bilby has looked up 22807 words, created 204 lists, listed 22918 words, written 24196 comments, added 727 tags, and loved 50 words.

Comments by bilby

  • It's usually not empty. See for example putsch. If the databases from which the definitions are plucked also have etymologies available then they are shown.

    July 24, 2016

  • Dunno what's wrong with wiggling a piece of plywood like we used to do in the Sunday school play.

    July 23, 2016

  • SPAM

    July 22, 2016

  • Definition 2 is a little rude in light of definition 1.

    July 22, 2016

  • Don't you wish, dear readers, that you had a bet on that someone would get around to writing that sentence? Imagine the odds.

    July 21, 2016

  • On seratonin Sunday I'm never taking these funky drummer napportunities off again in the woods in the woods, no egrets.

    July 21, 2016

  • *fav*

    July 21, 2016

  • YOU CAN COUNT ON IT.

    July 21, 2016

  • Are you really? Wow. Strap me in for the ride.

    July 21, 2016

  • Perhaps counting doesn't count. In the same way, you know, that mirages on the road disappear when you drive up to them. So not counting is like the mirage, and when you count / move towards it, the not counting is not there.

    July 21, 2016

  • *chagrinspiration*

    July 20, 2016

  • Well done.

    July 19, 2016

  • Mandle!

    July 19, 2016

  • Welcome.

    July 19, 2016

  • Nice work. Do you often write limericks?

    July 19, 2016

  • *applause*

    July 19, 2016

  • The link borks to 'Controversies about the word'.

    July 19, 2016

  • But does a nothingness comprise all potential other forms of nothingness, and hence require no plural?

    July 18, 2016

  • Quite.

    July 18, 2016

  • Precariously difficult to use in modern spoken discourse.

    July 18, 2016

  • Hence it needs a limerick is my first thought.

    July 18, 2016

  • That reference in the examples looks like the only one on the internet.

    July 18, 2016

  • I notice the definitions on orientation include things like this:
    n. The act of orienting or the state of being oriented.

    July 17, 2016

  • See orientate which cops the hate mail on behalf of orientation.

    July 17, 2016

  • I'd miss the noun orientation though, as orienting would sound awkward.
    * The new students very much looked forward to Orienting Week.

    July 17, 2016

  • Gotta ignore them all!

    July 17, 2016

  • detest

    July 16, 2016

  • SPAM lists

    July 15, 2016

  • SPAM

    July 15, 2016

  • You know I was thinking the other day that there are a few species with 'greater' in their name that perhaps don't really deserve it.
    Totally, ahh, not, erm, talking about the greater bilby but, ahh, let me see...

    July 13, 2016

  • You must be thinking of clickjill.
    *taps head*

    July 12, 2016

  • Those last 4 letters are a dead giveaway.

    July 11, 2016

  • Despite what they say about you in some countries - see https://www.wordnik.com/words/4 1⁄2'>https://www.wordnik.com/words/4 1⁄2 - you're always a room to me mate.

    July 11, 2016

  • Do they not teach counting in either Sweden or Canada?
    How many fingers am I holding up?

    July 11, 2016

  • Thank you for the contribution rolig.
    I may settle for a Two-Ton Ted From Teddtington totentanz.

    July 11, 2016

  • My brother had one.

    July 11, 2016

  • Hottentot totentanz. I'd like to see that.

    July 8, 2016

  • Very neat alexz.

    July 8, 2016

  • Italian 'white pudding' dessert.

    July 8, 2016

  • From Twitter:
    Those who dare to farl miserably can achievk greatly. John F. Kennedy
    Jul 7, 2016

    July 7, 2016

  • to be sure one of life's little joys
    is facing our crises with poise
    so let's have some fealty
    he really is royalty
    not one o' dem yahoo-yahoo boys

    July 7, 2016

  • oh the feasts upon which we will dine!
    for qms our best kakadu plum wine!
    But you'll need a plan B
    in case - as we may see -
    your windfall's a dang 419

    July 7, 2016

  • Please not the flames of hatred to stoke!
    us bandicoots can make and take a joke :-)
    so remove that dark frown
    and get your butt down
    for a farl with a sentimental bloke.

    July 6, 2016

  • All I can think of now is toast.

    July 5, 2016

  • Oh hush now you finger-wagging harpy!
    why make how fun of ding my grammar be?
    despite being thus berated
    we'll nay be dissuaded
    from chucking another yank on the barbie.

    July 5, 2016

  • Mate, although you may find it perturbing,
    this tic is not one for curbing
    I'll farl as I please
    - with added vegemite & cheese -
    then champagne it for a bon vivant verbing

    July 4, 2016

  • *hugs*

    July 2, 2016

  • Whilst I appreciate the limerickal snarl
    Hast contorted yon qms to a gnarl
    I beseech all and sundry
    To thus avoid the quandary:
    Chuck an oatie on the griddle, boyos, and farl.

    June 30, 2016

  • Actually, scratch that. But I like the concept!

    June 28, 2016

  • How about owt?

    June 28, 2016

  • *passes*

    June 28, 2016

  • What's next? Departugal? Italeave? Finish? Norwayout?

    June 28, 2016

  • <i>gun wordslinger said:
    "Don't bring fucking haikus to
    a limerick fight."

    June 28, 2016

  • Countess. It thinks you're a countess.

    June 28, 2016

  • I think I'm limericked out. Enoughalo :-/

    June 26, 2016

  • Political candidate or Haitian boy band, etc.

    June 25, 2016

  • I wasn't expecting even a gruff hello
    Nor a grudging nod from a tough fellow
    But your Gruffalo verse
    Strikes me as way too terse;
    I'm calling your limerick bluff a low

    June 25, 2016

  • A candidate for the Science Party in the seat of Grayndler at the 2016 Australian federal election.

    June 25, 2016

  • Another Twitter epithet for Donald Trump.

    June 25, 2016

  • "You tiny-fingered, Cheeto-faced, ferret-wearing shitgibbon."
    - @metalOllie v Donald Trump on Twitter.

    June 25, 2016

  • I came across brexistential crisis this morning.

    June 25, 2016

  • Mark Ruffalo, where are you when we need you?

    June 24, 2016

  • I don't think I cod.

    June 23, 2016

  • If only we had a rhyme for it.

    June 23, 2016

  • I'd be outraged at being outraised.

    June 23, 2016

  • Why not jelos then?

    June 21, 2016

  • Bilby, stop digging.

    June 21, 2016

  • I just clicked random word and got silicone.

    June 21, 2016

  • Not an expert in this area :-/

    June 20, 2016

  • Bra size.

    June 20, 2016

  • Have a bowel of mixed bean soup instead, vendingmachine.

    June 20, 2016

  • Grexit, Brexit, Texit, enough for a limerick methinks. Pretty unintersting subject matter, I guess, but perhaps someone can sex it.

    June 20, 2016

  • Is there a way to pronounce it without sounding like a wet cat?

    June 18, 2016

  • You bet. After you have been here for 6 months and posted at least 100 comments you will receive a salary for life of all the verbs you can eat. Plus 3 peanuts and a handshake every second Thursday.

    June 17, 2016

  • SPAM

    June 17, 2016

  • Really should be a washable soft toy.

    June 17, 2016

  • For more on the history of ruzuzu's war on insects, see beetlestomper.

    June 17, 2016

  • As soon as I saw the title I knew this would be one of your lists.

    June 17, 2016

  • Butterflies with perfect legs or Mexican cowboy cops, you choose.

    June 17, 2016

  • Suddenly the word Hispandexing jumped into my head.

    June 16, 2016

  • Hi there, welcome to Wordnik. If you have a look at the Community page you can see what other members are saying.

    June 16, 2016

  • Ah, that's what I meant.

    June 16, 2016

  • There's a car service garage near me that has a 'Lubitorium' sign up on one side and a 'Procrastitorium' one over the workshop.

    June 15, 2016

  • Smacks of carelessness. I mean, what was the EU doing about all these boat people at the time? And the dragon problem?

    June 15, 2016

  • I've lost count of the number of European cities that were founded at the site of a dragon slaying by voyagers who had abandoned their boat.

    June 15, 2016

  • I have neither chariot nor paranymph. No wonder I'm single!

    June 15, 2016

  • Pull the other one, it fires jingal balls.

    June 14, 2016

  • I like odd-fangled.

    June 12, 2016

  • Aku gelem limeriques sur les Français!

    June 9, 2016

  • Puopolo and Titanium Man?

    June 9, 2016

  • See also larigot.

    June 9, 2016

  • Is this offensive?

    June 9, 2016

  • Keep ants out of your radio.

    June 9, 2016

  • *hugs*
    (((alexz)))

    June 9, 2016

  • Needs better images.

    June 8, 2016

  • snack commented on the list aubreys-brief-lives

    cod's-head n. mid 16th-19th cent. a dupe, or fool; thus the fool's head, often the 'thickness' of the cod's-head, noting mid 17th cent use of cods meaning testicles, thus cod'shead or codshead, penis

    June 8, 2016

  • She's Greek.

    June 7, 2016

  • SPAM

    June 7, 2016

  • Woo, borked def.

    June 7, 2016

  • Compare thinspo.

    June 7, 2016

  • Steady on, I was not holding your limerick up to reticule.

    June 7, 2016

  • Yes, a French village in Java. Reportedly the satay croissants are superb.

    June 7, 2016

  • I'm disappointed that there are links on this page.

    June 7, 2016

  • Needs some rhymes.

    June 7, 2016

  • SPAM

    June 7, 2016

  • But thanks for the apocalyptic limerick anyway :-x

    June 6, 2016

  • Can't think of any self-respecting Javanese woman who would not be carrying her young 'un in a kain panjang, the very long sarong that is used as an over-shoulder sling.

    June 6, 2016

  • Kamper van Dweller.

    June 6, 2016

  • Not a Dutch surname?

    June 6, 2016

  • huer

    June 6, 2016

  • What if Gemma is also a gold-digger?

    June 6, 2016

  • Adopted? You can have it.

    June 5, 2016

  • qroqqa commented on the user ijkbm66

    Once more I am full of twittering lexeme giddiness at the felicitous prose-poetry of this stuff. Such vivid images as the spectacularly liveried glass, the pathos of the heartrending reed pedlar (reprising the motif of tramps victimising), and the shock ending when grunt confesses hearsay orphanages. Some might scoff at its apparent randomness, thinking it's inanely rearranged except lightweight botanically, but no, refusing simper reverently dismantles such a naive illusion. This is carefully crafted stuff. The programmers, after their ritual warm-up of kimono hacker pogo, get down to fine-tuning the n-grams and collocations (standardise helpers experimental settling), injecting just enough unexpected choice to keep it gripping, or as they put it themselves: thermostatically quartic repulsions clamouring.

    June 3, 2016

  • "In fact, the percentage of women working in solar is rising — up from 19 percent in 2013 to 24 percent of the estimated 209,000 solar jobs in the United States. That’s not yet great — women hold 47 percent of the jobs in our economy. But it’s still a higher percentage than in the bro-topia that is the conventional energy industry."
    - Heather Smith, There are more jobs in renewable energy than in oil, gas, and coal combined, 31 May 2016, http://grist.org/business-technology/there-are-more-jobs-in-renewable-energy-than-in-oil-gas-and-coal-combined/?utm_content=buffer33751&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

    June 1, 2016

  • A world dominated by men.

    June 1, 2016

  • Unlisted word opportunity! Be the first!

    June 1, 2016

  • Actually I've never had it. Although mentally I equate it to what a sandshoe smells like.

    June 1, 2016

  • Lameheart for someone who's not very courageous?

    June 1, 2016

  • We don't have a list of wrappings?

    May 31, 2016

  • Never trusted Troy.

    May 31, 2016

  • SPAM.

    May 31, 2016

  • A moment when you realise your life is so mundane or so fusterclucked that you'd rather be at the beach.
    Cf teachable moment.

    May 31, 2016

  • See lottery etymology.

    May 31, 2016

  • Oi, excellent comment here by the Big O.

    May 31, 2016

  • Probably called something else in gorillaspeak.

    May 31, 2016

  • Japanese pepper, Zanthoxylum piperitum. Leaves and berries are both eaten, fresh or dried.

    May 30, 2016

  • "Remember, too, that Mr. Trump is a clear case of someone born on third base who imagines that he hit a triple: He inherited a fortune, and it’s far from clear that he has expanded that fortune any more than he would have if he had simply parked the money in an index fund."
    - Paul Krugman, "Trump’s Delusions of Competence" NY Times, 27 May 2016. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/27/opinion/trumps-delusions-of-competence.html?WT.mc_id=2016-MAY-OTB-INTL_AUD_DEV-0510-0531&WT;.mc_ev=click&ad-keywords=IntlAudDev&_r=0

    May 30, 2016

  • Lispers will either love or hate the closed/clothed rhyme in that limerick.

    May 29, 2016

  • Wow, what a fun word.

    May 29, 2016

  • Your problem qms is that you're two-weaselly distracted.
    *chortlechortlechortle*

    May 29, 2016

  • Who farded?

    May 29, 2016

  • Anyone else notice this?

    May 28, 2016

  • Frozen?

    May 28, 2016

  • Hello henry, welcome to Wordnik.

    May 27, 2016

  • "Smoking of the lake, staccato scansion of the potholes tearing up
    Burnham’s grid, pathos of plans to haul all the basement suitcases
    full of ice-chunks across the bought-out offset carbon paths into the
    red blot of Pacific lingering in the daily graphs of the explainers..."
    - Polar Vortextet,http://www.poetryfoundation.org/harriet/2016/05/aeolian-harping-materiality-of-poetry-in-the-age-of-digital-reproduction-ecoprecarity-part-1/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+HarrietTheBlog+(Harriet:+The+Blog)

    May 27, 2016

  • It's like halitosis for lettering.

    May 27, 2016

  • What's your agenda?

    May 26, 2016

  • Sometimes I love this place.

    May 26, 2016

  • *applause*

    May 25, 2016

  • Smellela smellela.

    May 25, 2016

  • Where's our Swahili fairy expert?

    May 25, 2016

  • See also gorm, gawm.

    May 24, 2016

  • Now I'm thinking I need a rhyme for rotifera, but I'm no qms.

    May 24, 2016

  • Thank you alexz!

    May 24, 2016

  • I want someone to make me a picture book full of wheel-animacules.

    May 24, 2016

  • Is this no longer an open list?

    May 24, 2016

  • Someone on Wiktionary is being cute.

    May 24, 2016

  • 'gallantly relinquishing her poont...'

    May 23, 2016

  • Behave bilby, behave!

    May 23, 2016

  • Definition!

    May 23, 2016

  • Wearing a kepi makes me heppy.

    May 23, 2016

  • You have an unclosed italic bracket on sung-through which borks the formatting of everything that comes after it on the Community page and on your own comments feed.

    May 23, 2016

  • iceteroid?

    May 23, 2016

  • Inserting a coma can make all the difference in a sentence. For example:
    - vendingmachine is in a hurry.
    + vendingmachine is in a coma.

    May 22, 2016

  • Perenially unsuccessful rowing team.

    May 22, 2016

  • Possibly consists of dog, raccoon and surgical offcuts.

    May 21, 2016

  • "Gray magics, hijackings, driftings and seizures of power are many of the sensitive and subversive subterfuges by which the artist urges, twist and explores the esthetic politic of the open source spirit."
    - part of the blurb for an exhibition I am now reluctant to attend

    May 20, 2016

  • This is why, back in the day when Word Net was the only dictionary source available, we used to refer to it as Weird Net.

    May 20, 2016

  • I can just imagine the fierce debate about changing the name :-/

    May 20, 2016

  • Seems to harvest a lot of tyops for decide.

    May 19, 2016

  • See also doffer.

    May 19, 2016

  • I remember Velcro, he liked to stick to the rails.

    May 19, 2016

  • Plausibly an opera singer in kinky boots. - The Madmouth Doctrine.

    May 19, 2016

  • operatrix

    May 19, 2016

  • Hey, nice butt.

    May 19, 2016

  • I arrived here by Random, I swear.

    May 19, 2016

  • What is your bastard bear doing in the Philippines?

    May 19, 2016

  • Appears to mean something in Tagalog judging from Tweets.

    May 19, 2016

  • Thank you Wordnikkers.

    May 18, 2016

  • *sigh*

    May 18, 2016

  • Kales, Snails, Ales and Rails.

    May 18, 2016

  • Railly Fresh.

    May 18, 2016

  • Is that the best you can do bilby? And what's with the kale obsession?

    May 18, 2016

  • Kales and rails.

    May 18, 2016

  • So, leave some suggestions here please.

    May 18, 2016

  • A friend of mine is looking to develop a farmers' market at the site of a disused railway station. We need a catchy name!

    May 18, 2016

  • Magic.
    *yoink*

    May 18, 2016

  • Put a geezer in yer geyser.

    May 18, 2016

  • Movie plot: terrifyingly healthy person in a hockey mask runs through a crowded cinema carrying a green smoothie and shouting 'KALE THEM ALL!'.

    May 18, 2016

  • I've seen this a bit in the memeosphere recently.

    May 17, 2016

  • The one who is simultaneously stealing your job and lazing around on welfare.

    May 17, 2016

  • dulcify was also pretty good.

    May 17, 2016

  • Tada, my new band name: Engineers of the Royal Vacuum Utility.

    May 17, 2016

  • Hey zuzu, hummus detected at botryoidal!

    May 17, 2016

  • Are you happy with your current cell provider?

    May 16, 2016

  • Sailormoon material.

    May 15, 2016

  • I used to be one of these, then my life turned to shit.

    May 15, 2016

  • How does one lonely carbon find another? Do they use Tinder these days?

    May 13, 2016

  • hazlitt sounds like stuff that is dangerous to read, or at least only with a protective suit on.

    May 13, 2016

  • Needs to be added to the Periodic Table of Elements.

    May 13, 2016

  • Shove a marmoset up your clacker.

    May 12, 2016

  • This meets with my approval.

    May 11, 2016

  • Cunctators gonna cunctate.

    May 11, 2016

  • Do people who speak with forked tongues need twice as many muscles, or half?

    May 10, 2016

  • He might be the King but does he realise qms is Lord of the Universe?

    May 10, 2016

  • From the Twitter feed:
    Our nations are ruled by the Elites
    They're driving us into the streets
    Stealing our voices
    And limiting choices
    A few of their many deceits
    - @TheLimerickKing

    May 10, 2016

  • *giggles*

    May 10, 2016

  • Persian term meaning something like 'ocean-heart', ie. a heart which makes room for everyone, vast like the ocean.

    May 10, 2016

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  • *dusts badge*

    November 5, 2015

  • Hey are you some kind of self-appointed contribution cop, rat features?

    November 5, 2015

  • Wait--I thought it was turtles all the way down. Mind? Blown.

    November 3, 2015

  • how about a five-toad?

    November 3, 2015

  • Shut up you extruded rabbit.

    November 2, 2015

  • Are you talking to yourself again?

    November 2, 2015

  • I get an error trying to post either a new word or a comment here:
    https://www.wordnik.com/lists/politicians-nicknames

    November 2, 2015

  • Nope, that's about it really.

    August 28, 2015

  • Do you have anything decent to say ear-whippet or are you just trying to flood these Polski doltskis off the front page?

    August 28, 2015

  • Hi Bilby - Just spotted a question you posed in a comment back in 2009 (!) on my aviation list ("Let's go strap on the ole air'chine and bore holes in the sky!") to wit: "what is a 'rooster tail'?" If it still matters see image here...or, since I've added it to the list: rooster tail.

    June 15, 2015

  • "bilby commented on the user bilby
    I went to leave a comment on your page, and I arrived at a 404 and a steampunk rhino. Both of which are about right in your case."

    Are you talking to yourself?

    April 27, 2015

  • I went to leave a comment on your page, and I arrived at a 404 and a steampunk rhino. Both of which are about right in your case.

    April 27, 2015

  • Did you like the new berry additions?

    April 27, 2015

  • Bilby is, as usual, a lode of useful information. I once went skiing in Chamonix, where les Guides des Alpes are universally admired, but I failed to understand the sense of their characteristic cries.

    They're famed for feats of derring-do
    But guides of the Alps are scholars too.
    It's knowledge they seek
    When they call from a peak
    And plaintively ask, "Beaudelaire, he who?"

    January 11, 2015

  • Bonsoir Monsieur Bilby,
    Where are you, actuellement?
    I am back in Paris, being forced to write about such big fat frauds as Charles "Mr Spleen" Baudelaire.
    But in two more weeks I shall be free, free as a bird!
    Now I need to go favourite the word "wentletrap".
    Adieu !

    January 10, 2015

  • It's not just you, madmouth. Shall we all meet up over on community?

    December 24, 2014

  • Where did "Community" go? Is it just my computer?

    December 24, 2014

  • Have I ever told you how much I like your bagpipes list?

    December 15, 2014

  • Are you in Bogota? I was just there! Ships passing in the cliché.

    November 8, 2014

  • and I you with a waistband of tittering finches. Don't disillusion me!

    November 6, 2014

  • Happy belated selfie day, old bean.

    November 6, 2014

  • ...for of Afghan chutney is her soul compact

    April 2, 2014

  • Is there a way to search by tag?

    March 27, 2014

  • Now you've done it

    March 27, 2014

  • oh, he do

    March 14, 2014

  • a) that's exactly right
    b) I think of you as the only near-whitey invited ^-^

    March 12, 2014

  • didn't you have a list called "Drinky-time, or the most happy of hours" or some such? Maybe it was someone else...

    March 12, 2014

  • Meow.

    February 20, 2014

  • Bilby, I wish you a happy new year. I am grateful for the comments you have given me. I have been slow to respond mostly because I could not figure out how to do it. I have been looking for an ongoing thread I could reply to but I have failed to find it, so now I have visited your dashboard. This seems rather roundabout, like exiting the house and ringing the doorbell again before replying, but it is all I can manage for the moment.

    January 1, 2014

  • Thanks for jomo. It's perfect.

    December 16, 2013

  • Bonsoir, bilby! Un salut de Paris à toi et à tous les marsupiaux, même les moins jolies.

    Renard

    September 22, 2013

  • marky

    Sorry, this user profile is LAME.

    September 13, 2013

  • BILBY

    September 13, 2013

  • Any thoughts for us about ry's question over on wurly?

    May 8, 2013

  • No no. Only we hopping long-ears are designated chocolatiers to outback frontiers. Cheers!

    April 1, 2013

  • Thanks, Easter Bilby. Do all marsupials carry chocolate in their pouches?

    April 1, 2013

  • happy zombie jesus day, peter gone rabid day to you too BILBY

    March 31, 2013

  • Happy Easter everyone! Help yourself!

    March 31, 2013

  • meowz

    March 31, 2013

  • Happy Easter Bilby is a sweet tooth fairy.

    March 30, 2013

  • Good lord, bilby -- hello!

    March 20, 2013

  • I noticed a town of Bilby in Jamaica on a topographic map today.

    March 13, 2013

  • I'm so glad you finally have a trilby, bilby!

    February 3, 2013

  • Trilby's match

    What a thrill it must be!
    Is it a crowning achievement?
    How can you match it?
    You are off on the right foot!

    February 3, 2013

  • At a yard sale this morning. I bought a trilby. Just thought y'all would be very happy to know that.

    February 2, 2013

  • *purrrrrs*

    January 23, 2013

  • Bilby, bilby, bill
    be. Bilby be. Bilby bee.
    Bilby bilby be.

    January 15, 2013

  • Hello buddy!
    Old civil engineers had to work to master societal motif. Oh me oh my.

    Hello nursery!
    Hello sultry garlic?
    Evil garlic.

    Here's Praetor Isisof's dismantling tree...
    Hello Praetor Isisof!
    Hello exaggerating need...
    What a functional seed...
    Bye Praetor Isisof - you need an overhearing fee!

    Apparently legal secretaries like to say hello to architects.
    Hello cowboy!
    Hi damned lagoon...
    Hi rhythmic bagel.
    Good bye bagel.

    January 15, 2013

  • Hi bilby, how's it going you fertile mat cutter, you roaming invigorator, you cybernetic theologian of pifflecorn?

    January 15, 2013

  • PARKING:
    "But Tomsky also gives readers good reasons to be on their best behaviour at hotels. Raise your voice and you may get key bombed. That's where Tomsky, a front desk agent, programs your room key in a way that virtually ensures you will be locked out at some point in your stay."
    - AP, How to get the best treatment at hotels, theage.com.au, 14 Jan 2013.

    January 15, 2013