bilby commented on the word thraward
I'd go with Natasha for the Russian sheila.
March 17, 2018
Sheila, like a lot of slang 'canonised' by 1970s Aussie movies, is rarely heard these days except in an ironic sense.
bilby commented on the word corvette
Good contender for my new list Sodomite Or Small Frigate.
bilby commented on the list woty-nominations-for-2018
Excellent 'About' description.
My mother used to say 'How did you go against the Hamishes?' when we played against a soccer team that was predominantly Scottish.
Hmmm, I probably would have recognised Jock or MacDuff as a generic Scotsman. Not sure why Sandy slipped by.
People in Indonesia used to refer to white foreigners as John.
Australians? Skippy probably works. Skip is a little bit derogatory.
bilby commented on the word anorthosite
Italian: opposide of the southern side.
bilby commented on the word sun-dance
But all is not lost, perhaps we can get Van Morrison to culturally appropriate it.
'barbarous'...who writes this stuff?
bilby commented on the word his-self
Hold the pedestal. I hear it in the modern day as he-self. Which, as Sammy P notes, is equivalent to the singular nominative me-self which is incorrect. Hence I am not sure that the cockneys stumbled on much at all.
March 16, 2018
bilby commented on the word quinzhee
Or watch koyaanisqatsi with bilby :-)
March 15, 2018
bilby commented on the word flavour pairing
See (typically) smelly comments by vendingmachine on flavor pairing.
Great place in which to play yahtzee.
bilby commented on the word flavor pairing
What flavour - note correct spelling - pairs with a vendingmachine?
March 14, 2018
bilby commented on the word octalthorpe
We may have inadvertently opened the Stargate. Madmouth and alexz please be more careful.
March 13, 2018
bilby commented on the word intertwined names
Some (real) Italian friends:
father - Alessio Alessi
daughter - Alessandra Alessi
daughter - Alessia Alessi
No idea what the dog was called but not taking bets.
bilby commented on the list thorpes
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
n. A group of houses in the country; a small village; a hamlet; a dorp.
From Old English þorp. Cognate to Scandinavian torp, Dutch dorp, German Dorf.
March 10, 2018
bilby commented on the word Scunthorpe
Who put the horp in Scunthorpe?
bilby commented on the word mates rates
Dunno, might cost you a carton.
March 9, 2018
bilby commented on the word manspalining
s palin unable to explain, yet again
March 8, 2018
bilby commented on the word detritivore
March 7, 2018
bilby commented on the list clean-swear-words
bilby commented on the word multibagger
"Stocks that give returns that are several times their costs are called multibaggers. These are essentially stocks that are undervalued and have strong fundamentals, thus presenting themselves as great investment options. Multibagger stock companies are strong on corporate governance and have businesses that are scalable within a short span of time.
Description: A stock that doubles its price is called two-bagger while if the price grows 10-times, it would be called a 10-bagger. Thus, multibaggers are stocks whose prices have risen multiple times their initial investment values."
- The Economic Times, https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/definition/multibagger
bilby commented on the word harlotry
All this time I've been checking in suitcases at the airport when I could have been taking my harlot.
bilby commented on the word ghost restaurant
One of my favourite haunts, actually.
March 3, 2018
A 'restaurant' that does not serve customers at a physical location but makes food for delivery services only.
bilby commented on the list fingernails-on-my-chalkboard
Nip it in the butt I say before it gets worse.
Sorry, that was tongue and cheek.
This list has peaked my interest.
I've seen tow the line a bit recently. Tow it where?
bilby commented on the word Mama Plethora
MP, we salute you.
bilby commented on the list in-seal-engraving
Leave the seals alone.
March 2, 2018
bilby commented on the list name-suggestions-for-ultra-compact-cars
Weird, I just copy-pasted that link from the address bar of the word page for hop-o'-my-thumb. Looks like autobork is turned on :-(
bilby commented on the word hashmagandy
No one's favourite word yet :-(
March 1, 2018
bilby commented on the word cacafuego
We should use this to describe really hot curries.
February 28, 2018
bilby commented on the word n
The Guardia, surely.
bilby commented on the word ptisan
Good conversation here. Ptop drawer.
bilby commented on the list thats-a-fine-kettle
It's like a cattle list made made by a New Zealander.
bilby commented on the word umpolished
Maybe we should ask the unpire.
Dunno, I expect 'looked up' just means the page has been loaded somewhere. In most cases for a non-word it would be by webcrawler bots.
bilby commented on the word one-eyed snake
One-eyed trouser snake.
February 27, 2018
bilby commented on the word sagg
A tussock found widely in Tasmania. https://www.ten.org.au/sagg
February 24, 2018
bilby commented on the word leg-rope
That's just mean!
February 22, 2018
bilby commented on the word rutsutsumu
n. the Japanese art of wrapping ruzuzu in an attractive and appropriate manner
Up rode the plethora, mounted on her thoroughbred
Up rode the Word Police, one two three
'Unbound yon marsupial! Leg-ropes are a tad kinkee
Or you'll come a-waltzing matilda with me.'
February 21, 2018
bilby commented on the list unconventional-pets
February 20, 2018
bilby commented on the word mischief
Etymology back to caput!
bilby commented on the word pies
Come on, share the pies.
once a jolly bilby
camped by a billabong
under the shade of a coolabah tree
and he sang as he snipped his leg-rope and hopped away free
you'll come a-waltzing matilda with me
bilby commented on the word ditambah
bilby commented on the word bog-shoeing
Tell you what I'll give you two staves for the price of one...that's this week's bogoffer!
bilby commented on the word mononormative
Too many o's.
February 19, 2018
bilby commented on the word tsutsumu
*agrees this is a good question, appropriately*
bilby commented on the word sisu
February 15, 2018
bilby commented on the word peart
*bows to the master*
bilby commented on the word legal-size
Hello, random word.
bilby commented on the word peely-wally
Scots: wan, sickly, pale.
Begoorrah I'l pronounce this as peart
This bilby is not one to fear 't!
If we dig in the dirt
We find pert's not a cert
So be brave and let the world hear 't!
bilby commented on the word hbty
hold back tantalising yiffluns
hello bye thank you
February 14, 2018
have bilby text you
Ok so who's off to the bog with me?
bilby commented on the word poussette
These two examples appear to suggest some kind of carriage for infants.
A grandmother with an American accent is chatting to a baby in a poussette.
Next, we pack our gummy starfish into the two-seated poussette.
Adventures in Babysitting, Part 1
"French snowshoe brand Morpho attracted our attention with its Lumio glow-in-the-dark snowshoes, and it held it in place with an advertisement for four-season snowshoes that step lightly across moorlands in the warmer months.
Bog-shoeing is a popular pastime in Estonia, a key market for Morpho's four-season Trimoor. The polypropylene copolymer moor/snowshoe has a light, flexible binding designed to assist you in gliding across wet, spongy bog as easily as you do flat snowfields."
- New Atlas, 8 Feb 2018, https://newatlas.com/ispo-2018-gallery/53279/?utm_source=Gizmag+Subscribers&utm_campaign=1021527be8-UA-2235360-4&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_65b67362bd-1021527be8-76695204
February 13, 2018
bilby commented on the list our-potential-autobiographies
I have read the list: https://wordnik.com/lists/confessions-of-an-art-addict
bilby commented on the word btvs
That's ffs, no way am I a New Zullander.
buahaha, thet's verily super
bitch that's vicious, shudduppayouface
but television sucks
bilby commented on the user dirtymodels
Would you like some soap?
bilby commented on the list potential-names-for-my-autobiography
And so it cometh to pass: https://wordnik.com/lists/our-potential-autobiographies
February 11, 2018
bilby commented on the word garderobe
The Lion, The Witch and One's Clothing.
bilby commented on the word eggtaggle
No we not shall not so suppose, that's not how etymology works.
bilby commented on the word decollete
Dunno, could be to remove anyone called Collete from your address book.
bilby commented on the user sarra
Welcome back! Let's fill that double decker teapot for you :-)
February 10, 2018
bilby commented on the list underside-of-a-body--as-in-a-bird
Good words for aeroplane engineers.
February 8, 2018
bilby commented on the word unrestrained condiments
Our regards to mr plethora.
And our compliments on his condiments.
bilby commented on the user James.Bond
You need to get us around to have *that* conversation :-)
bilby commented on the word forgette
Needs a limerick.
February 7, 2018
bilby commented on the list glove-making
bilby commented on the list lost-in-translation
Yes, more please!
bilby commented on the word flizzoms
Good term for fuflun crumbs.
bilby commented on the list zoonoses
*rubs zoonoses with vendingmachine*
February 5, 2018
bilby commented on the user fuluobiotech
*Andy Williams voice*
SPAM hand in hand with me
trash is your destiny
no greater turd could be
wilt though believe in me?
bilby commented on the word deadname
Cue this anecdote, same source:
“In one community that I had associations with in central Australia white officials in the 1930’s and 40’s had given many people ‘white’ names based on the day of the week on which they were born.
“When I was there in the 1970’s several of these people had recently died.
“This caused problems when children at school were reciting the days of the week. The word ‘Kwementyaye’ was used locally in place of a name that couldn’t be used. The week at school accordingly became ‘Monday, Kwementyaye, Wednesday, Kwementyaye, Kwementyaye, Kwementyaye, Sunday’. Within a couple of years, though, all of the days of the week could be freely used again.”
Do we have a list of not names? In some Australian Aboriginal languages this happens:
"In some areas, families may determine that a substitute name such as ‘Kumantjayi’, ‘Kwementyaye’ or ‘Kunmanara’ may be used instead of a deceased person’s first name for a period. This is also known as a ‘bereavement term’."
bilby commented on the list triple-anagrams
johbarf, fbharjo, bhofarj
bilby commented on the word snow rollers
Thre's no rollers like snow rollers.
bilby commented on the word jean dimmock
bilby commented on the word jammock
I think I know where to use this.
bilby commented on the list sidekicks
Is there a list of sidekick words ie. not proper nouns?
January 31, 2018
bilby commented on the word whim-wham
Good rhyme for Tim-Tam. Australians all let us rejoice.
bilby commented on the user candysu
bilby commented on the user SARAY
Que saray saray
Are yez spammin us, eh?
Just go the fuck away
bilby commented on the word coffin-ripe
who will be all squishy
croak and make a wishy
when the boat comes in?
I have never liked jizzfabric.
I don't appreciate them.
bilby commented on the word g2g
aaarggh feck I should have
Dunno, but we could offer a service where we go around and press our thumbs into you a bit, like with avocadoes.
Sausages to go?
Dying to know.
bilby commented on the word ongaonga
Supposedly the sting can be painful for days.
bilby commented on the word knifegun
That's Captain Cranky Bowtie Bilbutt to you, ma'am, ranking Knifegunner At-Large For Intergalactic URL Patrol.
January 12, 2018
My what a big url you have!
Borked the front/Community page yesterday. But that's fine, someone had to post a link that wasn't even clickable because urrrrrrrl.
I'm not that rude, I sometimes wear bow ties.
bilby commented on the list pilates-mastery--best-pilates-certification-nyc
January 11, 2018
bilby commented on the word pottle
Ogden Nash nods, approvingly.
bilby commented on the user fyu12136
f yu tu, spambot
bilby commented on the word uxoricide
15 to life.
January 10, 2018
"(tinyurl didn't work)"- No shit.
bilby commented on the list calendar-stories
I'm preparing a festival for Bureaucracy. Who's with me?!
Do go on!
bilby commented on the word houghmangandy
Nope. See houghmagandy.
January 9, 2018
bilby commented on the word beauty parlor stroke syndrome
January 8, 2018
bilby commented on the word shitgibbon compound
That link down there is a good read.
bilby commented on the word he or she
A lot of languages have trouble with this.
December 19, 2017
bilby commented on the word latinx
See also Bogota Mejor Para Todos.
December 15, 2017
bilby commented on the word Bogota Mejor Para Todos
Better Bogota' For All, a city slogan adopted by Mayor Penalosa upon his election in 2015. It came under criticism from a circuit judge in December 2017 who said it needed to be changed to Bogota Mejor Para Todos Y Todas so as to include masculine and feminine plurals.
The Royal Spanish Academy of Madrid commented somewhat tersely that todos in this context is an unmarked neuter form that is acceptable in general use.
bilby commented on the word lo que hace tu mascota
Euphemism for dog poo in use in Bogota, also more widely in South America (as seen here: https://twitter.com/gerenteemac/status/94132016350858854)
bilby commented on the word realmatic
Another Mattel toy that didn't quite make it.
bilby commented on the user sh_raju024
Welcome.Check the Community page to see where we hang out.
bilby commented on the word sheetcaking
Sheetcake needs to be available in vending machines nationally. Looking at you.
December 14, 2017
bilby commented on the word deasil
Also deiseal, deisal and deshil (James Joyce).
bilby commented on the list 2017-favourites
Good work alexz.
bilby commented on the word nothingburger
Supersize me to a zilchburger with extra nada.
bilby commented on the word 1-off
It takes 2 to bang-o.
bilby commented on the word jockteleg
Perfect Mister qms!
*applause as thunderous as a thousand squirrels eating rock-cakes*
bilby commented on the word insectageddon
'The impact on wildlife of changes in farming practice (and the expansion of the farmed area) is so rapid and severe that it is hard to get your head round the scale of what is happening. A study published this week in the journal Plos One reveals that flying insects surveyed on nature reserves in Germany have declined by 76% in 27 years. The most likely cause of this Insectageddon is that the land surrounding those reserves has become hostile to them: the volume of pesticides and the destruction of habitat have turned farmland into a wildlife desert."
- George Monbiot, 'Insectageddon: farming is more catastrophic than climate breakdown', The Guardian, 20 Oct 2017. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct/20/insectageddon-farming-catastrophe-climate-breakdown-insect-populations
bilby commented on the word naannoonnoobbookeeper
A novice accountant who eats Indian bread at mid-day.
December 8, 2017
bilby commented on the word panty
Depends on where you come from; certainly does rhyme with anti- in Australia.
bilby commented on the word glühwien
Der Wein ist mein!
That's a nein to wine!
bilby commented on the word whipmegorum
Scots: a family argument.
bilby commented on the list immigration consultants-in-chandigarh for canada
December 7, 2017
bilby commented on the list christmas-drinks
Nice list alexz.
Mmmm, a glow-wiener.
bilby commented on the word feasance
Please don't hunt them.
December 6, 2017
bilby commented on the user ogeninfosystem
bilby commented on the word fulgent
About time Ernest joined Wordnik I reckon.
bilby commented on the word billibong
November 30, 2017
bilby commented on the user delhidelhi
November 27, 2017
bilby commented on the word RURP
Now I want to RURP a derp.
October 18, 2017
Had to go look up piton.
October 17, 2017
bilby commented on the word dizain
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
bilby commented on the word chipocalypse
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
There you go!
October 15, 2017
qms is cheating
Scroll up to the CDC definition and weep. Only 9 stanzas to go, bucko.
bilby commented on the word puppyslug
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
bilby commented on the list tip-top-toponymic
October 12, 2017
bilby commented on the word sylo
You wot mate?
bilby commented on the word astrobleme
See, for pettiness' sake, solo: third verbal sense under Wiktionary.
bilby commented on the word fresh
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.
bilby commented on the word neuroethics
Psst: that was a psst.
October 1, 2017
I'd probably be looking at the first line of your limerick.
Dunno, I kind of like old watches.
bilby commented on the word be'er
I'm imagining how Homer Simpson would say it.
September 29, 2017
bilby commented on the user Josh.thomaa
Wait till you get to know me. I give great definition with happy ending.
bilby commented on the list octopuses-garden-of-words
*sings and dances around*
September 24, 2017
bilby commented on the user RONNIELAW6917
Capital letters matter, see epitomize.
September 23, 2017
bilby commented on the list specific-excrement
September 22, 2017
bilby commented on the word goose-turd green
Which came first, the goose or the...
September 18, 2017
bilby commented on the word fraturday
A monobrow of days, it seems.
A greenish-yellow dye popular in the 17th century. Possibly a calque from French caca d'oie.
September 17, 2017
bilby commented on the word w'd
See AHD etymology on byssus.
September 15, 2017
bilby commented on the word bow-stay
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
bilby commented on the word fulminate
If I were culminate or aluminate I'd be, well, fulminating.
September 13, 2017
bilby commented on the word chalupa
Count me in.
September 12, 2017
bilby commented on the word brag book
Brag book brag :-)
I bought one of these today and it even said brag book on the price sticker on the cover.
September 11, 2017
bilby commented on the word losel
There are no definitions, comments nor examples on qhalur so I have no idea how the 'same context' bot selects it.
bilby commented on the word palindrome
some men interpret nine memos
September 8, 2017
bilby commented on the list stormanteau
I say, well played ruzuzu.
I like your new word. And list!
bilby commented on the user mann-richard
bilby commented on the list a-queenly-list
Oh yeah, Queensland too.
September 6, 2017
bilby commented on the word corvee
Stick any word far enough up your nose and it'll sound like strine.
September 4, 2017
September 3, 2017
bilby commented on the word yous
Australian boxer Jeff Fenech was famous for saying "I love yous all" to his fans after fights.
August 22, 2017
bilby commented on the list slogum-house
Sounds very ruzuzu.
bilby commented on the word azurn
Smashing it this week, qms.
August 21, 2017
bilby commented on the list a-dram-too-many
I didn't nope toped, just missed it!
August 20, 2017
Added! Thank you :-)
August 19, 2017
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