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  • Ask and you shall receive. :)

    July 26, 2009

  • Marked by the indelible qualities of summer. :)

    In context of the story it came to existence in:

    "It was a day of unmistakable summerishness. The gargantuan sun penetrated the damp, dense air and by the time the propeller-plane was ready to fly, rain fell from the sky in fat, slow droplets. Not like the cold, harsh torrents of March or April’s overcompensatory, swift-winged showers. No, this was thick, hot water which did little but mingle with the August-inspired sweat already long-clung to the skin."

    July 26, 2009

  • Ephemera is indeed a suitable name for the work, mollusque, because the words themselves have vanished. :)

    July 26, 2009

  • Swahili for "village".

    July 26, 2009

  • I wrote this in a poem and found out later that it didn't exist as a word. I was entirely surprised. It means simply enough "to remove from a shelf", or metaphorically, "to take from view" or "to obscure", etc.

    October 26, 2008

  • Archaically, the word also referred to the heart. Someone asked me to use it in a sentence that way:

    "The witch doctor made a grievous error in selected an herbal remedy for the chieftan; he had perscribed root of soulsbane thinking the ailment was renal, but it was actually cordial."

    August 25, 2008

  • I have always liked this word better than malfunction or dysfunction, but it's disturbingly less common.

    June 29, 2008

  • The Raunch is a member of Paulman Berg. http://www.paulmanberg.com

    June 29, 2008

  • A guy worked at an ice cream shop I liked to go to who had Tourette's and barked like a wounded dog when people came into the shop. o___O

    June 29, 2008

  • Reesetee is a lucky man...

    June 29, 2008

  • Whenever my chemistry teacher would use a crucible for heating things, he'd quip that it was invented by Arthur Miller.

    That man is a genius! <3

    June 29, 2008

  • "Hey, Roman! Call 'im."
    "Doric...? Or Ionic...?"
    "Forget the column; get the Pope!"

    June 29, 2008

  • Thanks, Reese. =)

    June 29, 2008

  • cleave is contranymic. It can mean to adhere, and it can also mean to sever.

    June 28, 2008

  • I never imagined this would cause such a stir! (Save for my sparse instances of clairvoyance.)

    June 28, 2008

  • I would imagine this rhymes with Injun, no?

    January 28, 2008

  • +1, yarb. :)

    December 29, 2007

  • adj. prickly

    December 29, 2007

  • adj. exquisitely unimportant

    September 27, 2007

  • Sure is. :-)

    September 25, 2007

  • adj. enraged

    September 25, 2007

  • n. a misery enthusiast; a sadist.

    September 20, 2007

  • It's quite an exact science. To explain it would just confuse you. XD

    September 14, 2007

  • Thanks! ;-)

    September 14, 2007

  • Well, "he was hung" means something very different from "he was hanged". The latter implies gallows were involved. The first means he was well-endowed. :P

    September 14, 2007

  • Barack Obama scores a 17 on the scale, being the most good-looking politician. My friend and I just made this up one day.

    Here's some examples:
    Hillary Clinton - 4
    Joe Biden - 0
    Fred Thompson - 1
    Mitt Romney - 18 (Mormons can defy scaling xD)

    We originally said that it can only be used for U.S. presidential candidates, but then we changed it to politicians in general.

    September 14, 2007

  • n. A device which measures the sex appeal of politicians, on a scale from 0 to 17.

    September 13, 2007

  • Rabelais! <3

    September 12, 2007

  • Microsoft works? XD

    September 12, 2007

  • I was. Her characterisation is impeccably evil. Well done, Ms. Rowling. ;)

    September 12, 2007

  • I love Italian music-related words! <3

    September 12, 2007

  • Maury Yeston, apparently.

    September 12, 2007

  • It's a big pet peeve of mine when people refer to execution by hanging in the past tense by saying "hung".

    September 12, 2007

  • I prefer the French, pourquoi, which is the same contraction - "for what".

    September 12, 2007

  • I love this word!

    In fact, I'm awash with love for this word! :P

    September 12, 2007

  • Oh, no, Titanic is awful. Some of the music is sort of pretty, but the lyrics and book are horrendous!

    September 9, 2007

  • Thou shalt not murder thy neighbor's comment feeds?

    September 9, 2007

  • RHPS... <3

    September 9, 2007

  • This is one of my favourite words to use when I'm writing. :)

    September 9, 2007

  • I love it when vocalists are given the direction "cantabile". The composers are basically saying, "sing it as if you were singing." XD

    September 8, 2007

  • Randall Thompson really needs to use these more sparingly. :(

    September 8, 2007

  • You can pop by.

    September 8, 2007

  • Yes! You get 10 points, reesetee. :D

    September 7, 2007

  • I don't like licorice, either, actually.

    September 7, 2007

  • "It will be like rowing in the Serpentine... come along, now, let us have a smile."

    10 points to anybody who knows what that's from.

    (and no Googling... that's just cheap. :P)

    September 7, 2007

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Daily_Punctilio

    Daily Punctilio, anyone?

    August 31, 2007

  • adj. concerning something intended to be amusing, but which turned out to be the exact opposite.

    August 30, 2007

  • n. the process of backing away.
    v. (pres. part.) backing away.

    August 30, 2007

  • I saw comcastrophe and I couldn't resist. :P

    August 30, 2007

  • Go hang a salami; I'm a lasagna hog!

    Mr. Owl ate my metal worm!

    ;)

    August 30, 2007

  • Thanks! ;)

    August 30, 2007

  • pretty. :)

    August 30, 2007

  • "Kind" is the only word meaning "type" that comes from Anglo-Saxon. Every other word, including "sort", "genre", ect. all come from French. :P

    August 30, 2007

  • mmm... :)

    August 30, 2007

  • The sweetening component of licorice.

    August 30, 2007

  • The opposite of pizzicato.

    August 30, 2007

  • I hate her so much...

    August 30, 2007

  • freem

    August 30, 2007

  • benjamins

    August 30, 2007

  • away (if you can forgive the fact that it's a Kelly Clarkson song...)

    August 30, 2007

  • acid?

    August 30, 2007

  • Like reticent, but in a bad way. :-P

    August 30, 2007

  • When I first heard about the naming convention of Digimon, I secretly wished there were one named "Hegemon". :-P

    August 30, 2007

  • The practice of engaging in impromptu tooth-related physicianship.

    August 25, 2007

  • To be willing to suffer for the sake of freedom and justice is noble, albeit a bit stupid.

    August 19, 2007

  • The only plural in the Enlgish language which doesn't share a single letter with its sigular form. :) (Plural for cow, by the way, Archaically.)

    August 10, 2007

  • Billy, put down that phylactery! We're Episcopalian!

    August 10, 2007

  • Oh, but it just sounds so fancy! :P

    August 9, 2007

  • sirrah

    June 7, 2007

  • My friend had a really cool idea for an addition to the site - a list of users who have the most words in common with you.

    May 28, 2007

  • What!?

    May 28, 2007

  • Pick-and-choose genetics.

    May 22, 2007

  • You must have absolutely HORRIBLE nausea, heartburn, indegestion, upset stomach, diarrhea...

    May 22, 2007

  • "I'm not sure whether I remember it or not, but if I do then I remember it fondly."

    May 22, 2007

  • Like Liebniz

    May 22, 2007

  • The hands on the clock turn, but don't sing a nocturne just yet.

    May 22, 2007

  • hinayana

    May 22, 2007

  • theravada

    May 22, 2007

  • Yiddish for "noodles."

    May 20, 2007

  • Yiddish for "nothing."

    May 20, 2007

  • Yiddish for "junk" or "garbage."

    May 20, 2007

  • Yiddish for "sympathy"

    May 20, 2007

  • It's the only "uncool" syncopation, as my theory teacher would say...

    May 20, 2007

  • Prague never knew what hit it.

    May 20, 2007

  • This always reminds me of the Gashleycrumb Tinies.

    May 20, 2007

  • That's what stairs are for.

    May 20, 2007

  • All of the following, which are usually adjectives, can be used as nouns: canine, feline, equine, bovine, murine, ovine. But why are the other '-ine' adjectives (ursine being my favorite) un-noun-able? This really bothers me...

    May 20, 2007

  • A digression in the form of an address to someone not present, or to a personified object or idea

    May 20, 2007

  • The preposition, synonymous with "except."

    May 20, 2007

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