bilby commented on the word sin-binned
Sent off temporarily, ie. for a five minute penalty in rugby.
September 22, 2015
bilby commented on the word ballander
Half right. It's ballander in Yolngu-speaking coastline areas of Australia, belanda in Bugis- and Makassan-speaking areas of Sulawesi.
bilby commented on the user brianofbrady
i am the relapse :-)
bilby commented on the word fucknik
I hope they're still putting chimps and dogs in these things and not bilbies.
September 17, 2015
bilby commented on the word sciolist
But is it some kind of socialistWho simply failed to make my politically kosher list?Oh read it and weep!Gnash your teeth for mission creep!Meaning-wise we've been usurped by an encroachalist.
bilby commented on the word how Can I hear the word pronounced
There are appear to be pronunciations linked to the Kickstarter packages.See here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1574790974/lets-add-a-million-missing-words-to-the-dictionary
bilby commented on the list phenomenon-the-movie
bilby commented on the word keyboard smash
bilby commented on the word kiviak
*gazes into the distance*
September 15, 2015
bilby commented on the list gap-junction
Hmmmm. Why the did the Lats have have so many gaps they needed to junct?
September 11, 2015
bilby commented on the word grammar Nazi
Somewhere around this continent there's a rugby team called the Raiders.
September 10, 2015
bilby commented on the list words-that-are-misunderstood
We're all a little misunderstood :-/
September 9, 2015
bilby commented on the list rubber-phrases
keep it rubber side down
September 8, 2015
bilby commented on the word Bill Milby
A cruise ship operator, somewhat in the news in Australia currently as he is having a stoush with the Prime Minister over foreign crews.
September 7, 2015
bilby commented on the word chocolate bilby
Let's face it, I am delicious.
bilby commented on the word talesman
Good luck charm for lousy spellers?
bilby commented on the list chocolate-phrases
You're weird bilby.
September 6, 2015
chocolate teapot was the first thing that came to mind.
bilby commented on the list are-we-not-men
Goodness, lampbane was one of the auld ones.*bows in reverence*
September 4, 2015
bilby commented on the word tabor
Just think how the course of human history has been changed by Delta losing people's suitcases.
I like the concept of 'an intrenchment of baggage for defense against cavalry.'
bilby commented on the word AFAB
Note also the monomaniacal sea-bitch Captain Afab, protagonist of Hermione Melville's whaling epic Moby Vag.
bilby commented on the list missing-word-candidates
Fetch, Wordnik, fetch!
bilby commented on the word prodical
Don't be ridigulous.
bilby commented on the word puker
Some rather unkind photos of a baby :-/
bilby commented on the word plonkable
September 3, 2015
bilby commented on the word Graccident
So is this therefore different to Grexit?*overcome with grangst*
bilby commented on the word demiboy
How different from hemiboy plz explain.
September 2, 2015
bilby commented on the word biblical
Silly headline. Sadly I have a list for this :-(
bilby commented on the word fampany
I MEAN GO THE WHOOG.
Why not go the whole hog?"In 'Iss12', we take an 'insook' at 'Zendimpowth' with co-founder Alexipour; ustwator Mailler shows us how to create a ‘fampany’ of 250 employees while putting fun first; 'travographsigner' Danbin examines his new 'carth' – powered by Instagram; 'scieek' Ariman calls on the 'webunity' to participate in 'spaxploration'; 'Bamp' co-founder Jaried defies the 'starpe' and makes a case for 'longiness'; and the father of 'webdards', Jeffan, reflects on the web that was and the web that will be." Offscragazine no12
I like compound nouns.
Compouns be damned!
bilby commented on the word dizzard
Needs better visuals.
bilby commented on the user 25cikk29
How do you pronounce Hogwartian?
bilby commented on the word Hogwartian
Just don't ask Bob Dylan.
bilby commented on the word boab
See baobab for definitions, listings, etc.
bilby commented on the list polszczyzna
If you can't beat 'em, list 'em.
September 1, 2015
bilby commented on the list have-phrases
A fiddle walks into a bar, and the bartender says...
bilby commented on the list anytown--usa
There are so many Springfields that I've forgiven you.
bilby commented on the word LUKS
I've heard the Symantec Unified Key Setup isn't that good.
Maybe some of these spammers can help us with an Anytown, Poland list. Just a thought.
Or am I thinking of ET? Anyway it's a Spielberg thing./helpfulmode
What's the sort of anonymous suburban location of Poltergeist? A suburban anytown. Anyburb.
bilby commented on the word fowling
Sone ideas should have stayed at the tailgating.
August 31, 2015
bilby commented on the word triangularization
I like the solitary example.
August 28, 2015
bilby commented on the list go-phrases
bilby commented on the word baver
Tweeted it from @furiouspenguins with acknowledgement to TankHughes.
bilby commented on the user bilby
Nope, that's about it really.
Do you have anything decent to say ear-whippet or are you just trying to flood these Polski doltskis off the front page?
bilby commented on the list p--f--compounds
So Tank Hughes is plausibly a double-Spoonerized Tom Hanks sieved through the Vatican?
bilby commented on the word gurry-butt
Where has Century gorn?
August 27, 2015
bilby commented on the word lorry
Not used in Australia, but fun to say.
bilby commented on the list worry-phrases
Do you ever worry about this list?
bilby commented on the list a-merger
Connexion with an x makes me wince. Dunno why. Maybe my inner skoolmarm wants to make a correxion.
Have we found your password yet?
bilby commented on the user jbwj5yy5
I get that you're a lowlife what wants to spam us but why does your compudrivl have to be so verbose?
bilby commented on the user 6yc5dikw
No way am I letting you embezzle 5 volts.
bilby commented on the word road apple
Bilby now you're just being silly.
thunder road apple bob haldeman
Do they have big road apples in New York?
bilby commented on the word throw under the rhombus
Next time I have a short story rejected I can whine that I've been thrown under the omnibus.
bilby commented on the word Wallabies
Well played. Yes, they should use that in those Possibles v Probables trial games.
August 26, 2015
bilby commented on the word Boomers
A nickname for the Australian men's basketball team. No baby required.
bilby commented on the word Joeys
A nickname for the Australian under-17 football team.
Lists like this, although pretty farfetched, are the best.
bilby commented on the word DERPs
I was kinda hoping for Californaggregation.
bilby commented on the word trap card
Also as is 'Shut your trap card!'
Haha,TH on fire today!
bilby commented on the word DILLIGAF
A while ago there was a song by a musician who specialises in musical doggerel of the vulgar kind. It went like this:" I'm the sorta' bloke that would like to think that if icould go back in time,Banjo an Henry an even Ned Kelly would all be goodmates of mine,coz they're piss pots, poets and outlaws and I canrelate to that and I can relate to their attitude tooin a word Dilligaf!D.I.L.L.I.G.A.F.Dilligaf,and this is what it means:"Erm, you know the rest. If you really want more of Kevin Bloody Wilson, see here: http://www.elyrics.net/read/k/kevin-bloody-wilson-lyrics/dilligaf-lyrics.html
August 25, 2015
bilby commented on the list bizarre-exclamations
SOG channeling Ned Flanders here.
August 24, 2015
bilby commented on the user Bettfvon65
Ha, now we have ghost spammers. Empty spaces where once blazed the illuminating blurbs for bunko erection pills et al. Noice.
Reasonably well-known in Australia.
bilby commented on the word excrementitious
bilby commented on the word wormy-chilly
Hmmm, Punchinello, hmmm.
bilby commented on the word put your leg in the fire
Home-distilled vodka and the Hokey Pokey were never going to be a good mix.
bilby commented on the word meatshield
Origin in gamerspeak?
bilby commented on the list darkness---black
Yesterday I saw a t-shirt that said 'I'm only wearing black until they invent a darker colour'.
bilby commented on the user mtnman41
bilby commented on the word Bastard Toadflax
August 21, 2015
bilby commented on the word wug
Because this is from Middle English, plural is waughen.
bilby commented on the list ii-ending-words
Just think, you could eat dinner and text at the same time.
bilby commented on the word paper-and
If it were a legitimate word it would have a qms limerick.
bilby commented on the list q-without-u-words
I'm glad there's an Inuit word for "previous comment was from cut and paste edit on top of a previous attempt to put square brackets around a word which had a hyphen."Those guys have words for everything.
bilby commented on the word crossing
To get to the vending machine.
August 16, 2015
I burrowed under the road.
bilby commented on the word zoodle
'Spaghetti' or noodles made from strings of zucchini.Zucchini noodle ---> zoodle.
August 14, 2015
la la la la la
bilby commented on the word dykon
Maybe the lesbian icon is rad. At least somewhat. Rad-ish.
August 13, 2015
bilby commented on the word dilated pore of winer
I am so not clicking on that link.
bilby commented on the word TankHughes
I thought vendingmachine was going to regale us with some anecdotes about tanks.
August 12, 2015
Tanks for the memories, etc.
bilby commented on the user wincentkosa87
Yeah I realise it's probably computer generated. But still. Evidence that computers can outguff the best of 'em is a sign of the coming singularity.
August 11, 2015
Tank Hughes very much.
Can we kind of quarantine this but not delete it? It is my fervent wish that this piece of turgid marketspeak be preserved as a salutary lesson for posterity.
bilby commented on the word serpentry
bilby commented on the word and taking it home in a snug wee basket
"Help Wordnik continue as an ad-free not-for-profit by adopting the word and taking it home in a snug wee basket."
bilby commented on the word carmine
Hey that makes two lousy puns on the same word. Bad bilby!
Hungry for insects? Carmine git it!
bilby commented on the word ranchette
A dollopino of ranch dressing. Just enough for a slider.
August 10, 2015
bilby commented on the word huehuehue
Jajaja in Spanish.
August 7, 2015
bilby commented on the word chiliad
Great name for my new thousand-chilies-a-day diet.
Not sure I can say that without laughing.
August 6, 2015
bilby commented on the list fiddle-faddle-frequentatives
For a while this was the gold standard: https://wordnik.com/lists/hocus-pocus-i-see-a-crocus
August 5, 2015
bilby commented on the word brewtroleum
Don't drink and drive alexz.
bilby commented on the word bingle
Did you know that we have a mountain range named The Bungle-Bungles? You're welcome.
August 4, 2015
bilby commented on the word Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer
bilby commented on the list the-nebraskan
The Nebraskan bookworm-Wordnik oscillating magnetron device TM.
bilby commented on the word down cellar
Too much time reading Go Set A Whatchamacallit, you mob.
August 3, 2015
Look, techncial foul is frankly the kind of hyper-advanced jagron that you newbies might not understand.
How do you get a pellet of umbrage from this vending machine?
Besides, isn't the 'null accent' an accent? It may be bland and want to hide in plain sight but it's still an accent.
Hey, you can't take umbrage at a comment before I make it. I therefore take umbrage at your techncial foul.
bilby commented on the word soldo
Soldi also refers to money in general.
August 2, 2015
bilby commented on the word glass cannon
Hmmm. I'm thinking of the catapaults in Age of Empires.Yes I'm that old.
August 1, 2015
I let most of my wives speak how they want, except when they vex me.
bilby commented on the word uthappam
I like uthappam. Also seen it as uthappa or uttappa.
July 31, 2015
I taught a cooking class on uttapam earlier this year. *ahem* assisted by someone who knew what they were doing.
bilby commented on the word filk music
I think it was the "We were filking last night until three in the morning."
bilby commented on the word tub chair
How easy is it, really?
July 30, 2015
bilby commented on the word donkey fuck
To use a lit cigarette to light another.
bilby commented on the list fuck-phrases
bilby commented on the list music-genre
bilby commented on the list tubs
I heard that's how they cleaned rugs in winter in Russia. Take rugs out and hang them on bars (installed for this purpose). Spray them with a mist of water. The water is absorbed by dust and dirt particles. Leave overnight for the water droplets to freeze, then thump the rug. The thwocka-thwocka dislodges the frozen dirt particles.
Rub a dub dub.
bilby commented on the word snotbot
"The organization's proposed solution is to use purpose-built drones called Snotbots created through a partnership with the Olin College of Engineering that can trail whales near the surface of the ocean, while the actual research team ideally stays about a half mile back. The drone would fly above the surface of the water and the unaware whale, where it can cruise into the spout expelled from the whale's blowhole to collect a sample of whatever the whale is exhaling from its lungs, including snot that can then be analyzed."- http://www.gizmag.com/patrick-stewart-snotbot-drones-whale-mucus/38644/?utm_source=Gizmag+Subscribers&utm_campaign=24767c5ad8-UA-2235360-4&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_65b67362bd-24767c5ad8-76695204
July 29, 2015
bilby commented on the word technically beautiful
They otta(wa) be ashamed of themselves.
July 28, 2015
bilby commented on the word mockado
Used for making Shakespearean costumes.
Perhaps you should write a book about coming to this site to make lists. Which you could then read and make a list about. A perpetual motion machine!
bilby commented on the word macrology
n. Long and tedious talk without much substance; superfluity of words.
bilby commented on the word vogon poetry
Isn't it the love poetry that is supposed to be particularly dreadful?
I'm glad the images are back to us visualise vogon poetry.
July 27, 2015
bilby commented on the list mycology
Some beaut additions by slumry. Thank you!
bilby commented on the word long-nosed rat
bilby commented on the list ageddon-found-online
bilby commented on the word lally-cooler
The reference in Dead Right says specifically 'a bum, or vagrant':https://books.google.com.au/books?id=HSysw_UbEIQC&pg=PA246&dq=lally-cooler&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CDMQ6AEwAWoVChMIsMPB6Jf6xgIV5ammCh1XzACI#v=onepage&q=lally-cooler&f=false
Also stylish:"...the ring-tailedest lally-cooler hotel in town."https://books.google.com.au/books?id=7WJLFC9fsycC&pg=PA277&lpg=PA277&dq=lally+cooler&source=bl&ots=LTp6RSfJih&sig=AV3dyRICovCBe4oQ_6hFRI67xEk&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CEMQ6AEwCGoVChMIlfmez5b6xgIVRjymCh0ToQV3#v=onepage&q=lally cooler&f=false
See also here:http://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&d=LAH18930507.2.89
The citation in the examples suggests a slightly different meaning more along the lines of sophisticated, high-falutin' maybe:"Writin 'ain't trembly none -- looks like it was writ by a school-marm, an' a lally-cooler at that."
bilby commented on the list turnips
July 25, 2015
bilby commented on the word wandering Jew
In Australia (at least) may refer to the native, Commelina cyania, or a declared weed, Tradescantia albiflora.
July 23, 2015
bilby commented on the word Benelux
Y'all might like this list: https://wordnik.com/lists/on-the-border-of-imagination-and-reality
A lamp, slumry.
bilby commented on the word Champers
"The Churches Conservation Trust in the United Kingdom has introduced a new slow-tourism escape it calls champing—a play on words for camping in churches. The initiative draws funds to historic countryside churches that open their doors to adventurous travelers. Like many Airbnb guests worldwide,champers are searching for an authentic local experience."-: http://www.jwtintelligence.com/2015/07/church-camping/#ixzz3ga8J7dOM
July 22, 2015
bilby commented on the word champing
Like this from Twitter feed:Take the chuld in champing jaws A pulping pile of frothing flaws This horrid mass shall give us pause At putrid rot fills gaping maws
You must have quite well-toned thighs from all the slapping.
bilby commented on the list glitched-definitions
Hi. Would you like to come over to my place and play "yarn-tea"?
"The Churches Conservation Trust in the United Kingdom has introduced a new slow-tourism escape it calls champing—a play on words for camping in churches. The initiative draws funds to historic countryside churches that open their doors to adventurous travelers. Like many Airbnb guests worldwide, champers are searching for an authentic local experience."-: http://www.jwtintelligence.com/2015/07/church-camping/#ixzz3ga8J7dOM
bilby commented on the word thinked
I did not thinked it meaned what you thinked it meaned,
July 21, 2015
bilby commented on the word Crimble
Here, have a slice of Kris Kringle's Xmas Crumble.
bilby commented on the user ry
Though if you'd like more than one, you can add your ten thousandth, delete a word from an old list, add a new 10K-er etc.
Once upon a time mollusque used to politely ask users what their 10K was. Perhaps he was noting them down on a dusty parchment scroll.
bilby commented on the word purpose
bilby commented on the word marooned
It's what happened the kangaroo and its mother were shipwrecked.
July 20, 2015
bilby commented on the list no--nay--never
Not sure why that link breaks at ne - though happy to blame alexz and vendingmmachine - but ne'er-do-well is in the database.
July 18, 2015
bilby commented on the word enough
Nice suggestion vm, but I just can't seem to get enough.
bilby commented on the word wayang
July 14, 2015
bilby commented on the word wommera
See also woomera, which has the etymology. And a bit of chit-chat. The spear-thrower is found across Australia in various indigenous contexts and the terms vary. Woomera is now the best known, possibly for its use as the name of a rocket range.
July 13, 2015
bilby commented on the word vajankle
Orthography presumably because English typically doesn't have a soft g with an a following it.
Yeah, you can probably guess :-/http://sinthetics.com/new-product-the-vajankle/?age-verified=607ea04ca9
bilby commented on the list tree-free-paper-alternatives
I've decided I'm going to start the week by picturing myself writiing on a peanut.
I've seen markets where people write your name on a grain of rice. I reckon they could probably get a sonnet on a peanut, or at least a qms limerick.
July 10, 2015
What about blackboards?
What am I doing? That's 2 sensible comments in a row.
Re skin, see here: http://thechirurgeonsapprentice.com/2012/01/31/books-of-human-flesh-the-history-behind-anthropodermic-bibliopegy/
Traditional 'books' in some parts of what is now Indonesia were written on a palm-leaf paper called lontar.
bilby commented on the word Maths
Umm, they can use whatever they want. 'Flickr' is not a 'correct' word either but it's understandable.
July 9, 2015
bilby commented on the user shweta
I'm having pretty hot relations with plinth right here, thanks.
bilby commented on the word languaging
Ummm, I mean delanguageised.
July 8, 2015
bilby commented on the word zaprudering
Hmmmm. I think it's on the right list.
bilby commented on the word overmaster
I for one welcome (back) our Flickr overmasters.
July 7, 2015
bilby commented on the word golfer's elbow
What if a person plays tennis and golf, and has a sore knee?
bilby commented on the word antilibrary
June 30, 2015
What about a collection of partially-read books?
bilby commented on the list words-ending-with--lky
June 27, 2015
bilby commented on the list sounds-of-silence
There's a great expression they use in Indonesian when someone who is supposed to say something doesn't. Used particularly in reference to policicians, for example, when they are seeking to avoid stating a position on something they know is controversial and hence just go into hiding.'bungkam seribu bahasa' - silent in a thousand languages
June 26, 2015
I've thought about buying some noise cancelling headphones so I can get more silence.
I didn't hear the pin drop.
Sometimes I might claim I'm a bilkyWho hangs out with bandicoots and their ilkyBut try as I may,I hear my naysaysers say:"Oi! His ears are leathery, not silky!"
No, I'm not changing my name to bilky to get on this list.
June 25, 2015
bilby commented on the word abelskiver
A small, puffy Danish pancake.
bilby commented on the list plosives-from-front-to-back
June 23, 2015
bilby commented on the word solbær
Danish for blackcurrant, 'sun berry'.
bilby commented on the word bubblegum
I like broccoli that tastes like broccoli.
bilby commented on the word death by coconut
Yeah, the Council in my former town of Darwin was one that went around chopping down coconut trees because of the supposed risk.
June 22, 2015
bilby commented on the list never-going-back-there
Hara-kiri, fall on your sword and other such behaviours?
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