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Comments by inkhorn

  • The world's most sinful dessert.

    January 4, 2007

  • "Contrary to popular belief, not invented by Wikipedia."

    ...or Will Smith

    "Wiki wiki wild wild west"

    December 22, 2006

  • This is odd - this word seems have been added to 17 Wordie lists in the last week, but it is a the bottom of the list, not the top.

    December 20, 2006

  • Vermilion? Pomegranate?

    December 20, 2006

  • No I believe that's snozzberry. As in, "Who's ever heard of a snozzberry!?"

    December 20, 2006

  • Another fun fact:

    Modern English is rooted almost equally in Latin, French and Germanic. The percentages, provided by Oxford Dictionaries, are below:

    Latin, including modern scientific and technical Latin: 28.24%

    French, including Old French and early Anglo-French: 28.3%

    Old and Middle English, Old Norse, and Dutch: 25%

    Greek: 5.32%

    No etymology given: 4.03%

    Derived from proper names: 3.28%

    All other languages contributed less than 1%

    December 20, 2006

  • Fun Fact about English:

    There are somewhere between 450,000 and 600,000 unique words in the various English dictionaries (OED, MW).

    December 20, 2006

  • Then I'd suggest using the French version, which sounds sexier: circonflexe.

    December 19, 2006

  • It's the second stanza from Verdi's 'Dies irae' and a fantastic choral piece, second only to O Fortuna. Have a link. ;)

    December 19, 2006

  • Tilde Accent: jalapeño

    December 19, 2006

  • Umlaut Accent: naïve

    December 19, 2006

  • Circumflex Accent: crêpe

    December 19, 2006

  • Cedilla Accent: façade

    December 19, 2006

  • Grave Accent: vis-à-vis

    December 19, 2006

  • Acute Accent: resumé

    December 19, 2006

  • Breve Accent: măr

    December 19, 2006

  • Didn't know the cedilla was an option. Thanks!

    December 19, 2006

  • Gozer and the Stay Puft Marshmallow man!

    December 19, 2006

  • A &%*$@ Illinois bastard. Wisconsin retort to cheesehead.

    December 19, 2006

  • Your myspace quote/tag seems oddly familiar - where have I heard that headline before?

    December 19, 2006

  • Like your website. Very avant.

    December 19, 2006

  • Quantus tremor est futurus,

    quando iudex est venturus

    cuncta stricte discussurus!

    December 19, 2006

  • Aha! I discovered your secret cache of hyperlinks on del.icio.us! ;)

    December 19, 2006

  • I've never been able to get my tongue around the word vehement, no matter how many times I hear it.

    December 19, 2006

  • I like this list. I even like the URL. Beastly.

    December 19, 2006

  • Just a thought, but it might be interesting to have a page with some Wordie stats. For example,

    - Avg words per Wordie (Total Words/Wordies)

    - Avg words per List (Total Words/Word Lists)

    - Avg unique words per Wordie (Unique Words/Wordies)

    - Avg unique words per List (Unique Words/Word Lists)

    - Overall percentage of unique words (Total Words/Unique Words)

    - Avg number of lists per Wordie (Word Lists/Wordies)

    et cetera...

    December 18, 2006

  • Well, looks like I couldn't find any esplanades or promenades either. However, I did discover this link to the USPS "official" list of street abbreviations.

    December 18, 2006

  • Touché ;)

    December 16, 2006

  • facsimile

    Fak-sim-uh-lee, NOT fax-a-mile.

    December 16, 2006

  • The most fascinating (albeit confusing) subject I have ever studied.

    December 16, 2006

  • What I feel when listening to Bach's BWV 1043 Allegro. Pure radiant bliss.

    December 16, 2006

  • esplanade? promenade?

    December 16, 2006

  • ash? cypress? juniper?

    December 16, 2006

  • How about flaxen?

    December 16, 2006

  • cheese and rice

    December 15, 2006

  • Glad you like. ;) I'll keep looking for more, or if anyone knows of one I missed, let me know.

    December 15, 2006

  • thingummy

    December 15, 2006

  • Here are some more:

    analyzation

    aleve

    internets?

    December 15, 2006

  • There's so much material here for me to make a snarky remark, yet I can't think of a single one.

    December 15, 2006

  • Poe's nepenthe and poison hemlock.

    December 15, 2006

  • opulent?

    December 15, 2006

  • "House (yes, there was a movie, about an evil house) "

    That's so crazy - I ...ahem... downloaded that movie last night because it scared the bejeezus out of me when I was 8.

    December 14, 2006

  • How about "malignant" or "protuberance"?

    December 14, 2006

  • Actually I was referring to the Stroger clan, but now that Daley's running for mayor again, I guess we all have to go through the motions, right?

    December 14, 2006

  • Nice addition John!

    December 14, 2006

  • Um dare I ask what anal-snapping is?

    December 14, 2006

  • If I hear someone say nuk-uh-lir one more time, I'm going to explode.

    December 14, 2006

  • Wasn't there a short story by Philip K Dick like this?

    December 14, 2006

  • Example: "Well, Lois, since you asked, I find this meatloaf rather shallow and pedantic."

    December 14, 2006

  • Would that be the act of catching someone through a window?

    December 14, 2006

  • Wow it's getting hot in here...

    December 14, 2006

  • Ok here's three:

    svelte

    turgid

    virile

    December 14, 2006

  • The primary means of political promotion in Chicago.

    December 14, 2006

  • Actually it was an obscure reference to a Dane Cook tirade. I'll dig deep into my id and find some good ones for ya.

    December 14, 2006

  • Wow, you're adding functionality faster than Google. (no offense wilamette).

    December 14, 2006

  • How about "taste the rainbow"?

    December 14, 2006

  • Wow. If anyone needs a definition of "upbraid", we have an example. ;)

    December 14, 2006

  • To arms! *munching popcorn*

    December 14, 2006

  • How about lugubrious? It sounds like a can of something you spray on a squeaky door hinge...

    December 14, 2006

  • I would rather go down in history as someone who "gained ironic status"...

    December 14, 2006

  • "No problem -- finally prompted me to truncate long words or phrases on the front page, which I've been meaning to do. So thanks :-)"

    My pleasure. If I can help you break your site in any other ways, just let me know. ;)

    December 13, 2006

  • swordfish? whitefish? You might like this if you get stumped: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fish_common_names

    December 13, 2006

  • A portrait of myself.

    December 13, 2006

  • nice! sorry for messing up the main page with my lyrics everyone :)

    December 13, 2006

  • "Let us raise our glasses to the queer old Dean!"

    December 13, 2006

  • A tree toad loved a she-toad who lived up in a tree. He was a two-toed tree toad but a three-toed toad was she. The two-toed tree toad tried to win the three-toed she-toad's heart, for the two-toed tree toad loved the ground that the three-toed tree toad trod. But the two-toed tree toad tried in vain. He couldn't please her whim. From her tree toad bower with her three-toed power the she-toad vetoed him.

    December 13, 2006

  • Zounds, another NPR junkie! I agree, we need some more of the BBC lovin' on this side of the pond.

    December 13, 2006

  • And interestingly, the most productive. ;)

    http://www.creativepro.com/story/news/22997.html?cprose=6-23

    December 13, 2006

  • While I agree, it seems that this battle has already been fought and lost. See #4 at

    http://www.m-w.com/dictionary/parameter.

    December 13, 2006

  • How about leverage or synergy?

    December 12, 2006

  • "..incorporating greater advances than hitherto known in the field of electronics"

    December 12, 2006

  • I think you use it to put together an interocitor?

    December 12, 2006

  • Don't forget about Klordny and good ol' RamaHanuKwanzMas!

    December 12, 2006

  • Good news, everyone! I've taught the toaster to feel love!

    December 12, 2006

  • "wordsmithing part deux"

    ...electric boogaloo?

    December 12, 2006

  • corduroys? capris? lederhosen?

    December 11, 2006

  • knickerbockers?

    December 11, 2006

  • How about good old 'canis meus ardet' - throw that one out at your next Latin slumber party.

    December 9, 2006

  • If Pickford's packers packed a packet of crisps would the packet of crisps that Pickford's packers packed survive for two and a half years?

    How many berries could a bare berry carry, if a bare berry could carry berries? Well they can't carry berries (which could make you very wary) but a bare berry carried is more scary!

    December 8, 2006

  • Best damn word in the English dictionary.

    December 8, 2006

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  • You know, I really think it's similar to the headline of a newspaper seen briefly in Weird Al's "Like a Surgeon" video.

    Time passes.

    I re-watched the video, and the headline looks like "Terrified Housewife Eats Her Own Foot." I must've been thinking of that when I made my myspace quote/tag.

    December 23, 2006

  • Love the user name. I'm adding it my favorite words list.

    December 14, 2006

  • bravo the berry carry 'n pickford packers tongue-twisters ;^)

    December 9, 2006