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  • believed to be a new word coined in 2007 by Ganger H Burgess meaning ....

    "a thought that stimulates thought".

    January 22, 2008

  • Also known as an "idea".

    January 22, 2008

  • Just a thought. English isn't really big on the 'mt' letter sequence. It does occur, but only very rarely.

    warmth is one of the few words where it occurs 'naturally' (i.e. not in a proper name, or as a result of concatenation)

    dreamt is another. Words involving the prefix femto .

    After a few concatenations like dreamtime, tomtit, circumterrestrial, the list gets pretty sparse, unless you allow names of places, people, or products:

    Binghamton, Hamtramck, Sumter, Klimt, Amtrak, Semtex.

    These examples demonstrate that 'mt' is not a consonant pairing that is excluded from English because of pronunciation difficulties (unlike, say 'ng' to start a word). Nonetheless, it seems sufficiently rare as to be contra-indicated in neologisms.

    It's ubiquitous in German and French (Amt, Comte).

    January 22, 2008

  • The cost of a thing is the amount of life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run. (H. D. Thoreau)

    April 22, 2008

  • You are your #1 priority.

    April 22, 2008

  • Just for today, I will have a quiet half-hour all by myself for meditation and relaxation.

    During this half-hour I will try to get a better perspective of my life… and love myself a little more.

    April 23, 2008

  • I tried loving myself but then an unexpected disagreement arose & I now have irreconcilable differences with myself. I may have to see an attorney.

    April 24, 2008

  • Yesterday is ashes, tomorrow wood, only today does the fire burn brightly.

    Old Red Indian saying.

    April 24, 2008

  • “ ….that’s enough about me, let’s talk about you. What do you think of me?"

    April 25, 2008

  • Don’t get your hopes down.

    April 27, 2008

  • I think you're ALL wonderluscious!

    April 27, 2008

  • Palooka, losing arguments with yourself is the third sign of insanity.

    April 27, 2008

  • I assume that HAVING arguments with yourself is the FIRST sign of insanity...if LOSING arguments with yourself is the third sign, then what is the second sign? And, just for academic purposes or course, how many signs are there all-together? "Cause if there are like, ten signs, then I'm still good... right?

    April 27, 2008

  • I think a new list is about to be born.

    April 27, 2008

  • The first sign of insanity is attempting to enumerate the signs of insanity. The second sign is having hair on the palms of your hands.

    April 27, 2008

  • Maybe the first sign of insanity is insisting that you are sane?

    April 27, 2008

  • The first sign of madness is talking to yourself. The second sign is arguing with yourself and the third sign is losing the argument.

    April 27, 2008

  • Where does telling jokes to yourself fall in the gamut?

    April 27, 2008

  • I'm not sure, frin, but it's probably in there somewhere.

    A new list, Pro? I don't know what you're talking about.

    April 27, 2008

  • Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you.

    April 29, 2008

  • of course, just because they're all out to get you (and you know they are) doesn't mean you're not paranoid.

    April 29, 2008

  • Does your income decide the size of your dreams or do your dreams decide the size of your income?

    April 30, 2008

  • The meek shall inherit the earth, after we’ve done with it.

    May 2, 2008

  • Money can’t buy happiness but it can certainly rent it for a couple of hours.

    May 2, 2008

  • The older I get, the better I was.

    May 6, 2008

  • Last year 1700 fewer people lost their lives in road accidents. We would like to know their names.

    May 7, 2008

  • 'I'm sorry for smudging the air with my song' - Leonard Cohen - ‘A Singer Must Die’.

    May 8, 2008

  • I don’t believe in walking when I’m fit enough to ride.

    May 9, 2008

  • I’ve been trying for some time to develop a life-style that doesn’t require my presence.

    Garry Trudeau.

    May 10, 2008

  • A cynic is not merely one who reads bitter lessons from the past, he is one who is prematurely disappointed in the future.

    Sydney Harris

    May 11, 2008

  • Wanted: meaningful overnight relationship.

    May 12, 2008

  • Why, some years ago my memory was so bad complete strangers used to comment on it.

    May 13, 2008

  • *grins*

    May 13, 2008

  • You can’t put your arm around a memory.

    May 14, 2008

  • Remember, you can only sweep up the stairs because of the vagaries of the English language.

    May 15, 2008

  • 'Here we are, on the edge of extinction, and all you can think about is sex!'

    May 16, 2008

  • Your future is a result of what you do in the present, ie now.

    May 18, 2008

  • I’ve seen more of the greater spotted woodpecker than the lesser spotted but then, presumably, so has everyone.

    May 19, 2008

  • … and that’s the cake under the icing!

    May 19, 2008

  • Be happy with what you’ve got while planning what you want.

    May 20, 2008

  • Grandmas are antique little girls.

    May 23, 2008

  • The more we know, the more we don’t know.

    May 23, 2008

  • A brain is something with which we think that we think.

    May 27, 2008

  • I’m sorry to speak while people are interrupting.

    May 28, 2008

  • I never let school interfere with my education.

    Mark Twain.

    May 30, 2008

  • An optimist is someone who, when the soles of their shoes wear out, figures they’re back on their feet.

    June 6, 2008

  • Wars never decide who is right, only who is left.

    June 6, 2008

  • Never say "never say never".

    June 6, 2008

  • Don't let anybody get you down. But consider letting elevators do it.

    June 6, 2008

  • When is a flypast not a flypast?

    When you’re not there.

    June 11, 2008

  • Control your thinking and you control your destiny.

    June 11, 2008

  • It’s not an optical illusion, it just looks like one.

    June 12, 2008

  • If you're not first, you're last.

    -Ricky Bobby

    June 12, 2008

  • Revel in what you see rather than what you want to see.

    Simon Barnes.

    How To Be A Bad Birdwatcher.

    June 13, 2008

  • Ravens in what you see, ravens then that you want to see.

    How to be a suburbs birdwatcher.

    June 13, 2008

  • If people did things for logical reasons, men would be the ones riding side-saddle.

    Dr Nate Booth

    July 2, 2008

  • What kids really need is a good listening to.

    July 6, 2008

  • The difference between a smoker in a public place and a suicide bomber is the length of the fuse.

    Ganger H Burgess.

    July 6, 2008

  • Smokers are always very contented, at the beach. Because for them it's like being IN the ashtray.

    (Daniele Luttazzi)

    July 7, 2008

  • I would question the credentials of any magician who arrives by car.

    Ganger H Burgess.

    July 7, 2008

  • Sin – something you do that will cause damage to your peace of mind.

    July 11, 2008

  • I’ve decided to go to bed the night before.

    July 14, 2008

  • People mostly remember not what you did but how you made them feel.

    July 14, 2008

  • Very few comments here, gangerh. Though I do check back often :-) Thanks, B.

    July 14, 2008

  • Ta, bilby. I've collected these thoughts for many years. Most of the joy in them is sharing them. Thanks for sharing.

    July 18, 2008

  • Bad news is – time flies. Good news is – you’re the pilot.

    July 18, 2008

  • If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said "faster horses." -Henry Ford

    July 18, 2008

  • Wonderful input, Henry. Thanks, skipvia.

    July 18, 2008

  • Or possibly "better buggy whips". Just ask the Amish.

    July 18, 2008

  • Make me a channel of your peace.

    (Sebastian Temple).

    July 19, 2008

  • Always remember, you’re unique. Just like everyone else.

    July 21, 2008

  • Before you criticise anyone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you do criticise them, you’re a mile away and you have their shoes.

    July 22, 2008

  • How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?

    July 25, 2008

  • I’m very pleased to have you know me.

    July 25, 2008

  • You’re never at a loss for the wrong words are you?

    July 28, 2008

  • There is a certain peace in accepting what is.

    July 29, 2008

  • Other peoples’ opinion of me is no business of mine.

    Abraham Lincoln.

    July 30, 2008

  • I don’t like that man. I should get to know him better.

    Abraham Lincoln

    July 31, 2008

  • Give up on the hope of a better past.

    Brad DeHaven – The Currency Of The Future.

    August 3, 2008

  • Advertise your dream to yourself everyday.

    August 4, 2008

  • I read part of it all the way through.

    August 5, 2008

  • Keep your smile in working order for the better days to come!

    Henry Lawson (When Your Pants Begin To Go).

    August 6, 2008

  • Why isn't "phonetic" spelled with an "f?"

    August 6, 2008

  • I love it, dontcry!

    August 7, 2008

  • And God said 'A woman shall always have the last word in any argument. Anything a man says after that is the start of a new argument'.

    August 7, 2008

  • Dogs have owners, cats have staff.

    August 9, 2008

  • Are you someone whose words sing welcome or whose words sing welgone?

    August 10, 2008

  • In a democratic society, if more than 50% of people break a law, is that a vote against that law?

    August 12, 2008

  • That is interesting. I mean, most everyone agrees that there should be speed limits, but most everyone breaks them! The USA was built upon the principle of "majority rule, minority rights", but if a majority of voters continue to elect people to put laws into place or revoke laws, and those in power replace the supreme court, eventually that voting block could change the laws to anything they wanted. In several countries, the Muslim majority attempted to vote in an Islamic dictator and disband the democracy. If this is the wish of the people, would it not be undemocratic to go against it?

    August 12, 2008

  • Suicide note.

    Action cures fear, they taught me. To overcome your fear do the thing that you are afraid of. I was afraid of dying.

    August 12, 2008

  • To overcome the fear of dying, one should live courageously.

    August 12, 2008

  • Success comes in cans.

    August 13, 2008

  • You get what you expect, not what you want.

    August 14, 2008

  • To the world you might be just one person but to one person you might just be the world.

    August 21, 2008

  • That Wordie, as a whole, is greater than the sum of its parts. There is a serendipitous synergy on this site that one can feel and revel in.

    August 21, 2008

  • No-one rises to low expectations.

    September 3, 2008

  • Tact is the ability to tell someone where to go in such a way that they look forward to the trip. (Roger Fitz – Bounce Back and Win).

    September 4, 2008

  • You’re only conceited if you’re wrong about yourself.

    September 5, 2008

  • A peanut is neither.

    September 6, 2008

  • Fowk don’t have much to say but tha’s to listen to them a long time to find out.

    September 6, 2008

  • Choose a job you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life – Confucius.

    September 8, 2008

  • Treat a setback not as a failure but as feedback, because feedback is useful information.

    Mind Games - Jeff Grout & Sarah Perrin.

    September 10, 2008

  • The best way to predict the future is to create it.

    September 10, 2008

  • Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty well-presented body, but rather to skid in sideways, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, loudly shouting “Wow! What a ride!�? (Brad de Haven).

    September 16, 2008

  • We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about.

    Albert Einstein.

    September 17, 2008

  • It is the youngest age I have left.


    September 18, 2008

  • The person who can't make a choice, has made a choice.

    Danny Cox. (There Are No Limits).

    September 19, 2008

  • Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.

    Ambrose Redmoon.

    September 23, 2008

  • Are you repeating your yesterdays or building your tomorrows?

    'There are no limits'

    (Danny Cox).

    October 3, 2008

  • If they're called "scholarships" why do most of them go to athletes?

    October 19, 2008

  • These are the good old days, just you wait and see.

    October 19, 2008

  • On A Bad Singer

    Swans sing before they die - 'twere no bad thing

    Should certain persons die before they sing.

    Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    November 9, 2008

  • It is always easier to conquer a more humane people. (Odenigbo in ‘Half Of A Yellow Sun’ by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie).

    May 10, 2009

  • 'Beware of being in the hands of someone else’s ego.'

    (Ganger H)

    September 22, 2009

  • Sales Copy that doesn't SELL should carry a Government health warning!

    Joe Robson, Copywriter

    September 22, 2009

  • Words are loaded pistols.

    Jean-Paul Sartre

    September 23, 2009

  • Life is a contact sport.

    September 30, 2009

  • In order to get whatever it is you want, all you have to do is to stop performing the actions that don't bring about your desired result and start performing the actions that do.

    September 30, 2009

  • Here's the problem. Most people are thinking about what they don't want, and they are wondering why it shows up over and over again.

    John Assaraf.

    The Secret.

    October 1, 2009

  • People don’t change when they see the light, they change when they feel the heat.

    Dr Jim Reeve.

    October 2, 2009

  • Happiness is not a goal, it is a by-product.

    Anna Eleanor Roosevelt.

    October 3, 2009

  • It’s never too late to be what you might have been.

    George Eliot.

    October 5, 2009

  • Great one.

    October 5, 2009

  • Only the present exists.

    October 6, 2009

  • I only get one present?

    October 6, 2009

  • Share, mollusque, share.

    October 6, 2009

  • A man’s reach should exceed his grasp, or what’s a heaven for?

    Robert Browning.

    October 7, 2009

  • 'Just tell me what you want to tell me. I'm not going to judge you. My own eyes are fuller of beams than a mock-Tudor pub, so I can't even see your motes.'

    Charles Paris in The Dead Side Of The Mike by Simon Brett.

    October 14, 2009

  • He was just some Joseph looking for a manger.

    Leonard Cohen.

    October 15, 2009

  • It’s the fourth leg of the table that causes the wobble.

    Barrie Pepper.

    October 16, 2009

  • “…….You won’t find the answers you’re looking for in the bottom of a glass, Killigrew.�?

    “I don’t drink to find the answers. I drink to forget the questions.�?

    From ‘Killigrew and The Incorrigibles’ by Jonathan Lunn.

    October 23, 2009

  • I like the history of the future better than the history of the past. Thomas Jefferson

    October 26, 2009

  • Kolnikov didn’t really believe in God, not as He was depicted by organized religions. He believed that there was something bigger than man, bigger than life, but he didn’t know what.

    From ‘America’ by Stephen Coonts.

    October 28, 2009

  • DREAMS...when i was a kid i tot d world would end in 1999 cos of a tv sci-fi series dat i loved. I used to wonder if i would have a girlfriend n end up marrying her

    . I wondered if id ever fly in a plane n go round d world in 80 days!!!! I tot id be a cowboy movie star somehow after watching the good the bad n the ugly...u noticed all the "I"s rite? Well am an adult now n with d benefit of hindsight, no dreams comes to stay except it has room for others n not just all about you. Oh n by the way...i dont only fly in planes but i work around planes n hope to fly round d world in cowboys know better...Dreams...vague,twisted,sweet,bitter, deep as d ocean n as shallow as a bathtub. Any one else with DREAMS????

    Agbo Henry Agbo.

    October 29, 2009

  • Make today the springtime of the rest of your life.

    October 30, 2009

  • "I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us...We need the kind of books that affect us like a disaster, that grieve us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside us." - Kafka

    October 31, 2009

  • Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.

    Albert Einstein

    November 10, 2009

  • People might believe what you tell them but they will never doubt what they assume.

    November 11, 2009

  • Re - Capability Brown -

    "I'd like to die before him so that I can see heaven before it is improved".

    November 12, 2009

  • I know this ain't the proper place for it, but I can't get to your profile here on wordnik, to leave this comment there. (Either it's a wordie-wordnik bug, or you made your profile private.) However, in a fit of serendipity, I saw on the zeitgeist page that you had recently commented here (& from the looks of things, will again, before too long.)

    So... I belatedly want to let you know that I see your repsaclicated, and raise you one gangerhantabulous. Not your screen name

    November 12, 2009

  • I am an egg living in a world where egg beating is allowed, even encouraged, and so I am whipped round and round, until I am dizzy with pain and longing for those shy days before I came out of my shell.

    Coral Rumble.

    November 16, 2009

  • Instructions for conquering Everest: 1. put one foot in front of the other. 2. repeat. See, easy!

    Instructions for 'achieving' enlightenment: 1. enter a small dark closet. 2. Find your shadow. 3. Embrace it. There! Nothing to it!

    November 17, 2009

  • Hehheh

    November 17, 2009

  • 'Well, we're all street actors aren't we, in our own little way?'

    The bilby.

    December 3, 2009

  • Old cynics never die, they just disappear off the farce of the earth.


    February 17, 2011