sonofgroucho has adopted , looked up 136 words, created 83 lists, listed 4883 words, written 1052 comments, added 1476 tags, and loved 25 words.

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  • Came across this fashion word-related blog: http://reginacremisi.blogspot.com/

    October 28, 2010

  • Hilarious list!

    August 8, 2010

  • Mentioned in a recent letter from an Ear, Nose & Throat Specialist.

    August 8, 2010

  • From Urban Dictionary: (n) One who is fanatically devoted to Apple products, esp. the Macintosh computer. Also known as a "Mac Zealot".

    May 30, 2010

  • Don't dismiss 'cyberchondriacs' http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/8528774.stm

    February 26, 2010

  • Possible name for the new Apple tablet.

    January 28, 2010

  • Inspired list!

    January 28, 2010

  • Apparently means "a grumpy old man; a Scrooge".

    November 24, 2009

  • Used this phrase today. Feel so much better for it.

    October 30, 2009

  • I agree.

    September 27, 2009

  • Poke is also a Hawaiian side dish.

    July 31, 2009

  • My favourite pupu is (are?) poke rolls (just back from Honolulu).

    July 31, 2009

  • AS shown here

    July 3, 2009

  • Are you a Scotsman by any chance?

    June 30, 2009

  • :)

    June 25, 2009

  • I love this phrase!

    June 25, 2009

  • Is this not an awful word? For info.

    June 25, 2009

  • One of the many irritating "words" created by Twitter enthusiasts to describe phenomena associated with the site. See twitpocalypse etc

    June 14, 2009

  • Yep, you're right on two counts, seanahan.

    I detect a definite antagonism on your part to twords in general! :-D And maybe Twitter too?

    June 14, 2009

  • None the wiser? From TechCrunch.

    June 13, 2009

  • Presumably related to quagmire?

    June 3, 2009

  • May 31, 2009

  • I laughed too.

    May 18, 2009

  • Hi bilby! That's what I thought too!

    May 9, 2009

  • Tafoni.

    May 9, 2009

  • Nice quote, Prolagus.

    May 4, 2009

  • By Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso).

    May 3, 2009

  • I am already more aware of accordions than I want to be.

    April 30, 2009

  • Contrast medium (which shows up on an x-ray) is injected through the neck of the uterus, and observed to see if it escapes from the ends of the fallopian tubes. Used to check for tubal patency in infertility investigation.

    April 25, 2009

  • Here's how it's done:

    April 25, 2009

  • And so on...

    April 24, 2009

  • Through trial to triumph.

    April 24, 2009

  • Incredible!

    April 17, 2009

  • See, for example, here.

    April 16, 2009

  • Who knew?

    April 13, 2009

  • "There are 10^11 stars in the galaxy. That used to be a huge number. But it's only a hundred billion. It's less than the national deficit! We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we should call them economical numbers." Richard Feynman.

    April 4, 2009

  • Article about concision and Twitter.

    April 2, 2009

  • A life devoted to constant tweeting. See twitter.

    April 2, 2009

  • What is life if you remove the waffle and bluster? Twife?

    April 2, 2009

  • Yes we did notice the date, John...

    April 2, 2009

  • Being asked to login repeatedly happening to me too today.

    March 30, 2009

  • I stand corrected.

    March 29, 2009

  • The original Latin of the expression "if you want peace prepare for war" comes from "Epitoma Rei Militaris," by Vegetius.

    March 29, 2009

  • How about "Igitur qui desiderat pacem praeparet bellum."?

    March 29, 2009

  • Interesting!

    March 29, 2009

  • "Omnia vincit amor, et nos cedamus amori." IE "Love conquers all, and we too succumb to love." Virgil (70-19 BC).

    March 29, 2009

  • As in "Vox populi, vox dei." IE "The voice of the people is the voice of God." Alcuin (735-804).

    March 29, 2009

  • Still thinking...

    March 28, 2009

  • What a fabulous list. Must give it some thought...

    March 28, 2009

  • This is dedicated to the one I love....

    March 28, 2009

  • From Ninja Words: n) : one who promotes his own cause; one who toots their own horn; a person standing outside a place of business trying to persuade patrons to enter, or vigourously trying to persuade customers to purchase a their wares (ie. a fruiterer calling out the price of bananas).

    March 23, 2009

  • That is brilliant!

    March 20, 2009

  • I didn't realise how often I use this phrase! Posted in response to this from John.

    March 20, 2009

  • Anybody know the origin of this expression?

    March 20, 2009

  • There are some crackers here!

    March 16, 2009

  • These may come in handy when I visit Venice next month: some handier than others!

    March 16, 2009

  • I'm having one of these!

    March 16, 2009

  • 'Twould appear the proper spelling is "dreich". :-(

    March 14, 2009

  • Scots term that usually refers to the weather: wet, miserable (like today's weather).

    March 14, 2009

  • See also zombie bank!

    March 13, 2009

  • OK, this is the most bizarre phrase, surely?

    March 12, 2009

  • Are these guys relatives of yours?

    March 12, 2009

  • Probably better than failing downwards.

    March 11, 2009

  • Business acronyms for today's troubled economy : the BOHICA syndrome (bend over, here it comes again).

    March 11, 2009

  • I agree this is a fabulous word.

    March 9, 2009

  • I'm afraid there won't be much interest.

    March 9, 2009

  • As well he might...

    March 9, 2009

  • This is a truly great, if somewhat baffling, list!

    March 9, 2009

  • Interesting!

    March 9, 2009

  • Here is the phone number of the local genitourinary medicine clinic.

    March 9, 2009

  • If it looks like a python and it hisses like a python, it's a python.

    March 9, 2009

  • If you're interested.

    March 9, 2009

  • Thanks, John, for really cheering me up on a Monday morning!

    March 9, 2009

  • Pure, dead, brilliant!

    March 9, 2009

  • I believe sneakers are particularly troublesome.

    March 8, 2009

  • Not all at the one time, surely?

    March 8, 2009

  • Here they are.

    March 7, 2009

  • How about Roman nose?

    March 6, 2009

  • Thanks!

    March 6, 2009

  • Remarkably similar!

    March 6, 2009

  • How is this for extreme insomnia?

    March 5, 2009

  • I see the fun has started. We have entered the Twilight Zone!

    March 5, 2009

  • Quite bizarre in apperance.

    March 5, 2009

  • From Wikipedia:

    The wonderpus (wunderpus) octopus (Wunderpus photogenicus) is a species of octopus in the monotypic genus Wunderpus. It is found in shallow waters from Bali and Sulawesi north to the Philippines and east to Vanuatu. W. photogenicus is a long-armed species characterised by "small eyes on elongate stalks, a long, conical papilla over each eye and a dramatic and fixed colour pattern of white bars and spots over a brown-red background.".

    March 5, 2009

  • A 224 word palindrome:

    "Dammit I’m Mad"

    by

    Demetri Martin

    Dammit I’m mad.

    Evil is a deed as I live.

    God, am I reviled? I rise, my bed on a sun, I melt.

    To be not one man emanating is sad. I piss.

    Alas, it is so late. Who stops to help?

    Man, it is hot. I’m in it. I tell.

    I am not a devil. I level “Mad Dog�?.

    Ah, say burning is, as a deified gulp,

    In my halo of a mired rum tin.

    I erase many men. Oh, to be man, a sin.

    Is evil in a clam? In a trap?

    No. It is open. On it I was stuck.

    Rats peed on hope. Elsewhere dips a web.

    Be still if I fill its ebb.

    Ew, a spider… eh?

    We sleep. Oh no!

    Deep, stark cuts saw it in one position.

    Part animal, can I live? Sin is a name.

    Both, one… my names are in it.

    Murder? I’m a fool.

    A hymn I plug, deified as a sign in ruby ash,

    A Goddam level I lived at.

    On mail let it in. I’m it.

    Oh, sit in ample hot spots. Oh wet!

    A loss it is alas (sip). I’d assign it a name.

    Name not one bottle minus an ode by me:

    “Sir, I deliver. I’m a dog�?

    Evil is a deed as I live.

    Dammit I’m mad.

    March 4, 2009

  • I am hopefully in recovery...

    March 4, 2009

  • Twitter has brought me back to Wordie after a long spell of "Wordie Block".

    March 4, 2009

  • Thanks for adding to the "Financial Armaggedon" list, Bilby.

    March 3, 2009

  • Excellent word.

    March 3, 2009

  • Watch him squirm.

    March 2, 2009

  • That's quite catchy, actually!

    March 2, 2009

  • Can I have more money, please?

    March 2, 2009

  • Doesn't the current crisis throw up some lovely phrases?

    March 2, 2009

  • How have I missed this one?

    March 1, 2009

  • July 7, 2008

  • I agree: quitting cheese is just not an option I will consider.

    June 26, 2008

  • This is hilarious.

    June 26, 2008

  • Here is the man himself by himself.

    May 19, 2008

  • Intriguing?


    -- from Son of Groucho - (?)

    May 2, 2008

  • Excellent word.

    April 1, 2008

  • My wife got me a pair of these recently: very handy!

    March 29, 2008

  • "Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown."

    March 27, 2008

  • This is, indeed, a humdinger.

    March 23, 2008

  • This is such a satisfying word to say!

    March 3, 2008

  • Nice one.

    March 1, 2008

  • Excellent album. I love Steely Dan.

    February 29, 2008

  • Here's another good one:

    "There is a tragic flaw in our precious Constitution, and I don't know what can be done to fix it. This is it: Only nut cases want to be president." Kurt Vonnegut, "Cold Turkey", In These Times, May 10, 2004, US novelist (1922 - 2007).

    February 27, 2008

  • That is intriguing. Two of my all-time favourites! Do tell us more...

    February 27, 2008

  • See also: "horse sense".

    February 26, 2008

  • "Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people." W. C. Fields,US actor (1880 - 1946).

    February 26, 2008

  • Does anybody know the origin of this expression?

    February 25, 2008

  • :-)

    February 25, 2008

  • I'm glad somebody else said that!

    February 25, 2008

  • Excellent.

    February 24, 2008

  • This is inspired. I think my son is a founder member!

    February 24, 2008

  • People actually eat this?

    February 23, 2008

  • High Tech Noon:

    February 23, 2008

  • "I love the smell of napalm in the morning." Apocalypse Now.

    February 20, 2008

  • Sorry, you've lost me.

    February 20, 2008

  • Inspired!

    February 19, 2008

  • Just remembered my mistake, gangerh. I was going to edit the comment, but you were too quick for me!

    February 18, 2008

  • You may have heard of the series of these by Alistair Cooke. The John Cleese version is much funnier!

    February 18, 2008

  • I was wondering about how homonyms fitted in with homophones. This is what Ninjawords says:

    Homonym: "a word that sounds or is spelled the same as another word but has a different meaning. (Homonyms are divided into the two overlapping subcategories homographs and homophones. Examples: die and dye (homophones but not homographs); the fish fluke and fluke, part of the tail of a whale (homophones and homographs); the metal lead and the verb form lead (homographs but not homophones.)"

    February 16, 2008

  • Good question!

    February 16, 2008

  • Here's Weird Al's contribution.

    February 15, 2008

  • Fab.

    February 14, 2008

  • It is rather good, isn't it!

    February 14, 2008

  • What a great word.

    February 14, 2008

  • Sounds like something you'd take to a genitourinary medicine clinic.

    February 14, 2008

  • Here's a list of English Homophones.

    February 14, 2008

  • Here's the gen.

    February 14, 2008

  • I have always been interested in the idea that manufacturers build-in a feature of their products that will wear out, or become obsolescent in some other way, so that you will be encouraged to buy a replacement.

    February 14, 2008

  • Have a snide comment from me!

    February 14, 2008

  • I love the Sting song called "Fragile".

    February 13, 2008

  • What a lovely name!

    February 13, 2008

  • What a bizarre name!

    February 13, 2008

  • Fabulous list. There is a "spit and sawdust" pub in the east end of Glasgow called The Saracen's Head. I see it's not alone!

    February 13, 2008

  • What does the sign for this pub look like?

    Just describe it: we don't want a picture!

    February 13, 2008

  • :-)

    February 13, 2008

  • I've just added sparkle to my list.

    February 13, 2008

  • We had these in the garden of a previous house. They are impossible to get rid of!

    February 12, 2008

  • Do tell...

    February 12, 2008

  • One of my few adverbs.

    February 12, 2008

  • Hilarious David Blaine parody: One or two sweary words here: don't watch if you're easily offended.

    February 12, 2008

  • I think it's a stinker.

    February 12, 2008

  • Excellent! This sounds quite fun!

    February 12, 2008

  • This horrible word was used in a statement by the Archbishop of Canterbury. Yuk!

    February 12, 2008

  • Still worried...

    February 12, 2008

  • Why don't more people list this fabulous word? I'm intrigued....

    February 12, 2008

  • I am built for comfort rather than speed.

    February 11, 2008

  • "Sweet Caroline" by Neil Diamond.

    February 8, 2008

  • "Sweet Caroline" by Neil Diamond.

    February 8, 2008

  • True confessions, huh?

    February 8, 2008

  • As in "keep schtum".

    February 7, 2008

  • Funnily enough, I can't find the definition 'unprincipled dickhead and shameless opportunist'.

    See also new labour pain.

    February 6, 2008

  • Sorry to take so long to say hello. I must compliment you on your contributions to the site.

    February 5, 2008

  • I love the sound of the cello.

    February 5, 2008

  • Excellent!

    February 5, 2008

  • Not very reliable, but can be quite creative!

    February 5, 2008

  • Cute word!

    February 5, 2008

  • I love bubble and squeak!

    February 4, 2008

  • My version may be less severe but it is much more chronic!

    February 4, 2008

  • Experienced by all those disillusioned by "New Labour" in the UK IE practically the entire population.

    February 4, 2008

  • The mind doth boggle!!!

    February 4, 2008

  • To do with ducks. Synonym for anatine.

    February 4, 2008

  • To do with ducks. Apparently fuliguline means the same.

    February 4, 2008

  • Techno music master of the anatine world.

    February 4, 2008

  • Quite logical, really!

    February 4, 2008

  • Yep, it's still fascinating!

    February 4, 2008

  • Here are the aforementioned new glasses:


    -- from Son of Groucho - (?)

    What do you think?

    February 4, 2008

  • This is a great word---I had forgotten about it.

    February 4, 2008

  • It was a great show. I miss it terribly.

    February 4, 2008

  • Does anybody here remember The Magic Boomerang?

    February 4, 2008

  • aka malleus, incus and stapes.

    February 4, 2008

  • My mum used to make these: magic!

    February 3, 2008

  • Help may be at hand!

    February 3, 2008

  • WeirdNet is trying to be all things to all people!

    I love the first definition too, where it practically uses the word to define itself!

    February 2, 2008

  • The first camera I had was an instamatic! Here I am with it in its box.

    February 1, 2008

  • Here's a hellebore:

    February 1, 2008

  • More power to your elbow!

    February 1, 2008

  • Came across this list of Street Drug Slang: quite interesting!

    January 31, 2008

  • Interesting!

    January 31, 2008

  • Meaning (in simple terms)?

    January 31, 2008

  • I love that film!

    January 30, 2008

  • I believe this has recently also been used as a synonym for stupid for some reason (seriously).

    January 30, 2008

  • Thanks VanishedOne. Your suggestion works for me too.

    January 29, 2008

  • You have an interesting name. I only recently came across the word in a novel I am reading by Kate Atkinson. Hope you have a great time here!

    January 29, 2008

  • Wouldn't life be wonderful if hassle could be abolished?

    January 29, 2008

  • For some reason Wordie won't let me add Schrödinger's cat to any of my lists. How weird is that?

    When you click on "add to your list" no drop-down menu appears. Any ideas, John? May be the apostrophe problem listed below.

    January 29, 2008

  • Hope you enjoyed it!

    January 29, 2008

  • Here's some moonstone:

    January 29, 2008

  • There is something intrinsically unpleasant about this word!

    January 29, 2008

  • "What profiteth a man if he gaineth the whole world but loseth his soul?"

    January 29, 2008

  • What is this? A small quack, perhaps? *Ducks*

    January 28, 2008

  • This is glorious!

    January 28, 2008

  • This is an intriguing one! "Pass the sodium chloride, please!" etc. perhaps?

    January 28, 2008

  • Thanks, sionnach! These are fascinating links!

    January 28, 2008

  • Where does this come from?

    January 28, 2008

  • I've been suffering from this for years. Thanks for putting a name to it!

    January 28, 2008

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  • Which is sad. I bet he has the most melodious voice.

    September 12, 2010

  • "sonofgroucho has created 83 lists, listed 4,882 words, written 1,070 comments, and added 1,475 tags, 86 favorites, and 0 pronunciations."

    September 12, 2010

  • I often find that every potential wordie list is an existing wordie list. You share much of the credit for that.

    May 14, 2010

  • I played with your name. 

    October 19, 2009

  • Twitter has brought me back to Wordie after a long spell of "Wordie Block".

    March 4, 2009

  • He's back!! Where you been, SoG?

    March 2, 2009

  • The SoG lives!

    March 1, 2009

  • Hi SoG, are you back? :-) *wags tail*

    July 7, 2008

  • Thank you for stopping by, S of G. It's a pleasure to be getting to know you...in this strange and fun way.

    February 6, 2008

  • Heh, thanks for dropping by!

    January 30, 2008

  • Brilliant idea for a list. Must try to think of some!

    Thanks, Son of Groucho, and to paraphrase Oscar Wilde.........

    "You will, Son of Groucho, you will".

    Though I don't intend the sarcasm with which he said it.

    Be Great!

    January 28, 2008

  • Here is a nice word for your Naughty Words list..

    Mound of Venus

    In females the mons pubis is sometimes called the mons veneris (Latin, mound of Venus).

    How cool is that?

    January 28, 2008

  • Tom swifties? Here you go:

    "These are the propulsion systems used by NASA for the moonshots," said Tom apologetically.

    Apollo (as in Apollo 13)

    +

    Jet

    :) j

    December 30, 2007

  • Good meeting you too, SoG. This first week has been like drinking from a geyser. I hope in the coming months to become better acquainted with you, and many others whose monikers are becoming familiar.

    November 5, 2007

  • Salutations! I confess, I stole teuchter off a Scottish history buff I know (not on wordie). But may I say that I was really excited to see pizzicato on your list of fun words? It's been entirely too long since I used that word...

    April 21, 2007

  • Groucho would love your list of words...

    February 9, 2007

  • Greetings from Northern California. I enjoy the variety & undercurrent of humor in your word lists!

    January 14, 2007

  • it is good to meet you, Son of Groucho. :)

    December 31, 2006