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thesaurosie commented on the word brussels sprouts
"Although Peter Pan author J.M. Barrie did not like the taste of brussels sprouts (as would befit a boy who never grew up), he often ordered them at restaurants. Why? "I cannot resist ordering them. The words are so lovely to say.""
September 27, 2009
thesaurosie commented on the word bracket
If you don’t use brackets in an internally consistent fashion, whether someone else likes the way you chose their styles, you’re an illiterate, uneducated and like not worth the trouble to read, worthless flake.
Alternatively, you’re a poet.
September 15, 2009
thesaurosie commented on the word heaveno
"In 1997, Leonso Canales Jr. from Kingsville, Texas convinced Kleberg County commissioners to designate "heaven-o" as the county's official greeting, on the grounds that the greeting "hello" contains the word "hell", and that the proposed alternative sounds more "positive". "Hello", however, is not etymologically related to "hell"."
September 3, 2009
thesaurosie commented on the word sesquipedillin'
The act of experimenting with words while chillin'.
August 24, 2009
thesaurosie commented on the word unpraise
August 13, 2009
thesaurosie commented on the list mondegreens
When I was little, I named a bear 'Jason Waterfall', "you know, from that song where they sing, 'go go, Jason Waterfall!'".
Nobody addressed this. *facepalm*
August 10, 2009
thesaurosie commented on the word this page intentionally left blank
"Some theorise that it is a koan, a statement devoid of meaning designed to bring the minds of those that read it to a higher state of being. Others believe that its purpose is to generate confusion in the hardy souls who actually attempt to read instruction manuals..."
- BBC - h2g2 - This Page Intentionally Left Blank
thesaurosie commented on the word illitterati
August 9, 2009
thesaurosie commented on the word procrastineating
- sticker on the large container of cashews in my kitchen.
I should write over the faded pen marks with a Sharpie - it's exam period!
thesaurosie commented on the word fictionoid
"I first heard this fictionoid from a woman who came to my grammar school to tell us why we shouldn't use drugs.
When she described how it felt to use drugs, she said that when tripping, we leave the ten percent of the brain we usually use and "enter the realm of the other ninety percent that we don't usually use and can access only, like, in dreams and meditation and stuff."
At the time, this weird description simply made drugs seem more appealing; later on, I realized that she had simply dropped too much acid."
- (idea) by leighton
August 8, 2009
thesaurosie commented on the word exuberant virtuoso display of linguistic invention
Roz Kaveney, on the 1989 film Heathers, in her study of 'teenpix', Teen Dreams.
August 6, 2009
thesaurosie commented on the word thingification
thesaurosie commented on the word callipygian
"The human bottom is made up of the gluteal muscles (the gluteus maximus and medius) upholstered by a layer of fat; a layer, alas, more significant in some than others.
It is a practical device which offers us primates a natural cushion on which to sit upright.
And just as female baboons sport enflamed scarlet backsides to ensnare their mates, so the human female's buttocks are likely to be wider and thicker than her paramour's, the better to beguile him.
Two centuries before the term 'bootylicious' entered the modern mainstream, 18th-century English had 'callipygian'.
The term was derived from the statue of the Venus Kallipygos, in which a partially draped woman raises her robes, glancing behind her to assess the perfection of her rear.
This type of Hellenistic sculpture was believed to be inspired by the myth of two Syracusian sisters, farmer's daughters, whose impeccably shapely hindquarters won them wealthy husbands."
- Betts, Hannah; 'As Kate Winslet goes naked on the big screen, Femail launches the great derriere debate: What DOES make the perfect female bottom?'
August 5, 2009
thesaurosie commented on the word won't somebody think of the children
August 1, 2009
thesaurosie commented on the word won't somebody please think of the children
thesaurosie commented on the word negative human-bear interaction
Your comment made others uncomfortable.
thesaurosie commented on the word disemvowelling
Punishment for Internet trolls, as suggested in this groovy article
We need to cut down on bear collisions!
thesaurosie commented on the word understandment
"Now, anyone with a fundamental understandment of grammar gets irritated by the misuse of apostrophes. Not so much in e-mails and the more informal methods of communication - Christ, let's not be Nazis about it - but incorrect signs and newspaper headlines tend to bring about incredulous tutting and shakings of the head.
Yet there is a new apostrophe menace in town. I've noticed it spreading like some kind of disease, over the last year or so.
The use of apostrophes for emphasis."
- Jason Arnopp, Apostrophe Catastrophe
A nice little article.
Also! The “Blog�? of “Unnecessary�? Quotation Marks :D
July 31, 2009
thesaurosie commented on the word mrs. l-t-y
From 'Matilda' - such a cute film. And yes, I know the book was better.
July 22, 2009
thesaurosie commented on the word ditty
PossibleUnderscore, are you sure you're not thinking of 'ditzy'? I apologise if I'm wrong and being condescending.
July 18, 2009
thesaurosie commented on the word effulgence
It makes me sick!
thesaurosie commented on the word lick it up, baby. lick it up
From the film 'Heathers' :)
July 17, 2009
thesaurosie commented on the list good--2
Right-o. Keep up the good work!
July 4, 2009
Oh gosh, am I allowed/is it possible to use 'nvm' on this site and retain a shred of dignity?
Oh nvm, I just figured something out on my own. *blush*
Thank you, I will keep that in mind. Where are you guys coming from?
Cheers! And plethora is way up there!
thesaurosie commented on the word ubiquity
The quality of trying to be ubiquitous is not a quality one at all!
thesaurosie commented on the word exacerbate
As I always say, I use the word 'exacerbate' at least once in every school assignment, because almost everything will inevitably get worse ^_^
Well, why isn't there?
thesaurosie commented on the word amusia
Not really related:
"What does the human brain sound like? Now you can find out thanks to a technique for turning its flickering activity into music. Listening to scans may also give new insights into the differences and similarities between normal and dysfunctional brains."
New Scientist, Do healthy brains make sweet music?, by Nora Schultz, July 1, 2009
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sionnach commented on the user thesaurosie
Hi thesaurosie! Welcome to Wordie. Hope you enjoy the site. Best way to proceed is just to nose around to your heart's content, comment and add words as the spirit moves you, and don't worry about whether or not you are 'doing things right'. There are very few strict rules on Wordie.
July 5, 2009
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