crunchysaviour has looked up 4 words, created 6 lists, listed 83 words, written 68 comments, added 6 tags, and loved 2 words.

Comments by crunchysaviour

  • The muezzin was a-standing on the radiator grille.

    December 7, 2009

  • Bless you, ants.
    Blants.

    August 31, 2008

  • Thanks, ants.
    Thants.

    August 31, 2008

  • A device like a bent pair of pliers, used to grip the top of a hot billy can, like a pan handle, to pour out its contents.

    August 30, 2008

  • "In Cardiff, Chris and Matt are sat in a boat on the river.
    'One does find it hard
    if one is treated with such disregard,'
    complains Chris.
    'Stuff that!' moans Matt.
    The toff and the tough have a tiff on the Taff."

    (John Hegley)

    August 30, 2008

  • 2002 film starring Jodie Foster. Three men break into Foster's house, whereupon all become locked in aforementioned room. There is some rough and tumble. Hilarity ensues.

    August 30, 2008

  • This is the same Mount Isa that's been on the BBC News site for another reason recently: some politician made some amusing comments about how ugly ladies should go there because they're very likely to find a man, because of the high male/female ratio.

    I reckon the Mount Isa Publicity Team is hard at work!

    August 30, 2008

  • Cheers, Bilby!

    Trivet, that's excellent, the moustache guard is even in the shape of a moustache! I love it!

    August 30, 2008

  • August 30, 2008

  • Eranu!

    August 29, 2008

  • Lampbane, you just lost the Game.

    August 29, 2008

  • It looks a bit like the FA Cup, but without the ribbons.

    August 29, 2008

  • Best. Word. Evar?

    August 28, 2008

  • CB, did the cocoa put up much of a fight at Yorktown?

    August 28, 2008

  • Agreed! Samwidge is somehow warming. Lickle will never be samwidge.

    I note that nobody is listing lickle, maybe because it is rubbish!

    August 28, 2008

  • Grennidge.

    August 28, 2008

  • A quality show indeed.

    August 28, 2008

  • How is it pronounced, Sionnach? Colkoon? Cokun?

    August 27, 2008

  • I have heard this pronounced "devro" by a not-upper-class fellow of this surname.

    August 27, 2008

  • I think the mispronunciation of sandwich as samwidge has become so common that I have noticed people laughing at me when I pronounce it half-correctly (sandwidge). Then again, as Greenwich is usually pronounced with the ending "-dge", is "sandwidge" such a bad pronunciation? Is is critical that it is pronounced as it is spelled?

    August 27, 2008

  • Thanks, CB, but I looked at the site and saw the box with "MUNCHKINS" in big letters and it put me right off. I could never eat these. I concede defeat!

    August 27, 2008

  • I sometimes like to use "Menzies Christ!" as an expression of surprise and disgust.

    August 27, 2008

  • I know, when someone cuts you up at a roundabout in their BMW, it's annoying, but it's never so annoying that one of the classic four-letter words is insufficient, and a new insult must be created out of two words used as insults only in recent times, is it?

    August 27, 2008

  • If it's cheaper and tastes the same, then I can see how the doughnut hole would be superior.

    Do they come with cinnamon sugar?

    August 27, 2008

  • Definitely with Kewpid here. It would be like aviatrix, another splendid word.

    August 27, 2008

  • Bilby, good sir, I would like to broadcast, in a quiet and polite fashion, my mild dislike of the word "supercalifreakinawesome". No fast-food rivalry is involved; the fault stems from the complete lack of connection between pizza, Mary Poppins, and that fool on the advert who says it. It's like that completely bizarre creature on the back of some Smiths multipacks saying "Mmmm, chippies!". What possesses people to come up with this stuff?!

    PS. You should have bracketed diss-doctor! ;)

    August 27, 2008

  • Segnomin, or Thomason's oil.

    August 26, 2008

  • "Maths" stands for

    Mathematical
    Anti-
    Telharsic
    Harfatum
    Septomin.

    August 26, 2008

  • Excellent! This has inspired me to make my own Favourite Non Words list.

    August 26, 2008

  • NO!!! I hereby decry this word. Supercalifreakinawesome is NOT supercalifreakinawesome.

    August 26, 2008

  • Toroidal'naya kamera s magnitnymi katushkami, accorting to Wikipedia.

    This is a truly beautiful device. The torus is a recurring shape in nature. I think our own inventions will ultimately follow, ever more closely, the shapes and forms of nature's, and be better for it.

    August 26, 2008

  • "Torus" is a brilliant word. If only these were called "torus-cakes".

    August 26, 2008

  • Donuts, no thanks; doughnuts, yes, please! ;)

    My point is, why have the hole when you can have the doughnuts?

    August 26, 2008

  • Its pronunciation is impossible to perform without sounding pretentious, unless the pronouncer is genuinely Italian. It is a word that has entered general use in the UK only in recent years, when thitherto everyone was perfectly happy to just drink "coffee".

    I think Britons are the most likely to sound pretentious and annoying when saying this word, and only when pronouncing a long "ahhh" sound. Lahhhhhtay.

    Surely I am not the only one irritated by this one!

    August 26, 2008

  • Lartay. Most annoying word EVER.

    August 25, 2008

  • We do not have Dunkin' Donuts in the UK, nor in Australia... and I daresay that if I were familiar with these things, I would be so infuriated that they were not the actual doughnuts themselves that I would probably hate the word EVEN MORE!!!!

    I am glad it has a use, though.

    August 25, 2008

  • What a simpering, infuriating word. If munchkin was a stick, I would break it in half, stamp on it and set fire to it.

    August 24, 2008

  • Disagree.

    Strongly.

    August 24, 2008

  • The continuous lift thing called a paternoster is a scary device indeed. Give it an ominous, cataclysmic-sounding name and you have not exactly the best invention ever.

    August 22, 2008

  • This does, indeed, seem to be a widely despised word. I do not have that little switch in my mind that makes me gag when I hear it, that so many others seem to.

    August 21, 2008

  • "Procure a Shovel, and with both Hands, wield it high in the Air; bring it down with vigour upon that of the Serpent, uttering Words of no more than four Letters; and in half a Dozen Repetitions' time, the Task may be so completed as to facilitate relaxation with a Stubby or two; or mayhaps a Dozen thereof."

    - "An Australian Way to Kill Snakes"

    August 21, 2008

  • Quite a satisfyingly vindictive word, when said with gusto.

    August 21, 2008

  • Also a delicious biscuit; an especially delicious biscuit, come to that, and, dare I say it, King of biscuits.

    August 21, 2008

  • KWOAAARRNNN.

    That's why.

    August 21, 2008

  • This is all very well, but I think the important point to note here is that "texts" is an extremely annoying word, especially when used in exams in school when some woman from the exam board is saying it, repeatedly, on a tape played in a knackered old cassette player. I bet they try to get the phrase "mixed texts" into those tapes whenever they can, just to be extra annoying. Seethe!

    August 21, 2008

  • Joe Pasquale is one of the least suitable people to pronounce Christopher Lee.

    James Earl Jones would definitely be very suitable!

    August 20, 2008

  • rrrrrrrrrrrrRRRRRRUMPUS!

    August 19, 2008

  • I suppose so, chained_bear, but in a different way. The booming voice should sound lordly, and the pronunciation favours British accents. However, Morgan Freeman especially is a truly great man with a truly great voice, and would doubtless pronounce Christopher Lee in a suitable fashion.

    August 19, 2008

  • Christopher Lee Words are words that pertain to Christopher Lee and the films of Christopher Lee, or could have or have been used by Christopher Lee in said films, and when pronounced by Christopher Lee, sound especially good.

    "Esoteric" is a Christopher Lee Word.

    August 19, 2008

  • Custard-like. Or, covered in custard. "This spotted dick is rather custardy indeed."

    August 19, 2008

  • Consider it done, friend.

    August 19, 2008

  • Pterodactyl - what a brilliant site and idea!

    August 16, 2008

  • Adj. Spoon-like.

    August 16, 2008

  • bilby - make it stop!

    August 16, 2008

  • ONLY when pronounced in the booming voice of the man himself. Others who could pronounce this in a suitable fashion include Simon Callow, Brian Blessed and Patrick Stewart.

    August 16, 2008

  • Most annoyingly pronounced in combination with "pie".

    August 16, 2008

  • Think of this word as being spelled "custardy" to make light of those difficult incarceration-based situations.

    August 16, 2008

  • This is all true. It is just as well that words do not have to be earned, and an abundance of words is generally not inherited nor born into.

    August 16, 2008

  • "It was way up in Brummagem, so I do hear say, that a boat by the name of the Rosemary lay..."

    Brilliant word.

    August 15, 2008

  • Laughable! I can just imagine it. "I have more words than you and am therefore superior!"

    August 15, 2008

  • This is a brilliant word. It sounds suggestive and rude, but in a very abstract way. It is, of course, neither.

    August 15, 2008

  • Horrible. Especially "simple example". I think it's the "mple" bit that gets me.

    August 15, 2008

  • Hate this word when pronounced by Americans.

    August 15, 2008

  • Annoyingly used in beauty-product adverts by women who massively overpronounce the "cl" sounds. ESPECIALLY the "clean and clear" advert, which of course involves the word "clinically".

    August 8, 2008

  • Ooooh, what an annoying word/phrase. I will add this to my list of bad words.

    I hadst better explain myself a bit.

    It sounds sibilant and simpering: two bad things pointed out in an article I read a while ago by a fellow criticising the word "supper", and rightfully so. It's like "munchkin" with more esses.

    August 8, 2008

  • This word is immeasurably superior to "hurrah".

    August 8, 2008

  • I think your brain works in similar ways to mine. I also dislike hearing, and try to avoid using, the words "meal" and "supper" - they sound annoying, especially "fish supper" (just say fish and chips!). I agree that "feed" is patronising for adults and will make more of an effort to frown upon its use.

    August 8, 2008

  • I enjoy hearing this word used to describe sounds or events: "Suddenly, there was a heavy explosion. The ground heaved. Windows shattered."

    August 8, 2008

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