fbharjo has adopted , looked up 38520 words, created 543 lists, listed 39334 words, written 5923 comments, added 97 tags, and loved 253 words.

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  • Complements abstract

    May 29, 2017

  • less than zest

    May 28, 2017

  • be yon der

    May 28, 2017

  • too close for comfort? Tiffany, Louis Comfort! Southern Comfort?

    May 26, 2017

  • a word to get wound up in (and blown away) and see where you wind up?

    May 26, 2017

  • Quelle ramage!

    April 26, 2017

  • flow, flower, flour

    April 24, 2017

  • Not hinging upon!

    April 19, 2017

  • Dutch tulip inflation and speculation

    April 19, 2017

  • How do you maps spam?

    April 14, 2017

  • as opposed to ordeal.

    February 9, 2017

  • Of shady origins and cast in the shadows of uncertainty

    January 17, 2017

  • With verve........

    December 31, 2016

  • pine or pine tree in Chinese

    December 11, 2016

  • to be set 'on edge' (attuned ,if you will) as any good story or song will do.

    December 9, 2016

  • to separate, distinguish - certain and cern - as in discern - are closely related. another closely related word is 'crisis'. all three words are derived from the indo-european root krei-


    December 9, 2016

  • ...a cheap twill (tweeter)???

    November 23, 2016

  • a valid description of trump.

    November 23, 2016

  • caring for technology - maintaining links in good relationship

    November 10, 2016

  • see wonen also

    October 12, 2016

  • Wring, wrang, wrung, wrong?

    June 16, 2016

  • adds a new meaning to char coiled??

    June 3, 2016

  • foraging for metaphors - looking for straws.

    May 31, 2016

  • Is a scout a 'shooter of words' in the metaphorest? (see entry from IE roots below)

    skeud-
    To shoot, chase, throw.
    Derivatives include shoot, shut, and scuttle.1

    shoot, from Old English scēotan, to shoot, from Germanic *skeutan, to shoot.
    shot1, from Old English sceot, scot, shooting, a shot;
    schuss, from Old High German scuz, shooting, a shot;
    scot, scot and lot, from Old Norse skot and Old French escot, contribution, tax (< "money thrown down");
    wainscot, from Middle Dutch sc(h)ot, crossbar, wooden partition. a-d all from Germanic *skutaz, shooting, shot.
    shut, from Old English scyttan, to shut (by pushing a crossbar), probably from Germanic *skutjan.
    shuttle, from Old English scytel, a dart, missile, from Germanic *skutilaz.
    sheet2, from Old English scēata, corner of a sail;
    sheet1, from Old English scēte, piece of cloth. Both a and b from Germanic *skautjōn‑.
    scout2, from a Scandinavian source akin to Old Norse skūta, mockery (< "shooting of words");
    shout, from Old Norse skūta, a taunt. Both a and b from Germanic *skut‑.

    Pokorny 2. (s)keud‑ 955.

    - <i>American Heritage Dictionary of Indo-European Roots</i>

    February 29, 2016

  • an inbound path?

    February 26, 2016

  • a crinoid is also called a feather-star!

    February 23, 2016

  • fluff?

    February 23, 2016

  • Is there a corresponding concept for data grace- a process that separates intelligence from information. Here intelligence is information that makes a difference. (I was tempted to say 'matters', but refrained). Gregory Bateson wrote about the concept of intellegence and information in "Mind and Nature",

    Data grace would have the properties of light as opposed properties of gravity.

    February 23, 2016

  • added dimensions - a place to get your kicks and a route to Lost Angleless

    February 20, 2016


  • *singing*.... Get back Get back to where the jet black jetbacks belong

    February 19, 2016

  • usually done in a group of two - pair of grin (peregrine)

    February 18, 2016

  • jabberwocky

    February 13, 2016

  • jobberywacky

    February 13, 2016

  • the SPAM cinehumor aludes me

    February 12, 2016

  • ...A long time ago in a galaxy far (fair), far (fare) (affair ways) away....

    January 30, 2016

  • occasional things bumped into when ones eyes are closed?

    January 30, 2016

  • blunder

    January 30, 2016

  • blundersome

    January 30, 2016

  • rarele?..rarene?...rarere?, rarese? Where is your setting?

    January 30, 2016

  • an anagram of circumference

    January 27, 2016

  • mercuric fence

    January 27, 2016

  • a fractal like pi(e)!
    a mercuric fence

    No one can measure the exact distance around the crust of a pie. The smaller the measure the greater the circumference of the pie. If you used a nano measure the distance around the crust of the pie would approach infinity! And as Annie Dillard said: "Infinity is too small to find!"

    A anagram of 'circumference' is 'mercuric fence'

    January 27, 2016

  • Why isn't a cakewalk called a picumference? Who would be pie-faced then?

    January 27, 2016

  • What if one loses track of tack? Would that be a tacky situation? Would it be a task hard to tackle? (Did you grasp tack?)

    What type of tack would you use on a tackey horse? If the tack wasn't to the tackey's liking would the horse become techy?

    January 27, 2016

  • duckling

    January 26, 2016

  • If utopia means 'no place' in Latin, then snowtopia means 'snow place'

    January 26, 2016

  • I haves always just called them crinoids.

    January 25, 2016

  • myst'ry - a word on Garm 's one list

    January 20, 2016

  • No Garm, no fowl?

    January 20, 2016

  • myghty - obsolete spelling of mighty
    myrkky - Finnish word meaning poison


    January 20, 2016

  • hymn cyst myth jynx sync lynx gwyn rhythm synthy are some fairly common ones not on the list.

    January 20, 2016

  • The Leaden Echo and The Golden Echo - Gerard Manley Hopkins

    January 17, 2016

  • Is there such a vessel as a hahanap or is that too remote (moat) a possibility?

    January 16, 2016

  • Would the word for spin-wet be spindrift?

    January 11, 2016

  • fleeting, unholdable, dashing, flighty

    January 8, 2016

  • fuguescent??

    January 8, 2016

  • a very English word - Albion (Albio in Celtic and Alba in Gaelic)

    January 8, 2016

  • present present - no whoas (woes)?

    January 8, 2016

  • watershed

    January 8, 2016

  • mere

    December 29, 2015

  • (pro)taigle - a professional tarrier

    December 17, 2015

  • spe - a view of the future

    December 16, 2015

  • What a wrinkle!

    December 16, 2015

  • Kept a lid on it (id)?

    December 14, 2015

  • eternal

    December 12, 2015

  • a goatstole(s)cape to another universe.

    December 12, 2015

  • as opposed to Leslessism?

    December 11, 2015

  • a solid liquid

    December 10, 2015

  • liquidid

    December 10, 2015

  • EL ...... Eyelash

    December 9, 2015

  • Cap...calm and peaceful

    December 9, 2015

  • Hashfit - just right or leftout?

    December 9, 2015

  • From which a fellowrose

    December 9, 2015

  • No hang ups ?

    December 9, 2015

  • soulevram ylmpls soulevram!

    December 4, 2015

  • partyllis!!!


    December 4, 2015

  • soda popportunity

    December 2, 2015

  • Æesopportunity

    December 2, 2015

  • over-the-topportunity

    December 2, 2015

  • o'ertopportunity   o'ertop

    December 2, 2015

  • behind the scenes (seens)

    December 2, 2015

  • megaflopportunity

    December 2, 2015

  • bebopportunity

    December 2, 2015

  • spenthouse

    December 2, 2015

  • rooftopportunity

    December 2, 2015

  • lief

    December 1, 2015

  • katabatic

    December 1, 2015

  • ...a plains wind????

    December 1, 2015

  • parabatic anabatic

    December 1, 2015

  • Reap what you sow?!

    December 1, 2015

  • cropportunity

    December 1, 2015

  • chopportunity

    December 1, 2015

  • Bractsome! What' a layover ( under wonder)!

    December 1, 2015

  • balderdash

    November 25, 2015

  • news bulletin

    November 25, 2015

  • No matter how you all!!

    November 25, 2015

  • quercitrin - bitter style??

    November 23, 2015

  • whiskey fashion?

    November 23, 2015

  • ....a latter day gym set (suit) - ad nauseam

    November 23, 2015

  • center or navel of the world ?

    the 'x' was pronounced as the 's' in English in 'vision'.

    alternatively: 'moon navel'. I wonder if there was a vision of the meteorite collision near the Yucatan that inspired the name. Many Native American mythologies relate emerging into the present time through a navel like path??

    November 21, 2015

  • waterdog? mole lizard

    November 21, 2015

  • a dukefullfill

    November 21, 2015

  • blues-sense blu-essens(c)e

    November 19, 2015

  • Have a bite?

    November 19, 2015

  • whole-grain gained and piecemealed

    November 19, 2015

  • Have a taste!

    November 19, 2015

  • bitpiecemeal

    November 19, 2015

  • filigree

    November 19, 2015

  • filmic

    November 19, 2015

  • metaphor

    November 19, 2015

  • metaphor

    November 19, 2015

  • screw

    November 19, 2015

  • as opposed to handsome

    November 18, 2015

  • surfeit

    November 18, 2015

  • ...as in Eifel???

    November 18, 2015

  • as opposed to fulfill

    November 18, 2015

  • Would that be unpretentious? (to no accord?)

    October 17, 2015

  • If bubbbble is even, it ends in a tie and the bubble survives: if the bubbble is odd, it breaks the tie, the bubbbbble is burst and spaaaaace is chaos. Go figure the odds!

    October 17, 2015

  • .......or 'ad lib' in the library, but it is not required.

    October 16, 2015

  • .....or you may talk in the parlor.

    October 16, 2015

  • I am on the bubbbble about this!

    October 16, 2015

  • chocolate nonesuch

    September 7, 2015

  • What a epic pity!

    August 26, 2015

  • There are no parallels.

    August 26, 2015

  • rhombient

    August 26, 2015

  • Thrown under the rhombus

    August 26, 2015

  • another name for hashtag.

    August 26, 2015

  • Century Dictionary definition is that of Samuel Johnson

    June 24, 2015

  • I cotton sloe gin. It has a nice spinosa (and taste). It is plum good!

    June 18, 2015

  • chirm

    June 7, 2015

  • as in .........damage?....pitisome? pitiall?

    May 28, 2015

  • another name for skipjack

    May 21, 2015

  • Thanks slumry, TankHughes and qms for the additions

    May 21, 2015

  • A flirt

    May 18, 2015

  • only a pie is just a pie and is not a pie in the sky pie.

    May 18, 2015

  • Is it vagarity?

    May 18, 2015

  • steering a canoe?! canoe maneuver!

    May 18, 2015

  • Is kayaktivist related to canoevery?

    May 18, 2015

  • I can justipie it!

    May 18, 2015

  • fated

    May 12, 2015

  • to ride through on horseback

    April 28, 2015

  • soother

    April 28, 2015

  • Tuberiferously grilled!

    April 26, 2015

  • This could be deadly?!

    April 26, 2015

  • A mere glim

    April 26, 2015

  • 'following the brush' jotting down one's thoughts

    April 25, 2015

  • gather-a-round? How's that ring?

    March 27, 2015

  • sockdolager rhymes with stager. Isn't that exceptional?

    March 22, 2015

  • I wager there are more rhymes with stager

    March 22, 2015

  • edgely patterned!

    March 21, 2015

  • It is an adverb, isn't it?

    March 21, 2015

  • is it hue scope or hues cope? (or both/and/and.....)

    March 21, 2015

  • you are wellcome, biocon!

    March 21, 2015

  • alquerque

    March 11, 2015

  • a true seraph!

    March 11, 2015

  • Drives one batty!

    March 11, 2015

  • Makes one nomber  somber, for sure?!

    March 8, 2015

  • RE: morse (code)!?

    March 8, 2015

  • It takes an age to tap in?!

    March 8, 2015

  • Makes me into a sinner center sinner for sure!

    March 8, 2015

  • You are fine. You're vendiest! Have fun! You are not trying to control!

    February 26, 2015

  • This is wild(i)er!

    February 26, 2015

  • qtn - semitic root for cotton - make fine: I cotton to it

    February 24, 2015

  • winged: spirituel: smart: mosso: tosto

    February 23, 2015

  • agile: nimble: fleet: snappish: snappy: volant

    February 23, 2015

  • All roads lead to roam!

    February 19, 2015

  • wondersome, wonderful

    February 18, 2015

  • A peregrine's tasks.

    February 18, 2015

  • The sum of wonder is somehow infinite! Isn't that wonder full? Wondersome (sum)?

    February 18, 2015

  • 'rowing about' with no particular direction.

    February 6, 2015

  • It may have parallel roots to the Gothic 'merjan' - 'to proclaim', but I suspect that it is a false cognate.I declare!

    February 6, 2015

  • cardigan or welsh?

    February 6, 2015

  • a measure between quality and quantity. It requires a certain calmity to reach. It is immramatic and comes from 'rowing about'. The smaller the measure the closer to infinity it is. "Infinity is to small to find" - Annie Dillard

    February 6, 2015

  • bread, egg, cream, butter, jam, fish, scallop, flounder, carp, duck, hare, junket..................I agree neat list!

    January 23, 2015

  • Nahuatl - tanager literally gorgeous bird

    January 3, 2015

  • emp(t)yreal..?

    November 28, 2014

  • a sine (sign) of the vines (times)?

    November 26, 2014

  • 'sun dagger' site at Chaco Canyon

    November 25, 2014

  • raisin-shaped? sinuate

    November 25, 2014

  • hot kissing?

    November 25, 2014

  • flounder, fluke, wolf, sponge, buck, perch, shrimp, buffalo, pout (catfish), beaver, scallop, ruff, duck, bear, snipe, ferret, lark, clam, carp, crab, skate, sole, cadge (as in hawk??), snail, cricket, stag, scry, pooch, buckram -two animal verb?, beetle, crawfish, grub, zoon

    November 24, 2014

  • .....And these active pensioners enjoy the kismetaphoresthomerun 0k race....(Of course the race is fated to be rigged???)

    November 20, 2014

  • happenings woods

    November 20, 2014

  • dapple, mottle, public eye, play up ?????

    November 18, 2014

  • I would be frozen and scared stiff if I saw an ice wave - I('d) scream??

    November 18, 2014

  • How many cubed cubits are in an elbow room?

    November 18, 2014

  • eln - Old English measure- length from middle fingertip to elbow.

    November 18, 2014

  • Hopi - Pleiades constellation

    November 16, 2014

  • threading the needle with perfection - Rosetta

    November 14, 2014

  • What do you C?

    November 13, 2014

  • comettrail comet-rail

    November 13, 2014

  • Quite a comet's tail! (tale?) cometscape

    November 13, 2014

  • the great escapescrapescaper

    November 13, 2014

  • see cometscape and cometscrape

    November 13, 2014

  • see cometscape. Is there no escaping rosetta??

    November 13, 2014

  • cometscrape is what will occur if one of rosetta's hooks comes loose

    November 13, 2014

  • Urphänomen - archetypal phenomenon (from Goethe's 'Theory of Colors')

    November 9, 2014

  • If it were a water spider would it splish splash

    November 4, 2014

  • 'stucknaut' is perhaps better though it has a sense of someone not knowing things are changing.

    November 4, 2014

  • aneroid has a very dry humor

    October 29, 2014

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  • That makes sense....however, you also go *against* the flow and there's great profit in that. So many Wordies fit that blessed category and it's what melded us all together in the early days One of the most important benefits, REALLY, for me, was the realization that I hardly matched the aggrandized self-image I had about my own language 'genius' I'd attributed to myself; I've been humbled and I'm grateful for it..

    November 25, 2013

  • fb - you're pretty damn prolific! :o) I'll police these up in due time. Thanks. Some of your suggestions are, for me, more esoteric/obscure to rate inclusion (e.g., 'po') but, just so you know, I'm admiring your erudition.

    November 25, 2013

  • AH!! Broke the code and found the comment box. Thanks,, fjharjo for all your suggestions for my words-within-words list.. I had no doubt that I'd strike a Wordie between the eyes and I added most of your suggestions. Part of my not opening the list up to everybody was my private quest to search out appropriate words during those sleepless hours in the night to give the mind-maw something to do until falling back into slumberland.. Again, thanks, Wordie-amigo! :o)

    November 23, 2013

  • I haven't read Crazy Brave yet--but I'll be borrowing a copy soon. Have you heard her perform? I love that she had a band called Poetic Justice.

    April 16, 2013

  • Did you know that Joy Harjo plays saxophone? Apparently her grandmother did, too.

    April 15, 2013

  • Thanks for helping me with my furrows.

    July 9, 2012

  • I am a new user and it took me a while to find this box where I can reply to your comment.

    I do upload a lot of words but the quoted number is a mistake. I did upload a huge file with over 25000 terms but as it didn't work out well (the file uploaded but remained uneditable and undeleteable) I had to ask Erin to delete it for me. The deletion did not reflect in the count, though. I have the impression that Wordnik is a great idea but there are too many bugs and inconveniences here still. The coding team is either too small or not competent enough. E.g. Why can't I reply to your comments directly? Why did I have to search for hours for this very commetn box?

    May 22, 2012

  • First palindromic phrase I've seen using google. :o)

    December 1, 2011

  • You seem to have mentioned New Mexico several times recently. Do you live there?

    July 3, 2011

  • Thanks for adding mackerel-breeze. I liked it so much that I started a mackerel list.

    June 3, 2011

  • Thank you for your help--specifically with the specifically list, but also in general.

    March 10, 2011

  • Thank you for your liminal words list, which I found when I looked up extranoematic for my newest poem. I promptly made off with strand, peridrome and snowbroth for the same poem.

    February 20, 2011

  • Thanks for listing heterodyne in with my waves--Wordplayer was looking for it over on the lost for word list, and when I went to add it to my waves list, it was already there. Cool.

    February 17, 2011

  • Thanks for adding to my "Zillions of Illions list!

    January 12, 2011

  • Oops, I thought I did. Probably forgot to hit the "go" button.

    December 27, 2010

  • Many thanks for your contributions to the Palynology list.

    December 26, 2010

  • Yesterday a friend of mine invited me to attend a lecture at the public library about changes in U.S. law after the Standing Bear trial. My friend lives in Moscow now, but she's visiting for Thanksgiving, etc. At one point the lecturer mentioned Guwisguwi (by his other name). I had one of those moments where I tried to figure out how to explain to my friend how libraries and Russia and Guwisguwi related to this site, but then I decided I'd just wait to write it out here.

    December 2, 2010

  • Thanks so much for your additions to my list of "greens"!

    November 13, 2010

  • *waves hello* Thanks for the info--I remember picking up a brochure when I was down there. It looks delightful.

    October 25, 2010

  • I'm a bit ashamed to admit that I know exactly which one it was. You commented on it, actually--it's on my wave list.

    October 21, 2010

  • Very nice--I'm honored I could be part of it.

    October 6, 2010

  • The word was messuage on your list 'There ought to be a law'. To fracture a famous saying by Marshall McLuhan a bit ' The medium is in the messuage." - messuage is a legal term for a dwelling and its adjacent property and buildings

    October 6, 2010

  • Congratulations! Do you remember which word was number 20,000?

    October 6, 2010

  • Revolving... that's cool. I remember that most of the rocks on Sandia Peak had seashells in them.

    September 28, 2010

  • Yes. Crow knows.

    September 26, 2010

  • I came to kairos by way of Madeleine "not Proust's involuntary memory" L'Engle. I think of it when I read (reed) about situation awareness, and I thought of it when I read (red) Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.

    At this moment (since yesterday), a trigger for me is the word sneaked (or snuck). The first story is about sneaking out of my great aunt's house in the suburbs of Detroit early one morning for a sentimental journey downtown, the second story is about sneaking out of my best friend's aunt's house in Rio Rancho for a mapless predawn hike along a creek to catch the sunrise from warm springs near Jemez.

    Greek... sneak... creek... Creek?

    September 26, 2010

  • I came to your profile to find a list appropriate for the word intertex, but I got distracted by "pka Cheparnee" (and Coofor, and Tiguex, and Kuaua).

    September 25, 2010

  • You have a soul mate.

    September 17, 2010

  • "fbharjo has added 219 lists containing 18,852 words, 2,378 comments, 87 tags, 134 favorites, and 0 pronunciations."

    September 5, 2010

  • Mad for hopping, eh? Glad you're having fun. :-)

    August 12, 2010

  • Whey cool list!

    July 28, 2010

  • Well, golly. It would seem that there's a list in the works with all of these Galena-inspired words.

    July 27, 2010

  • I keep trying to think of steak-raising cowboy puns, but nothing is coming to me....

    July 21, 2010

  • You keep raising the stakes!

    July 10, 2010

  • I love that you set up camp over on my list. Thank you!

    July 10, 2010

  • What delightful "bell" words! I've added the adjectives to my list of adjectival arcana.

    July 8, 2010

  • Hi, 'jo. I haven't forgotten the 'closed STFairies' like 'run dry run'. They do feature on the new Sweet Tooth Fairy website I'm now building. I'm calling them 'Dead End ST Fairies'.

    July 5, 2010

  • Thanks! I was inspired by chained_bear and hernesheir.

    May 18, 2010

  • I often claim that I'm like a crow - it's hard for me to walk anywhere without stopping to investigate shiny objects on the sidewalk (I used to come home with rocks and coins and bits of broken glass in my pockets).

    May 17, 2010

  • I hadn't remembered until I looked her up again. What an interesting family tree you have. It's funny - WWII and the rise of the Iron Curtain actually obscured half of mine (my mother's mother and aunts were as silent about certain things as the giant oak with the sister trunks (sisterly mythstories)).

    May 16, 2010

  • Sorry - I didn't actually mean to delete my comment about peregrine falcons and mosaic thunderbirds and aunties and oak trees....

    I'll replace it with this: I've been to the small town in central Missouri where Winston Churchill gave his "Iron Curtain" speech. It is now the site of a church which was designed by Christopher Wren, gutted during the Blitz, and rebuilt at Westminster College as a memorial. It also has a large section of the Berlin Wall which is part of a memorial designed by Churchill's granddaughter.

    May 15, 2010

  • Hm. That means the writer Joy Harjo has a name which is delightfully redundant.

    May 15, 2010

  • Thanks! By the way, I keep meaning to ask you about Guwisguwi - is it possible that you were born in Turkeytown, Alabama, in 1790?

    May 15, 2010

  • You amuse me.

    May 14, 2010

  • Thanks for the note fbharjo. I didn't sea waterer on the list at first. Yes, I'll keep trying as -erer is one of favorite tack-ons.

    May 1, 2010

  • I enjoy many areas of your wordplay. Please see my profile and see if some of those areas interest you.

    April 30, 2010

  • I've been to Four Corners! I put one of my limbs in each of the four states at the same time and then reassembled myself, ta-daa!

    Thank you for the link. I have a weakness for agate, actually for any striated or patterned stone. But I did not see any specific mention of hinges.

    March 15, 2010

  • Your comment from before "don't forget short closure sweet tooth fairies such as run dry run. there is a separate list of them"

    I haven't forgotten 'jo. My apologies, just overlooked them at the time. I will shortly add a page to w.t-i-s-t-f.c linking to your list.

    Thought I might call them 'clenched teeth fairies'.

    Hah!

    February 22, 2010

  • Thanks for your interest in my World of Corn list!

    February 12, 2010

  • Kudos for your anonymous celebrity in being the source material for the Boston Globe's "The Word" today.

    January 25, 2010