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  • landscape

    July 16, 2016

  • instagram?

    May 24, 2016

  • prosthesis

    May 24, 2016

  • gibe?

    May 24, 2016

  • Magna Carta

    May 23, 2016

  • iceteroid?

    May 23, 2016

  • catharsis

    May 2, 2016

  • meinie?

    April 9, 2016

  • lily of the valley

    April 8, 2016

  • confectionery?

    April 8, 2016

  • potsherd

    April 6, 2016

  • eftsoons?

    April 6, 2016

  • snuffbox

    September 23, 2015

  • conscient?

    September 23, 2015

  • patacon

    November 19, 2014

  • roentgen?

    November 19, 2014

  • HOT COCK RUN AMOK would be the sriracha chase headline in the best English rags

    March 24, 2014

  • wub?

    March 24, 2014

  • A Vietnamese restaurant veteran, he was discharged after being severely wounded by a stray sriracha.

    March 24, 2014

  • Wait. Does spiffly dorkatron answer my question or madmouth's?

    March 23, 2014

  • spiffly dorkatron

    March 23, 2014

  • catchphrase for a more posh dwile flonking round?

    March 22, 2014

  • tarsier?

    March 22, 2014

  • hermaphrodite.

    March 22, 2014

  • frankincese?

    March 22, 2014

  • soot-black

    January 12, 2013

  • carbon?

    January 12, 2013

  • spectator.

    January 12, 2013

  • gangway?

    January 12, 2013

  • apple core.

    January 12, 2013

  • proceedings?

    January 12, 2013

  • apropos

    January 12, 2013

  • Oh dear, ruzuzu, yes. (Re your comment Feb 11 2012).

    The origins are missing and it's not OK for them to be shrouded in mystery, for they are far more interesting than mere mystery.

    Jean Dimmock is a character in Jasper Fforde's wonderfully absurd book 'The Fourth Bear'.

    Or rather, she features in the book in an extract quoted from 'The Bumper Book Of Berkshire Records 2004 Edition'.

    And I quote -

    'MOST CONFUSING WORD ASSOCIATION EXAMINEE

    Jean Dimmock of Newbury, UK, holds the record for the most random answers in a routine word association test. Among her many utterly haphazard responses were such gems as "Bird? Kneecap", "Banana? Bowling Trophy" and "Great Crested Grebe? Disraeli." Her responses are spontaneous and unrehearsed, and make for much interesting study. She also holds the record for the most bizarre interpretations of a Rorschach ink-blot test, variously describing the meaningless and largely discredited patterns as "A dog doing push-ups with an ant in attendance" and "Coco the clown in conversation with the Pope".'

    - The Bumper Book Of Berkshire Records, 2004 Edition

    For more context try

    http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=WnMW3MiKaD4C&pg=PT410&lpg=PT410&dq=jean+dimmock+fforde&source=bl&ots=_IBUMN0MKo&sig=Jhp6Le99xXKstQ8-H0-qTlg0KyQ&hl=en&sa=X&ei=Hk_xUKCHAdCa0QWlyYG4Dg&ved=0CD4Q6AEwAg

    January 12, 2013

  • tumtum?

    January 12, 2013

  • So, obviously Corydalis isn't good enough. How about credenza, then?

    November 15, 2012

  • Wait. Did anyone answer nitrocellulose? I'll offer Corydalis.

    May 21, 2012

  • I often feel that way about nitrocellulose. You're among friends, 'gerh.

    February 21, 2012

  • Can't recall what was so spooky. I know I couldn't get my head round it to report back to you all. I appreciate that everyone desisted from adding any words while all this wasn't happening. I think it may have been something to do with nitrocellulose.

    February 21, 2012

  • Or maybe it's all just random.

    February 11, 2012

  • Hm. Maybe it never was explained--maybe all the comments are here already, and I've just been projecting my own explanation into the past.

    February 11, 2012

  • Some of the early comments are missing. I think gangerh explained who Jean Dimmock was and how it all worked. But maybe it's okay if the origins are shrouded in mystery. Basically what you need to know is that one person will ask a question, then the next person will answer with the first word that comes to mind. Shall we start again? What's the first word that comes to your mind when I say lemon?

    February 11, 2012

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

    February 11, 2012

  • Thanks, 'gerh. So what's the report?

    December 14, 2011

  • You are one big tease, 'zu. I like that.

    December 14, 2011

  • Hey! Who wrote a comment here after gangerh specifically said.... Oh wait. It was me, wasn't it? Darn it!

    December 12, 2011

  • Of course! You heard the man--no more comments on this word until he gets back.

    December 12, 2011

  • WHAT JUST HAPPENED ON THIS WORD IS JUST TOO SPOOKY.

    PLEASE NO-ONE ADD ANY COMMENT OR DISCUSSION ON THIS WORD UNTIL I HAVE HAD TIME TO WORK IT OUT AND REPORT.

    December 11, 2011

  • nitrocellulose?

    xyloïdine

    December 11, 2011

  • yellowscreen.

    December 11, 2011

  • mercury?

    December 11, 2011

  • Oh, now I've messed it all up. Okay. I'll just answer fondant with the word fizz.

    December 11, 2011

  • fondant?

    December 11, 2011

  • Oh! Sorry--I didn't see blucher there. The obvious answer to that one is neigh.

    December 11, 2011

  • fundament?

    December 11, 2011

  • blucher?

    December 11, 2011

  • farina

    December 11, 2011

  • floater?

    December 11, 2011

  • purr

    December 10, 2011

  • antique?

    December 10, 2011

  • cloche

    July 17, 2011

  • gold?

    July 8, 2011

  • fly-fisher

    July 4, 2011

  • pizzazza - turk-oise

    July 2, 2011

  • anol

    June 30, 2011

  • How about specialist?

    June 30, 2011

  • Klein bottle

    June 30, 2011

  • And punk?

    June 30, 2011

  • timothy

    June 30, 2011

  • I think that answers the question posed by minty fresh.

    In that case, let me ask another. What's the first word you think of when I say frog?

    June 30, 2011

  • I am so confused.

    June 30, 2011

  • minty fresh?

    May 19, 2011

  • breakfast!

    April 16, 2011

  • assholette?

    April 16, 2011

  • chumming

    April 14, 2011

  • Oh, thank you! I was worried I was going to cause an infinite regress or a wormhole or something. Okay... um... how about steep?

    April 14, 2011

  • seagullible.

    April 14, 2011

  • jean dimmock?

    April 14, 2011

  • Woah! The randomness is killing me! ;-)

    April 13, 2011

  • wordienik

    April 13, 2011

  • the?

    April 13, 2011

  • identify

    April 13, 2011

  • chiliads?

    April 11, 2011

  • I suppose bandipoopways is too obvious. Um. Okay... trigger.

    April 10, 2011

  • retroliteral?

    April 10, 2011

  • shipbuilding

    April 9, 2011

  • punk?

    April 6, 2011

  • fatalistic

    April 6, 2011

  • xenografts?

    April 5, 2011

  • exponentially

    April 4, 2011

  • equitable?

    April 4, 2011

  • maladies

    April 3, 2011

  • agapanthus?

    March 29, 2011

  • polyaromatic

    March 29, 2011

  • mechanic?

    March 29, 2011

  • self-medicate

    March 29, 2011

  • diligence?

    March 29, 2011

  • cardioverted

    February 27, 2011

  • flexible?

    February 27, 2011

  • John Frum

    February 26, 2011

  • seggen?

    February 25, 2011