actung has looked up 86019 words, created 212 lists, listed 11635 words, written 211 comments, added 2273 tags, and loved 567 words.

Comments by actung

  • Thanks Ruzuzu! I feel the same way about your lists! :)

    April 10, 2014

  • Thanks Bilby! I also opened the list.

    April 2, 2014

  • Great yarb! Also opening up for everyone. :)

    February 10, 2014

  • Possible etymology: from the Arabic "Al Hawar, the White of the Eye, or the White Poplar Tree." http://www.constellationsofwords.com/stars/Alioth.html

    January 2, 2014

  • Thanks Bilby!

    December 17, 2013

  • Ha, gross but very true.

    December 16, 2013

  • Bilby, love it!

    December 14, 2013

  • awesome list!

    December 12, 2013

  • Good one!

    December 5, 2013

  • Thanks Bilby! Who's Jeffrey?

    November 15, 2013

  • ah yes let me open up the list!

    November 6, 2013

  • oh i was going by the definition. did a reverse look up.

    November 5, 2013

  • Thanks Bilby! I added your suggestions and opened the list up. :)

    November 1, 2013

  • Added! :)

    October 17, 2013

  • Bilby, I couldn't live with the typo in the URL so I deleted the original list and recreated it. :) That's why you see no comments on it. http://wordnik.com/lists/a-list-of-molecular-proportions I opened it up so feel free to add!

    October 16, 2013

  • Thanks Bilby! I fixed the title but looks like I can't change the URL. :(

    October 15, 2013

  • But of course! :)

    September 6, 2013

  • That's awesome. :D

    August 30, 2013

  • Haha, this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wienermobile Think more hot dogs and less congressmen.

    August 29, 2013

  • Thanks, ry! I'll keep my eye out for those procyonid.

    August 19, 2013

  • None so far, at least that I've seen. :)

    August 19, 2013

  • "For any series not aimed solely at females, odds are high that only one female will be in the regular cast." http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheSmurfettePrinciple

    June 19, 2013

  • Named for German philosopher Oswald Spengler. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oswald_Spengler

    May 31, 2013

  • "Chiefly in Western Australia: a period of rest, a holiday; spec. a journey undertaken by an Australian Aborigine in order to withdraw temporarily from white society and return to a more traditional lifestyle." OED

    May 6, 2013

  • qroqqa - MACHO is the best word ever!

    March 16, 2013

  • Thanks bilby!

    March 16, 2013

  • thanks everyone for your comments! adding stars like crazy. :)

    March 16, 2013

  • Bilby, something perfectly delightful, I'm sure. :)

    March 12, 2013

  • Things of interest. Itemries of interest.

    March 9, 2013

  • nice addition, Marky!

    March 4, 2013

  • thank you ruzuzu and bilby! great additions. opening up the list now too.

    February 13, 2013

  • A blend of 'hogwash' and 'poppycock,' as coined by Jack Donaghy on 30 Rock.

    February 11, 2013

  • thanks! :) i changed it.

    January 25, 2013

  • I like it! :)

    January 5, 2013

  • Australian slang for 'bribe' (OED)

    December 8, 2012

  • Australian slang for 'bribe.'

    December 8, 2012

  • Great list! I'm surprised I didn't see it sooner. How about keckish, keck, belk, qualmish, and parbreak?

    October 11, 2012

  • fancy + handsome https://twitter.com/PreschoolGems/status/251429660427186176

    September 27, 2012

  • In surfing, "a wave that crashes down suddenly with great force, causing surfers to fall." Chambers Dictionary

    September 19, 2012

  • thunderbox khazi biffy kludgie

    September 19, 2012

  • Jon Stewart: "Note to self: A Jewish potato treat with the flavor of the southwest. I call it the Mexiknish.” The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, June 25, 2012

    July 13, 2012

  • How about bathtub gin?

    July 6, 2012

  • Thanks, ruzuzu! I added mill-tooth, and also opened the list.

    July 2, 2012

  • How about bellatrix?

    June 19, 2012

  • "An old hunting cry." http://books.google.com/books?id=G7QVAAAAYAAJ&dq;="hunting cry" century dictionary&pg=PA169#v=onepage&q=hunting&f=false

    June 11, 2012

  • "An exclamation used in hunting, borrowed from the French, and equivalent to 'On! On!'" http://books.google.com/books?id=G7QVAAAAYAAJ&dq;="hunting cry" century dictionary&pg=PA8#v=onepage&q=hunting&f=false

    June 11, 2012

  • An ancient hunting cry.

    June 11, 2012

  • "An ancient hunting or war cry." http://books.google.com/books?id=cIIVAAAAYAAJ&dq;="hunting cry" century dictionary&pg=PA418#v=onepage&q=hunting&f=false

    June 11, 2012

  • "The huntsman's cry when the stag had gone away, was anglicised as tally-ho." http://www.anthony-dacko.net/3.htm

    June 11, 2012

  • Apparently began as a hunting cry. http://www.worldwidewords.org/weirdwords/ww-pil2.htm

    June 11, 2012

  • One who studies nephology, "that part of meteorology which deals with clouds." http://www.wordnik.com/words/nephology

    June 10, 2012

  • Also known as vantage-loaf.

    June 8, 2012

  • "A sailing vessel is hove to when it is at or nearly at rest because the driving action from one or more sails is approximately balanced by the drive from the other(s)." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heaving_to

    June 2, 2012

  • Historical memoirs of shipwrecks.

    June 2, 2012

  • "Monsterwelle" translates from the German as "monster wave."

    June 2, 2012

  • Originally Morse code slang for 'dash.' Online Etymology Dictionary

    May 14, 2012

  • Thanks for the catch, ruzuzu, and Erin's list!

    May 2, 2012

  • George Lucas may have based his Star Wars movies on this film genre. 'Jedi' may be a shortening of 'jidaigeki.'

    April 25, 2012

  • fbharjo, I like poudrin and verglas. But eustatic doesn't seem to be an ice phenom itself, though I could be wrong.

    April 25, 2012

  • Sure, ruzuzu! No problem.

    April 24, 2012

  • bitter-sweeting; burtle; cat's-head

    April 4, 2012

  • thanks ruzuzu!

    March 28, 2012

  • A gust front tornado.

    March 28, 2012

  • How about calaboose?

    March 14, 2012

  • Nope! That's weird. Thanks for letting me know, ruzuzu.

    March 12, 2012

  • Also slang for the ten fingernails, used by women in fighting. Chambers Dictionary.

    March 11, 2012

  • How about zenzizenzizenzic, the 8th power of a number?

    March 7, 2012

  • Willf - Haha, glad you enjoyed it! And thanks for the great additions.

    March 7, 2012

  • That's a great list, ruzuzu! We will probably use it sometime this month.

    February 29, 2012

  • Thanks ruzuzu! Instant classic, that's a good one. Adding.

    February 17, 2012

  • How about super PAC and supercommittee?

    February 10, 2012

  • From Wikipedia: "The Alley Oop play was developed in the 1950s American football games by San Francisco 49ers Y.A. Tittle and R.C. Owens. Tittle, who played as quarterback, would throw the ball into the end zone high like a jump ball, and Owens would jump up and catch it. The play was named after V. T. Hamlin's comics strip character Alley Oop; and Owens himself was known as 'Alley Oop'." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alley_Oop_(football)

    February 1, 2012

  • "In American football, the fumblerooski is a trick play, famously used by the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers against the University of Miami Hurricanes in the 1984 Orange Bowl. It was invented by John Heisman. In the fumblerooski, the quarterback deliberately places or leaves the ball on the ground upon receiving it from the center, technically fumbling it. The backs will run to the right, and the right guard will pick up the ball and run to the left." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fumblerooski

    January 25, 2012

  • Looks like wash-brew is a another word for flummery.

    January 13, 2012

  • Cool! Adding it.

    January 13, 2012

  • How about tabbinet?

    December 21, 2011

  • yoga for men or bros

    November 10, 2011

  • From Wikipedia: "Coffee milk is a drink similar to chocolate milk; however, instead of chocolate syrup, coffee syrup is used. It is the official state drink of Rhode Island in the United States of America."

    September 21, 2011

  • From Wikipedia: "A cortado (from the Spanish cortar, known as "Tallat" in Catalan and "Ebaki" in Basque, "Pingo" or "Garoto" in Portugal and "noisette" in France) is an espresso "cut" with a small amount of warm milk to reduce the acidity. The ratio of milk to coffee is between 1:1 - 1:2, and the milk is added after the espresso."

    September 21, 2011

  • An inferior wine.

    September 11, 2011

  • A German wine barrel with the capacity of 80 gallons (300 liters)

    September 11, 2011

  • A large German oak barrel with the capacity of 317 gallons (1,200 liters)

    September 11, 2011

  • A Portuguese oak barrel with the capacity of 145 gallons (550 liters).

    September 11, 2011

  • French term for a large oval barrel with a capacity of 159 gallons (600 liters)

    September 11, 2011

  • A German oak barrel with the capacity of 159 gallons (600 liters)

    September 11, 2011

  • A German oak barrel with the capacity of 132 gallons (500 liters)

    September 11, 2011

  • A German oak barrel that holds 635 gallons (2,400 liters).

    September 11, 2011

  • A German oak barrel with the capacity to hold 265 gallons (1000 liters).

    September 11, 2011

  • Short for "jealous."

    July 31, 2011

  • Short for "hilarious."

    July 28, 2011

  • bil by - love Glasgow kiss!

    July 18, 2011

  • From The New Dickson Baseball Dictionary: (verb) To make a play with great ease or indifference (according to Dizzy Dean). Etymology: The term is a creative corruption of the word "nonchalant," recast as a verb.

    July 18, 2011

  • (v.) To party in excess. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/06/fashion/06NOTICED.html

    June 22, 2011

  • From Urban Dictionary: The art of computer programming with one's "bros."

    No girls allowed?

    June 14, 2011

  • I went back through the Scripps Bee Twitter stream and copied them down. They were very meticulous about tweeting every single speller and their word.

    June 6, 2011

  • i think i knew three!

    June 5, 2011

  • (noun) Type of pipe instrument.

    June 5, 2011

  • From Catalogue, the exhibition of ukiyoye paintings and prints at the Yamanaka: "The third stage of the hand colored prints is generally a development of the Kurenai ye by the addition of a background design as of lacquer as a medium for applying some of the colors especially the black hence the name Urushi ye or lacquer picture."

    June 5, 2011

  • From ISRAELITY: "The beverage in question was 'gazoz', which is really a retro drink these days, made of seltzer and various flavored syrups."

    June 5, 2011

  • From Wikitionary: Ditch, trench. From Arabic.

    June 5, 2011

  • From the Urban Dictionary: It most literally translates from archaic French as "valiant," and is often combined with the phrase "preux chevalier" which means "valiant knight." It's common usage in the English language may be partially attributed to the author P.G. Wodehouse in his tales of Bertram Wooster, who would have learned to always be preux in his time at Eaton and Oxford.

    June 5, 2011

  • From Wikipedia: Abhinaya is a concept in Indian dance and drama derived from Bharata's Natya Shastra. Although now, the word has come to mean 'the art of expression', etymologically it derives from Sanskrit abhi- 'towards' + nii- 'leading/guide', so literally it means a 'leading towards' (leading the audience towards a sentiment, a rasa).

    June 5, 2011

  • (noun) Music: like an interlude or intermezzo.

    June 5, 2011

  • From the Wikipedia entry: "Karpas is one of the traditional rituals in the Passover Seder. It refers to the vegetable, usually parsley or celery, that is dipped in liquid (usually salt water) and eaten."

    June 5, 2011

  • (noun) Basque folk dance.

    June 4, 2011

  • (noun) The migration of peoples. From German.

    June 4, 2011

  • (adj) Having a forked tail.

    June 4, 2011

  • From Wikipedia entry on Jewish cuisine: Ingberlach are ginger candies shaped into small sticks or rectangles.

    June 4, 2011

  • From Shipbuilding From Its Beginnings (1913) by Emile van Konijnenburg (Internet Archive): This boat has a long, fine bow; the stern, on the other hand, is narrow. The hull above the bends falls in sharply. The stem is straight and very much inclined. At the square upper end of the stem is a sheave, one side of which rests on the stem and the other side on a bracket which is made firm to the stem. The boat carries a fish tank and has near the bow a cuddy which serves as a lodging.

    June 4, 2011

  • something that banishes or mitigates grief.

    June 1, 2011

  • impressive! :)

    May 30, 2011

  • haha, i would see "rachel getting married to the mob"

    all great additions!

    May 27, 2011

  • slop? who knew! :)

    May 26, 2011

  • when parents (often of the Asian persuasion) brag about their children indirectly, appearing to be humble. "Jimmy has such terrible posture because he studies so much for those straight A's!"

    May 21, 2011

  • thanks pterodactyl!

    April 30, 2011

  • good one, ruzuzu! or two, i should say. :)

    April 30, 2011

  • ha, cool!

    April 18, 2011

  • haha, butthook. (yes, i'm 12.)

    March 5, 2011

  • Yiddish word for "old fart."

    February 23, 2011

  • Female version of a Guido.

    February 19, 2011

  • Bellybutton.

    February 16, 2011

  • Yucky biz speak word for that which is able to be leveraged.

    February 16, 2011

  • Plural for rimpianto, Italian for "regret."

    February 16, 2011

  • hmm, singlet seems to be above the belt?

    February 16, 2011

  • Shpilkes. (Shpill-Kiss) - noun - Yiddish for nervous energy.

    February 14, 2011

  • From Wikitionary: "Vegetables, when served with a meal."

    February 14, 2011

  • From Wikipedia: "A Diaporama is a photographic slideshow, sometimes with accompanying audio."

    February 14, 2011

  • From Wikipedia: "Basic norm (German: Grundnorm) is a concept created by Hans Kelsen, a jurist and legal philosopher."

    February 11, 2011

  • Agent noun form of hornswoggle.

    February 11, 2011

  • Make-believe Mad Hatter dance from Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland."

    February 11, 2011

  • Yiddish for "No evil eye!"

    February 11, 2011

  • Hebrew word for "poor, humble, afflicted."

    February 10, 2011

  • love this list! cake for breakfast sounds awesome.

    February 5, 2011

  • Hebrew for "thank you very much."

    February 5, 2011

  • See Homo sapien.

    February 4, 2011

  • Deragatory term for a steam engigne. Also bulgine.

    February 4, 2011

  • Slang for deal: "What's the dealio, Emilio?"

    February 4, 2011

  • Possible misspelling of Dutch painter, Van Gogh.

    February 4, 2011

  • "I know right?"

    February 3, 2011

  • From Wikitionary: Tagalog for "delicious"

    February 3, 2011

  • the skin of one's elbow (apparently)

    February 3, 2011

  • short for handsome?

    February 2, 2011

  • adjectival form of apotheosis

    February 2, 2011

  • short for adorable

    February 2, 2011

  • absquatulate?

    February 2, 2011

  • very large. a combination of gargantuan and enormous?

    February 2, 2011

  • the inability to express oneself with the perfect words

    February 2, 2011

  • vampire-speak for once?

    February 2, 2011

  • Being outside of the rule of law, without risk of retribution.

    February 2, 2011

  • Yiddish word for "lousy, ridiculous"

    February 2, 2011

  • Norfolk dialect: "1. to gossip,chat at leisure; 2. a village pond"

    January 31, 2011

  • Norfolk dialect: "varmint or vermin, troublesome person"

    January 31, 2011

  • from Urban Dictionary: "A happy person. Originally from Arabic; commonly used in Hebrew slang."

    January 31, 2011

  • that which can be parsed.

    January 31, 2011

  • From Urban Dictionary: "a bastard that looks drunk"

    January 31, 2011

  • fbharjo - thanks for the pouchong suggestion! that led to me a few more kinds of Chinese tea.

    ruzuzu - lovely suggestions! but Irish breakfast seems to be the only with accurate data. . .said the word robot! ;)

    bilby - added it!

    January 29, 2011

  • teh tarik sounds lovely! think i saw something about that on Anthony Bourdain's show.

    January 29, 2011

  • From Wikitionary: "social work done by a church"

    January 28, 2011

  • "Bottoms up!" in Japanese. Literally, "empty cup."

    January 28, 2011

  • From Wikipedia: "Hyperthymesia, also known as piking or hyperthymestic syndrome, is a condition where the affected individual has a superior1 autobiographical memory."

    January 28, 2011

  • From the Urban Dictionary: To Stan: i.e. Obsess over Stan Shunpike.

    January 27, 2011

  • A creature from Australian Aboriginal folklore.

    January 27, 2011

  • Chemical name of titin, the largest known protein

    January 27, 2011

  • according to the Urban Dictionary: "The greatest hand in the game of Texas Hold'em, consisting of a Jack and a Nine."

    January 26, 2011

  • i know right? i want one now.

    January 15, 2011

  • snowpocalypse!

    January 15, 2011

  • a cete is a company of badgers. who knew!

    January 7, 2011

  • catching up with the comments now.

    gaiters, yes. spatterdashes, yes, spats, no (getting too much into shoe territory). leg warmers, yes. smallclothes, according to the Wordnik definitions, yes.

    again all as per the "made up rules in my head." and how that would look as a list, i have no idea! i'll have to think on that.

    ditto re: chained_bear's re-enactor clothes-wearing days!

    January 5, 2011

  • oh wait, but a sporran seems more like an accessory. according to the made-up rules in my head, i was thinking more stand-alone pieces (of which the merkin and codpiece surely are). :)

    December 30, 2010

  • ha! sure, why not?

    December 30, 2010

  • your list is my new obsession. :)

    December 23, 2010

  • thank *you* hernesheir! it was fun.

    December 22, 2010

  • great list! adding some of these to my Flattery Will Get You Everywhere list. :)

    December 19, 2010

  • gangerh: love it!

    December 17, 2010

  • nope! "c" is my for real middle initial. :)

    December 17, 2010

  • ha! awesome.

    hints taken. ;)

    December 16, 2010

  • the fear of getting stuck in a chimney

    December 16, 2010

  • Wordplayer: it's there! :) smack in the middle of the list.

    December 16, 2010

  • ruzuzu: i would like that mug.

    prolagus: so, more milk than a macchiato but less than a cap? so complicated! :)

    December 16, 2010

  • a passion for sleeping

    December 16, 2010

  • ha! how'd i forget about cat poop coffee? adding!

    December 16, 2010

  • in barista lingo, "with room for milk or cream"

    December 10, 2010

  • coffee with a shot of espresso

    December 10, 2010

  • also describes a decaf espresso

    December 10, 2010

  • coffee with two creams, two sugars. also called double double.

    December 10, 2010

  • espresso with cognac or other liquer

    December 10, 2010

  • (Northeast U.S.) coffee with cream and sugar

    December 10, 2010

  • poach away! :)

    December 8, 2010

  • i like it! added.

    December 8, 2010

  • thanks ruzuzu!

    November 30, 2010

  • In Norse mythology, Ginnungagap ("yawning abyss") was the vast, primordial void that existed prior to the creation of the manifest universe, corresponding (both in etymology and in meaning) to the Greek notion of Chaos. (Wikipedia entry)

    November 30, 2010

  • a woman who is involved with more than one man in the same day

    November 24, 2010

  • In a confused state or in a daze because of love

    November 24, 2010

  • Describes a moody or unpredictable person

    November 24, 2010

  • to bamboozle someone

    November 24, 2010

  • left over food (from Fr. ma ca fourchette - food stuck between the fork)

    November 24, 2010

  • to fall awkwardly or how you look on the floor after falling awkwardly, usually with arms flailed in some odd sort of fashion

    November 24, 2010

  • a big fight, trouble, or confusion

    November 24, 2010

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  • Bilby, I couldn't live with the typo in the URL so I deleted the original list and recreated it. :) That's why you see no comments on it. http://wordnik.com/lists/a-list-of-molecular-proportions I opened it up so feel free to add!

    October 16, 2013

  • There's some borkage going on. If I click on the list title that's on the Community page, there's just a timeout. If I go to your Lists from this page and then A List of Molecular Proporations I can get to the Proporations list but there are no comments on it.

    October 15, 2013

  • That's a great list, ruzuzu! We will probably use it sometime this month.

    February 29, 2012

  • Is it too late to nominate our favorite lists? I think lost-for-word is our greatest contribution to humanity.

    February 26, 2012

  • How could I have forgotten Kevin Bacon? Thanks, actung!

    April 21, 2011

  • thank *you* hernesheir! it was fun.

    December 22, 2010

  • Thanks for your fine additions to my compound derogatives list!

    December 22, 2010

  • nope! "c" is my for real middle initial. :)

    December 17, 2010

  • Until I visited your Twitter page, I thought you were a misspelling. :-)

    December 17, 2010

  • Thanks!

    December 9, 2010

  • Aha--clear isn't there yet. Feel free to add it, if you like. :-)

    December 8, 2010

  • thanks! the pancake one made me especially hungry.

    June 24, 2010

  • Your lists are yummy!

    June 24, 2010