blacksmith_tb has looked up 280 words, created 1 list, listed 5 words, written 22 comments, added 59 tags, and loved 0 words.

Comments by blacksmith_tb

  • The examples conflate "cousin" and "because". Cuz they're not the same, coz.

    May 29, 2010

  • It seems like a synonym for redacted!

    March 16, 2010

  • Plural form of gouger.

    March 16, 2010

  • The present participle of 'to rid', though it appears that online many people misuse it as the PP of 'to ride'.

    March 16, 2010

  • Amusing, but not a new word; merely a misspelling of children.

    March 16, 2010

  • Plural form of success.

    March 16, 2010

  • Or, to put it less coyly, mahalo means thanks in Hawai'ian.

    March 16, 2010

  • Plural form of embassy.

    March 16, 2010

  • More commonly spelled curtsying in Modern English.

    March 16, 2010

  • A perfectly good word meaning 'to tune again', it's clear from the examples it's also a popular misspelling for returning.

    March 16, 2010

  • The modern usages seem to focus on some kind of contest; the wikipedia article makes clear there's an older, more ominous meaning.

    March 16, 2010

  • Forced into a single word as a Twitter hashtag, this should really be the phrase "hands off", or at very least hyphenated as a modifier (he took a hands-off approach to copyediting).

    March 16, 2010

  • To be stripped of one's stories sounds sounds quite painful. Then again, these are all typos for the word destroying, which is also generally a painful concept.

    March 16, 2010

  • The plural form of promo.

    March 16, 2010

  • The plural form of chili.

    March 16, 2010

  • Now spelled merry, generally.

    March 16, 2010

  • Now, better known as overthrow.

    March 16, 2010

  • Better known as navigation, the u and v weren't pronounced the same, but it did save on leaded type to use one letter for both.

    March 16, 2010

  • A kind of marigold, I believe.

    March 16, 2010

  • Presumably this is meant to be contentious...

    March 16, 2010

  • No mention of Cyclopean would be complete without something from H. P. Lovecraft. This is from his 1931 novella At the Mountains of Madness.

    "Before we left the rampart we photographed it carefully, and studied its mortarless Cyclopean masonry with complete bewilderment. We wished the Pabodie were present, for his engineering knowledge might have helped us guess how such titanic blocks could have been handled in that unbelievably remote age when the city and its outskirts were built up."

    February 28, 2010

  • Corinthian also brings to mind David Bowie's Bewlay Brothers:

    "Now my brother lays upon the rocks
    He could be dead, he could be not
    He could be you
    He's chameleon, comedian, corinthian and caricature"

    February 28, 2010

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