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lbeaumont commented on the list emotions
Can you open this list up please. There are so many more emotion words I wold like to add to the list. See, for example: http://emotionalcompetency.com/recognizing.htm
August 19, 2012
lbeaumont commented on the word self
I am looking for a word, analogous to "self", that refers to any other person. I am now using "other" but that is too general because it is not specific to another person; it can refer to another thing.
April 3, 2012
lbeaumont commented on the list bellicose-backsides
And now Snookie introduces us to: badonk
January 11, 2011
How about patootie?
January 5, 2011
lbeaumont commented on the word Google
Google originated from a misspelling of the word googol.
November 15, 2010
lbeaumont commented on the list favorite-adjectives--1
How about "stunning" - are you willing to open this list up?
October 31, 2010
lbeaumont commented on the word off-putting
I cringe whenever I hear this word. Can we please do better? What words are more euphonious and have a more distinguished entomology?
October 26, 2010
lbeaumont commented on the word Ehux
Short for Emiliania huxleyi-an abundant phytoplankton. See: http://www.soes.soton.ac.uk/staff/tt/
lbeaumont commented on the word udeka
lbeaumont commented on the word Gaia
See the book: The Vanishing Face of Gaia: A Final Warning, by James Lovelock
lbeaumont commented on the list on-speaking-terms
Fortunately the list is open so words can be replaced!
October 21, 2010
lbeaumont commented on the word ellipsing
I would like to propose an definition for a homonym:
Ellipsing: travelling along an elliptical path. Analogous to circling. For example: The seasons changed as the earth continued ellipsing the sun.
October 20, 2010
lbeaumont commented on the word heliocentrist
Someone who believes the correct astronomical model has Earth and planets revolving around a stationary Sun.
lbeaumont commented on the word disunderstanding
The word “misunderstanding” refers to a failure to understand correctly; a mistake. It is benign and unintentional. But often a deliberate and disingenuous interpretation is given for the evidence. The facts are spun; misunderstanding is feigned but remains plausibly deniable.
I suggest the new word “disunderstanding” to describe this deliberate and misleading storytelling. I have looked through synonyms for “misinterpretation” and don’t see an existing word that conveys this meaning. If you think of an existing word, please let us know.
Because a disunderstanding is a deliberate deception it is disrespectful and manipulative. It creates a barrier to authentic expression.
lbeaumont commented on the list order
Apparently there is no word for 11th in order.
October 16, 2010
lbeaumont commented on the word razzmatazz
As a color it is a rose or pinkish.
October 15, 2010
lbeaumont commented on the word tangelo
This can also describe a bright orange-red color. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tangelo_(color)#Tangelo
lbeaumont commented on the word xanadu
I see xanadu appearing in color lists, but none of the definitions describe a color. Apparently it is a greenish-grey color named after the leaves of the Xanadu cultivar of Philodendron. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xanadu_(colour)
lbeaumont commented on the list colors--2
Can you please add: sinopia, nankeen, and Tangelo. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_colors for more. Perhaps you would be willing to open this list. Thanks!
lbeaumont commented on the word production
I object to the use of the word “production” when it pertains to extracting crude oil from the ground as in the phrase “oil production”. The oil was produced by natural processes over a period of 200 million years. The oil industry profits from this natural resource by discovering, claiming, and extracting it, but not by producing it. “Oil extraction” is more correct. Is there a better word to use here?
October 10, 2010
lbeaumont commented on the word obfuscation
lbeaumont commented on the word eschew
lbeaumont commented on the list names-of-military-aircraft
More names are available from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_military_aircraft_of_the_United_States
October 8, 2010
lbeaumont commented on the word Antares
"Not Mars" because it is bright, reddish, and near the elliptic it can be mistaken for the planet mars.
lbeaumont commented on the list names-of-celestial-stars
A more complete list is at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_traditional_star_names
lbeaumont commented on the list collective-nouns--1
A parliament of owls
a pride of lions or peacocks.
lbeaumont commented on the word which
Can the usage rules for using "which" instead of "that" please be added to this listing?
October 7, 2010
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