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  • Uber in the Andes.

    April 27, 2018

  • Nice!

    April 27, 2018

  • kakapo

    April 27, 2018

  • A traditional Peruvian term for a high-pitched pack animal used for transport to mountain pharmacies.

    April 27, 2018

  • Smorgasbugaboo.

    April 27, 2018

  • See dress suit.

    April 27, 2018

  • n. A llama that is tall.

    April 27, 2018

  • n. A llama that is small.

    April 27, 2018

  • a suit worn for full dress — compare evening dress.

    April 27, 2018

  • noun. Fear of buffets. From Frasier Season 4 Episode 15.

    April 27, 2018

  • https://www.vox.com/first-person/2018/4/26/17284930/high-school-dress-codes-lizzy-martinez-bracott

    Martinez’s is not the first unjust dress code enforcement to go viral. In 2016, Helena, Montana, high school student Kaitlyn Juvik was chastised by administrators for going braless, and she too organized protests (in that case, 300 of her female classmates came to school braless). And last October, Annie Concannon of Cincinnati, Ohio, was “dress-coded” for wearing a crop top. Concannon had paired the shirt with high-waisted jeans and wasn’t exposing her midriff.

    April 26, 2018

  • https://www.vox.com/first-person/2018/4/26/17284930/high-school-dress-codes-lizzy-martinez-bracott

    Martinez then tweeted about the incident: “I decided not to wear a bra today and got pulled out of class because one of my teachers claimed it was ‘a distraction to boys in my class,’” she wrote. After her tweet went viral, Martinez called for a national “bracott.” On April 16, female students across the country clipped their bras to their backpacks instead of wearing them, and male students wore Band-Aids in an “X” shape on their shirts.

    April 26, 2018

  • The lumberjack loved his new mannequin

    And, oh, what a noisy shenanigan!

    The ecstatic cries

    And heartbreaking sighs

    That shivered the walls of his wanigan!

    April 26, 2018

  • I usually find that one person pursuing me is sufficient.

    April 26, 2018

  • Cherry Blossom viewing

    - from Japan

    April 26, 2018

  • (chorus)

    Do you come from a land down under?

    Where women glow and men plunder?

    Can't you hear, can't you hear tufthunter?

    You better run, you better take cover

    April 26, 2018

  • https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2017/05/08/what-kek-explaining-alt-right-deity-behind-their-meme-magic

    Kek, in the alt-right’s telling, is the “deity” of the semi-ironic “religion” the white nationalist movement has created for itself online – partly for amusement, as a way to troll liberals and self-righteous conservatives both, and to make a kind of political point. He is a god of chaos and darkness, with the head of a frog, the source of their memetic “magic,” to whom the alt-right and Donald Trump owe their success, according to their own explanations.

    April 25, 2018

  • https://globalnews.ca/news/4166830/toronto-van-attack-what-is-incel/

    Other popular terms used by incels include “normies” or normal people; and “femoid,” a term that blends female with humanoid and implies they don’t view women as entirely human, but rather androids who only want to have sex with Chads.

    April 25, 2018

  • https://www.vox.com/world/2018/4/25/17277496/incel-toronto-attack-alek-minassian

    But many incels have a much more sinister, and specific, worldview — one that the Southern Poverty Law Center sees as part of a dangerous trend toward male radicalization online. These incels post obsessively about so-called “Chads,” meaning sexually successful and attractive men, and “Stacys,” attractive, promiscuous women who sleep with the Chads. Both are positioned as unattainable: The Chad is the masculine ideal, one incel men cannot emulate for reasons of poor genetics, while the Stacy is whom every incel man wants to sleep with but cannot because they aren’t a Chad.

    April 25, 2018

  • https://www.vox.com/world/2018/4/25/17277496/incel-toronto-attack-alek-minassian

    But many incels have a much more sinister, and specific, worldview — one that the Southern Poverty Law Center sees as part of a dangerous trend toward male radicalization online. These incels post obsessively about so-called “Chads,” meaning sexually successful and attractive men, and “Stacys,” attractive, promiscuous women who sleep with the Chads. Both are positioned as unattainable: The Chad is the masculine ideal, one incel men cannot emulate for reasons of poor genetics, while the Stacy is whom every incel man wants to sleep with but cannot because they aren’t a Chad.

    April 25, 2018

  • “Dysmanuate” is a verb. It means to hand an object to someone who is in no position to take hold of it. Example: “As I was working on the watch repair, Laurel tried to dysmanuate me with a crying baby.”

    April 25, 2018

  • The study of flatulence,according to Science Friday's tweet. Apr 25 2018

    April 25, 2018

  • Can also be used as a verb, which means "to work as a barista".

    April 25, 2018

  • Google and I got that allusion and enjoyed a very amusing Youtube video.

    April 25, 2018

  • Their scorn could hardly be blunter

    But insults or slights don’t affront her,

    A compliant tool

    Too ready to snool,

    And formerly known as tufthunter.

    April 25, 2018

  • Looks very Fwench but it is geek.

    April 25, 2018

  • I had no idea there were South American 'ostriches'.

    April 25, 2018

  • I'd quit the waiting and walk 500 miles. And 500 more. Worked for The Proclaimers.

    April 25, 2018

  • This is a problem in that groupie does not rhyme with toady. Can we suppose an especially abject roadie?

    The measure of my knowledge of the culture of rock is probably a negative value. I am going to have to do some original thinking, unless of course the persuasive power of my application of roadie in this limerick has such influence that the common understanding of the word is changed. How long should I wait?

    April 25, 2018

  • I think you're confusing roadie with groupie.

    April 25, 2018

  • Note that no cultures are known to have spirit vending machines. Just saying ;-)

    April 25, 2018

  • The ancient concept of animal guides, particularly prominent in some indigenous, especially Native American, religions and cultures, was adopted in Pagan and Wiccan spirituality in the 1990s. In these contexts, spirit animals are meant literally, referring to spiritual guides or totems that take the form of animals.

    April 25, 2018

  • Their scorn could hardly be blunter

    But insults or slights don’t affront her.

    In rock she’s a “roadie,”

    More generally - “toady,”

    And formerly known as tufthunter.

    Michael Quinion has an excellent discussion of this word at

    http://www.worldwidewords.org/weirdwords/ww-tuf2.htm

    April 25, 2018

  • Goto monotwist.

    A Rubik's cube transformation that twists 2 corner pieces.

    April 25, 2018

  • "They were foot ballers from all over the state, had their come downs in Adelaide"

    - Spotted in an Objectivity video, so I assume it's real Australianese for 'come down for a visit'.

    watch?v=FtEQuM7JmdI


    On Twitter, it seems to refer to withdrawal symptoms from caffeine or some substance.



    April 25, 2018

  • https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/suspect-in-deadly-toronto-van-rampage-to-face-court-hearing-as-motive-for-attack-remains-unclear/2018/04/24/ef9aa956-474e-11e8-8082-105a446d19b8_story.html

    Rodger, who died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after the 2014 attack, left behind an extensive digital history, including a YouTube video in which he vowed a “day of retribution” against the women who had sexually rejected him. Rodger’s online history indicated he may have identified himself as an “incel,” or an involuntary celibate, and of the anti-feminist “manosphere.”

    April 24, 2018

  • Missed opportunity to call it a "hulsar".

    April 24, 2018

  • Think of Alton Brown and you'll know what a Thyme Lord is.

    April 24, 2018

  • Basically, it's what Adam Conover does.

    April 24, 2018

  • The citation network tells us how ideas are related; visual representations tell us how ideas are communicated. Figures from related groups, authors, and fields share a ‘DNA’ that can reveal how information is conveyed.

    We adopt the term viziometrics to describe this line of research to convey the shared goals with bibliometrics and scientometrics. As with bibliometrics, viziometrics uses citations to measure impact, but focuses on relating impact to the patterns of figure use. We analyze theses patterns within the papers (specifically, the distribution of various figure types) in order to understand how they may be used to more effectively communicate ideas. We have two overarching goals . . . First, we seek to build new tools and services based on the visual information in the literature to help researchers find results more efficiently. . . . Second, can the patterns of figure use inform new best practices for scientific communication, especially outside of the authors’ own discipline?

    Po-Shen Lee, Jevin D. West & Bill Howe, Viziometrics: Analyzing Visual Information in the Scientific Literature, IEEE Transactions in Big Data, Vol. 4, No. 1 (March 1, 2018)

    April 24, 2018

  • Worship of devils; worship of the Devil.

    April 24, 2018

  • The citation network tells us how ideas are related; visual representations tell us how ideas are communicated. Figures from related groups, authors, and fields share a ‘DNA’ that can reveal how information is conveyed.

    We adopt the term viziometrics to describe this line of research to convey the shared goals with bibliometrics and scientometrics. As with bibliometrics, viziometrics uses citations to measure impact, but focuses on relating impact to the patterns of figure use. We analyze theses patterns within the papers (specifically, the distribution of various figure types) in order to understand how they may be used to more effectively communicate ideas. We have two overarching goals . . . First, we seek to build new tools and services based on the visual information in the literature to help researchers find results more efficiently. . . . Second, can the patterns of figure use inform new best practices for scientific communication, especially outside of the authors’ own discipline?

    Po-Shen Lee, Jevin D. West & Bill Howe, Viziometrics: Analyzing Visual Information in the Scientific Literature, IEEE Transactions in Big Data, Vol. 4, No. 1 (March 1, 2018)

    April 24, 2018

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    April 24, 2018

  • The citation network tells us how ideas are related; visual representations tell us how ideas are communicated. Figures from related groups, authors, and fields share a ‘DNA’ that can reveal how information is conveyed.

    We adopt the term viziometrics to describe this line of research to convey the shared goals with bibliometrics and scientometrics. As with bibliometrics, viziometrics uses citations to measure impact, but focuses on relating impact to the patterns of figure use. We analyze theses patterns within the papers (specifically, the distribution of various figure types) in order to understand how they may be used to more effectively communicate ideas. We have two overarching goals . . . First, we seek to build new tools and services based on the visual information in the literature to help researchers find results more efficiently. . . . Second, can the patterns of figure use inform new best practices for scientific communication, especially outside of the authors’ own discipline?

    Po-Shen Lee, Jevin D. West & Bill Howe, Viziometrics: Analyzing Visual Information in the Scientific Literature, IEEE Transactions in Big Data, Vol. 4, No. 1 (March 1, 2018)

    April 24, 2018

  • Antonym: freethinker

    April 24, 2018

  • The worship of Satan.

    April 24, 2018

  • Worship of Belial.

    April 24, 2018

  • See also atomic priesthood.

    April 24, 2018

  • Was nice knowing you.

    April 24, 2018

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARPANET

    April 24, 2018

  • Okay, thank you. Goodbye.

    April 24, 2018

  • https://tinyurl.com/pc5szge

    April 24, 2018

  • https://tinyurl.com/yckfw7a3

    April 24, 2018

  • It's something that sounds infinitely more appetizing than a foot-ball.

    April 24, 2018

  • No pronunciation available.

    April 24, 2018

  • If fish-ball = fish-cake, then clearly ball = cake.

    So what is a cake ball?

    April 24, 2018

  • Also scoggin.

    April 24, 2018

  • CDC's resident hyphenator has been putting in the overtime.

    April 24, 2018

  • "Only 9 percent of white Christians are young millennials, compared with 21 percent of Asian Christians and 16 percent of Latino Christians. Some 17 percent of white Christians are from the so-called silent generation. No other group comes close. In other words, white Christians are aging. Christians of color are youthening."

    - Stephen Carter, Bloomberg, 24 April 2018, https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/the-ugly-coded-critique-of-chick-fil-as-christianity/ar-AAwg9Dg?ocid=spartanntp

    April 24, 2018

  • The pages of books can offer this:

    A personal mental Acropolis,

    A temple and shrine

    That’s uniquely mine

    Whose priest is the old bibliopolist.

    April 24, 2018

  • dictionary

    April 24, 2018

  • The warming of the arctic ocean and the influx of Atlantic species.  Probably should be Capitalized

    April 24, 2018

  • frick.

    April 23, 2018

  • Same as oontz but pronounced quickly without the "oo".

    April 23, 2018

  • Bollocks. The capital of Paraguay is Asunción and using online maps I can't find any city in the world called Stanicky.

    April 23, 2018

  • testing

    April 23, 2018

  • test

    April 23, 2018

  • While at the University of Washington, in Seattle, where he taught for 33 years, Professor North helped found a branch of inquiry called cliometrics, named for the muse of history, Clio, after he and others had concluded that traditional market-oriented economics faltered in measuring some aspects of economic performance quantitatively.
    Robert D. Hershey Jr., Douglass C. North, Maverick Economist and Nobel Laureate, Dies at 95, N.Y. Times (Nov. 24, 2015)

    April 23, 2018

  • Calm down a bit. If you post too many comments in a row it floods them off the Community page before anyone actually gets a chance to see them.

    April 23, 2018

  • They prayed, “May the Good Lord endow us

    With a novice of kitchen skill prowess.”

    He answered their plea

    With well-fed Marie,

    The convent’s most welcome new vowess.

    April 23, 2018

  • I've just come across this word. From what little research I have done, it looks like a contraction of "they am" used in the Bristol dialect. (http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:T9p1H-4MuxsJ:www.thedialectdictionary.com/view/letter/Bristol/7703/+&cd=1&hl=da&ct=clnk&gl=uk)

    April 23, 2018

  • An odd-looking word.

    April 23, 2018

  • (noun) - (1) A favorite liquor among the common people, composed of ale and roasted apples. The pulp of the roasted apple was worked up with the ale till the mixture formed a smooth beverage. Fanciful etymologies for this popular word have been thought of, but it was probably named from its smoothness, resembling the wool of lambs. --Robert Nares' Glossary of the Works of English Authors, 1859 (2) The pulpe of the roasted apples, in number foure or five, according to the greatnesse of the apples, mixed in a quart of faire water, laboured together untill it come to be as apples and ale, which we call lambes-wooll. --Thomas Johnson's Gerard's Herball, 1633 (3) A corruption of la mas ubhal, that is, the day of the apple fruit. --Rev. John Boag's Imperial Lexicon, c. 1850

    April 23, 2018

  • (noun) - A party who meet to frolic in the open air. --John Ogilvie's Comprehensive English Dictionary, 1865

    April 23, 2018

  • (verb) - To chew thoroughly. --Mitford Mathews' Dictionary of Americanisms, 1956

    April 23, 2018

  • (noun) - A small fortune, said of a girl's marriage-portion. --William Cope's Glossary of Hampshire Words and Phrases, 1883

    April 23, 2018

  • (noun) - (1) A portion of a dish left by the guests, that the host may not feel himself reproached for insufficient preparation. --Joseph Hunter's Hallamshire Glossary, 1829 (2) A morsel left in a dish to avoid the imputation of greediness. --T. Ellwood Zell's Popular Encyclopedia, 1871

    April 23, 2018

  • (noun) - (1) A ridge of land left unploughed. --Samuel Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language, 1755 (2) As used in Scotland, a strip two or three feet in breadth. --John Jamieson's Etymological Scottish Dictionary, 1808

    April 23, 2018

  • (adjective) - Divested of the character of murder; pronounced to be not murder. --Sir James Murray's New English Dictionary, 1897

    April 23, 2018

  • (noun) - Where a man, for being shaved and paying three-pence, may stand a chance of getting ten pound. --The London Annual Register, 1777

    April 23, 2018

  • (noun) - Passing through the air in balloons. --Noah Webster's Compendious Dictionary of the English Language, 1806

    April 23, 2018

  • (noun) - A slang name for a cemetery. --Ramon Adams' Western Words: A Dictionary of the Range, Cow Camps, and Trail, 1946

    April 23, 2018

  • (adjective) - A little drunk or intoxicated. --Walter Skeat's North of England Words, 1873

    April 23, 2018

  • (noun) - A donkey or ass, evidently allusive to our Savior's entrance into Jerusalem on an ass. --G.F. Northall's Warwickshire Word-Book, 1896

    April 23, 2018

  • (noun) - The "closet of decency," or "house of office." Very likely from "four acres," the original "necessary" having been, in all likelihood, a field behind the school. --John Camden Hotten's Slang Dictionary, 1887

    April 23, 2018

  • (noun) - One who prepares materials for embalming the dead; from Latin pollinctus, French polingère, to wash and prepare a corpse for a funeral. --William Whitney's Century Dictionary, 1889

    April 23, 2018

  • (pl. noun) - Bastard offspring. Cymbeline. --C.H. Herford's Notes on the Works of Shakespeare, 1902

    April 23, 2018

  • (adjective) - Glittering with gold. The word was properly used of thin sheets of gold, and hence already suggests the golden sheen made more definite by the words: "Today the French, all cliquant, all in gold, like heathen gods, shone down the English." Henry VIII. --C.H. Herford's Glossary of the Works of Shakespeare, 1902

    April 23, 2018

  • (pl. noun) - When three persons go into a public-house, call for liquor generally considered sufficient for two, and have a glass which will divide it into three equal portions, they are said to "drink three outs." --James Halliwell's Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, 1855

    April 23, 2018

  • (noun) - The indisposition of a drunkard after a debauch. --James Halliwell's Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, 1855

    April 23, 2018

  • (noun) - Chicken broth with eggs dropped in it, or eggs beaten and mixed in it. --William Whitney's Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia, 1889

    April 23, 2018

  • (noun) - A writer of a monograph, a paper or treatise written on one particular subject. --Daniel Lyons' The American Dictionary of the English Language, 1897

    April 23, 2018

  • (noun) - The keeper of the sacred chickens observed for purposes of augury; adopted from Old French pouletier, poultry-keeper. --Sir James Murray's New English Dictionary, 1909

    April 23, 2018

  • (noun) - A gift of something useless to the giver. Sometimes called a "North-country compliment." --John Camden Hotten's Slang Dictionary, 1887

    April 23, 2018

  • (adverb) - The medieval English croppe and the Anglo-Saxon cropp both meant the top of a plant; the Old French croup meant the top of a hill. Thus, crop has come to mean the top of anything, including the ears of corn at the top of the stalk and the head of a man. The Norwegian nakk meant a knoll, or top of a hill. Thus neck and crop is simply a strengthening of the idea. To fall neck and crop is to crash completely. --Edwin Radford's Encyclopaedia of Phrases and Origins, 1945

    April 23, 2018

  • (adjective) - Thrown or cast. --Richard Verstegan's A Restitution of Decayed Intelligence, 1605

    April 23, 2018

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