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swimsuitissue commented on the word undoing
“Let's face it. We're undone by each other. And if we're not, we're missing something… despite one's best efforts, one is undone, in the face of the other, by the touch, by the scent, by the feel, by the prospect of the touch, by the memory of the feel.”
-Judith Butler, Violence, Mourning, & Politics
December 12, 2014
swimsuitissue commented on the list ada-or-ardor-vladmir-nabokov
emilybee I imagined Ada googled like googly eyes google: a goofy and round fumbling.
January 20, 2012
swimsuitissue commented on the word kudize
v. to praise, laud, glorify.
Etymology: < Greek κῦδος //praise, renown; derivative of kudos
1873 (M. Collins Squire Silchester I. xix. 234) He kudized Louisa, who blushed when he compared her to Penthesilea.
March 27, 2011
swimsuitissue commented on the word izba
January 20, 2011
swimsuitissue commented on the word steinmann
Zemblan for a heap of stones erected as a memento of an ascent.
swimsuitissue commented on the word zhiletka
жилетка (Russian) n. waistcoat
swimsuitissue commented on the word ughten
evenfall sounds more pleasant.
June 18, 2009
swimsuitissue commented on the word omphaloskepsis
As a child, I once stabbed myself in the bellybutton upon wondering if it could bleed. Indeed it can. Masochistic omphaloskepsis?
swimsuitissue commented on the word alameda
A tree shaded walkway, a shady lane.
June 10, 2009
swimsuitissue commented on the word tralala
"I want you to wire me frankly if the date and the whole tralala are inconvenient."
-Ada, or Ardor
May 25, 2009
swimsuitissue commented on the word struthious
Oh how I long to use this word in natural conversation...
swimsuitissue commented on the word bedizened
"the number on the back of the sign is rising
the gamelan attack of the trines aligning
chance will leave the sky bedizened
sliding on the wide horizon
never is the start of a clever lying
staring at the black of the blind spot hiding
the universe's private bower
these are none but shining hours"
-None but Shining Hours, the Books
swimsuitissue commented on the word flibbertigibbet
If this rolled off the tongue quite as easily as "stupid bitch," I'd use it constantly.
April 7, 2009
swimsuitissue commented on the word californized
The pronunciation kuh-liff-or-nyzed makes me giddy.
Not so much when pronounced like the golden state...
swimsuitissue commented on the word ungemmed
Such a hideously spelled word, it is offensive to the eye. Sounds just fine spoken.
swimsuitissue commented on the word interlocutor
"I don't need a timekeeper, I don't need an interlocutor
And baby, you'll look a little cuter, day by day."
swimsuitissue commented on the word verisimilitude
I love the Teenage Fanclub song by the same name:
"I don't need an attitude
Rebellion is a platitude
I only hope the verse is good
I hate verisimilitude"
January 10, 2009
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yarb commented on the user swimsuitissue
Dreams of going to the Grammies, 'til you poked me with your whammy.
whichbe commented on the user swimsuitissue
I'm just here for dictation and not your summer vacation.
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