PossibleUnderscore commented on the list underscoring-the-possibilities
Aw, this brings back memories :')
April 3, 2017
PossibleUnderscore commented on the word bilby magic
isn't it nearly time for the easter bilby to make an appearance?
PossibleUnderscore commented on the word invoilable
Still-- I think bilbies are more natural at performing than rabbits. Jus' sayin' ;)
December 17, 2012
PossibleUnderscore commented on the word If Ruzuzu is infinitely powerful, can she also be infinitely good
March 15, 2012
PossibleUnderscore commented on the word umbrage
To take or not to take.....?
August 20, 2011
PossibleUnderscore commented on the word cake or death
Give me Rapunzel with her Frying Pan over Jeff Vader any day!!
Awww... Am I really that scary?
August 17, 2011
PossibleUnderscore commented on the word new interface
Again, I'm sorry if this has already been brought up- and I am assuming it has: the comment boxes aren't expanding. And when I click my profile name, I just get the 'new interface' page.
Where is Wordie when you really need it???
Mmmmm. I need some umbrage right now.
And some fufluns.
And some sprinkles.
Oh look! I've found ruzuzu.
I'm sorry if this has already been discussed somewhere but I'm really too lazy to search for it amidst all these other comments:
Why am I unable to add words to my own lists??
PossibleUnderscore commented on the word jean dimmock
July 17, 2011
PossibleUnderscore commented on the user PossibleUnderscore
I wish I could be here more often!
PossibleUnderscore commented on the user feedback
I'm not sure if it's only me now but I really miss the old interface. The simplicity of it made Wordnik so homey and casual but now it seems rather cold and, for lack of a better term, 'try-hard'. I liked the names above the comment (it flowed much better) and there was no need for these dividers between comments and sections on a page. The old layout on the word pages was clear and simple. The sections being side by side as opposed to being underneath each other was neater, even if you did have to wait for it to load...I don't want to winge about everything, and I don't mean to be rude and grumpy but I honestly don't know if this new style is going to work for me.
Am I just being old-fashioned and pessimistic?
Do I have to just get over it?
July 1, 2011
To deviate briefly:
Bilby, why are you still hiding from us?
June 20, 2011
And the love button.
It just seems a bit messy and overwhelming. I liked everything on seperate pages.
Also, the black on the top sort of feels like it's closing in on me... I can't figue out (as Pro says on new interface) how to find the formatting box.
I like marky's idea though.
I have to admit, it's probably going to take me a while to get used to this but it's definitely not bad! I love the new love button.
Edit: is the love button akin to 'Favourite'?
June 19, 2011
PossibleUnderscore commented on the list things-that-make-me-happy--1
Awww... this list makes me happy.
June 13, 2011
PossibleUnderscore commented on the word theres a hole in my bucket
Dear Liza, dear Liza...
June 6, 2011
PossibleUnderscore commented on the list important-concepts-i-learned-from-watching-m-a-s-h
Radar will always be the best.
May 23, 2011
PossibleUnderscore commented on the list sweet-tooth-fairy-dominoes
But what can come after of comfort?
May 22, 2011
PossibleUnderscore commented on the word O.o
Me? I'm always deleting, renaming and switching.
May 18, 2011
PossibleUnderscore commented on the list first-lists
Hey- I'm pretty sure this wasn't my first list. My first list was Units of Language.
PossibleUnderscore commented on the user Wordplayer
Congrats! Do you remember the winning word?
May 16, 2011
PossibleUnderscore commented on the word whilst
I usually go "Then bilby got his ears caught in the frivolous blades of the... ." (No space, ellipsis, full stop. It's hard to do on Wordnik, but on Word it comes out much neater.) I haven't really thought about it before.
What about quotation marks and inverted commas? Many books these days use inverted commas for speech. eg. Bilby said, 'My ears are stuck!' as opposed to "My ears are stuck!". I personally prefer " as speech marks.
May 15, 2011
In my corner of the world and in my corner of Australia, 'whilst' isn't commonly used but when it is, it doesn't sound unnatural or pretentious either.
I think it could possibly be a dying word...
I'm intrigued by what rolig said about 'putting a comma after a quotation mark'-- example please? Speech marks or inverted commas?
May 14, 2011
PossibleUnderscore commented on the word combinations
But I knew also that twenty letters alone could form two quintillions, four hundred and thirty-two quadrillions, nine hundred and two trillions, eight billions, a hundred and seventy-six millions, six hundred and forty thousand combinations.
-Journey to the Centre of the Earth, Jules Verne
Well! As much as I hope that this computation of Verne's is correct, I'm going to assume that it was just a rough estimate.
May 12, 2011
PossibleUnderscore commented on the word eat what you want day
Are you kidding???
I totally missed it!
That's what you get for living so many timezones ahead.
PossibleUnderscore commented on the word googled
In my experience, which admittedly is limited, most genericised trademarks aren't capitalised except in a few select cases (which I can't think of right now). I'm quite comfortable with using googled but if someone told me I was wrong and it really mattered I suppose it wouldn't hurt to use a capital, even if it does look a bit funny.
PossibleUnderscore commented on the list pangrams
May 10, 2011
PossibleUnderscore commented on the list identify-the-wordienik
Is a plastic tiara appropriate?
May 8, 2011
May 7, 2011
Thanks g! It's been Great.
*hands 'zuzu tiara anyway*
May 6, 2011
PossibleUnderscore commented on the word Z҉A҉L҉G҉O̚̕̚
In short, Zalgo is a faux-Lovecraftian internet-based mythos typically accompanied with mangled text and vague implications that Zalgo will soon be destroying the world/the poster's sanity/humanity. Zalgo is not necessarily an entity, but is more of a concept, much like Lovecraft's "The Colour Out of Space."
Sounds very superstitious. And strange.
PossibleUnderscore commented on the word
I see a tiny litty F8 on top of a tiny little FF.
Not very exciting.
May 5, 2011
PossibleUnderscore commented on the word hoberman sphere
I used to have one of these!
Then I forgot all about it until now.
It's so fulfilling to rediscover your childhood delights.
Remember the 'Private Notes' section Wordie used to have? I'm really beginning to miss it. Is there any way we can get that feature back?
Unless you count her own word.
May 4, 2011
If I had gone with my gut feeling, I would be sitting with a grand total of 10 correct.
Oh the shame!!
*joins dontcry in death*
Do I get a prize for using 6 of the 7 cred herrings?
You have to admit, that's pretty impressive.
*fufluns all 'round*
I think it's ironic how ruzuzu was the first to ask what will happen when there's a tie.
And now there is.
PossibleUnderscore commented on the list things-that-smell-better-than-they-taste
Add it here.
It's not going to me.
I'm just getting a lollie bag.
*buys some popcorn*
*sits back to watch*
I think durian tastes much better than it smells.
PossibleUnderscore commented on the user vanderpink
*slinks back in the shadows*
Do I have a contract to sign?
PossibleUnderscore commented on the word Hork! The Herald Angels Sing
Hahaha! I love it!
Yeah- I went to bed last night just after the first statistic came out, disappointed that I was going to miss the results. Now I'm up again (after a very restless night dreaming of this game) and we're still not finished!
I'm so angry! I had both seanahan as prodigal and blafferty as ascian before I changed it. That would have taken me to five definitely right.
Ruzuzu, is gangerh saying you got absolutely none right?
Edit: I think I'm misunderstanding what he said. I can see some that you guessed correctly.
Edit Edit: Hah! So no one guessed your word right.Sorry. My mistake.
Heh heh heh...
Ruzuzu got me though!
PossibleUnderscore commented on the word lunchbox
Never heard that one before.
PossibleUnderscore commented on the list trees-ive-discovered--or-discovered-again
Wow- guess what I just discovered...
The General Sherman. Unfortunately it can't get its own place on this list, but it is absolutely mind-blowing. I nearly think I'm in love. Has anyone seen it in real life?
I'm feeling a bit queasy right now. Everyone seems so sure...
Oh no! I missed the closing hour!
Oh well. Looking back I would have gotten even more wrong if I changed anything.
*hides face in shame*
May 3, 2011
Oh bugger. That means I have to remember to get up just before 2AM to make my last minute changes.
PossibleUnderscore commented on the list complex-emotion--single-word
As certain people say around here: *favourited*.
May 2, 2011
PossibleUnderscore commented on the list open-list--suggestions-for-the-underscore
Much appreciated everyone!
Keep them coming!
PossibleUnderscore commented on the list thank-you-possibleunderscore
No no guys-- thank you.
PossibleUnderscore commented on the word the number 227 is prime
Is the number 227 prime?
By the way ruzuzu, I would love to hear the story behind this if you can remember.
PossibleUnderscore commented on the word the one the banana leaves open
And still the question remains: which one?
May 1, 2011
PossibleUnderscore commented on the word 01010100 01101000 01100001 01101110 01101011 00100000 01111001 01101111 01110101 00100000 01010010 01110101 01111010 01110101 01111010 01110101
Binary for 'Thank you Ruzuzu'.
(with thanks to marky for the idea)
PossibleUnderscore commented on the user ruzuzu
I don't know if this is terribly presumptious of me, but would you mind very much adding to your own list in Latvian?
And cowboy if you can.
That would be cool too.
What's your other half?
If you don't mind me asking.
PossibleUnderscore commented on the word kallisti
Well that's an unforgivable offence!
It wasn't you... was it?
And thank you bilby.
Incidentally, I had an excellent Apple Pie yesterday. It was from McDonalds and the crust was thin and crispy...
'A Greek word meaning 'for the prettiest one' which was inscribed on the Apple of Discord that essentially started the Trojan War.'
Well, I don't know anything about Ancient Greek (or modern Greek for that matter) but I'm assuming the above definition is correct. Does anyone know enough about the language to confirm?
Cake especially is much appreciated. It always has a special place in my ♥.
April 30, 2011
Should have been.
PossibleUnderscore commented on the list monovocalics
Hey! How did flampoint make it onto this list?
April 29, 2011
PossibleUnderscore commented on the list real-last-names-that-look-like-compound-nouns
Oh well. The more tea for me, I suppose.
Shame he took the fufluns.
April 28, 2011
PossibleUnderscore commented on the user blafferty
'Location: The West'
I'm sure by that you mean the Wild West. You're the first real cowboy I've ever met! I'm so excited! Can I have your autograph?
*helps self to snack*
And how do you do ruzuzu?
*sips tea with pinky in the air*
Bilby's word is quite possibly the funniest of them all.
April 27, 2011
Um... because it's possible?
No reason really. I just... kinda liked it.
PossibleUnderscore commented on the list go-to-jail--go-directly-to-jail
I fixed it.
PossibleUnderscore commented on the list herring
Hey! Did Vanderpink's secrecy rub off on you?
Edit: Not that I'm blaming you of course, with the backdrop of 'Identify the Wordienik'.
April 26, 2011
Alrighty! Here we go then...
Thank goodness for the edit button.
Spontaneity of life.
It pretty much sums up what I see in this list. No red-herrings about that. Sorry about the language though.
Haha ruzuzu! I beat you!
*cue evil laugh*
Edit: Wait a second- there aren't actually any tigers... are there?
I thought I just secured myself the job of a lifetime!!
*flees from vanderpink*
April 25, 2011
4 sleeps now!
PossibleUnderscore commented on the list recently-licked
It's finally here!
PossibleUnderscore commented on the user frindley
The Emerald City?!
April 24, 2011
How many sleeps do we have left?
PossibleUnderscore commented on the list the-wordie-banana-song
Still lovin' it!
PossibleUnderscore commented on the word easter bilby
Happy Easter everyone! (for tomorrow for those of you still in Saturday. Geez time zones!)
April 23, 2011
PossibleUnderscore commented on the list words-you-were-amazed-to-hear-in-a-song
nostalgia heard in this song.
Yeah- same thing happened to me.
The comments go on the list like in the previous games.
PossibleUnderscore commented on the word Love Will Tear Us Apart party banner
PossibleUnderscore commented on the list •open-list-what-s-on-em-your-em-work-desk
Hahaha! Misread the title as 'What's On Your Wordnik Desk?'.
*hides in corner with party-hat*
Maybe a lollie-bag at the end of the party.
Oh boy... this is even harder than I expected.
*leaves for a siesta in dontcry's peonies*
One less sleep for me.
Edit: Incidentally, I am actually very tired but now I couldn't possibly sleep for fear of dreaming about spreadsheets.
Do we get prizes for trying?
PossibleUnderscore commented on the word unprepared for ID the Wordienik
April 22, 2011
Wait a minute- if we're meant to submit answers by posting a comment, doesn't that mean everyone will be able to see?
Well at least you're not alone ruzuzu!
PossibleUnderscore commented on the word fellowsipping
April 21, 2011
PossibleUnderscore commented on the word wordnikstack
Personally I like wordienikostack. The 'o' adds an extra dimension.
PossibleUnderscore commented on the word gasometer
I think we need a good party round about now to celebrate barbarous words. Who's with me? I guarantee plenty of phony umbrage, and fufluns. Maybe even some cupcakes with hyphens.
I'll meet you over here.
April 20, 2011
I have never before missed so much in 4 hours.
English isn't a language that follows rules as rigid as thsoe of Latin or classical Greek or even more modern languages like Italian and Spanish. The variety and spontaneity is what makes English such a special and unique language. I'm personally a big fan of it.
I think this video sums things up nicely.
PossibleUnderscore commented on the word typosquatters
I'll drink to that!
Then bilby can wash my glass with his dishes.
UP WITH BARBARISMS
PossibleUnderscore commented on the list website-marketing-company
Smells like spam.
PossibleUnderscore commented on the word taramasalata
What a special word!
April 19, 2011
PossibleUnderscore commented on the word blumpkin
*is angry with self*
You know... we haven't had a group hug in quite a long time.
What better place to initiate one than on the bottom of Identify the Wordienik?
PossibleUnderscore commented on the word centre
Does anyone know why Brits use -re while Americans use -er? Surely it's not arbitrary. And similarly, how about -ise and -ize?
PossibleUnderscore commented on the user writer723
Forgive my ignorance, but I'm rather curious... who is the Goddess that you mention in your 'about me'?
April 18, 2011
You're an excellent baker reesetee!
April 17, 2011
Could do with a candle on top though.
And maybe some sprinkles too.
PossibleUnderscore commented on the list how-low-can-you-go--1
PossibleUnderscore commented on the user reesetee
(though from Australia it's rather belated I think)
Unprepared is an understatement. Can I join this club?
*nibbles a cupcake*
PossibleUnderscore commented on the word birds
WooHoo! A creative celebration of birds here
April 15, 2011
PossibleUnderscore commented on the word xupa federal
Is this some sort of spam?
April 14, 2011
PossibleUnderscore commented on the list hip--hip--hooray
Love the list description!
That poor guy though... have to feel sorry for people who are too hip for their own good. I know the pains of being too cool. I'm always in my jumper (or a coat if the occasion arises to look more hip).
PossibleUnderscore commented on the list guess-what-im-reading
The New Testament?
Bwahahahaha! You're so funny big-ears!! :D
I'm not really a herby sort of person I have to admit (sorry yarb). Let's just say I'm not going to bother going out of my way for coriander but if it happens to cross my path (which is fairly unlikely) I'll give it a go. That way I can stay in no-man's land for a while.
PossibleUnderscore commented on the list remarkable-wikipedia-categories
Um... that's coriander, right? I actually haven't had that much experience with the stuff but it is stirring something in my distant memory. Would you recommend it?
PossibleUnderscore commented on the list balderdash
Gotta love that game.
PossibleUnderscore commented on the list it-has-a-name
How about brills?
Edit: and staupings- the footprints of a cow or horse.
Woah! The randomness is killing me! ;-)
April 13, 2011
PossibleUnderscore commented on the word baa baa rainbow sheep
And why sir? Isn't that rather sexist?
The poor women out there...
April 10, 2011
PossibleUnderscore commented on the list test--29
A test for what?
Can I take it?
April 8, 2011
PossibleUnderscore commented on the word hilarious misunderstanding
April 5, 2011
PossibleUnderscore commented on the list johnny-appleseed
April 4, 2011
PossibleUnderscore commented on the user milosrdenstvi
Hey- just a question that popped into my head when I was reading some old comments: Do you like Milo?
As in, this Milo?
I don't know if you get that a lot around here and I'm just missing something... but it really got me wonderin'. :)
I wanna play too!
I'm just bursting from my office chair in excitement.
April 3, 2011
I like ptero's suggestion of the tagline. But perhaps linguaphiles or the like instead of 'word community', so it doesn't sound so stilted...?
PossibleUnderscore commented on the word pants
Strange article too.
April 2, 2011
In three words:
bunnies, rainbows (and) happiness
PossibleUnderscore commented on the user marky
Well, you did until you wrote that one.
March 31, 2011
PossibleUnderscore commented on the list lost-for-word
If italic means (according to Century Dictionary): '(lowercase or cap.) Of Italian origin: designating a style of printingtypes the lines of which slope toward the right', then what's the name given to writing that slopes to the left?
March 29, 2011
PossibleUnderscore commented on the word fairest
*slinks away to watch havoc from crystal ball*
March 26, 2011
PossibleUnderscore commented on the list words-that-you-may-never-use-in-a-sentence
Haha! And you thought fufluns could hurt me??
*disposes of fairy godmother (sorry h.)*
I AM A FUFLUN!
Fee Fi Fo Fum...
March 25, 2011
*grabs h. and holds knife to throat*
You will eat that avocado ruzuzu! If you don't, your fairy godmother will DIE!
*vanishes in dust and smoke*
*watches ruzuzu in a crystal ball from a far off tower*
March 24, 2011
PossibleUnderscore commented on the list movies-in-my-pants
Haha! I agree, and I'm surprised I haven't come across it before.
PossibleUnderscore commented on the word reed
Not when it looks like spam.
Where's your handsome prince now, princess?
I have plenty of avocados over here. Would you fancy a bite?
March 23, 2011
PossibleUnderscore commented on the word childbirth
Is that quote meant to be funny?
Because it's certainly not the former.
March 22, 2011
PossibleUnderscore commented on the word Enjoy your party and leave the clean up to us
Sozzy. If you need any extra help, I'll be around the corner of the Earth.
March 16, 2011
PossibleUnderscore commented on the word This account either doesn't exist or isn't public.
PossibleUnderscore commented on the list of-ants-and-men
March 10, 2011
PossibleUnderscore commented on the list things-weve-seen-moved-by-ants
I love ants. They're such incredible little things.
PossibleUnderscore commented on the word brang
I remember in the early days of my schooling we learnt to use brang instead of brought in a certain tense, but I can't seem to recall what that tense was. Comparing both words on Wordnik (where else would I go?? ;-) ) I can only find that brang is 'dialect, colloquial, informal'...
March 1, 2011
PossibleUnderscore commented on the word oatmeal
Woah! For a fleeting second that dried fruit looked like gummy bears.
February 26, 2011
PossibleUnderscore commented on the word cornetto
Isn't that a croissant? (forgive the ignorance)
Anyway, in my mind, a Cornetto will always be a type of ice-cream cone.
February 22, 2011
PossibleUnderscore commented on the word Zeitgeist
But 'Community'? Really? Couldn't it be at least a little creative?
Will newcomers really find a page full of comments on different words easier to understand because it says 'community'?
February 20, 2011
'Community' sounds sort of cold to me. The Zeitgeist heading was more Wordie/Wordnik-like. I didn't even know an imperative existed for changing the name.
February 19, 2011
PossibleUnderscore commented on the word water fountain
*hovers behind the refreshment pouches*
You're all going to be sticky and yuck...
February 18, 2011
PossibleUnderscore commented on the word airplane breakfast
I think 'Refresh yourself?' would be the politest way to put it.
February 16, 2011
Wow. I think I've just been put off bubblers forever.
What do you call them?
February 15, 2011
I exclusively use bubbler, which may (or may not, mind you) be a little childish, but I have never actually heard anyone say 'drinking/ water fountain' except on the screens or in print.
PossibleUnderscore commented on the user Prolagus
PossibleUnderscore commented on the word fufluns distribution center
Where are the catapults?
February 11, 2011
PossibleUnderscore commented on the user bilby
Feel free to take some of mine.
Try saying that as fast as you can.
February 8, 2011
Hey! I wanted a t-shirt too!
February 7, 2011
Anyone else fancy a waltz?
February 6, 2011
PossibleUnderscore commented on the word het
het: the Kiwi way of saying hat.
February 5, 2011
Ha ha bloody ha. Not punny.
Ruzuzu! I sort of need some help over here!
February 4, 2011
PossibleUnderscore commented on the user gangerh
Are you still around? If so, there's a great fuflun/ pie fight going on if you're interested.
Oh! Right, I nearly missed my cue...
*grabs some hummus for good measure*
PossibleUnderscore commented on the list pioneers
Which would you prefer, my furry friend: two pies or two fufluns in each ear? Or maybe one of each?
February 3, 2011
Wait! Have these fufluns instead. I am rather fond of pies and would hate to see them in a marsupial's ears.
PossibleUnderscore commented on the word sustainism
February 1, 2011
PossibleUnderscore commented on the word dismentor
January 31, 2011
PossibleUnderscore commented on the word Wordnik
Not since I confiscated it last week.
I warned you children to play nicely...
January 30, 2011
PossibleUnderscore commented on the list plurale-tantum
Those things should be made illegal.
PossibleUnderscore commented on the word gambiheeorgiaermanyhanareecerenadauatemalauineauinea-bissauuyanaaitiondurasungarycelandndiandonesiaranraqrelandsraeltalyamaicaapanordanazakhstanenyairibatioreorthoreouthuwaityrgyzstanaosatviaebanon
How many times can you say that in a single breath?
January 29, 2011
Geez guys, I'm still nothing compared with you...
January 28, 2011
How about my genus???
Or maybe my genes?
January 27, 2011
PossibleUnderscore commented on the word humble pie
eat boiled crow'
That's why we all love Wordnik. It can introduce you to things you never knew existed and leave you completely hanging.
PossibleUnderscore commented on the word rabbit test
PossibleUnderscore commented on the word it
Thanks for that :)
January 21, 2011
Possibly from the latin word 'id'?
January 19, 2011
PossibleUnderscore commented on the word siesta
Boy, could I enter one right now...
January 14, 2011
PossibleUnderscore commented on the word hon
Does anyone know from where addressing strangers as 'love' (or 'luv') come? I get that sort of thing a lot but I don't think it's exclusively Australian.
January 10, 2011
PossibleUnderscore commented on the word jellyfish
I didn't even know people ate jellyfish... but I suppose people eat most things nowadays.
PossibleUnderscore commented on the word biro
Although apparantly there was a very similar patent for a pen that could write on leather held by a gentleman named John Loud a couple of decades or so before (please correct me if I'm mistaken).
PossibleUnderscore commented on the word 2011
Does anyone know what the Phrase of 2010 was?
January 2, 2011
PossibleUnderscore commented on the word rothphone
Roughly how big is it?
It's hard to tell in the photo.
December 27, 2010
Well, it depends what you've asked for but I believe Santa is being very generous this year. He's even wrapping up love fresh from the North Pole.
December 25, 2010
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