ruzuzu commented on the word fowling
Pronounced like foaling, no doubt.
August 31, 2015
ruzuzu commented on the list anytown--usa
I added Grover's Mill because of The War of the Worlds broadcast from 1938. Okay. Actually, that's a lie. I added it because of Buckaroo Bonzai.
ruzuzu commented on the word text
I love this one from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: "n. A kind of writing used in the text or body of clerkly manuscripts; formal handwriting; now, especially, a writing or type of a form peculiar to some class of old manuscripts; specifically, in heraldry, Old English black-letter: as, German or English text; a text (black-letter) R or T."
August 28, 2015
ruzuzu commented on the word context
I had never looked up the etymology for this before--I might have guessed something to do with text, but not weaving.
ruzuzu commented on the word pauldron
ruzuzu commented on the word doodlesack
I just saw it as I was paging through my Webster's New World Dictionary (College Edition). I also found Bifrost and biffin.
I'm surprised this hasn't been listed yet.
ruzuzu commented on the user cojarobietustus
Czy znasz historię wielkiego złego wilka i trzech spamerów?
August 27, 2015
ruzuzu commented on the user zxk8mocv
This part reminds me of junior high math class: "A good criteria summoned Double Elliptic Curve, cultivated in the charity, was there while travelling in order to appreciation from the Native Company connected with Paradigm also Knowledge united associated with a number of good enough means in favor of cranking out accidental amounts."
August 24, 2015
ruzuzu commented on the user Bettfvon65
And I like gówno. Here's what my dictionary has to say: "gown~iarz: mp wulg. 1. young shitass. 2. Br. nightman. ~o* -wien shit."
Ach, co za piękny kawałek kału!I actually bought a Polish/English dictionary to try to figure some of this stuff out--if they're going to spam us, I might as well have some fun and learn something new, right?For instance, as I was looking up the translation for feces, I discovered the word excrementitious. Isn't that divine?
Powiedz mi więcej o Polsce. Co możesz zobaczyć? Las? Morze? Spam? Chleb żytni? Buraki? Ach. Teraz jestem głodny.
ruzuzu commented on the list wordnik-spam-inquiries
I love this list.
August 18, 2015
ruzuzu commented on the user perotbek
Tworzyw sztucznych do pakowania spam? To sprawia, że chcę śpiewać. Co to za piosenka o sokołami? Hej, hej, hej sokołyOmijajcie góry, lasy, doły.Dzwoń, dzwoń, dzwoń dzwoneczku,Mój stepowy skowroneczku.Hej, hej, hej sokołyOmijajcie góry, lasy, doły.Dzwoń, dzwoń, dzwoń dzwoneczku,Mój stepowyDzwoń, dzwoń, dzwoń
ruzuzu commented on the user Frileyredsv
ruzuzu commented on the word clarify
Thanks! You've just given me an epiphany about Leonard Cohen's Famous Blue Raincoat song:Yes, and Jane came by with a lock of your hairShe said that you gave it to herThat night that you planned to go clearDid you ever go clear?
Witam, Próbuję nauczyć się mówić po polsku. Czy możesz nam powiedzieć coś więcej na temat innych produktów mięsnych, oprócz spam? Jestem szczególnie zainteresowany priapitc elfy, które pływają w kadziach z fasoli.
August 17, 2015
ruzuzu commented on the word evolution
I love this one from the Century: "n. The extraction of roots from powers: the reverse of involution (which see)."
ruzuzu commented on the word evolvent
ruzuzu commented on the word why did the lion cross Hwange National Park
To get to the other pride.
August 15, 2015
ruzuzu commented on the word why did the tourist cross the road
To get to the other guide.
ruzuzu commented on the word why did the chicken cross the playground
To get to the other slide.
ruzuzu commented on the word zoodle
I didn't know there was a word for these. Thanks!
August 14, 2015
ruzuzu commented on the word crossing
Wait. Why did the bilby cross the road?
ruzuzu commented on the word 7457
It's also a Pantone color (7457 is a sort of robin's egg blue).
August 13, 2015
ruzuzu commented on the list there-is-no-place-like-nebraska
Haha! I just got flagged as spam for trying to add something over on 7457.
ruzuzu commented on the word chuzzle
I didn't see anything in my compact version of the OED (though, granted, it's hard to see anything in there without a magnifying glass). I did find chwine and chwot, though--so that was fun.
ruzuzu commented on the user dgstone
I like your comment on perfluorooctanoic acid.
ruzuzu commented on the word Lubber
See citation on abbey-lubber.
ruzuzu commented on the word abbey-lubber
How interesting! Have you seen Lubber? http://www.nebraskahistory.org/sites/mnh/weird_nebraska/have_you_seen.htm
ruzuzu commented on the word androsphinx
I think Yeats would agree that it's "a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi." (See http://www.potw.org/archive/potw351.html.)
August 12, 2015
ruzuzu commented on the word dykon
I'm still adding it to my list.
Thanks, VM! You'll never be spam to me. <3
August 11, 2015
ruzuzu commented on the word loophole
Fabulous! Thanks, slumry.
ruzuzu commented on the word machicolation
I should have known murder hole would be here already. Thanks, chained_bear.
ruzuzu commented on the word murder hole
Also see machicolation.
Thank you, slumry!
Add it, if you like--this list is as open as the wide Nebraska prairie.
ruzuzu commented on the word cyclops
"There are many uncertainties about the time of colonisation, the phylogenetic relationships and the taxonomic status of dwarf elephants on the Mediterranean islands. Extinction of the insular dwarf elephants has not been correlated with the arrival in the islands of man. Furthermore, it has been suggested by the palaeontologist Othenio Abel in 1914, that the finding of skeletons of such elephants sparked the idea that they belonged to giant cyclopses, because the center nasal opening was thought to be a cyclopic eye socket."-- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwarf_elephant
August 10, 2015
ruzuzu commented on the list jumbo-shrimp
A friend of mine was telling about a recipe for jumbo mini-muffins, so I had to tell him about the dwarf mammoth skeleton I'd just seen at my local natural history museum. Then, of course, I had to tell you!
ruzuzu commented on the list wordnik-word-list
I'll note that "I heart Wordnik" is "a third wonkier."
ruzuzu commented on the list anagrams-for-wordnik
Or "I <3 Wordnik."
We should figure out some for wordienik.
ruzuzu commented on the word ranchette
I didn't realize this was a word! I'd think of this as, say, an acreage.
ruzuzu commented on the word acreage
See comments on ranchette.
ruzuzu commented on the list dune-words
Awesome. You might find some yoinkworthy words over on https://www.wordnik.com/lists/the-shortening-of-the-way
This is great!
ruzuzu commented on the word declopation
Thanks, slumry. That makes sense.
In my dream, this was the name of the system for writing down dressage choreography.
August 9, 2015
ruzuzu commented on the word aircraft
Virtual aircraft museum: http://www.aviastar.org/index2.html
August 4, 2015
ruzuzu commented on the word blipvert
ruzuzu commented on the list the-nebraskan
Oh! Just like the buttered-cat array!
August 3, 2015
ruzuzu commented on the list chelonians
Yay! I love this list.
ruzuzu commented on the word down cellar
And double umbrage for not making a cellar list for our amusement.
ruzuzu commented on the list random-word--1
Umbrage! You didn't put brackets around jagron.
ruzuzu commented on the word jagron
See down cellar.
ruzuzu commented on the word techncial foul
ruzuzu commented on the word food pellet
Oh, look! A delicious food pellet!
Bilbybagginses, there is a typo in your comment about the technical foul--obviously disqualifying said comment. And a non-accent is, by its very nature, not an accent. (Once nebraksans conquer the airwaves, we'll use that platform to convince the rest of the world of this.) And furthermore, if the vending machine choses not to give you any tasty pellets, why not try putting some brackets around something in your own comments? (I find food pellet to be a yummy alternative.)
ruzuzu commented on the user john
Okay, okay. I'll admit it--cellar door *is* beautiful. <3
August 1, 2015
ruzuzu commented on the word cellar door
Oh! And I take umbrage at the apparent lack of a cellar list--surely we'd like a nice spot for root cellar and storm cellar and that silly business about cellar door--right? I nominate bilbykins to make one for us. Just because.
Gosh--it's been ages since we had a hilarious misunderstanding around here. Shall we commence with the phony umbrage taking? I'll start. First, as a nebraksan, I take umbrage at the notion that accents are somehow hip or cool. Why, around these parts, we pride ourselves on the notion that we make the most versatile newscasters because we have no accents. Ha! Second, I take umbrage at the notion that VM's humor is somehow impaired. Watch as I balance on this unicycle and toss fufluns toward the vendingmachine. Does it not spit quarters back at me? (Or those dreaded dollar coins that are impossible to feed into the coin slot on the city bus?) And last, but not least, I take umbrage at what I anticipate to be bilby's next comment--something along the lines of "take my wives... please." Sir, I take umbrage; not wives.
ruzuzu commented on the word bema
"A step; a rough measure of length employed by the Greeks and Macedonians when stadia were paced off, and not merely estimated by shouting."-- from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
July 30, 2015
ruzuzu commented on the word jaw-hole
From the Century:"n. A place into which dirty water, etc., is thrown; a sink. Also jaw-box, jaw-foot.n. An opening in the ground; the entrance to a cave or cavern."
ruzuzu commented on the word pedestal
"n. A casting secured to the frame of a truck and forming a jaw for holding a journal box."-- from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
ruzuzu commented on the word tub boat
"A tub boat was a type of unpowered cargo boat used on a number of the early English and German canals. The English boats were typically 6 m (19.7 ft) long and 2 m (6.6 ft) wide and generally carried 3 long tons (3.0 t; 3.4 short tons) to 5 long tons (5.1 t; 5.6 short tons) of cargo, though some extra deep ones could carry up to 8 long tons (8.1 t; 9.0 short tons). They are also called compartment boats or container boats."-- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tub_boat
ruzuzu commented on the list tubs
Thanks, VM! I especially like the dolly tub.And I'm a sucker for variations--it's fun to see how things change over time.
ruzuzu commented on the word spot-stroke
July 29, 2015
ruzuzu commented on the word mid-valley
ruzuzu commented on the word shirring-string
ruzuzu commented on the list overlapping-open-compounds
Hilarious. Thanks TH and VM.
Thanks, vm. I love you, too!
ruzuzu commented on the list three-sheets-to-the-wind
How did I miss this list? It's fabulous!
ruzuzu commented on the user bilbyzcat
*trips silent alarm*
ruzuzu commented on the word qiana
See Qiana.See, also, the part of slumry's brain where totally tubular is stored.
I still like to use clotheslines--even in the winter (we'd always call it "freeze drying").And alexz, you just made me laugh out loud. Hot Tub Time Machine is perfect (for this list).
ruzuzu commented on the word powdering-tub
I've just made a list of tubs. Have at!
ruzuzu commented on the word kitchen
Those Wiktionary definitions are interesting.
ruzuzu commented on the word ainhum
Thanks, vendingmachine. I've added it to my disturbing-definitions-from-the-century-dictionary. As much as I love the Century (and we all know I do), there are times when it troubles me.
I was tempted to make a tub-y list last week. Has someone else already made one?
ruzuzu commented on the word barrad
This is one of my favorites: https://www.wordnik.com/lists/the-worshipful-company-of-haberdashers
ruzuzu commented on the word panel house
How is this not listed yet?
July 27, 2015
ruzuzu commented on the word peter-men
Ah! Thank you! That had something about a panel game....*wanders off, mumbling something about the search for confectio Damocritis*
Fascinating! What's your source, VM? Is this related to Mickey Finn?
ruzuzu commented on the list place-gerund-noun
July 24, 2015
ruzuzu commented on the list shape-words--1
Ooh! That's a good one for my turnips list.
ruzuzu commented on the word waterwork
It would be fun to know which quotation the Century had here, but sometimes mysteries are more entertaining: "n. In the following quotation the word is used punningly, with reference to the freezing over of the Thames during the winter of 1607-8."
ruzuzu commented on the word pyriform
"Pear-shaped; having the general shape of a pear; obconic; differing from egg-shaped or oviform in having a slight constriction running around it, or, in section, a reverse or concave curve between the convex curves of the two ends: as, a pyriform vase. See cut of egg under plover."Oh, Century, I love you so.
July 23, 2015
ruzuzu commented on the word Johnlock Conspiracy
Sorry. I was thinking of John Locke.
The Rye House Plot?
ruzuzu commented on the user karyanca
I like your lists.
ruzuzu commented on the list corny
Have at! (You might have seen that I've already added unicorn.)
ruzuzu commented on the list wedge-schwa
Wedge Schwa would be a great name for a band.
July 22, 2015
ruzuzu commented on the list word-ladders
ruzuzu commented on the word gabble
"To utter inarticulate sounds in rapid succession, like a goose when feeding."-- from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
ruzuzu commented on the word yarn-tea
See comments on glitched-definitions.
ruzuzu commented on the word Thirty-Machete Cheddar Element
I dig it.
July 21, 2015
ruzuzu commented on the list whist-and-bridge-terms
ruzuzu commented on the list laundry-list
ruzuzu commented on the word sadden
From the Century: "To make dark-colored; specifically, in dyeing and calico-printing, to tone down or shade (the colors employed) by the application of certain agents, as salts of iron, copper, or bichromate of potash."See stuffing.
ruzuzu commented on the word skipjack
The Century has "n. Pomolobus chrysochloris, of the family Clupeidæ, a herring found land-locked in the Ohio and Mississippi rivers," but I think it's now known as Alosa chrysochloris.
ruzuzu commented on the word juice-maker
ruzuzu commented on the user ry
Congratulations! You might see some fun stuff on myriad.
July 20, 2015
ruzuzu commented on the list perty
Add it, if you like. (This is why I love open lists so much.)
July 17, 2015
Thank you, slumry.
July 16, 2015
ruzuzu commented on the word dyssynchronous
It's hard to tell why it's not a valid Scrabble word. Maybe it wasn't in enough of the source dictionaries. As for dyssynchronicity, I'm certain it will never be playable--but that's because it has 16 letters (and there's only room on the board for 15-letter words). :)
ruzuzu commented on the word rat-tailed maggot
I nominate you to make one for us, slumry (if you like).
ruzuzu commented on the word malapert
I'd hate to be seen as impertinent. Here's a perty list for our amusement.
ruzuzu commented on the word paughty
Do we have a -pert list somewhere?
ruzuzu commented on the word puffer
"A finite pattern that moves like a spaceship but leaves a trail of debris."-- Wiktionary
ruzuzu commented on the word Lincoln green
The merry color produced by woad and weld.
ruzuzu commented on the word gaude
See weld (or dyer's rocket).
ruzuzu commented on the word Dangerbird
Ha! Of *course* he does.
It all makes sense now.
ruzuzu commented on the list waxy-words
Feel free to plunder the-whole-ball-of-wax.
ruzuzu commented on the word janara
The "term used for witches in Benevento, janara, arguably could be derived from the name of Diana." -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Witches_of_Benevento
ruzuzu commented on the word lairy
""They were very aggressive, very lairy, looking for trouble, and they got it really," (Robin) Lee told BuzzFeed News. "There was a PCSO and about four police officers, actually about seven of them on the platform, and a couple of them were being lairy and were wanting to antagonise me.""-- http://www.buzzfeed.com/patricksmith/artist-arrested-for-charging-his-phone-on-the-london-overgro
July 13, 2015
ruzuzu commented on the word bulbil
Huh. I just got propago as a random word.
ruzuzu commented on the list storage-facilities
These are great, hernesheir! I arrived here after getting meat-safe as a random word.
ruzuzu commented on the user aludra
ruzuzu commented on the word elecampane
I like this one from the Century: "A coarse sweetmeat, professedly made from the root of the plant, but really composed of little else than colored sugar."
ruzuzu commented on the word earing
I arrived here after getting a clew.
July 12, 2015
ruzuzu commented on the list types-of-bone-fractures
July 10, 2015
ruzuzu commented on the list tree-free-paper-alternatives
This rock paper business worries me--will scissors finally emerge unbeaten in every game of rock, paper, scissors?
ruzuzu commented on the word keel
July 9, 2015
ruzuzu commented on the word foramen
"A somewhat rare congenital condition of the sternum is a sternal foramen, a single round hole in the breastbone that is present from birth and usually is off-centered to the right or left, commonly forming in the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th segments of the breastbone body. Congenital sternal foramens can often be mistaken for bullet holes."-- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sternum
ruzuzu commented on the word comminuted
"Fractures of the breastbone are rather uncommon. They may result from trauma, such as when a driver's chest is forced into the steering column of a car in a car accident. A fracture of the sternum is usually a comminuted fracture." -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sternum
ruzuzu commented on the word five by five
Thanks, alexz. I'd often wondered about that.
ruzuzu commented on the word languaging
July 8, 2015
Let's see... reposting a previously deleted comment. Reantiantelanguaging?
ruzuzu commented on the list mustelids
ruzuzu commented on the list armadillo
I really like your lists, kalayzich. Thank you!
Is speechlessness the same as antidelanguaging?
ruzuzu commented on the list ruzuzus-big-ass-list
The list, I mean.
ruzuzu commented on the word stone
Oh! I got it to work just now--but I copied "tree-free-paper-alternatives" from the URL at the top.
Weird. Is it because tree-free-paper-alternatives already contains a hyphen?
ruzuzu commented on the word hillbilly speed bump
Yes! And I'm imagining the Aussie equivalent would be hillbilby speed bumps.
ruzuzu commented on the word sewage
Thank you, vendingmachine. That is the dream of every jokester who has laughed about "recycled toilet paper."
It's getting bigger and bigger every day.
ruzuzu commented on the word vice-husband
That's great, ry. I like the bit about weeds, too.
July 7, 2015
ruzuzu commented on the word incyst
No, no. I insist.
ruzuzu commented on the list scalialese
July 6, 2015
One more thing, then I'll stop. (I swear!) Scalia has collaborated with lexicographer Bryan Garner: http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/books/2012/08/reading_law_antonin_scalia_and_bryan_garner_s_guide_to_textualism_reviewed_.html
And there's this thing about using dictionary definitions in opinions. (See "LOOKING IT UP: The Supreme Court's Use of Dictionaries in Statutory and Constitutional Interpretation" By Kevin Werbach http://werbach.com/stuff/hlr_note.html)
Here's a bit about "modify": http://www.nytimes.com/1994/11/20/magazine/on-language-scalia-v-merriam-webster.html
ruzuzu commented on the list oh-no--not-again
Ha! Haha. Thank you, slumry.
ruzuzu commented on the word overmaster
Gosh, I'm glad to have the Visuals back.
ruzuzu commented on the word advertise
It would be fun to have a list about advertising (ad, advert, advertise...), but I wonder whether it'd get all spammy. Do we have one already?
ruzuzu commented on the word Ruth Ann Harnisch
That is so cool!
ruzuzu commented on the word flageolet
Beans, beans. Or a musical flute.The more you eat, the more you toot?
ruzuzu commented on the word chicory
Not Centaurea cyanus (the "common cornflower"), and not Cichorium endivia (curly endive), though "chicory" has been used to refer to either.
ruzuzu commented on the list tennis
ruzuzu commented on the word erinmckean
A round of fufluns, on me!
July 2, 2015
ruzuzu commented on the list antelopes
Ach! How did I miss this list? I love it!
ruzuzu commented on the list spore
This is such a great list!
ruzuzu commented on the list for-fetter-or-hearse
I adore this list.
ruzuzu commented on the word Papaver
Also, see papaver.
July 1, 2015
ruzuzu commented on the word flip the shrimp
Is it anything like jump the shark?
ruzuzu commented on the word bully beef
ruzuzu commented on the word bully
Such an interesting word: mining, beef, football, pimps.
ruzuzu commented on the list words-ending-with--lky
Brackets around "bilky," please.
June 25, 2015
ruzuzu commented on the word plinth
Oh! Never mind. I see that the word plinth has already been adopted by reesetee. Thanks, reesetee.
June 23, 2015
And maybe don't mention it to TankHughes over on plosives-from-front-to-back.
Uh, anyone need a plinth? Free to good home (you provide transportation).
ruzuzu commented on the list plosives-from-front-to-back
Oh. That would be weird, wouldn't it? A birthday plinth. Ha. Who'd think that was a good idea?Um. Excuse me. I'll be right back.
*favorited*Also, how do you feel about the word plinth?
ruzuzu commented on the word feeling weird
I love everything you post, and I feel the same way about myself--all the time. More! Post more!
ruzuzu commented on the word adit
Found myself here after looking up the word sough.
June 22, 2015
ruzuzu commented on the word death by coconut
I prefer death by chocolate.
ruzuzu commented on the word rinderpest
Fine, fine. I guess I just nominated myself, didn't I?
I was going to yoink this for my cattle list, but I see that it's already there. Now I'm wondering whether there are any bison or buffalo lists anywhere--excuse me while I roam off to where the deer and the antelope play.
ruzuzu commented on the user ruzuzu
Thank you, bilby. As you know, I'm also fond of misheard-numa-numa-lyrics.
ruzuzu commented on the user erlome
I think this is a great place for comments and feedback, erlome. I'll note two things. First, our benevolent Wordnik overlords only track the number of words we've looked at when we're actively logged in to the site--and we can each change our own settings to decide how much of that information we'd like the rest of the world to see. Second, the venerable Century definitions are still here--but only for those words that are old enough to have been around before the dawn of lolcats and yolo. (My favorite Century definitions tend to have the word hence in them--I even made a hence list.)Anywho, I'm glad you're here!
June 18, 2015
ruzuzu commented on the word Blaschko's lines
"Blaschko's lines, also called the Lines of Blaschko, named after Alfred Blaschko, are lines of normal cell development in the skin. These lines are invisible under normal conditions. They become apparent when some diseases of the skin or mucosa manifest themselves according to these patterns."-- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blaschko's_lines
June 17, 2015
ruzuzu commented on the list unreal-laurens-friend-finder
Fabulous! Thank you.
June 16, 2015
ruzuzu commented on the list we-put-the
June 11, 2015
ruzuzu commented on the list procrastination--1
I'll make a comment about this later.
ruzuzu commented on the word resipsy
See res ipsa loquitur.
ruzuzu commented on the word deprivation cuisine
Anyone care for some fufluns?
ruzuzu commented on the word licuado
A mi me gusta mucho.
ruzuzu commented on the list words-ending-with--bite
The Latvians I know say something more like "BIT-eh." So, yes--it's more like "bitter" than it is like something which could produce honey.
In Latvian, bite means bee.
June 10, 2015
ruzuzu commented on the word coma
Or maybe a false cognate?
I know. I was trying to remember that, too. Is it just a false friend?
ruzuzu commented on the user janeandtonic
ruzuzu commented on the word mone
Those etymologies are fun.
I just got comate as a random word--I had no idea coma can also mean hairy.
ruzuzu commented on the word grue
"Although nutraloaf can be found in many United States prisons, its use is controversial. It was mentioned by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1978 in Hutto v. Finney while ruling that conditions in the Arkansas penal system constituted cruel and unusual punishment. Prisoners were fed "grue", described as "a substance created by mashing meat, potatoes, margarine, syrup, vegetables, eggs, and seasoning into a paste and baking the mixture in a pan." The majority decision delivered by Justice Stevens upheld an order from the 8th Circuit Court that the grue diet be discontinued." -- http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Nutraloaf&oldid=658869419
ruzuzu commented on the list words-ending-with--board
Love this--it'll never get boring. Ha. Hahaha.
June 9, 2015
ruzuzu commented on the list imaginary-british-pubs
ruzuzu commented on the word whipsaw
"A frame-saw with a narrow blade, used to cut curved kerfs. See cut under saw."-- from the Century Dictionary
June 8, 2015
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