erose has looked up 1 word, created 14 lists, listed 373 words, written 18 comments, added 0 tags, and loved 0 words.

Comments by erose

  • I, like everyone else, suspect my neighbors of owning some of those fireworks . . . although "neighbor hater" would also be a great term for a really loud soundsystem. Here's hoping you've recovered satisfactorily from the star-spangled trauma :).

    July 8, 2009

  • Thanks for the hilarious contributions to the pyrotechnilogophilia . . . I would gladly salute a firework display involving hellzapoppers and star spangled bangers any day of the week :).

    July 7, 2009

  • haha i love this one, well done, bilby . . .

    and it would also be a great euphemism for adulterous U.S. presidents

    July 7, 2009

  • the tightest kite string in a bad storm with lightening . . . i love this album, and your list is fantastic :)

    July 5, 2009

  • I think the word was actually coined by Chaucer, and means "meagre cow," so named because it was supposedly all skin and bone, due to scarcity of its food source (good women).

    July 4, 2009

  • Maybe lavash?

    July 3, 2009

  • Haha an excellent suggestion! Title duly changed.

    July 3, 2009

  • A slight dissension between husband and wife which produced a momentary separation, without any intention to dissolve the marriage.

    July 3, 2009

  • A husband who has leave to enjoy a month of bedding other women after his wife gives birth to their child

    ( . . . and possibly one of the worst concepts I have ever heard)

    July 3, 2009

  • an imaginary sexual partner

    July 3, 2009

  • also a fictional beast that was said to have fed on patient husbands, and was therefore very fat.

    see: chichevache

    July 3, 2009

  • Yes, legionnaire ant definitely sounds more poetically bellicose . . . I love this list, btw.

    sionnach - dulosis is a great word! and in fact some of the slave ants have become suffr-ant-gettes, killing their charges while rearing their own children. it's a jungle out there.

    July 3, 2009

  • another animal worthy of the dubious distinction: Amazon ants . . . they capture slaves from other ant colonies in massive raids to do all their child-rearing and housework for them.

    July 3, 2009

  • (adj.) shaped like an umbrella

    July 1, 2009

  • (n.) the craving for weird food

    July 1, 2009

  • (n) one who eats her own words

    July 1, 2009

  • (n) a satyr; literally goat-feet

    July 1, 2009

  • (adj) unable to attract the opposite sex during mating season

    July 1, 2009

  • i've also seen it defined as "to smother people in order to sell their bodies for dissection." So called after William Burke, who was tried and executed for that very thing.

    July 1, 2009

  • (v.t.) to ridicule by excessive praise

    July 1, 2009

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  • It's been fun. Our fireworks night is 1 July so the terror of the evening is still fresh in my mind :-( Actually I'd been planning to visit a few shops and write down some firework names, but I wasn't feeling up to it at the time. They're only on sale for one day.

    See also neighbor hater.

    July 7, 2009