bilby has adopted , looked up 23556 words, created 207 lists, listed 23036 words, written 24577 comments, added 728 tags, and loved 52 words.

Comments by bilby

  • Don't conclude anything too sinister

    As burns go that's barely a blister

    Though your dizain be be malnourished

    Please don't be discouraged:

    You're still my favourite limerickista

    October 17, 2017

  • Chups. Chupocalypse.

    October 16, 2017

  • The OED is not holy writ

    CDC on the other hand is lit!

    There are no literary nooses

    More fatal than excuses

    So get writing you lazy piece of wit

    October 16, 2017

  • There you go!

    October 15, 2017

  • qms is cheating

    October 15, 2017

  • qms is cheating

    October 15, 2017

  • qms is cheating

    October 15, 2017

  • qms is cheating

    October 15, 2017

  • qms is cheating

    October 15, 2017

  • qms is cheating

    October 15, 2017

  • qms is cheating

    October 15, 2017

  • qms is cheating

    October 15, 2017

  • qms is cheating

    October 15, 2017

  • Scroll up to the CDC definition and weep. Only 9 stanzas to go, bucko.

    October 15, 2017

  • Starwars is a foreign language I don't speak, but see also this list: https://wordnik.com/lists/a-group-of-porgs

    October 13, 2017

  • Grazie Erin!

    October 12, 2017

  • You wot mate?

    October 12, 2017

  • See, for pettiness' sake, solo: third verbal sense under Wiktionary.

    October 12, 2017

  • Ideal term for an alcoholic in denial, then.

    October 11, 2017

  • I have a black eye and some cuts on my face after being hit by a football at the Australasian Gaelic Games finals last Sunday, so I'm calling it an astrobleme.

    October 11, 2017

  • Psst: that was a psst.

    October 1, 2017

  • I'd probably be looking at the first line of your limerick.

    October 1, 2017

  • Dunno, I kind of like old watches.

    October 1, 2017

  • I'm imagining how Homer Simpson would say it.

    September 29, 2017

  • Wait till you get to know me. I give great definition with happy ending.

    September 29, 2017

  • *sings and dances around*

    September 24, 2017

  • Capital letters matter, see epitomize.

    September 23, 2017

  • goose-turd green

    September 22, 2017

  • Which came first, the goose or the...

    September 18, 2017

  • A monobrow of days, it seems.

    September 18, 2017

  • A greenish-yellow dye popular in the 17th century. Possibly a calque from French caca d'oie.

    September 17, 2017

  • See AHD etymology on byssus.

    September 15, 2017

  • Okay, a guy who stays. What if he, you know, overstays? Can you kick him out without your mainsail chucking a billydunevan.

    September 14, 2017

  • If I were culminate or aluminate I'd be, well, fulminating.

    September 13, 2017

  • Count me in.

    September 12, 2017

  • Brag book brag :-)

    September 12, 2017

  • I bought one of these today and it even said brag book on the price sticker on the cover.

    September 11, 2017

  • There are no definitions, comments nor examples on qhalur so I have no idea how the 'same context' bot selects it.

    September 11, 2017

  • some men interpret nine memos

    September 8, 2017

  • I say, well played ruzuzu.

    September 8, 2017

  • I like your new word. And list!

    September 8, 2017

  • SPAM

    September 8, 2017

  • Oh yeah, Queensland too.

    September 6, 2017

  • Stick any word far enough up your nose and it'll sound like strine.

    September 4, 2017

  • Pronunciation at bottom of page has it rhyming with purvey.
    <./limerickpolice>

    September 3, 2017

  • Australian boxer Jeff Fenech was famous for saying "I love yous all" to his fans after fights.

    August 22, 2017

  • Sounds very ruzuzu.

    August 22, 2017

  • Smashing it this week, qms.

    August 21, 2017

  • I didn't nope toped, just missed it!

    August 20, 2017

  • Added! Thank you :-)

    August 19, 2017

  • Also where the meal is scanty due to the arrival of an unexpected guest.

    August 18, 2017

  • Purportedly a dinner where the food provided is barely enough with none to spare.

    August 18, 2017

  • Plausible.

    August 18, 2017

  • *wildapplause*!

    August 17, 2017

  • Needs a limerick.

    August 17, 2017

  • Nice!

    August 17, 2017

  • wedding bouquet

    August 17, 2017

  • Test.

    August 17, 2017

  • Acronym of the ancient syntactical curse: 'weasel on your zeugma, ungracious grammarsnipe!'

    August 17, 2017

  • yarb :-)

    August 17, 2017

  • What perchance is this 'fry cooking vessel'?

    With such terms my inner-grammarian doth wrestle

    For every chef's simple job

    Is preparing morsels for gob

    And if not I'll be seeking redressal

    August 15, 2017

  • See also cecils.

    August 15, 2017

  • rigidly flexible

    August 15, 2017

  • *diplomatically passes around some squaffluns*

    August 11, 2017

  • Y'all might like Ella Minnow Pea: https://www.amazon.com/Ella-Minnow-Pea-Novel-Letters/dp/0385722435

    August 11, 2017

  • I've always found that getting up and heading for the exit is a pretty good way to speed this up.

    August 11, 2017

  • SPAM

    August 11, 2017

  • Compare wankar, a driver who mistakenly thinks it is their right to drive at or above the speed limit regardless of circumstances.

    August 11, 2017

  • Except that in English word construction con as a word-initial morpheme typically carries the meaning 'with', hence most people are not going to be able to readily decipher your word.

    August 10, 2017

  • I just found billbeetles in the GNU definition so, *ahem*, of course they are cute.

    August 10, 2017

  • Apparently some kind of stone.

    "To the north were the mines themselves: dangerous, undershored scratch drifts that went down fifty feet or so and then spread like fingers clutching for gold and silver and copper and the occasional nest of firedims. From the outside they were just holes punched into the bare and rocky earth, holes like staring eyes, each with its own pile of till and scrapings beside the adit." From Wizard and Glass by Stephen King

    August 8, 2017

  • SPAM

    August 8, 2017

  • I'd say it's relatively common for words to go out of fashion, especially words that are primarily in use in spoken language rather than written. Why is a difficult question and generally not one that linguists address.

    August 7, 2017

  • In transcription from Russian - a certain kind of territory - also krai.

    August 6, 2017

  • California...so why no Fognado disaster movie already?

    August 4, 2017

  • Good spot.

    August 3, 2017

  • Addictiver too.

    August 3, 2017

  • A Peruvian term for the banana passionfruit, several species in the genus Passiflora.

    August 3, 2017

  • Victorian-era putdown for a person who was perpetually lazy.

    August 2, 2017

  • Also sand-de-panda apparently.

    August 2, 2017

  • Good list.

    August 1, 2017

  • *applause*

    August 1, 2017

  • 'organs of fructification' sounds kinda naughty.

    July 26, 2017

  • The hinterland! The hinterland! We're going to go to the hinterland!

    July 26, 2017

  • Imagine a star far, far, far away. Now fuck off there and stop spamming us.

    July 24, 2017

  • Aka space bear.

    July 19, 2017

  • Small motorised scooter not big enough to carry anyone.

    July 18, 2017

  • Not that bloke from Kazakhstan.

    July 18, 2017

  • Not always, see definitions above.

    July 18, 2017

  • ruzuzu: Maybe the CDC has a cure.

    July 17, 2017

  • There's an AHD pronunciation sound file at the bottom of each word page.

    July 17, 2017

  • That my friend is an art.

    July 17, 2017

  • SPAM

    July 17, 2017

  • Is wine acceptable?

    July 16, 2017

  • As my uncle Brian used to say, you can have any flavour you want as long as it's vanilla.

    July 16, 2017

  • SPAM

    July 16, 2017

  • No, I don't have furballs, thank you very much.

    July 16, 2017

  • Assuming it doesn't actually fly, why not hyak?

    July 16, 2017

  • There's no definition on chiopino, although there is one vaguely terrifying photo.

    July 14, 2017

  • Welcome to Wordnik.

    July 14, 2017

  • Look, a food pellet appeared!

    July 14, 2017

  • I think vendingmachine's mind mastery ought to be able to conjure you one.

    July 13, 2017

  • Rumoured that there is going to be a duet of vendingmachine on this and ruzuzu on theremin to launch the comeback of Almost Solveig.

    July 13, 2017

  • Been using these for years, didn't know what they were called.

    July 12, 2017

  • I want alexz at my parties.

    July 10, 2017

  • Invite me over for spaghetti squash pizza crust pizza.

    July 7, 2017

  • I like it.

    July 7, 2017

  • caca-dauphin

    July 4, 2017

  • 'During Marie Antoinette’s time, for instance, there was a brief craze for caca-dauphin, a shade of brown that resembled the color of the new prince Louis-Joseph’s soiled diapers. In the most fashionable circles, people dressed to celebrate the royal bowel movements."

    - Dan Piepenbring, 'The Prince’s Perfect Poo, and Other News', The Paris Review, 26 June 2017. https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2017/06/26/the-princes-perfect-poo-and-other-news/

    July 4, 2017

  • In Bangkok recently at the big flea markets a lady was showing me the kind of shirts she thought suited me. "Do you have anything without elephants?" I asked. She cast around, desperately...

    July 4, 2017

  • Get Those Fufluns Organised already!

    July 4, 2017

  • I avoid buying anything from suppliers who are shoddy enough to use plurals like funs.

    July 4, 2017

  • Next Ice Age is closer.

    July 4, 2017

  • I wonder if there are other words for water fountain effects.

    July 4, 2017

  • Some of us swear black and blue

    (that's black beans and blue corn to you)

    That the guzzling of plant foods

    Is panacea for all moods

    And puts a shake in yer tailfeathers too.

    June 29, 2017

  • Beano is both a flatulence medication and a kids comic.

    June 29, 2017

  • But what about fruit, mister qms?

    From bananas and grapes you digress

    I'll pop me a melon

    When breakfast desire is swellin'

    And laugh like a pineapple, more or less

    June 22, 2017

  • Rubbish, there must be something like 60 billion toes on the planet.

    June 22, 2017

  • Ruzuzu, you need to meet Joe Dolce: https://youtu.be/9jwPqDVtsTU

    June 22, 2017

  • In Australia a half-job Harry.

    June 21, 2017

  • I'm fairly sure aftselakhis are things ruzuzu puts on an overhead projector in order to make interesting shapes, colours and patterns.

    June 19, 2017

  • gangrene?

    June 17, 2017

  • turret?

    June 17, 2017

  • Wow! *applause*

    June 17, 2017

  • Australian slang: a fight

    June 17, 2017

  • Too many wars in that part of Europe IMO.

    June 17, 2017

  • The last resident is a grumpy hen, who used to work as a chef despite having a wing amputated. Now in ill health, she spends her days muttering unintelligible things in her dialect in a quiet corner of town: the crook Book Book sook hook chook cook gobbledygook nook.

    June 13, 2017

  • Scots dialect word for a sudden warm burst of sunshine amid a period of bad weather.

    June 13, 2017

  • More of the twinkle twinkle synonym poem:

    Scintillate, scintillate, globule lucific,

    Fain would I fathom thy nature specific.

    Loftily poised on the ether capacious,

    Strongly resembling a gem carbonaceous.

    - by John Raymond Carson

    June 12, 2017

  • Sounds like a Heston Blumenthal dessert.

    June 12, 2017

  • Gelato.

    June 10, 2017

  • Fibbery squibbery schlock.

    A teapot ran around the block.

    Carbuncle.

    June 10, 2017

  • Aaaarggh!

    After you, please.

    June 9, 2017

  • That's not nice at all.

    June 8, 2017

  • See mother.

    June 8, 2017

  • Million dollars car not included.

    June 6, 2017

  • *applause*

    June 6, 2017

  • One afternoon perchance I have spotted

    A limerick that fails to rhyme WotD

    But such is my baffle(wit)

    - at times I battle w' it -

    I won't demand qms be garrotted

    June 4, 2017

  • RBG?

    June 3, 2017

  • Is this the 'best online shopping experience' of which you boast?

    June 3, 2017

  • It's toupee that you can do slow, the answers would be useful within say the next 3 years.

    June 3, 2017

  • I see you aren't replying.

    June 3, 2017

  • Slow delivery would be fine. Can I order now for a toupee to be delivered in 10 years' time?

    June 3, 2017

  • Although you don't have to be so fast with that.

    June 3, 2017

  • Also, being over 50, I'm probably going to need hair.

    June 3, 2017

  • I know you make that claim but to be frank not many people make vast like they used to.

    June 3, 2017

  • Can you assure me that your vast is the highest quality?

    June 3, 2017

  • How fast can you send me a vast product? I'm all out of vast.

    June 3, 2017

  • But really if that's actually your website name I feel sorry for you.

    June 3, 2017

  • SPAM

    June 3, 2017

  • Bite me.

    June 1, 2017

  • Who's the leader of the band

    with trembling, nuclear-button hand?

    covfefe

    Who's the blustery orange cretin

    ragin' on Twitter 'bout ultra-vettin'?

    covfefe

    Who's a budding tinpot dictator,

    missile lover and climate hater?

    covfefe

    Who dresses like a dinosaur preppy

    and fawns to thugs in league of Pepe?

    covfefe

    Who tried to stick a travel ban,

    found the courts didn't like his game plan?

    covfefe

    Whose daily pantomime is tres absurd

    and cannot spell a 5-letter word?

    covfefe

    June 1, 2017

  • What's with all the sailing?

    May 31, 2017

  • Gay.

    May 31, 2017

  • I am a cucumber and I long for soft, welcoming eggplants of the right maturity. Something is missing...possibly it is vegetable congress, or a bout of rumpy-pumpy in a hipster blender. I have chronic fleshly desire to be pounded into blissful tzatziki. It only can possible when molto senseless, yanno.

    May 25, 2017

  • "This great national property has degenerated into a sheepwrecked wasteland. And the national park partnership, that submitted the bid, wants to keep it this way: this is the explicit purpose of its attempt to achieve world heritage status."

    - George Monbiot, 'Fell Purpose', 19 May 2017, http://www.monbiot.com/2017/05/19/fell-purpose/

    May 25, 2017

  • About 'versing' they've just drawn their quills

    for 10 rounds of grammar Nazi spills

    though I like me a donnybrook

    I have to say that in my book

    'verse' can go in a hearse to landfills

    May 24, 2017

  • Some people were having an argument on Twitter about (mainly young people's) use of versing as a verb meaning to compete against.

    May 24, 2017

  • See conker.

    May 23, 2017

  • I have a list for that.

    May 19, 2017

  • Mysteriously, progress on this list has stopped.

    May 19, 2017

  • Re chained_bear's comment, I would say that in some parts of Australia youse and all of youse is similar.

    May 19, 2017

  • Party!

    May 19, 2017

  • I'm starting to see this on Twitter as a hashtag.

    Impeach The Motherfucker Already.

    May 18, 2017

  • C'mon, what have you done with the songbirds?

    May 17, 2017

  • A Dutch double-dactyl, usually for children. Adapted by Drs P and referred to here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drs._P

    May 16, 2017

  • How about slings and arrows? Both weapons, yet different. Hmmm.

    May 16, 2017

  • Mathese?

    May 16, 2017

  • It's very worthwhile to have a list with your perspective. Neat!

    May 16, 2017

  • You will pay for this, Eric

    May 16, 2017

  • Lol, plain was the first word you thought of? Angela...

    May 15, 2017

  • Welcome. Keep having fun. We're nice people and vendingmachine gives out free peanut bars every second Thursday if you play nicely.

    May 15, 2017

  • Pathetic.

    May 15, 2017

  • Fun list.

    May 15, 2017

  • In modern usage often not 'banking by telephone'. The political usage refers to contacting supporters from a call centre or indeed just doing general canvassing by telephone.

    May 14, 2017

  • Perhaps I do.

    May 14, 2017

  • Do I need one?

    May 14, 2017

  • I first came across it in a Tom Waits song.

    May 14, 2017

  • :-))))

    May 13, 2017

  • *thunderousapplause*!

    May 13, 2017

  • I wonder if they make it in Srinegar?

    May 12, 2017

  • Maybe every potential bilby is an existing bilby? DNA and all that. Instinct in the ways of the desert. Hmmm.

    May 10, 2017

  • Filched.

    May 10, 2017

  • ...tent flaps

    May 10, 2017

  • The three sources of definitions above are clearly identified.

    May 10, 2017

  • If all you have is a water hammer, everything looks like a water nail.

    May 8, 2017

  • See ratafia.

    May 7, 2017

  • Usually didgeridoo.

    May 7, 2017

  • I was going to add it to my new list 'Hobo Slur or Mystery Meat?' but unfortunately it's both.

    May 6, 2017

  • You'd think all the bling would slow them down.

    May 2, 2017

  • This is one of those derivations that appeared on the back of greenfield. While that made some sense literally and figuratively, brownfield was a stretch and greyfield is kind of absurd.

    May 2, 2017

  • Who am I kidding, I need all of this stuff.

    May 1, 2017

  • I need a bangstick.

    May 1, 2017

  • What if they had everything including penicillin?

    May 1, 2017

  • Do not want my beer amoved.

    May 1, 2017

  • To go shopping by foot, bicycle or public transport.

    A satirical response by people who don't drive to Auckland councillor Dick Quax.

    #quaxing

    April 30, 2017

  • Come to think of it, are those Mendes balls vegan?

    April 27, 2017

  • Spike who? Is he one of Jean Dimmock's friends?

    April 27, 2017

  • Are those fufluns here yet?

    April 27, 2017

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  • 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

  • meowz

    March 31, 2013

  • Happy Easter Bilby is a sweet tooth fairy.

    March 30, 2013

  • Good lord, bilby -- hello!

    March 20, 2013

  • I noticed a town of Bilby in Jamaica on a topographic map today.

    March 13, 2013

  • I'm so glad you finally have a trilby, bilby!

    February 3, 2013

  • Trilby's match

    What a thrill it must be!

    Is it a crowning achievement?

    How can you match it?

    You are off on the right foot!

    February 3, 2013

  • At a yard sale this morning. I bought a trilby. Just thought y'all would be very happy to know that.

    February 2, 2013

  • *purrrrrs*

    January 23, 2013

  • Bilby, bilby, bill

    be. Bilby be. Bilby bee.

    Bilby bilby be.

    January 15, 2013