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squareintheteeth commented on the word preggers
I agree with John, for his reasons in addition to its abuse by celeb tabloid rags, which together tarnish whatever shaky need to exist it might have had.
January 5, 2007
squareintheteeth commented on the word geas
I ran across it in a session of D&D (*nerd alert*) when a DM used a lesser geas on a player. I had to ask him what the hell he was talking about; it didn't sound (or look) like a real word.
squareintheteeth commented on the word fauxreos
definitely nasty. in fact, most fauxreos are so truly awful it's as if they exist only to highlight how much better the real ones are. maybe it's all just a network of front companies under the puppet hand of nabisco.
squareintheteeth commented on the word goatsean
different from goatsesque, goatsean images are those whose nature is intentionally obscured by an individual (through mislabeling of the file or otherwise) to surprise and disgust another. i.e., tubgirl.
squareintheteeth commented on the word goatsesque
graphic designs that evoke, purposely or accidentally, the infamous goatse image. a portmanteau of goatse and grotesque.
fake oreos of the kind often found under a store brand in supermarkets. usually terrible.
January 4, 2007
squareintheteeth commented on the word wootz
An actual term describing a type of steel, or used when referring to such steel as a synecdoche. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wootz_steel
squareintheteeth commented on the list joanna-newsom-lyrics
I almost did this myself. Great list!
December 29, 2006
squareintheteeth commented on the list fan-o-rama
You could probably put snikt on this list -- that'd be the noise of Wolverine's claws popping in or out. And as far as fandom terms, no list is complete without hoyay.
December 19, 2006
squareintheteeth commented on the word verbose
Probably a descriptor that can be attached to most wordies.
squareintheteeth commented on the word transcendant
I believe this is a misspelling of transcendent.
squareintheteeth commented on the word quandry
Is this an actual word? Or just a misspelling of quandary?
squareintheteeth commented on the word myriad
I can't see this word and not think of the default Adobe font.
squareintheteeth commented on the list trees-have-the-best-names
Indeed. Can anyone encounter the larch *without* thinking Monty Python?
December 17, 2006
squareintheteeth commented on the list latin-is-fun
Or perhaps the classic memento mori?
December 6, 2006
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shoepixie commented on the user squareintheteeth
Delightful! I tend to use words, forget them as easily and with as little pain as I remembered them. However, the idea of hoarding words is strange to me and somewhat...exotic? I love your wordlists, and will enjoy looking at them further!
April 16, 2008
slumry commented on the user squareintheteeth
I am new to this site, and pleasantly bewildered.
I was struck by the appearance of "cudgel" (pun intended, unforturantely) because I was thinking about that word just a day or so ago. It is a word my mother frequently used, always in the context of trying to recall something, as in: "I cudgeled my brain, but I just could not remember. . ."
Now that I am past 50, I cudgel my brain frequently, often to no avail but I have more empathy for my late mother on this problem than I did when I was a girl!
June 12, 2007
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