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spicolli has looked up 211 words, created 26 lists, listed 1201 words, written 52 comments, added 1 tag, and loved 37 words.

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  • Japanese term for Rube Goldberg machines.

    November 18, 2011

  • A counter term being used by certain critics of the Occupy Wall Street protesters who are either members of the top 1% of income earners/wealth holders or think they are.

    October 22, 2011

  • A term coined by Occupy Wall Street protesters derived from various statistics on income and weath inequality in America.

    October 22, 2011

  • A term coined in response to "ninety-nine percenter" referring to the fact that only 53% of American's pay federal income tax.

    October 22, 2011

  • From Wikipedia: In Hawaii the paradise tax is a term used to describe the cost of living difference between Hawaii and the mainland. Alternatively, it has been restated as "The price you pay for paradise" or "the cost of living in paradise".

    May 10, 2010

  • Used in contemporary Hawaii like bailiwick as in 'not my bailiwick' becomes not my kuliana

    May 7, 2010

  • Colloquial term in rural northeastern Wisconsin for large industrial manure spreaders.

    September 25, 2009

  • Barton Fink (1991):
    Geisler: Mayhew, some help, the guy's a souse!
    Barton: He's a great writer...
    Geisler: A great souse!
    Barton: You don't understand...
    Geisler: Souse!
    Barton: He's in pain, because he can't write...
    Geisler: Souse! Souse! Can't write? He manages to write his name on the back of his paycheck every week!

    September 6, 2009

  • Great list!

    August 1, 2009

  • "You know, I've always liked that word... 'gargantuan'... so rarely have an opportunity to use it in a sentence." Kill Bill Vol. 2

    June 14, 2009

  • As in "you commie homo-loving sons-of-guns" from Sean Penn's acceptance speech for Milk at the Academy Awards.

    February 25, 2009

  • A ces historiettes s'ajoutent quelques mini-sketches délirants tels que l'intervention du capitaine Koons (Christopher Walken) ou celle du nettoyeur "The Wolf" (Harvey Keitel)

    I don't know French but I know Tarantino.

    May 12, 2007

  • A great 120 words so far!

    May 12, 2007

  • Let me ax you a question.

    May 12, 2007

  • Argh! Avast ye pirates!

    May 4, 2007

  • Great list. I had no idea that there was a Mrs. Malaprop until I had to go look it up.

    April 26, 2007

  • Thanks Abraxas

    April 24, 2007

  • Corey's word for lust in action.

    April 23, 2007

  • Wordie is my online time waster du jour.

    April 22, 2007

  • Salon.com: Wolfowitz has tried to cast the scandal as a "painful personal dilemma," as he described it in an April 12 e-mail to outraged employees of the World Bank, who have taken to calling the neoconservative's girlfriend his "neoconcubine."

    April 21, 2007

  • Thanks for those seanahan

    April 21, 2007

  • She adopts the Dionysian-Apollonian dichotomy : "The Dionysian is no picnic. It is the chthonian realities which Apollo evades, the blind grinding of subterranean force, the long slow suck, the murk and ooze."

    April 21, 2007

  • A portmaneau. A cross between an analyst and a therapist. From Arrested Development.

    April 20, 2007

  • Great word!

    April 20, 2007

  • Hey. I've really only lived two places. Can you help me out with this one?

    April 20, 2007

  • The so-called liberal media

    April 20, 2007

  • I think it's Dutch.

    April 19, 2007

  • Nihilists! F**k me. I mean, say what you like about the tenets of National Socialism, Dude, at least it's an ethos.
    - Walter Sobchack, in the Big Liebowski

    April 17, 2007

  • This brings to mind some of the dubs of Tarantino movies for network broadcast. My favorites: forget you, melonfeeler and motherfather.

    April 17, 2007

  • I appreciate this list. A lot of the words that have meaning to you have meaning to me. Then again. I'm pretty promiscuous with teh words. Thanks for Reaganite and freedom fries

    April 17, 2007

  • Wow, ombudsperson made me do a double-take

    April 16, 2007

  • I love this list. Lots of great old-fashioned, Victorian era words that surprise in everyday use.

    April 16, 2007

  • From the New York Times:

    Airstream's appeal seems to have few limits, and indeed a powerful world traveler recently provided proof of its persistent appeal. On a trip to Asia in February, Vice President Dick Cheney traveled in an Airstream — inside an airplane.

    Mark Silva, chief of the Washington bureau of The Chicago Tribune, accompanied the vice president as the press corps' pool print reporter. The group flew on a huge gray C-17 cargo plane that the Air Force calls the Spirit of Strom Thurmond, in honor of the late senator. Mr. Silva said that when he boarded he noted the familiar outline of the Airstream roof inside the vast fuselage.

    April 15, 2007

  • Hey, at the risk of seeming like a logroller this is a great list.

    April 15, 2007

  • I first heard this word in an interview with Dave Gorman on the BBC. He traveled the world looking for other googlewhackers and wrote a book about it.

    April 15, 2007

  • The Original Acme Catalog

    April 15, 2007

  • Fear of Friday the 13th.

    April 15, 2007

  • rotfl

    April 14, 2007

  • "A specter is haunting the cinema: the specter of narrative. If that apparition is an Angel, we must embrace it; and if it is a Devil, we must cast it out. But we cannot know what it is until we have met it face to face." - Hollis Frampton, Circles of Confusion: Film Photography Video: Texts 1968-1980

    Zorn's Lemma by Hollis Frampton

    April 14, 2007

  • Thanks!

    April 14, 2007

  • I wonder how the plumbing works in someone who's diphallic? It must be related to hermaphroditism. Just a jumble of glands and blood vessels and secretion tubes- not pleasant.

    April 14, 2007

  • nuclear

    April 14, 2007

  • tchotchkes

    April 14, 2007

  • Great word. To paraphrase the Simpsons: Thomas Pynchon loves this word almost as much as he loves cameras!

    April 14, 2007

  • April 10, 2007

  • Great list! I remember the episode with the fatal echovirus outbreak in neonatal

    April 5, 2007

  • I don't think I've ever seen it spelled compromize?

    March 23, 2007

  • "This is how more and more Americans are living each day of their lives, going through all the motions without the foggiest idea as to why, living lives in a collective state of zombified hypnosis" Gold Eagle blog post

    March 15, 2007

  • "It's where that little crowd of icons gathers, begging you to post a bit of news to Digg, Reddit, del.icio.us and various other social news and community sites." Wired, December 12, 2006

    March 15, 2007

  • Variant of haplology

    March 14, 2007

  • What about antidisestablishmentarianism?

    March 13, 2007

  • I saw this word in a sidebar in Spy magazine in 92-93(?). It's a German word that literally means 'peanut butter eater,' but it is a derogatory term for an American.

    March 13, 2007

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