ktrey has looked up 1 word, created 2 lists, listed 1030 words, written 3 comments, added 0 tags, and loved 6 words.

Comments by ktrey

  • Here's the etymology I've always enjoyed for the word:

    German, probably from a dialectal term of abuse: obsolete Pumper, breaking wind (from dialectal pumpern, to break wind, from Middle High German, to knock) + German Nickel, goblin.

    So... Pumpernickel could be translated as "fart goblin."

    April 25, 2008

  • Startlingly onomatopoetic.

    April 25, 2008

  • Pardon my intrusion, but I'd like to offer another p-ornithological candidate: The stupendously sibilant sounding Dickcissel.

    April 24, 2008

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  • you have my favourite word listed. Thus you are prosilient in your own right.

    November 17, 2008

  • I can't remember anyone adding as many words in a week as you have. How many fingers are you blessed with?

    April 26, 2008

  • I second c_b's welcome, and would just add one word of advice.* You may want to consider splitting the words you add to separate, more specific, lists. There is a distinct disadvantage to having very long lists - the longer they get, the longer it takes Wordie to deal with them. Eventually, simple tasks like sorting, or adding new words, take forever, leaving you gazing at your screen helplessly for huge stretches of time.

    *: based on bitter personal experience.

    April 25, 2008

  • You are going to town listing words this week. Welcome to Wordie! I would say "have fun," but it looks like you already are. :)

    April 25, 2008