alexz has adopted the words (つ ツ )つ, BB-8, bilby, tech, and 🐸☕️, looked up 29221 words, created 207 lists, listed 20071 words, written 4082 comments, added 3 tags, and loved 304 words.

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  • spotted in a robotics video for teleoperation

    "now we should be able to telop the car"

    February 21, 2018

  • bilbycakes

    February 21, 2018

  • Emoji phrase for 'die laughing' - hyperbolically speaking.

    February 19, 2018

  • 4 rotations in an acrobatic sport.  1 turn more than a 1080

    February 18, 2018

  • snowboarding references at chicken salad

    February 18, 2018

  • added to the big list of words for ice and snow.

    February 17, 2018

  • From the examples listed here '...and the light drizzle at home turns to the sleet-snow hybrid known locally as “snoosh.” '


    February 17, 2018

  • NASA, Spacestation term for Latching End Effector

    "The first task for spacewalkers Mark Vande Hei and Norishige Kanai is to move a Latching End Effector (LEE), or hand, for the Canadian-built robotic arm, Canadarm2, from a payload attachment on the station’s Mobile Base System rail car to the Quest airlock. " - NASA Johnson YouTube video 'U.S. Spacewalk 48 Animation'

    February 17, 2018

  • the Opportunity Mars rover... still going .

    February 16, 2018

  • hate beets , tomatoes yummy

    February 15, 2018

  • Oh Wiktionary, you 'clean up' the definition by not putting maintenance tasks in to the definition.

    February 14, 2018

  • Spotted in the Guardian " Sarcelles has come to represent everything wrong with Paris’s banlieues to such an extent that there’s even a word – Sarcellitis – to describe the ennui created by modernist high-rises, concrete and social isolation."

    February 14, 2018

  • textspeak "happy birthday to you"

    February 14, 2018

  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    February 13, 2018

  • is where a web browser is hijacked to run a crypto-mining program for someone else.

    February 12, 2018

  • Purple Screen Of Death - the 2018 equivalent to the BSOD

    February 11, 2018

  • Spotted as a name for a parade.

    February 11, 2018

  • "Theoretical calculations suggest these gaseous threads, known as the warm–hot intergalactic medium, or the Whim, ought to be around a million degrees celsius. " - Guardian article : Astronomers find half of the missing matter in the universe

    February 11, 2018

  • Korea
    Quick books search shows this going back to the 19th century and Percival Lowell.  

    February 10, 2018

  • also 2-peat and see three-peat

    February 9, 2018

  • spotted in the news regarding an Olympic Flag Carrier coin toss decision.

    quick search shows two-peat being more common form.

    February 9, 2018

  • pronounced 'vixel'. vertical cavity surface emitting laser

    February 6, 2018

  • tar rat art

    February 6, 2018

  • antres astern sterna

    (cheating by using the wordfinders word unscramble)

    ska ask kas

    February 5, 2018

  • Ronald ladron  lardon

    February 5, 2018

  • "no earlier than" date for a space launch.

    February 3, 2018

  • ... and anyone who studies the etymology of this word would be a Qarlinnguaist.  :)

    February 3, 2018

  • Name of a 'pants' shaped rock formation in northern Canada.

    'The Nunavut community of Arctic Bay calls it "Qarlinngua" — pronounced "kar-ling-wah," which means "like pants" in Inuktitut.' -CBC news

    February 3, 2018

  • NASAspeak for maintaining a position in orbit. Also station-keeping (wikipedia)

    Spotted this term in a BBC article about a new satellite being place in a Lagrange position to see the sun from a different angle.

    February 3, 2018

  • Snow roller formation recorded on video in progress. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/bales-of-snow-in-downtown-ottawa-a-rare-treat-climatologist-1.4517031 . from my previous post, it seems to be a February thing.

    February 3, 2018

  • Release the vounds!


    February 2, 2018

  • I cannot unsee the visuals from my FB feed

    February 2, 2018

  • spotted as "I swear to god"

    January 31, 2018

  • looking up s2g at ud gives 'swear to god'

    January 31, 2018

  • *bangs on keyboard loooking for earlier citation*

    https://books.google.ca/books?id=vTICAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA368&dq="myth-taken";;;;;  1875 it appears to have originally been a lisp joke.

    January 30, 2018

  • txtspk for 'I love you so much'

    January 29, 2018

  • got 2 go

    twitterese, text speak.

    January 29, 2018

  • Hyperbolic term spotted in The Register as a linux kernel developer.

    January 29, 2018

  • BBC Television Show "Not The Nine O'Clock News"

    January 29, 2018

  • In Japan, snow monsters are snow covered alpine trees which have interesting shapes due to the wind blowing snow.

    Spotted in the Atlantic. https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2018/01/photos-of-the-week-aerobatic-performers-snow-monsters-a-murmuration/551624/

    January 28, 2018

  • Luke Skywalker? I thought he was a myth!

    You were mythtaken.

    https://twitter.com/HamillHimself/status/957652314508029952?ref_src=twcamp%5Eshare%7Ctwsrc%5Em5%7Ctwgr%5Eemail%7Ctwcon%5E7046%7Ctwterm%5E2

    January 28, 2018

  • fanspeak : shipper happening

    January 28, 2018

  • Spotted Holy Shirtballs on twitter, then a quick search revealed variants of holy mother forking shirtballs.

    January 27, 2018

  • Low Carb High Fat - diet

    January 26, 2018

  • "We have ferryspotters? Yes, we do. Like British trainspotters, they chat happily on online forums, tracking the ships and burrowing into the minutiae of those big, complicated people-movers that most of us rely on without ever pausing to ponder how they actually work. "

    http://www.vancourier.com/opinion/ferry-s-whistle-back-to-tooting-a-major-chord-1.23155089

    January 26, 2018

  • looks like a person holding hands with a one legged person.

    January 25, 2018

  • from the tinder dating app, 'like'.

    January 24, 2018

  • from the Tinder app... not a match; nope.;

    January 24, 2018

  • I'm glad to see this listed at Wordnik.

    January 23, 2018

  • This is 2017/2018 memespeak for 'hello'.

    I don't use this term.

    January 21, 2018

  • Spotted emojiphrase Book Worm

    January 20, 2018

  • Another word to add to the swear jar.

    I like this one. It's a fun insult.

    January 17, 2018

  • I like all these words you're listing Gammerstang.

    January 17, 2018

  • Solresol

    January 16, 2018

  • La Langue Musicale Universelle , Universal Musical Language .. spotted in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyC4lLTOyL8 .

    A language made of music"

    January 16, 2018

  • " And 'manholers' flock from far and wide to photograph the artworks"

    BBC article on fancy Japanes manhole covers. 'Japan's elaborate manhole covers' . 

    January 15, 2018

  • productize

    January 15, 2018

  • or 🥤🦆 or milkshake duck

    January 14, 2018

  • or 🥛🦆

    January 14, 2018

  • liquid methane, liquid oxygen, rocket fuel

    January 14, 2018

  • short txt version of 'before'.

    January 14, 2018

  • My favourite new Hawaii slang. Spotted in the news about a cashier who looks like Disney's Maui

    January 14, 2018

  • a version of meowtain

    (spotted on Twitter, of course)

    January 13, 2018

  • Saved

    January 13, 2018

  • Noticed all the examples are from the long s version of sav'd

    January 13, 2018

  • Spotted as liked or favourited as in Twitter facebook

    January 13, 2018

  • Spotted as retweeted

    January 13, 2018

  • " a retpoline is a return trampoline that uses an infinite loop that is never executed to ..."

    - stackoverflow.

    gotta love tech speak (the above doesn't make sense to me)

    This word showed up January 3rd'ish in reference to Spectre and Meltdown bugs.

    January 11, 2018

  • would make a nice business card title,

    or call yer mum and say 'I married a phlyarologist'

    January 10, 2018

  • Buckingham Palace

    January 9, 2018

  • Now works as an alternative "ok Google" voiceprint hack, thx to Italian grandma.

    January 7, 2018

  • CBC article on the origin of the term weather bomb. http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/technology/canadian-coined-term-weather-bomb-1.4474431

    January 5, 2018

  • The land region of the Bering Sea Land Bridge from the last ice age.

    Beringian

    January 4, 2018

  • Spotted in the Guardian

    'The newly-discovered group, named “ancient Beringians”, appears to have split off from the founding population of Native Americans about 20,000 years ago.'

    - Jan 3 article: Surprise as DNA reveals new group of Native Americans: the ancient Beringians

    January 4, 2018

  • the perfect word to describe the tangle of cables between my monitor, usb hubs, usb switcher, laptop, pi, old desktop, plethora of power supplies, network hubs, and HDMI switcher

    January 1, 2018

  • spotted in a guardian article about denim being a new thing.

    "Model Gigi Hadid ‘shrobing’ her denim jacket in New York. "

    Vogue has an article called "What Is Shrobing? And How Do You Do it?"

    It's basically draping what you're wearing off your shoulders, like your jacket is almost falling off your shoulders.

    January 1, 2018

  • A native language in the Prince George area of British Columbia.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/dakelh-nakazdli-language-app-camp-1.4459256

    "Growing up, she said, her father would occasionally speak to her in the Nak'azdli dialect of the Dakelh language historically spoken in central B.C., even though he wasn't fluent."

    January 1, 2018

  • suffix for universe. twitterverse, spiderverse,

    December 31, 2017

  • "Blackguardiana; or, a dictionary of rogues"  https://books.google.ca/books?id=zZtkAAAAcAAJ    18th century.

    "Ankle, A girl who is got with child, is said to have sprained her ankle"

    December 31, 2017

  • semi-finals .

    December 30, 2017

  • uh oh spaghettios!

    December 26, 2017

  • A pickup truck with the 2 pairs of tires on the back.

    December 25, 2017

  • A rocket chassis where a center rocket engine is surrounded by 8 outer engines.

    The chassis holds all the engines together at the bottom of the rocket.

    December 24, 2017

  • You will see differing definitions above (trout species versus salmon species) because scientists didn't really understand this fish over the last 200 years. It's like a trout that lives like a salmon.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/salmon-or-trout-what-the-heck-is-a-steelhead-anyway-1.4461827

    Either way, this is an endangered fish in some rivers.

    December 23, 2017

  • Xkcd 1932

    December 23, 2017

  • Spotted this in the news "Star Wars characters get Indigenized by Comox First Nation artist" - CBC article.

    From the examples, this term has been around for at least 20 years.

    Quick books search has this going back to 1800s https://books.google.ca/books?id=TLw-AAAAcAAJ&pg=PA256&dq=indigenized

    December 23, 2017

  • in emoji 🥤🦆 

    (actually used on twitter)
    In a hundred years from now, a future linguist  will wonder what the heck this means... but only after a future movie depicts the 2010's wrong.

    December 22, 2017

  • emoji for milkshake duck

    December 22, 2017

  • Objection overruled!

    December 22, 2017

  • clearly this word was coined by marketing types to make people feel inadequate about their laundry and consume more detergent.

    December 21, 2017

  • You might like bilby's list of contractions. https://www.wordnik.com/lists/at-least-two-apostrophes-or-your-money-back

    December 19, 2017

  • Need to add this to the y'all list https://www.wordnik.com/lists/yall

    December 18, 2017

  • quick books search, this term is over 100 years old.

    December 18, 2017

  • This word is written on my apartment building's washing machines.

    Supposed to 'avoid oversudsing' by using less detergent.

    also sudsing

    December 18, 2017

  • When I studied metals, we use the unit Angstrom

    December 17, 2017

  • BBC article explains what Milkshake Duck means.

    '"Milkshake Duck" is slang for someone who is briefly and universally cheered, but then swiftly turned upon because of their previous social media posts. ' Dec 15, 2017

    December 17, 2017

  • Sorry for getting wordnik in trouble with the word police.

    December 14, 2017

  • Top word I'd like to see banned for 2018 : omnichannel

    Second nomination re-platform

    business speak

    December 14, 2017

  • The name of the cigar shaped object hurtling through our Solar system.

    "Named after the Hawaiian word for “messenger"'" - The Guardian.

    December 12, 2017

  • ok, this is my shortlist of words for 2017.

    https://wordnik.com/lists/2017-woty-noms is a 187 word list of new words I stumbled across, which also had over 100 or so lookups.

    that list is a shortening of the 755 word list of https://wordnik.com/lists/words-i-stumble-across-2017

    December 11, 2017

  • short version of the word tweet.

    spotted in the twtrvrse

    December 11, 2017

  • shortened form of very , spotted in the twitterverse.

    v sad

    December 11, 2017

  • A shipper uni-name of a character coupling of Oliver Queen and Felicty Smoak on the Arrow tv show.  Spotted in the news where fans raised money for a dedicated park bench in Vancouver.

    December 10, 2017

  • spotted as multiple of emoji

    🔥 up the emoji plural debate

    (Google trends has emojis being more popular)

    December 10, 2017

  • An actual technical term when scrolling is broken in a web browser.

    December 10, 2017

  • i before e especially after glüh

    December 9, 2017

  • a German bowl of flaming sugarloaf christmas drink

    from wikipedia "The name translates literally to fire-tongs punch. "

    December 8, 2017

  • Suspect it is glow wine. Quick goog search has "warm Vienna"

    December 7, 2017

  • is comprised of 🍸🎄

    December 7, 2017

  • Spotted as a Christmas themed alcoholic drink. 🎄🍸

    December 7, 2017

  • Computing: "Halt and Catch Fire" assembly code instruction 1967 https://books.google.ca/books?id=VItRAAAAYAAJ&q="halt+and+catch+fire";

    December 6, 2017

  • Just watched a video hj7o3vXfy90 which referenced that British racing green comes from the fact the 1903 Bennet cup car race was held in Ireland..

    So the shade of green represents Ireland.

    December 6, 2017

  • "A man, woman, or thing of decided and undoubted merit" - https://books.google.ca/books?id=XLATAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA180&dq=goodun

    December 4, 2017

  • shall not . shan't 

    also Short/pant blend.  shants
    The Essex Dialect has it as a quart of beer.  https://books.google.ca/books?id=IT8uAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA42&dq=shant

    spotted in books in the 19th century. Probably not listed in dictionaries because it sounds like a biological function.

    December 3, 2017

  • Dec 2017, languaging seems to have a different usage today than it did in 2015.

    'Languaging is a "real word, despite what the dictionary may say," says Favilla.' -CBC article which recycles a Buzzfeed article.

    December 3, 2017

  • Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats

    A gene editing tool, sounds like they're describing grammar or poetry.

    December 3, 2017

  • oh, it's a word

    December 2, 2017

  • Spotted as a puffy jacket

    December 1, 2017

  • Like the 2009 definition

    November 30, 2017

  • Tattoo inspiration

    November 30, 2017

  • a back surgery operation where the part of a herniated disk is removed because it was pressing against the spinal cord.

    see also microdiscetomy

    November 29, 2017

  • an operation where parts of a herniated disk which is pinching your spinal nerves is removed, relieving pressure on the nerve.

    November 29, 2017

  • Sometimes scientists just like to make big words.

    November 28, 2017

  • Nap time after dinner

    November 24, 2017

  • A billionth of a century. 3.155 seconds

    November 22, 2017

  • Brexit turned into an adjective.

    spotted news article - "How Brexity is your vacuum cleaner?"

    November 19, 2017

  • English / Tagalog . aka Taglish

    November 19, 2017

  • Spotted in NASA Nov 18, 2017 Weather Satellite launch.

    all lights green, or all 'go'

    November 18, 2017

  • spotted in the office, someone who is biased against people who are gluten intolerant.

    November 18, 2017

  • spotted in a CBC science show

    "Now scientists are using human brain 'organoids' to study the roots of some genetic diseases like frontotemporal dementia.

    November 18, 2017

  • Ok.

    Past tense of stome

    November 16, 2017

  • Allegedly a super long Navy Acronym...

    "Administrative Command, Amphibious Forces, Pacific Fleet Subordinate Command"

    I'm doubtful that it's a real acronym

    November 15, 2017

  • txt shortening of 'hit me up' . which means 'call me' or 'contact me'

    November 15, 2017

  • spotted as Women Of The Year - Nov 13, 2017

    November 14, 2017

  • Japanese for fake news . spotted in japantimes article "Japan’s buzzwords of 2017 cover everything from politics to poop"

    November 12, 2017

  • in BC, it's a glass of beer, less than an imperial pint of 568 mL .

    Our bars sometimes buy pint glasses from the US which is a 473 mL drink, but the bar cannot legally call it a pint in Canada. In general, a sleeve is not a specific unit of liquid.  Lookup : "sleeve of beer" 
    Google books has 'sleeve of beer' in the 21st century, but I heard this term in the late 80's.

    November 12, 2017

  • good morning

    November 11, 2017

  • computing term -Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures

    November 8, 2017

  • according to twitter, Farsi and Hindi word for snow.

    November 6, 2017

  • Japanese word for snow

    November 6, 2017

  • Norwegian word for snow.

    November 6, 2017

  • spotted in searching twitter for 'type of snow'.

    "The airy trail of powder that follows skiers in fresh powder." https://www.thoughtco.com/snow-terms-types-3010117

    November 6, 2017

  • a snow at a depth deep enough to raise your risk of getting a heart attack from overexerting yourself.

    November 6, 2017

  • I wonder how many words are in the 'random' pool. is it a million. Can I use 5 words to make a really good passphrase?

    settlementsmisprintingpepcidsprogletschirped

    November 6, 2017

  • Spotted in computer gaming.

    November 5, 2017

  • "Have I Got News For You"

    November 4, 2017

  • 2017 usage: when the early screening of the new

    Marvel movie opens.


    1600's usage: Thursday

    November 4, 2017

  • " a transplant of faecal matter" - spotted in BBC article.

    November 4, 2017

  • Gesturing 'lots' . emoticon stolen from the 'lots of coffee' person on Twitter. I like this 'lots of' emoticon.

    ☕ this big
    ⎝('¬')⎠

    November 3, 2017

  • wait for the other shoe to drop

    November 1, 2017

  • Academic Writing Month

    November 1, 2017

  • Degree Celcius . or centrigrade

    October 29, 2017

  • Moving water using magnets and electricity

    October 28, 2017

  • Refers to a users instagram.

    Today, I saw a tweet about "ig game" and had to figure out what it meant by skimming through Twitter.

    October 28, 2017

  • this is what I heard the 'gear' (settings) icon in software called.

    October 28, 2017

  • Halloween Weekend.


    spotted this on Colbert. Twitter confirms actual usage.

    October 28, 2017

  • Techie slang referring to Oracle corp

    October 26, 2017

  • The pom part of the eord is an Aussie slur for a British person

    October 26, 2017

  • spotted in my social media feeds as a Iceland book thing with chocolate.

    Wikipedia has it as Jólabókaflóð "The book flood of Christmas"

    October 24, 2017

  • ..prurpably

    October 22, 2017

  • ... is getting injured doing the Safety Dance.

    October 22, 2017

  • refers to this emoticon

    ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽

    I don't like this emoticon, because it's typically used by trolls.

    October 21, 2017

  • nickname given to this emoticon ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    I think Lenny is a bit creepy.

    October 21, 2017

  • refers to the table flip emoticon

    (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

    or

    (ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻

    and some people have to 'put the table back'.

    ┬──┬◡ノ(° -°ノ)

    October 21, 2017

  • pre-game , now verb'd. To have had a pregame party

    October 21, 2017

  • applied logic

    October 20, 2017

  • applied philosophy

    October 20, 2017

  • applied logic

    October 20, 2017

  • early use of this term goes back to 1913-1915

    I wonder if it's influenced by the Anne of Green Gables books just before that time.

    October 20, 2017

  • search result is "Did you mean: modulus"

    yes, google, they did mean modulus or moduluses, but moduluses doesn't look 'smart'.

    19th century modulus of elasticity, modulus of shear for materials.

    October 18, 2017

  • Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment . - spotted in an EV video series.

    October 17, 2017

  • a fabric water bucket under a firefighting helicopter.

    October 17, 2017

  • October 2017. New Zealand ran out of chips.

    October 16, 2017

  • describing beer gone bad.

    October 15, 2017

  • fishing version of this word is to go fishing and not catch anything.


    my US friend used 'dog got skunked' meaning their dog got sprayed by a skunk.

    October 15, 2017

  • am I going deaf, or do people pronounce this like 'tamber'?

    or is this a US / Canada thing?

    October 14, 2017

  • glyphosate

    October 14, 2017

  • spotted on Colbert

    quick search 'aka plough mud

    South Carolina term for tidal flats mud.

    October 13, 2017

  • puppyslug is best explained with a google image search

    October 13, 2017

  • "Dictionary of Canadianisms on Historical Principles"

    October 11, 2017

  • Star Wars fan speak for The Force Awakens

    October 10, 2017

  • a Star Wars meme creature.

    I'm sticking with my BB-8.
    spotted in Vox article porg-napped porglet porgs porglets 
    edit - term already coined by someone else 'porgducken'

    October 10, 2017

  • loaded political word.

    October 10, 2017

  • the rock and roll hand gesture supposed to look like 'horns' \m/

    October 9, 2017

  • i have a deja-list feeling in looking at this word

    October 9, 2017

  • archaic version of phlegmatic?

    October 8, 2017

  • 🚗
    ✨   mood lighting added to the underside of a car for visual effect.

    October 7, 2017

  • cryo-electron microscopy

    October 7, 2017

  • Apple File System

    October 7, 2017

  • The Adelaidean vs. Adelaidian battle is very real.

    October 6, 2017

  • refers to 'liar liar pants on fire'

    October 5, 2017

  • Portland Oregon

    October 5, 2017

  • The giraffe 'camel leopard' thing is actually true.

    October 3, 2017

  • sure!

    October 2, 2017

  • spotted a bbc article on this "20171001-how-italians-influenced-a-south-american-dialect"

    October 2, 2017

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    August 13, 2017