whichbe has looked up 3200 words, created 127 lists, listed 18928 words, written 4845 comments, added 8352 tags, and loved 137 words.

Comments by whichbe

  • Added :)

    December 26, 2013

  • I am thrilled to see that after a few years, I am able to delete lists. Checking back in here after some time, I'm a tad confused: are there any particular spots where non-word-specific discussion (e.g. feedback happens)?

    Also, why is it that on many of these 'comments' pages I can't click into the actual word? Sometimes I can't even see what word is being discussed, and there's no reference or link.

    Also, why is my profile listed as "Public" under settings but there's no mention of FAVORITE WORD when I view my users/which page? So many questions!@

    May 19, 2012

  • I did send this email a while back. I see my lists are still here. Likely it got buried in the multitude of emails you get.

    January 27, 2011

  • Dan/anyone: this is now an open list.

    January 27, 2011

  • How do I delete lists that I want to delete? I've been waiting on this 'feature' for 5 months.

    April 27, 2010

  • Is there any place for when bug-fixes, changes, new features, or updates are logged or available?

    January 3, 2010

  • chibi

    January 3, 2010

  • http://bacolicio.us

    December 31, 2009

  • Saint ainst; stain.

    December 31, 2009

  • Perception Without Awareness

    December 31, 2009

  • A sarkozy is actually an irony-laden cup-holder for hot beverages.

    December 30, 2009

  • Me too. Remarkably unfunny.

    December 30, 2009

  • Another name for asmodeus.

    December 30, 2009

  • Taking the ornaments off the tree is never as fun as putting them on.

    December 29, 2009

  • This might sound weird but I really enjoy taking a spoon and whipping up the ice cream in my bowl for a minute before eating it. Something about the texture tastes better for me.

    December 29, 2009

  • One day I will wrap myself in an embryonic Dreamie wombsack only to be lost in the couch like so much change. Or hope.

    December 29, 2009

  • You likely know this, but there seems to be a limit to the number of links one can put in the top-description of their list. If I use too much bracketeering, for example, eventually it stops accepting them and it looks like: this. (Though it uses square brackets, of course)

    This is also the case with hyper-links, which is particularly frustrating for a list that may want to site numerous sources. For example, my Wordnik neologism-gathering list simply truncates 70% of the links. I don't like that.

    December 29, 2009

  • Odd little unknown bug with the 'æ' tag on the word ægophony. BTW: I love how I can see all my tags now off my profile. Handy. I re-tagged a bunch of the character-errored ones just now.

    December 29, 2009

  • Cool list. I tracked a little girl's first 50 words on this list--you should be proud of such a huge vocabulary--it's literally 3 times that of the girl on the linked list who was the same age.

    December 29, 2009

  • Still patiently waiting to be able to delete lists with comments, and delete comments on my lists, and my own comments in general. Any idea when this might occur?

    December 28, 2009

  • It's been kind of a weird year with the transition to Wordnik.

    I'm too busy right now to do it, but I think you can get GANGERH to do it since he volunteered before for just this position! Just nag him on his profile.

    I nominate bromance because I've seen that word at an insane frequency this year.

    December 27, 2009

  • The bird woke me by singing outside the window.

    December 25, 2009

  • "It's a new word. It's kind of like if somethings really lame. Versatility is one of ozay's strengths." -- Sarah Silverman

    December 21, 2009

  • Where you put your pocket monster.

    December 13, 2009

  • Hmm, it's interesting that you draw a link between sexuality and oppression regarding one's desires. The consensus of your friend group may not be enough statistical evidence to make absolutes about choice. While I'm not arguing with you per se, I would suggest that there's more nuance to the issue--that attraction, sexuality, and the degree that one acts on that has a multitude of cultural variables that may shape one's experience beyond just raw genetics.

    December 10, 2009

  • I don't think of this expression as specifically referencing homosexual men (someone can "go suck a lemon" just as much as other things...), but I must say that I appreciate this type of conversation--investigating implied meaning.

    With 'gay', I've argued in this regard many times with friends who've used "gay" to mean "bad,"--they claim that the linkage is not what they mean. So the question of intent versus passive, unaware delivery of abusive words.

    I find this phrase kind of banal, aesthetically.

    This isn't related to this phrase but it's something I wanted to note because marky brought it up below: the "I was born with it" homosexual defense. I think this argument could be 'true,' certainly it's a sentiment that some of my gay friends have suggested about themselves, but I always felt like it was a weak defense because it shouldn't matter. People can "decide" to be gay and they deserve just as much legitimacy either way, just like those of a particular religion (another choice...at least in adulthood) might expect to be protected under the law.

    December 10, 2009

  • With products like BrainGate I don't think this term is all that odd. Mind apps, ya know?

    December 9, 2009

  • Your Mileage May Vary

    December 5, 2009

  • He made a real boner posting on Wordnik.

    December 5, 2009

  • $2 microphone (plus s/h): Genius MIC-01A Black 3.5mm Connector Metallic Microphone - problem solved.

    December 5, 2009

  • Quality word.

    December 4, 2009

  • cummingtonite

    December 4, 2009

  • On a scale of 1-10, how aware of your chin are you?

    December 3, 2009

  • Jon Stewart coined; for news that is blabbering and stupid.

    December 3, 2009

  • The fact that you haven't already google-searched the number of calories burned through keyboard strokes hath fanned the flames once and again betookthed by umBrage.

    November 30, 2009

  • I was thinking that some Bird Song pronunciations would be amazing.

    November 30, 2009

  • Someone please put a hat on that guy.

    November 30, 2009

  • I take Umbrage at your non-inclusion of umbragE. Have you no decency?

    November 30, 2009

  • When an adopted child is taken from their adopted parents.

    November 30, 2009

  • Makes hot flashes hip again.

    November 30, 2009

  • I think this might be the serum they gave Captain America as Weapon 1.

    November 30, 2009

  • Allows your pancreas to transcend.

    November 30, 2009

  • The boss at the end of level three that, when successfully defeated, will lower your character's blood pressure.

    November 30, 2009

  • The words on this list have provided me with the most enjoyment from the Twitter-chatter feeds.

    November 30, 2009

  • An anesthetic.

    November 30, 2009

  • A drug that enlightens dudes.

    November 30, 2009

  • I am Not A Lawyer

    November 29, 2009

  • As far as I can tell, Chained_Bear coined this acronym to mean "laughing in my head" on lol.

    November 29, 2009

  • Likeflannel, right now I think we're still in the grunge days. That is to say that I'm fairly certain that after some time the Wordnik-Wordie conflation will be easier to use and ultimately better.

    November 29, 2009

  • Can someone explain to me why I keep seeing words listed under Zeitgeist's "Recently listed" column, but if I go to look at the word/list, there's nothing NEW, and in fact it's old listings? Example: unditchability

    November 29, 2009

  • A surprisingly under-reported movement.

    November 29, 2009

  • John: regarding Postscripture: as soon as I got to the page, I clicked "edit list" and then "save" and BOOM, it's broke again. Was I being naughty? We can just take out the stupid symbol but I'm not sure if that would fix the problem.

    November 27, 2009

  • WB wonders why JM posts his opinion on virtually every phobia page.

    November 27, 2009

  • I'm not sure where it fits into bugs and whatnot, but I've had problems with one of my lists since the move: Postscripture

    November 26, 2009

  • http://www.wordnik.com/lists/panaceaseless

    November 24, 2009

  • Quoted For Truth

    November 21, 2009

  • A very silly oracle.

    November 21, 2009

  • Also known as Ahriman.

    November 21, 2009

  • thanks

    November 20, 2009

  • I'm not sure which poo lists these belong on, but here's some poo words: immerd, imbulbiate, conskite, spatilomancy, merdivorous, coprophagous, dejecta, casson, ornithocoprous

    November 20, 2009

  • A drug that takes Unicef to the next level.

    November 20, 2009

  • tubalcain, mahabone, jahbalon

    November 19, 2009

  • Gangerh, I don't know if this year is appropriate or not, what with all the chaos of the site moving, or if there's any interest, but you had asked to conduct WOTY09 and LOTY09. So this is me, prodding you to take the reigns...

    November 19, 2009

  • Watch the Youtube video posted below for a good laugh.

    November 19, 2009

  • insticated

    November 19, 2009

  • I made a huge logout and flushed it away.

    November 19, 2009

  • What happens when someone posts a bogus one?

    November 19, 2009

  • I've used it as a sarcastic threat to friends of mine.

    November 19, 2009

  • John, you probably knew this but Regarding My Last Comment: I just noticed that all the undeletable words are all the multi-word ones. That's the common thread; the one-worders delete fine.

    November 18, 2009

  • Poor thing got hit by a train, I would guess.

    November 18, 2009

  • The cut-throat practices of MegaCorp farming companies like Monsanto.

    November 17, 2009

  • When getting more isn't just desired, it's expected.

    November 17, 2009

  • A non-numbered number of wishy-washy counting.

    November 17, 2009

  • Discovering or delivering too many words all at once.

    November 17, 2009

  • A condensed unit of clutter.

    November 17, 2009

  • Using one's imagination of an event after it has occurred.

    November 17, 2009

  • I do a lot of moving on my Trunkjunk list so it's full of examples: Currently, when I "move" a word, it actually just copies the word and leaves behind an undeletable copy where it was meant to be (re)moved from. Eek! Examples are: body count and bleeding edge.

    November 17, 2009

  • Mythical Druidic alchemists.

    November 17, 2009

  • The definition I keep seeing is something like "is a small duration break taken frequently during periods of continuous computer use."

    I think this definition sucks, mostly because of the 'micro' part. To me, a micropause should be the moment of hesitation between word choice when someone is speaking. Is there a word for that?

    November 17, 2009

  • I just watched your TED talk--it's really inspiring. You rock.

    November 17, 2009

  • Awesome. Yeah, John, an uppercase "W" would be good. Thanks.

    November 17, 2009

  • John: most of them worked but I can't seem to delete irony mark from http://www.wordnik.com/lists/jihadmiration

    November 16, 2009

  • Heh. Also, some usernames may result in a chuckle, like reesetee, dontcry, gangerh, qroqqa, and mine.

    November 16, 2009

  • For what it's worth, I used Google's Cached feature to scan old Wordie.org pages (search phrase "whichbe wordie.org lists"), so I could identify any or all of the missing word lists that have been disconnected from me through the database transfer.

    The number is 6. Curious buggers--for when I look at the Word's comments, it *DOES* list the connection to my list, however going to the linked list results in "NOT FOUND". Likewise, these Unfounded lists don't appear on http://www.wordnik.com/people/whichbe/lists

    For reference, the 6 lists trapped in Limbo are:
    - Wordie Challenge - example poth - http://www.wordnik.com/lists/wordie-challenge
    - Scambiguous - ex. know and no - http://www.wordnik.com/lists/scambiguous
    - Wakese - ex. monomyth - http://www.wordnik.com/lists/wakese--2
    - Punlandia - ex. polish - http://www.wordnik.com/lists/punlandia
    - Pharmacontents - ex. moxifloxacin - http://www.wordnik.com/lists/pharmacontents
    - Terms of Phonetics - ex. phoneme - http://www.wordnik.com/lists/terms-of-phonetics

    Wakese is the most valuable to me since I couldn't recover all its contents via Google.

    November 16, 2009

  • Note to self. Since I didn't record my lists before the database transfer, I am making a list of "missing lists" that I remember or stumble upon as to hope for recovery.

    - Wordie Challenge
    - Scambiguous

    November 16, 2009

  • When non-standard characters (like æ) are displayed on the "recent tags" section of our profiles, it's borked. In the case of æ, they seemed to have been messed up from the transfer of databases, so I manually re-tagged them (it was only about 25 words)... now they display correctly except via the profile page.

    November 16, 2009

  • When non-standard characters (like æ) are displayed on the "recent tags" section of our profiles, it's borked. In the case of æ, they seemed to have been messed up from the transfer of databases, so I manually re-tagged them (it was only about 25 words)... now they display correctly except via the profile page.

    November 16, 2009

  • Would someone post a pronunciation for this?

    November 16, 2009

  • I have no idea what any of this means.

    November 15, 2009

  • Just noticed that occassionally a word will have an unparsed dump of a word list in the EXAMPLES section. A good example would be on the word casson: http://www.wordnik.com/words/casson/examples

    November 15, 2009

  • Git yer horses inna some stable conditions, Doc.

    November 15, 2009

  • Good point here, too: a word could have value on the site in terms of comments/lists but this could be virtually invisible to a random passerby. So, the initial Word page ought to have some subtle way to indicate conversation/listing of a word is present.

    November 15, 2009

  • Mollusque hit on a great point: We should have a strategy for when/if there's a massive conversation flood happening, which can be very possible if there's indeed hundreds of regulars posting. We can set-up something to facilitate and encourage growth this way--I believe the Wordie method would put a lid on this by making conversation threads difficult to track. Because the nature of the site is a scrolly-comments form (which I like) rather than posts-on-forums, the little quips seem kind of...disjointed. Now, I'm sure there's plenty of people that like this quality so maybe it's best to keep.

    I guess the potential problem is that when there's a STORM of comments, it's really easy for conversation threads to fall through the cracks, ya know? This means that the site's very design itself would become the conversation killer.

    Not sure how to do it. One idea might be to have a "Follow This Thread" feature (editable from our Profiles? and perhaps addable from a Word's dropdown menu near the top) where we can track the conversation of select words (or lists?). ThreadTrack or something. What do you think?

    November 15, 2009

  • I just noticed that the acronym for this condition is vyi which reminds me of fyi.

    November 15, 2009

  • This must be a beneficial condition.

    November 15, 2009

  • I'm lowercase too. The Uppercase you Observe is because I put an Uppercase Letter in my First Name zone above which does not appear when I post Comments.

    November 15, 2009

  • John: right now when I've moved some two-word phrases from one list to another, and they turn up as: thing+thing -- that is, with a "+" instead of a space. To make matters worse, they new moved-words are gallstones that can not be deleted from my wordish urinary tract.

    November 15, 2009

  • Mollusque: I have a hunch that within a week or so this will change. All that new data takes time for the google spiders...

    November 15, 2009

  • You probably already know that comments on list pages don't display on Zeitgeist.

    November 13, 2009

  • I'll be deleting this list in the near future. It's not got many words, but some of them are rather nice. Audio-oddities.

    November 13, 2009

  • Now an open list.

    November 13, 2009

  • Prolagus: (7 months later) it's called the Title Bar.

    November 13, 2009

  • I guess I can be the one to ask about tags. I had some thousand things tagged. I can see that they're still there, though they no longer be attached to "me". Will things remain this way or will I get re-connected to those old tags. Some of mine were silly, but others were useful or special to me.

    November 13, 2009

  • I like dailies like this, thanks for doing it.

    November 13, 2009

  • I like the idea of more Profile/user features, all small things. Like choosing which of one's own lists to display on our profile page, we could also have a configurable selection for the Favorites listing, thus pimping the best of the best in general, not just more-recent.

    Also, frindley points to the idea of more user-to-user interaction. We've discussed and (mostly) dismissed the idea of personal messaging on Wordie, however a "search" feature might be good. In general, the Profile questions need to be re-thought with the change, too... Location seems like a good field. The I AM A/SEEKING A___ question was a ha-ha funny but I feel that a more fill-in-the-blank approach would be better (ever-mocking the notion of 'Profiles'-as-personal-ads gets old)... I'll brainstorm up some possible new profile questions later today.

    November 13, 2009

  • Someone made the suggestion that a user-configurable preference to set the "COMMENTS" section be the default (if so desired, rather than 'Definitions') would be good for some of the conversation-heavy Wordie users. Seems like a good idea.

    November 12, 2009

  • I find many of the design-specific aspects of Wordnik better than Wordie. Actually, after looking around some more, things are on the whole a considerable improvement. With bug fixes, the ability to make little improvements at a faster pace, and the ability to turn off that hideous Twitter feed, I think I'm plenty happy.

    Perks: a whole TEAM of people to develop and maintain the site instead of poor John having to do all things administrative and programming. And TONS of word data all on one page!

    November 12, 2009

  • Yeah, don't take my comments harshly either. The new site might make a good excuse to get back involved with this adorable concept/site.

    I'd like to make one important request for-soon: LIST DELETE. I've been meaning for a while to do some spring (winter?) cleaning and that involves nuking a few old, stupid lists of mine.

    Also, some of my lists appear to be missing. Example: WORDIE CHALLENGE. This makes me scared 'cause I didn't record my lists list and now some of them may have fallen through the cracks... although I can find that list referenced here: http://www.wordnik.com/words/wordie+word+of+the+year+2008/comments

    November 12, 2009

  • Probably a bad time to make a suggestion with today being a Wordie-to-Wordnik transfer day, but: I like the "Lists" list at the top right of our profile. It would be even cooler if there were some way to select which 8 lists appear on that column, as to point profile-perusers to Prominent lists of ours. It would also give our profiles us that personalized, representative sparkly touch.

    November 12, 2009

  • Bug bad. Fire burn.

    November 12, 2009

  • It feels very creepy to me that "recently looked up words" appears as list on profile pages. That's T.M.I. ((LINE BREAK HERE)) Also, what's the logic behind the order of Favorited words? It used to be in Order-Added, now it seems vaguely alphabetical but fairly random.

    November 12, 2009

  • Apparently CARRIAGE RETURNS don't work either. And I can't re-edit a comment?

    November 12, 2009

  • I'm not trying to be the bug-fairy because I, for one, like the refreshing nature of change, and the chance to add new features and people to the site. Here is, however, some things I've noticed which are probably obvious:

    - can't add a word to one of my lists from the word's page?

    - variation in CAPS vERSiONs of ThINGs versus NO CAPS means confusion?

    - one of my old lists broke completely when I added a word with brackets and an exclamation point ! Will I ever get it back??? http://www.wordnik.com/lists/trunkjunk

    - There are some lists that I have listed as "Favorited" that are actually artifacts of Un-favorited lists of christmas past... and when I try to Un-favorite them, they are not there!

    November 12, 2009

  • Did you grow up in Delaware?

    November 12, 2009

  • Which witch switches switch?

    November 3, 2009

  • Hey Jude Flowchart

    October 30, 2009

  • Key Words and Phrases of Yiddish

    October 28, 2009

  • Does BHO (his initials, in immediate order) count?

    October 16, 2009

  • This must be short for "watch out".

    October 4, 2009

  • Blobfish

    October 1, 2009

  • form?

    September 25, 2009

  • A segment that suggests we could elect President of the United States Clippy.

    September 21, 2009

  • Good list.

    September 19, 2009

  • Location-Independent Professional

    August 22, 2009

  • I read this as sausage party, which also applies.

    August 16, 2009

  • The most MOD.

    July 19, 2009

  • You might find some good picks from my Bébé to Zeze list.

    July 18, 2009

  • I'm going to delete this list in a day or so (it irritates me in its uselessness), if anyone has wanted to start a disease list, pilfer now.

    July 17, 2009

  • "Chris Code...points out that it is possible to neurobiologically to separate swearwords from other words in language. Swearing actually uses parts of the brain that support language and also parts of the brain that are used when laughing and crying. Often people with severe brain damage remain able to swear even when they are unable to produce other language. Perhaps swearing is the remnant of an evolutionary step at which cries were were some mix of automatic and voluntary articulation."
    -- Christine Kenneally, The First Word, p116

    July 16, 2009

  • "There is a saying among primate keepers, Heidi Lyn explained, that if you give a screwdriver to a chimp, it will throw it at someone. If you give a screwdriver to a gorilla, it will scratch itself. But if you give a screwdriver to an orangutan, it will let itself out of the cage."
    -- Christine Kenneally, The First Word, p90

    July 16, 2009

  • "All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident." -- Arthur Schopenhauer

    July 15, 2009

  • "The 'Stephen Jay Gould line' was that scientists were too quick to apply evolutionary explanations to everything. Some features of our lives did not result from adaptation, he argued, but are just accidental by-products of other evolutionary changes. Gould called these biological artifacts 'spandrels.'"
    -- Christine Kenneally, The First Word, p54

    July 15, 2009

  • "Chimpanzees, obviously, have basal ganglia. Birds have basal ganglia. So do rats. When rats carry out genetically preprogrammed sequences of grooming steps, they are using the basal ganglia. If their basal ganglia are damaged, then their separate grooming moves are left intact, but their ability to execute a sequence of them is disrupted. (Lieberman calls their grooming pattern UGG, universal grooming grammar.)"
    -- Christine Kenneally, The First Word, p78

    July 15, 2009

  • Soviet Clippy?

    July 15, 2009

  • Perhaps an inspired Wordizen can do it.

    July 6, 2009

  • Of course the doctor was careful to england the patient properly during the surgery.

    July 3, 2009

  • Thanks.

    July 2, 2009

  • Also called vore.

    July 1, 2009

  • Older spelling of hiss.

    July 1, 2009

  • Also: original spelling of yawn.

    July 1, 2009

  • Original spelling of soul.

    July 1, 2009

  • A genre of music with qualities of both disco music and jazz.

    July 1, 2009

  • To bark like a snarling dog.

    July 1, 2009

  • Yes, thanks.

    June 30, 2009

  • Elohi, using Shisler's work:
    tw = "Small Sounds, Twisting Movements" or "Plucking And Tweaking"
    ang = "Extended Sound" and Unclassified
    But since twang is a real word, it wouldn't be on this list.

    June 30, 2009

  • Rod used by readers of the Torah as a pointer for following text. (From The Phrontistery)

    June 30, 2009

  • I've finally posted an explanation for this list.

    June 30, 2009

  • Xtra suggestions appreciated! Open list.

    June 30, 2009

  • The original spelling of groom.

    June 30, 2009

  • A member of Generation X.

    June 30, 2009

  • A carved totem pole of various North American Indian peoples.

    June 30, 2009

  • nex

    June 30, 2009

  • topper and tam

    June 30, 2009

  • This list has some good neologisms. I linked it here.

    June 28, 2009

  • Follow your blizz.

    June 28, 2009

  • Gothic raver.

    June 27, 2009

  • "A man or beast is said to be murmuled about the feet when going lame; sometimes murbled." John Jamieson's Etymological Scottish Dictionary, 1808.

    June 27, 2009

  • Actually, I just added 12 more Wordies to the end of that list, based on active people from the main page. John coded the "contributors" part of the open-list feature smart enough to notice who is newly added and who isn't.

    June 27, 2009

  • Hello, polyphasic sleep.

    June 26, 2009

  • WORDIE CHALLENGE: define this word!

    June 26, 2009

  • WORDIE CHALLENGE: define this word!

    June 26, 2009

  • WORDIE CHALLENGE: define this word!

    June 26, 2009

  • A freaky-looking thing.

    June 26, 2009

  • www.

    June 26, 2009

  • Look out for my sibling, she's nuts.

    June 26, 2009

  • Now an open list.

    June 25, 2009

  • Aw! What a cute little gruntle!

    June 21, 2009

  • China's industrial sector has way too much childberth.

    June 19, 2009

  • "AHH Get me out of this baff! I'm all frinkled!"

    June 19, 2009

  • Now an open list.

    June 19, 2009

  • “Be not niggardly of what costs thee nothing, as courtesy, counsel, & countenance.�? --Benjamin Franklin

    June 17, 2009

  • This word sticks out in my mind as the first new word I learned in 9th grade English glass.

    June 17, 2009

  • Twitty Tag

    June 14, 2009

  • Not the sound of farts.

    June 14, 2009

  • Ew.

    June 14, 2009

  • What the hell is this anyway?

    June 14, 2009

  • The owner of a memory palace.

    June 14, 2009

  • "Seven years from now, a new study reports, your friend group will probably look entirely different, even though it’ll still be the same size..."

    June 14, 2009

  • Equipment for eye exercises.

    June 13, 2009

  • Hmm. Are there any words that refer specifically to the female of a species, not as derogatorily...?

    June 13, 2009

  • Often a movie's director will get the credit for artsy things that cinematographers do.

    June 10, 2009

  • The break-dancing troop doesn't hesitate before showing off some moves.

    June 10, 2009

  • What's this?

    June 10, 2009

  • The honeymouth.

    June 9, 2009

  • Bahaha, what's the story with this awesome list?

    June 5, 2009

  • Berlusconi denies 'spicy' affair

    May 29, 2009

  • Hey... I've made an attempt to collect some Wordie neologisms on this list. Make some more words here and I'll link this on there.

    May 23, 2009

  • (Swedish) mold, mould, mildew.

    May 18, 2009

  • "Two adventurers approach."

    May 18, 2009

  • chab

    May 18, 2009

  • Matter Out Of Place

    May 18, 2009

  • (Latin) death, slaughter, violent death.

    May 18, 2009

  • A (tweakable) mode of operation of a block cipher. (Wiktionary)

    May 18, 2009

  • (Brit/Aus) A small person. (World Wide Words)

    May 18, 2009

  • Adorably vapid?

    May 18, 2009

  • Cute list. Linked here. Keep it up!

    May 17, 2009

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  • Feedback tends to happen on the new feedback whatsit that you can get to from the menu down below. I think I put a helpful link on the word feedback, too. All the word stuff is on one page now--so if you're looking at a word's comments, you're already in the right place. And favorites are still here--you just have to go to the top of your dashboard page and click on the menu.

    I'm not sure whether that was helpful at all--I'll just quit by saying how nice it is to see you here.

    May 20, 2012

  • I am thrilled to see that after a few years, I am able to delete lists. Checking back in here after some time, I'm a tad confused: are there any particular spots where non-word-specific discussion (e.g. feedback happens)?

    Also, why is it that on many of these 'comments' pages I can't click into the actual word? Sometimes I can't even see what word is being discussed, and there's no reference or link.

    Also, why is my profile listed as "Public" under settings but there's no mention of FAVORITE WORD when I view my users/which page? So many questions!@

    May 19, 2012

  • I also like your comment on checkmate.

    May 18, 2012

  • I like your citation on microbarom.

    January 6, 2012

  • We miss you.

    June 4, 2011

  • You cannot escape the charge that you have previously engaged in the amazing pastime that is IDENTIFY THE WORDIE.
    You are therefore prime target material for inviting to IDENTIFY THE WORDIENIK.
    The whole of the bit of Wordnik that joins in on this would be truly honoured should you participate this time round.
    Easily find the right page right now because it is currently the most commented on list shown on the Community page.

    April 15, 2011

  • well,come back, whichbe. whatbe has become of you?

    January 28, 2011

  • Are you related to unbe?
    Also, we miss you.

    December 7, 2010

  • "Whichbe has created 134 lists, listed 18,922 words, written 4,928 comments, and added 8,352 tags, 173 favorites, and 18 pronunciations."

    September 9, 2010

  • Hi Whichbe, just fixed your 'Postscripture ✞' list, and it should now survive future edits. But let me know otherwise.

    December 7, 2009

  • Grant Barrett: This is cool! But I can't comment on the Feedback page. I'm being prompted to create an account or sign in, even though I'm currently logged in already.

    November 20, 2009

  • PS: Wordnik's equivalent for high-threat-level bug-reporting and fixing will henceforth be the Feedback account page. That page will be monitored by multiple people throughout the day, which is not necessarily the case for the numerous other places bug reports are being left.

    November 20, 2009

  • Whichbe, all of the lists you mentioned in bugs are now restored. John's the man.

    For reference, the 6 lists trapped in Limbo are:
    - Wordie Challenge - example poth - http://www.wordnik.com/lists/wordie-challenge
    - Scambiguous - ex. know and no - http://www.wordnik.com/lists/scambiguous
    - Wakese - ex. monomyth - http://www.wordnik.com/lists/wakese--2
    - Punlandia - ex. polish - http://www.wordnik.com/lists/punlandia
    - Pharmacontents - ex. moxifloxacin - http://www.wordnik.com/lists/pharmacontents
    - Terms of Phonetics - ex. phoneme - http://www.wordnik.com/lists/terms-of-phonetics

    November 20, 2009

  • Hi whichbe—I like your hack, but please let me know if you'd like your uppercaseness back.

    I see there are character issues with your tags. I'm going to be working on tags again over the next few days and will see if we can fix that.

    November 16, 2009

  • Oh, I see.

    November 15, 2009

  • You're uppercase! Then why am I lowercase?

    November 15, 2009

  • I played with your name. 

    October 3, 2009

  • get a load of this. there seem to be some odds and sods of appeal to a self-professed neologism junkie

    July 27, 2009

  • Thank you for the inpiration.
    I have a lot to learn here.

    June 29, 2009

  • @Your comment on my username,

    fwyxx is a letter-replacement I did with my real name when I was a kid. I've always liked the sound of it. Thanks for noticing!

    May 12, 2009

  • Welcome to the Pacific NW! *rummages in the welcome wagon* Here's a start for your list: skookum.

    May 1, 2009

  • Yes! Comparative wordiology list, please!

    May 1, 2009

  • Congratulations, whichbe. I hope you'll be very happy there, and that you'll report on all the local words. :)

    May 1, 2009

  • Cool! Do you like rain?

    May 1, 2009

  • In a month I'll be moving north to Olympia, Washington. I'm pretty excited!

    May 1, 2009

  • Happy birthday, which!

    March 19, 2009

  • Let us know when the book is finished, we'll all buy a copy and then make lists that really don't have anything to do with the book, but have the title in the list description.

    March 2, 2009

  • Good luck, whichbe--see you back here soon, we hope. :-)

    February 24, 2009

  • Good luck with your book, whichbe! By the way, are you writing it or merely authoring it?

    February 24, 2009

  • I am currently lost in the world of authoring a book and listening to Chiptunes non-stop, but I miss Wordie and will return.

    February 24, 2009

  • firmung is the German word for confirmation

    February 9, 2009

  • I need your help for my knuckle tattoos.

    February 7, 2009

  • thanks for the uppraisal. I hope I can continue to beinperiod.

    January 25, 2009

  • Don't worry, Prolagus, my appreciation can be purchased with a small contribution.

    January 7, 2009

  • Sigh! So it's not me? (See fbharjo's profile)

    January 7, 2009

  • Hi whichbe. Your question puzzled me until I did a search and found it in my own comments. It stands for I plus Not-I equals Everything. I evidently never got around to adding its acronym when I was on my Jan Cox tear back then. I originally had trouble with adding my preferred version (I + Not-I = Everything) due to restrictions on symbols John had early on, thus the ipn-iee and not following up properly on a referent.

    December 31, 2008

  • I put the ack in acknowledge.

    December 23, 2008

  • I have risen to your challenge at nasaaq. You are the first to acknowledge my attempts on Wordie, so thank you!

    December 22, 2008

  • I finally got around to reading the definitions you've written for some of the ponies. I haven't laughed so hard in quite a while. I only wish I was witty enough to contribute some!

    December 16, 2008

  • Ahahah, yeah, I was surprised that I was apprehensive about deleting my BUGGY UNDELETABLE LISTS for their novelty, but I'm happy to see them gone.

    December 4, 2008

  • B-b-b-but those lists were part of Wordie heritage! *sobs* Next thing will be yarb putting a bulldozer through the Biff!s *sobs more, pausing for glance at camera*

    December 4, 2008

  • Thank you SO much for all the excellent additions to my "Joe the plumber" list. Big smiles from me!

    October 17, 2008

  • I'm not exactly sure, but I think it was May of 2007.

    October 12, 2008

  • when did you join this site??

    October 11, 2008

  • Thanks. I have a bit of an odd obsession with recontextualization and duality. And I'm still mourning the recent loss of DFW, one of my most favorite authors.

    September 26, 2008

  • your lists are of infinite jest, thanks:-)

    September 26, 2008

  • I need your help on disenchanted.

    September 5, 2008

  • Ahaha, that 'í' was just some sort of cut-n-paste oddity. I'm originally from Philadelphia, Pennslyvania, currently reside in Oakland, California and have lived in a variety of other states in a slow-motion venture between coasts of the ol' USA. But, I do have a sort of affinity with Japan since my parents raised me Buddhist, so as a child there was often a swarm of old Japanese ladies at my house.

    August 29, 2008

  • Where are you from whichbe? On umami, you typed Itís instead of It's, which makes me think that the í button is on your keyboard.

    August 29, 2008

  • I do fancy myself a systemic thinker... I just hope that word never makes me snirtle they way 'synergy' does.

    August 23, 2008