Jubjub has looked up 2361 words, created 7 lists, listed 159 words, written 156 comments, added 1 tag, and loved 26 words.

Comments by Jubjub

  • I don't know how to express my gratefulness for all your entries on potatoes except by saying they made me quite hungry.

    June 13, 2010

  • In Japanese culture, the mincing gait seems to describe the behavior and effects associated with foot binding.

    June 12, 2010

  • Dawn-sniffing revenant,
    Plodder through midnight rain,
    Question me again.

    from "Casualty" by Seamus Heaney

    June 11, 2010

  • Something of his sad freedom
    As he rode the tumbril
    Should come to me, driving,
    Saying the names

    Tollund, Grauballe, Nebelgard,
    Watching the pointing hands
    Of country people,
    Not knowing their tongue.

    Out here in Jutland
    In the old man-killing parishes
    I will feel lost,
    Unhappy and at home.

    from "The Tollund Man" by Seamus Heaney

    June 11, 2010

  • There's ketchup in our blood?

    June 11, 2010

  • I'm trying to understand the connection between the definition of mince in phrases like minced oath and mince your words and its etymology "minūtiāre"-- to make smaller. Because every time I hear "I'm not one to mince my words", the first thing I picture is someone with a bunch of words on a chopping board and a cleaver.

    Is the idea that a minced oath, in general, was not only euphemized, but also contracted, i.e. made smaller?

    June 11, 2010

  • Alors, du chien, oui?

    June 10, 2010

  • I seem to remember Vonnegut giving it a rather different and disturbing definition.

    June 10, 2010

  • (12 months late) Peripate?

    June 10, 2010

  • 5 examples here, but only one uses the word avast. Avast, a bug!

    February 1, 2010

  • You might want to put your definition in the comment section of the word veteranarian rather than here on the comment section of your list. Less confusing that way, especially if you intend to add more words to your list.

    January 12, 2010

  • Are munches always given in bunches? My wife used to smother our kids with oodles of smooches. Never knew what to call that.

    January 11, 2010

  • How 'bout some chevre o' lait?

    January 11, 2010

  • Oh no! I've spilt perfume on my legs. I have musk-knees!

    January 7, 2010

  • A blatant case of brunettism!

    January 7, 2010

  • Wow. I sort of feel like I'm a part of CSI:Wordnik :)

    January 6, 2010

  • pronounced w-heart-erd-nik? :)

    January 6, 2010

  • It's got connections with Sputnik and Beatnik. (But I think more with the latter than the former, hence the hippy-heart in w♥rdnik.) It's striving to be the "first" in a Sputnik way, but also it wants to be counter-cultural in a Beatnik way: to revolutionize the way dictionaries work. (See Erin Mckean's video on TED)

    January 6, 2010

  • Looks like it can be abbreviated as autopod as well.

    January 6, 2010

  • Was there ever a consensus on what to call this decade? The naughties or the 2000s? Or will it simply become that-decade-whose-name-should-not-be-said?

    January 2, 2010

  • I know ... looking at the pile of letters I've heaped on Zeitgeist, I'm embarrassed.

    January 2, 2010

  • Girl

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  • Boy or Girl?

    January 2, 2010

  • Boy

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  • @ruzuzu, 20 percent only if the service is absolutely bovine.

    December 31, 2009

  • Even if I've checked 6 or 7 times that the right movie is in the right case, if I don't check the second before I drop it down the slot, I am quite convinced it either had no movie in it or it was the wrong movie.

    December 30, 2009

  • A sip of it will put hair on your hair.

    December 30, 2009

  • You're right-- a little spilled salt over the shoulder should do the trick.

    December 30, 2009

  • For a second there, I thought you said grappa Fanta. Now that would be some pop!

    December 30, 2009

  • Oops. All out of um ... bridges. Would you like to take a fence instead? I'll even throw in a grain of salt!

    December 30, 2009

  • Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
    The frumious Bandersnatch!

    December 28, 2009

  • I don't know ... Burgess Meredith is quite something.

    December 28, 2009

  • _Best Name Ever!_ His name alone might be the reason I've followed baseball all these years.

    December 28, 2009

  • I find birdwatchers to be terrible ice-guardians. Too busy watching birds, silly wingnuts!

    December 27, 2009

  • I heard that this might be the name for a type of elephant, turtle, or dog. I think also someone said it was the name of blue flower? Pretty impressive word, though.

    December 27, 2009

  • ln÷oæΣï

    December 27, 2009

  • Oops, I think I sat on him.

    December 25, 2009

  • Perhaps I should help the bug out?

    December 25, 2009

  • That poor little bug looks like his bottom is hurting.

    December 25, 2009

  • I shouldn't have smooshed that poor little bug.

    December 25, 2009

  • That dirty little bug would swindle his own child.

    December 25, 2009

  • That's the tiniest leather jacket I've ever seen.

    December 25, 2009

  • Aw shoot! I must have left the sugar out.

    December 25, 2009

  • Derived from snail-mail.

    December 24, 2009

  • Without the 'g' it's not so stron.

    December 24, 2009

  • What are these: ***?

    December 24, 2009

  • Mechanical Owl in "Clash of the Titans" commissioned by Athena, built by Hephaestus, and given to Perseus to provide him wisdom.

    December 24, 2009

  • What an interesting word! Why bed? Sure, the water lies there, but it also runs there as well. Might as well be rivertrack. But it's not-- and I think it shouldn't be. I wonder how this concept is played out in other languages.

    December 22, 2009

  • Gives new meaning to being rick-rolled.

    December 22, 2009

  • Cyberman: Daleks, be warned; you have declared war upon the Cybermen.
    Dalek: This is not war. This is pest control!
    Cyberman: We have five million Cybermen. How many are you?
    Dalek: Four.
    Cyberman: You would destroy the Cybermen with four Daleks?
    Dalek: We would destroy the Cybermen with one Dalek! You are superior in only one respect.
    Cyberman: What is that?
    Dalek: You are better at dying!

    Sorry, was just watching this and thought this quote did a good job of expressing the essence of the dalek.

    December 22, 2009

  • I'm surprised this list doesn't have cute, frolicking, faeries, hugging, and kissing on it.

    December 22, 2009

  • I fragged you! No take-backs!

    December 22, 2009

  • Another name for members of the Fig-Leaf Campaign?

    December 22, 2009

  • I would guess, according to its etymology, that a Christmas carol is one that sung in a chorus, going door-to-door. A Christmas song is just a more general category? So "Grandma got run over by a Reindeer" is a Christmas song, but not one you'd really sing in a group at someone's doorstep.

    December 22, 2009

  • I suppose I'm really not supposed to be here. Although it looks rather... uh, nice.

    December 21, 2009

  • Ah! Here I am.

    December 21, 2009

  • Oops. I'm not supposed to be here.

    December 21, 2009

  • gangerh, I'm all about breed and chese and good ale.

    EDIT: Oops-- That came out the wrong way. I was just commenting on the meaning of jub, where breed is used as ME word for bread.

    December 21, 2009

  • What's the word for someone who really is pro-races? Like Foot races, car races, bike races, and wheel-barrow races?

    December 21, 2009

  • If you play it backwards, you can hear "santa is dead" over and over again.

    December 21, 2009

  • Plural of halfa grass. Also halfassed form of halfass. I guess technically speaking it's sixseventhsassed form of halfass. (Or would that be oneseventhassed?)

    December 21, 2009

  • Hmm... I'm sorry. Not sure what I was thinking-- there was supposed to be a pun in there, which, now, totally escapes me. I guess my comment was a prime example of halfassed dumbassery.

    December 20, 2009

  • We should farm them and market a new butter substitute!

    December 20, 2009

  • I always thought deja vu was more trippy rather than dreadful.

    December 20, 2009

  • Anyone notice that American Heritage half-asses their etymologies? It's like a task they really don't want to do.

    December 20, 2009

  • Words that need a hyphen. Otherwise, you read it like sur-fline. Sort of supine but on a flint-like substance.

    December 20, 2009

  • It would be nice if we could add a picture of an illuminated manuscript to illustrate the etymology. (Or is it not so much a manuscript but an ancient legal document? Hard to tell ...)

    December 20, 2009

  • Misspelling of haecceity. Whoever wrote this is not a dunce.

    December 20, 2009

  • Don't like words like these. It's almost like they are trying to making fun of language itself. Whoever coined this word liked using dumbass so much that they had to expand its usage. It's almost self-referential in that sense.

    Although ... if the pronunciation de-silenced the 'B,' I might like it. As in dum-BASS-ery.

    December 20, 2009

  • It's like a combination of fraught + throughout. What do you call these type of words, i.e., the unintentional combination of similar words (Like "regardless + irrespective = irregardless")?

    December 20, 2009

  • From a Robert Frost poem, "But only a belilaced cellar hole,/Now slowly closing like a dent in dough."

    I always want to read it as belly-laced, rather than be-lilac-ed.

    December 20, 2009

  • This seems like a word of lazy origins. Is there a better word to describe the arrangement of colors?

    December 20, 2009

  • What is the wordie way of laughing very hard? Teach me, so that I may express my enjoyment of this comment.

    November 30, 2009

  • "Though we now know you actively stomped a fairy and its insides were rainbow. ;-)"

    Oh my! But I kinda figured as much. Them and unicorns.

    November 30, 2009

  • Potential nickname for modern analysand? (Sorry, the best I got for this random word.)

    November 29, 2009

  • No Irish fare served at this restaurant.

    November 29, 2009

  • I hope she's not shamed. Hopefully, just mended and mused.

    November 28, 2009

  • Other anagrams:

    Wrote, terminated.
    A tormented write.
    We terminated rot.
    Demean tot writer.
    Moderate net writ.
    Teamed retort win.

    I'm sorry, I'm on an anagram kick ('A Grammarian's Moronic Kinky')

    November 28, 2009

  • Is vacuous clone.

    November 28, 2009

  • Flap Pyre

    November 28, 2009

  • A half-ton harm.

    November 28, 2009

  • Anagram: A limited Doh!

    November 28, 2009

  • Anagram: "Is hot, encircle."

    November 28, 2009

  • "I am lying when I say this hasn't been tagged yet." Well, at least it's honest. Or is it?

    November 28, 2009

  • "It hasn't been tagged yet." Then how did he get to be it?

    November 28, 2009

  • Hmmm. A verbification? I reggie, you reggie, he/she reggies. But what does it mean?

    November 28, 2009

  • As in "Oshifer, (hic) pleashe don't take me to prision(hic).

    November 28, 2009

  • kunjungan-jungan, what's your fungan?

    November 28, 2009

  • Once you see it in all caps, you really can't write it any other way.

    November 28, 2009

  • Come try our Big Mick, Mickey nuggets and Mick Rib at Disneyland's!

    November 28, 2009

  • "However, she has to do it under the noses of both Ordell, the ATF man and a local cop." Both? Someone's missing a nose. Sounds like a job for Gogolumbo.

    November 28, 2009

  • In 8th grade, I used this word in a speech, and once I was told of my error, I was samultimeously flubbergasted and reppauled by my ignoranity.

    November 28, 2009

  • Or perhaps she really did see the writing on the wall....

    November 28, 2009

  • "Force factor claims to build muscles ..." rachelpriest doesn't seem too sold on her own product.

    November 28, 2009

  • Aww, gee whiz. You're putting too much mush in my room. ;)

    November 26, 2009

  • But the funny thing is, I have no qualms. (that is, I didn't favorite that word.)

    November 26, 2009

  • OK ALREADY! My guilt builds, builds, and builds each day! I admit it-- they are my words! Are you happy? These words that I used to love, I now hate! Pygopagus, sanglant, Astacus, sweetbread, checkerberry, sparple, horse coursing ... I admit it. OUT, DAMNED SPOT! OUT, I SAY!! It was me. I broke the favorites machine! These things of darkness, I acknowledge mine!

    November 26, 2009

  • You turkey!

    November 26, 2009

  • I think it's pronounced, the more southern you are, bore-regard.

    November 26, 2009

  • Bottoms are tops.

    November 26, 2009

  • But any such etymological regression must eventually lead to the rootless root and the unrooted rooter. The fabulous first fount of phrases. The majestic magician of madeupicals.

    November 26, 2009

  • I wonder if that's too narrow still. What about words like runcible that are pure nonsense and can't be strictly understood? I'd say they're still words. And I'd like to think that I am free to make up words, and they are indeed words (in the barest sense), even if the rest of the population never happens to adopt or understand them. They may not be very good words, but what else would they be?(Maybe in that case, the communicator and communicatee are one and the same?)

    November 25, 2009

  • I'm going to quote this possible etymology and let it speak for itself:

    O.E. cudele "the cuttlefish;" perhaps related to M.L.G. küdel "container, pocket;" O.N. koddi "cushion, testicle;" and O.E. codd (see cod).

    No-- that can't speak for itself; I'll have to ruin it. But something to note: the prominence of the 'd' in the provenance of the 't'. (Makes you wonder where the 't' comes from.)

    November 25, 2009

  • Good point, rolig. "Piece" in that sense, then, doesn't mean "part" but is more like "piece" in "piece of art." An example, a paragon? So something like "what an example of workmanship?"

    Uselessness-- then there's something else. Else than what?

    November 25, 2009

  • Another cheap-as word. The 'd' fell off!

    November 24, 2009

  • Part of a famous palindrome: "A wak, a ra, Arakawa.

    November 24, 2009

  • Where Luke's friends hid during the Hoth invasion.

    November 24, 2009

  • Nor to be confused with hypomilkofmagnesaemia, also known as hypomommamia.

    November 24, 2009

  • Clearly, one who trouves.

    November 24, 2009

  • It's like resistance, but doing it one less time.

    It's also snobbishly above subsisting.

    November 24, 2009

  • The example says this is also known as grass staggers, which is by far a better word(s).

    November 24, 2009

  • Just walk it off, kid. Walk it off.

    November 23, 2009

  • When B.A. Baracus had his aristeia.

    November 22, 2009

  • Any more words like this- the necessary double negative? While it means the same as abled, you can't actually use abled without coming across as insensitive.

    November 22, 2009

  • This is a cheap-as word.

    November 22, 2009

  • So cheap, they skimped on the last S.

    As in: "Being a cheap-as can lead to your downfa

    November 22, 2009

  • Even a merely good Britain is doubly better than a twice United states.

    November 22, 2009

  • It will leave your soul smelling like a Carolina pine forest.

    November 19, 2009

  • The same one who found Marsha and Mel Lowes distasteful and couldn't stand to listen to their daughter Belle?

    November 19, 2009

  • I heard she pells too.

    November 19, 2009

  • I think this is one of those words that, when pronounced correctly, is inaudible to the human ear. Only gods and dogs can hear it.

    November 19, 2009

  • It's a sheepish farewell to Al.

    November 18, 2009

  • This word is absolutely gorgeous.

    November 18, 2009

  • See self-referential.

    November 17, 2009

  • I can't stop myself from reading this as alla-tonce-ness. Is Tonce a cat? (CF SNL Toonces) Does alla = allah? or does alla = "other" (greek)? Or alla = "but" (Greek). Othercatness or Buttcatness?

    November 15, 2009

  • Firkin Robert Frost firkin firkins "forty firkins" in his firkin firkinly poem "Directive." (said in the voice of a displaced Smurf.)

    November 14, 2009

  • This word is absolutely horrible. Or should I say horrideous?

    November 14, 2009

  • This word doesn't work. It never has. It's too ... too what? Too sweet? Too obvious? Too forced? Too tongue-tying? And the imagery it evokes is sticky, slow, and viscous-- sort of the opposite of what it wants to do.

    November 14, 2009

  • My computer's font is giving me a picture of a conch. Maybe to represent Frosty's conch-ousness? Happy Birthday!

    November 14, 2009

  • Was wondering about "Random word" link at top. Last night it was great fun, giving me plenty of new words to think about. But today it was the opposite-- spitting out mostly typos like "Goolge" or randomly culled proper names or even computer code. I'm sure this is something on your radar, but just thought I'd point it out.

    November 12, 2009

  • The etymologies don't help much. One gives us the impression of some sort of clean, baptismal rebirth: new, fresh. The other claims it derives from mold and mucus. So I guess the resolution is to see moist in the sense of a new and fresh, moldy mucus. (As in, "Hey that's some new mold on that there mucus!")

    November 12, 2009

  • No. Should I have? :)

    November 12, 2009

  • I get the form, but why the factor?

    November 12, 2009

  • Mmm. I could go for some carinaria in a marinara sauce.

    November 11, 2009

  • So a theater would be a playsplace? A shirtsleeve, an aceplace? Eyes, a maceplace?

    November 10, 2009

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  • Potato list by a native Idahoan - who'd have thought it possible?

    June 13, 2010

  • Aww, gee whiz. You're putting too much mush in my room. ;)

    November 26, 2009

  • You're a fungi. I like this in a person.

    November 26, 2009

  • No. Should I have? :)

    November 12, 2009

  • Did you grow up in Delaware?

    November 12, 2009