chained_bear has looked up 3188 words, created 262 lists, listed 24234 words, written 16815 comments, added 9795 tags, and loved 8 words.

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  • There's some discussion of drumming and weird old military stuff over on rigadoon. Who do I know that could answer questions about drumming and weird old military stuff? Think, ruzuzu, think....

    September 10, 2014

  • Thank you!

    *hands over thank-you fufluns*

    And I suppose I shouldn't stomp my foot and pout... but I miss seeing you here!

    Edit: Lord knows I'm still figuring things out, too. Sigh.

    April 11, 2014

  • Any chance you could be convinced to add brackets to "epileptic lagomorph driving" over on moro reflex? I have just the list for it.

    April 9, 2014

  • I'm muttering about confectio Damocritis again--I started a list about galen, which seems to be helping, but...

    you know....


    March 20, 2014

  • Imigongo.

    October 15, 2013

  • *psst*


    September 25, 2012

  • Oh! Iroquoisy! So I was looking up Sherlock Holmes and Professor Moriarty, &c. There's a theory* that Moriarty was modeled after Simon Newcomb, the man "accused of a 'successful destruction'" of the career of Charles Peirce (author of many of my favorite Century Dictionary definitions).

    * (which also mentions Carl Gauss and Srinivasa Ramanujan)

    August 8, 2012

  • Insolent, self-centered, achingly intelligent bastardy. *sigh*

    August 8, 2012

  • Indeed, ruzuzu, I do. *sigh*
    Isn't Benedict Cumberbatch dreamy with his black hair and his insolent self-centered bastardy?

    August 8, 2012

  • So I was watching the first season of Sherlock last night when something caught my eye in the opening credits--a handwritten word flashed across the screen for just a moment, and I immediately read it as confectio. Although it didn't shock me to see it there, and although I was starting to be pleasantly surprised that someone else in the world shares the obsession with confectio Damocritis, I did decide it might be a good idea to rewind and pause until I could see it again. Alas, it was only the word connection.

    Somehow I thought you might understand.

    August 8, 2012

  • I found a cool Century definition for free-lance which answered a question you'd had over on freelance.

    May 27, 2012

  • Are you related to Gum E. Bear? (See Roy G. Biv.)

    March 14, 2012

  • I heart <3' that I can send secret messages to' you, too.

    January 13, 2012

  • Turns out that as long as we heart each other we can <3' send private messages that look truncated on the website! I think that could' be amazing!

    January 13, 2012

  • And my niece! Happy Birthday to sionnach-sister as well. :-)

    May 15, 2011

  • Congratulations, c_b! This means your new cub shares a birthday with my sister.

    May 15, 2011

  • Oh! Yay! Congratulations!

    May 15, 2011

  • Congrats on the new cub! :-D

    May 15, 2011

  • Don't miss my word of the day for tomorrow.

    May 13, 2011

  • I just re-read the marathon of phony umbrage taking page and laughed my ass off.

    Thanks. I needed that. :-)

    April 25, 2011

  • Happy National Chocolate-Covered Cashews Day!

    April 22, 2011

  • You cannot escape the charge that you have previously engaged in the amazing pastime that is IDENTIFY THE WORDIE.
    You are therefore prime target material for inviting to IDENTIFY THE WORDIENIK.
    The whole of the bit of Wordnik that joins in on this would be truly honoured should you participate this time round.
    Easily find the right page right now because it is currently the most commented on list shown on the Community page.

    April 14, 2011

  • Umm...?

    April 6, 2011

  • you rained on me today

    April 6, 2011

  • Sure, it's expensive till you figure out pounds-per-square-inch. Those greedy bastards had no right! How the hell do they think my tiara looks with all that damn camo around?!

    April 6, 2011

  • Who knew bears had such expensive taste? (link)

    April 6, 2011

  • Across the site, in IE8.

    (I just tried Firefox and it doesn't do it there! Instead, every last blessed comment is in bold type. Grr.)

    March 10, 2011

  • Hi c-b!

    I can't replicate that right-click issue you reported. Are you seeing it just on the homepage, or across the site? And what kind of browser are you using? Does it happen for you with all browsers, or just one?

    March 10, 2011

  • HI c_b, sorry for the delay on the list paging bug--it's fixed now. Hope all's well.

    February 15, 2011

  • *sings* Happy Birrrthday to da Bearrrr....

    January 27, 2011

  • *sings* Confectio Damocritis to you....

    January 27, 2011

  • *sings* Thanks, frindley!

    January 27, 2011

  • *sings* Happy birthday to you!

    January 27, 2011

  • How old r u ?

    January 25, 2011

  • ♫ It's beginning to look a lot like ram schist. ♫

    December 5, 2010

  • poop-lantern
    That is all.

    September 16, 2010

  • Why is slalom your least favorite word?

    September 5, 2010

  • And I like your tags--they're helpful.

    September 5, 2010

  • Of course not!
    *puts away notebook full of observational notes, tucks camera into vest pocket, and hides book about recognizing specific excrement*

    September 5, 2010

  • P.S. I got rather a load of guff for those tags, by the way.

    September 5, 2010

  • Uhh... that's right...
    Are you stalking me?

    September 5, 2010

  • "Chained Bear has added 258 lists containing 23,840 words, 16,839 comments, 9,787 tags, 125 favorites, and 0 pronunciations."

    September 5, 2010

  • Hi c_b. There is a Google-powered 'search-most-of-wordnik' feature, which is kind of hidden right now, since we hope to improve upon it in the future. But at the bottom of every page, the far-right footer link is 'search'.

    I love that thing too!

    August 5, 2010

  • I love that thing. I like visiting my profile to see it. :)

    June 18, 2010

  • No chains! :-)

    June 15, 2010

  • manmadepsychedelics:  yeahiwasintheshit

    June 8, 2010

  • Hi c_b, Tony just cleared up the glitch in our database that was causing trouble with war tourist. It necessitated removing it from your list, but you should be able to add it back now no problem.

    May 20, 2010

  • This morning I read the first 20 pages of this book and I'm already quite convinced you'd love it.

    More Nashe is scheduled, glad you're enjoying it.

    April 14, 2010

  • Howdy! Never thought I'd be noticed, there in a corner of Wordie happily playing with my toys (ahem, words) by my contented self... *gryn* Many thanks for the generous compliment on my profile.

    March 12, 2010