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  • Well then, you have a lot more grossness ahead of you!

    March 3, 2007

  • That occurred to me, but I stifled the thought so as not to . . . pluke. SoG, you're full of grossness tonight.

    March 3, 2007

  • cause I'm the nu . . . family jewels!

    March 3, 2007

  • this word is so gross.

    March 3, 2007

  • I can't find a name for it, but in Madrid they say there's a wind that will kill a man, but not blow out a candle.

    March 3, 2007

  • "Pea . . . . tear . . . . griffin. Peter Griffin"

    March 3, 2007

  • Batman's boomerang.

    March 3, 2007

  • like the Watusi, but done Batman style.

    March 3, 2007

  • Warner Bros. cartoon about history.

    March 3, 2007

  • "There is no Dana, only Zuul."

    March 3, 2007

  • the cat, that is

    March 3, 2007

  • the 13th month. From a misprint in the Springfield Elementary School calendar.

    March 3, 2007

  • How in the name of Papa Smurf did smurf you later replace see you later?

    March 3, 2007

  • reason as you will; it's still just plain awful.

    March 3, 2007

  • good one reesetee. I second by adding.

    March 3, 2007

  • half tomato and half tobacco

    March 2, 2007

  • I never even read the from line, but I just did and found Fanni Miracle.

    March 2, 2007

  • Don't tell me a literary work is important. Don't do it.

    Sometimes I am my old man.

    March 2, 2007

  • I always just want this to be shambles, no a!

    March 2, 2007

  • That's one theory. Another is that a really great collarbone is so deep is could be used as a soapdish.

    March 2, 2007

  • Portuguese for soap holder AND collarbone.

    March 2, 2007

  • Sorry kid, that's just too much to ask.

    March 2, 2007

  • Every time I read this, my heart alters course. Those last two lines . . .

    March 2, 2007

  • Thanks guys. Never heard of crap around though c_b :)

    "Someone has crapped in, on, or about the coats."

    March 2, 2007

  • Growing old together.

    What a nice word. Thanks reesetee!

    March 2, 2007

  • Thanks ressetee. I just love how scence words sound.

    March 2, 2007

  • w00t used to bother me, but I've come around. I'm a cantankerous old man at the keyboard.

    March 2, 2007

  • I think it would be helpful to have a "comment search" function. Sometimes I want to find my way back to a particular comment or conversation, but just can't remember which word started all the hubbub.

    Happy you violated all your rules too, uselessness.

    March 2, 2007

  • Accepted, mate. I just started feeling attacked. The internet is a tricky place and it's not always easy to know a person's tone of voice. I've pretty much had it with internet trolls/flamers - to the point where I rarely join forums anymore. Sorry if I'm a bit touchy.

    March 2, 2007

  • I used dreamt and am a big fan of the Oxford Comma.

    March 2, 2007

  • Hey sionnach, are you familiar with John Gabriel's "Greater Internet Fuckwad Theory"?

    http://www.boingboing.net/2007/02/21/flame_first_think_la.html

    I mean, is this list really hurting anyone? I got a kick out of the names in this book, that's all. What's with all the rancor?

    March 2, 2007

  • And here I thought this was a made up word in Salman Rushdie's "Haroun and the Sea of Stories." He did make up a bunch of words for that book, if I'm not mistaken. Someone must have a list.

    March 1, 2007

  • S. Korean currency.

    March 1, 2007

  • Oh, a Wordie challenge! I have a couple already posted on two of my lists. Maybe those'll get answered too.

    March 1, 2007

  • I use coinkydink on this site a lot.

    But there must be a word for when a recently learned word begins popping up everywhere.

    March 1, 2007

  • sounds like a meat foetus.

    If God didn't want us to eat fetuses, why are they made out of meat?

    March 1, 2007

  • cool. and cause of this word, I found meatus!

    March 1, 2007

  • A body opening or passage, such as the opening of the ear or the urethral canal.

    March 1, 2007

  • inexplicable? Wha . . . you're not from around here, are you?

    March 1, 2007

  • Someone had to do it. How's it feel to be that someone, U?

    March 1, 2007

  • granted.

    March 1, 2007

  • amo-eba, sub-po-ena, what else?

    March 1, 2007

  • "I was in the pool!"

    March 1, 2007

  • Oh reesetee, I hate when anything which should be plural is referred to as product. In fact, product is going on my Rubbies list! Retail!

    I have a friend who thinks I'm uptight over the whole comic book book thing. But I feel it gives the wrong impression. She might say, "I read 20 books this weekend," and I'm all impressed when what she meant was that she read 20 comics (sorry c_b, I refer to them as comics. Sunday comics are either comics or [funnies).

    March 1, 2007

  • Just the n and 0, reesetee. I guess those are common. I still haven't had any luck with the t and d.

    March 1, 2007

  • Does anyone else hate it when people refer to comic books just as books?

    March 1, 2007

  • thanks, U

    March 1, 2007

  • Look at this list. How many people do you think will be adding these words? And I want to add the names as they appeared in the book.

    March 1, 2007

  • How can you tell what number it is?

    March 1, 2007

  • Can anyone help me figure out how to add a word with superscripts d and t?

    March 1, 2007

  • Little Big Man

    February 28, 2007

  • just taught this to my students today. they got a good chuckle out of it.

    February 28, 2007

  • new and improved is patently ridiculous.

    February 28, 2007

  • Clearly I'm the lucky one. But enough of this sappy hogwarsh.

    February 28, 2007

  • Mao and Hu were not allowed in the subject lines of Microsoft's MSN Spaces. That's probably because China's leaders are considered "off limits," rather than controversial.

    February 28, 2007

  • Last I heard, China had 40,000 internet police scanning for improper internet use. When you hit upon a suspicious site, a happy, animated jingjing, or police officer, appears on your screen giving you a wag of the finger. If you're not careful, your door will get kicked down in the middle of the night.

    In 2006, Yahoo helped China gain access to journalist Shi Tao's email. Tao was arrested and faces up to 10 years in prison.

    For those of you in China who wish to surf anonymously and get around the firewall, you can use proxying tools (though at your own risk), such as anonymouse.org, Freenet, and TriangleBoy.

    February 28, 2007

  • I used to have a dog who would get so excited she'd pee whenever we said this to her.

    February 28, 2007

  • thank you reesetee.

    February 27, 2007

  • bizarre

    February 26, 2007

  • I've seen them used in a few papers. If I were teaching college level students back home, I would do the same najp.

    February 26, 2007

  • OH OH OH! How about, "Joseph, we're pregnant"?

    February 26, 2007

  • hmm. I wonder too. I use it to refer to guys too, but I know it can be used for either. . . . more on this later.

    February 26, 2007

  • Hats off to you, tomsteele, for what is the best Wordie comment I have read so far.

    February 26, 2007

  • Thanks najp. And I'm glad you like the list!

    February 26, 2007

  • That's my problem with LotR. I read the Hobbit and the first two Rings books and now I feel I have to read the third. It has been 5 years :)

    February 26, 2007

  • Thanks jennarenn. I should probably put an explanation under my list. See, my Nana didn't say that. Though I think she used to refer to my friends as boyfriends which just doesn't work like girls' girlfriends.

    February 26, 2007

  • HA! I JUST saw one of those outside!

    February 26, 2007

  • sugar walls

    February 25, 2007

  • booooooooooo

    February 25, 2007

  • Cut it out fartknocker!

    No way bunghole.

    February 25, 2007

  • Thanks chained_bear! I agree that dickhead does not necessarily impugn the morals of the subject; I think it can, though not in the same way slut does. Also, I don't use it to mean "one who thinks with his penis." Curious who uses it to mean exactly that.

    I already listed cocksucker and am glad someone mentioned the issue of sex. I tend to think this refers more to a woman sucking than a gay man. I think I'll add suck my dick to the list, especially as I've heard women use the phrase. I know this list aims to level the playing field, but that phrase is bad enough coming from a guy and is even worse from a woman. C_B, wouldn't, then, sucking be a positive action? I think fuck it or fuck you fits with your point though.

    Oh! I just remembered the notorious suck it from the WWF (WWE).

    Again, I truly don't think of anything negative when I hear bitchin'. And there are various explanations of balls to the wall. A couple can be found here.

    February 25, 2007

  • How odd; I was just about to make a list like this myself.

    uselessness, why Americans only?

    February 25, 2007

  • farting while walking

    February 25, 2007

  • "In all senses also called claire-obscure."

    February 25, 2007

  • antonomasia when a trademark is used as a generic term.

    February 25, 2007

  • the action of wiping the nose

    February 25, 2007

  • empasm

    February 25, 2007

  • a wave of unusual height, especially a tidal wave up a narrow estuary.

    February 25, 2007

  • Bart Simpson's word. \kwee-jee-bo\ n. 1 : a bald, overweight, North American ape of below average intelligence

    February 25, 2007

  • Acceptable vulgarisms are the point! Granted, it makes a world of difference if the original meaning is completely obscured. It'll go in the appendix, but does little to balance the scales. Thanks.

    February 25, 2007

  • For all you bird lovers: cockyolly bird an expression meaning "dear little bird," used both about birds and as an endearment. It is a variant of dicky-bird.

    February 25, 2007

  • I had never heard that one pamelad. I looked it up and found this: Oddly, in British English it is not these days a vulgarism, or at least only a very mild one. It comes from one of several senses of cock, to bend at an angle, as in — for example — cocking a gun or turning up the brim of one’s headgear (so producing an old-time naval officer’s cocked hat).

    The use of cock-up to mean a blunder or error was originally British military slang dating from the 1920s. The slang sense of cock clearly had a lot to do with its adoption, but this hasn’t stopped it being used in respectable publications, and modern British dictionaries mark it merely as informal or colloquial.

    I'm including it in the appendix because I think what matters is how people conceive a word. balls to the wall, for instance, has nothing to do with testicles, but that's what a lot of people think of.

    February 25, 2007

  • Thanks, those are going in the Appendix!

    February 25, 2007

  • I like Wordie because it can help you wrap your mind around the way words are used. This list is similar to my "too many faggot scenes" list, only this issue has been plaguing me for a lot longer. I would never classify myself as a feminist, but would perhaps call myself a Post-Feminist.

    I've noticed an unsettling tendency (in men and women) of using male-oriented terms to describe something positive, while female-oriented words describe the negative. There are exceptions, such as bitchin', but I think the exceptions are few. Maybe I'm wrong. Help me list and define words and phrases with a male bent. If there are exceptions, they'll go in a new list.

    Also, I'd love to hear any insight you have as to why this occurs.

    February 25, 2007

  • The boy's name Peter is pronounced PEE-ter. It is of Greek origin, and its meaning is "rock."

    ...therefore... it has been officially decided by the Pete Collective, that the collective noun for a group of people called Peter is: A Rockery

    February 25, 2007

  • thefreedictionary says peter

    Peter is also a euphemism for penis; see There's a Skeeter on My Peter.

    February 25, 2007

  • had a girl say to me (in all innocent seriousness), "whatever tickles your pickle."

    February 24, 2007

  • He lived, but I'll never be the same.

    February 24, 2007

  • http://www.qwantz.com/index.pl?comic=752

    February 24, 2007

  • http://www.qwantz.com/index.pl?comic=687

    February 24, 2007

  • http://www.qwantz.com/index.pl?comic=423

    February 24, 2007

  • http://www.qwantz.com/index.pl?comic=436

    February 24, 2007

  • I dislike when this is used to rhyme with words like "pain" in poetry. Sure, you can pronounce it that way, but I don't and it always throws me.

    February 24, 2007

  • Yok: A pejorative Yiddish term for a person who lists 3 letter words on the net and gets the definitions totally incorrect.

    February 24, 2007

  • Obviously you said it wrong.

    February 24, 2007

  • Don't suppose you care for my Dad's favorite and oh so eloquent brick shithouse.

    February 24, 2007

  • Goddam, the pirate's life for me!

    February 24, 2007

  • I have a rumbly in my tumbly.

    February 24, 2007

  • oh! Well! I . . . . !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 24, 2007

  • Great list! My dog ate my high-bounce ball. The vet tried to give it back to me, but my mommy wouldn't have it :(

    February 24, 2007

  • That part always bugged me. I think the best thing about the song is that most people find it to be unlistenable. That and John's laugh at the end.

    February 24, 2007

  • interesting. I've always heard "are your ears ringing?"

    February 23, 2007

  • Thanks for listing this poem reesetee; I hadn't read it in a long time and really enjoyed reading it again.

    February 23, 2007

  • That bird is dope as shit y'all. They should make a shoebill cartoon character.

    February 23, 2007

  • Hey guys. Bit late on this. Thanks for the suggestions. Some I don't really get. What with the ear one?

    February 23, 2007

  • You know U, first you doubt my sincerity, then you kick me while I'm down. Each time I let you have it. But you don't shit on a man's words. Not round these parts anyhow. Prepare to die.

    February 23, 2007

  • I remember calling Andrew Marvell a scumbag in class once for his schmoozing of some gal. The teacher got this disgusted look on her face. Days later, I read that a lot of people use this to mean a "used condom."

    February 22, 2007

  • Axe Handles

    Gary Snyder

    One afternoon the last week in April

    Showing Kai how to throw a hatchet

    One-half turn and it sticks in a stump.

    He recalls the hatchet-head

    Without a handle, in the shop

    And go gets it, and wants it for his own.

    A broken-off axe handle behind the door

    Is long enough for a hatchet,

    We cut it to length and take it

    With the hatchet head

    And working hatchet, to the wood block.

    There I begin to shape the old handle

    With the hatchet, and the phrase

    First learned from Ezra Pound

    Rings in my ears!

    "When making an axe handle

    the pattern is not far off."

    And I say this to Kai

    "Look: We'll shape the handle

    By checking the handle

    Of the axe we cut with—"

    And he sees. And I hear it again:

    It's in Lu Ji's We Fu, fourth century

    A.D. "Essay on Literature" - in the

    Preface: "In making the handle

    Of an axe

    By cutting wood with an axe

    The model is indeed near at hand."

    My teacher Shih-hsiang Chen

    Translated that and taught it years ago

    And I see: Pound was an axe,

    Chen was an axe, I am an axe

    And my son a handle, soon

    To be shaping again, model

    And tool, craft of culture,

    How we go on.

    February 21, 2007

  • Take it. I don't even want it anymore :(

    February 21, 2007

  • "held under these smothering waves

    by your strong and thick veined hand,

    but one of these days I'm going to wriggle up on dry land."

    February 21, 2007

  • it coitenly does

    February 21, 2007

  • China and Korea. So those names were chosen. Not as fun I guess.

    February 21, 2007

  • Oh man. My cursor was on the "add" button :(

    February 21, 2007

  • and parochial schools.

    February 21, 2007

  • Easy pal. I'm quite choosey, but you were baiting me with that one and you know it!

    February 21, 2007

  • trying to tempt me with that variation? reeeeeesssiiist.

    February 21, 2007

  • Right on all around, and I'm including the mention of plethora and epitome as over-rated. Schadenfreude, on the other hand, I used today for the first time and I think it's a great word.

    February 21, 2007

  • Uselessness, I'm 5'11, have piercing eyeballs and clean fingernails. I enjoy listing, long walks on the beach, loud music, and teasing internet stalkers.

    February 21, 2007

  • Listen to him speak. I'm guessing he's just not terribly bright. Combine that with hatred and you're bound to get yourself in hot water eventually.

    February 21, 2007

  • The Lord of the Rings is simply not great story-telling, in my opinion. The Fellowship is a painful read. It's just endless walking.

    February 21, 2007

  • I'm 24. Is it inappropriate asking a lady her age if it's on the internet?

    February 21, 2007

  • "From the Rotunda, visitors walk into Statuary Hall. This room was once the meeting place for the House of Representatives. However, it became Statuary Hall in Eighteen-Sixty-Four after the number of lawmakers grew too large to continue meeting there. Another name for Statuary Hall is the “Whisper Chamber.�? This is because when a visitor stands at one end of the room, he or she can hear what people at the other end are saying. The shape of the room with its high ceiling creates this unusual movement of sound waves."

    February 21, 2007

  • Thanks chained :)

    February 21, 2007

  • Uselessness, remind me to get right on that :)

    Jennarenn, my name is AbraxasZugzwang and I feel like the only living soul who hasn't read Harry Potter. I'll have to take your wordie for it.

    Valse, you know what my friend? I watched that show all the time and I remember that particular incantation. Added!

    February 21, 2007

  • swab the poop deck por favor.

    February 21, 2007

  • Recently, Tim Hardaway made some hateful comments about gay people. When I read the headline, I was under a particular impression. What I thought he had said is, "I don't like gay people. I am a homophobe." He did say those things, but he went on to be hateful. It made me wonder about people who have an actual phobia. I bet the media would jump on a person who admitted to having an honest-to-goodness phobia just the same as hate-speech.

    the word homophobia has a comment to this effect.

    February 21, 2007

  • actually seanahan, the book I read about it in shows that it's a response to your everday "I'm sorry."

    February 21, 2007

  • funny how some people will get offended even not knowing a term. I remember when I was little my Dad got pissed at me and my sister for saying jinx.

    February 21, 2007

  • don't listen to them jennarenn!

    February 21, 2007

  • Actually, it's Bud Bundy's rapper name: Grandmaster B

    February 21, 2007

  • jennarenn, were you raised in the 19th century by an aristocratic English family?

    February 21, 2007

  • Acoustic Shadow: cool term c_b.

    And thanks jennarenn; I feel less loserish now.

    February 21, 2007

  • it was reesetee's suggestion.

    February 21, 2007

  • just bull, garbage, and a personal favorite cockamamie

    February 21, 2007

  • Man, so many people hate this word. Btw, I love the name Moistened Wench!

    February 20, 2007

  • Say it right. It's chowda. Chowdaheads.

    February 20, 2007

  • When you type "mepose balkie" into google, it says "Did you mean: jepose balki" When you click on that, it's a googlewhack!

    February 20, 2007

  • "Eight year olds, Dude."

    February 20, 2007

  • This Series features a little boy who always wants to experience some kind of historical happening. He has a little toy pegasus which becomes Luno, the flying horse when he uses the magic phrase "Oh winged horse of marble white, take me on a magic flight".

    February 20, 2007

  • if the possessed, watch out for spit.

    February 20, 2007

  • I like the alt. definition of this:

    Noun 1. git - a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible; "only a rotter would do that"; "kill the rat"; "throw the bum out"; "you cowardly little pukes!"; "the British call a contemptible person a `git'"

    February 20, 2007

  • For those of you with gmail, I often hear the chat chime when no one has written to me. I'm a sad man.

    February 20, 2007

  • anyone else think Hungry Hungry Hippos?

    February 20, 2007

  • "Though you pay for the hands they're shaking

    The speeches and the mistakes they're making

    As they struggle with the undertaking of

    Simple thought."

    February 20, 2007

  • bored?

    February 20, 2007

  • http://bookplatejunkie.blogspot.com/

    February 20, 2007

  • adjective used to describe diseases thought to be caused by the influence of malignant stars.

    February 20, 2007

  • a reply to an apology

    February 20, 2007

  • aka angletouch, a worm used as bait in fishing.

    February 20, 2007

  • An adjective meaning "having an expressive face."

    February 20, 2007

  • "And you send your dark messengers to tempt me.

    I come from Chino so all your threats are empty"

    February 20, 2007

  • This speaks volumes about our culture's obsession with cell phones. I've asked before if anyone is aware of a word that means "anti-cell phone." I'm still looking for one, if anyone happens to know it.

    Does anyone ever hear their name called when listening to music too loud? Used to happen to me all the time when I was younger but, then, my mother was prone to flying off the deep end if I didn't respond immendiately!

    February 20, 2007

  • up your coat, up your zipper, it up, not go gentle into that good night

    February 20, 2007

  • The Bartman

    also, people have often asked me if I "do any art" or "karate," though I agree it's an awkward construction.

    February 20, 2007

  • electric slide

    February 20, 2007

  • Backflip (sorry, these are coming to me one at a time here)

    February 20, 2007

  • The Right Thing: A Spike Lee Joint.

    February 20, 2007

  • The Hustle!

    February 20, 2007

  • awesome. Some giraffiti seen recently at my hagwon (delete if anyone is offended): Don't make me push your shit back & sex (delete, for instance, this one if it's too much for y'all).

    February 20, 2007

  • Private school in Korea. Students attend after their regular elementary school day to study a variety of subjects in order to prepare for their High School entrance exams.

    February 20, 2007

  • For example, "I'm probably gonna get the honkus of the bonkus from drinking this shittily filtered water."

    February 20, 2007

  • That's not the first time on this site that someone has said a list has changed their mood. It would make a good study.

    February 20, 2007

  • I was reading up on this again yesterday.

    February 19, 2007

  • Yep. Was a poor boy and didn't make much. That's how it goes.

    February 19, 2007

  • Done, and I'm toying with the idea of putting the money toward a kitty. Need to decide by tomorrow and I'm so indecisive.

    February 19, 2007

  • I don't drink much. Beer. Yuck!

    February 19, 2007

  • nails, up, something, anything, it right, martial arts, art, nothing

    February 19, 2007

  • groundhog day, Pepero Day

    February 19, 2007

  • That's mostly what I write.

    February 19, 2007

  • I already have a list for "painful tags," but this particular prejudice has recently been discussed and I thought I'd start my own list. I'm always hesitant to list controversial terms for fear of backlash . . . but I'm also of the mind that ignoring something doesn't make it go away.

    I'm not sure what would lessen the impact of certain slurs. I've said before that I don't think trying to make an insult yours (as with nigger and fag) works. I suppose it's just better education and, possibly, the dismissing of terms as jokey that would help, though plenty of people contend that that's dangerous in itself.

    I'll leave you with a favorite line of mine from the movie "Velvet Goldmine." It goes something like this:

    Everyone is bisexual; it's a freedom you can allow yourself or not.

    February 19, 2007

  • what an odd way to make a list.

    February 19, 2007

  • Thanks guys. I liked the Departed too. I don't usually like Scorsese.

    February 19, 2007

  • Korean for spot. My friend's dog's name, though I call him pondegi.

    February 19, 2007

  • Yeah. At least, I tack on an s. I've heard people argue the lego thing though.

    February 19, 2007

  • I see. I like that distinction.

    February 19, 2007

  • lenticular clouds. Just cause I love them so much.

    February 19, 2007

  • what's wrong with prose poetry?

    February 19, 2007

  • as for your flying buttress question, I believe that's a zen paradox. Wrong practice.

    February 19, 2007

  • a penguin is a nun, as she wears a penguin suit.

    February 19, 2007

  • whaaa? How could something as basic as mib have escaped my Wordie-ing??

    February 19, 2007

  • Intriguing all around.

    February 19, 2007

  • Very cool list. Unfortunately, it also led me to notice that Prometheus and Bob has been removed from YouTube :(

    February 19, 2007

  • c_b, it is creepier that way! And I've heard it many times. Don't pout! Quick, delete your comment before anyone else can see!

    February 19, 2007

  • c_b, that last one makes me suspicious. Do you know me in real life?

    February 19, 2007

  • oh excellent. reesetee calls people dildo :)

    February 19, 2007

  • palooka, I can understand your concern. Yesterday, I deleted my last comment from the Wordiehol list. There's a blurry line between mocking homophobes and sending the wrong message.

    Still, there are certainly such things as gay words in most people's minds and that thinking is not reinforced solely by straight people. For instance, on gay pride day at my college, I remember that the gay population sidewalk-chalked fag everywhere. I didn't think that was very positive nor did it seem to help their situation. Much like black people trying to make the word nigger their own. It doesn't work because we're all still well aware of the negative origins.

    February 19, 2007

  • Don't say ain't or your mother will faint, your father will fall in a bucket of paint, your sister will cry, your brother will die, and the dog will call the FBI.

    February 18, 2007

  • why the groan? I just hate the word casbah

    February 18, 2007

  • You really think no one will suspect if I do those things whilst engaging in the sexual relations with uselessness?

    February 18, 2007

  • You have no idea. Soon, instead of, "Is you hair following Elvis," Koreans will ask if Elvis' hair was "following mine."

    February 18, 2007

  • Jeepers Creepers was a movie. Terrible indeed.

    February 18, 2007

  • how Koreans describe my nose

    February 18, 2007

  • what Koreans call my sideburns

    February 18, 2007

  • I've had Koreans refer to my sideburns (on more than one occasion) as "little beards." Hell, I'm adding that.

    February 18, 2007

  • To be eaten during the Mid-Autumn Day Festival

    February 18, 2007

  • And Martin's found an old trunk full of stage makeup in the basement

    And he's sending it along

    We can always use more makeup

    Yeah more creams and powders

    ~The Mountain Goats

    February 18, 2007

  • Ha! That's exactly what I thought this word meant when I was little.

    February 18, 2007

  • c_b, did you read a book on powders or something?

    February 18, 2007

  • Here're some of my favorites (if you haven't already read them):

    Franny and Zooey, The Martian Chronicles, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Yes I Can: The Autobiography of Sammy Davis Jr., Steppenwolf, The Sheep Look Up.

    February 18, 2007

  • I just read it for the first time a couple of months ago. Speaker for the Dead is sitting here waiting to be read.

    I read a review of Card's most recent novel and it sounds disappointing. Lot's of bogus politics, it sounds like.

    February 18, 2007

  • Over to your place? Dude. I'm not gay!!

    February 18, 2007

  • I just added ender to my words.

    February 18, 2007

  • weeeeell . . . I mean . . . .yeah.

    February 18, 2007

  • gasp! Mibble, you beat me to it! Unberievable!

    February 18, 2007

  • Don't feel threatened uselessness. If you look closely, you'll see that I can't live without listing.

    palooka, I should be creating art too. Unfortunately I have 0 artistic ability. It's a constant source of aggravation for me. I even considered listing that until I realized I'd just be torturing myself.

    February 18, 2007

  • how squeamish you are.

    February 18, 2007

  • In life, there are many unnecessary phrases.

    February 18, 2007

  • the more common neener neener neener

    February 18, 2007

  • I love this story.

    February 18, 2007

  • It can be used with or without crazy.

    February 18, 2007

  • As a matter of fact I . . . . BRB!

    February 18, 2007

  • 2.18.07: The year of the (golden) pig. Happy Lunar New Year everyone.

    February 18, 2007

  • I was going to post a definition for this, but I'd rather just leave seanahan's comment be.

    February 18, 2007

  • The chute through which poop cometh.

    February 18, 2007

  • Nigga, what the fuck is juice? I want some grape drink baby. Sugar. Water. Purple.

    February 18, 2007

  • A person who maintains they can live on air alone.

    February 18, 2007

  • How we should all start answering the phone.

    February 18, 2007

  • One who thinks he/she is a hipster, but is actually terribly shitty. There are countless examples to give, but that wouldn't be very nice.

    February 18, 2007

  • Why sandwich, of course.

    February 18, 2007

  • The Bunlap people perform an ancient ritual called Gkol, in which men tie vines to their ankles and jump headfirst from platforms jutting out from a tower. The jumper's fall is broken by the vines, the other end of which is tied to the tower. A sloping surface of softened earth at the base of the tower provides some protection from injury in case of a broken vine, a vine of incorrect length, or a poor jump. Gkol inspired the modern sport of bungee jumping, though the vines used are far less elastic than bungee cords, and the Gkol jumper does not bounce up at the end of the fall. The Gkol legend says that in the village Bunlap a man called Tamalie had a quarrel with his wife and she ran away and climbed a banyan tree, (which some recall as line in an old and admired song) where she wrapped her ankles with liana vines. When Tamalie came up to her, the woman jumped from the tree and so did her husband not knowing what had his wife done. He died but the woman survived. The men of Bunlap were very impressed by this performance and they began to practise such jumps in case they got in a similar situation. This practice transformed into a ritual for rich yam harvest and also for proving manhood.

    February 18, 2007

  • pronounced "wong wong." Is the Chinese word for the sound a dog makes. Now, maybe a dog doesn't exactly say "woof," but I've sure as hell never heard a dog make the "ng" sound!

    February 18, 2007

  • means "haha" or lol in Asian chat. Also spelled kk.

    February 18, 2007

  • "Also, Dude, chinaman is not the preferred nomenclature. Asian-American, please."

    February 18, 2007

  • reminds me of aloisius

    February 18, 2007

  • forgotten arm

    February 18, 2007

  • Silkworm larvae. Yummy.

    February 17, 2007

  • mush mushroom!

    February 17, 2007

  • The sound a lightsaber makes when swung.

    February 17, 2007

  • Gunplay will be graphic if I do the thug

    February 17, 2007

  • Ain't none of y'all motherfucker more street than me

    February 17, 2007

  • goggles!

    February 17, 2007

  • I ain't the cutest nigga rappin', but I still got hoz.

    February 17, 2007

  • That was uncalled for! Do I come into your house slamming screen doors??

    February 17, 2007

  • phew.

    February 17, 2007

  • ahem. uselessness . . . you . . . you ARE a nerd, right?

    February 17, 2007

  • screendoor, you so craaaaaaazy!

    February 17, 2007

  • don't let the bedbugs bite.

    February 17, 2007

  • And even better than "night": night night or nighty night

    February 17, 2007

  • eclectic, and deus ex machina are a couple of mine.

    February 17, 2007

  • can be dissolved with a dash of Bendii Syndrome

    February 17, 2007

  • I'm fond of the phrase batshit crazy

    February 17, 2007

  • Matterhorn

    February 17, 2007

  • Though not a roller coaster, I had honestly thought I was going to die on Splash Mountain.

    chained_bear, how old were you? Funny how the mind remembers stuff like that :)

    February 17, 2007

  • Ah, well it's the pinyin of a Chinese word.

    February 17, 2007

  • May I suggest peeper, in honor of my grandmother?

    Also, why have I not favorited this list yet?

    February 17, 2007

  • Love this list. I have an aminals list myself.

    February 17, 2007

  • It is decided. Sunbathers is out! Overruled! In your face! "My name is Chip, and I'm different."

    February 16, 2007

  • I'll issue a subpoena tomorrow. There's a word for the No-No list. That or penal.

    edit: I see it's already there :)

    February 16, 2007

  • "Dildo is located on Route 80, approximately 15 km from the Trans Canada Highway"

    February 16, 2007

  • Might well be. I've never heard nanny nanny boo boo. I think some research is in order.

    February 16, 2007

  • yeah, that works.

    And as for sunbathers, I have skin on the list already. Now, I've always approached Stuffies by saying "you" before each word to see if it works . . . that doesn't seem to work with sunbathers. But Stuffies are your chickadees, so you tell me.

    February 16, 2007

  • My Nana's word for a boy's . . . peeper.

    February 16, 2007

  • So glad to see you've added this. It's something of a joke with me. It's often used the same way you might say, "whaaaat?" or "exqueeze me?"

    February 16, 2007

  • as in, "don't strain it."

    February 16, 2007

  • eh, feminism, sexual revulsion - same thing ;)

    And your entry made sense. It's just that it's 4:30am and my brain wasn't working right when I read it. G'night.

    February 16, 2007

  • What?

    February 16, 2007

  • litigious's ass. it rolls of the tongue (with the improper pronunciation, of course).

    February 16, 2007

  • A word Koreans use to mean (from what I understand) a close relationship with someone. No sexual meaning intended (as we dirty foreigners assume).

    February 16, 2007

  • litigious, litigious, litigious, neener neener neener!

    February 16, 2007

  • Now that I think about it, fuse makes sense.

    February 16, 2007

  • Thanks uselessness! Can you burn cigarettes, cigars, and fuses? Or do you light those?

    February 16, 2007

  • Have at it.

    February 16, 2007

  • grrrr. orientated is one of my main rubbies!

    February 16, 2007

  • Oh, I've thought about that list, but it could go on and on. I was chatting with a Japanese friend of mine the other day and she wrote, "it's an effect of grobal warming." I almost died.

    February 16, 2007

  • Any chance of getting some background info on that title?

    February 16, 2007

  • My students (2nd language learners) always say shit for sheet.

    A student once told be I "have nice ass." I almost sheet. They tend to leave out articles and it took me some time to figure out she meant eyes.

    February 16, 2007

  • masticate and titular?

    February 16, 2007

  • Let's push for a retro-edit of Amadeus where Salieri uses "Foo."

    February 16, 2007

  • Man, what great double meaning! I only wish the word were more impressive,

    February 16, 2007

  • So shouldn't it be added since the pronunciation is unexpected?

    February 16, 2007

  • uselessness, you're awful touchy about your naughty sounding words, aren't you? Haha!

    February 16, 2007

  • I like the phrase as well as the tasty breakfast meat.

    fuck me!

    February 16, 2007

  • yeah, I actually prefer that pronunciation, c_b. It's so much more fun to say.

    February 16, 2007

  • Canobie Lake Park has a longstanding coaster called "The Yankee Cannonball"

    February 16, 2007

  • I wanted to ride this rollercoaster something fierce, but it was so hot that ambulances were zipping through the streets of Six Flags to pick up the fainted and my mommy made us leave :(

    February 16, 2007

  • totally weak. Can't believe I waited in line for this "legendary" ride.

    February 16, 2007

  • great sounding word, but not what you'd expect with the prefix stereo-

    February 16, 2007

  • When there's no more room in Heaven, the Camdens will walk the Earth.

    February 16, 2007

  • easier shmeasier. I've never been able to remember that mnemonic. But good comment nonetheless.

    February 15, 2007

  • post your whacks or inspired combos! snooker bunlap got 4.

    February 15, 2007

  • Capital! Where is this used?

    February 15, 2007

  • Seconded. Great song and word.

    February 15, 2007

  • Fantabulous list and title!

    February 14, 2007

  • Well, what I mean is, how is this person supposed to adhere to church guidelines if they're of undetermined sex/orientation?

    February 13, 2007

  • I'd like to know what the catholic church would have to say about a bisexual, androgynous, hermaphrodite.

    February 13, 2007

  • I've discovered that this also applies to long hair cut short.

    So . . . . phantom hair, I guess.

    February 13, 2007

  • a.k.a. I gotta go see a man about a horse.

    February 13, 2007

  • I have a new favorite word.

    February 13, 2007

  • My love is like a powder keg.

    My love is like a powder keg in the corner

    of an empty warehouse

    Somewhere just outside of town

    About to burn down

    ~The Mountain Goats

    February 13, 2007

  • reverberate, echo

    February 13, 2007

  • This is the first big word I remember learning as a little kid.

    February 13, 2007

  • side, as in "catch you on the flip side."

    February 13, 2007

  • god is it painful, though.

    February 13, 2007

  • If I tell you that I'm an American English major teaching English in S. Korea, can I still keep the compliment?

    Abraxas is the name of a gnostic god. Zugzwang is a chess move where you force your opponent to make an unfavorable move. There are a number of pronunciations, but I believe the correct way is toosktsväng.

    February 13, 2007

  • me like reesetee words

    February 12, 2007

  • All the latest toughs, well, we have seen that stuff, and we have seen enough blood in dying coughs, which means that we have lost. We have lost, and if you’re crying to be tossed they’ll toss you down the oubliette with all the old things that you let yourself forget because you’d like to love a star who’d throw you down below the ground he thinks you are.

    February 12, 2007

  • Are there seriously rumors? Hah! I was just joking.

    February 12, 2007

  • Google Earth is interesting; it blacks out entire sections of top secret locations. Area 51 IS said to be a bit of a decoy though. There's another base to the northeast of Area 51 called S-4 where it is said the crashed UFO was reverse-engineered. It's one of the theories behind how our technology has developed so rapidly over the past 70 years.

    February 12, 2007

  • Just had a disagreement with a gal over whether or not they can alternatively be called numchucks.

    February 12, 2007

  • Haha! What a hilarious misunderstanding. This whole time I thought you were a guy.

    February 12, 2007

  • jk. Good show jennarenn! When's the next game?

    uselessness, how did you manage this so well? I mean, how did you delete the posts and then re-post them? Did you enter each one again one at a time?

    February 12, 2007

  • one of Bucky Katt's signoffs

    February 12, 2007

  • swab it.

    February 12, 2007

  • korean english

    February 12, 2007

  • my friend spent an hour looking for area 51 on google earth. All you have to do is type in area 51 and it'll bring you right to it.

    February 12, 2007

  • I gotta have more cowbell!

    February 12, 2007

  • A better spelling, I feel, than anywho.

    February 12, 2007

  • chained_bear invited me to this party Friday night. Total sausage fest.

    February 12, 2007

  • as Marvel and DC have attempted to trademark the term superhero!

    February 12, 2007

  • Let us now speak according to natural lights...Let us then examine this point, and say, "God is, or He is not." But to which side shall we incline? Reason can decide nothing here. There is an infinite chaos which separated us. A game is being played at the extremity of this infinite distance where heads or tails will turn up… Which will you choose then? Let us see. Since you must choose, let us see which interests you least. You have two things to lose, the true and the good; and two things to stake, your reason and your will, your knowledge and your happiness; and your nature has two things to shun, error and misery. Your reason is no more shocked in choosing one rather than the other, since you must of necessity choose. This is one point settled. But your happiness? Let us weigh the gain and the loss in wagering that God is. Let us estimate these two chances. If you gain, you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing. Wager, then, without hesitation that He is.

    February 12, 2007

  • so much cooler than a pyramid

    February 12, 2007

  • Thanks najp!

    February 12, 2007

  • names of old/current students of mine: big tree, oven, solid snake, mellow, vanilla coke.

    February 12, 2007

  • cafeteria is awesome.

    February 11, 2007

  • tennessee and hennessy (the drink)

    February 11, 2007

  • When you said that retro video games make you feel all warm inside, I put on some 8 bit music. It's the sounds that are comforting to me.

    February 11, 2007

  • interesting stuff. I agree. I much prefer quality gameplay to graphics. I also prefer games that don't require weeks to understand. I wish I had more time for a game or two. It also helps to have friends who are into games, and those I'm lacking.

    February 11, 2007

  • Do I‽

    February 11, 2007

  • what bugs you? I don't have time to play anymore. I once tried to play StarCraft and died in .05 seconds, or so it seemed. I felt like an old man.

    February 11, 2007

  • February 10, 2007

  • people often say oh wow or that's hilarious when, in fact, the thing said was only mildly amusing. There's also you don't say, I bet, and seriously. Some people will even abuse oh my god.

    Cool list.

    February 10, 2007

  • what about national anthems?

    February 9, 2007

  • audacious or audacity?

    February 9, 2007

  • ditto. How do we do this?

    February 9, 2007

  • Are you, perhaps, teaching in China or Korea?

    February 9, 2007

  • don't you mean ". . . a continuing mission"?

    February 9, 2007

  • Suggest never pairing the phrase "that's mighty white of you" with the word niggardly.

    February 9, 2007

  • mmmmmexcellent. favorited.

    February 9, 2007

  • You'll only be disappointed. I'll say this: it appeared in a student paper. I teach English to second language learners and they haven't mastered the spell check, not that the spell checker could decipher that one.

    No one was ever able to decide exactly what was intended, but we think we have a pretty good idea.

    February 9, 2007

  • I watched half of it last night. Whooooo AAAAAMMM IIIIIIIII?

    February 9, 2007

  • Oh man, these are rich. Thanks for this list; it has made my day!

    February 9, 2007

  • Bucky Katt!

    February 9, 2007

  • Fat bottom girls, you make the rockin' world go round.

    There's also tuckus, though I think tookus is a better spelling.

    February 8, 2007

  • as in, that tie is oooooglay.

    February 8, 2007

  • My mother hates jewelry pronounced that way, but the british spelling is jewellery and the word jewel is pronounced jool, so jewl-ery.

    February 8, 2007

  • Jackie Chan?

    February 8, 2007

  • gross! Never happened to me and by God, I hope it never does.

    February 8, 2007

  • can we start a misheard lyrics page?

    "There's a bathroom on the right."

    February 7, 2007

  • Su su su suffragette city. Aaaaaaaaaw suffragette!

    February 7, 2007

  • Great list! Keep on being uselessness.

    February 7, 2007

  • What a coinkydink, my birthday calculator just turned up this:

    No ordinary person, full imagination and originality, shy and reserved, ambitious, proud, self-respect, hungers for new experiences, sometimes nervous, many complexes, good memory, learns easily, complicated love life, wants to impress.

    February 7, 2007

  • I remember reading that the German word for "jeep" is really long, but I can't find it. At least, I think it was German. And I think it was jeep. Hmm. Anyhoo, sorry about messing up the main page with these words :)

    February 7, 2007

  • thank you sir

    February 7, 2007

  • whaaaa?

    February 7, 2007

  • The law of Pathei Mathos: wisdom comes alone through suffering.

    February 7, 2007

  • does anyone, anywhere, actually consider this "sexy talk"?

    February 7, 2007

  • added

    February 7, 2007

  • Thanks. Mine said a couple of those too. My mom is the one who says umpteenth.

    February 7, 2007

  • laaaaaaaawdy lawd lawd lawd

    February 7, 2007

  • "beans at? Weirdy? Beans at, weirdy? beans at . . . weirdy . . ."

    February 7, 2007

  • An African word meaning "humanity to others" or "I am what I am because of who we all are." - according to ubuntu.com

    February 7, 2007

  • codger? Goes well with coot. they're like lmno.

    February 7, 2007

  • do you guys think that this is the most beautiful pairing of words in the English language? If not, what do you think is?

    February 7, 2007

  • I approve of this name.

    February 7, 2007

  • it means "sun in the morning"

    February 7, 2007

  • find a stranger in the alps! Fantastic list! If you can track down the TV premiere of Pulp Fiction, I think there are some good ones.

    February 6, 2007

  • duplicitous and underhanded a lot.

    February 6, 2007

  • it's the only usage my dad knows

    February 6, 2007

  • thanks, he certainly can be a character :)

    February 6, 2007

  • where did hermstopher come from!?

    February 6, 2007

  • I completely agree. Added!

    February 6, 2007

  • blink of an eye, presently, fraction of a second, faster than you can say . . .,

    February 5, 2007

  • and if you read Get Fuzzy, groovitude

    February 5, 2007

  • ineptitude Good List!

    February 5, 2007

  • The British pronunciation of this word bothers me more than it should.

    February 5, 2007

  • Thanks uselessness. I've chosen those that I immediately felt are misunderstood.

    February 5, 2007

  • This sounds interesting, but I'm not sure I understand. Can you elaborate?

    February 5, 2007

  • I'm with you on everything except rigamarole. I am, however, going to change the spelling in my Rubbies list from axe to aks.

    February 5, 2007

  • saskatoon

    February 5, 2007

  • Definitely open to suggestions, but this list is limited to those techno/treknobabbly words. I also only included those I feel are used a lot. There are websites out there with all the hundreds of words, but I didn't want to overdo it. I am, however, going to steal a lot of your suggestions for a new list of general Trek terms. Suggestion for a list title?

    February 4, 2007

  • I have a bloopers tape called smeg ups. Does that fit the list? Great list!

    February 4, 2007

  • Thanks. My vote would go to Picard too.

    February 4, 2007

  • yeah, good point. Knew I left it out of brackets for a reason.

    February 4, 2007

  • Loved by all in your family? Dude, your family really does rock.

    I don't reember the tagline. I recently DLed a torrent for P&B. Maybe there's one for the rest of the show too.

    February 4, 2007

  • and draconian, satanic, christ-like, napoleonic (personality)

    February 4, 2007

  • sisyphean, faustian, freudian, galilean, darwinian, joycean, Kafkaesque (and, obviously, all other -esque words).

    February 4, 2007

  • family jewels

    February 4, 2007

  • Do you guys remember Prometheus and Bob?

    http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=prometheus+and+bob&search=Search

    February 4, 2007

  • Hey Chained. Here're three more. brigadoon, balloon, baboon,

    February 4, 2007

  • I like your family.

    February 3, 2007

  • wait, have you seen the cartoon poochie? Am I not alone?

    February 3, 2007

  • how about the x-men character psylocke? Then there's pterodactyl, psalm, pseudonym, Ptolemaic, and, of course, the variations on psyche

    February 2, 2007

  • agreed. It can be overused.

    February 2, 2007

  • http://www.qwantz.com/index.pl?comic=727

    February 1, 2007

  • That's 3 Newsom lists on Wordie that I know of. She's popular round these parts.

    February 1, 2007

  • opisthograph

    February 1, 2007

  • Gotta say, there's a special place in my heart for this word. My grandmother was from MN and used words like warsh and piazza and spit in a shoe and give it to you at ha' past two.

    You callin' me grams immoral then? ;)

    January 31, 2007

  • I've got one friend

    laying across from me

    I did not choose him

    he did not choose me

    we've got no chance of recovery

    joy and hospital

    joy and misery

    January 31, 2007

  • I honestly can't pronounce this word with the "br"

    January 31, 2007

  • One of the more powerful words in the English language. I remember Robert Bly reading this Alden Nolan poem, pausing, and remarking on the use of the word ashamed.

    Then there's the Sufjan Stevens song Romulus, in which he sings, "I was ashamed, I was ashamed of her." The narrator is talking about his mother and when he sings "of her," he can't muster any more than a whisper.

    January 31, 2007

  • painful and scarring tags

    January 31, 2007

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