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  • See allex.

    March 30, 2017

  • Write down this in bold and italics!

    Watch out for the bilby called Alex,

    Using various masks

    For nefarious tasks

    But known by his want of a hallux.

    March 30, 2017

  • A fellow by name of Abe Chisolm

    Could jive to the Trumpian rhythm,

    And the pleasure he got

    Was better than thought.

    It's sweeter to swing to simplism.

    March 30, 2017

  • Hmm: bilby, macrotis, pinkie? I think this particular bandicoot carries too many passports to be trusted.

    March 30, 2017

  • Do not want hallux, repeat, DO NOT WANT!

    March 30, 2017

  • Also see pinkie.

    March 29, 2017

  • For all of the famed Aussie vaunting

    Ennobling this creature is daunting.

    A macrotis will still be

    No more than a bilby,

    And always that hallux is wanting.

    March 29, 2017

  • Nonsense on stilts is a common UK ENglish expression meaning that something is so far from being believable that it will manage to walk around on stilts unaided

    March 29, 2017

  • "n. The innermost of the five digits which normally compose the hind foot of air-breathing vertebrates; in man, the great toe. See cut under foot."

    -- from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

    March 29, 2017

  • In labs that the old movies offer us

    The science is mad and preposterous:

    Alembics that bubble

    As foretastes of trouble

    And ominous electrophorous

    March 29, 2017

  • Checked Google news for 'new word', was not disappointed.

    March 29, 2017

  • aerospace - Unmanned Aerial System ; a robot plane.

    March 29, 2017

  • Ah. *Favorited*

    March 28, 2017

  • From The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia:

    "n. An artificer whose occupation is to make locks."

    March 28, 2017

  • See also carillonist.

    March 28, 2017

  • Doctors say parasitic twins — asymmetric conjoined twins in which one depends on the other's bodily functions — are extremely rare. Even more uncommon are parasitic rachipagus twins, twins connected at the spine.
    Lindsey Bever, A 10-month-old girl had a parasitic twin protruding from her back — until surgeons removed it, Wash. Post, March 25, 2017

    March 28, 2017

  • Doctors say parasitic twins — asymmetric conjoined twins in which one depends on the other's bodily functions — are extremely rare. Even more uncommon are parasitic rachipagus twins, twins connected at the spine.
    Lindsey Bever, A 10-month-old girl had a parasitic twin protruding from her back — until surgeons removed it, Wash. Post, March 25, 2017

    March 28, 2017

  • Doctors say parasitic twins — asymmetric conjoined twins in which one depends on the other's bodily functions — are extremely rare. Even more uncommon are parasitic rachipagus twins, twins connected at the spine.
    Lindsey Bever, A 10-month-old girl had a parasitic twin protruding from her back — until surgeons removed it, Wash. Post, March 25, 2017

    March 28, 2017

  • disseminate - scatter /spread

    March 28, 2017

  • dafuq

    interjection Colloquial (taboo) (an exclamation indicating surprise, indignation, anger, etc.)

    a respelt shortening of what the fuck?

    March 28, 2017

  • The word means a cheese like a turd

    And sounding in French is preferred:

    "..Un peu de crottin

    Pour les oeufs au gratin.."

    To rhyme it in English's absurd.

    But Ernest, when he is besotten,

    All lexical niceness forgotten,

    Is apt to command,

    "The Froggies be damned!

    I'll order a portion of crottin."

    Find out more about Ernest Bafflewit

    March 30, 2017

  • txtspeak - Short for question

    March 28, 2017

  • txtspeak - short for questions.

    March 28, 2017

  • Short for Queens

    from the examples listed, qns seems to be short for questions.

    March 28, 2017

  • short for Brooklyn.

    from Bklyn Qns Expwy signs.

    March 28, 2017

  • Or for example by cranky parking inspectors.

    March 27, 2017

  • https://www.buzzfeed.com/doree/feminist-hypocrisy-is-the-new-trend-in-startup-narratives

    But Agrawal is just the latest in a string of female company founders and CEOs, from Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso to Arianna Huffington and Ivanka Trump, whose business practices don’t entirely match the narrative of empowerment (or “fempowerment”) that they put forth publicly. And all these stories raise the question: Is it possible to be a committed feminist and a committed capitalist at the same time? And why are we still so surprised when these women — who have built brands on saying the things we want to hear — turn out to be just as flawed as their male peers?

    March 27, 2017

  • http://tinyletter.com/jessamyn/letters/tilt-35-solo-yolo-librarianship-stories

    One of my special skills is identifying and remediating shameholes. I wish I had taken an "after" photo of this under-desk nook, because it is now a thing of beauty. Nearly every library has a space that looks like this. I also cleaned out the closet.

    March 27, 2017

  • "The term adiaphane seems to be Stephen's own. Neither the Greek αδιαφανὲς nor the Latin adiaphana is to be found in his sources. The obvious meaning of adiaphane is the opaque or opacity, which is what adiaphane means in French. (Stephen, and Joyce, read Aristotle in Paris. See 026.04 ff.) Four lines below, however, Stephen refers to the darkness as it. In Aristotle's text, darkness (σκότος) is defined as the privation of light. See also Stephen's description of darkness on the next page as the black adiaphane."

    -- https://en.wikibooks.org/w/index.php?title=Annotations_to_James_Joyce%27s_Ulysses/Proteus/037&oldid=3092141

    March 27, 2017

  • Consider their lives of travail:

    Contentment so brief and so frail,

    Of offspring bereft

    And little time left,

    Should poultry yet suffer a squail?

    March 27, 2017

  • telegram bot

    March 27, 2017

  • From my understanding of it, fine dining is when every position in the kitchen is manned by a chef and not just a line cook

    March 27, 2017

  • spotted in the 'Who Killed the Ice Man" article NYTimes

    "Every modern murder investigation relies heavily on forensic science, but in Ötzi’s case, the techniques have been particularly high tech, involving exotic specialties like archaeobotany and paleometallurgy."

    March 27, 2017

  • "what the actual f"

    for when wtf isn't enough.

    March 26, 2017

  • "When he saw me, it wasn’t a traditional handshake,” said Barrett, founder and CEO of the KLEO Community Family Life Center, which sits near the library site. “It was actually a dap, where we shook hands and patted on the back at the same time."

    Wash. Post, March 26, 2017

    March 26, 2017

  • https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/mar/10/what-famous-writers-most-used-words-say-about-them

    For my book Nabokov’s Favourite Word Is Mauve, I created a computer program to sort through thousands of books by the most revered and popular authors to find out their “cinnamon words” – relatively rare words that a particular writer uses often. Obviously every author used function words such as “the” and “from” at a high rate, and basic adjectives like “big” or “fast”, but cinnamon words are the words that each author uses disproportionately compared with other writers.

    March 26, 2017

  • "English has no word for "the constant, repetitive reiteration of strong priors". Yet it is a well-known phenomenon in the world of punditry, debate, and public affairs. On Twitter, we call it "derp"." NoahPinion Blog

    March 26, 2017

  • That beady-eyed bloke's microphthalmia

    Provokes less than general neuralgia.

    The pain is terrific

    In a place most specific:

    His gaze causes instant proctalgia.

    March 26, 2017

  • Who is adding the impolite offensive use carefully labels? How are they helpful for standard terms like anus, breast, clitoris, buttocks, condom, cunnilingus, erection, fellatio, foreskin, genitalia, glans, hentai, incest, impotence, labia, masturbate, nipple, oral sex, orgasm, orgy, penis, pornography, prostitute, pubic hair, rectum, scrotum, semen, smegma, testicles, vagina, vulva

    March 25, 2017

  • How is masturbate an informal term?

    March 25, 2017

  • Young adults hold immense potential as they transition from adolescence and dependence to adulthood and self-sufficiency. Unfortunately, young African Americans also struggle under the lack of economic opportunities. Disconnected youth are teenagers and young adults between the ages of 16 and 24 who lack a connection to either the education system or labor force. The rate of disconnected youth is highest among African-American youth at 21.6 percent. In nine metro areas, at least 25 percent of Black youth are disconnected from school and work. Disconnected youth not only face their own economic difficulties, but also pose an economic cost to taxpayers, with one estimate as high as $1.56 trillion for the lifetime of disconnected youth. It is worth noting that it is cheaper to prevent disconnection in the first place through quality preschool and K-12 education.

    Congressional Black Caucus, We Have a Lot to Lose: Solutions to Advance Black Families bin the 21st Century (March 2017), pp. 42-43

    March 25, 2017

  • Young adults hold immense potential as they transition from adolescence and dependence to adulthood and self-sufficiency. Unfortunately, young African Americans also struggle under the lack of economic opportunities. Disconnected youth are teenagers and young adults between the ages of 16 and 24 who lack a connection to either the education system or labor force. The rate of disconnected youth is highest among African-American youth at 21.6 percent. In nine metro areas, at least 25 percent of Black youth are disconnected from school and work. Disconnected youth not only face their own economic difficulties, but also pose an economic cost to taxpayers, with one estimate as high as $1.56 trillion for the lifetime of disconnected youth. It is worth noting that it is cheaper to prevent disconnection in the first place through quality preschool and K-12 education.

    Congressional Black Caucus, We Have a Lot to Lose: Solutions to Advance Black Families bin the 21st Century (March 2017), pp. 42-43

    March 25, 2017

  • The voice, your dull pol will insist,

    Is his and not his ventriloquist.

    He'll grasp at renown

    As contortionist clown,

    Or fame as an agile equilibrist.

    March 25, 2017

  • The word meme has been verb'd

    March 25, 2017

  • n. An especially cute or lovable person, canine, or other object of reverence. A person or thing that is loved.

    March 25, 2017

  • secret code for herpes

    comes from the alphanumeric keypad.

    March 24, 2017

  • "uh, about ten cups of goon" - guy who jumped into crocodile water to impress a girl.

    March 24, 2017

  • https://theringer.com/new-left-media-current-affairs-chapo-trap-house-crooked-media-9cb016070532#.e95iok73g

    Frost moved to New York City in 2013 to play in a punk band and write music reviews, blogging for the website Dangerous Minds. But she turned to political Twitter and to writing research-driven criticism for Jacobin and other publications, working for the Democratic Socialists of America as secretary for a time. An empty room opened in her Bed-Stuy apartment, and Felix Biederman, who went on to cofound Chapo Trap House, moved in. Frost became a regular podcast guest. In a tweet, she coined the moniker “Dirtbag Left” to describe her crew, a piquant alternative to James Wolcott’s.

    March 24, 2017

  • https://theringer.com/new-left-media-current-affairs-chapo-trap-house-crooked-media-9cb016070532#.e95iok73g

    In a recent column for Vanity Fair, the writer James Wolcott lumped many of these types of publications and their writers under the label “alt-left,” joining them to the Trumpian alt-right under the banner of their mutual discontent with Obama and Clinton, as well as what he called a desire for a “climactic reckoning.” “They’re not kissin’ cousins,” Wolcott wrote, “but they caterwaul some of the same tunes in different keys.”

    March 24, 2017

  • Consultants who line the Potomac

    Like sadhus all-knowing and gnomic,

    Must sense any drift

    As paying tides shift

    And never be caught antidromic.

    March 24, 2017

  • http://www.businessinsider.com/companies-give-employees-pawternity-leave-2017-3

    Puppies need time to settle into their new home and bond with their owners. They've probably just been taken from their mothers and introduced to a brand new environment, so there's likely to be a lot of crying. And that's before you can even think about house-training.

    As it turns out, some companies sympathise with this transition and offer what's known as "pawternity leave." In fact, research from Petplan found that 5% of owners have been offered paid leave from their job to adjust to their pet owning duties.

    March 24, 2017

  • http://beautyandthecurves.blogspot.com/2013/11/what-is-curvespo-and-fitspo.html

    Curvespo inspires women to embrace their curves. Most of the pages I viewed showed healthy, curvy women. Although there is the alternative which showcases extremely obese women who are aiming to weigh over 500lbs. I would call that more of a fetish lifestyle, and not the purpose of Curvespo.

    March 24, 2017

  • http://www.myproana.com/index.php/topic/248668-thinspo-fitspo-or-bonespo/

    What type of inspiration pics do it for you? Do you ultimately want to be thin, fit, or v thin like bonespo? Or just bmi healthy?

    March 24, 2017

  • "I'm not an ambiturner. It's a problem I had since I was a baby. I can't turn left" - Zoolander 2001

    recent usage spotted in a mathematics video about 'the sofa moving problem'.

    other usage ambi-turner

    March 24, 2017

  • Second Edition of A Dictionary of Canadianisms on Historical Principles

    http://www.dchp.ca/dchp2/ 

    still doesn't list bus loop

    March 24, 2017

  • I see there's no definition for Duxite. FYI: Duxite IS a word. Actually, it's the name of a rare type of fossil amber. Though it's not a true amber, because it is a mixutre of resin and mineral. It's not good for making jewelry, but it is very interesting to rock and fossil collectors, due to the fact that it's rare.

    Hope this helps all the Scrabble players. :-)

    March 23, 2017

  • Boiled scraps and leftover slaws get

    Decanted with herbs through a gauze net.

    That filtering cloth

    Produces a broth

    You're proud to serve up in your posnet.

    March 23, 2017

  • NEW SENSE: COMPANIES THAT PREDATE THE INTERNET

    https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/whys-so-hard-trying-make-things-easy-paul-shetler

    When we think of digital, we rarely think of brownfields, those large organisations that predate the Internet. We usually think of Amazon, or Uber, or Netflix: companies with digital at their core, which grew to take advantage of it. That makes sense, in a way. As a rule, brownfields have over time accumulated established ways of doing things, and often a large and change-resistant bureaucracy.

    March 22, 2017

  • Uber, like so many other successful tech companies in 2017, is a “platform business,” one built around matchmaking between vendors and customers. If successful, a platform creates its own marketplace; if extremely successful, it ends up controlling something closer to an entire economy. This is intuitive in a case like eBay, which connects buyers and sellers. Airbnb, too, resembles an age-old form of commerce, connecting property owners with short-term lodgers. TaskRabbit and Fiverr connect contractors with people looking to hire them. Some of the largest platforms are less obviously transactional: Facebook and Google connect advertisers with users, users with one another, software developers with users. But while the transactions that happen on their platforms largely take a different form — taps, shares, ads served and scrolled past — the principles are essentially the same, as are the benefits. These businesses are asset- and employee-light, low on liability and high on upside. They aspire to monopoly, often unapologetically, and have been instrumental in rehabilitating the concept.
    John Herrmann, Platform Companies Are Becoming More Powerful — but What Exactly Do They Want?, N.Y. Times Magazine, March 21, 2017

    March 22, 2017

  • Uber, like so many other successful tech companies in 2017, is a “platform business,” one built around matchmaking between vendors and customers. If successful, a platform creates its own marketplace; if extremely successful, it ends up controlling something closer to an entire economy. This is intuitive in a case like eBay, which connects buyers and sellers. Airbnb, too, resembles an age-old form of commerce, connecting property owners with short-term lodgers. TaskRabbit and Fiverr connect contractors with people looking to hire them. Some of the largest platforms are less obviously transactional: Facebook and Google connect advertisers with users, users with one another, software developers with users. But while the transactions that happen on their platforms largely take a different form — taps, shares, ads served and scrolled past — the principles are essentially the same, as are the benefits. These businesses are asset- and employee-light, low on liability and high on upside. They aspire to monopoly, often unapologetically, and have been instrumental in rehabilitating the concept.
    John Herrmann, Platform Companies Are Becoming More Powerful — but What Exactly Do They Want?, N.Y. Times Magazine, March 21, 2017

    March 22, 2017

  • "The mind's eye, scanning beneath the surface of the literal sense, soon sees that subtending Dante's journey is not only the conversion from sin to grace, but the progress too of the soul of Everyman" David H. Higgins University of Bristol in a foreword to C H Sisson's translation of Dante's Divine Comedy - Pan Books 1980.

    March 22, 2017

  • Paldies!

    March 22, 2017

  • I love unusual and niche-y topic lists such as this. Jauks darbs, ruz!

    March 22, 2017

  • Thanks. :-)

    March 22, 2017

  • Vote counting has turned for the bad —

    The fraud claims and strange hanging chad,

    The mystery trove of note

    Or mischievous overvote,

    Now Russians come hacking us. Sad!

    March 22, 2017

  • Network admin

    March 22, 2017

  • a place where criminals and heretics are burned.

    March 22, 2017

  • place where pay is distributed to soldiers

    March 22, 2017

  • the place where alms are deposited.

    March 22, 2017

  • the place for washing gold ore.

    March 22, 2017

  • A place where aircraft are repaired.

    March 22, 2017

  • That's how I purr. When I'm really purring along, I'll release two urinal cakes for the price of one. Tasty!

    March 22, 2017

  • Noice!

    March 21, 2017

  • See: nut paragraph

    March 21, 2017

  • As explained in Writing Tools by Roy Peter Clark, a nut paragraph answers the "so what?" question for the reader.

    Also nut graph

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nut_graph

    March 21, 2017

  • fly

    March 21, 2017

  • We thank you.

    March 21, 2017

  • spotted in the news as 'hypothetical'. ie a hypothetical situation.

    the tweet examples has this as also being hypo as in low blood sugar.

    March 21, 2017

  • The legions who civilized Gaul

    At Scotland were forced to a stall.

    'Twas best to corral 'em

    Beyond a strong vallum,

    So Hadrian built him a wall.

    March 21, 2017

  • how about

    March 21, 2017

  • physics - Bose Einstein Condensate

    March 21, 2017

  • space station acronym for Worksite InterFace

    March 20, 2017

  • It is done, your Zuness.

    March 20, 2017

  • Dull vibrations reminds me of vendingmachine.

    March 20, 2017

  • http://nymag.com/thecut/2017/03/thinx-employee-accuses-miki-agrawal-of-sexual-harassment.html

    Agrawal, who responded to initial reports that she was out as CEO by saying she remained the “SHE-eo,” wrote a post on Medium to address the Racked and Jezebel stories: “MY THINX RIDE” is “a personal statement from me, Miki, as a human being, not as a representative of THINX,” in which she explains that she “was maniacally focused on top and bottom line growth and on our mission to break the taboo … Like any Co-Founder/CEO, all I did was the best I could under these crazy circumstances. Yes, I have made a TON of mistakes along the way but I can proudly say that our company has grown from an idea in my head to an innovation that is worn by millions of satisfied women globally in a few short years.”

    March 20, 2017

  • phonometrician - someone who measures sounds

    March 20, 2017

  • People who make crossword puzzles are called constructors. All crossword puzzles used to be laid out by hand. Today many crossword puzzle constructors use computer software to assist in the puzzle layout. Crossword puzzles that end up in large newspapers or in syndication are controlled by an editor. Constructors submit their puzzles to a crossword editor and the editor decides which puzzles are selected (and for what day since crosswords raise in difficulty through the week).

    March 20, 2017

  • Brackets around "nom-nom urinal," please. I have a tag for it.

    March 20, 2017

  • When riled at the start he will mutter.

    More outrage will bring on a stutter,

    Then, gone all forbearance,

    Comes full incoherence

    Till, limply, a lisp and a thutter.

    March 20, 2017

  • It's funny: "urinal" is one of those persistent little buggers who seem to hop from foot to foot squealing, "Rhyme me! Rhyme me!" It tried to intrude on "diuturnal" on the twelfth of this month and it did hitch a ride on "supernal" about a year ago. Given the amount of time spent in earnest intercourse with the appliance by the urbanized male of our species this cocky familiarity (to coin a phrase) should probably not surprise.

    March 20, 2017

  • And when I tried to pronounce it in qms' bewitching limerick it came out as nom-nom urinal.

    March 20, 2017

  • This is a hard word to say.

    March 20, 2017

  • In some social media discourse I have seen recently it refers to the 45th president of the USA, ie. Donald Trump.

    March 20, 2017

  • today, I saw this term as a political volunteer who knocks on everyone's doors to promote a politician.

    The example tweets and examples have this used for beards, or amnything that hangs from the top.

    March 19, 2017

  • Democracy! What was there grander

    Till slain by the sly gerrymander?

    The game's uninominal,

    But cheating's phenomenal,

    As witness our new chief commander.

    March 19, 2017

  • v.

    1.A sudden, immediate sleep one physically endures when one has done a drastic amount of work

    a.)While on the third hour of doing my homework, I work-plopped and woke up two hours later, wondering what happened.

    adj. 1. How one feels when he or she cannot physically continue a task or work because of the amount of time and stress he or she has already given to that task.

    b.)After doing a day's worth of work, I went home early, too work-plopped to complete my task.

    March 18, 2017

  • The omens support no disguise

    So prophets and scholars surmise:

    The dark data boom

    Will bring on our doom.

    Technography spells our demise.

    For this use of "dark data" see:

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/feb/26/robert-mercer-breitbart-war-on-media-steve-bannon-donald-trump-nigel-farage

    March 18, 2017

  • Holey moley vendingmachine.

    March 17, 2017

  • *eats a chocolate old-fashioned* good idea, bilby.

    March 17, 2017

  • Ooh! A doughnut party!

    March 17, 2017

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