephemerides
ruzuzu commented on the user mykulbee
Your hoity-toity phrases would make for an amusing list (hint... hint...).
November 6, 2013
ruzuzu commented on the user mrya
I like your lists.
November 5, 2013
ruzuzu commented on the list a-gin-list
Aha. There it is on weirdnet. This is a fun list. :-)
(Although who knows... kids these days... etc.)
Psst. You might want to check your recipe for Harvey Wallbangers--I think they're made with vodka, not gin.
ruzuzu commented on the word pern
For more about Sailing to Byzantium, see perne. In the meantime, check out this etymology: "Presumably from a verb pern, a variant of preen, from Middle English prene; pernyng is read by some editors in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (v. 611) and interpreted as the present participle of this verb, also reflected dialectally as pirn ("reel; bobbin") (Charles Moorman, The Works of the Gawain-Poet, 2009, p. 324) See also pirl."
October 31, 2013
ruzuzu commented on the list poetrie-sailing-to-byzantium
This is so lovely. Thank you.
ruzuzu commented on the list get-to-the-bottom-of-it
What a fun list!
ruzuzu commented on the word The Parliament of Bees
Oh, funny. I was just reading about Byzantine drone-singing (see, e.g. ison). Bzzzzzzzz.
ruzuzu commented on the list afet---acp-countries
It looks like a couple of these entries have missing words (specifically "Democratic Republic of the" and "Saint Vincent and the").
October 30, 2013
ruzuzu commented on the list trees-of-chaucer
ruzuzu commented on the list pleasing-to-the-ear-but-not-to-the-body
This is a fascinating list. Thank you.
ruzuzu commented on the list the-braggadocio-recipe
I suppose my only recourse is to start my own list....
October 25, 2013
ruzuzu commented on the list mountain-goats
ruzuzu commented on the word spaghetti
Also see comments on spaghetti alla bolognese.
October 24, 2013
ruzuzu commented on the list •open-list-plural-looking-singular-nouns
ruzuzu commented on the list a-casual-observer-might-believe-incorrectly-that-i-am-an-elderly-time-traveling-british-woman
I adore you too, pterodactyl.
My 'friend' is not on Wordnik--strange, I know.Maybe I should look through pterodactyl's lists.
ruzuzu commented on the list the-janus-file
I adore you.
Do we have any lists with words ending in "o" which don't take an "es" for the plural? (I'm asking for a friend.)
October 21, 2013
ruzuzu commented on the list secret-club
I refuse to be a member of any club that won't have me as a member.
ruzuzu commented on the word WABAC Machine
"The WABAC Machine or Wayback Machine refers to a fictional machine from the cartoon segment Peabody's Improbable History, a recurring feature of the 1960s cartoon series The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show. The WABAC Machine is a plot device used to transport the characters Mr. Peabody and Sherman back in time to visit important events in human history." -- http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=WABAC_machine&oldid=575935714
ruzuzu commented on the list trix-words
Silly bilby, trix are for kids.
October 15, 2013
ruzuzu commented on the user wordmonger
Thank you for taking on that responsibility, wordmonger.
ruzuzu commented on the user chained_bear
First: Welcome to Wordnik! Second: I think you're asking about the tables of related words... each word page might shkw different categories of related words (depending on what you've looked up). Some standard or common words might have loads of different related words. Others might not have been around long enough for the Wordnik elves to generate anything yet. It is, of course, possible for us as users to generate our own (unedited, unofficial and/or random) tags for things. Add whatever you like!Third: I'd not heard that bit about the butter and the butter dish before. Thank you--I like it.
October 14, 2013
ruzuzu commented on the word viges
"Now the vigilantes were riding again and all opposition would be taken care of in the usual way. Jules looked curiously into the frightened faces of the land seekers about him and started away to buy a glass of beer. It was all just another joke on the greenhorns and soon the laughing would begin. At the bar a half-drunken youth, several years younger than Jules, was talking big. "Let the viges come. We'll make 'em eat lead," he drawled, and spit into the sawdust at his feet."--from Old Jules by Mari Sandoz
ruzuzu commented on the list references-historical-events
October 11, 2013
ruzuzu commented on the list names-for-imaginary-bands
Bilby, are you still the manager for almost Solveig?
ruzuzu commented on the list carlos-words--1
It's true. I am fascinated by cattle.
ruzuzu commented on the list redeem-brownie-points-here
This is a fun list.
October 8, 2013
ruzuzu commented on the list mandles-candles-for-men
It's one of my faves, too.
ruzuzu commented on the word poetry
I have too many. Should we make a list? I nominate hernesheir to create it.
October 3, 2013
ruzuzu commented on the list volcanic-action
Cool list! I forgot about this one--I came across it again as I was yoinking things for my own volcano list.
October 2, 2013
ruzuzu commented on the word NoCal
Is the Salton Sea in NaCl?
ruzuzu commented on the word autotomic
"At least two species of African Spiny mice, Acomys kempi and Acomys percivali, are capable of autotomic release of skin, e.g. upon being captured by a predator. They are the first mammals known to do so. They can completely regenerate the autotomically released or otherwise damaged skin tissue - regrowing hair follicles, skin, sweat glands, fur and cartilage with little or no scarring. It is believed that the corresponding regeneration genes could also function in humans."-- http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Autotomy&oldid=572873099
ruzuzu commented on the word pulque
Somewhere along the beach in the state of Oaxaca, there's a place called Liza's which has a giant container of pulque behind the bar. I think there's a scorpion and some other stuff floating in its milky depths. Whenever a patron gets too rowdy, the bartenders--Liza's sons--offer a contest to see who can drink the most pulque and prove to be the most macho person there. The offending patron will invariably feel the need to compete, and things will quiet down again after said patron almost immediately passes out after a sip or two.
September 16, 2013
ruzuzu commented on the user Cindyliamsan
I prefer carp spelling, but not as much as I prefer spelling carp.
This is a great list! I came here from the page for "recant," where I'd noticed that you might be missing a bracket or something at the end of your description here.
September 13, 2013
ruzuzu commented on the user dinkum
Of course, there are always exceptions. (Especially for Vonnegut, amirite?) And besides, I'd rather have citations on the appropriate word page (instead of on the list where the words appear)--but we all come at this from different angles.Welcome to Wordnik, by the way. Glad to have you here.
August 28, 2013
ruzuzu commented on the list religous
Ah, the infamous fourth album. Remember that time we tried to get the goats to stand still for the photo shoot? I know they say goats can eat anything, but an entire panda suit? To say nothing of the poor theremin.
Ach. Sorry. I couldn't resist adding powder of sympathy to one of mine. It'd be an awesome name for a band.
August 27, 2013
ruzuzu commented on the word powder of sympathy
"The method was first proposed by Rudolf Goclenius, Jr. and was later expanded upon by Sir Kenelm Digby. An abstract of Digby's theory is found in an address given before an assembly of learned men in Montpellier, France, and which is discussed in Thomas Joseph Pettigrew's Superstitions Connected with Medicine and Surgery. The recipe for the powder is: "take Roman vitriol copper sulphate six or eight ounces, beat it very small in a mortar, shift it through a fine sieve when the sun enters Leo; keep it in the heat of the sun and dry by night." The powder was also applied to solve the longitude problem in the suggestion of an anonymous pamphlet of 1687 entitled "Curious Enquiries." The pamphlet theorised that a wounded dog could be put aboard a ship, with the animal's discarded bandage left in the trust of a timekeeper on shore, who would then dip the bandage into the powder at a predetermined time and cause the creature to yelp, thus giving the captain of the ship an accurate knowledge of the time. There are no records of the effectiveness of this procedure. It is also uncertain if it had ever been tried, and it is possible that the pamphlet was a form of satire. The powder of sympathy was termed weaponsalve ("A salve which was supposed to cure the wound, being applied to the weapon that made it.") by Dr. Johnson in his Dictionary of the English Language (1755)."-- http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Powder_of_sympathy&oldid=561466217
ruzuzu commented on the word weaponsalve
You are the only person listing weaponsalve and powder of sympathy. I tip my hat to you, deinonychus.
I'd forgotten about animism. Thanks, ry.Would potageist work for potatoes too, or would that be something like papageist? Kartoffelgeist?
During the summer, when it's hot and humid, I'll sometimes put a glass of ice water or a cold pop can down on a smooth surface and the glass or can will start to move as if possessed by a ghost. I know it's got something to do with condesation and maybe buoyancy or displacement. But is there a word for that creepy phenomenon where objects seem to have a mind of their own? It makes me think of Leibniz and monads (but also Skinny Legs and All). But I'd accept "anthropomorphism," if that's all it is.
ruzuzu commented on the word olinguito
Ry, mollusque. Mollusque, ry.
August 16, 2013
ruzuzu commented on the list noah-and-the-whale
This fascinates me.
ruzuzu commented on the word literally
I like that all of the examples above mention translation. I've been reading one of Plato's dialogues this week, and the translator's introduction talked about having to find a balance between translating things literally and allowing for modern phrasing (etc.).
ruzuzu commented on the word moth bean
Is there no moth list to add this to!? What a terrible oversight.
August 13, 2013
ruzuzu commented on the word kikayon
Wikipedia tells us "Kikayon (קיקיון) is the Hebrew name of a plant mentioned in the Biblical Book of Jonah." Then it says, "The word kikayon is only referenced in the book of Jonah and there is some question as to what kind of plant it is. Some hypotheses include a gourd and a castor oil plant. The concurrent Hebrew usage of the word refers to the castor oil plant." But it also tells us it could be a fly agaric. See http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Kikayon&oldid=508052100
August 11, 2013
ruzuzu commented on the word soring
Thanks, Erin. This was mentioned over on CarlosG's list of Carlos Words.
August 8, 2013
ruzuzu commented on the word kilonova
ruzuzu commented on the word feedback
I'm glad to see the tags have reappeared. I like it!
August 2, 2013
ruzuzu commented on the list geographical-entities-named-after-forks
ruzuzu commented on the user testette
That blog post was not at all what I was expecting. I won't say that the end of it almost made me want to cry, but... if you'll excuse me... I think I have something in my eye....
ruzuzu commented on the list exotic-tastes
Glad to see tibicos listed here. I've never knowingly consumed tibicos, but I like all the variations on the name (including balm of gilead).
ruzuzu commented on the word ayup
July 17, 2013
ruzuzu commented on the word pish
Also see pugh.
July 5, 2013
ruzuzu commented on the word abas
Means "down with" in Hartrampf's Vocabularies.
ruzuzu commented on the word inkhornizer
Also see inkhorn.
July 3, 2013
ruzuzu commented on the word identity does not exist
That's great. Do we have any lists about existentialism?
ruzuzu commented on the list time-travel
Did we ever answer telofy's question about rhetorical figures?
ruzuzu commented on the word currant
Yesterday my Latvian neighbor called them Saint John's Day berries.
July 2, 2013
ruzuzu commented on the list see-rock-city
I like this list a lot.
I really love that this list has the word dictionary.
June 30, 2013
ruzuzu commented on the word morris
"A curious fish, allied to the eels, of the genus Leptocephalus. Its body is so compressed as to resemble tape."-- Century Dictionary
ruzuzu commented on the word spelling
I adore seeing misspelled complaints about spelling. Does that make me a bad person?
ruzuzu commented on the word eccedentiast
"|O|ne may smile, and smile, and be a villain"--Hamlet
ruzuzu commented on the word wide-umbraged
June 24, 2013
List of medical emergencies.
ruzuzu commented on the word rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz
Uh oh. "The word - which refers to the "law for the delegation of monitoring beef labelling", has been repealed by a regional parliament after the EU lifted a recommendation to carry out BSE tests on healthy cattle." -- http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/germany/10095976/Germany-drops-its-longest-word-Rindfleischeti....html
June 21, 2013
ruzuzu commented on the word throne
Also see see.
June 13, 2013
ruzuzu commented on the word see
"The seat of a bishop, whether an ordinary bishop, or a bishop of higher rank (metropolitan, etc., patriarch, pope); the local center of a diocese and of diocesan authority, or of a diocese and other subordinate dioceses; the city or locality from which ecclesiastical jurisdiction is exercised; hence, episcopal rank, authority, and jurisdiction as exercised from a permanent local center. The word see, from meaning any seat of dignity, came to apply specifically to the cathedra, or episcopal throne, situated in a cathedral, thence to the city which contained the cathedral and was the chief city of a bishop's diocese, and so in modern usage to the diocese itself. It differs from diocese, however, in that diocese represents the territorial province for the care of which the bishop is responsible (that is, where his duties lie), whereas see is the local seat of his authority, dignity, and episcopal privileges. Both words differ from bishopric, in that bishopric represents the bishop's office, whether actual or nominal. See throne."--Century DictionaryI especially like the "See throne" bit. Does throne tell us to "See see?"
ruzuzu commented on the word diaphone
I like this example: “Like the lighthouse keeper who could not sleep when the diaphone did not wrneeee-hrnawwww for five seconds of each and every minute, Jerry” Instinct
June 3, 2013
ruzuzu commented on the word wrneeee-hrnawwww
The sound a diaphone makes. Duh.
ruzuzu commented on the word lightvessel
Also see lightship.
ruzuzu commented on the list torture
What about gibbet?
May 13, 2013
ruzuzu commented on the user trauco
I was just reading your excellent comment on phlogiston. Your other comments are also amusing and good.
ruzuzu commented on the word plumbum
Also:"Historically, graphite was called black lead and plumbago. Plumbago was commonly used in its massive mineral form. Both of these names arise from confusion with the similar-appearing lead ores, particularly galena. The Latin word for lead is plumbum, which gave its name to both the English term for this grey metallic-sheened mineral and even the leadworts or plumbagos, plants with flowers that resemble this colour."-- http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Graphite&oldid=554936861
ruzuzu commented on the list oofy
I'm surprised manic pixie dream girl hasn't been listed more often.
It makes me think of crumb bum (which makes me think of yarb).
ruzuzu commented on the user napoleonic
Fabulous! Thanks, napoleonic. Hope you're having fun here.
ruzuzu commented on the list native-tongue
I came to this list for the timpula, but I *favorited* it because of potawatomi (as a nebraksan, I'm always hearing the Omaha stations talk about storms in Pottawattamie County, Iowa).
ruzuzu commented on the word timpula
Thanks, tusseymountain. I just added it to my list of turnips.
ruzuzu commented on the list person-or-measurement
May 9, 2013
ruzuzu commented on the list miscellanea
May 8, 2013
ruzuzu commented on the word plumbing
"Pipe is made in many materials including ceramic, fiberglass, many metals, concrete and plastic. In the past, wood and lead (Latin plumbum, from which comes the word 'plumbing') were commonly used."-- http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Pipe_(fluid_conveyance)&oldid=552694106
ruzuzu commented on the word overfitting
"Did you by any chance mean overfishing?"
ruzuzu commented on the word door prize
Any thoughts for us about ry's question over on wurly?
ruzuzu commented on the list with-upturned-snout
Hm. I think maybe this list is now my favorite list ever.
ruzuzu commented on the list bread-eating
I think this is my favorite list ever.
ruzuzu commented on the user theungratefulbiped
I liked your comment about heterotopia, and you have interesting lists. Hope you're having fun here!
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