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srkrause commented on the word bwseg
April 8, 2008
srkrause commented on the word lacrimosity
lachrymosity. (n.d.). Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1). Retrieved April 08, 2008, from Dictionary.com website: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/lachrymosity
1. suggestive of or tending to cause tears; mournful.
2. given to shedding tears readily; tearful.
Fortunately I have yet to be reduced to a state of lachrymosity by his truly awful jokes.
srkrause commented on the word neda ulaby
npr arts reporter
March 31, 2008
srkrause commented on the word cock robin
Maybe it belongs on the porn birds list.
March 28, 2008
srkrause commented on the word does
Does it really matter what he does to the does? It do!
March 26, 2008
srkrause commented on the word giovanni battista montini
aka Pope Paul VI
March 8, 2008
srkrause commented on the word prefaluate
Would preFLatulate mean stifling a gaseous emmison?
March 6, 2008
srkrause commented on the word reduplicative
part of what makes wordie so much fun...
srkrause commented on the word higgeldy-piggeldy
How my mind works more and more frequently.
srkrause commented on the word ahd
AHD American Heritage Dictionary
srkrause commented on the word imli
Indian word for tamarind.
March 5, 2008
srkrause commented on the word getting on my last nerve
Most often used to describe a person or persons who are causing EXTREME irritation. As in, "When he told me he would be late AGAIN, I told him he was getting on my last nerve.'"
srkrause commented on the word tumeric
so it seems, a variant...
Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary
Main Entry: tur·mer·ic
Variant: also tu·mer·ic /'t(y)ü-m&-/
srkrause commented on the word asafoetida
Known as Hing in Indian cuisine.
sounds like a word 4th grade boys with 99%ile vocabularies would giggle at.
srkrause commented on the list exotic-spices
Feel free to include flavor, seasoning,etc.
srkrause commented on the word pissant
Perhaps a Volkswagen/insect hybrid?
srkrause commented on the word electile dysfunction
HARD not to like!
srkrause commented on the word frisco
A co-called nickname for the glorious city of San Francisco. Natives and those enamored of "The City" shudder and moan when they hear this vulgar term. It is not to be compared with such urban delights as The Big Apple. Its usage demonstrates that the speaker is utterly without class or sophistication; more properly an object of pity than derision.
srkrause commented on the word sakamenna
Alternate name for the capitol city of California, viz., Sacramento. It was coined by famed and late San Francisco newspaper columnist Herb Caen. Mr. Caen was born there and adopted the moniker "Sakamenna Kid" ...
srkrause commented on the list foodie-list-well-seasoned
should have GINGER on it....
March 4, 2008
srkrause commented on the word ephram zimbalist
I browsed several Google sites and found both -am AND -em.
srkrause commented on the word elvis presley
Back in 1968 after my junior year in college I was on vacation in Chile. Many young Chileans my age enjoyed discussing pop culture, past and present. It took me a while to figure out who Elvee Praylee was. Now whenever I see his name, even 40 years later, I always recall this early linguistic conundrum.
March 3, 2008
srkrause commented on the word wank
When I was a very young adult I had a friend whose hobby was "collecting" slang terms for this particular activity (NOT the mountain). He never wrote them down, just remembered hundreds of them. Linguists contend that what really matters in a culture will have many words to describe it in all its fascinating details and variations. Money, snow (for Eskimos and Aleuts, etc. I don't recall his relationship status at the time. But one can safely assume that he was never totally without companionship and some degree of comfort.
srkrause commented on the word gee willikers
I thot is was "scare the bejeebers outta me.
His daughter Stephanie was an actress; his father (EZ,Sr.) was a famous violinist. He was a star on 77 Sunset Strip, TV hit in the late 50s.
March 2, 2008
srkrause commented on the word muck
muck out stables; run a muck.
srkrause commented on the word and the horse you rode in on...
...a la Norm Crosby? ...a phrase malapropism perhaps? Original (variant) being (1) "Leave at once, and 'Don't let the door hit you where the Good Lord split you!'"
srkrause commented on the word mandala
THE GREAT MANDALA (The Wheel of Life)
Peter Yarrow- Pepamar Music Corp.- ASCAP
So I told him that he'd better shut his mouth
And do his job like a man.
And he answered "Listen, Father,
I will never kill another."
He thinks he's better
than his brother that died
What the hell does he think he's doing
To his father who brought him up right?
Take your place on The Great Mandala
As it moves through your brief moment of time.
Win or lose now you must choose now
And if you lose you're only losing your life.
Tell the jailer not to bother
With his meal of bread and water today.
He is fasting 'til the killing's over
He's a martyr, he thinks he's a prophet.
But he's a coward, he's just playing a game
He can't do it, he can't change it
It's been going on for ten thousand years
Tell the people they are safe now
Hunger stopped him, he lies still in his cell.
Death has gagged his accusations
We are free now, we can kill now,
We can hate now, now we can end the world
We're not guilty, he was crazy
And it's been going on for ten thousand years!
And if you lose you've only wasted your life.
srkrause commented on the word dumbing down syndrome
srkrause commented on the word raku
ra·ku /ˈrɑku/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciationrah-koo Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
a thick-walled, rough, dark lead-glazed Japanese earthenware used in the tea ceremony.
Origin: 1870–75; < Japn raku(-yaki) “pleasure�? glaze, originated by Ch�?jir�? of Kyoto, who was given the seal-stamp with the character “pleasure�? from Hideyoshi as an artisan-household designation
Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2006.
srkrause commented on the word ityphallic
did you mean:
1. Of or relating to the phallus carried in the ancient festival of Bacchus.
2. Having the penis erect. Used of graphic and sculptural representations.
3. Lascivious; salacious.
Late Latin thyphallicus, from Greek thuphallikos, from thuphallos, erect phallus : thus, straight + phallos, phallus; see bhel-2 in Indo-European roots.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2003. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
srkrause commented on the word licorice
One of Amahl's (of Amahl and the Night Visitors) favorite things.
srkrause commented on the word run a muck
v. go nuts; go off the deep end, out of control. As in, "Jefferson would tend to run a muck when Bartholomew took him on a shopping spree.
srkrause commented on the word ventripotent
Postprandial condition run a muck.
srkrause commented on the word postprandial
aka FTS. Full Tummy Syndrome.
srkrause commented on the word betise
as in: what a buttwang does.
srkrause commented on the word buttwang
Mildly vulgar term meaning fool, idiot, not a smart person. Used more in exasperation or disgust than anger. As in, "She's such a buttwang, she forgot to bring the Smith file AGAIN!"
srkrause commented on the word sasa
Sasa. Proper noun. Female boxer mix (dog); from Japanese sasage - black eyed pea and by implication, SPOT.
An epithet that can be humorous (as: in your ear) dismissive or insulting depending on circumstances, tone of voice, context, etc. Example: Well, forget* you, and the horse you rode in on!" *Term "forget" is usually replaced with another more hostile verb with the same initial consonant.
srkrause commented on the word ambidexterous
As in, "Oh, I never read the newspaper," Kevin said. "Holding it in both of my equally strong arms makes me feel like a freak."
from The Carnivorous Carnival by Lemony Snicket
March 1, 2008
srkrause commented on the word obamamania
A political movement from the fall of 2007 and the spring/summer of 2008. Many citizens, especially the 18-35 set, became activated in yhe political process. Some likened it to a cult, but surveys of members indicated that they still had questions and concerns about the figurehead's fitness and experience. But they really liked him a lot!
srkrause commented on the word idiolect
Maybe it's how we got "W"!
srkrause commented on the word sourdough starter
Something that many people consider very difficult, but is in reality very simple. As in, 1/2 cup of any flour + 1/2 cup of water, mix well, let it sit on the counter. Google it!
srkrause commented on the word when hell freezes over
...like never! As in, "I'll clean up after your darn dog when hell freezes over!"
srkrause commented on the word ciabatta
a bread that CAN be made with about half whole wheat and also sourdough starter rather that instant yeast and all white flour. It gets big air holes in it because it is a very wet dough and is handled very delicately to not degas while fermenting AND proofing.
srkrause commented on the word in your ear
a negative; often said in exasperation, as in the two person exchange, "Would you please clean up after Fido in the back yard?" "In your ear!" Roughly equivalent to "When hell freezes over!"
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