Comments by coldspire

  • Change ghermann password to "zeitgeist." Next week I guess it'll be
    "schadenfreude." Strange guy...

    - Datacube of tech-support guy Alex Jacobson, Deus Ex.

    One more plug for the runaway schadenfreude train (with a zeitgeist plug to nab a miserable double)!

    May 26, 2008

  • A collective term describing the parts of Earth's surface where water is solid (e.g., permafrost, glaciers, and sea ice).

    April 14, 2008

  • 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

  • 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.

    April 9, 2008

  • A mild relation to Jean-Claude Van Damme.

    As heard from MST3K!

    April 3, 2008

  • Milk from a pig.

    March 28, 2008

  • 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.

    March 28, 2008

  • Toshir´┐Ż? Mifune.

    *Reaches for a tissue.*

    March 27, 2008

  • 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.

    March 27, 2008

  • 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

  • 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").

    March 21, 2008

  • 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

  • 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.

    March 14, 2008

  • An easy and enjoyable word to speak, even if it represents an odious concept. Aesthetically pleasing, even.

    March 14, 2008

  • 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

  • I am totally on board with this progeny of my awkward creation.

    March 13, 2008

  • 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. :]

    March 13, 2008

  • 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.

    March 13, 2008