sobriquet commented on the list abbreviate
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
sobriquet commented on the word wordnik
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.
sobriquet commented on the word vison
Someone wasn't seeing straight when they entered this spelling.
August 27, 2009
sobriquet commented on the list tolkien-s-archaisms
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
sobriquet commented on the word fey
(adj): fated to die soon (archaic)
August 20, 2009
sobriquet commented on the word zamboni
"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
sobriquet commented on the user sobriquet
sobriquet commented on the word pulchritude
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.
sobriquet commented on the word sonambulist
Someone must have been typing in their sleep when they came up with this spelling.
August 17, 2009
sobriquet commented on the word epistemological self-consciousness
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.
sobriquet commented on the word logophile
So soporiferous. Assuredly there is a more euphonious epithet for our exemplary assemblage.
sobriquet commented on the word prevent
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.
sobriquet commented on the word cellar door
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
sobriquet commented on the word scissors
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.
sobriquet commented on the word sobriquet
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
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