Comments by bilby

  • Related to tahinite.

    March 2, 2015

  • I have no idea if it is native but there is certainly hemlock growing wild in Australia. If it's not native then you'd have to speculate about why British settlers chose to bring it here.

    March 2, 2015

  • That's a macabre description, though fascinating. I presume anyone who witnessed such an event could not lightly forget it, hence the hauntingly precise accounting for trajectories of body parts.

    February 25, 2015

  • This is where an Australian chimes in to say, "That's not a vegetable. This is a vegetable."

    February 23, 2015

  • The user reesetee has a lot of bird lists.

    February 23, 2015

  • Means to make fun of someone.

    February 23, 2015

  • joo-JOH-la, bearing in mind the first syllable is very short.

    February 22, 2015

  • It's a love nest for two dyslexic kiwis.

    February 21, 2015

  • LDC - longform digital crepuscule

    February 21, 2015

  • SPAM

    February 19, 2015

  • Is good.

    February 19, 2015

  • When losing a raging Twitter war, some choose to beat a hasty retweet.

    February 19, 2015

  • If I had to live in a vendingmachine, I probably wouldn't fit.

    February 19, 2015

  • See live baiting during them cold Nebarksa winners.

    February 18, 2015

  • On the ubran fringes there're certainly clumps of agapanthus around that have escaped from home gardens. Australia has a lot of similar climate zones here so the plant does well.

    February 18, 2015

  • SPAM

    February 18, 2015

  • If I could find you video of the joyous gambol of antechinus in the agapanthus, it would be yours.

    February 18, 2015

  • Wordnik - the world's go-to site for bunny stampede support in your hour of need.

    February 17, 2015

  • How did you remember to put them on this list?

    February 17, 2015

  • See jougs.

    February 17, 2015

  • Ya can't catch meee!

    Umm, seriously, we are currently having a live baiting scandal in Australia. The animals used as bait - as captured by hidden cameras - include piglets, rabbits and native possums.

    The documentary is available here, although some footage is so sick I'm reluctant to recommend viewing it: http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/stories/2015/02/16/4178920.htm

    February 17, 2015

  • Good word. Came looking for etymology.

    February 17, 2015

  • What's the word?

    February 16, 2015

  • The practice of using live animals to train greyhounds for racing. Typically involves encouraging a greyhound to chase and kill a small animal bound to a moving lure.

    February 16, 2015

  • I liked this bit at the start of one of the FAQ answers:
    Loose stools have many causes (see "Soft Serve").

    February 16, 2015

  • Seems like it could be a Welsh word for a broad valley of inbred miners that had the life ripped out of it by Thatchernomics.

    February 16, 2015

  • Honey I Borked The Front Page.

    I did have an emphasis code in that comment but it theN applied itsel' to all the comments on this page and on the Community aka front page. Editing the comment gives you no way to check whether the code is correct because it's invisible. I was only able to 'fix' the problem by deleting the comment entirely. COST ME ANOTHER TWO CENTS TO REPOST COMMENT!

    February 15, 2015

  • Not to be confused with ass-paper, which is preferably not abrasive.

    February 15, 2015

  • Might increase the chance of eyedropping with Worcestershire sauce.

    February 15, 2015

  • Come here and I'll give you a damn good caulking, vendysnozz.

    February 14, 2015

  • No, but the maintenance costs are attractively low.

    February 13, 2015

  • What a load of -ship.

    February 13, 2015

  • When foot is in mouth, yes.

    February 12, 2015

  • A madeupical portmanteau that doesn't grab you.

    February 12, 2015

  • "Jordan is willing to exchange Sajida al-Rishawi for the Jordanian pilot. At this point we want to emphasize that we have asked for proof of life from Daesh (ISIS) and we have not received anything yet," Jordanian government spokesman Mohammad al-Momani said.
    - Israel National News, 29 Jan 2015.

    February 12, 2015

  • I have one, but given point 3 I had it desexed. And I could certainly never eat it. I'm proud of my newly-neutered non-nutricious nutria.

    February 12, 2015

  • I had some Bad Gateway the other day. And believe you me, I much prefer Good Gateway.

    February 11, 2015

  • I'm sure ruzuzu will be along any minute looking for food pellets.

    February 11, 2015

  • Do you have anything for two cents?

    February 11, 2015

  • You know, you're still my favourite vending machine.

    February 11, 2015

  • What's in the vending machine? The usual bile, or can we now get canned vitriol for a dollar?

    February 10, 2015

  • In ransom jargon, something sent by a kidnapper to demonstrate that the hostage is still alive.

    February 10, 2015

  • Alack, I was hoping for a rhyme with Victor Hugo.

    February 10, 2015

  • See inelastic.

    February 10, 2015

  • Folk etymology on steroids.

    February 10, 2015

  • Not currently in use.

    February 10, 2015

  • Any etymological speculation?

    February 5, 2015

  • Is there any particular reason why Donald Sutherland?

    February 5, 2015

  • A political nickname for Australian politician Joe Hockey, federal Treasurer since September 2015. Because he can't count.

    February 4, 2015

  • Ray Stevens, state government member for Mermaid Beach, Queensland, Australia. Famous for his chicken dance in the lead up to the 2015 state election, see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4W6ROXJEGpI

    February 4, 2015

  • Surely it's about time we denied rumours that there are rumours to be denied.

    February 4, 2015

  • Australian slang - unglamorous underwear or pants.

    "Ours were brown apple-catchers until the mid 80s. Thank God for the spandex revolution."
    - @AnabelleU123

    The context of that conversation was netball uniforms, particularly the bottoms.

    February 4, 2015

  • I only came here to see if there was a Tweet where this word appeared as a typo.
    *sigh*

    February 4, 2015

  • Negative Emission Technologies.

    "It then extended this to consider how much carbon could be taken out of the atmosphere from Afforestation, Agricultural Soil Carbon Sequestration, Biochar, Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS), Direct Air Capture (DAC), Ocean Liming, Enhanced Weathering, and Ocean Fertilisation. They found that these ‘Negative Emission Technologies’ or NETs could offset between a cumulative total of around 120 gigatonnes of CO2 equivalent between now and 2050. This would only manage to extend the allowable carbon budget by 11-13% consistent with keeping warming below 2 degrees with a 50% to 80% probability."
    - Tristan Edis, Business Spectator, 2 Feb 2015.

    February 4, 2015

  • Don't be such a wee doubting Thomas,
    This obsession is more like a promise:
    Should Zuzu pass my way
    I'll forge every byway
    To shower fair damsel with hummous.

    February 4, 2015

  • Ack, a drive-by verbing.

    January 30, 2015

  • Welcome. Why not make a snowmobile list?

    January 30, 2015

  • See indeed ROFI.

    January 30, 2015

  • This is very Sailormoon. I'm almost rolling on the floor igniting.

    January 30, 2015

  • Odious odes? Whassaworldcomingto?

    January 30, 2015

  • Well spotted.

    January 28, 2015

  • zuzu, zuzuer, zuzuest, voila!

    January 27, 2015

  • Tit what?

    January 27, 2015

  • Oh it's not as if it hasn't been done before around here, including by me. Just that the current crop seem to indicate that The Dismalarity is nigh.

    January 27, 2015

  • gru, gruer, gruest
    thus grammar be cut and sluiced
    and come the toll of high noon
    you'll be singing our tune:
    zuzu, zuzuer, zuzuest

    January 26, 2015

  • We currently have a flood of contestants wishing they were in Urban Dictionary.

    January 26, 2015

  • Compare Bubbleville.

    January 26, 2015

  • Ah, in the great and frankly baffling linguistic tradition of using near indistinguishable pairs for supposedly crucial distinctions.

    January 26, 2015

  • We can only hope.

    January 26, 2015

  • Nice work.

    January 23, 2015

  • See turbine disc liberation event.

    January 17, 2015

  • Wow.

    January 16, 2015

  • Haha. Sounds like a QANTAS euphemism.

    January 16, 2015

  • See glassworks.

    January 16, 2015

  • Similarly, craft can also be a verb. Much beloved of food wankers in this sense.

    January 16, 2015

  • For real? I only ever do this while tap dancing on a basketball and handgrinding selected Peruvian coffee beans as I mentally translate Mayakovsky into Cocos Malay pantoums.

    January 16, 2015

  • Alack.

    January 15, 2015

  • I tought I taw a bad pun!

    January 14, 2015

  • See maltcano.

    January 12, 2015

  • That's our yarb.

    January 12, 2015

  • I'm visiting Canberra, Yogi's wayward Australian cousin. Here it only rains rain unlike the way it rains croissants in Paris. I think Baudelaire's finest achievement was being what people say when they yodel. I'm sorry you're going to be free soon. I hate freedom.
    xxx
    B

    January 11, 2015

  • Standard-bearer for the People's Republic of Folk Etymologies, dis one.

    January 10, 2015

  • Leave that ox alone.

    January 10, 2015

  • *waits*

    January 8, 2015

  • Had to check that at the top of the page it still said Wordnik and not Urban Dictionary.

    January 8, 2015

  • Capital!

    January 1, 2015

  • I know what happens when I press the "headdesk" button, and that's a great comfort to me.

    December 30, 2014

  • See community.

    December 30, 2014

  • Dear qms, the world's corpus of Grexit limerick literature is, simply put, a bad gateway.

    December 30, 2014

  • Now is a good time to familiarise yourself with the nearest exit.

    December 30, 2014

  • But I presume you're asking for the purpose of public order. So.

    December 30, 2014

  • I'm not sure we need brackets when Wordnik Safety Warden is written on your helmet in extremely sensible lettering.

    December 30, 2014

  • I'm very disappointed that ruzuzu, as Wordnik Safety Warden, didn't marshall us to emergency assembly point.

    December 30, 2014

  • Yes, smacks of rogue backbenchers.

    December 29, 2014

  • Or moose milk, supposedly a Canadian term for bootleg whiskey.

    December 26, 2014

  • "Syrian rebels using improvised mortar bombs made of cooking gas canisters killed 311 civilians between July and December this year, a monitoring group said on Friday, condemning the use of the wildly inaccurate weapons.
    Two-thirds of the deaths, or 203 people, were in the northern city of Aleppo where the so-called hell cannons have been fired on government-held districts of Syria's second city."
    - Reuters, 12 Dec 2014, http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/12/us-mideast-crisis-attacks-idUSKBN0JQ17I20141212?utm_source=twitter

    December 23, 2014

  • Wouldn't have been my first definition.

    December 5, 2014

  • I'm a mango-eating poet with a penchant for electric bicycles. I hope we'll get along.

    December 5, 2014

  • That too!

    December 4, 2014

  • The faffot was a prototype fuflun that, frankly, resembled a mutant rock cake dipped in bligewater. Hence we prefer not to mention our wee fa**ot misadventure.

    December 4, 2014

  • Hence called and didn't leave a message.

    December 2, 2014

  • Next time someone cuts in front of me I shall say: "I deign to thwart thy leverage of precedence!"

    December 2, 2014

  • SPAM

    December 2, 2014

  • SPAM

    December 2, 2014

  • Most probably a misspelling of casino. That goes for Spanish and Italian too.

    December 2, 2014

  • I hate dogs.

    December 2, 2014

  • A bus rapid transit system in Bogota, Colombia.

    November 29, 2014

  • Spanish - apron.

    November 29, 2014

  • I'm sure The Common People of Wordnik will fully subscribe to the image of qms in tight black vinyl whipping pesky obscurantia into digestible five-line verse.

    November 29, 2014

  • This is one of those words where I thought I might find a fascinating etymology, and didn't.

    November 28, 2014

  • I'm charmed by qms' verbal matrix
    And prowess as a verse dominatrix
    Just give him a chance
    With a cymbal & dance
    And he'll conjure a gem from his box-o'-tricks

    November 28, 2014

  • I'd like one please. On toast.
    Thank you.

    November 27, 2014

  • Shac-shac shac-shac shac-shac your boogie, madmouth.

    November 26, 2014

  • The Peruvian panpipe.

    November 25, 2014

  • Another name for the maraca.

    November 25, 2014

  • Nice try :-)

    November 25, 2014

  • What God does when he sees how humankind is behaving.

    November 25, 2014

  • plumber's crack? Mainly hazardous for innocent bystanders :-/

    November 25, 2014

  • It's hard to imagine that amok was ever much more in currency than it is at present. I'd classify it as a loan word that fits within a particular idiom and simply doesn't go any further. A bug on sticky paper, perhaps, rather than a fossil.

    November 24, 2014

  • fox! I like the list :-)

    November 24, 2014

  • See also hellgrammite.

    November 24, 2014



  • masterfire commented on the user masterfire

    Well, I am sorry that I've not done much commenting or tagging, but here is something that might get a conversation going. It concerns dragonflies...or rather another name for them. I grew up in the 50s near Memphis, TN. We lived in the country. Back then and there my young ears heard dragonflies called what sounded like Snake Doctor. This is so ingrained in my brain that I call them that to this day. Yet, I have been wondering about it. I've not heard Snake Doctor any other place or time. I am wondering also if what I really heard was Snake Dotter? Dotter is a word but it is not associated with dragonflies in your references. Yet, country folk would say, "dotter" about something flickering around a pond or the farm yard. Therefore, at age five or six I must have heard "doctor" rather than "dotter." Whatever the case, I heard these words/sounds referring to dragonflies. My little imagination clung to the idea of the little fliers attending to sick snakes. But "dotter" makes more sense in the context of people born in the 19th century or early 20th. Either way "doctor" or "dotter" may be what I often heard. If I have done this right, perhaps I'll get a response from someone. Thanks!

    November 22, 2014

    November 24, 2014

  • Not-quite-identical happens!

    November 24, 2014

  • Hey guys, what's with the crappy puns?

    November 23, 2014

  • Surely the reverse dictionary entry for shit should be food.

    November 21, 2014

  • May I add that the punctuation error in the fourth line is not mine ;-)

    November 21, 2014

  • Reposted for posterity from a deleted user profile:
    qms commented on the user jrp82746

    The city has gained great fame for it.
    As steel is made in PA's Pitt,
    Detroit's famed for cars,
    LA for it's stars,
    So Fort Wayne's renowned for its shit.

    November 21, 2014

  • Cute! Looking forward to seeing the love child of Gabriel Gaté and the lady who fries those pink things by the side of the road in Quito.

    November 21, 2014

  • What is this, Invasion Of The Dooty Snatchers?

    November 21, 2014

  • Awww! You've outdone yourself qms!

    November 21, 2014

  • No idea why he didn't call it Bilbioburro though.

    November 20, 2014

  • A mobile library where books are carried in a saddle on a donkey's back. The original Biblioburro was started by the inspirational Luis Soriano in Colombia.

    November 20, 2014

  • Active pensioners enjoy living in the kismetaphoresthome.

    November 20, 2014

  • Yes, we need answers. Though frankly not expecting great gobs of illumination from a spammer who trawls for dog shit.

    November 20, 2014

  • A traffic restriction system implemented in Bogota, Colombia. It is based on banning cars with a particular final digit on the licence plate (placa) during peak hours (pico).

    November 20, 2014

  • In Colombia, a snack made from squished plantain that is fried in oil then served with various sauces.

    November 20, 2014

  • patacon

    November 19, 2014

  • I read that as 'fear of thrusting people...'

    Must get glasses fixed :-/

    November 19, 2014

  • There once was a man from Caracas
    Who tried hard to rhyme the word glacis
    But try as he might
    His attempts were pure shite
    And gringo linguists thought he was crackers

    November 18, 2014

  • This list could be a great piece of conceptual art.

    November 18, 2014

  • I'm glad we have an elbow list.
    *makes some elbow room*

    November 18, 2014

  • I wasn't familiar with this use of process.

    November 18, 2014

  • I love this glacis to piecis.

    November 17, 2014

  • Thank you for you precis of glacis.

    November 17, 2014

  • Uffa, I read that as 'every snuggle in your life...'

    November 17, 2014

  • "Mike Bowers has been down shooting pool pictures for the Xi visit. Here’s a sample.
    Might be just me but I did a small recoil at the grip and grin. More like a grimace from the prime minister."
    - Katharine Murphy, The Guardian, 17 Nov 2014.

    November 17, 2014

  • Hi Cole.

    November 17, 2014

  • WTFBBQROFLMAO.

    November 17, 2014

  • Oh, poor babies! I am so going around there to sing them a lullaby.

    November 17, 2014

  • Prevalence of the wine label image appears to be due to an OCR error in reading cliff as gliff.

    November 16, 2014

  • Words containing the root tsoots are cute.

    November 16, 2014

  • If you feel like bleeding the lizard
    It's not really a sanitary hazard
    Just take aim at the drain
    And let loose your refrain
    To show you can whiz like a wizard

    November 15, 2014

  • Has all the elan of a Twitter word.

    November 14, 2014

  • Note: does not apply to bath time.

    November 14, 2014

  • A big cat that is reportedly sighted but never found.

    November 13, 2014

  • *applause*

    November 13, 2014

  • For a quieter drink while dancing, try serenade. No added HFCS.

    November 12, 2014

  • Hush, we Wordniks don't usually mention the P-word.

    November 12, 2014

  • *padded face hole*

    November 12, 2014

  • Compare virtutroll.
    *Holds up mirror to stephen378 for definition*

    November 12, 2014

  • You know the most entertaining kind of dance hall would be one with qms limericks about the various dances projected on a big screen, for us wallflowers to read while, ummm, you know.

    November 12, 2014

  • Obviously I need to go to more interesting dance venues.
    Vamos a bailar?

    November 12, 2014

  • Poor Martin, clearly a guzzletwit.

    November 11, 2014

  • Compare for example the page you created Pauciloquent with the pre-existing pauciloquent.

    November 10, 2014

  • Martin Chuzzlewit likes this!

    November 10, 2014

  • Variant: chiao

    November 10, 2014

  • Well done!

    November 10, 2014

  • To pee while you're in the shower.
    #multitasking

    November 10, 2014

  • Seems weird these days to come across any kind of -bot that is not a piece of software or autonomous device.

    November 9, 2014

  • Sorry for the farrago barrage barrage :-(

    November 9, 2014

  • Yes, Bogota. And beyond, hikingly.

    November 8, 2014

  • Show me whatcha woeking with!

    November 6, 2014

  • A person welded to the past, and perhaps not very aware of it. See also retronaut.

    November 6, 2014

  • Brackets please!

    November 6, 2014

  • *offers precursory glance*

    November 6, 2014

  • mating ball-and-chain

    November 6, 2014

  • Good sweet tooth fairy material, this.

    November 6, 2014

  • Wittgenstein says hi, appears to wanna know if you're gonna hang out.

    November 6, 2014

  • *linguistically primed & ready for my next coffee date with an emaciated sea elephant*

    November 6, 2014

  • Thank you! Or should I say gracias from Bogota. Somehow I always pictured you with a duck balanced on your head.

    November 6, 2014

  • I'm not sure if we have a Wordnik Santa. Although, like Westminster, we have an Abbie.

    November 1, 2014

  • Sextuple-u, oroboros.

    October 31, 2014

  • Of course.

    October 31, 2014

  • A Japanese food term for a casserole, gratin or pilaf style dish.

    October 30, 2014

  • *sprays The Unabridged Wordniktionary with essence of catnip*

    October 30, 2014

  • Same context: sandworm.

    That's one of the saddest things I have ever discovered on Weirdnik.

    October 30, 2014

  • Excellent!

    October 30, 2014

  • *high 5 syllables*

    October 28, 2014

  • For optimal reflexivity, I think the list title should have been five-syllableness.

    October 28, 2014

  • I'm calling it. Congratulations, this is officially the most hideous sentence ever written on Wordnik:
    "Levolution Levolution is the thermodynamically spontaneous process of creating a new, more ordered, naturally-occurring, dissipative system by changing a set of existing dissipative systems into a composite of complementary parts."

    October 28, 2014

  • SPAM.

    October 26, 2014

  • SPAM.

    October 26, 2014

  • Oh my, Century has it in for Canadia!

    October 26, 2014

  • Hmmm. Does a word like kneebone count?

    October 25, 2014

  • Them's fightin' words!

    October 25, 2014

  • SPAM

    October 25, 2014

  • b-thng lk Flckr, vry entrtng. Evn mmth gy hr, bckts f awsm.

    October 21, 2014

  • Any idea why?

    October 20, 2014

  • An online video site for potatoes.

    October 20, 2014

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