coldspire commented on the word schadenfreude
Change ghermann password to "zeitgeist." Next week I guess it'll be "schadenfreude." Strange guy...
May 26, 2008
coldspire commented on the word cryosphere
A collective term describing the parts of Earth's surface where water is solid (e.g., permafrost, glaciers, and sea ice).
April 14, 2008
coldspire commented on the word pwn
I say this as "pween" or "pweened," which forks the original word's inexplicable pronunciation for the second (or third?) time! Further antagonizing of comrades is accomplished via the use of "pweenage."Woot.
April 9, 2008
coldspire commented on the word measles party
This actually existed (or existed back in 2001 -- the time of the article -- and have died off since then, hopefully).And it just sounds ugly. "Measles party." Urk.
coldspire commented on the word jean-claude gosh darn
A mild relation to Jean-Claude Van Damme.As heard from MST3K!
April 3, 2008
coldspire commented on the word pilk
Milk from a pig.
March 28, 2008
coldspire commented on the word bilk
Also: milk beer, a fruity-flavored beverage created by adding yeast and hops to milk, and fermenting.Initially created in Japan to reduce a milk surplus. Distribution to international markets is unknown.
coldspire commented on the word yojimbo
Toshir�? Mifune.*Reaches for a tissue.*
March 27, 2008
coldspire commented on the word hemagglutinin
A spike-shaped surface protein on bacteria and viruses that binds the agent to an affected cell.Hemagglutinin is the H in virus subtype identifiers, e.g. H5N1, a strain of influenza.
coldspire commented on the word king hit
Erm, ouch. Makes my comment about charm to be pretty crass, but that's what I get for an attempt at glibness in this context.Nonetheless, thanks for the clarification. :[
March 22, 2008
coldspire commented on the word haemodynamics
The esteemed alternate of hemodynamics.
March 21, 2008
A violent attack made with intent to cause maximum damage. Best-known in Australia (the term, that is -- not the activity), which somehow gives the term more charm despite its meaning.Usage: a verb (e.g., "Primrose Alabaster was king hit outside of the milk bar"), or a noun (e.g., "He received a king hit that nearly set fire to his ivy cap").
coldspire commented on the word squighetti
The noodles are often dyed to avoid confusing the pasta with appendages -- otherwise, tentacles can accidentally end up as part of somesquid's squighetti meal, or a real squidiot might even take a bite out of itself.
March 14, 2008
coldspire commented on the word polkageist
A ghost with a penchant for sexual revelry or merriment in general.Originally spied from British band Skyclad's song of the same name, which features a polkageist who guides the narrator to "that place where cunning lingers" during the near-climax of the concept.
coldspire commented on the word homeopathy
An easy and enjoyable word to speak, even if it represents an odious concept. Aesthetically pleasing, even.
coldspire commented on the word pillbox
The brother-in-law of a chum believes that a cold, fever or other temporary ailment can be relieved overnight simply by imbibing exactly six beers just before going to bed. While the fellow's hypothesis awaits clinical trials, I've begun using pillbox as slang for a six-pack of beer.
March 13, 2008
coldspire commented on the word haughty couture
I am totally on board with this progeny of my awkward creation.
coldspire commented on the word haught couture
Oh, I didn't take any offense. I genuinely appreciated the correction (and such a gracious correction, too).This is akin to being recently admonished on the correct pronunciation of altimeter, which is evidently not spoken as "all-tee-mee-ter." After being righted I feel all the better, partially because I've gained an unwittingly self-made neologism that can be used to annoy pedants.But I wouldn't dare annoy anyone here, so thanks again. :]
Well, no, but only because I wasn't aware of the, um, correct spelling before adding my own little mis-word. Much obliged on the correction/suggestion/recommendation/shove in the right direction.