Comments by gangerh



  • There is something about that, qms, that I love.
    Must read it at a Thirsty Dog Night soon.
    With your permission of course.

    April 12, 2014

  • Love it, qms.

    April 6, 2014

  • Probably, but I didn't see any lamp-posts.

    March 24, 2014

  • I was walking along a side road to the famous K' Road in Auckland around 8pm, heading back for dinner at 9. Passed a pub on a corner with tall windows all around two sides. Intrigued to see people arriving, most clutching an instrument. Went in and ordered a pint while waiting to see what the crack was. Didn't leave till 1am. What an amazing experience. Taking turns each musician did their own choice of number. Sometimes they were left to solo. Other times some or all of the rest jammed in. And such a range of music too. Tunes I knew. Tunes I didn't. Songs someone had written and was airing for the first time. A snippet of poetry. Folk. Bit of Classical. Acapella. All acoustic. A French girl, just visiting NZ, came in and sat at the bar. A guy who had just played a Tea Chest Bass asked her if she sang. Discovered she was a professional jazz singer in France. She was persuaded to take a turn and led every player through a very exciting jazz/rock number, encouraging some of the quieter ones to "balls it up, you guys". Awesome night. That's what I call a Thirsty Dog Night. Let's do it here. Wherever here is.

    March 2, 2014

  • A-well crave on, a-it's a razy feelin' and
    I know, it's got me reelin'
    I'm so glad, that you're revealin'
    Your love for me
    Crave on, crave on and tell me
    Tell me, not to be lonely
    Tell me, you love me only
    Crave on to me

    March 2, 2014

  • My bride dislikes cricket. But she just used this phrase this morning when she dropped an ornamental duck.

    March 2, 2014

  • Hah! very cute, and astute, wordplay. I want to use this on a Thirsty Dog Night.

    March 2, 2014

  • Bob the Builder.

    February 28, 2014

  • Likin' it! Now, where's the Thumbkin Up Button?

    February 27, 2014

  • Sorry, no icealitymologies found.

    February 21, 2014

  • n. A child who grew up getting praise and trophies just for participating in activities, and now expects esteem and rewards as an adult.

    February 18, 2014

  • crème brûlée to die for, qms?

    January 30, 2014

  • eine kleine selbstgerechtenfreude?

    January 28, 2014

  • There! I have incorriged you.

    January 28, 2014

  • bilby you are incorrigible. Let me incorrige you.

    January 27, 2014

  • Hah! That gave me a great smile in one visit, bilby. Serve his patients with what exactly? Spam fritters?

    January 27, 2014

  • Reminds me of my old Wordie list, Numberie.
    Like Wordie, but you figure it.
    https://www.wordnik.com/lists/numberie

    January 23, 2014

  • Hah! Like it, bilby. But did he mean Pommishambles? Also like the disclosure. Did you dismiss him?

    January 6, 2014

  • Hah!

    January 1, 2014

  • Probably, but it's increasingly being used incorrectly. Like the greengrocer's 'pocalypse.

    December 14, 2013

  • The Oxmas Dictionary's Word Of The Year?

    December 4, 2013

  • I like it, Lincoln. I'd love to see an illustration, John. I'm sure he could do one that would intrigue. Oh, and he's just given me the name of the hero in a book I'm planning - Jack Hammer.

    July 10, 2013

  • My condolences to skipvia and palooka. See 'first crush'

    April 9, 2013

  • I wouldn't know! But if I had and I did know, I don't think I'd put my name to it, yarb.

    April 4, 2013

  • And here 'tis, yarb!

    April 4, 2013

  • The Tee

    April 4, 2013

  • Oh no! I've done the same as ruzuzu!
    Except that you'd all have guessed me correctly as brilliant. Hah again!

    March 6, 2013

  • Brilliant, yarb.
    I'm in. Put me down. Most people do.

    March 6, 2013

  • No 'zuzu - you're not supposed to put your word on here! Don't think I'd have got it anyway - wouldn't have put you down for a 'whatever'. Hah!

    March 6, 2013

  • Have emailed yarb asking him to let you know what he wants to happen.

    March 5, 2013

  • Hah! 'zu, you are a caution!
    You're probably right if enough 'niks have the appetite.
    While not written in stone it seems that the winner of the previous game is mooted as the runner of the next.
    Perhaps yarb - the owner of the trophy special edition sweet tooth fairy coffee mug
    "molotov cocktail waitress" - should therefore be sounded out.
    But if no-'nik else wishes to run it, then I am happy to do it - gangerhnam-style of course.

    March 1, 2013

  • Custom arias?

    February 7, 2013

  • I suppose that makes me a detonator. (?)

    February 3, 2013

  • If it's not like a hamster, it's just jolly well not cricetine.

    February 1, 2013

  • Could be worse - could be compilates.

    January 16, 2013

  • That's an absolute gem, 'by.

    January 16, 2013

  • proceedings?

    January 12, 2013

  • apropos

    January 12, 2013

  • Oh dear, ruzuzu, yes. (Re your comment Feb 11 2012).
    The origins are missing and it's not OK for them to be shrouded in mystery, for they are far more interesting than mere mystery.
    Jean Dimmock is a character in Jasper Fforde's wonderfully absurd book 'The Fourth Bear'.
    Or rather, she features in the book in an extract quoted from 'The Bumper Book Of Berkshire Records 2004 Edition'.
    And I quote -

    'MOST CONFUSING WORD ASSOCIATION EXAMINEE
    Jean Dimmock of Newbury, UK, holds the record for the most random answers in a routine word association test. Among her many utterly haphazard responses were such gems as "Bird? Kneecap", "Banana? Bowling Trophy" and "Great Crested Grebe? Disraeli." Her responses are spontaneous and unrehearsed, and make for much interesting study. She also holds the record for the most bizarre interpretations of a Rorschach ink-blot test, variously describing the meaningless and largely discredited patterns as "A dog doing push-ups with an ant in attendance" and "Coco the clown in conversation with the Pope".'
    - The Bumper Book Of Berkshire Records, 2004 Edition

    For more context try
    http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=WnMW3MiKaD4C&pg=PT410&lpg=PT410&dq=jean+dimmock+fforde&source=bl&ots=_IBUMN0MKo&sig=Jhp6Le99xXKstQ8-H0-qTlg0KyQ&hl=en&sa=X&ei=Hk_xUKCHAdCa0QWlyYG4Dg&ved=0CD4Q6AEwAg

    January 12, 2013

  • HaaahAAAAAhaaahaahaahaa! bilby - but Spam, shurley? You just cant come on here bawdwalking like that.

    January 12, 2013

  • Hah!

    January 11, 2013

  • After yarb's comment on 0079977042 I decided 'twas time to stop this list. But am inspired again since I discovered gangerhnam style! Hah!

    January 7, 2013

  • My kind of style!

    January 7, 2013

  • Donta walka pasta.

    January 5, 2013

  • Tad's the slightly shorter one with the magnetic personality disorder.

    January 4, 2013

  • Some times of little attraction while others can be a tad repellant.

    January 4, 2013

  • This is probably a 'perfect' sweet tooth fairy tale.

    December 12, 2012

  • Indeed, 'gus.

    December 9, 2012

  • That's when you need Braces and Scaffolding as fbharjo realises.
    http://www.sweet-tooth-fairy.com/withbracesandscaffolding.html

    December 8, 2012

  • HaHa! Very good, 'by,

    December 7, 2012

  • n. The snatching of a person's iPhone, iPad, or iPod.

    July 31, 2012

  • 45? Never!!?

    July 29, 2012

  • Thank you.

    July 25, 2012

  • Can someone please flush the user word_turd down the toilet.

    July 24, 2012

  • Just a mo . . . . . I don't get this. There are no big boobs here at all. 0xB16B00B5 = 0. 0xanything is 0, right? But then I'm a numbernik too.

    July 20, 2012

  • But only by females.

    July 20, 2012

  • Following the G4S Olympic security contract fiasco we now have a new phrase: "to make a right buckles of it"! After G4S chief Nick Buckles. I predict a great future for this word. Hah!

    July 19, 2012

  • Four years indeed, deinonychus! So another fanciful project as yet unrealised. You spur me to make it an open list. Have at it!

    July 17, 2012

  • No, that's great, zu and thanks.
    (afterthought) Unless we want to call them 'syllabbs' or 'syllababbs'.

    June 12, 2012

  • Can anyone tell me what's the word for this kind of contraction? Example: when the word goopoo is derived from 'good idea, poor planning/execution'. Is it a figure of speech of some kind?

    June 12, 2012

  • What's the word for this kind of contraction? Is it a figure of speech of some kind?

    June 12, 2012

  • I predict a great future for this word as defined by wordnik Goopoo . . . . 'good idea, poor planning/execution'.

    June 11, 2012

  • Hah! 'jo
    . . . too fue to mention . . .

    May 7, 2012

  • A purchase returned for refund for no other reason than its purchase was regretted - just buyer's remorse really.

    May 7, 2012

  • unhappenned?

    April 19, 2012

  • I know my bride would protest and say she isn't though she definitely can be described as callimammapygian. What a beautiful word. What a beautiful girl.

    April 11, 2012

  • Thanks for being less obscure.

    April 6, 2012

  • ωooωooωωω

    March 31, 2012

  • Again, again.

    March 30, 2012

  • Not spoam surely?

    March 25, 2012

  • Oh, ta 'zuzu.

    March 13, 2012

  • I could think of no-one but you, 'cry as I contemplated posting on wordnik what I had read on wordspy. I have to admit, though, that the machinations of wordnik confound me and I sometimes just cannot fathom how to connect directly with anyone as previously, if indeed they are still there.

    March 13, 2012

  • Just love your commentary here, jpmaher.

    March 11, 2012

  • Added, actung. And thanks for bringing this list back on my radar.

    March 10, 2012

  • pp. Relaxing or socializing on the front porch of a house.
    —porch v.
    Example Citations:
    "We've even coined a new word, 'porching,' which describes a spontaneous social activity that originates when people gather on porches," she explained.
    From wordspy.com

    March 10, 2012

  • autospawnophobia leaps to mind, frogapplause.

    March 2, 2012

  • autospawnophobia leaps to mind, frogapplause.

    March 1, 2012

  • Can't recall what was so spooky. I know I couldn't get my head round it to report back to you all. I appreciate that everyone desisted from adding any words while all this wasn't happening. I think it may have been something to do with nitrocellulose.

    February 21, 2012

  • Ged it over and done with.

    January 29, 2012

  • eewwwwww!

    January 28, 2012

  • An indebted consumer who is only able to pay the debt interest each month.

    January 26, 2012

  • HaHaHa!

    January 10, 2012

  • Ha! I like it.
    But how long was it in your email before you got it?

    January 9, 2012

  • Not really, 'zu, but it could be.

    January 8, 2012

  • It prevents a lowercase 'i' form being a lowercase 'l'

    Thank you Wordplayer for this gem.

    January 8, 2012

  • Hey! I like this word. Thanks for bringing it to me, pter'.
    Don't know how it's spoken, though.
    Perhaps somewordnik would do a pronunciation or two, or three.

    January 8, 2012

  • I understood that it all started with the Mexican word barbacoa. Discuss.

    January 8, 2012

  • Hmmm. Interesting, ptero'. I do know several girls who refer to themselves as actors.
    And, it occurs to me . . . is it true that it's very important to the French that their table can only be feminine? Which again, obviously, is actually quite relevant to her character, n'est ce pas?

    January 8, 2012

  • quickly = Speedily; with haste or celerity.
    Soon; without delay.
    As if living; in a lifelike manner; to the life.
    ( :-) Welcome indusnb.)

    January 8, 2012

  • I don't have one 'gus, but I'm going to make one.

    January 8, 2012

  • Splendid wordnik name. Do you plan to live up to it?
    Be great.

    January 7, 2012

  • The most striking missing strizontal is to be found on an F, as, if it wasn't there, 'twould be an E.

    January 7, 2012

  • A strizontal can also be observed on an L, distinguishing it from an I.

    January 7, 2012

  • 'zuzu, methinks you were the first as I never looked it up until now - and I'm the second.

    January 6, 2012

  • Really, 'layer? It's akin to the strizontal which is the bit at the bottom of a Z that stops it being a 7. So called because it strikes out to the right horizontally to achieve this.

    January 6, 2012

  • silicojones!!! Hah! Brilliant!

    January 6, 2012

  • glurch is the bit on a G that stops it being a C. So called because it lurches to the left to achieve this.

    January 6, 2012

  • Does an eptocracy exist anywhere?

    January 6, 2012

  • You are one big tease, 'zu. I like that.

    December 14, 2011

  • WHAT JUST HAPPENED ON THIS WORD IS JUST TOO SPOOKY.
    PLEASE NO-ONE ADD ANY COMMENT OR DISCUSSION ON THIS WORD UNTIL I HAVE HAD TIME TO WORK IT OUT AND REPORT.

    December 11, 2011

  • mercury?

    December 11, 2011

  • blucher?

    December 11, 2011

  • farina

    December 11, 2011

  • Maybe 'tis easier to, or perhapnotstance, to keep an iin than to keep an iout for the joins.

    December 11, 2011

  • Your thinking, eastwood, is not crummy enough.

    December 10, 2011

  • purr

    December 10, 2011

  • meaningless?

    December 10, 2011

  • What! Heard this used to describe what's happening in UK cities this week. Nearly forgot to just observe it as a wordnik. Does it make it as a euphemism? I'd like to think it was sarcasm.

    August 9, 2011

  • fly-fisher

    July 4, 2011

  • That was quick, 'zuzu.

    June 28, 2011

  • Well spotted, 'lig. 'twas deliberate play on that and Easter in Rhode Island. Not perfect but it amused me. :-)

    May 29, 2011

  • We thought we'd Easter inRI.

    May 24, 2011

  • And - 'if you had the luck of the Irish, you'd wish you were English instead' - John Lennon.

    May 24, 2011

  • 'tis a falsie, rolig - easter in! Just a tickled pink elephant. Love your follow - nothing like I expected.

    May 24, 2011

  • It is today. Happy International Sweet Tooth Fairy Day to all wordniks! Hah!
    Maybe see wordnik weblog for yesterday.
    Great work, angela.

    May 20, 2011

  • That's thinking outside the box clever, 'cry.

    May 16, 2011

  • This list rocks.

    May 11, 2011

  • I grew up with to 'box clever' and it means just that. To do things in a clever way - over and above the norm. Well, that's how I always saw it.
    The conundrum is, I suppose, that if you don't get it, you can't box clever.

    May 11, 2011

  • banana

    May 10, 2011

  • What an awesome honour, and responsibility. I am truly humbled. You really mean this could go to infinity? Awesome!
    And, yes, we don't have this word available today, but if you have, 'gus, then the word just has to be . . .

    May 10, 2011

  • I assume you do want just a single word, not a two word expression, or even a sweet tooth fairy, to get started?

    May 10, 2011

  • Brilliant horseplay, yarb.

    May 9, 2011

  • Go for it, 'gus. Suggest see where it goes as an experiment - you can always start another. Would be inclined to make it a closed list so that entries are made in the comments and you select the one to enter, and so on and so on.
    Maybe we'll end up with lots of domino lists in competition for getting the longest.
    Hah! we could even go in both directions ie - next - dairy - butter - icing - sugar - sweet - tooth - fairy - tale -next -

    May 9, 2011

  • Please note that, due to a lack of readiness, International Sweet Tooth Fairy Day is now re-scheduled for May 20th. Well, have you ever tried to get a frolic of fairies ready for an event?

    May 9, 2011

  • Am eager to see where this goes. What a genius idea. Should the rules be for only proper stfairies that abide by the rules or can there be a gnashing of false teeth?

    May 9, 2011

  • Identify the Wordienik!!
    This was blafferty's chosen word. He says he knows he's not on here much, but thought maybe that's why the word fits.

    May 9, 2011

  • Hey! Whereabouts in the UK, yarb?

    May 7, 2011

  • Make mine a pint of blafferty's irish stout.

    May 7, 2011

  • Just sounds right, somehow.

    May 7, 2011

  • Hah! Just browsing to see which drink to order over at the Verbal Arms when you all come on over, and had forgotten about this one. And I did surf naked when I was in NZ in January. Well foretold palooka.

    May 7, 2011

  • I see that there is no adjudication necessary following my blunder in the results analysis, merely an adjustment to the end result.
    I applaud ruzuzu - she has accepted, with grace and aplomb, the fact that I failed to apply the same procedure to her listing her own word as I did to others. Purely an error on my part. I would hasten to add that ruzuzu was not seen as trying to gain an advantage by listing her own word, merely playing the game with spirit within the rules. As did some other entrants. I apologise for any grief that has been caused.
    This fiasco has added irony as I sought to award ruzuzu none correct initially, based on her splendid spoof entry list late on, as a diversion to the fact that I would be announcing her valid entry as a joint winner. (Oh, and to keep dontcry company.) What a farce!
    Still, it did add a whole menu of scenarios as is usual these days in competitive games, of misunderstanding, umbrage, controversy, dissension, incompetence, legal threats, etc. Huge fun really.
    So the the final placings are

    1st yarb (8)
    2nd ruzuzu/pterodactyl (7)
    4th sionnach (6)
    5th blafferty/chainedbear/frindley/frogapplause/Wordplayer (4)
    10th fbharjo/mollusque/PossibleUnderscore/reesetee (3)
    14th hernesheir/Prolagus (2)
    16th oroboros (1)
    17th dontcry (0)

    and therefore the Prize Mug is . . . I mean goes to . . yarb. I'll be in touch to arrange design, production, and despatch of this unique trophy, yarb.

    Thank you all for being gentle with me.

    May 6, 2011

  • Sorry all, but Stewards Inquiry will have to conclude tomorrow as have just been asked to rush off to play a posh man in a posh hotel with a posh wife in Coronation Street. Haven't been told yet whether the posh wife is mine or not. Hah!

    May 5, 2011

  • Is an ID the Wordienikcred herring. I noticed it written on something on my desk while I was preparing for the game. Quite random.

    May 5, 2011

  • Is an ID the Wordienikcred herring. We used to play with an 'aargh' scale some while ago but I couldn't find it. I settled on 7 as as the right balance. Anywordnik know where that scale is?

    May 5, 2011

  • Mmmm. Interesting. I wouldn't have thought of protean for me. And if I had told you all at some time earlier what I am currently working on, then reesetee could have been accused of throwing in a cred herring of her own. I'm in rehearsals for the UK tour of a play 'The Interview - The Story of the Holocaust' in which I play 5 different character parts, requiring 5 different German accents.
    But I think playful all-encompassing as it also covers teasing, performing as a childrens entertainer, my sporting activities, and it amuses me to amuse.
    It's a revelation to me that I'm not seen as being a man of my word. Hah!

    May 5, 2011

  • "The usual?"
    "No. I think I'll try a different word today."

    May 4, 2011

  • We have a challenge.
    I have reviewed the description of the game and can find no reason there that a player should not enter a word for themselves, as in fact a few did.
    However, when analysing the entries, I worked on the premise that any entry against your own name did not count. Most such entries did not use submitted words and were merely entered for fun.
    I did twice go through the spreadsheet eliminating "own words" as inadmissible, but obviously missed ruzuzu's lunette.
    I am inclined to rule that as an E&OE; situation, correct it, and score accordingly, with a new declaration of final places.
    However, I will entertain representations via this page from any participant who wishes to make any within the next 24 hours.
    I will then deliberate and conclude.
    Sincerely
    gangerh

    May 4, 2011

  • Stewards inquiry.

    May 4, 2011

  • Here's the list

    !cred herring tear-resistant
    !cred herring emordnilap
    !cred herring heartstringsplucker
    !cred herring alexis
    !cred herring balsamaceous
    !cred herring aaaaaaargh!
    !cred herring hidelugged
    bilby harlequin
    blafferty ascian
    chained_bear wodge
    dontcry queasy
    erinmckean calepinerienne 
    fbharjo chrestomathic
    frindley mediæval
    frogapplause mortsafe
    gangerh playful
    hernesheir sinistral
    mollusque systematic
    oroboros present
    Possible Underscore panda
    Prolagus slopseller
    pterodactyl distingue
    reesetee protean
    ruzuzu lunette
    seanahan prodigal
    sionnach boggy
    SonofGroucho
    Wordnicolina hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophile
    Wordplayer greenhorn
    yarb od

    I'll email all players the spreadsheet soon.

    May 4, 2011

  • And congratulations to pterodactyl with 7 correct answers and a third place.

    May 4, 2011

  • And now in first place with 8 correct answers......................................................................................................................................... and play-offs in prospect we have a tie ..........with ...............................................yarb..and........ruzuzu!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 4, 2011

  • In 4th place with 6 correct

    ascian
    wodge
    calepinerienne
    chrestomathic
    systematic
    lunette

    is .............

    sionnach.

    Did you sort out where the mug isn't going?

    May 4, 2011

  • It's finals time!!!!

    May 4, 2011

  • Time for a shower. Back soon.

    May 4, 2011

  • Another with 4 tied here is only one of 3 to get pterodactyl. blafferty also got chained_bear, frindley and erinmckean. Pretty good for a newbie.

    May 4, 2011

  • Also tied with 4, those being erinmckean, frindley, seanahan, and just one of 3 to get sionnach - is this an excuse for a wodge - it's chained_bear.

    May 4, 2011

  • Also with 4 right answers - seanahan, pterodactyl, chained_bear and the protean reesetee. It's frindley.

    May 4, 2011

  • Tied with 4 correct - erinmckean, pterodactyl, seanahan, and lunette for ruzuzu is - let's hear it for the frog - frogapplause!!

    May 4, 2011

  • The present oroboros was only identified correctly by this entrant, who also got erinmckean, chained_bear and was one of only two who got yarb right. 4 for Wordplayer.

    May 4, 2011

  • We have 4 tied with three correct IDs.
    All 4 got calepinerienne from erinmckean. I'd love to know how because I couldn't find it anywhere but on wordnik and the only place it was listed was on this page.
    In addition ...
    fbharjo put hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophile together with Wordnicolina, and (perversely) od with yarb.
    mollusque saw seanahan rightly as prodigal and blafferty rightly as ascian.
    reesetee noticed how frindley has a fondness for the a-e ligature, and chained_bear's fondness for a wodge.
    PossibleUnderscore probably overscores here because he got Prolagus down as a one-time slopseller and Wordplayer as the greenhorn that he is, being new to joining in here, and plays a French one. And he was the only one to get these two right.

    May 4, 2011

  • We have 2 tied with 2.
    hernesheir was one of 4 to get the systematic mollusque and one of 3 to get the boggy sionnach.
    Prolagus was one of 6 to mediæval the frindley and one half of those that got frogapplause and her mortsafe.

    May 4, 2011

  • Someone who singularly excelled - he only got one right but then again he was the only one to get her right, and the only one to get only one right. Hah! dontcry was correctly identified as queasy by oroboros, who proved to be resistant to the tears.

    May 4, 2011

  • In reverse order of correct identification then . . . .
    dontcry and zuzu - would you like another go? You've got nothing . . . to lose.

    May 4, 2011

  • 1 got bilby
    5 got blafferty
    6 got chained_bear
    1 got dontcry
    12 got erinmckean
    3 got fbharjo
    6 got frindley
    2 got frogapplause
    0 got gangerh
    0 got hernesheir
    4 got mollusque
    1 got oroboros
    1 got PossibleUnderscore
    1 got Prolagus
    3 got pterodactyl
    1 got reesetee
    5 got ruzuzu
    6 got seanahan
    3 got sionnach
    2 got Wordnicolina
    1 got Wordplayer
    2 got yarb

    May 4, 2011

  • Just before I announce the results here are the words with the number of times used followed by the number of times they were used correctly.

    aaaaaaargh! 9x and 0 correct
    alexis 6x and 0 correct
    ascian 14x and 5 correct
    balsamaceous 14x and 0 correct
    boggy 13x and 3 correct
    calepinerienne  17x and 12 correct
    chrestomathic 16x and 3 correct
    distingue 13x and 3 correct
    emordnilap 14x and 0 correct
    greenhorn 14x and 1 correct
    harlequin 14x and 1 correct
    heartstringsplucker 13x and 0 correct
    hidelugged 12x and 0 correct
    hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophile 9x and 2 correct
    lunette 12x and 5 correct
    mediæval 10x and 6 correct
    mortsafe 12x and 2 correct
    od 7x and 2 correct
    panda 9x and 1 correct
    playful 16x and 0 correct
    present 11x and 1 correct
    prodigal 16x and 6 correct
    protean 13x and 1 correct
    queasy 12x and 1 correct
    sinistral 14x and 0 correct
    slopseller 12x and 1 correct
    systematic 15x and 4 correct
    tear-resistant 12x and 0 correct
    wodge 12x and 6 correct

    May 4, 2011

  • The results are in. Do not ring anything - it'll count for nothing and you may still be charged for it.

    May 4, 2011

  • 3 of you correctly employed the most number of words, 12 each. Which means you spotted 4 cred herrings out of 7. Well played dontcry, frindley, and frogapplause. Ah, but did you apply them correctly?

    May 4, 2011

  • 4 of you quite correctly equated leather-eared with hidelugged. bilby did send me a word, but it wasn't that one. That one started with me in honour of the marsupial that conducted the last ID game.

    May 4, 2011

  • Your choices for dontcry are remarkable - 15 cred herrings and one correct ID. She always strikes me as a nice delicate character, so why there would be resistance to being torn . . . ? When she sent me her word she commented on the list something which could, I thought, have led you all to conclude that her word would be in the last 2 or 3 entered. So I gave her a hand with tear-resistant as a diversion.

    May 4, 2011

  • The most popular cred herrings were balsamaceous and emordnilap, both used 14 times each.
    Which means that each one was only spotted by 3 entrants.

    May 4, 2011

  • The most popular word was calepinerienne which was used 17 times. The least popular was alexis used just 6 times.

    May 4, 2011

  • We have a total of 66 correct identifications spread across 17 entrants.

    May 4, 2011

  • PussyGaloreBlunders also gave you his word agsinst his name. But he didn't give you his word that he wouldn't play that way.

    May 4, 2011

  • I have to revise the earlier statement about me being the only one not picked out correctly. My spreadsheet shows that the hernesheir apparent was not picked out by anyone else but himself. How cool is that?

    May 4, 2011

  • All cred-herrings were put to work, and some worked spectacularly well!

    May 4, 2011

  • A quick scan reveals a spooky happening straight away. It seems that all players were sussed out by at least one other player, with the exception of me.
    But 16 of you applied my word to 11 others.
    Wot! No-one sees me as playful? I'm always play-acting.
    (Or was it a conspiracy?)

    May 4, 2011

  • Well, the results are tabulated and just need to do a doublecheck for accuracy of data entry and analysis can begin.

    May 4, 2011

  • Game is now closed.
    Watch this space.

    May 3, 2011

  • Game closes today in about 9 hours at 5pm GMT/UTC.

    May 3, 2011

  • Will soon be announcing the end of the game. When I do I'll make it a few hours forward so that last minute entries - and alterations - can be made.
    Would it help anybody's decision to change anything, or not, if I told you that a brief scan of entries revealed that all of you were mostly wrong, or mostly right? Mwahahahaha!

    May 2, 2011

  • My weekend is to be two days solid rehearsals so nothing will happen to end the game for at least two more sleeps.

    April 29, 2011

  • In the event of a tie, 'zuzu, I propose a playoff. I will ask all losing entrants who want to help in the playoff to select a word that they consider applies to/describes each tied wordnik, one for each of them.
    The tied wordniks will have a couple of days or so to match these words with all tied wordniks, including themselves.
    Any further ties can be played off in the same manner until we have a winner.
    Hope that explains what I'm trying to communicate. And also, now I've thought of that, I rather hope we'll have a tie!
    (Or we could just count the number of letters in the words that they got right in the first place.)

    April 26, 2011

  • You may like to know that when the time for entries is notified there will be a few hours notice. At the moment that the game ends I will take a print of this page and that will be the version used for assessing the results.

    April 26, 2011

  • No, no 'ferty - I don't believe that wordnik would have an edit button for cheating ;-} - it's for correcting errors, even deliberate ones, and revising things for the better.

    April 26, 2011

  • At least 5. 'cept Pro'.

    April 24, 2011

  • mepersonallythinkswordienikchallengersmayhaveforgo
    ttentheireditchocolatebuttonsthiseasterandallthesub
    terfugethatcouldbringtothepartyhah

    April 24, 2011

  • So, 'tis official, the bilby is Easteralian.

    April 23, 2011

  • Dare you wear this to work?

    April 23, 2011

  • What a wonderful off-the-wall word for such a milestone. Dah dah Dah Daaaah! I'll be checking my parsnips this weekend for signs of Easter
    bunniculastriation. Hah.

    April 23, 2011

  • What, AND seven sleepless siestas?

    April 23, 2011

  • Gosh, 'gus! An ID the'nik app!

    April 23, 2011

  • Perhaps, on reflection, 'tisn't such a good idea to comment too much on how you came to your conclusions when you submit. You might give your rivals clues about others they hadn't had of their own.
    Let's say we allow two or three days after the game closes, and before the results are announced, for those sort of comments - mmmm - could foster an interesting discussion.

    April 23, 2011

  • I know.
    Prolagus, starting now, let me know when you've woken up for the seventh time.

    April 23, 2011

  • I hear you, 'cry.
    I understand that different time zones have different numbers of sleeps, so 7 is an at least number. If you do siesta, it'll be at least 14. If you porchdoze twice daily, it'll be at least 21 sleeps. If you have sleep apnea, like me, it'll be at least zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    April 23, 2011

  • Sharp as tennis balls you are, 'bl'underscore. Now, doesn't that make it edgy? 'twas ever thus, though. Perhaps see previous games.

    April 22, 2011

  • Suggest sharpening wits about now. And sharpening cursors.

    April 22, 2011

  • So the game starts.
    And anyone with a Wordnik account can join in.
    The aim is for you to identify Wordniks based upon a single word that they have chosen that they consider applies to/describes them.
    The Wordniks you must identify with the words in the above list are:

    bilby
    blafferty
    chained_bear
    dontcry
    erinmckean
    fbharjo
    frindley
    frogapplause
    gangerh
    hernesheir
    mollusque
    oroboros
    PossibleUnderscore
    Prolagus
    pterodactyl
    reesetee
    ruzuzu
    seanahan
    sionnach
    Wordnicolina
    Wordplayer
    yarb


    Each of the above-listed Wordniks has confidentially emailed me their chosen word which now appears in this list.
    Please enter the competition by submitting a comment in which you link the Wordnik with their identifying word. You may also discuss the reasoning behind your choices if you wish.
    Yes, I know there are more words in the list than there are entrants. They’re called cred herrings. And some are less cred than others. Hah!
    Be thankful that I didn’t throw a cred herring into the list of entrants – I did consider it.
    Remember there’s a prize for the most correct matches!
    Note: you do not have to be listed as a Wordnik-to-be-identified to enter. Anyone with a Wordnik account can join in. Just go right ahead!
    You have at least 7 sleeps before a closing soon warning but you may post your solution as soon as you wish.
    Any questions?

    April 22, 2011

  • ID the'nik is now closed to entries.

    April 22, 2011

  • Last call for entries.

    April 22, 2011

  • Tomorrow is probably a good day to transition from . . . .

    April 21, 2011

  • Not the best place to come to if you're seeking a word for yourself for Identify the Wordienik!! - you just might be recognised.

    April 21, 2011

  • Don't lick too many - I was once told there's a calorie on the back of every one.

    April 21, 2011

  • Suggest sharpening pencils about now.

    April 21, 2011

  • Just room for one more contestant. Not much sleeping before battle commences.

    April 20, 2011

  • ice licker

    April 20, 2011

  • Me neither

    April 17, 2011

  • A word of warning if you're going to take part at this stage . . . . do not comment on your intentions anywhere on this site as most of the words submitted have been published and the sharper participants will pick up on the fact that your word is in the last few listed.

    April 17, 2011

  • Still room for two maybe three more entrants.
    To take part you simply choose a word that you feel applies to/describes you and confidentially submit it to me for me to post anonymously on this list. Then, when I feel we have enough entries, I publish the Wordnik names of all entrants. Then everyone gets a few days to match up the submitted words with the Wordnik.
    There is a prize to go along with the breathtaking honour of winning.
    See the Identify the Wordienik list page for more details.

    April 17, 2011

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