willf has adopted the word ;, looked up 1863 words, created 21 lists, listed 5516 words, written 16 comments, added 1 tag, and loved 13 words.

Comments by willf

  • Includes 2014 additions

    August 21, 2014

  • From the note:

    here are the verbs that do it most in the 113,436 hits for the pattern in enTenTen12

    Adam

    4146 trick 3521 talk 2784 fool 1355 put 1154 delude 944 mislead 907 scare 861 deceive 577 bring 400 force 387 pressure 300 lure 268 manipulate 248 push 248 convert 213 turn 190 lead 189 brainwash 170 con 167 get 134 dupe 101 confuse 100 entice 99 guide 98 call 90 coerce 84 do 80 go 69 seduce 67 integrate 60 speak 60 lull 56 tempt 49 throw 47 provide 46 coax 41 kid 41 intimidate 38 invest 37 cross 34 drop 33 rush 29 stimulate 26 persuade 25 frighten 23 take 22 plunge 22 incorporate 19 make 19 lock 19 convince 18 pour 18 hoodwink 18 badger 17 shame 17 motivate 15 tease 15 regard 15 breathe 13 draw 12 dream 11 move 10 sucker 10 panic 10 harass

    November 20, 2013

  • For example, "I tricked Wordnik.com into allowing me to create this list."

    November 20, 2013

  • From Adam Kilgarriff on the Corpora List

    November 20, 2013

  • What about wrinkle ("A clever trick" or "A problem or imperfection")?

    May 28, 2013

  • More piano teaching (torture) devices: http://www.entre88teclas.es/fdp/inventos-del-siglo-xix-para-mejorar-la-tecnica-pianistica/

    February 4, 2013

  • Essentially an autoantonym? But perhaps the withdrawn can also be wild.

    January 29, 2013

  • Try orange instead, Rhynas.

    January 29, 2013

  • I made this list shorter; I hope it will crash fewer browser sessions, bilby.

    January 24, 2013

  • Yes, so sorry about that bilby.

    January 24, 2013

  • Thanks ruzuzu. We're pretty happy with it — and would love feedback on what can make it better.

    January 22, 2013

  • If I were a little younger, I'd love to make « guillemet » my nickname. I'm also rather fond of the IPA symbol ʬ. which symbolizes a 'bilabial percussive'.

    October 29, 2012

  • Thanks.

    October 25, 2012

  • sausage to gorn off: from the Monty Python sketch, "Woody and Tinny Words."

    May 23, 2012

  • This makes me feel like I won the lottery!

    March 5, 2012

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  • Thanks for your suggestion on my autoantonym list. Added.

    June 3, 2013