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crunchysaviour commented on the word muezzin
The muezzin was a-standing on the radiator grille.
December 7, 2009
crunchysaviour commented on the word blants
Bless you, ants.
August 31, 2008
crunchysaviour commented on the word thants
crunchysaviour commented on the word spondonicals
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
crunchysaviour commented on the word toff
"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,'
'Stuff that!' moans Matt.
The toff and the tough have a tiff on the Taff."
crunchysaviour commented on the word rumpus room
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.
crunchysaviour commented on the word boomerang
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!
crunchysaviour commented on the word moustache cup
Trivet, that's excellent, the moustache guard is even in the shape of a moustache! I love it!
crunchysaviour commented on the word corm
crunchysaviour commented on the word umami
August 29, 2008
crunchysaviour commented on the word munchkin
Lampbane, you just lost the Game.
It looks a bit like the FA Cup, but without the ribbons.
crunchysaviour commented on the word evar
Best. Word. Evar?
August 28, 2008
crunchysaviour commented on the word cocoa
CB, did the cocoa put up much of a fight at Yorktown?
crunchysaviour commented on the word sandwich
Agreed! Samwidge is somehow warming. Lickle will never be samwidge.
I note that nobody is listing lickle, maybe because it is rubbish!
crunchysaviour commented on the word greenwich
crunchysaviour commented on the word spaced
A quality show indeed.
crunchysaviour commented on the word colquhoun
How is it pronounced, Sionnach? Colkoon? Cokun?
August 27, 2008
crunchysaviour commented on the word devereux
I have heard this pronounced "devro" by a not-upper-class fellow of this surname.
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?
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!
crunchysaviour commented on the word menzies
I sometimes like to use "Menzies Christ!" as an expression of surprise and disgust.
crunchysaviour commented on the word gaytarded
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?
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?
crunchysaviour commented on the word tetrix
Definitely with Kewpid here. It would be like aviatrix, another splendid word.
crunchysaviour commented on the word supercalifreakinawesome
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! ;)
crunchysaviour commented on the word segnomin
Segnomin, or Thomason's oil.
August 26, 2008
crunchysaviour commented on the word septomin
"Maths" stands for
Excellent! This has inspired me to make my own Favourite Non Words list.
NO!!! I hereby decry this word. Supercalifreakinawesome is NOT supercalifreakinawesome.
crunchysaviour commented on the word tokamak
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.
crunchysaviour commented on the word doughnuts
"Torus" is a brilliant word. If only these were called "torus-cakes".
Donuts, no thanks; doughnuts, yes, please! ;)
My point is, why have the hole when you can have the doughnuts?
crunchysaviour commented on the word latte
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!
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.
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
crunchysaviour commented on the word hobnob
crunchysaviour commented on the word paternoster
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
crunchysaviour commented on the word moist
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
crunchysaviour commented on the word cleft stick
"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"
crunchysaviour commented on the word face
Quite a satisfyingly vindictive word, when said with gusto.
Also a delicious biscuit; an especially delicious biscuit, come to that, and, dare I say it, King of biscuits.
crunchysaviour commented on the word corn
crunchysaviour commented on the word texts
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!
crunchysaviour commented on the word christopher lee
Joe Pasquale is one of the least suitable people to pronounce Christopher Lee.
James Earl Jones would definitely be very suitable!
August 20, 2008
crunchysaviour commented on the word rumpus
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.
crunchysaviour commented on the word esoteric
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.
crunchysaviour commented on the word custardy
Custard-like. Or, covered in custard. "This spotted dick is rather custardy indeed."
crunchysaviour commented on the word custody
Consider it done, friend.
crunchysaviour commented on the word thanksgiving
Pterodactyl - what a brilliant site and idea!
August 16, 2008
crunchysaviour commented on the word spoonular
crunchysaviour commented on the word example
bilby - make it stop!
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.
crunchysaviour commented on the word apple
Most annoyingly pronounced in combination with "pie".
Think of this word as being spelled "custardy" to make light of those difficult incarceration-based situations.
crunchysaviour commented on the word wordocracy
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.
crunchysaviour commented on the word brummagem
"It was way up in Brummagem, so I do hear say, that a boat by the name of the Rosemary lay..."
August 15, 2008
Laughable! I can just imagine it. "I have more words than you and am therefore superior!"
crunchysaviour commented on the word quincunx
This is a brilliant word. It sounds suggestive and rude, but in a very abstract way. It is, of course, neither.
Horrible. Especially "simple example". I think it's the "mple" bit that gets me.
Hate this word when pronounced by Americans.
crunchysaviour commented on the word clinically
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
crunchysaviour commented on the word sippy cup
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.
crunchysaviour commented on the word huzzah
This word is immeasurably superior to "hurrah".
crunchysaviour commented on the list words-i-hate-19
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.
crunchysaviour commented on the word heavy
I enjoy hearing this word used to describe sounds or events: "Suddenly, there was a heavy explosion. The ground heaved. Windows shattered."
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