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zeke has looked up 5270 words, created 70 lists, listed 37177 words, written 52 comments, added 280 tags, and loved 347 words.

Comments by zeke

  • Contrary to the belief of many, "npm" is not in fact an abbreviation for "Node Package Manager". It is a recursive bacronymic abbreviation for "npm is not an acronym". (If it was "ninaa", then it would be an acronym, and thus incorrectly named.)

    http://npmjs.org/doc/faq.html

    April 4, 2012

  • I encountered this word in David Mitchell's wonderful novel, Cloud Atlas.

    March 3, 2012

  • two cents

    February 24, 2012

  • If wordnik had a "hate" button, I'd use it on this word.

    February 23, 2012

  • Can someone explain this to me? I'm late to the game here.

    February 11, 2012

  • ETAOIN SHRDLU is a nonsense phrase that sometimes appeared in print in the days of "hot type" publishing because of a custom of Linotype machine operators. It appeared frequently enough that it became part of the lore of newspapers.

    February 3, 2012

  • Wikipedia's List of lists of lists

    February 3, 2012

  • Me.

    February 1, 2012

  • Welcome, Deborah. Glad to have you. Feel free to ping me if you have any questions: zeke (at) wordnik.com or @zeke on Twitter.

    January 23, 2012

  • The word "sustainable" is "unsustainable": http://xkcd.com/1007/

    January 23, 2012

  • What about outfoxed? Too vague?

    January 23, 2012

  • marky we are showing antonyms -- see bad. Is there a specific word for which you were expecting to see antonyms?

    January 20, 2012

  • Bacon ipsum indeed. I generally use hipster ipsum but wanted to mix it up today.

    January 17, 2012

  • Hey marky, tempted as I am to pretend that list deletion has been there all along and that you are in fact retarded, I'll tell you the truth: I just rolled it out today (and you're not retarded). Sorry for the inconvenience. Here's where you'll find it: http://cl.ly/DPgX

    In other news, I ended up building that rhyming webservice you were asking for a while back. Check it out at http://arpabet.heroku.com/

    January 17, 2012

  • Portmanteau of enthusiasm and miasma: the suffocating company of someone with too much enthusiasm.

    January 16, 2012

  • Good call yarb -- I had the same idea as I fell asleep last night. A list of 'former outcasts' is in the works. Stay tuned.

    January 13, 2012

  • “Zany is not what we need in a president.” - Mitt Romney, talking about Newt Gingrich.

    “Zany is great in a campaign. It’s great on talk radio. It’s great in print, it makes for fun reading,” Mr. Romney told The New York Times. “But in terms of a president, we need a leader, and a leader needs to be someone who can bring Americans together.”

    thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com

    December 14, 2011

  • Text that is explicitly not hyper-; non-hypertext.

    December 14, 2011

  • What up colerayne. Welcome.

    December 4, 2011

  • Apparently there's a store called Bibliomania in Oakland: http://www.bibliomania.ws

    December 3, 2011

  • kumanan brought it to my attention that the palindrome code was not ignoring spaces, so I fixed it. You'll be seeing "And it's a palindrome" on multi-word palindrome pages by the end of the day. In the interim, here's a list to celebrate to new feature: http://www.wordnik.com/lists/semordnilap

    November 30, 2011

  • “Here is a lesson in creative writing. First rule: Do not use semicolons. They are transvestite hermaphrodites representing absolutely nothing. All they do is show you’ve been to college.” — Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country, 2005

    November 18, 2011

  • erin likes to make my job hard

    November 2, 2011

  • Sound made by a cat

    September 28, 2011

  • The misspelling referer originated in the original proposal by computer scientist Phillip Hallam-Baker to incorporate the field into the HTTP specification. The misspelling was set in stone by the time of its incorporation into the standards document Request for Comments (RFC) 1945; document co-author Roy Fielding has remarked that neither "referrer" nor the misspelling "referer" were recognized by the standard Unix spell checker of the period. "Referer" has since become a widely used spelling in the industry when discussing HTTP referrers; usage of the misspelling is not universal, though, as the correct spelling of "referrer" is used in some web specifications such as the Document Object Model.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_referrer

    August 2, 2011

  • Diff cruft is what happens when a developer commits a change to some code that has trailing whitespace (either tabs or spaces) at the end of a line.

    July 31, 2011

  • Hey insiders, I've rewritten the comments section from the ground up, so you should be able to CRUD with ease now. The new code is much cleaner, and the new commenting features will soon be making their way into the rest of the site. As always, be vocal if you have any trouble.

    July 30, 2011

  • In computer programming, create, read, update and delete (CRUD) are the four basic functions of persistent storage. It is sometimes used to describe user interface conventions that facilitate viewing, searching, and changing information; often using computer-based forms and reports. The term was likely first popularized by James Martin in a 1983 book titled "Managing the Data-base Environment".

    July 30, 2011

  • A word I randomly looked up to test out the new comments stuff.

    July 30, 2011

  • A github employee.

    July 25, 2011

  • A platonic, professional, non-gender-specific flavor of bromance. - http://twitter.com/#!/shanley/status/86893136550436865

    July 22, 2011

  • "The Diacritize API allows you to add the power of Google Tashkeel to your website. The API can be used to add diacritical marks to text. These marks are not necessary, but can assist non-native speakers with pronunciation."

    July 14, 2011

  • @bilby I agree that the current tag interface is clunky, but it's a step toward a larger (and perhaps radical) goal: When you look up a particular tag, you should have access to lots of information about its life not just as a tag but also as a word. The word is the unit.

    We're working to roll out features that let users add their own data for lots of relationship types such as synonyms, antonyms, hypernyms, hyponyms, rhymes, alternative spellings, and so on, giving scope to the otherwise free-form, subjective, and ambiguous approach to taxonomizing that is tagging.

    That said, keep the scrutiny coming and bear with us as we improve the new site!

    July 14, 2011

  • Utahraptor: So is "heterological" heterological?
    T-Rex: Well if it IS, then it's self-describing, which means autological. And if it ISN'T, then it's autological again too. Huh. If this paradox is supposed to make me trip balls, you should know I've taken the precaution of having them TIGHTLY SECURED.

    July 13, 2011

  • Utahraptor: So is "heterological" heterological?
    T-Rex: Well if it IS, then it's self-describing, which means autological. And if it ISN'T, then it's autological again too. Huh. If this paradox is supposed to make me trip balls, you should know I've taken the precaution of having them TIGHTLY SECURED.

    July 13, 2011

  • Attach a timestamp to a piece of text. Present it in reverse-chronological order.

    July 13, 2011

  • "The key abstraction of information in REST is a resource. Any information that can be named can be a resource: a document or image, a temporal service (e.g. "today's weather in Los Angeles"), a collection of other resources, a non-virtual object (e.g. a person), and so on. In other words, any concept that might be the target of an author's hypertext reference must fit within the definition of a resource. A resource is a conceptual mapping to a set of entities, not the entity that corresponds to the mapping at any particular point in time." - Excerpt from Roy Fielding's dissertation on REST

    July 13, 2011

  • Thanks for all the feedback. We are listening.

    July 9, 2011

  • A Requiem or Requiem Mass, also known as Mass for the dead (Latin: Missa pro defunctis) or Mass of the dead (Latin: Missa defunctorum), is Mass celebrated for the repose of the soul or souls of one or more deceased persons, using a particular formula of the Roman Missal. It is frequently, but not necessarily, celebrated in the context of a funeral.

    July 9, 2011

  • “im really just havin hecka convos right now.”

    July 9, 2011

  • “Then she gon say "wow,, east oakland is so big"... lol,, she hecka funny...”

    July 9, 2011

  • People who use Google+

    July 6, 2011

  • A user of Google+

    July 6, 2011

  • Thanks for the input; I updated zeke.sikelianos.com

    June 27, 2011

  • re: tweets and photos, we hear you. We've architected the new site in a very modular way, one of the motivators being that we want to let users decide what to see and what to hide.

    A note about the tweets: As you know they've been displayed on the site for some time now, but in this new release we've added some additional filtering to help eliminate 'lower quality' tweets. Tweets that match any of the following criteria are rejected:

    - Tweet text contains links
    - Tweet text contains @replies
    - Tweet author name contains the current word

    Believe it or not this has drastically improved the quality of the tweets we're displaying. But like I said, you'll soon be able to set a user preference to obliterate whatever modules you wish.

    June 20, 2011

  • To type a macron on Max OS X, follow these instructions: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Macrons

    June 20, 2011

  • In for a penny in for a pound. I may as well "be hung for a sheep as a lamb". If the punishment is the same, then it is worth the risk to commit the offence which brings greatest profit...

    June 20, 2011

  • @marky I'll trade you a rhyming dictionary for insight into these superior ways to streamline!

    June 18, 2011

  • An Aztecan dish made with mashed beans, bananas, and possom tail. It is typically served with cream and spider monkey juice.

    May 14, 2011

  • @prolagus good idea. We'll roll that into our soon-to-be-revamped twitter results module.

    May 3, 2011

  • Puberphonia (also known as mutational falsetto or mutational chink) is the persistence of adolescent voice even after puberty.

    April 6, 2011

  • HINT: People who make buttumptions about their regex scripts, will be embarbutted when they repeat this mbuttive mistake.

    February 28, 2011

  • @ecbrenner me too

    February 17, 2011

  • I too am a gull. I thought you were on the wordnik payroll until I got here.. turns out you're a true amateur!

    January 19, 2011

  • I'm happy to see this word has nominal forms.

    November 10, 2010

  • See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glob_(programming)

    November 5, 2010

  • verb: To reduce a set of geocoded data to a particular geographic boundary.

    noun: A large spherical contraption for displaying imagery; conceived by Buckminster Fuller, though never realized.

    November 3, 2010

  • A bunch more can be found at logophilia.org/words?q=*x

    October 26, 2010

  • I'm only 45 pages in or so.. I haven't reached technicolor bootees yet!

    June 24, 2010

  • @mollusque I guess you're right! I nixed it.

    May 19, 2010

  • A poor student or professor; pobre + profesor

    February 18, 2010

  • A poor student: estudiante + hambre

    February 18, 2010

  • A shortened version of the adjective tranquilo, meaning relaxed, low-key, mellow.

    February 18, 2010

  • Good stuff. I put together a little script and found a few more: github.com/zeke/alphaliterals

    February 6, 2010

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  • IT interesting to read all the words which are here from different people from different countries and different mind and thinking

    February 21, 2012

  • interested in sniphr zeke. i have 0 sniph's it says. guess i'm not using it right. i see i have to right click and snooph it

    February 5, 2012

  • good work on the site improvements i like it. still could use more though. :)

    February 3, 2012

  • The blog link on your website is broken, and you don't link to your Tumblr account!
    Where is your name from?

    June 27, 2011

  • zeke.sikelianos.com contains content from hehg*******.co.cc, a site known to distribute malware. Your computer might catch a virus if you visit this site.
    Google has found malicious software may be installed onto your computer if you proceed. If you've visited this site in the past or you trust this site, it's possible that it has just recently been compromised by a hacker. You should not proceed, and perhaps try again tomorrow or go somewhere else.

    February 26, 2011

  • Thanks! I've started to think of this site as my second brain--I'm not sure I've done such a great job with my first one, so it's always nice to know that the one here is being cared for by trained professionals. :-)

    January 19, 2011

  • Welcome to Wordnik!

    January 19, 2011

  • Thanks for the alphaliterals Zeke. I added all but a couple to the list. Hope you'll start a few lists of your own.

    February 6, 2010