hernesheir has looked up 95349 words, created 339 lists, listed 64781 words, written 10474 comments, added 52768 tags, and loved 49 words.

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  • My list of compound derogative terms, Gapeseeds and Muckworms, contains many others.

    March 6, 2014

  • List the obscure ones too Tank!

    March 6, 2014

  • cutpurse

    March 6, 2014

  • Added. Thanks ry!

    March 5, 2014

  • 'You must have invited a lot of people up here for sea-pudding, I should think.' --from the Wordnik Examples.

    March 5, 2014

  • See also Examples for Dudnik and Flopnik.

    February 15, 2014

  • I read the lovely natural history book entitled Hope is the Thing with Feathers. And a book called Hope Floats.

    February 14, 2014

  • abrasive is the correct spelling.

    February 14, 2014

  • Used as an adjective to describe mountain building processes such as folding and faulting of Earth's lithosphere. See orogeny.

    February 2, 2014

  • Nice one, qms.

    January 31, 2014

  • See paysagist.

    January 30, 2014

  • Coined by my former colleague Diane Erwin and her coathor in a 1993 paper in the journal Palaios. Nice contrast with Lazarus taxon, deinonychus.

    January 30, 2014

  • List of ghost towns in South Dakota.

    January 30, 2014

  • Also known as Habsburg lip; Austrian lip. A form of mandibular prognathism caused, in the case of the Habsburg family, by royal inbreeding.

    January 29, 2014

  • Melodious, in both meaning and sound.

    January 23, 2014

  • barely

    January 15, 2014

  • I maintained a fruit fly colony for biology labs long ago. We used sugar and bread yeast dampened with a bit of water in the traps to catch those that escaped into the classrooms and building wing in which the labs were held.

    January 15, 2014

  • I alerted ruzuzu. This term would fit right in with those on her "This List is Bananas!"

    January 14, 2014

  • Carter Emmart is the Director of Astrovisualization at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

    January 13, 2014

  • I prefer a plaidie.

    January 9, 2014

  • OED
    cf. payola, shinola, crapola, but not Crayola.

    January 9, 2014

  • Let's all have the hecko discussion again. It's high time.

    January 8, 2014

  • *yoinked* - to my list "Artfully
    Eponymous Adjectives". Thanks leaden!

    January 6, 2014

  • An open field; a large, open plain without considerable hills. -from the definitions.

    January 2, 2014

  • turcopole

    December 21, 2013

  • I'm an adjective you don't meet every day. ratheripe, rathripe.

    December 19, 2013

  • Coined because fertilizer was never one of their spelling words at school?

    December 19, 2013

  • Belongs on that list you made when you found the word barouche.

    December 16, 2013

  • This term belongs on a blue list.

    December 16, 2013

  • It's a fish.

    December 16, 2013

  • International Bitnerness Unit

    December 14, 2013

  • A Sriracha bidet.

    December 14, 2013

  • It's a cake.

    December 14, 2013

  • Also known as bluefish and coalfish.

    December 14, 2013

  • an apocalypse of news
    a thundersnow of news
    an avalanche of news; news avalanche
    a flood (tsunami) (stormsurge) ( jökulhlaup) of news
    a landslide of news, news landslide
    a shattering of news
    a taphocoenose of news



    December 14, 2013

  • The Grable test, part of Operation Upshot-Knothole, occurred on May 25, 1953 at Frenchman Flat in the Nevada Test site. A 15-kt atomic shell was successfully fired 7 miles by the M65 Atomic Cannon "Atomic Annie". This cannon is displayed at the US Army Military Museum at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.

    December 14, 2013

  • Three prominent ridges of the Bidean nam Bian mountain complex that extend north into Glen Coe, Scotland.

    December 14, 2013

  • I'm a word you don't meet every day.

    December 13, 2013

  • A particular class of smoke, rich in chemicals but poor in flavor.

    December 13, 2013

  • It's a sword, not a monkey puzzle.

    December 13, 2013

  • acroterion, acroter

    December 12, 2013

  • A group of Scottish writers who depicted life in the Scottish lowlands in a sentimental and romantic fashion. Characters in their works commonly spoke in Scottish dialect. J.M. Barrie, author of Peter Pan, is included in this group, and is perhaps the most august writer amang them a'.

    December 12, 2013

  • Interesting twist on an ancient English custom.
    Old French momeur from momer, to wear a mask.

    December 12, 2013

  • Causing contraction of the pupil of the eye.

    December 12, 2013

  • What a bleak fish.

    December 11, 2013

  • An uncommon palindrome and anagram of slyly.
    Adjectival referent to lysine.

    December 10, 2013

  • See definition under Cadmean.

    December 10, 2013

  • To unholster a handgun.

    December 10, 2013

  • An alloy of gold, copper and silver.

    December 9, 2013

  • See teg.

    December 9, 2013

  • Think Valley Girl talk, the dialect linguists call Southern California English.

    December 6, 2013

  • Lake in Kane County Utah. Nearby is a peak named Mollie's Nipple, one of several buttes, peaks, knolls and hills so named in Utah.

    December 5, 2013

  • Thanks fbharjo. Feel free to add more. I'm opening the list to all.

    December 5, 2013

  • A town in Nebraska.

    December 5, 2013

  • Thanks ruzuzu!

    December 5, 2013

  • Love it! Swiss Chardonay jumps to mind.

    December 5, 2013

  • Pantone's purply-pink color of the year for 2014, opposite on the colorwheel from 2013's emerald.

    December 5, 2013

  • Island in Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire.

    December 5, 2013

  • An island in the St. Lawrence River once known for its eel fishery.

    December 5, 2013

  • A six-mile long cay in the Abacos Islands, Bahamas. Nice visuals.

    December 5, 2013

  • Located in the north coast region of British Columbia.

    December 5, 2013

  • An island in the Niagara River near the Horseshoe Falls.

    December 5, 2013

  • The smallest island in the world with a building on it (a lighthouse), according to the Guiness Book of World Records. It's a Rock.

    December 5, 2013

  • An island in the lagoon of the Aldabra Atoll.

    December 4, 2013

  • A pulley. Also pullishee, pullisee.

    December 4, 2013

  • See pillyshee.

    December 4, 2013

  • A sieve; tamin, temse.

    December 4, 2013

  • Google fight, 10/18/2013 results:
    suicide caucus 396,000 vs. surrender caucus 62,900.

    October 18, 2013

  • Happy Birthday, Noah Webster! --October 16, 1758 – May 28, 1843--
    Read the Widipedia entry for this iconic American lexicographer, spelling reformer, writer, publisher here.

    October 16, 2013

  • Today (10/3/13) is Natl Poetry Day in the UK. What are your favorite poems? Among mine, William Butler Yeats' The Wild Swans at Coole, and A.E. Housman's Loveliest of trees, the cherry now".

    October 3, 2013

  • "I tried using the leg skins unstuffed, but that looked rubbish too." - from the provided examples.

    October 3, 2013

  • The Worshipful Company of Cordwainers is one of London's livery companies, around since 1272. You can follow them on Twitter @Cordwainers. Cordovan, the fine leather from Córdoba in Andalusia, cordwain from cordovan. Fine leathery livery.

    October 3, 2013

  • Thanks Ruzuzu for sharing this word that went straight to my list of adjectival arcana.

    October 3, 2013

  • "There Was Once an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly" - Cumulative verse employing a dose of situational irony, written by one Rose Bonne.

    October 3, 2013

  • Hey, slow down. Slim down. Then shut down.

    What the Obama administration is portraying as a "shutdown" of the federal government -- complete with signs posted at the entrances to government buildings, parks and monuments -- is turning out to be more of a "slimdown," - FOX News

    "It’s time for President Obama and Senator Reid to actually come to the negotiating table and put an end to their government slowdown." US Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann

    October 1, 2013

  • plumb

    September 17, 2013

  • It's a bird.

    September 17, 2013

  • Wall treatments have come a long way since Lincrusta. And so have marketing departments.

    September 6, 2013

  • An offal dish from the cuisine of northern Portugal described as "a steaming black mash that involves the heart, lungs, liver and throat lining of a pig stewed in the animal's blood".

    September 6, 2013

  • There is precious little jam these days.

    September 6, 2013

  • See http://www.sott.net/article/180600-England-Return-of-the-Shug-Monkey.
    "An even more disturbing spectre called the shug monkey, which is described by witnesses as an unholy combination of mastiff and great ape is also seen on occasion..."

    September 6, 2013

  • Quite the opposite of upregulate.

    September 6, 2013


  • A scrimmage in a Border Station
    A canter down some dark defile
    Two thousand pounds of education
    Drops to a ten-rupee jezail. -- from Kipling's poem Arithmetic on the Frontier

    September 3, 2013

  • Also rabauld, ribault, ribaudkin, infernal machine or organ gun.

    September 3, 2013

  • US Infantryman slang for the metal clip designed to hold two 30-round rifle/machine gun magazines together. The formal military name for this article was "Holder, Magazine T3-A1".

    September 3, 2013

  • See examples at parkerize.

    September 3, 2013

  • So who's minding the mint? Some ex-checker or something?

    March 24, 2013

  • Lot's of this going around today.

    March 23, 2013

  • Same context: A once-famous fun-filled foot-long interspecies.

    March 23, 2013

  • It's a bird.

    March 23, 2013

  • Funny, my nephews launched a fusillade of whistling Nerf darts at me today.

    March 23, 2013

  • *stpr - postprocedural

    March 22, 2013

  • For ruzuzu's cattle list:
    n. A cow that does not produce milk.
    n. Australia, dated; A cattle thief; one who alters the brands of cattle.

    March 22, 2013

  • Happy National Bubble Week! 3/20-3/26, 2013.
    Who else can blow bubbles off the tip of their tongue?

    March 20, 2013

  • star-apple

    March 19, 2013

  • Who knew? I wonder whether a mismatch between term and definition is at work here.

    March 18, 2013

  • Time to wake up, tra-la-la.

    March 18, 2013

  • Zing went the strings, reestee.

    March 18, 2013

  • A peñita might perhaps look like the smaller of those rocky milestones that crop out along some or another songline, bilby.

    March 18, 2013

  • It's not a clam. See also the example sentence at Yarsagumbu. YouTube has some great examples worth perusing.

    March 17, 2013

  • @lydunka - my feeling is that the well was nearly dry, so the water level in the well was very low. More rope required to reach the water, and more time and effort required to hoist the bucket.

    March 17, 2013

  • A piñata shaped like a street-piano.

    March 17, 2013

  • It's Herr Feuerman. May I borrow some lime-liniment?

    March 16, 2013

  • Pass the fat-liquor, please.

    March 16, 2013

  • “My mother called whiskey 'jagger' -- I don't know why.” --from the Examples.

    March 16, 2013

  • To become heavy, compact, or firm; harden, as land or roads after a thaw or rain. --CD&C

    March 16, 2013

  • Slim looked much like the other fellows come to watch the rodeo, dressed in newish jeans and shirt, polished boots, with a modestly-sized oval buckle on his belt and his Sunday hat atop his head. His wife, on the other hand, was all gussied up like a jibby-horse.

    March 16, 2013

  • Kaboom!

    March 16, 2013

  • Stop your blubbering. It's just a little water, blood and (whale) oil.

    March 16, 2013

  • Let's pick up the pieces. The best belong to me now.

    March 16, 2013

  • Prolonged debate over whether, or not, the neoterists were in truth "just verbarians" prevented participants at the neologists' society conference from truly enjoying their plenary supper. The evening ended with toasts and cheers to the New Word Order.

    March 16, 2013

  • I'll perform, on the whistle, a selection of jigs, hornpipes, reels and slow airs tomorrow evening in a St. Paddy's variety show. Maids of Mitchelstown, Boys of the Town, Kerfunten, Cul Aodhe, and others.

    March 15, 2013

  • I totally disagree that gallbladder is a word worthy of trending. And, Hey You!, Eshman! Take off those jelly shoes.

    March 15, 2013

  • Yum. It tastes like it rhymes with dugong.

    March 15, 2013

  • Terrific!

    March 15, 2013

  • This binomial name of a moth species contains all the vowels once; and the wye.

    March 15, 2013

  • A group of butterflies is called a rabble, and also a swarm, or lek.

    March 15, 2013

  • A collective noun. A puddling of ducks.

    March 15, 2013

  • The rumor was that misdaub and surcoat were seen together on Viscount Exmouth's boat on Lake Como, and then later in the season, taking the waters at Marienbad.

    March 14, 2013

  • Because some words just look funnier than others.

    March 14, 2013

  • Sometime citizens of the Hyphen Nation.

    March 14, 2013

  • Well of course! Sturgeon bladder is the key to carlock.

    March 14, 2013

  • Apropos of 3/13/13. Habemus papam francescum.

    March 14, 2013

  • This adjectival term is also employed as a noun and as an adverb in the example sentences.

    March 13, 2013

  • Perhaps, bilby, you are looking for jockey-box? See comments under glove box.

    March 12, 2013

  • Nothing remains but worthless paper money blowing down dusty paper streets.

    March 12, 2013

  • Its a game, and there's not much to it.

    March 9, 2013

  • A style and flavor of iced cream in Michoacán Mexico. --from the Wordnik examples under Tarascan.

    March 8, 2013

  • "... the rut is still hot and he how many deer were harvested in Ohio anyone around delmarva completly snowed in?" --from the Wordnik examples.

    The world will end neither with bangs nor whimpers, but with choking, entropic misspellings and garbled grammar and punctuation.

    March 8, 2013

  • Come guess me this riddle: what beats pipes and fiddle?
    What's hotter than mustard and wilder than cream?
    What best wets your whistle? What's clearer than crystal?
    What's sweeter than honey and stronger than steam?

    What will make the dumb talk? What will make the lame walk?
    The elixir of life and philospher's stone.
    And what helped Mr. Brunel to dig the Thames Tunnel?
    Wasn't it poteen from ould Inishowen?

    So stick to the cratur' the best thing in nature
    For drowning your sorrows and raising your joys.
    Oh lord, it's no wonder, if lightning and thunder
    Was made from the plunder of poteen me boys.

    --Later verses of the Irish song The Humours of Whisky.

    March 7, 2013

  • Check Google Books for the better spelling instigatrix. Marie Antoinette was called in writing an instigatrix at least as early as 1794.

    March 7, 2013

  • to kill

    March 6, 2013

  • Eye-rhymes with toward and coward.

    Foward, ye wards of the Fo!
    Drive the cowards to and fro
    'Til their lower'd flag lies on the snow.

    March 6, 2013

  • instars

    March 6, 2013

  • Light reading, so to speak.

    February 28, 2013

  • It's a falcon.

    February 28, 2013

  • In plant anatomy, having the phloem surrounding the xylem in a concentric vascular bundle.

    February 27, 2013

  • An occupational surname. Cf. stockinger.

    February 27, 2013

  • It's a toy.

    February 27, 2013

  • Shorty, to his friends.

    February 27, 2013

  • *lfst - selfstanding

    February 26, 2013

  • This word does not imply that the Romans invented Wordie/Wordnik.

    February 26, 2013

  • It's a bird, by the waybung.

    February 26, 2013

  • The Aberdeenshire loon - Now some birders will be looking to add this one to their life lists.

    February 26, 2013

  • Hey great alexz, you found ONE! Nice ONE!

    February 26, 2013

  • Unicode character ("modifier letter turned comma") representing the ʻokina or phonetic glottal stop used in writing Hawaiian and other Polynesian languages. Compare U+2018, the "single opening quotation mark".

    February 26, 2013

  • Neither ONE nor TWO are airport codes, to my knowledge. However, ANE is the code for the Aéroport de Angers - Loire, in France; TRE is the Tiree Airport in Tiree, Scotland; FOR is Pinto Martins Intl Airport in Ceará, Brazil; and FIV stands for the Five Finger Coast Guard Heliport in Five Finger Alaska. There is no SIX, to my knowledge.

    February 26, 2013

  • A family member long ago dubbed me the Word Bird, @VerbalElation. I am or have been, among other things, an antiques collector and a fossil plant systematicist. The latter of these discovers and catalogs relationships between extinct and living plant lineages. Finding words and drawing connections by means of organized or themed lists is but another exercise in collecting and organizing that offers me satisfaction. I delight in words. They humor me. I list words as a hobby, yes, and to keep them close to hand. But for broader reasons too.

    The world in its variety is very finely and sometimes bewilderingly nuanced, whether one examines a just synchronic snapshot, a moment in time, or a diachronic interval that spans a particular history. Our words, the words of our language, record the manifold physical and cultural landscapes that we and our forbears have perceived. I collect words in order to learn and examine their subtleties. If I am startled because there are so many words for "snow" it is because I have not known snow it its delightful variety. If "snow" is the only word known to me for the frozen precipitation that falls from the sky in winter, then my perception of that particle of the world is restricted, and perhaps biased in its narrowness. A broad vocabulary broadens the horizon I see when I look beyond myself.

    February 26, 2013

  • This 20-letter mouthful contains various words within the string, including: this, is, his, other, her, era, rape, ape, and of course, therapeutist.

    February 25, 2013

  • Outside of partisan politics, brute facts are called opinions.

    February 25, 2013

  • Has blondinette ever been used for a shade of commercial hair-color?

    February 25, 2013

  • It's a bird, but the word might be put to creative use as a derogative term.

    February 25, 2013

  • Theirs, one of the best performances I ever attended.

    February 25, 2013

  • “Then there's the conflict between the ethno-preservationist national-anarchists and the anti-racist left-anarchists, and between the proprietarian anarchists and the communal anarchists.” --from the Examples.

    February 25, 2013

  • The whole allusion and connection to coquina lies with the mussel's genus name Donax, which reminded me of the song's repetitive verse "Dona dona dona..." . I like the visuals, especially the live oak trees and the old coquina stone city gates of St. Augustine FL, both of which have been pictured on post cards and tourist souvenirs for well over a century.

    February 25, 2013

  • Please welcome the newest member of the Organism Orchesta.

    February 24, 2013

  • Yep, it's a fish.

    February 24, 2013

  • Dona dona dona Donax

    Oyfn firl ligt dos kelbl
    ligt gebundn mit a shtrik
    hoikh in himl flit dos shvelbl
    freyt zikh dreyt zikh hin un krik.

    Lakht der vint in korn
    lakht un lakht un lakhtt
    lakht er op a tog a gantsn
    mit a halber nakht.

    Dona, dona, dona, dona,
    Dona, dona, dona, da,
    Dona, dona, dona, dona,
    Dona, dona, dona, da.

    Shreit dos kelbl zogt der poyer
    ver zhe heyst dikh zein a kalb
    volst gekent tzu zein a foygl
    volst gekent tzu zein a shvalb.

    Lakht der vint in korn ...

    Blinde kelber tut men bindn
    un men shlept zey un men shekht
    ver s'hot fligl, flit aroyftzu
    iz bei keynem nit keyn knekht.

    February 24, 2013

  • Carrion or a candy-treat; You pick.

    February 24, 2013

  • Anagram: drown the sun.

    February 23, 2013

  • Do isobronts leave tracks in the snow?

    February 22, 2013

  • It's really not worth sniping at.

    February 22, 2013

  • Enough to make a bibacious man cry, with abandon.

    February 22, 2013

  • adj. botany, A form of dehiscence whereby a seed capsule opens via pores or holes, allowing seeds to be dispersed like salt from a shaker. Species of the poppy family (Papaveraceae) are the most familiar plants exhibiting poricidal dehiscence. Compare septicidal, septifragal, and loculicidal.

    February 22, 2013

  • Compare septicidal and poricidal.

    February 22, 2013

  • A word derived from Portuguese penhorar, from the days of the slave trade in coastal West Africa.

    February 22, 2013

  • Thanks to bilby for first listing and commenting upon the word that described a feeling I had not previously had a name for.

    February 22, 2013

  • An ice-lover; an organism that lives and thrives in the ice environment.
    pagophilic

    February 22, 2013

  • "A character in The Tooth of Crime asks plaintfully, "Ain't there any farmers left, ranchers, cowboys, open space? Nobody just livin' their life?" --Johan Callens, Ed., 1998. Sam Shepherd: Between the Margin and the Center (1). American Theater Review, Vol. 8, Pt. 3, p.26.

    February 21, 2013

  • An octopus whose tentacles are conjoined teratologically might be called a sympus.

    February 21, 2013

  • Neither a game nor a lion. It's the name of the seventh month in the Attic year.

    February 21, 2013

  • It's a coral, the mushroom coral.

    February 21, 2013

  • I'm an adjective you don't meet every day.

    February 21, 2013

  • Picea (see picea) is the genus name of the spruce tree. In the past, spruce resin/gum was processed into a sort of chewing gum. This gum had the pitchiness but not the blackness implied by the adjective piceous, as Robert Frost told us in this excerpt from his 1920 poem The Gum-Gatherer:

    What this man brought in a cotton sack
    Was gum, the gum of the mountain spruce.
    He showed me lumps of the scented stuff
    Like uncut jewels, dull and rough.
    It comes to market golden brown;
    But turns to pink between the teeth.

    The entire poem may be read at Bartleby.com.

    February 21, 2013

  • It's raining tonight and the sidewalks are empty,
    The umbrellas are gone
    And the streets are so lonely --
    I lie here awake and the silence is thunder,
    Even though you are gone
    Your sadness remains.

    A piece of a song I've been working on for some time.

    February 21, 2013

  • When pigs fly, aeronautics engineers will require a pig cannon.

    February 21, 2013

  • Has a bec-de-corbin on one end.

    February 20, 2013

  • Don't let the definition put a sack (wineskin) over your head. strstr() is a string function in the standard C library and in PHP. An example of entry-definition mismatch.

    February 20, 2013

  • Of or like plants of the subfamily Amarylloidea.

    February 20, 2013

  • One who loves or collects species of the amarylloid genus Galanthus, the snowdrops.

    February 20, 2013

  • Makers of junk food not only battle for market share, but they also compete for stomach share. What's in your paunch, and whom did you pay for the privilege of putting it there? Thanks to John McGrath @Wordie for tweeting the NYT article that gave me this phrase.

    February 20, 2013

  • Al2SiO5; aluminum silicate, a clay mineral and food additive that is better baked, not fired.

    February 20, 2013

  • Wictionary calls iron filings a food additive. No wonder magnets stick to my abdomen sometimes.

    February 20, 2013

  • Eat what you can then use the leftovers to stick your upper plate to the roof of your mouth.

    February 20, 2013

  • chandlery

    February 20, 2013

  • *thsp withspeak

    February 20, 2013

  • Nice cow name, unless you have a lamb that needs an epithet.

    February 20, 2013

  • Just the slightest hint of goropism, Paddy.

    February 20, 2013

  • That's some heavy sh--, man.

    February 20, 2013

  • *mpcr hempcrete

    February 20, 2013

  • boation

    February 20, 2013

  • Social with crabs, but not a socialite with crabs.

    February 19, 2013

  • Cf. raking-piece.

    February 19, 2013

  • Took me 2 yrs., 59 days, 13 hrs., and 43 mins. to get a clock fixed there once.

    February 19, 2013

  • prithee; (I) pray thee.

    February 19, 2013

  • Don't sororize with the enemy.

    February 19, 2013

  • Compare bugger all.

    February 18, 2013

  • Contrast ranoid.

    February 18, 2013

  • What of BBach?

    February 18, 2013

  • A swinesty, hogsty; a swinecote, pig-cote.

    February 18, 2013

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  • Wow! You've hit 10007 comments.

    January 17, 2013

  • Thanks for the worthy worts!

    January 11, 2013

  • one for adverbia annoyingly

    November 2, 2012

  • Do we have any lists specific to nets? (I just came across fyke.)

    March 23, 2012

  • Nice to hear... (I find myself in your lists every now and then)

    January 10, 2012

  • Thank you, hernesheir.

    January 3, 2012

  • *Pssst.* Check your tags on vectis. Things have gone a bit slanty.

    January 3, 2012

  • Speaking of words listed, I see that we now have "999,099 words in 32,279 lists." Those nines sure look pretty....

    December 16, 2011

  • Wow--that was a nice round number for comments. Congratulations again, hh!

    December 16, 2011

  • Three words: coglioni di mulo.

    December 15, 2011

  • Here, hernesheir. I bought a bottle of the new Umbrage-Out Stain Remover, specially formulated for Wordnik pages. This oughta do the trick.

    July 5, 2011

  • Hmm. Going to need a little club soda, there.
    Umbrage stains like crazy.

    July 3, 2011

  • *flees, seeking lost umbrage*

    July 1, 2011

  • *takes umbrage and runs off with it*

    July 1, 2011

  • I never! Umbrage! Umbrage!

    Oh, sorry, hernesheir. I spilled umbrage all over your profile.

    July 1, 2011

  • Do you have a wheat list by any chance?

    June 30, 2011

  • I suspect that you're the target of a disgruntled cilantrophobe. Reesetee comes to mind.

    June 29, 2011

  • The other hh also wrote a strange comment on sionnach's page.
    Could it be chad?

    June 29, 2011

  • Loch Ness Monster? Dr Jamieson?

    June 29, 2011

  • Seems a bit malicious, wouldn't you think?

    June 29, 2011

  • Wormhole? Woody Allen movie?

    June 29, 2011

  • Time warp? Black hole?

    June 29, 2011

  • Parallel universe? String theory?

    June 29, 2011

  • Is it possible that two Wordniks have the same screen name? Or could it be some bizarre glitch that came with the new interface?

    June 29, 2011

  • Don't know how that photo got to my profile page. It's not me or anyone I know.

    June 29, 2011

  • I am the real hh, the one who gave us Janet's method.

    June 29, 2011

  • It's strange, isn't it? I thought I was going bonkers when I saw it.

    You are the real hernesheir, right?

    June 29, 2011

  • ?

    June 29, 2011

  • See here.

    June 29, 2011

  • Do you mean somebody uploaded that photo from your account? Can you say with certitude it's not you?

    June 29, 2011

  • Don't know how the photo got loaded onto my profile page. It's not me at all. But the gender is at least correct. Biocon, I too was born in the Gem State.

    June 29, 2011

  • lol

    June 27, 2011

  • Are you male?

    June 26, 2011

  • How did you do that? Which hernesheir is the real hernesheir?
    *worries for own sanity*

    June 26, 2011

  • You are a hottie with a naughty body.

    June 26, 2011

  • Thought I'd just upload a quick pic of myself

    June 26, 2011

  • Hernesheir, you are the heir to brains (see hernes).

    June 26, 2011

  • Hey, I am a native Idahoan.

    June 26, 2011

  • Would it be possible to do some kind of dynamic linking between Doctor Jamieson and the medical dictionary you are apparently currently browsing. For instance, it would be really fun to hear Doctor Jamieson's words for pyemesis and omphalorrhea? Or ... ponders ... maybe we could just make them up ourselves.

    June 15, 2011

  • Thanks, hernesheir! I put grougrou on Isograms.

    May 20, 2011

  • No worries, hernesheir. I've been (guiltily) stealing every one of the Scottish bird names you've been listing. (Well, almost every one; a few are already on my "nicknames" list.) It's a delight seeing them scroll by. :-)

    As for the birdwatching--I'm insanely jealous! I don't think any of the birds you mentioned have made it to my life list yet, except Canada Goose, mallard, and Red-Tail. How lucky! You must live in an avian wonderland.

    May 17, 2011

  • H, I'm loving all these bird names you're posting. Hope you don't mind if I shamelessly nab them. Would it help if you could access my list? :-)

    May 11, 2011

  • do you have a 'third person singular present' list by any chance? :P

    April 29, 2011

  • Congratulations! I'm hoping that move will provide fodder for more lists.

    April 7, 2011

  • I have indeed traded oranges for potatoes, and northern cardinals and bluejays for Canada geese and Gambel's quail. This a.m. I was treated to a skiff of snow. I am privileged to be able to experience the coming of Spring twice this year.

    April 7, 2011

  • Have you traded oranges for potatoes yet?

    April 7, 2011

  • Really? I see only 654.

    March 23, 2011

  • currently, you're showing 666 words listed. |m|

    March 23, 2011

  • EEK! Thanks Pro! Fixed.

    February 21, 2011

  • You misspelled your name on your WOTD list!

    February 21, 2011