jennarenn has looked up 352 words, created 48 lists, listed 1229 words, written 1650 comments, added 2 tags, and loved 33 words.

Comments by jennarenn

  • How can we stage a resurrection of this word?

    May 22, 2013

  • Gosh, I love wordie. Every time I come back, I learn somethng new. :)

    January 27, 2013

  • Is there another listing for the heebee jeebies? I find it surprising that it's only been listed once.

    June 24, 2012

  • LOVE when I learn a new word on wordnik. :)

    March 8, 2012

  • Some of the rejected flavors were so sad. I would have eaten licorice ice cream. :-/

    February 20, 2012

  • I remember it was *a thing* to have upperclassmen spoil the ending sophomores studying this in class.

    January 20, 2012

  • I agree. It took me forever to find woty07 lists. Do we still do woty?

    January 20, 2012

  • Huh? So by not killing the roaches, he was prolonging their stint as a roach?

    January 20, 2012

  • Modern daguerreotypes are so gorgeous!

    January 20, 2012

  • I saw a roach on my stove tonight, so I grabbed what I thought was a can of Raid. It turns out that Resolve also comes in red cans. So, I was chasing this roach around thinking, "DIE, ROACH, DIE", and it wouldn't die. So I finally killed it by sheer blunt force, but I doused our stove in carpet cleaner in the process. Bad day to be that roach.

    January 19, 2012

  • Very observant, ptero. I rarely read the definitions of familiar words.

    January 18, 2012

  • So, how many Jewish mothers *does* it take to change a lightbulb?

    January 18, 2012

  • So, jennarenn, they ordered some office supplies for you. There's a huge box waiting for you in the copy room.

    January 18, 2012

  • jennarenn added 5 words and bilby added 40. I *love* open lists. :)

    January 18, 2012

  • Oh, so I didn't make this up? Sad. Need to move this word to a different list.

    January 18, 2012

  • Alas. I wish we celebrated TLAPD in the spring. I need to teach r-controlled vowels about that time (ar, ir, ur, etc.) and it would be so useful to have them say cAAARRRRGH and mARRRRch. Six-year olds are still working on consonants in September. :-/

    January 18, 2012

  • You're so sweet. I"ll keep the good ones. :)

    January 18, 2012

  • Thanks Erin! I'm afraid I let go of the wffrogs e-mail years ago. I can't believe I've been on wordie that long. :-/

    January 18, 2012

  • Can we delete lists? I'd like to prune out some of my old ones.

    January 17, 2012

  • My friend Cookie is delightful.

    January 17, 2012

  • My family recipe calls for 12 cups of flour. Yum!

    January 17, 2012

  • When I had just arrive at my current job, I was told that there were supplies wait for me in the copy room. My Korean coworker jumped out of the box and yelled "supplies"! Everyone else thought that it was funny.

    Are these all real punchlines? I'd like to hear some of those jokes.

    January 17, 2012

  • I wish I'd thought of this list. Extra points for the title.

    Word to your mother.

    January 17, 2012

  • Just made this list open, so you can help me keep it up to date.

    January 16, 2012

  • This is now an open list so y'all can help keep it up to date.

    January 16, 2012

  • Does anybody else click on a word to write a comment and then see that they wrote the exact same comment four years ago? Glad to know that I'm the same person.

    (e.g. I still think of this list as the seven stages of wordie addiction.)

    January 16, 2012

  • Have a fit and fall in it, have the last word, have the last laugh, etc.

    January 16, 2012

  • I love stuffies. uselessness came up with the concept.

    January 16, 2012

  • You're right. I totally forgot to migrate the account over. Bummer. :-/

    January 16, 2012

  • This word needs to die. It particularly offends me when my very white, very uncool mother uses the word.

    January 16, 2012

  • My fault for asking.

    January 16, 2012

  • May I humbly suggest retroactive?

    :) Jen

    January 15, 2012

  • Glove it!

    January 15, 2012

  • Hey, do you remember the password to Wordplay? I think we must have made it with your e-mail, b/c none of the password recovery e-mails are showing up in my inbox?

    :) Jen

    January 15, 2012

  • sionnach, you were spot-on. uselessness and I tried to get real-time games off the ground with this. Apparently, it's hard to get adults with full-time jobs in different time zones to play at the same time. I'm not sure if I even remember the password anymore.

    January 14, 2012

  • My conversations list is sadly out of date. Need to make it public....

    January 14, 2012

  • I had forgotten this list. Another reason to love Wordie. :)

    January 14, 2012

  • what is a chub-on?

    January 14, 2012

  • That distinction is great! Just looked it up, and God is referred to as jealous in the Bible, but never envious. Very cool. :)

    November 19, 2011

  • Hee. I love that one of the visuals is the book I mentioned. :)

    October 29, 2011

  • Could somebody explain? I haven't around recently.

    October 29, 2011

  • Can they make my bank account do that???

    April 3, 2011

  • The new falling words on the homepage is so pretty. Well done.

    April 3, 2011

  • I joined Wordie in the early days. None of these sill pronunciations, teaching us how to actually use these words in real life. :)

    March 3, 2011

  • How do you know that till came first? Link, please. :)

    March 3, 2011

  • The real question is, can I navigate through this "community" like the old Wordie?

    March 3, 2011

  • I'm so glad to know that there's an alternate spelling! I've always seen it spelled with the ei instead of the y. Thought I was going crazy....

    February 28, 2010

  • It also tastes nothing like peanut butter.

    January 16, 2010

  • Poor Betty. What does this one mean?

    January 16, 2010

  • Seems like a silly and time-consuming way to spell "wife". Thoughts?

    January 16, 2010

  • sr, it would be cool if you explained some of these. For example, a comment explaining sleeping policeman would be helpful. Thanks!

    January 16, 2010

  • Cute!

    December 31, 2009

  • rogerb, would you consider creating a pronunciation of gennel for us? Thanks!

    December 31, 2009

  • I may cry happy diamond tears....

    December 31, 2009

  • Cow tipping is a nighttime sport out in the sticks. The cows don't really care for it.

    December 31, 2009

  • Love, love, love u's pronunciation.

    December 30, 2009

  • December 29, 2009

  • Love it as a last name and a girl's name. It's just not an ideal first name for a boy.

    December 28, 2009

  • It must have been tough to grow up named after a civil war battle. Just sayin'.

    December 28, 2009

  • As in Kennesaw Mountain Landis.

    December 28, 2009

  • I love this name for a girl. Not so much for a guy.

    December 28, 2009

  • Overpaid? I'll take that. :)

    December 17, 2009

  • *facepalm*

    December 14, 2009

  • Really spelled gantelope, for those of you who are as clueless as I am. :)

    December 14, 2009

  • You must read the Mo Williams book, "Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed". Too cute.

    December 14, 2009

  • Well said. The gold star system can be overused. I tend to use reading, writing, and learning games as my rewards of choice. That being said, it is important to note that the adult world also runs on extrinsic motivation to some extent. As much as I enjoy teaching, I write report cards, go to meetings, and participate in "compulsory volunteer opportunities" for my paycheck.

    December 14, 2009

  • I beg to differ. I've always pronounced this word 'squid'. 'Gauntlet' is waaaaaay off-base.

    December 13, 2009

  • R: I'm sneaky like that.

    December 13, 2009

  • There was an international Bacon Day???

    December 13, 2009

  • Pro: Sadly, no.


    Every ten years or so, education seems to think that we need to teach kids THIS interpersonal skill in isolation. RESPECT! SELF-ESTEEM! etc. Well, what we don't think of is what that entire generation will look like 30 years later. The self-esteem generation has plenty of self-esteem, but that's created new problems. Like people feeling entitled to lots of stuff they can't afford. I look around my classroom and worry that I'm raising a new generation of dysfunction. We just won't be able to pinpoint how for another 20 years.

    December 13, 2009

  • My favorite comment said, "I want to know who sold out the wallabies? Who's the narc? My guess is the platypus, he is such an odd duck."

    December 13, 2009

  • Oh this makes me sad.

    December 13, 2009

  • Love the phrase "oh my stars and garters". HATE the title of this book.

    December 13, 2009

  • Wasn't there are horse named Real Quiet a few years ago? Am I making that up?

    By the way, I love that you've included The Black. I'd completely forgotten that series. :)

    December 13, 2009

  • Funny, lots of unfortunate things seem to happen in California, but folks keep pouring in.

    December 13, 2009

  • Love it!

    December 13, 2009

  • I love coming back to a word only to see that I've already commented on it. I will vouch for the existence of rice. :)

    December 12, 2009

  • I've always heard the phrase, "like white on rice". Huh

    December 12, 2009

  • Thoughts?

    December 12, 2009

  • "Gradually, though, I began to wonder whether even this was the last word. Rewards and punishments are instruments for controlling people, and the real problem, I began to suspect, was the belief that the teacher should be in control of the classroom. If all these discipline programs disappeared tomorrow, a new one would pop up like the next Kleenex in the box if teachers were determined (or pressured) to remain in control and needed methods for making sure that happened." - What to Look for in a Classroom, by Alfie Kohn

    December 12, 2009

  • Love this word! Wish I lived in a neighborhood so I could use it.

    December 12, 2009

  • This word reminds me of the Beatles. I'd like to put it in an envelope and mail it back in time. :)

    December 12, 2009

  • Just when I think we've listed everything....

    December 12, 2009

  • Also called the chart cart. Place where teachers keep posters while not in use.

    December 1, 2009

  • White chocolate is a MIRACLE. I'm in love with the stuff. So much better than dark. *ducks the anticipated cupcakes*

    December 1, 2009

  • I want to thank Pro for clearing up sionnach's comment. Heaven forbid we layabouts miss any inside joke. :)

    December 1, 2009

  • Fantastic list!

    November 3, 2009

  • This word makes me think of Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus.

    November 3, 2009

  • See, you guys are missing the point. Zucchini is *not* good food.

    November 3, 2009

  • Just as long as it's not zucchini season....

    *shudder*

    November 2, 2009

  • They also need bad floral cushions. You can't have a proper glider without those yellow and/or green cushions.

    November 2, 2009

  • Do people thrust them upon their unsuspecting neighbors?

    November 2, 2009

  • "In 2002, Stuart Drummond campaigned for the office of Mayor of Hartlepool in the costume of the local football team's mascot, 'H'Angus the Monkey'. He narrowly won. His election slogan had been "free bananas for schoolchildren", a promise he was unable to keep. Despite this, he stood again three years later and won with a landslide victory."

    Had to quote it for wordieternity. It's just too good.

    November 2, 2009

  • I love gliders.



    WWhhheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

    November 2, 2009

  • You'll have all the time in the world to enjoy it!

    November 2, 2009

  • How do you pronounce that in one syllable? My tongue can't hack it.

    November 2, 2009

  • Same kid just spelled this as, "Wensu ponu time". <3 <3 <3

    November 1, 2009

  • Looks like English to me. ;)

    October 31, 2009

  • Just had a kid spell this "cume pooter". So cute. :)

    October 31, 2009

  • Some people have too much time on their hands.

    October 30, 2009

  • in table tennis people get *hurt*.

    October 30, 2009

  • I was wondering how giant squid ended up in a tunie....

    October 30, 2009

  • I think that this is hilarious. As somebody who doesn't care for zucchini, I can imagine the horror of finding a basket on your porch. Why can't radishes be that prolific? So much tastier than zucchini!

    October 30, 2009

  • Your brain is solid stuff floating in a liquid. You want to make one? ;)

    October 30, 2009

  • This is exactly the kind of stuff I read all day. :)

    October 30, 2009

  • Oh, I haven't seen this one! I love it!

    October 30, 2009

  • likeflannel, you made me smile. :)

    October 30, 2009

  • Oh, believe me. Some people NEED those dates. Some ancient Egyptian mummies were actually embalmed in Worcestershire sauce, but that doesn't mean that it can't go bad. :P

    October 30, 2009

  • Wow, that would make my life SO much better. c_b, WHY haven't you sent me a creepy little plant lately? I feel unloved.

    October 29, 2009

  • I was just about to comment, but I beat myself to it by a year. Still love the name and the list.

    October 27, 2009

  • Really, is there anything else to do on facebook besides stalk people, or post information so they can stalk you?

    October 27, 2009

  • I have always wondered about how they handled that.

    October 27, 2009

  • Hey John,

    I can comment on some lists, but not others. It tells me that I need to log in, and then I log in, and then it asks me to log in in an endless loop. Please help!

    Thanks,
    Jen

    October 26, 2009

  • Actually, I forgot to put slip in an Edy's Flavor: French Silk.

    October 26, 2009

  • Help. Would you say "active intellect"? If not, what would you say? I'm at a loss, probably because it's late. :-/

    May 29, 2009

  • Anybody else ever pronounce it "bsketti"?

    May 27, 2009

  • See also: made of awesome.

    May 27, 2009

  • Dude! If words were dollars....

    May 19, 2009

  • Doesn't Thou go before the verb and doesn't Thee go after?
    For Thou, Oh Lord, art high...etc.

    May 19, 2009

  • These are the same kids that can spell Sponge Bob and High School Musical.

    April 3, 2009

  • *Amazingly*, this word is not interchangeable with it's.

    April 3, 2009

  • Not to be confused with its.

    April 3, 2009

  • WashURhands!!

    March 31, 2009

  • Sorry, I've been moonlighting as an elementary teacher. Didn't you hire someone in my absence?

    March 31, 2009

  • I'd forgotten how much I love good conversations. :)

    March 31, 2009

  • I'm so relieved that I'm not the only hater. I've always felt a little guilty....

    March 21, 2009

  • Oh my! Oh me!

    February 10, 2009

  • I'd forgotten this word. Mmmmmm. :)

    February 7, 2009

  • Sung to the tune of The Farmer in the Dell.

    There is no a in they.
    There is no a in they.
    Cross out the a and put in an e,
    There is no a in they.

    February 6, 2009

  • Poor kids spell this word as me or mee. Rich kids spell this word as mii. ARGH!!!

    February 6, 2009

  • Rich kids now spell this word as wii. Drives me insane.

    February 6, 2009

  • Ha! I was just to comment about how much I love stuffies. Then I realized, it's my list. :) Jen

    February 6, 2009

  • rolig, why is this on your surprisingly eponymous list?

    February 4, 2009

  • dc: See any good football games lately?

    February 2, 2009

  • c_b beat me to the punch. I was a big fan of out loud on toast with lingonberry butter.

    January 24, 2009

  • Wow. I think I might just love tags. :) Especially these ones.

    January 24, 2009

  • Oh c_b, I am so sorry. I'm sure your tags are delightful.

    January 24, 2009

  • Being good at something and making tons of money ususally helps increase one's enjoyment of the activity. I can see why Tiger would like it.

    January 24, 2009

  • Sounds like a teacher thing to do. :)

    January 21, 2009

  • Sounds like wristlet.

    January 20, 2009

  • 11,000+ tags? People use tags? mollusque, I'm impressed.

    January 20, 2009

  • Well, it helped that I was already on the floor when I was reading said story.

    January 19, 2009

  • Does the fact that the Swiss sell small weapons strike anybody else as funny? Seriously, do you think they've ever used these in an actual conflict?

    January 17, 2009

  • Ah, the ficus. My mom used to kill one every couple of years.

    January 17, 2009

  • Who can blame the dog? Those sound amazing. Wanna share the recipe?

    January 17, 2009

  • This is my first official ROFL. I actually rolled.

    January 17, 2009

  • Hey bilby,

    Thanks for your comment on my Talk Like a Pirate list. Just found it!

    :) Jen

    January 16, 2009

  • ?

    January 6, 2009

  • My first thought when I saw your username was penguin. Welcome to wordie!

    January 6, 2009

  • Oh, fun. Are we doing Lists of the Year as well?

    December 23, 2008

  • Ah, you've plunged into the Stages of Wordie Addiction. Anybody remember whose list that is?

    December 23, 2008

  • I'm surprised that you didn't quote Prince.

    They say two thousand zero zero
    Party's over we're out of time
    So tonight I'm gonna party like it's 1999

    November 17, 2008

  • Authentic kilts are awesome. Utility kilts, not so much.

    November 16, 2008

  • When I first read this, I missed the prefix. Funny how those four letters stand out. Would have been a very different word. :)

    November 14, 2008

  • eeek!

    November 14, 2008

  • I find that there's a process. There's that moment when you can hear the soft mechanical sound of your alarm clock preparing to wake you up. You have a choice. Bounce out of bed or hit snooze? It's a monumental decision to make at 6am. I often take the middle road. Turn the light on after the first snooze, but bury my head under the pillow. That usually helps speed things up. Unless I feel like bouncing out of bed. Some mornings are made for bouncing.

    November 14, 2008

  • Next thing you know (Thirteen), by Matthew West.

    2nd & 3rd verses:
    Well I wish I could say I always stayed right there
    And I did until my freshman year
    But the world was pulling me along way from thirteen
    And You were calling but I didn’t hear

    Still I knew there was something more
    So one day my knees hit the dorm room floor
    I said “If You’re there and if You really care
    Come and talk to me like I was thirteen�?

    November 14, 2008

  • "One is the loneliest number...."

    November 14, 2008

  • I think I pronounce it "loy-er".

    November 14, 2008

  • See, I am glad that other people practice woga, because I do not. I need other people's words (and brilliant definitions of pressure) to keep me going. :)

    November 14, 2008

  • Three tags? I dunno bil...that's getting up there.

    November 5, 2008

  • My favorite bird call.

    November 5, 2008

  • I once worked in one of those very shops. Miserable summer. Please tip your scoopers, especially on free cone days.

    November 5, 2008

  • Love your username!

    November 4, 2008

  • I know. I teach classless American brats. Thus, we are growing mold, not mould. I'm sure our fungi would be all the more lush next-door to the Emerald Isle.

    November 4, 2008

  • Oh! Oh! I made wet bread last week. It's now growing a nice crop of mold on it. The things I do for science....

    November 4, 2008

  • You people! Having fun while I'm slaving over report cards! Don't you *know* that there is an official ban on phony umbrage, bad puns, and the wordie treatment until I can turn them in at 2pm tomorrow??? I demand that you rereload this page, as well as english reasearch paper sans phony umbrage. Don't make me come up there!!!

    November 4, 2008

  • See mold.
    See mold mold.
    Mold, mold, mold!

    November 4, 2008

  • No frass this year. I've been demoted to mold.

    November 4, 2008

  • Thank you, John. I was going to run through the list of commonly confused words, but that was far more elegant. :)

    edit: Actually Pro, if you were going to share, I would like to know.

    November 4, 2008

  • Did you know that it's is the contraction for it is, and its is the possessive form of it?

    It's crowded in this art gallery.
    That's a pretty painting. I like its colors.

    November 4, 2008

  • Hee. I kept trying to add this to my "conversations for the ages" list. One little problem...it's not my list. :D

    November 4, 2008

  • I needed wordie today. This is why. :)

    November 1, 2008

  • People don't really use this, do they?

    November 1, 2008

  • Finally had falafel tonight. Doesn't qualify as fried goodness in my book. :(

    October 27, 2008

  • Crud. Thanks c_b. I feel like my slip is showing.

    October 22, 2008

  • I'm sure that the natives of Fernando Poo are *thrilled* that this page pops up fifth on Google.

    October 22, 2008

  • Wow. I must live under a rock.

    October 22, 2008

  • Chuck Norris knows what rhymes with purple.

    October 22, 2008

  • Oh, and then you click the arrow to see the previous hundred comments. Here is my first comment. I like seeing what I was talking about back then. :)

    October 22, 2008

  • Sorry, I'm not a huge music fan. What is the title of the song?

    October 22, 2008

  • Somebody called for the Wordie Historian? Here is c_b's first comment. Clearly, I don't want to do work. :P In the future, just change the numbers in the URL to match the person's comment count. Takes 2 seconds. :) Oh, and c_b don't delete it! It's part of wordieternity!

    October 22, 2008

  • Chuck Norris didn't wet the bed as a child. The bed wet itself out of fear.

    October 22, 2008

  • Oh, I lied. Different list idea, although I like yours better. :)

    October 22, 2008

  • huh?

    October 22, 2008

  • Here you go bilby:

    *does the jennarenn dance*

    October 19, 2008

  • Whoa. I want one.

    October 19, 2008

  • This profile is sadly empty.

    October 18, 2008

  • Love this username. :)

    October 18, 2008

  • Which words did you come back for, exactly?

    October 18, 2008

  • This can only be sung at the top of your lungs.

    October 18, 2008

  • Hahahaha. Excellent!

    October 14, 2008

  • Sorry Pro. uselessness.

    October 13, 2008

  • Boiled eggs.

    October 13, 2008

  • c_b, I think I see a typo. You misspelled "bacon" 24 different ways. ;)

    October 13, 2008

  • Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
    bacon
    my paycheck

    October 13, 2008

  • In education, it's a book that's interesting to older students who don't read very well. It's short for high-interest, low-reading level.

    October 13, 2008

  • u did, of course.

    October 13, 2008

  • dictionary.com now has *free* auditory pronunciation. I'm not too dismayed to learn that I've been mispronouncing the s-word.

    October 11, 2008

  • I've been meaning to do this for some time. Thanks for keeping house, Pro. :)

    October 9, 2008

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  • Then you should come back more!

    January 27, 2013

  • hi jennarenn -- the email for wordplay is an aol one, and it includes the string "frogs". Is that enough to narrow it down?

    January 17, 2012

  • Hi Jen! Afraid I don't know the password either. I don't have it in any of my email inboxes, and I didn't receive the password requests you generated. I tried a few standard passwords I use for things like this and none of them work. Are you sure the user still exists on this site? I can't remember what the procedure was for migrating accounts over from Wordie.

    January 16, 2012

  • You cannot escape the charge that you have previously engaged in the amazing pastime that is IDENTIFY THE WORDIE.
    You are therefore prime target material for inviting to IDENTIFY THE WORDIENIK.
    The whole of the bit of Wordnik that joins in on this would be truly honoured should you participate this time round.
    Easily find the right page right now because it is currently the most commented on list shown on the Community page.

    April 14, 2011

  • Jennarenn! So nice to see you again :-)

    March 3, 2011

  • I joined Wordie in the early days. None of these sill pronunciations, teaching us how to actually use these words in real life. :)

    March 3, 2011

  • "jennarenn has created 47 lists, listed 1,194 words, written 1,739 comments, and added 2 tags, 123 favorites, and 0 pronunciations."

    September 9, 2010

  • Thank you, jennarenn!

    November 3, 2009

  • Must be time for a new tag soon. Uhh, when you're ready ;-)

    September 29, 2008

  • Hi. Would you like to be on Identify the Wordie #2? You'll need to email identifythewordie@yours.com with your Wordie nick and the single word that best describes you. Cheers!

    July 27, 2008

  • Reading "more about jennarenn" just about made my day. Is it by any change from this competition?

    July 20, 2008

  • You're getting the hang of tagging, jenn :-)

    I have more words than citations. But only because I can't help myself madeupicalising!

    July 9, 2008

  • Two tags! I'm now up to two tags!!!

    edit: I just noticed that I have more citations than words. What really surprises me is that most people have more words than citations.

    July 9, 2008

  • Good call on the geology! Would never have found it otherwise :-) I can has faultline? Whahahaha!

    July 8, 2008

  • I have to move house soon. I'm not sure I have room for everything at the new place. I'd like to leave one suitcase of stuff here for a few months.








    July 3, 2008

  • "jennarenn has added 1050 words, 42 lists, 1407 comments, and 1 tag."
    I found that "one tag" amazing.

    June 24, 2008

  • I have 999 words. I'd like to add another couple of lists, but I find myself reluctant to get into the quadruple digits. Maybe I can find something to prune first....

    February 4, 2008

  • This might come a little late, but:

    why, thank you!

    January 29, 2008

  • I put a description of Blue Moon on the wordie page for blue moon.

    January 27, 2008

  • Oh, no...sorry...they're just icecream flavors that are common around here in Wisconsin where I live.

    January 27, 2008

  • Thanks a million for your comment! Let's all get draggled ;)

    (I'm using English as a second language so the level of creativity with English still needs polishing...)

    January 19, 2008

  • It is, indeed, the study of mike :)

    November 25, 2007

  • The Terrible Towel became a thing during the 1970's when sportscaster Myron Cope talked about the Steeler fans waving towels in the stands during games. Since then, Terrible Towels have been made in the team's black and gold colors and you see tens of thousands of them at Steeler games. Fan twirl them in circles over their heads. Lots of fans twilr towels, but I think it origininated in Pittsburgh.

    November 21, 2007

  • Hey! That's kind of neat -- my day has been made. I'll thoroughly enjoy the blurb throughout the day, taking a sip of it every time I feel a little glum.

    November 16, 2007

  • Late response: I'm happy until someone uses the word useful in an entirely arbitrary manner when simply expressing their approval of something; "Ooh, that dress is useful!"

    The rage!

    September 26, 2007

  • Mmmm, I teach 2nd. I'll have to take a peek. Thanks for the heads-up!

    June 24, 2007

  • J.: for 3rd grade on, my brother (a retired teacher) says. Get it for your own library, it's inexpensive and there's plenty of info on it at amazon.com. I learned about it on an NPR interview with the authors.

    June 24, 2007

  • Oooo! What ages is it written for?

    June 23, 2007

  • Jennarenn, I just noticed your comment on the frass page about teaching a "cricket unit" in September (and I'm assuming you weren't just kidding) and I wondered if you knew about the newly released book "The Songs of Insects" by Lang Elliott and Wil Hershberger. I just received my copy and it's a stunner--complete with CD of cricket and cicada songs for each entry. Photography is amazing too. Highly recommended, especially if you're really going to teach a cricket unit!

    O.

    June 23, 2007

  • For what it's worth, I found the mentions page behind the "wordie in the news" link at the bottom of every page. There are a couple new links down there that my attention was drawn to, but this one is particularly mysterious because of its URL. :-)

    June 19, 2007

  • Where has this cool little page been hiding? What else don't I know about?

    June 19, 2007

  • Correction: looks like it's just showing my first list, which isn't nearly as interesting.

    June 13, 2007

  • Odd. I haven't seen that happen myself....

    June 13, 2007

  • I'm confused too. But seeing the words I've last added is kind of handy. Handy for what, I'm not sure.

    June 13, 2007

  • I am so confused, and it is way past my bedtime. When you click on add, it goes to the words you've recently added. If you're not signed in, it goes to the main page. My poor little brain can't take it.

    http://www.wordie.org/words/add

    June 13, 2007

  • No worries. We love the site, quirks and all. And yes, that is a *fabulous* first sentence. I wish I knew which one was the grand-prize winner.

    May 20, 2007

  • That's the best worst first sentence I've seen in a long time.

    May 20, 2007

  • I think the way you're doing it is the only way, at the moment. It's a great suggestion, I'll add it to the 'to-do' list, though it's behind fixing commenting and adding paging in a few spots where it's desperately needed. I'm batty with other things lately, poor Wordie has to stay in the back seat a while longer.

    May 20, 2007

  • Anybody know how to change the order of your lists once you've made them? The only way I've found is to create a new list and transfer the words one...at...a...time.

    May 19, 2007

  • Thank you, it *is* a lovely trophy; I'll make sure to keep it polished.

    February 12, 2007

  • Oh, rats! I missed the whole thing! Sorry...been away from the computer for a while. Maybe next time! Congrats--nice-looking trophy you have there.

    Suddenly I've come up with lots of things to keep in a backpack. ;-)

    February 11, 2007

  • You have emerged victorious from Compendium: Round 1. We are humbled by your aptitude, awed by your proficiency! Make sure to come back for the next game so you can retain your title, champion.

    This comment is your trophy. Display it with love for all the world to see.

    February 11, 2007