sobriquet has adopted no words, looked up 0 words, created 8 lists, listed 313 words, written 17 comments, added 0 tags, and loved 63 words.

Comments by sobriquet

  • I read CDC?, but being a perfectionist, couldn't stand the slant words, such as 10Q. I suppose I would permit them as a separate category.

    July 23, 2010

  • A valid apprehension, gangerh, as that spontaneity is predominately why I joined.

    Mollusque, it is good to see that Wordnik at least retrieved a valid use in the sense of 'gown' from Twitter.

    October 19, 2009

  • I don't know; it seems to me that there is an insurmountable dissimilitude betwixt Wordie and Wordnik.

    October 19, 2009

  • Someone wasn't seeing straight when they entered this spelling.

    August 27, 2009

  • I was inclined to agree with you at first, but I realized that they would be more appropriate in another list, such as "Tolkien's creatures". Dwarrows are no more a real part of our language than ents, even though both originated with an (archaic) English word.

    August 22, 2009

  • (adj): fated to die soon (archaic)

    August 20, 2009

  • "My Dad took my to my first hockey game last night. It was really great. I loved watching the Zamboni go around." -Marcie

    August 19, 2009

  • Ctrl-F skipvia; or Sounds One Way, Means Another

    August 18, 2009

  • This showed up on a GRE question today, and as skipvia's list augured, I got it dead wrong. Ah well.

    August 18, 2009

  • Someone must have been typing in their sleep when they came up with this spelling.

    August 17, 2009

  • To know that you know, and to know the implications of that knowledge.

    August 14, 2009

  • Well, oroboros has a list of Gramograms, but this is like the reverse. The expansion of abbreviations formed of letters or numbers.

    August 14, 2009

  • So soporiferous. Assuredly there is a more euphonious epithet for our exemplary assemblage.

    August 14, 2009

  • It has two meanings, depending on the time period of usage: to make something happen; to keep something from happening. An ironic semantic drift.

    -Rich Coffeen, The Discipling of Mytra.

    August 14, 2009

  • Most English-speaking people will admit that cellar door is 'beautiful', especially if dissociated from its sense (and from its spelling). More beautiful than, say, sky, and far more beautiful than beautiful.

    -J.R.R. Tolkien, English and Welsh

    August 14, 2009

  • Alfred Lord Tennyson believed he knew the quantity of every word in the English language except perhaps "scissors".

    -Baron Hallam Tennyson, The Life and Works of Alfred Lord Tennyson.

    August 14, 2009

  • As for the Deerslayer, under the sobriquet of Hawkeye, he made his fame spread far and near, until the crack of his rifle became as terrible to the ears of the Mingos, as the thunders of the Manitou.

    -James Fenimore Cooper, The Deerslayer

    August 14, 2009

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  • Nobody is listing shaphan. Why don't you?


    August 18, 2009