bilby has adopted no words, looked up 0 words, created 217 lists, listed 24668 words, written 28566 comments, added 0 tags, and loved 58 words.

Comments by bilby

  • Whig big-wig Greg Muggins dug a fat, jiggly bug and a busted jug of fine fig fudge from a fluffy wig under his friggin' biggon.

    August 19, 2022

  • Is there a porcine variety?

    August 19, 2022

  • Another angle on feutred.

    August 19, 2022

  • Could you quickly cool a clay cookie jar in an acutely kooky rajah's cute cooja?

    August 18, 2022

  • Garrulous Job and glib Jeb jabbered jollily about the bodgy two-bob jib-o'-jib job.

    August 18, 2022

  • We need the Ned Flanders pronunciation.

    August 18, 2022

  • Cloning?

    August 18, 2022

  • I must confess to being a bit behind in feutring my spears.

    August 18, 2022

  • See also boreen.

    August 18, 2022

  • Also chepinge.

    August 17, 2022

  • Should come in handy in active shooter situations :-/

    August 17, 2022

  • Funny, but it takes you a while to get it.

    August 17, 2022

  • Right. Plus there's anteprocrastination which goes before this.

    August 16, 2022

  • Simply thrilling amount of vowels bursting out of this word.

    August 16, 2022

  • Seems like everything has wheels on it these days.

    August 16, 2022

  • Not to be be confused with hominiliary, a book of delicious hominy recipes.

    August 15, 2022

  • How are they not brilliant blue?

    August 15, 2022

  • Very good.

    August 15, 2022

  • Welcome back after 11 years! Just popped out for some fresh air?

    August 15, 2022

  • Well done.

    August 15, 2022

  • Heid, showlders, neez and ...

    August 15, 2022

  • You can say that again!

    August 15, 2022

  • Well aren't you a cuti.

    August 15, 2022

  • Canada needs to own this. A bit like the way New Zealand did with kiwi fruit.

    August 15, 2022

  • While I'm here I'd like to provide a useful link to alexz's fine list: https://www.wordnik.com/lists/self-censored

    August 15, 2022

  • *affixes gold start to this list*

    August 15, 2022

  • Men only! Women are too emotionally unstable to be trusted with hairdressing :-/

    August 15, 2022

  • See herring-spink.

    August 12, 2022

  • Nickname, probably official, of the New Zealand netball team.

    August 12, 2022

  • Fancy name for a blob :-/

    August 12, 2022

  • *cartoon fans breathe a sigh of disappointment*

    August 12, 2022

  • This is actually a medical term. If you search on the term, for images, you will get the idea. NOT for the faint-hearted.

    A medical dictionary I looked up said: 'Fusion or abnormal approximation of the lobules (lobes) of the auricles of the external ears in otocephaly.'

    otocephaly is another $100 word you'll need to look up.

    August 12, 2022

  • Although, you know, it might be handy to keep on the fridge door.

    August 12, 2022

  • C'mon I only need a regular phantom.

    August 12, 2022

  • To rescue a cow?

    August 12, 2022

  • So cat-rake = ratchet-drill, tbh I am none the wiser.

    August 12, 2022

  • Calling vanderpink!

    August 12, 2022

  • Ho ho ho!

    August 12, 2022

  • Hi Gabi. Meet Steve, the starchy potato who is the staple food of the British Isles.

    August 11, 2022

  • Skippy the slappy seal flipped the sloppy hippy's floppy, fluffy slipper zip with its slippery flipper.

    August 9, 2022

  • Currently being investigated by a parliamentary inquiry. It relates to Barilaro creating a new post of Trade Commissioner in New York, with $500,000 a year salary, then the appointee being replaced by Barilaro days after he left parliament. A public outcry forced him to withdraw from the role.

    August 9, 2022

  • In 2022, a quarterback for the Oklahoma Sooners, USA.

    August 9, 2022

  • A former Brazilian professional footballer. In 2020 he changed the spelling of his surname to Fuchs.

    August 9, 2022

  • In 2022, a Dutch professional footballer who plays for Willem II.

    August 9, 2022

  • Defund the police.

    August 9, 2022

  • Translation of a Danish saying that means overkill.

    August 9, 2022

  • Great contributions :-) I'm tempted to have a look at some other languages to see if there's some good onomatopoeia there.

    August 9, 2022

  • singing-muscle

    August 8, 2022

  • Beelzebub scrubs a hushed subshrub thrush in a slushy rub-a-dub-dub rubber tub.

    August 8, 2022

  • Seeing as this is a palindrome, a kayak should be able to travel backwards as easily as it travels forwards.

    August 8, 2022

  • Wow, my first thought was that this was a Vietnamese word.

    August 8, 2022

  • Never heard of this.

    August 8, 2022

  • *barfs*

    August 8, 2022

  • I tried solo but I had 'irreconcilable artistic differences' with myself.

    August 8, 2022

  • For example, could/should I have been the superb bilby and not the greater bilby? Easy mistake to make.

    August 5, 2022

  • Does superb actually mean anything in the scientific sense or was the person doing the naming just hella impressed?

    August 5, 2022

  • broud

    August 5, 2022

  • Tucker Carlson :-/

    August 5, 2022

  • likam :-/

    August 5, 2022

  • Aww, I randomed a hug!

    August 5, 2022

  • Lol bilby wtf dawg dats NUIA idek.

    August 5, 2022

  • Because it's Friday I'm going to provide a helpful abbreviation for your texting conversations: NUIE.

    August 5, 2022

  • Well, hang me in your love tree baby.

    August 5, 2022

  • Found in a partri?

    August 5, 2022

  • "In my wild erratic fancy visions come to me of Clancy

    Gone a-droving 'down the Cooper' where the Western drovers go;

    As the stock are slowly stringing, Clancy rides behind them singing,

    For the drover's life has pleasures that the townsfolk never know."

    - A.B. Patterson, Clancy of the Overflow

    August 5, 2022

  • Ah, the infamous Deuteronomy menu.

    August 5, 2022

  • miswive

    August 5, 2022

  • This got me thinking about hot air balloons. A mode of 'transport' with no brakes, no steering, where you're standing in a flammable basket with a roaring gas flame. I'm surprised it ever got off the ground.

    August 5, 2022

  • My new indie pop band is Only The Aardvarks, thank you.

    August 5, 2022

  • Big opportunity missed here.

    August 5, 2022

  • Are the socks grippy and fuzzy, or do we get to make some kind of fashion choice? Nurse Ratchet please advise.

    August 5, 2022

  • Generally known these days as SIDS, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

    August 4, 2022

  • Neither herring nor hog, 0 for 2.

    August 4, 2022

  • Do we not have a spring list?

    August 4, 2022

  • fnese

    August 4, 2022

  • So are there batty conspiracies about cowans as well?

    August 4, 2022

  • Trying to define and explain insults is hard work :-/

    August 3, 2022

  • Also seawan.

    August 3, 2022

  • *points*

    August 3, 2022

  • You say gru-gru, I say gri-gri.

    August 3, 2022

  • Compare horn dog.

    August 3, 2022

  • Plot twist: I worked at the Pancake Parlour for a while, probably my first proper job. I was a dishwasher.

    August 3, 2022

  • I knew a girl who used to say she worked at the Pancake Parlour, which was a well-known Melbourne (Australia) pancake restaurant. It was her code for massage parlour, which was the term used at the time for illegal brothels. I sensed at the time - it was about 1987 - from the way she said it that others also used the Pancake Parlour label, or indeed pizza parlour.


    August 3, 2022

  • Good joke.

    August 3, 2022

  • I do not remember making this list. Perhaps it occurred that time I was abducted by aliens.

    August 3, 2022

  • See also acoprosis for specific non-excrement :-/

    August 2, 2022

  • I would also like to see a thoracic cirriped punching Richard Spencer in the head.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVCg8FmPlC8

    August 2, 2022

  • Surely a calque of lebensraum.

    August 2, 2022

  • Sanction it!

    August 2, 2022

  • No comment.

    August 2, 2022

  • I schot the scherif.

    August 2, 2022

  • *rolls hippogriff*

    August 2, 2022

  • Yeah nah.

    August 1, 2022

  • Behold, one of my worst list ideas ever. I think the technical term is sottisier.

    August 1, 2022

  • The kind of definition you can read a few times and still not really understand.

    August 1, 2022

  • The suffix for beta-blockers is -lol, often -olol although sometimes -alol is also used.

    Examples: atenolol, metoprolol, propranolol, primidolol, etc.

    August 1, 2022

  • Not fair that only ladies get a pouting room.

    August 1, 2022

  • i'm sorry, I haven't had time to put my perforate foraminifers in order.

    August 1, 2022

  • In any case, if you were going to do this why resort to cows when you could tip a hippogriff?

    August 1, 2022

  • Ooh, this is so ugly.

    August 1, 2022

  • PEBKAC?

    August 1, 2022

  • Chief Financial Officer for Hybrid Air Vehicles. Pronounced Hoofer.

    August 1, 2022

  • Are there enough fictional pastimes for a list? Thinking back to John Clarke's farnarkling.

    August 1, 2022

  • Do not place in round well.

    August 1, 2022

  • This is where someone helpfully suggests the bilby should be named after me. Go on.

    August 1, 2022

  • If I were going to choose an animal to be named after me, I suspect it would not be a sea cow.

    August 1, 2022

  • printer's devil

    August 1, 2022

  • 'Dung of cattle or horses, mixed with straw' is not obsolete, it's on Fox News every night :-/

    July 31, 2022

  • huckery duckery schlock

    bilby tried on a smock

    the smock was so cute

    on a marsupial hirsute

    huckery duckery schlock

    July 30, 2022

  • What what what.

    July 30, 2022

  • Wow, good bloodlines!

    July 30, 2022

  • As of July 2022, USA-donated HIMARS are being used by Ukraine in the war against Russia.

    July 30, 2022

  • Acronym for a specific kind of moveable weapons system developed in the 1990s, usually truck-mounted, the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System

    July 30, 2022

  • Military slang for artillery.

    July 30, 2022

  • Very interesting. Reminds me a bit of underworld slang.

    July 30, 2022

  • Honestly I feel that this has good metaphor potential.

    July 29, 2022

  • "Of its chemical nature nothing is known"...sshhh!

    July 29, 2022

  • Social media says hello.

    July 29, 2022

  • Mis-spelling of native name beruang in Indonesian and Malay.

    July 29, 2022

  • Yuck.

    July 29, 2022

  • IRS employee?

    July 29, 2022

  • Frankly amazing btw that over the years we have not acquired a crusty old puffernut to make railway lists.

    July 29, 2022

  • Yeah I'd make rude noises too if I were a fish and you took me out of water.

    July 29, 2022

  • Scientific name was changed in 1820 to Murraya paniculata. A.k.a. orange jasmine, kemuning in Indonesian and Malay.

    July 29, 2022

  • Don't know. Looks as if it's still a thing though as you can buy the detonators: https://therailwayshop.co.uk/products/railway-detonator-fog-signal-box-of-10

    July 28, 2022

  • For a moment there I thought I'd randomed some riesling :-/

    July 28, 2022

  • Show us your horny processes.

    July 28, 2022

  • Take dat!

    July 28, 2022

  • Some handy instructions: https://www.victorianrailways.net/signaling/fog_signalling.pdf

    July 28, 2022

  • pophole?

    July 28, 2022

  • I recently listed quiescent encysted protozoan which does not sporulate but get a 404 error trying to bring up that page.

    July 28, 2022

  • Don't just settle for a bipolar bear.

    July 28, 2022

  • Military term: fire, then move before the enemy can pinpoint where the firing originated.

    July 28, 2022

  • Sounds like it would have been a pretty feeble insult even back in the day.

    July 28, 2022

  • Century Dictionary is named thus as it hasn't been updated in that period of time?

    July 28, 2022

  • The mysterious liquid at the bottom of a bin or dumpster.

    July 28, 2022

  • Perfect addition to my Food Pellet Flavours list.

    July 28, 2022

  • Why did the applesauce cross the cris?

    July 28, 2022

  • As we say in Australia, may a wanton wombat of delight snuffle through your underbrush.

    July 27, 2022

  • Well, I saw a rather interesting shadow on the other side of the road that I thought might have been a hat that had been lost by a snowman. And then there was a butterfly with hommous on its nose!

    July 27, 2022

  • I did not know these had a name.

    July 27, 2022

  • Mouse? Chick?

    July 26, 2022

  • Cool word!

    July 26, 2022

  • Not sure why the queen trusts these to guard the palace.

    July 26, 2022

  • CDC definition-writer phoning it in again.

    July 26, 2022

  • See stone-snipe.

    July 26, 2022

  • See also musk-cod.

    July 26, 2022

  • Suggestions, hmmm. Have you tried balancing a ball on your nose?

    July 26, 2022

  • The viceman cometh.

    July 25, 2022

  • Read that CDC definition for an instant headache.

    July 25, 2022

  • Like a cocktail fork, only bigger?

    July 25, 2022

  • From the Norse word for nose according to one of the examples.

    July 25, 2022

  • Remarkably, the comic strip rip-off Beavers and Bitthead was never successful.

    July 25, 2022

  • It is not an open list. It has been sealed, ma'am!

    July 24, 2022

  • A bilbyism for mulled wine.

    July 24, 2022

  • Whose Kalmazoo Zoo kangaroos snooze in used blue-chartreuse-rouge cruise shoes?

    July 24, 2022

  • *affixes gold star on alexz's work*

    July 24, 2022

  • South African slang: a priest or pastor.

    July 24, 2022

  • Would be a good name for an aerospace port.

    July 23, 2022

  • Bazzball?

    July 22, 2022

  • TMI :-(

    July 22, 2022

  • I always wonder about the surname Rowbottom.

    July 22, 2022

  • Here be pirates lurking.

    July 22, 2022

  • Bet they did more than 'look' at the goodness, hey.

    July 22, 2022

  • The kettle's boiling or you're about to get an arrow through the head would have made for interesting tea making in those times.

    July 22, 2022

  • Organic chemistry!

    July 22, 2022

  • Hit random word on a Friday and found beer. The rest is history.

    July 22, 2022

  • At last, a rhyme for gorringe.

    July 22, 2022

  • When you're at the Boxing Day sales to buy a vowel.

    July 22, 2022

  • Minnie the Moocher was a blacksmith?

    July 22, 2022

  • The food pellet equivalent of a Catholic wafer.

    July 21, 2022

  • So much for 'swords into ploughshares', they're pretty much the same thing.

    July 20, 2022

  • I am sure ruzuzu collects these.

    July 20, 2022

  • :-(

    July 19, 2022

  • Funny how shipbuilding has a term that contains two internet terms, good reminder of how malleable language is.

    July 19, 2022

  • Wingnut SPAM

    July 18, 2022

  • This turning into a weird jean dimmock page. Who's going to turn up next? Vasily Petrovich Goloborodko?

    July 18, 2022

  • Compare fey.

    July 18, 2022

  • Uffa, drive-by verbing with culted. It's turning nasty.

    July 18, 2022

  • I'm tempted to add portraymentism to the list of possible long-COVID symptoms reflecting cognitive disturbance. 

    July 18, 2022

  • *bing* You've got dak!

    July 18, 2022

  • Preposterous.

    July 16, 2022

  • Also, vendingmachine please tell us your 2,190,612th and 2,190,614th favourite words so we can get some idea of where portrayment sits. Thank you.

    July 16, 2022

  • See portrayment.

    July 16, 2022

  • No-one has ever called me an absolute kettle. What am I doing wrong?

    July 16, 2022

  • See parting-cup.

    July 15, 2022

  • Sorry but why does a loving-cup need more than two handles? Someone draw me a diagram? I mean, someone draw my friend a diagram?

    July 15, 2022

  • A which see!

    July 15, 2022

  • Wtf is going on here?

    July 15, 2022

  • I aint afraid of no ghost-show.

    July 15, 2022

  • Before painting buses, Boris Johnson got hyexit done :-/

    July 15, 2022

  • Australian slang, residents of the Australian capital city of Canberra. The term originated from an on-screen autotranscribe of Canberrans during a much-watched media conference at peak COVID-19 mania.

    July 15, 2022

  • I still hear this occasionally, though with decreasing frequency I would guess, ditto banana bender, sandgroper and apple-islander. Meanwhile gum-sucker and cornstalk have passed into oblivion.

    July 15, 2022

  • Australian slang, a person from the island state of Tasmania.

    July 15, 2022

  • Compare gum-sucker.

    July 15, 2022

  • To me they have a funny body shape, like the person creating the prototype was drunk and careless by the time they got to the back end of the animal.

    July 15, 2022

  • Australian Sikhs are on a winner.

    July 14, 2022

  • More fun than whataboutery :-/

    July 13, 2022

  • There's also advoutress.

    July 13, 2022

Show 200 more comments...

Comments for bilby

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • Hey why so many comments, you leather-tipped sandrabbit?

    August 12, 2021

  • *pokes bilby*

    Hey, you're still around!

    July 27, 2020

  • *pokes bilby*

    July 5, 2020

  • Merci beaucoup, bilby, for the fresh-baked welcome fuflun from ruzuzu. I'm in love with wordniks' lists, and have been using them over the last year or so to cook up found poetry. Delicious.

    April 26, 2020

  • Where's vendingmachine, haven't seen him for ages? Too occupied with his paleo sushi petting zoo?

    April 3, 2019

  • Reading comments such as those at eckle-feckle I grieve that I missed some merry times at Wordnik.

    November 3, 2018

  • Been burrowing. As one does.

    September 29, 2018

  • Mmm. Tasty lichens.

    September 28, 2018

  • Ahoy, bilby! Long time no read. Have you been off foraging for tasty lichens?

    September 28, 2018

  • Bilby o bilby,

    Didst thou die on latinx hill?

    November 3, 2016

  • Happens certain phases of Uranus.

    August 31, 2016

  • Hey bilby how long have you been a howling frumpmudgeon?

    August 31, 2016

  • *dusts badge*

    November 5, 2015

  • Hey are you some kind of self-appointed contribution cop, rat features?

    November 5, 2015

  • Wait--I thought it was turtles all the way down. Mind? Blown.

    November 3, 2015

  • how about a five-toad?

    November 3, 2015

  • Shut up you extruded rabbit.

    November 2, 2015

  • Are you talking to yourself again?

    November 2, 2015

  • I get an error trying to post either a new word or a comment here:

    https://www.wordnik.com/lists/politicians-nicknames

    November 2, 2015

  • Nope, that's about it really.

    August 28, 2015

  • Do you have anything decent to say ear-whippet or are you just trying to flood these Polski doltskis off the front page?

    August 28, 2015

  • Hi Bilby - Just spotted a question you posed in a comment back in 2009 (!) on my aviation list ("Let's go strap on the ole air'chine and bore holes in the sky!") to wit: "what is a 'rooster tail'?" If it still matters see image here...or, since I've added it to the list: rooster tail.

    June 15, 2015

  • "bilby commented on the user bilby

    I went to leave a comment on your page, and I arrived at a 404 and a steampunk rhino. Both of which are about right in your case."

    Are you talking to yourself?

    April 27, 2015

  • I went to leave a comment on your page, and I arrived at a 404 and a steampunk rhino. Both of which are about right in your case.

    April 27, 2015

  • Did you like the new berry additions?

    April 27, 2015

  • Bilby is, as usual, a lode of useful information. I once went skiing in Chamonix, where les Guides des Alpes are universally admired, but I failed to understand the sense of their characteristic cries.

    They're famed for feats of derring-do
    But guides of the Alps are scholars too.
    It's knowledge they seek
    When they call from a peak
    And plaintively ask, "Beaudelaire, he who?"

    January 11, 2015

  • Bonsoir Monsieur Bilby,

    Where are you, actuellement?

    I am back in Paris, being forced to write about such big fat frauds as Charles "Mr Spleen" Baudelaire.

    But in two more weeks I shall be free, free as a bird!

    Now I need to go favourite the word "wentletrap".

    Adieu !

    January 10, 2015

  • It's not just you, madmouth. Shall we all meet up over on community?

    December 24, 2014

  • Where did "Community" go? Is it just my computer?

    December 24, 2014

  • Have I ever told you how much I like your bagpipes list?

    December 15, 2014

  • Are you in Bogota? I was just there! Ships passing in the cliché.

    November 8, 2014

  • and I you with a waistband of tittering finches. Don't disillusion me!

    November 6, 2014

  • Happy belated selfie day, old bean.

    November 6, 2014

  • ...for of Afghan chutney is her soul compact

    April 2, 2014

  • Is there a way to search by tag?

    March 27, 2014

  • Now you've done it

    March 27, 2014

  • oh, he do

    March 14, 2014

  • a) that's exactly right

    b) I think of you as the only near-whitey invited ^-^

    March 12, 2014

  • didn't you have a list called "Drinky-time, or the most happy of hours" or some such? Maybe it was someone else...

    March 12, 2014

  • Meow.

    February 20, 2014

  • Bilby, I wish you a happy new year. I am grateful for the comments you have given me. I have been slow to respond mostly because I could not figure out how to do it. I have been looking for an ongoing thread I could reply to but I have failed to find it, so now I have visited your dashboard. This seems rather roundabout, like exiting the house and ringing the doorbell again before replying, but it is all I can manage for the moment.

    January 1, 2014

  • Thanks for jomo. It's perfect.

    December 16, 2013

  • Bonsoir, bilby! Un salut de Paris à toi et à tous les marsupiaux, même les moins jolies.

    Renard

    September 22, 2013

  • marky

    Sorry, this user profile is LAME.

    September 13, 2013

  • BILBY

    September 13, 2013

  • Any thoughts for us about ry's question over on wurly?

    May 8, 2013

  • No no. Only we hopping long-ears are designated chocolatiers to outback frontiers. Cheers!

    April 1, 2013

  • Thanks, Easter Bilby. Do all marsupials carry chocolate in their pouches?

    April 1, 2013

  • happy zombie jesus day, peter gone rabid day to you too BILBY

    March 31, 2013

  • Happy Easter everyone! Help yourself!

    March 31, 2013