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goatboy commented on the list songbirds
I don't think that's meant to be the girl's name in the song
February 8, 2008
goatboy commented on the word laura
Laura by The Scissor Sisters
goatboy commented on the word pam
Polythene Pam by The Beatles
goatboy commented on the word rita
Lovely Rita by The Beatles
goatboy commented on the word sadie
Sexy Sadie by The Beatles
goatboy commented on the list fauxlyrical
"Newspaper taxis" is a made up phrase not a made up word
goatboy commented on the word sober tomorrow
A tad unfair, lumping Lenin in with Goebbels
February 6, 2008
goatboy commented on the word the unbearable lightness of bling
A cautionary tale about the flimsiness of cheap jewellery
goatboy commented on the list u-s-and-them
I haven't a clue about Linux as I've never actually heard anyone say it.
No computer geek friends, you see.
Or perhaps no friends at all.
Hmmm...scone is a funny one.
I would pronounce it "sc-oh-n"
But there's a place in Scotland called Scone and it's pronounced "sc -oo- n"
Like how the Americans pronounce tune I guess
You have to be kidding
The Brits pronouce Pakistan. pack-e-stan.
It's going on the list
goatboy commented on the user goatboy
He's such a stalker, Prince
February 5, 2008
goatboy commented on the word phwoar!
An expression of sexual desire.
goatboy commented on the word romp
According to the tabloid newspapers, no one famous ever has sex. The have sex romps.
goatboy commented on the word scorcher
Used by the tabloid press to describe a day or a series of consecutive days when the temperature rises above 25 degrees.
As in: " PHEW WHAT A SCORCHER!"
goatboy commented on the word wacko jacko
The term used by the tabloids for Michael Jackson.
First coined in the 1980s when stories of oxygen tents and pet monkeys began to appear
goatboy commented on the word page three stunner
Obligatory title of topless model featured on page three of several British tabloids.
goatboy commented on the word gotcha!
The Sun newspaper's one word front page headline when the Argentinian ship The General Belgrano was sunk with the loss of 323 lives during the Falklands War.
goatboy commented on the word bonk
A staple word of the British tabloid press.
It's raspberry, thank you
Hmmm did they invent the word?
How do Americans pronounce Pakistan?
February 4, 2008
goatboy commented on the word pugmalion
February 1, 2008
goatboy commented on the word metamorkhosis
Gregor Samsa awoke one morning to find he had been transformed into a na nu na nu alien from the planet Ork
goatboy commented on the word animal fart
Animals exploited for their methane producing abilities overthrow the human owners of the farm but their utopian commune soon disintegrates when the excessively gassy pigs declare themselves "more equal than others" .
goatboy commented on the word beats, shoots, and leaves
Or the serial masturbator strikes again
January 31, 2008
goatboy commented on the word the jog of sex
How to make love on the run
goatboy commented on the word one gay in the life of ivan denisovich
Ivan had never before been attracted to men until one fateful day in the prison camp showers
goatboy commented on the word brick up your ears
Playwright Jo Orton's ill-advised foray into musicals garners withering reviews
goatboy commented on the word three men in a moat
Deja vu spoils everyone's fun on a Victorian boating holiday
Drat.....you only change one word
goatboy commented on the word one day in the life of ivan drago
goatboy commented on the list exclamation-words
January 30, 2008
goatboy commented on the user brusselsprouts
Only one list?
Does that make me more nerdy than you?
Fergie is hip?
goatboy commented on the list hangover
Awww...poor little bs
goatboy commented on the word herb
With a silent "h" in the States
January 29, 2008
goatboy commented on the word hyphy
Invented by rapper Keak Da Sneak to describe someone who is "over-the-top"
"His mother would often tell him he was hyperactive. He would repeat the word "hyper" as "hyphy"."
Now used to describe a music/dance genre associated with the Bay Area hip hop culture.
goatboy commented on the word froperty
From the Tori Amos song "Hungarian Wedding Song"
"All the dead are coming, I heard they'll be dressing,
Something kind of maggoty, rolling with the froperty"
goatboy commented on the word gratifaction
From the same people who gave us supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, the Sherman Brothers.
A combination of gratification and satisfaction.
goatboy commented on the word psychobilly
An interesting one.
I have read that this term was first coined by The Cramps' lead singer Lux Interior to describe the band's sound in 1977.
In 1976, however, Wayne Kemp used the term when he wrote the Johnny Cash song "One Piece at a Time".
goatboy commented on the word reggae
Toot's Hibbert from Toots and the Maytals claims to have come up with the word.
"There's a word we used to use in Jamaica called 'streggae'. If a girl is walking and the guys look at her and say 'Man, she's streggae' it means she don't dress well, she look raggedy. The girls would say that about the men too. This one morning me and my two friends were playing and I said, 'OK man, let's do the reggay.' It was just something that came out of my mouth."
goatboy commented on the word dorsetted
From the song "The Boys Light Up" by Australian Crawl. The word was invented purely to rhyme with corsetted
goatboy commented on the word brompton cocktail
A cocktail of morphine, heroine, cocaine and alcohol given to terminally ill patients to relieve pain.
Named after the Royal Brompton Hospital in London.
Itchycoo is a word I used to use as a kid for a particular type of berry/seed that would cause a severe bout of itching if squished on someone's skin.
Sorry, had a lost weekend so now need to wade through your comments.
Generally, I think we have to make a distinction between sounds and actual made up words that may have actual meanings.
So I'm leaning towards including: supercalifragilisticexpialidocious and fo'shizzle.
goatboy commented on the word abacab
What is it with Phil Collins and made up words?
January 25, 2008
goatboy commented on the word luskus delph
From a Procul Harum song of the same name.
"... a cross between lust and suck and a made-up word for something that people like to do in the evening.."
Or perhaps just a mislabelling in the studio
goatboy commented on the word huuvola
English musician and former lead singer of proto-goth band Bauhaus, Peter Murphy coined this word in the song of the same name.
goatboy commented on the word phunk
As in "Don't Phunk With My Heart" by the Black Eyed Peas
goatboy commented on the word ochrasy
According to Wikipedia, this made up word was the title of a song by Swedish band Mando Diao and describes: "the hours between the end of a gig and sunrise, a bleak, bleary world of late night and bars full of strange characters."
goatboy commented on the word groos
I despise ELO but they did come up with the word "groos" in the song "Don't Bring Me Down"
OK, have now changed this to a strictly song lyric only list
goatboy commented on the word crabalocker
Ha! yes, for the most part, but with a few tangents
goatboy commented on the word delovely
Now I thought this one came courtesy of Dee-Lite in the song "Groove Is In The Heart" but it appears there's also a Cole Porter song called "It's De-Lovely"
goatboy commented on the word sussudio
I can't believe I'm going to quote Phil Collins:
"There's this girl that's been on my mind
All the time, Sussudio oh oh
Now she don't even know my name
But I think she likes me just the same
Sussudio oh oh"
From "I Am the Walrus" by Lennon and McCartney
"Crabalocker fishwife, pornographic priestess,
Boy, you been a naughty girl you let your knickers down."
goatboy commented on the word pompitous
I stand corrected
goatboy commented on the word metromyriams
From "Finnegan's Wake" by James Joyce
goatboy commented on the word yarbles
From " A Clockwork Orange" by Anthony Burgess
From "The Joker" by Steve Miller
"Some people call me the space cowboy, yeah
Some call me the gangster of love
Some people call me maurice
Cause I speak of the pompitous of love"
goatboy commented on the list shindigs
Which is difficult to say when drunk.
And don't forget a right good "knees up"
A blog in the Irish Times newspaper from last October:
"The piece was to plug this weekend’s Shindig, a hooley to mark 10 years of Crash Ensemble business..."
goatboy commented on the word gynotikolobomassophile
January 24, 2008
goatboy commented on the word fandabidozi
Could have been a Christmas Special.
goatboy commented on the word archbishopric
You would have thought they would have said this one out loud a few times first
goatboy commented on the word jactation
Restless tossing says it all really
A hooley is an Irish term meaning party
goatboy commented on the word concubine
Always sounded to me like an agricultural machine for harvesting cucumbers.
goatboy commented on the word arsole
A chemical compound.
"Look at my arsole," said one scientist to another.
goatboy commented on the word masturbatorium
Next door to the vomitorium?
goatboy commented on the word rambutan
Simon Le Bon's first failed attempt at stardom.
goatboy commented on the word flange
Your flange is very impressive
goatboy commented on the word ummagumma
Slang for sex, they say
As featured in the Oscar Wilde classic The Picture of Durian Gray
Now that's what I call kinky
goatboy commented on the word kumquat
Do you always have to sound so flirtatious, you big kumquat tart?
We are very sad people
The one and only!
Or a bash
You can't beat a good hooley
The Krankies' one and only gift to the language
goatboy commented on the word dreich
The only way to describe Scottish weather
goatboy commented on the user koldewyse
For those with narcissistic tendencies, I gift you the word: "autohagiographer" - one who speaks or writes in a smug or self-aggrandising way about their life or accomplishments.
goatboy commented on the word hooligan
The term "hooligan" has a disputed derivation, but it is generally accepted to have begun to appear in London police reports in 1898 in relation to violent street gangs.
Writer, Clarence Rook (1862-1915) wrote a book entitled The Hooligan Nights which was about a young criminal’s story told in his own words.
In this account, Rook wrote: “There was but a few years ago, a man called Patrick Hooligan, who walked to and fro among his fellow men, robbing and occasionally bashing them.�?
goatboy commented on the word nitty-gritty
Of unknown origin although some have suggested that it refers to the 'debris' left in the bottom of a slave ship at the end of a voyage.
goatboy commented on the word quadragintesimal
In forty parts
January 23, 2008
Thank you...and no not that Goatboy!
goatboy commented on the word garibaldi
A biscuit named after an Italian general
goatboy commented on the word orchid
Named after the Greek word orchis meaning testicle.
goatboy commented on the word oose
Scottish word meaning fluff.
Apparently comes from the Scottish word for wool: "oo"
goatboy commented on the list goatboy-s-list
Interesting derivations, obscure or just funny in the mouth words
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brusselsprouts commented on the user goatboy
Went on holiday, got a new job, trying to make some time in my life...how's you?
March 18, 2008
Someone wrote a song about you....:)
I knew you'd like this site....without a doubt it makes you a bigger nerd. But you dress well...so who cares?
*admiring the purple beret*, how very mid 80s.
Pimpmeister! I missed yer arse.
So it's not that Goatboy, does it mean it might be THAT Goatboy instead? :- )
Hiya nerdie wordie.
john commented on the user goatboy
Goatboy, welcome! Thanks for the definitions, they're great.
If you're Giles, I hope Wordie isn't Wescac ;-)
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