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ktrey commented on the word pumpernickel
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
ktrey commented on the word ipecac
ktrey commented on the list the-porn-birds
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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shadowkeir commented on the user ktrey
you have my favourite word listed. Thus you are prosilient in your own right.
November 17, 2008
bilby commented on the user ktrey
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
sionnach commented on the user ktrey
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.
chained_bear commented on the user ktrey
You are going to town listing words this week. Welcome to Wordie! I would say "have fun," but it looks like you already are. :)
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