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timonti commented on the word baker's dozen
Can also call this "Vantage-loaf"
April 20, 2012
timonti commented on the word nincompoop
@drissel: correction its "non compos mentis" compos mentis meaning control of one's mind.
December 5, 2011
timonti commented on the word kaput
They should have kept the German spelling when porting it to English.
November 8, 2011
timonti commented on the word crwth
It is a musical instrument.
June 21, 2011
timonti commented on the word Torschlusspanik
I quote from this listverse article.
Translated literally, this word means “gate-closing panic,” but its contextual meaning refers to “the fear of diminishing opportunities as one ages.” This partly explains why so many older people wish to ‘recapture their youth’ – in order to try re-establish their, perhaps, passed opportunities.
June 17, 2011
timonti commented on the word chavender
The word chubby originates from "The chub" which is an alternative word for this kind of fish. Heard this on QI.
May 4, 2011
timonti commented on the word pile of pants
Meaning - Nonsense
April 20, 2011
timonti commented on the word rudie
A "Rudie" is a "Rude Boy," which is a term for the first English generation born to Jamaican parents who had emigrated to England - the so called JamEnglish generation
March 30, 2011
timonti commented on the word broad
Didn't realize that it could be used for "woman" also. Nice slang.
March 1, 2011
timonti commented on the word touch wood
In many countries it is also called "Knocking on wood." Reference, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knocking_on_wood'>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knocking_on_wood
February 4, 2011
timonti commented on the word bon appetit
A wish to enjoy a meal.
November 18, 2010
timonti commented on the word bauer
German for peasant/farmer.
October 8, 2010
timonti commented on the word troll
Just to add about the usage of the word.
I quote this from http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/66970
If you have ever participated in an open Internet discussion group, particularly one that deals with contentious issues, you are probably familiar with the concept of a "troll." A troll is someone who is not really interested in the discussion at hand, but instead enjoys making outrageous or inflammatory remarks just to upset the other participants.
October 7, 2010
timonti commented on the word logorrhoea
I'd always prefer the slang usage, "Verbal diarrhoea"
August 31, 2010
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