fakeymcfakeypants has looked up 877 words, created 9 lists, listed 164 words, written 38 comments, added 31 tags, and loved 159 words.

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  • They only become more beautiful with time.

    April 16, 2014

  • The trend is more obvious in Hollywood, where the dadventure—don’t look for that term elsewhere; I’m making it up right here—found greater traction than ever in the nineties. You’ll recognize the dadventure if you give it some thought; it’s a subgenre in which the protagonist is a capital-F Father, one whose fatherhood defines both his relationship to the film’s other characters and supplies the film’s central drama. The Dadliest Decade

    April 16, 2014

  • "The hand bent to form a hollow; a small quantity, as much as can be held in the hollow of the hand." English Dialect Dictionary

    April 1, 2014

  • "This toilet is of the standard zero-gravity type. Depending on requirements, system A and/or system B can be used, details of which are clearly marked in the toilet compartment. When operating system A, depress lever and a plastic dalkron eliminator will be dispensed through the slot immediately underneath." from the instructions for the zero-gravity toilet in 2001: A Space Odyssey

    February 2, 2014

  • used to describe plants that are compatible with organic farming. "These orgenic plants do not contain herbicide resistance genes to avoid herbicide application in agriculture." http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22893621

    February 1, 2014

  • "When they were first discovered, snow rolls, or snow pipes as they are also called, were thought to be the work of aliens, pranksters or some undiscovered species of animals building a nest. But subsequent studies of the peculiar structures have revealed that they are all-natural, and also that they most often appear on open grounds subjected to subzero temperatures, such as the prairies of North America. Researchers have since determined that the rolls are the wintry equivalent of tumbleweed." Nature's Oddities: Snow Rolls

    January 28, 2014

  • normally I would delete this user but bilby's comment is so funny I just delinked it instead.

    January 28, 2014

  • an alternative term to food desert -- a place where only unhealthy fast food or processed food is sold.

    January 26, 2014

  • Thanks bilby! Fixed.

    January 20, 2014

  • aimlessly messing about via World Wide Words

    January 18, 2014

  • "Though it’s been around for several years, it has received a boost this month through a mention by Nicola Millard, futurologist at the British telecoms firm BT (although she prefers to call herself a soonologist, as she looks no more than five years ahead)." via World Wide Words

    January 18, 2014

  • hi bilby! nopattern fixed this ...

    January 17, 2014

  • Thanks bilby! We're looking into it ...

    January 16, 2014

  • "That feeling can take on particular meaning because it disrupts double-consciousness — the term coined by W. E. B. DuBois to explain the necessity of African-Americans to constantly regard themselves through others’ eyes." Traveling While Black

    January 5, 2014

  • A self-portrait (selfie) consisting of a closeup of a (usually heavily-made up) closed eye.

    January 3, 2014

  • A skip-gram is a sequence of words from a given sequence of text that allows a gap between the words.

    January 2, 2014

  • "There's a phrase for this, "third culture kids," or TCKs. Military brats, diplomatic brats, missionary kids - there's this pull between our passport country and the country/countries where we've grown up." from @TheListserve, December 23, 2013

    December 23, 2013

  • " It’s the high art of combining technology…with snobbery. It’s the snobularity. " Bureau of Trade

    November 13, 2013

  • My experience is that ‘brocialists' don’t openly embrace patriarchy; they deny it’s a problem. Or they minimise it. They direct your attention elsewhere: you should be focusing on class. You’re being divisive. You’re just middle class (quelle horreur!). Or they attack a straw ‘feminism’ that is supposedly ‘bourgeois’ and has nothing to say about class or other axes of oppression. Or they just ignore it. To me that’s quite straightforward. Obviously it would be difficult, given their egalitarian commitments, to openly defend a gendered hierarchy; but their defensiveness about this issue suggests they associate a challenge to patriarchy with some sort of ‘loss’ for themselves. The question is, what do they have to lose? A discourse on brocialism

    November 3, 2013

  • A gourd stem.

    November 1, 2013

  • Hi -- we're tracking down the commenting problem, but there's a workaround in the meantime -- if a comment doesn't "take", favorite the word first, then comment. (Then you can unfavorite without removing the comment.)

    Sorry for the kludge, we're trying to figure out why ...

    October 30, 2013

  • testing again

    October 29, 2013

  • being wrong in every possible aspect

    October 26, 2013

  • The routine for every calèche driver before hitching goes as follows: You get to the stable at seven in the morning to feed the horses, then take them outside to be washed. While the horses dry, you clean the stall, which, of course, entails shoveling lots of shit. Then the horse must be scrubbed again before hitching it to the calèche. And you can't forget the manure bag that has to be tightly strapped below the horse's butt so as not to drop any horseshit on the streets. (Breaking Stones: A Rollercoaster Ride from the Stone Age to the Internet Age
    By Herman Alves)

    October 26, 2013

  • Thanks bilby!

    October 24, 2013

  • Great list!

    August 21, 2013

  • thanks marky! Still working on some list fixes, hope they will be up soon!

    August 12, 2013

  • spam link alice reaching for a book

    August 2, 2013

  • hi testette, have you seen http://seriouspony.com/blog/2013/7/24/your-app-makes-me-fat Your app makes me fat

    August 2, 2013

  • These are truly some very keen and neato words.

    July 31, 2013

  • much better than two beeps

    May 17, 2013

  • Oh, "Magnetic Reluctance" is a fantastic name for a band!

    May 6, 2013

  • used as a first name by the marvelous villain/antihero, Vandal Savage.

    April 5, 2013

  • "I'm going to use "utilons" to refer to value utility units and "hedons" to refer to experiential utility units; I'll demonstrate that this is a meaningful distinction shortly, and that we value utilons over hedons explains much of our moral reasoning appearing to fail." LessWrong

    March 29, 2013

  • litterbug? firebug?

    March 25, 2013

  • "Bellotto was a “vedutista,” one who specialized in the Venetian style of painting in which cityscapes are depicted realistically, with their details and documented precisely." 99%invisible

    March 18, 2013

  • That's the original name given by the First Peoples, I'm sure ... (will fix).

    March 18, 2013

  • the kitchen-wench gets blamed for everything!

    November 8, 2012

  • Thanks marky -- good to know. There are a lot of list enhancements we would like to add!

    November 7, 2012

  • Thanks marky -- we just fixed that this morning, it will go live in a few minutes. :-)

    October 12, 2012

  • There is no denying that this list is a list of beautiful words.

    October 11, 2012

  • This tweet deserves a longer life: "“YOLO = carpe diem for idiots” @robert_miskelly"

    August 14, 2012

  • An elderly relative whose speech is an odd jumble of out-of-order words. (from @BeccaPiano)

    June 8, 2012

  • A break from alcohol consumption, usually as a respite from a long period of heavy drinking. (from @MikeCalcagno)

    June 8, 2012

  • Having the qualities of a groanworthy pun. (from @shelleyskylarks)

    June 8, 2012

  • A rumor that turns out to be true. (from @NYDNBooks)

    June 8, 2012

  • Hey! That's me!

    May 18, 2012

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