chained_bear commented on the word Neanderthal
How Complex Was Neanderthal Speech? <a href="http://www.slate.com/blogs/quora/2013/09/22/how_complex_was_neanderthal_speech.html?wpisrc=obnetwork"> (Link to Slate article, originally appeared on Quora)
October 9, 2013
chained_bear commented on the list mandles-candles-for-men
I just wanted to give this list a boost. I still talk about it. Just told some friends at work about it and how important it is to have a place to enter these manly scents. (We were snorting Play-Doh at the time.)
October 8, 2013
chained_bear commented on the list may-or-may-not-be-specific-but-it-s-definitely-not-excrement
thanks for the suggestion, bilby.
September 17, 2013
chained_bear commented on the word loaf of asiago bread he got off the counter
To be fair, he left about five slices in the bag.
chained_bear commented on the word 1-quart bag of thawing raw roasted garlic meatballs
This isn't counting the ones he hid under the couch.
chained_bear commented on the word fecal transplant
Here's a more recent article about the same procedure: http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/09/10/216553408/microbe-transplants-treat-some-diseases-that-drugs-cant-fix
chained_bear commented on the list the-deadliest-catch
Heh heh! No I'm not.
July 17, 2013
chained_bear commented on the word fecal shield
Jesus, deinonychus! I can't un-see that!!! IT'S FREAKY AS HELL!! *adds it to list*
July 12, 2013
chained_bear commented on the list mythic-america
thanks ry! I like that people are still coming across these lists. I wish I had more time to hang out and make new ones. I was just telling some people in the office about my Loaded Words and Loaded Words Part Deux lists and thinking of a whole bunch of additions...
July 4, 2013
chained_bear commented on the word gold, solid gold
You need to read this article to get why it's on this list.
February 5, 2013
chained_bear commented on the list specific-excrement
This is also pretty fun.
chained_bear commented on the word fantods
Congratulations to fantods for making it onto the 2013 Wayne State Word Warriors list of words that should be used more often. Seen here.
January 31, 2013
chained_bear commented on the list nasa
Wow, thanks! I totally forgot I even had this list! :)
chained_bear commented on the word monkey slug caterpillar
As seen in this article. Eew.
January 23, 2013
chained_bear commented on the list loaded-words-part-deux-two-words-that-together-make-one-load
It's just as well I don't usually interact with those folks, then. :)
January 21, 2013
Hm. I see how that means something, but the additional concept isn't particularly "loaded" with additional meaning. I did add a couple other suggestions, though.
January 17, 2013
Ain't that the truth.
January 16, 2013
deinonychus, I am so grateful to you for sharing that information. This list is *exactly* the place for sharing that sort of thing, and I'm moved (ahem) that you did so.I thought your link might be to this article, but I was (delightfully) wrong! Yet another article on the phenomenon! Poo-nomenon! Thank you for enriching our lives. :)
January 15, 2013
chained_bear commented on the word abuwtiyuw
Featured article of the day on Wikipedia.org today (here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abuwtiyuw).
November 8, 2012
chained_bear commented on the word fox news obsessed with lone Black Panther
Seen here: http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2012/11/fox-news-obsessed-with-lone-black-panther-148638.html?hp=lh_b10
November 7, 2012
chained_bear commented on the word gauche
"C.S.S. Virginia struggles to damage the U.S.S. Monitor in this gauche'>Aside from thinking this is a stupid sentence, I am also pretty sure they meant that the painting is [gouache'>gauche painting which brings to life the drama of close combat with frightening power of armament and devotion to duty."Aside from thinking this is a stupid sentence, I am also pretty sure they meant that the painting is gouache. *eyeroll*
October 8, 2012
chained_bear commented on the word feathers
September 18, 2012
chained_bear commented on the list boxing
Is it bad that my first thought on seeing your comment, ruzuzu, was of clinchpoop? *off to read some archival funnies*
August 21, 2012
chained_bear commented on the user WilliamBG
Or this one, the mother (in size only) of all O'Brian lists (that I know of). Enjoy.http://www.wordnik.com/lists/the-aubrey-maturin-list-i-m-gonna-make-someday
chained_bear commented on the list •-wordie-pro
chained_bear commented on the list dog-breeds-according-to-simon-schuster-s-guide-1980
How interesting. Have you also read Simon & Schuster's guide from 1980?
chained_bear commented on the user chained_bear
Indeed, ruzuzu, I do. *sigh*Isn't Benedict Cumberbatch dreamy with his black hair and his insolent self-centered bastardy?
August 8, 2012
chained_bear commented on the word tenaille
And, four years later, I found this nifty list that I may someday cross-check with this other list: link.
July 20, 2012
chained_bear commented on the user oriel
Yeah... on the odd occasions I return to Wordnik, I read the recent comments and I'm usually glad to leave again... :(Nice to see you again, though, bilby. (And ruzuzu, of course.)
chained_bear commented on the user Yachtie
just found this... I assume you mean my Aubrey/Maturin list? I'm sorry it isn't open. But you could always start your own! For a while someone was even keeping lists of the different lists around on various topics... but that seemed a little disappearing-into-myself for me. :) Best wishes!
July 18, 2012
chained_bear commented on the list the-aubrey-maturin-list-i-m-gonna-make-someday
oh, thanks! I think it's already on the list though! (at least when I went to add it, it looked like it!) dumb-chalder
chained_bear commented on the word owl fruit decorators
Seen here. Thanks to reesetee.
May 26, 2012
chained_bear commented on the word fruit and vegetable decorators
As seen here. with thanks to reesetee for pointing it out.
chained_bear commented on the word priapic elves
‘priapic elves’ has been looked up 0 times, and is not a valid Scrabble word.
March 22, 2012
chained_bear commented on the word artillery dispersed ice cream ingredients
Or, as the military refers to it, ADICI, or "I scream you scream."
March 5, 2012
chained_bear commented on the list •an-arsenal-for-civil-defunse-open-list
WTF is wrong with that woman?!
chained_bear commented on the list international-house-of-fufluns
I hate bananas in general.
chained_bear commented on the word Dred Scoot
This is my favorite typo ever. EVER. Except when I entered it, and Wordnik asked, "Did you mean deed scoot?"
February 21, 2012
chained_bear commented on the list •things-that-get-way-more-fun-when-you-add-a-g-to-them
Man. I haven't seen this list in forever. And it still cracks me gup.
February 8, 2012
chained_bear commented on the word paint with a homemade rubber-band brush
"Loosely secure 20 to 30 rubber bands at one end with another rubber band (the 30 should all be lying in roughly the same direction). Then push an unsharpened pencil into the secured end of the bundle. Tighten the rubber band that's holding everything together by wrapping it around the bundle a few more times. Finally, use scissors to cut all the looped ends of the bands." (From Disney FamilyFun)
February 4, 2012
chained_bear commented on the word let him color with markers or paint on coffee filters, then use a spray bottle of water
Helps if you flatten the filters overnight first. Also tape them down before coloring.
chained_bear commented on the word tempera paint in spray bottles
Directions: stir together 1 cup of dry tempera paint with 1 1/2 cups of water and 1/2 teaspoon of liquid dish soap (the soap helps keep the nozzle from clogging). Mix thoroughly, checking that there aren't any lumps. Pour the paints into the spray bottles.
chained_bear commented on the word washable paint, cut-up sponges, paper in gallon Ziploc bag for no-mess painting
Directions: lightly dampen sponge pieces and apply paint to either side. Put in Ziploc bag with paper and seal bag. Turn kid loose.
Thanks, Mollyhawk! Yeah, I do have A Sea of Words! I love it. Also got the lobscouse and ... whatever it's called, that book of the disgusting food they ate. I went completely batshit for Aubrey/Maturin. In fact just watched M&C again last night and may start reading these books again! Glad you like the list.
January 3, 2012
chained_bear commented on the word spinops
Seen here. Thanks to reesetee, who posted it on Facebook.
December 6, 2011
chained_bear commented on the list features
Some HTML, comments on lists, comments on profiles, random word, comments on tags, new lists, contributors, profile list of tags, likeness of yarb carved on Mt Rushmore, content, conversations....
chained_bear commented on the word sellate
Reesetee, this is a word for your "It Has a Name?" list, I think.
Can I just second a bunch of these, seeing as ruzuzu, yarb, hernesheir, and bilby have done all the work?
chained_bear commented on the word occupy Wordnik
I freaked out. I mean, I Just freaked the fuck out. It says "show all 200 of my lists" over on the right. I have 260 lists. I thought I lost 60 lists.I have *GOT* to find a way to archive my stuff. This is crazy.
October 28, 2011
chained_bear commented on the word comments
Yeah!!! What if, like, somebody thought up this site, okay, where, like, people could just LIST things. And they could comment on other people's lists. And on other people's words! And other people could, like, talk to them, but about WORDS! They should totally call it something like "wordie."
chained_bear commented on the word new interface
To quote George Thomason (Thomas Georgeson) of A Fish Called Wanda, "Un-be-fucking-liev-a-ble!!!"
chained_bear commented on the word alatricial
God. I see these things *all over* Wall Street.
October 24, 2011
p.s. I want my content back.
October 20, 2011
Sionnach, are you trying to tell me that Facebook is less private than your comments on Wordnik? ;)WHY, for the love of PETE, whoever he IS, does this site still take FOREVER to LOAD?!
Still hoping to keep in touch with beloved Wordizens whom I communicate with only on this site. Missing comments, etc. on profiles (etc.) is seriously harshing my mellow.Also still hoping to continue using this as a research/note-storing site as well as a social one. Not having access to comments is seriously marginalizing my discourse.
September 28, 2011
chained_bear commented on the word sausage party
I think this happened on sausage fest some time ago.
chained_bear commented on the word continuous United States
August 24, 2011
chained_bear commented on the word Teutonic plates
chained_bear commented on the word tectonic
Seen here, "Teutonic plates." Love it.
chained_bear commented on the word rush limbaugh
Hey, do you know what the difference is between Rush Limbaugh and the Hindenburg?*waits patiently*
chained_bear commented on the word juddering
*judders citations in ruzuzu's face*Sorry. Don't know what came over me.
chained_bear commented on the word Italian post office
There. No longer an orphan.
August 23, 2011
chained_bear commented on the word coupling
Ah. British. Okay, thanks. Still a hideous, hideous word. I'd sooner watch a soap opera called "Probe."** No I wouldn't.
Me? No, no. You must mean Mrs. Gabaldon.
Isn't (or wasn't) this also the name of an Australian soap opera?
August 22, 2011
*sigh* This is what hurts: in response to the suggestion of a social-only version of Wordnik, which is understandably not in the works: "Even if we could, it would make Wordnik another soulless flat definitions-only site (and the Internet is full-up on those, or was last time I checked)."This is true. But it's kind of already become that, for me. :(
August 17, 2011
chained_bear commented on the word umbrage
Eeew! Dontcry, can you really secrete umbrage?!May I submit that sionnach's comment found itself happily transported via a copy/paste feature, and, like Alice of the Drink Me/Eat Me fame, became larger in the new box?
August 16, 2011
Hi all, I've been away on maternity leave for many moons, and before that, insanely busy at work and home, so I just found this page. I logged in to agree with reesetee's comment, then discovered this whole page... that was three hours ago. (Still busy at work, I guess.) I'm heartened to see the continual striving for improvement here, and to see so many of my creaky old-timer buds from the days of yore. But it's also disheartening to see fifteen new things every time I visit--I hardly recognize the ol' place anymore--and wade through all the comments about things not working right--that's after I even find the comments in the first place... and with the page-load times, usually I just say "screw it" and go over to Facebook or some other place. (Which is getting frickin' boring, might I add.) I do love the dates-on-comments thing. I haven't even poked around enough to see what else I like, though.So... not sure there's anything actionable or even useful here, but I wanted to throw my coupla pennies in. And say Hi. So... Hi!
chained_bear commented on the word cake or death
Very well! Give him... cake!
chained_bear commented on the word penilize
I could've sworn I had a list somewhere of misspellings I saw in actual work documents. Couldn't find it. Anyway, just saw this one.Edit: Ho! Here it is.
chained_bear commented on the user hernesheir
You are a hottie with a naughty body.
June 26, 2011
chained_bear commented on the word edgar
That may well be, hernesheir, but my first thought is of Edgar Hansen. :)
June 2, 2011
chained_bear commented on the list important-concepts-i-learned-from-watching-m-a-s-h
Indeed. As seen here. Schweet.
Dontcry, I remember that scene very well! It isn't the first one I think of, but then there are so many others...
May 23, 2011
chained_bear commented on the list first-lists
zuzu, would that were true.
May 20, 2011
chained_bear commented on the word Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination
As reesetee says, it's just pants! Or... maybe... PANCE.
chained_bear commented on the word fargin
Who remembers Johnny Dangerously? "Did you know your last name is an adverb?"Anyway... Joe Piscopo's character was always calling people fargin iceholes. At one point they show a newspaper quoting him and it's actually spelled that way. I still think this euphemism is better than the actual phrase.
May 14, 2011
chained_bear commented on the word eat what you want day
I've been having "eat what I want day" for... well, going on ten months. I tell you, some whiskey-soaked fufluns en flambé sound pretty fargin good right now.
chained_bear commented on the word svilf
Blahaha!! I forgot all about this.
chained_bear commented on the word proctofoam
I should just mention, again, that as much as I am not looking forward to labor, I know that on the other side of my travail there's Proctofoam. And that makes me feel just a little bit better.
chained_bear commented on the word spraint
See also spraints. Which you'd think, if you're an otter and you're going poo, you'd probably do more than one spraint anyhow. Right? Right?
May 13, 2011
chained_bear commented on the word spraints
See also spraint. Apparently otters can poo just one little bit of poo at a time. What a skill!!
chained_bear commented on the list name-calling-for-fun-and-profit
Ah, now, *that* term belongs on this list! And thank you! It's been a long time since that list (or any of mine, really...) has had any additions. And such a good one. "Buck up your courage-bags, boys!"
May 11, 2011
chained_bear commented on the word sad
So hopelessly behind on comments that I will never, ever catch up and don't have time even to try. Missing my Wordnik buddies. :-(
May 10, 2011
chained_bear commented on the list identify-the-wordienik
It has taken me six days to read this page.Last time I changed my answers at the last minute and got more wrong than if I hadn't changed any. So this time I refused to change any, and look! I am firmly in the middle of the herd.*lends extra tiaras to everyone**dons crash helmet with specially-fitted tiara**fufluns around on a unicycle*P.S. I chose wodge because it is a delightful word that makes me think of peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches. And what bear doesn't love those? But I also chose wodge because this game is too damn hard for small bear-brains and I wanted there to be at least ONE easy (I thought) entry. :)
chained_bear commented on the list •open-list-the-holy-pantheon-of-wtf
Please. Add it!
May 4, 2011
chained_bear commented on the word the rutting delinquent of Wordnik
"Were you looking for the rut delinquent of Wordnik? NO.See comments on horndog.
chained_bear commented on the word lugubrious
He obviously never met my dog. (EIGHT!! Boo-yah!)
May 2, 2011
chained_bear commented on the word compound
I saw the picture of the building. Didn't look like a mansion at all to me, unless you define mansion as just "large building," but in that case, the Empire State Building is a mansion. Is it not. Therefore... *needs fuflun*
*fufluns all around, just because*
chained_bear commented on the list cringeworthy-hair-beauty-salons
"Hair Today" and "Rapunzel's." "Shear Genius," "Shear Magic" and any number of "Shear" whatevers.
April 29, 2011
Spreadsheet's done! Not that my results will be any better than they were last time...bilby -- sinistralblafferty -- hideluggeddontcry -- tear-resistanterinmckean -- calepineriennefbharjo -- harlequinfrindley -- mediævalfrogapplause -- heartstringspluckergangerh -- emordnilaphernesheir -- balsamaceousmollusque -- I wanted to say emordnilap. I'm gonna say od instead, then kick myself later.oroboros -- hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophile. And if it's not, it should be.PossibleUnderscore -- chrestomathicProlagus -- panda. Again, if it's not, it should be. As huggable as any extinct lagomorph could be.pterodactyl -- mortsafereesetee -- presentruzuzu -- slopsellerseanahan -- prodigalsionnach -- boggyWordnicolina -- greenhorn?Wordplayer -- ascian?yarb -- queasy?
April 28, 2011
Oh shit, I never finished my spreadsheet. Wait till I get home tonight!!
April 27, 2011
chained_bear commented on the word Love Will Tear Us Apart party banner
April 23, 2011
chained_bear commented on the list areas-of-responsibility-vis-a-vis-our-progeny
You know, reesetee, I don't think there'll be many changes. Not sure about additions, but I'll keep a list if I come up with any. I think the dearth is because, rather prosaically, we are too exhausted to come up with new ones.
April 21, 2011
chained_bear commented on the list open-list--what-to-name-chained-bears-newest-cub
And one of my friends did say that any name with diacritical marks gets 2 points...
chained_bear commented on the word Dorje
chained_bear commented on the word Mjöllner
My very serious friend comments on this name: "The "j" is pronounced like a "y." Mjöllner was the name of the Hammer of Thor that was imbued with magical powers, not unlike the dorje in the Buddhist tradition. Actually, Dorje is a good name too. Thor used his hammer to smite the ice giants. It has other meanings too...."
chained_bear commented on the word Easter eggs
(psst!! Link please!)
chained_bear commented on the word how to say ghostbusters upon cue of who you gonna call
"We don't have any matching examples for how to say ghostbusters upon cue of who you gonna call, but we're constantly adding material, so please check back soon."
chained_bear commented on the word situations in which the size of one's ass is key
See comments on my list, at right, for an explanation. That is, if you feel you really need one....
chained_bear commented on the list note-to-self--dont-name-your-daughter-this
Ooh! You should pillage from this list and this list. I mean, if you want to. :)
chained_bear commented on the word wordnikstack
Wordniknack is pretty cool.
Seen here. Who knew they were spheres?
reesetee... you forgot Broccolino.
chained_bear commented on the word Epaphroditus Champion
... this was a real person.
I see no vegetable-based names at all on this list. Add away! ;)Edit: I mean... except for Kale.
chained_bear commented on the word Sceotend
According to my friend, this name means "Archer."
chained_bear commented on the word Sceadu
According to my friend, this name means "Shadow." ... Isn't this a better name for a cat?
chained_bear commented on the word Raedan
According to my friend, this name means "Advises."
chained_bear commented on the word Larcwide
According to my friend, this name means "Council." (I wonder if he meant to say "Counsel"?)
chained_bear commented on the word Iuwine
According to my friend, this name means "Friend."
chained_bear commented on the word Isen
According to my friend, this name means "Iron."
chained_bear commented on the word Baby
You know, nobody puts this person in a corner.
chained_bear commented on the word Thaddeus Charles
... for Thaddeus Stevens and Charles Sumner.
chained_bear commented on the word Sarah Angelina
... for the Grimké sisters.
chained_bear commented on the list roman-gladiators
Around :50, I was muttering, "Omigosh omigosh omigosh omigosh..." That's teh alsome, Pro. Thanks!(p.s. apropos of nothing... isn't the Roman one spelled Colosseum?)
April 19, 2011
Wow, really? I actually stopped working on this list because I got grossed/creeped out. But I'm still glad I made it. :)
reesetee, I've spent the last few years developing an immunity to adding words to lists.
chained_bear commented on the word shittle
Discussion/explanation can be seen here.
chained_bear commented on the list selected-terms-from-i-falconer-s-new-universal-dictionary-of-the-marine-i
Yes, I found it hard to stop adding terms! I think you can find this on Google Books if you want more. :)
April 18, 2011
chained_bear commented on the word Iroquoisy
You're probably looking for iroquoisy.
April 14, 2011
chained_bear commented on the word Black Sunday Storm
There's a Woody Guthrie song about that day.
April 6, 2011
Sure, it's expensive till you figure out pounds-per-square-inch. Those greedy bastards had no right! How the hell do they think my tiara looks with all that damn camo around?!
chained_bear commented on the word scanno
Also the town my great-grandmother was born in. :)
chained_bear commented on the list movies-in-my-pants
You know what? You're right.
March 23, 2011
ruzuzu, that's disgusting. Added. :)
chained_bear commented on the word beanbag bullet
If these weren't real, and real disturbing, they ought to be in the Arsenal of Civil Defunse.
March 17, 2011
I'll play, despite my earlier protests, but only if there's no poop-slinging. (bilby...) ;)
chained_bear commented on the user feedback
Hey. Hey. I don't wear dresses unless in extreme duress--like the late months of pregnancy, or someone's damn wedding.Don't call it wordshowers. That feels spiky.
chained_bear commented on the word Angolatitan adamastor
Far as I can tell, this is the 600th word on my Dinosaurs list. :)Newly discovered; this news seen in this article.
chained_bear commented on the word dolsot bulgogi bibimbap
Goddamn, this s#$% is some good-ass s#$%. I haven't had Korean food in way too long. *sniff*
March 10, 2011
chained_bear commented on the word skip
*wonders if Skip dispenses curling tips to his sugar-making buddies*
chained_bear commented on the word Fat Tuesday
Fat Tuesday. Though in my case, I don't see how that's different from any other day.
chained_bear commented on the word revere
I thought it was herdshos.
chained_bear commented on the word Eupharta
chained_bear commented on the word Euphrates
I love this word. However, it always makes me think of a town, Ephrata (pronounced kind of like EFF-erta, though you hardly hear the R at all), near my hometown. And then I always think of this girl at an indoor-guard competition at some huge high school miles and miles away from both Ephrata and my hometown, who misread the sign on the classroom door that was meant for the kids from Ephrata H.S., and said aloud, "Eupharta."
It would also be cool, if there's going to be a formal, if you could let us know ahead of time. It's pure chance I wore a nice dress today. *pouts*P.S. On the bright side, thanks for recognizing my request!
Across the site, in IE8. (I just tried Firefox and it doesn't do it there! Instead, every last blessed comment is in bold type. Grr.)
chained_bear commented on the word fuckwaddery
Seen in the first line of page 2 of this article.
Nice new homepage! However, I'm distraught over a disabled feature that made life on Wordnik worth living. Why can't I right-click and open a window(on a list, comments, another word, etc.) in a new tab? When I do so, I get a tab window saying "unrecognized request formal." The same thing happens when I use the back button. Or reload. Why? Why?Now, I have never been to an unrecognized request formal, but surely it's just like other formals. Right? Surely what I'm wearing today would be appropriate.Also, the new homepage is cool and all... but it takes forever to load on my super-fast work computer with a T1-whatever connection. I shudder to think of the speed at home on my dinosaur computer. :( Is there an option for dinosaur luddites?
chained_bear commented on the word prohibition of death
Seen here, with thanks to Prolagus. :)
March 3, 2011
chained_bear commented on the word laser tits
But laser elbows and laser kneecaps would be way more fun.
March 2, 2011
chained_bear commented on the word a coordinated amphibian attack
Or that Australian eco-horrible film, Cane Toads.
February 24, 2011
chained_bear commented on the word toilet gloves
Just saw this in a document I was editing about the War of 1812. Priceless mental images arose.
hernesheir, tits are not always, or even often, entirely... uhh... symmetrical.I'll leave it at that.
chained_bear commented on the word Brontomerus mcintoshi
With thanks to Prolagus, here is an article about this new (?) "thunder-thighs" dinosaur. I guess I mean "newly discovered species of" rather than "new."
Hm. Paging through a list that's more than 100 words long presents a problem for me at the moment. I'll get the count (e.g. "Words 101 through 200 of 335") but the list that appears is still actually words 1 through 100. Maybe I clicked it wrong. Or maybe it's really showing all 335 and the numbers, not the list, are what's wrong. Signed, Too Lazy to Actually Count 335 Words.
February 14, 2011
chained_bear commented on the word woobie
We also spell this wubby.
chained_bear commented on the word complisult
chained_bear commented on the list glossary-of-wordnikian
I have collected some on my list "Favorite Words that Aren't Really Words." Only, they're not all my coinages. :)I don't feel qualified to add anything to this list, but I will submit that teh alsome got some serious play at one point. I vaguely recall I had some ulterior purpose for inventing hexadodecaroon too. Npydyuan invented nosestickinery, which I love.Would reesetee's "Only on Wordie/Wordnik" list be helpful, at all? If nothing else, it's a hoot to read.
chained_bear commented on the word Sea mink
Fucking capital letters!
February 10, 2011
chained_bear commented on the word neovison macrodon
chained_bear commented on the list prehistoric-and-extinct-mammals-n-stuff
For years, those stores will do that to you. "Would you like a bag for that? Thanks for coming in. I'll most likely kill you in the morning." It's important to have something else going on, like learning to fence.
chained_bear commented on the word muffin man
But do you know the fuflun man? He lives on Dreary Lane. (It's one street over from Drury.)
February 9, 2011
chained_bear commented on the user bilby
I love fuflunderwear. It's soooooo sooooooft and icing-full.
Well, not anymore, of course--habitat destruction. Have you seen a fireswamp lately? I didn't think so.
I don't think so... Neither are Rodents of Unusual Size, though, so you can't really count this as complete.
chained_bear commented on the word insultiment
Seen here, it's an insult dressed up like a compliment. Complementing the apolobuke.
February 4, 2011
chained_bear commented on the word apolobuke
Apology + rebuke. Seen here. Complements the insultiment nicely.
chained_bear commented on the word Moton Museum
This came up in a staff meeting yesterday, not for any particular newsworthiness but because some people from there might be visiting our workplace soon. And today I saw this news online--very iroquoisy!
chained_bear commented on the word iroquoisy
Moton Museum. Seriously.
chained_bear commented on the word confectio damocritis
Damocritis the stuff; Democritus the dude? I don't know. At this point you'll have to ask Stephen Maturin. It seems he took it with his fictional self to his fictional grave.
February 1, 2011
chained_bear commented on the word Kateri Tekakwitha
... Did I say that? I don't even *know* Leonard Cohen.
chained_bear commented on the word gravel in the urine
... One of these things is not like the other.Wait... None of these things is really at all like any of the others.
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chained_bear commented on the list we-have-saints-for-your-complaints
May God and the saints (and the Virgin Mary, as an extra helper) preserve you, sionnach.
chained_bear commented on the list correctly-spelled-words-that-look-like-misspellings-of-other-words
This is a great list idea!
chained_bear commented on the word pencilina
Great. Now I'll spend the rest of the day singing that song from 1776: Pencilinaaaaa, pencilinaaaaa... refuuuuuse to uuuuuuuse ... the pennnnn!
chained_bear commented on the word grape riffle
You were actually looking for grape riffles. No, trust me—you were.
January 28, 2011
chained_bear commented on the word grape riffles
I don't know. Were you looking for grape riffle?
Have you seen this book? Great fun. Not as much as the actual novels, but easier to lug around.
chained_bear commented on the word sal ammoniac
... do you smell something on this page?
chained_bear commented on the word confectio Damocritis
Of all the damn things to be Iroquoisy.
I love the list this is on. What a delightful page.
At last!!! At last, someone made me the perfect list!! Oh please let it be comprehensive, please, please, please...
Yes! Spawn wanted to adopt Drogo as a confirmation name.
chained_bear commented on the word hardware
I've heard it too. I hereby corroborate.
*sings* Thanks, frindley!
January 27, 2011
Why the hell not? Confectio Damocritis to you too.
January 26, 2011
Either that, or it means "same to you." (Making it slightly more useful in everyday conversation, at least with non-Wordnikkers.)
chained_bear commented on the word Aubrey Maturin
Aw, confectio Damocritis to you too. ... That must be what that phrase means. It must mean "fufluns with grape riffles on top." Hm. Learn something every day.
Good. As soon as I figure out what the hell that means, you'll get some.
Would you like your fuflun with grape riffles on top?
chained_bear commented on the word grapeshot
Also, just for fun, see grape riffles.
"Employed in Repairing the Redoubts & Erecting Battries now within reach of the Enemies Grape Riffles grapeshot'>cannons firing grapeshot and wall artillery Pieces."—Anonymous Letter, “Siege of York & Gloucester Virginia,” September 14–October 17, 1781. Housed in the John D. Rockefeller Library, Williamsburg, Virginia.I really would prefer if grape riffles meant a kind of flavored icing used on fufluns.
chained_bear commented on the list medieval-horse-related-words-listed-by-a-non-horse-knowledgeable-person
*tenting fingers* Mwahahahaha...
January 19, 2011
You might try checking out this site for a definition.
chained_bear commented on the word New Amsterdam
See Old New York.
January 17, 2011
chained_bear commented on the word Old New York
milos... Mister Adams, leave me a-LOOOOOOOONE!!
chained_bear commented on the word jenny-ass
If you can't believe it isn't listed, can you believe there's a perfect list for it?
January 11, 2011
chained_bear commented on the list names-for-the-third-stomach-of-a-ruminant
That's what I always say.
chained_bear commented on the list here-i-dreamt-i-was-an-archetype
It's hard not to love a dancing bear.
chained_bear commented on the word skirling
Not me, pterodactyl, though I have heard caterwauling used to describe pipes too. :)
chained_bear commented on the word Istanbul
But now it's Istanbul, not Constantinople.
Why'd they change it?
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