Comments by bilby

  • How easy is it, really?

    July 30, 2015

  • To use a lit cigarette to light another.

    July 30, 2015

  • donkey fuck

    July 30, 2015

  • Compare: https://www.wordnik.com/lists/fictional-music-genres

    July 30, 2015

  • 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.

    July 30, 2015

  • Rub a dub dub.

    July 30, 2015

  • "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

  • They otta(wa) be ashamed of themselves.

    July 28, 2015

  • Used for making Shakespearean costumes.

    July 28, 2015

  • 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!

    July 28, 2015

  • n. Long and tedious talk without much substance; superfluity of words.

    July 28, 2015

  • Isn't it the love poetry that is supposed to be particularly dreadful?

    July 28, 2015

  • I'm glad the images are back to us visualise vogon poetry.

    July 27, 2015

  • Some beaut additions by slumry. Thank you!

    July 27, 2015

  • Now now.

    July 27, 2015

  • Yikes, listmageddon!

    July 27, 2015

  • See also here:
    http://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&d=LAH18930507.2.89

    July 27, 2015

  • 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."

    July 27, 2015

  • daikon

    July 25, 2015

  • In Australia (at least) may refer to the native, Commelina cyania, or a declared weed, Tradescantia albiflora.

    July 23, 2015

  • Y'all might like this list: https://wordnik.com/lists/on-the-border-of-imagination-and-reality

    July 23, 2015

  • A lamp, slumry.

    July 23, 2015

  • "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

  • 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

    July 22, 2015

  • You must have quite well-toned thighs from all the slapping.

    July 22, 2015

  • Hi. Would you like to come over to my place and play "yarn-tea"?

    July 22, 2015

  • "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

  • I did not thinked it meaned what you thinked it meaned,

    July 21, 2015

  • Here, have a slice of Kris Kringle's Xmas Crumble.

    July 21, 2015

  • 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.

    July 21, 2015

  • 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.

    July 21, 2015

  • *snicker*

    July 21, 2015

  • It's what happened the kangaroo and its mother were shipwrecked.

    July 20, 2015

  • 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

  • ne'er-do-well

    July 18, 2015

  • Nice suggestion vm, but I just can't seem to get enough.

    July 18, 2015

  • Yeah, both.

    July 14, 2015

  • 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

  • Orthography presumably because English typically doesn't have a soft g with an a following it.

    July 13, 2015

  • Yeah, you can probably guess :-/
    http://sinthetics.com/new-product-the-vajankle/?age-verified=607ea04ca9

    July 13, 2015

  • I've decided I'm going to start the week by picturing myself writiing on a peanut.

    July 13, 2015

  • 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?

    July 10, 2015

  • What am I doing? That's 2 sensible comments in a row.

    July 10, 2015

  • Traditional 'books' in some parts of what is now Indonesia were written on a palm-leaf paper called lontar.

    July 10, 2015

  • Umm, they can use whatever they want. 'Flickr' is not a 'correct' word either but it's understandable.

    July 9, 2015

  • I'm having pretty hot relations with plinth right here, thanks.

    July 9, 2015

  • Ummm, I mean delanguageised.

    July 8, 2015

  • *speechless*

    July 8, 2015

  • Hmmmm. I think it's on the right list.

    July 8, 2015

  • I for one welcome (back) our Flickr overmasters.

    July 7, 2015

  • What if a person plays tennis and golf, and has a sore knee?

    July 7, 2015

  • antelibrary?

    June 30, 2015

  • What about a collection of partially-read books?

    June 30, 2015

  • Touche!

    June 27, 2015

  • 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.

    June 26, 2015

  • I didn't hear the pin drop.

    June 26, 2015

  • Sometimes I might claim I'm a bilky
    Who hangs out with bandicoots and their ilky
    But try as I may,
    I hear my naysaysers say:
    "Oi! His ears are leathery, not silky!"

    June 26, 2015

  • bilky

    June 26, 2015

  • No, I'm not changing my name to bilky to get on this list.

    June 25, 2015

  • A small, puffy Danish pancake.

    June 25, 2015

  • Ooh, polyplosivity!

    June 23, 2015

  • Danish for blackcurrant, 'sun berry'.

    June 23, 2015

  • I like broccoli that tastes like broccoli.

    June 23, 2015

  • 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

  • Hara-kiri, fall on your sword and other such behaviours?

    June 22, 2015

  • Neat list idea. Despite Wordienik not really doing phrases very well, we show 'em.

    June 22, 2015

  • Throw the baby out with the bath water?

    June 22, 2015

  • Sack and ruin.

    June 22, 2015

  • Oh dear, I have a list for this.

    June 22, 2015

  • Hard to tell if that's satire.

    June 19, 2015

  • From kakapo, "a chick raising facility and permanent Kakapo exhibition attached to the Invercargill Museum and Art Gallery on the south island of New Zealand."

    June 19, 2015

  • This made me think of you: http://www.metrolyrics.com/song-ml-video-cea.html
    It was probably the bananaphone.

    June 18, 2015

  • Compare German senf.

    June 18, 2015

  • Sozzled journalists had often been known to indulge when officebound without much happening for them to report. Hence the expression'sloe news day'.

    June 17, 2015

  • Good pic! Thanks dude.
    p.w. We are old.

    June 16, 2015

  • There's a whole genre of this in Indonesian, known as plesetan, which translates from Javanese as 'slipping'.
    One of the better examples that sticks in mind in English is a Monty Python sketch where John Cleese was giving a speech as the Minister for Pisrenunciation.

    June 15, 2015

  • It seems in the case of bs it's a two-syllable tie.

    June 15, 2015

  • Neat idea.

    June 15, 2015

  • What does one use to put out vending machine fires?

    June 13, 2015

  • Only with no added sugar.

    June 12, 2015

  • Nope, rumoured to contain fun and we know how horrible that is.

    June 11, 2015

  • I used to hear Jacobite a lot when I lived in Scotland.

    June 11, 2015

  • Stop this nonsense or I'll hang up.

    June 11, 2015

  • I've gone to a lot of trouble you know.

    June 10, 2015

  • Here, have a prune.

    June 10, 2015

  • Vegans are allowed to use rubber chickens.

    June 10, 2015

  • It was somewhat mode, when I was a young'un, for someone to go to the last page of your autograph book / yearbook and write'by hook or by crook I'll be last in your book' and sign there.

    June 9, 2015

  • I wonder if this qualifies for the Not Edible list.

    June 7, 2015

  • The giant golden W over your drive-thru infringed their trademark.

    June 7, 2015

  • Apparently something that whales do.

    June 1, 2015

  • Did your vault parse the arc of a diver?
    Or a ballerina's poise: didst thou outstrive her?
    But forgive me this jest,
    I wish you and elbows my best,
    *shakes fist at said stupid driver*

    June 1, 2015

  • I'm patiently waiting for the moment someone uses this technique to smash through a farm fence and steal sheep.

    June 1, 2015

  • The Scots origin of jiggery-pokery.

    June 1, 2015

  • Football jargon: a pre-game event run by and for fans.

    May 27, 2015

  • Recently seen on Twitter: A skeme is a picture of words used to skirt around the 140 character limit.

    May 25, 2015

  • I saw this in the Botanical Gardens in Bogota. When I looked it up my online dictionary said: "An umbelliferous plant of Colombia, having an edible farinaceous root, cultivated in large quantities."
    Wikipedia says: "Arracacia xanthorrhiza is a root vegetable originally from the Andes, somewhat intermediate between the carrot and celery. Its starchy taproot is a popular food item in South America where it is a major commercial crop."

    May 25, 2015

  • Also, in Australia we have an ant we call a jack jumper.

    May 21, 2015

  • Don't want to hijack the comments, but may I suggest manjack.

    May 21, 2015

  • Hot diggity dog.

    May 21, 2015

  • Do cats make better stacks than tacos? Discuss.

    May 20, 2015

  • -ity is a weird ending to choose.

    May 18, 2015

  • SPAM

    May 18, 2015

  • Only ever heard it in Australia as in a tizzy.

    May 18, 2015

  • *puts away shattered hopes for more Wild West vegan ice cream flavours*

    May 12, 2015

  • The first two cases are old jokes. I hadn't heard the third before but it's a good 'un.

    May 11, 2015

  • pickling babies indeed you are a monster

    May 10, 2015

  • You're trying to romance scam yourself?

    May 9, 2015

  • Not to be confused with prolagus.

    May 9, 2015

  • Hahaha!

    May 9, 2015

  • It's a pretty good review too, all things considered.

    May 7, 2015

  • #happy

    May 7, 2015

  • Vaguely (sorry) reminds me that Criena Rohan used vag as a term for vagrancy in The Delinquents. I have no idea whether the period use is accurate. Or what percentage of high school classes titter when they hear it these days.

    May 7, 2015

  • *chuffle*

    May 7, 2015

  • The checkout lady used this when I was in a department store in Portland OR last Sunday.
    Checkout: Are you sure you wouldn't like another pair of shoes? There's a bogoho.
    Customer: ....
    Checkout: That's buy one get one half off.
    Customer: .....

    I don't think the customer spoke English. My shit Spanish translation is also not worth reproducing here.

    May 7, 2015

  • How do we know these are really foods and not hipster bands?

    May 7, 2015

  • I like the nuance of comfortable bread.

    May 6, 2015

  • Not sure if these are wacky enough: humbug, soldier, toad in the hole, Welsh rarebit, hobnob.

    May 6, 2015

  • Let's say quaark means a black cockatoo and fnaark means a white cockatoo. This lanaguage has more cockatoo words than English, although one could argue that English is more 'economical' because it only needs the denominator cockatoo and is able to re-uise colour words. But hang on, what if culturally / environmentally / spiritually the distinction between white and black cockatoos is so imporant that, unless there were specific terms, the gravity might not be adequately embodied?
    This example is from an Auatralian indigenous language.

    May 6, 2015

  • Ntbc with rumpy-pumpy either :->

    May 6, 2015

  • I thought this was frog golf.

    You know, when you grab the little feckers, pop them in the freezer until they're solid, ,then put them on the rear doormap and hit them with a pitching wedge over the neighbour's house.

    May 5, 2015

  • Look, there it is! On Pluto. Oh sorry, Pluto's just been relegated from outer planet to very distant rock.

    April 30, 2015

  • I live in Kelvin Avenue and I'm pretty sure it's never been degree Kelvin avenue.

    April 28, 2015

  • I don't like dogs or honey so those berries are are out.

    April 27, 2015

  • Thank you for sharing with me your dangly bits.

    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

  • I had an artisan salsa picante moment today, i.e. when you really want something to happen (like sauce to come out) and it doesn't. At all.

    April 27, 2015

  • I like the way you're thinking.

    April 27, 2015

  • Yeah yeah, shotta wotta cotta.

    April 27, 2015

  • Rubbish. It's a martial art invented by ruzuzu based on a combination of the movements of sandhill cranes and office guillotines.

    April 26, 2015

  • Belongs in a bun not a teacup, surely.

    April 24, 2015

  • Teacup?

    April 24, 2015

  • Yep! Keen as mustard!

    April 23, 2015

  • It's somewhat callipygian.

    April 17, 2015

  • This is probably the right time for someone to say 'suck it up, princess.'

    April 16, 2015

  • Flared-nostril blowhard & steel guitar.
    Besuited talking head & marimba.
    On-location weather reporter & sitar.
    The possibilites are endless.

    April 16, 2015

  • I like the way the AHD definition goes straight to the share-house.

    April 14, 2015

  • You're something of a bratwurst, aren't you?

    April 14, 2015

  • Most English speakers would recognise subscribe as a verb, in this case with me as the direct object.

    April 12, 2015

  • And thus qms goes on and on
    With his word-hopping, versefied marathon
    Though I'm now not quite sure
    Which I've come to love more:
    Limericks, breadfruit, or my iguanadon?

    April 10, 2015

  • Anything that can be written and exited.

    April 10, 2015

  • Note almost all the tweets indicate there is a techy/geeky meaning. Which I can't quite define.

    April 10, 2015

  • I'm appreciating your therapy :-)

    April 10, 2015

  • Not sure I'm getting you.

    April 10, 2015

  • A Middle Eastern pudding.

    April 8, 2015

  • Are we going to have the world's first slow-rolling argument about museum label nomenclature? Wordnik chalks up another one.

    April 8, 2015

  • Conceivably also endocrine disruptor.

    April 8, 2015

  • *headsplode*

    April 8, 2015

  • I'm trying to avoid stupefied foods.

    April 8, 2015

  • What about spit roasting it?

    April 8, 2015

  • Not sure whether to *chucklebarf* or *whinefutz*.

    April 7, 2015

  • A Bolivian bread with a hard crust.

    April 7, 2015

  • A coastal location on Bruny Island, Tasmania.

    April 6, 2015

  • Oh, sores.

    April 6, 2015

  • *makes chainsaw noises and runs through the cinema*

    April 6, 2015

  • Once you find your love on this site, you can adopt him/her and spend the rest of your life together. See https://www.wordnik.com/adoptaword

    March 31, 2015

  • Thanks! I think you both deserve a rough-faced shag.

    March 31, 2015

  • "Lighting and electrical componentry are high value items in building defit. Due to the expense required to create virgin material and the high recyclability of metals, the removal, separation and recycling of most metallic and electrical items is done very well.
    However, within the compressed timelines of commercial office defit, the separation of lamps (from their fittings) is often left to reprocessing facilities or services."
    - Blake Lindley, Edge Environment. Cited 31 March 2015, http://www.thefifthestate.com.au/products-services/waste/the-defit-blog-saving-the-furniture-and-the-fittings-landfill-money-etc/69716

    March 31, 2015

  • Apparently, the reverse of the verb to fit.

    March 31, 2015

  • Vegan revenge is a tofu dish best served cold.

    March 31, 2015

  • I wonder if inspired by banyan.

    March 31, 2015

  • Words like this give me greaxiety.

    March 31, 2015

  • Are these different from bike boxes?

    March 29, 2015

  • At last, a rhyme for crapifer.

    March 29, 2015

  • Ask it for a dance?

    March 26, 2015

  • There is another definition there, quite interesting. Or not. Read it and wheep?

    March 25, 2015

  • See wheep.

    March 24, 2015

  • 'If the Page satisfie not, inquire in the Margine' - John Selden.

    March 24, 2015

  • Weird. Here I am logged in. If I click on vexatiousmachine's link below I end up at the list he/she/it has linked to, but not logged in. Huh?

    March 24, 2015

  • When you're on a list page, click 'Love' in the top right to save the list to your Favourites. To get to your Favourites at any time, click your username - right side of the upper black bar - for the drop down list.

    March 23, 2015

  • You should make a listicle.

    March 23, 2015

  • Because Latin has two words for goat. And why that? Well most long-lived languages have a voracious appetite for vocabulary. In the case of Latin it's likely that the multiple goat words were acquired from the languages of peoples who were conquered or assimilated by the Roman empire.

    March 23, 2015

  • I am using Firefox 36.0.4 and cannot see any little thumbs-down icon.

    March 23, 2015

  • On behalf of your books, please don't pour anything over them.

    March 18, 2015

  • What snowbunnies eat. Nom nom brrrr, nom nom brrrr.

    March 18, 2015

  • Definition on snow carrots.

    March 18, 2015

  • cawfee?

    March 17, 2015

  • Point was that dictodudes come across modern words like cuprocking and, because the Establishment desires to be somewhat comprehensive - note I didn't say unabridged - they tend to include such words. This at best means that such words may at some time cross the horizon of a Macq subscriber. It is no confirmation that the words are in fact in use in Oz or even constitute legal tender as linguistic currency in Oz.

    March 14, 2015

  • Logical fallacy.

    March 14, 2015

  • I keep thinking this is made of cows.

    March 14, 2015

  • That list just slavishly picks up on words that have been added to the Macquarie. Being a modern and comprehensive dictionary there's nothing to necessarily relate the words to Australia.

    March 14, 2015

  • You read it here first.

    March 14, 2015

  • SPAM

    March 14, 2015

  • Endangered.

    SO YOU'D BETTER BE NICE TO ME.

    March 11, 2015

  • I ask you to remove the link from your comment on paycation. Musings about the meaning of paycation are fine. Use of this site simply to feed traffic to other sites for commercial gain is not.

    March 11, 2015

  • Ahahahaha do you think any predators ever catch clever and sprightly bilbies ahahahaha of course they do :-(

    March 11, 2015

  • Crikey.

    March 11, 2015

  • When?

    March 11, 2015

  • Sadly I saw a dead quoll by the road last Sunday. And quoll fur is gorgeous, says he jealously.

    March 11, 2015

  • Def 1... for realz?

    March 11, 2015

  • What a coincidence. I saw a Chinese restaurant last week. I think.

    March 11, 2015

  • I use my fat fingers to prise granola bars out of vending machines.

    March 9, 2015

  • Also rendered as billy-o.

    March 9, 2015

  • Turkey tail mushroom, Trametes versicolor.

    Very beautiful.

    March 9, 2015

  • A row of chipped garden gnomes.

    March 9, 2015

  • I'm waiting for the internet of penguins.

    March 8, 2015

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