trivet commented on the user trivet
Quack, quack, it's nice to be back.
May 10, 2011
trivet commented on the user reesetee
trivet commented on the list over-dale
Adding, even if beal is also a festering pustule.
May 9, 2011
trivet commented on the word moonstruck
Yesterday, I got hit by these.
April 5, 2010
trivet commented on the word trivet
I'm rather scarce these days, but I drift by ever once and a while...
*rubbing her burning ears*
If you haven't properly been introduced, "sir" or "ma'am" is usually a safe bet.
March 31, 2010
trivet commented on the user oroboros
Not from Ojai or Santa Barbara, but I've spent some quality time there.
January 25, 2010
trivet commented on the word overchoice syndrome
When multi-potentiality is defined as multiple abilities and is accompanied by high motivation and multiple interests and opportunities, career indecision is then associated with the barrier referred to as the 'overchoice syndrome'.
September 17, 2009
trivet commented on the word barbecue
I think that most barbecue arguments, at heart, are ploy to get someone to take you out to dinner...
June 12, 2009
trivet commented on the word bush-hogging
Aaah, but the Finger Lakes region is quite different from other parts of New York. Full of crazy birders, for one thing. And Ithaca really is "gorges".
June 10, 2009
trivet commented on the word dracula sneeze
Awww - 'round here, it is just an elbow sneeze, much less exciting.
June 2, 2009
trivet commented on the word marmalade cat humiliation
Odds are 3:1 for the tomcat/bowling scenario.
trivet commented on the word ↂ
10,000 (Roman numeral/archaic)
X, �?�?, CCIƆƆ, X̅, Ⅹ̅, ⅭⅭⅠↃↃ
*quite likes whichbe's trinkets*
May 30, 2009
trivet commented on the word galloping consumption
May 29, 2009
trivet commented on the word liaise
I'm officially a liaison, but I don't use this word. It sits in the snake-oil section of my mental shelf.
trivet commented on the user whichbe
Welcome to the Pacific NW! *rummages in the welcome wagon* Here's a start for your list: skookum.
May 1, 2009
trivet commented on the list words-stephenie-meyer-overuses
Shezcrafti, you're my hero!
trivet commented on the word pookie
Llamas are nice, but a bit standoffish. Like cats, really.
Pookie was officially named after a one-L lama from a children's book, but as with most animals we owned, nobody used his given name.
Sionnach, unless you are being facetious (I can't always tell), 4-H is a youth club that tends to be associated with rural areas in the United States. It started as a sneaky way to teach stubborn farmers new tricks. More here. Pookie and I won a blue ribbon in the obstacle course at the county fair.
April 10, 2009
Also the name of my 4-H llama.
trivet commented on the word hangover
Failing that, why not try bacon...
April 9, 2009
trivet commented on the list odorific
March 13, 2009
March 12, 2009
trivet commented on the word asteriscus
What is the name of the larger?
trivet commented on the word marocchino
March 11, 2009
trivet commented on the word i don’t like a restless buddy
trivet commented on the list how-am-i-bored-let-me-count-the-ways
I have a real one this time: spitless
(I grew up in more of a G-rated environment than some of you other bored people...)
My bad - that was an ennuiviated "me, three" to the boredom.
trivet commented on the word weewee
Oh, random word, you never cease to surprise.
trivet commented on the word beyotch
February 26, 2009
trivet commented on the word marionberry
Hey, we're serious about our berries, what can I say?
Also, we invented the maraschino cherry.
trivet commented on the word shrove tuesday
February 25, 2009
trivet commented on the word ootheca
I think it would make a great dropped-a-brick-on-your-toe word: oo-theca!
February 4, 2009
trivet commented on the word muslin
Jeopardy taught me last night that muslin is named for Mosul, Iraq. (Backed up by the wiki.)
January 28, 2009
trivet commented on the word ursuline
January 17, 2009
trivet commented on the word guitar hero
Air guitar is so gloriously impromptu, while guitar hero requires accessories and electricity and things. I don't think it'll ever fade away. Like a steering wheel drum kit, the air guitar is always there when you need it...
January 15, 2009
trivet commented on the word lutraphobia
*wonders about the probability of encountering an otter on the way home from work*
trivet commented on the word schadenfreude
January 14, 2009
trivet commented on the list etymological-curiosities
January 12, 2009
trivet commented on the word dance dance revolution
January 10, 2009
trivet commented on the word mallet
As I recall, both the hedgehogs and flamingos were more than a bit recalcitrant.
trivet commented on the word gothic heroine
Reasons You Might Die of Consumption in a 19th-CenturyNovel, in Order From Least Likely to Most Likely. - McSweeney's
Novel, in Order From Least Likely to Most Likely.
trivet commented on the word hair cosy
Silly wordies, don't you know - you save the hair for stuffing pincushions...
January 6, 2009
trivet commented on the word mmm, salmonella
Uttered by my sister when offered a meringue - which she then ate.
December 31, 2008
trivet commented on the list that-is-not-a-christmas-word-part-deux-2008
I know I'm late, but I've been away from teh interwebs. C_b, I enjoyed this list very much last year, I'm glad it has returned...
trivet commented on the word myrmecology
Yarb, if you're still enjoying all things myrmecological, I'd reccomend The Ants by Bert Hölldobler & Edward O. Wilson.
December 12, 2008
trivet commented on the word tiger-heron
One of the hazards of working with injured wildlife.
December 11, 2008
I know someone who had her nose broken by a plain old heron, I'd hate to see the damage one of these could do.
trivet commented on the word waspiality
The wasp and all his numerous family
I look upon as a major calamity.
He throws open his nest with prodigality,
But I distrust his waspitality.
December 6, 2008
trivet commented on the word prepoceros
The rhino is a homely beast,
For human eyes he's not a feast.
Farewell, farewell, you old rhinoceros,
I'll stare at something less prepoceros.
trivet commented on the word lllama
Bilby, I've swiped some of your latest citations for my Nash list.
trivet commented on the word dingo
I can't think dingo without muttering scraps of The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo.
December 4, 2008
trivet commented on the word unbirdly
*vows how to drop unhappy Household Foul into conversation today.*
I'm just wondering what, exactly, could be described as unbirdly... What is the opposite of a bird?
December 3, 2008
trivet commented on the word marmoset
November 26, 2008
trivet commented on the word cake vs pie
Pshaw! Rhubarb pie is manna from heaven.
November 25, 2008
trivet commented on the list scientific-papers-with-delightful-titles
Frindley, have you seen this?
trivet commented on the word cut vs drop
Do you make a dough and cut your biscuits, or drop batter onto a cookie sheet?
I come from a long line of biscuit cutters, but I find that restaurant biscuits are more often dropped.
trivet commented on the word cookie vs biscuit
Skipvia, your chart is my favorite and my best.
There is also a sub-categorization for (American) biscuits - cut vs drop.
trivet commented on the word zorro volador
I less than three this page.
November 22, 2008
trivet commented on the word gyration
My favorite gyration citation:
Ink and Blink in glee did gyrateAround the dragon that ate the pyrate.
Around the dragon that ate the pyrate.
-Ogden Nash, The Tale of Custard the Dragon
trivet commented on the word baseless
trivet commented on the list wordage
How very illuminating. Thank you, my furry friends!
(Special thanks to the bear for all the citations...)
November 21, 2008
trivet commented on the word grattage
ps - eeew!
Scraping or brushing an ulcer or surface that has granulations to stimulate the healing process.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
trivet commented on the word thanage
1. The rank, jurisdiction, or office of a thane.
2. The land held by a thane.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
trivet commented on the word eatage
I say roughage. Or forage.
trivet commented on the word hersage
Separating the individual fibres of a nerve trunk.
Origin: Fr. (from L. Hirpex, a large rake), a harrowing
Online Medical Dictionary, 5 March 2000
trivet commented on the word ramage
n. 1. Boughs or branches.
2. Warbling of birds in trees.
a. 1. Wild; untamed.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by C. & G. Merriam Co.
trivet commented on the word lactage
n. 1. The produce of animals yielding milk; milk and that which is made from it.
trivet commented on the word curettage
trivet commented on the word foggage
Lovely citation, bilby!
trivet commented on the word radical surfing rodents
Any relation to the water-skiing squirrel?
November 20, 2008
trivet commented on the word three cheers and a tiger
If you give a tiger with a will, does it come with a month's supply of food and a little red bow?
November 17, 2008
trivet commented on the word matryoshka
And another. (The "in room" view is the best, I couldn't find a better picture from the google, sorry)
I may be developing an obsession with the nesting dolls. They are so cute, even when kiss-themed.
November 15, 2008
trivet commented on the word advent calendar
I remember that there was a lot of sibling rivalry involved. Not all of ours had chocolate, though - sometimes there were just little pictures or verses. My German cousins always had a cooler calendar than ours.
November 10, 2008
trivet commented on the list ovine-affairs
Sionnach, I love this list - 'specially the rare sheepies (even if you're missing my favorite).
trivet commented on the word king john's archers
Couldn't help myself - but can't you just see the flaming gherkins raining down upon the spam...
November 6, 2008
What about gherkins?
trivet commented on the word 2008 election
John, the NYTimes site was/is most helpful, thanks!
November 5, 2008
Darn! I was hoping you'd have some sort of special inside scoop.
trivet commented on the word queue
It is in Oregon, probably because the whole state votes by mail. Nice to get it over with, but we sometimes have a longer wait for results. They're getting better though.
We're used to it enough that "voting parties" have become somewhat popular, I think because people miss the social aspects of going to the polls.
trivet commented on the word lever voting v electronic voting
The levers are the most satisfying, but I also like the kind we used to have where you colored in an arrow.
Sometimes I wait longer to vote, but this time around I was pretty sure about all of the issues at hand. Mostly, I voted early because once your ballot has been received, the amount of campaign mail/political calls/door-to-door harassment dramatically decreases.
I voted in my living room last week with a fresh cup of coffee, soothing music and my trusty number two pencil. I enjoy being able to vote at my leisure (and yell at the ballot, who am I kidding), but I miss going to a polling place and chatting with people in line and the volunteers.
Neat! Do you know how they're getting data from Oregon?
November 4, 2008
trivet commented on the user john
Third. Three cheers.
trivet commented on the word hurricane v cyclone
Typhoon makes me think of the Wild-'n-Windy Typhoonigator from One Monster After Another.
When I think of cyclone, I hate to say that the first things that come to mind are a carnival ride and chain-link fences, followed by a Southern Hemisphere hurricane.
trivet commented on the word features
Thanks for the list name URLs, John!
November 2, 2008
trivet commented on the word jack-o-lantern barf
November 1, 2008
trivet commented on the word crunchy vs smooth
Edit: and Zelena zelena.
October 31, 2008
trivet commented on the word pirates vs werewolves
trivet commented on the word corpse vs cadaver
I'd say that a cadaver is a medical specimen and a corpse is a dead body. If that helps...
October 30, 2008
trivet commented on the list kenny-kens-kenning
October 28, 2008
trivet commented on the word bottle-arse squid
I found some DIY directions, but according to the wiki "older bars" are happy to conduct the ceremony.
Here is what wikitravel had to say:
The use of an actual fish is rare, though, especially since the introduction of the cod moritorum. Kissing a real codfish is discouraged by many, not to mention possibly unhygienic, so an imitation cod, made of wood, plastic, or rubber is used.
October 24, 2008
trivet commented on the word brogue
I can't think of this word without remembering my grandmother. She had long, narrow feet that were hard to fit, especially back in the twenties when she was a bright young thing. When recalling shopping for dancing shoes in her youth (size 11), "All they ever had were brogues!"
October 23, 2008
trivet commented on the word chilblain
I very much enjoyed that article.
trivet commented on the word king's evil
If I were king, I'd be inclined to have more of a no touchie policy, not being down with the sharing of scabrous lesions.
October 22, 2008
trivet commented on the word olay
Oil of Old Age.
trivet commented on the word jinglet
Sounds like an insult to me:
"You're a globular sleighbell!"
trivet commented on the word jingbang
trivet commented on the word buttons
Nope, just astroturf.
Your mother had a waaaay cooler fabric store to shop at than mine did. The one we went to had a pen on the porch to put the children in.
October 21, 2008
trivet commented on the word mouli grater
I would call them all cheese graters. Plus the kind my mother brought home once that looked kind of like a spaceship. It had three legs that folded down so you could put it right over the bowl you were using and a kind of a hatch to put the cheese in. I tried to find a picture on teh interwebs, but I don't think that particular model was successful.
October 20, 2008
trivet commented on the word tinker's damn
I've always heard/said tinker's toot.
ps - Why does heard look so freakish in print?
trivet commented on the list x-s-y-where-x-is-not-somebody-s-name
Or a tinker's toot. Dog's bollocks, gangsta's paradise, monkey's uncle?
*ponders a relocation to Newfoundland*
October 17, 2008
trivet commented on the word centurion
I am a centurion, toothbrush on my head. -Eddie Izzard
trivet commented on the word hawaiian shirts
Can't believe they were left out of Dad School. Or is it the plural?
Edit: nope - Hawaiian shirt is a ghostie.
trivet commented on the list not-edible
I discovered this over on hyena butter. *favorited*
October 16, 2008
trivet commented on the word cry
trivet commented on the word rootle
trivet commented on the word garbanzo bean
It took me an embarrassingly long time to realize that chickpeas were actually fancy garbanzos.
October 15, 2008
trivet commented on the list may-or-may-not-be-specific-but-it-s-definitely-not-excrement
trivet commented on the list armchair-traveler
October 14, 2008
trivet commented on the word walrus
I can't decide if I like the little vampire egg or the deranged beaver best. Thanks, Pro!
trivet commented on the word fernando poo
I'm with reesetee.
trivet commented on the word meander
Named for a river in what is now Turkey.
The term derives from the river known to the ancient Greeks as (Μαίανδ�?ος) Maiandros or Maeander, characterised by a very convoluted path along the lower reach. As such, even in Classical Greece the name of the river had become a common noun meaning anything convoluted and winding, such as decorative patterns or speech and ideas, as well as the geomorphological feature. Strabo said: "... its course is so exceedingly winding that everything winding is called meandering."The Meander River is located in present-day Turkey, south of Izmir, eastward the ancient Greek town of Miletus, now Turkish Milet. It flows through a graben in the Menderes Massif, but has a flood plain much wider than the meander zone in its lower reach. In the Turkish name, the Büyük Menderes River, Menderes is from "Meander".
The Meander River is located in present-day Turkey, south of Izmir, eastward the ancient Greek town of Miletus, now Turkish Milet. It flows through a graben in the Menderes Massif, but has a flood plain much wider than the meander zone in its lower reach. In the Turkish name, the Büyük Menderes River, Menderes is from "Meander".
trivet commented on the word ahoo
Ooooh, another ungulate! Thanks for the lovely tidbit, c_b.
October 13, 2008
trivet commented on the word sufferage
I have some -ages here.
trivet commented on the word pain perdu
October 8, 2008
trivet commented on the word moose
The otters were going one way and she was going the other. By the time she realized she had interrupted the otter swimming lessons and turned around, it was too late. The mother otter saw a giant pink thing heading for her babies and attacked. The otter backed off and took her family to an elsewhere once my friend got out of the way. People helped her out of the river and got her to the hospital for stitches and a rabies shot. She's got a scar on her shoulder and a story to tell. I don't know what happened to the otters. My classmate's father vowed vengeance, but I never heard if he was successful. I hope the otters just moved upstream and continued their otter business.
Otters are some of my favorite animals, but I keep my distance, no matter how cuddly Gavin Maxwell makes them seem.
A classmate of mine in high school accidentally got between a mother otter and her babies at the swimming hole. There were many stitches.
Skipvia, your cat is pretty much awesome.
*Looks wistfully out the window for a moose*
trivet commented on the word with noses woefully unlicked by monkeys
trivet commented on the list my-little-phonies
My cousin once took a sharpie to my little sister's Care Bear purse, turning them all into Scare Bears, complete with dripping fangs and devil horns. The effort was not well received.
October 6, 2008
trivet commented on the word cornobble
A mackerel named Steve.
October 3, 2008
trivet commented on the word beetroot
Mmmmmm, beets! I like 'em roasted, pickled, borschted, stewed with their tops.... And you can use them to make purple noodles.
October 1, 2008
trivet commented on the word iced damn
Iced dam or ice dam?
trivet commented on the word capitalization
When Synonym isn't good enough anymore.
trivet commented on the list •-wordie-pro
Pro, you forgot capitalization - or is that being saved for WordiePRO 2.0?
trivet commented on the word ever-despicable
If the random word is a wordie magic 8 ball (see Iroquois), do I need to start picking out my evil name?
September 30, 2008
trivet commented on the word knobs
September 29, 2008
with (brass) knobs on: (British & Australian, humorous)
If you describe something as a particular thing with knobs on, you mean it has similar qualities to that thing but they are more extreme. Disney World was like an ordinary amusement park with knobs on.
Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms © Cambridge University Press 1998
September 27, 2008
trivet commented on the word cold pizza for breakfast
Yarb, cold pizza in the morning is manna from heaven. Microwaving cold pizza is an abomination. It gets all slimy and nasty. Leftover pizza should eaten cold (especially before noon), but if you must reheat it, use the toaster oven.
trivet commented on the word muffineer
Kosher bacon salt? *boggles*
September 25, 2008
trivet commented on the word ungay
Don't you mean angbay?
trivet commented on the word cornholio
I like that you can only add comments to words themselves, rather than replying to specific comments.
ps - John, the most commentated (active?) list is mega cool with knobs, thanks!
trivet commented on the word suicide soda
This is what happens if you leave 7th graders alone with a soda machine.
September 24, 2008
trivet commented on the word satan gave me a taco
Beck. I think it was on his first album.
trivet commented on the word witch's tit
Me, too - it is one of my mother's favorite descriptors. "Cold as a witch's tit out there today."
September 23, 2008
trivet commented on the word post egg and spoon race defeat trauma
Sounds like the symptoms of a mandatory picnic.
September 22, 2008
trivet commented on the word crunchy edges
Feel free to send them my way. Mmmmm, brownies...
*wanders off to the kitchen*
September 21, 2008
trivet commented on the list how-to-talk-like-a-pirate
Even google has gotten into the game.
PS - how much do pirate piercings cost?
September 20, 2008
Arrr! Reesetee for teh win! I suggest we head over to the Wordie ARRRRms for a round of grog.
September 19, 2008
What kind of socks does a pirate wear?
trivet commented on the list the-porn-birds
And graphjam strikes again.
September 18, 2008
trivet commented on the word botfly
Sounds like a good book, chained_bear!
September 17, 2008
trivet commented on the word brucellosis
All heifers must get bangs vaccinated before reaching one year or being sold.
Where I grew up, at least, not only did they have to have paper record of vaccine, but each cow was also given a tattoo and an orange ear tag with the record number. I was in charge of inking ears and loading the tagger.
trivet commented on the word bangs
Another name for brucellosis.
Also called bangs, 'specially when referring to vaccination.
remembering afternoons of my childhood spent brushing on ink for bangs tattoos...
trivet commented on the word world of warcraft
What kind of newt? Because some of them can be quite charming.
trivet commented on the word book trailer
Exactly! (although I rather got the impression that many of the trailers were being produced for grocery store novels...) Either way, bah! Whatever happened to a nice old-fashioned trip to the bookstore? Poking through the aisles, picking up likely prospects for closer inspection, maybe flipping through a few pages...*grumble*
Ack! When this story came on the radio, I thought at first that they were talking about the excerpts of other books you sometimes find at the back of a grocery store novel. I am somewhat appalled. Although I was intrigued by the idea of teachers assigning trailers as novel-related class projects.
trivet commented on the list wordie-hawk-s-pro-skater
trivet commented on the word g-man
September 16, 2008
trivet commented on the word tigerente
Unless you prefer the techno version.
trivet commented on the word googly eyes
PS, the google googly eyes have more than made up for my featureless stapler. Thanks, Prolagus!
But reesetee, do those glass eyes google?
Speaking of German ducks...
I want googly eyes on my stapler!
September 15, 2008
Sorry. Try this, then.
trivet commented on the word where did you sleep last night
Where the sun don't ever shine...
trivet commented on the word cubby house
Here in the states, I often hear them called play structures, which is rather uninspiring.
When I was growing up, we had some trees and a hedge that fit the bill.
What I always wanted was a tree house.
Here is an interesting spin on the nesting doll....
September 11, 2008
trivet commented on the word grilled abominations on toast
September 3, 2008
trivet commented on the list skrikea
PS - chained_bear, I've fallen in love with McSweeney's again, thank you!
August 30, 2008
trivet commented on the word moustache cup
Like this. My father had one once.
August 29, 2008
trivet commented on the word questing beast
The Questing Beast, or the Beast Glatisant (Barking Beast), is a monster from Arthurian legend, the subject of quests by famous knights like King Pellinore, Sir Palamedes, and Sir Percival. The strange creature has the head and neck of a serpent, the body of a leopard, the haunches of a lion and the feet of a hart. Its name comes from the great noise it emits from its belly, a barking like "thirty couple hounds questing".
In my mind, the noise has always been closer to "wheek!"
trivet commented on the word weaksauce
I hear it most often as a descriptor for a lackluster event/effort.
August 28, 2008
trivet commented on the word capuchon
See for yourself.
August 15, 2008
trivet commented on the word attention whore
Prima donna, diva?
trivet commented on the word yeta
My favorite "W" bumper sticker had the big W, and then under the little flag were the letters TF. (like this I almost drove off the road.
August 14, 2008
trivet commented on the word jam
August 12, 2008
trivet commented on the list the-cryptkeeper
Very nice, thank you!
trivet commented on the list secret-stash
Um, yes, actually.
August 11, 2008
That's another list.
August 10, 2008
trivet commented on the word mary sue
Poor Mary Sue.
August 8, 2008
trivet commented on the word gound
I think somewhere around here is when I made this list.
trivet commented on the word skellington
The great Duke of Wellington
Reduced himself to a skellington.
He reached seven stone two,
And then Waterloo !
trivet commented on the word turtlenecked strawberry delectation
I knew you were good people, Prolagus. Is that why you play with skellingtons all day?
trivet commented on the word pangolin
Yarb - such a charming earworm - 10 gold stars.
I wrote a report on pangolins in the 7th grade because they are teh alsome.
Reminds me of Achilles in My Family and Other Animals.
edit - what happened to the underline?
August 7, 2008
trivet commented on the word oding
My cat's favorite summer pastime.
trivet commented on the word hiisi
This could almost go on that dots list, wherever it is. Hmmmm, demon elk minions... I could use some of those.
August 6, 2008
trivet commented on the word Ȫ
I think it looks like a diamond ring.
trivet commented on the word strawberries in april
On the short list of things I miss about living in Louisiana.
trivet commented on the word syrup of ipecac
The only thing that I want from vomit is to be left alone. And far away.
August 5, 2008
Best vomit ever‽ *boggles*
trivet commented on the word uva
In Louisiana, you can buy wine, beer and some liquor in the grocery store. Or, if you're in a hurry, just grab a drive-through daiquiri...
trivet commented on the list miscellany-pt-h
Heliotrope? Heavens to Betsy?
August 2, 2008
trivet commented on the word a wedge of cheese
On top of spaghetti....
August 1, 2008
trivet commented on the word Сами �? у�?ами
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