- Yare - nimble, alert, prepared
- Kef - dreamy state, possibly drug induced
- Lief - both soon and gladly
- Gar - “Shiver my timbers”
- Snup - buy something of value which some less discerning person has discarded or sold cheap
• 30 June 2011 • 27 notes
- Kakistocracry - government by the worst people
- Ergophile - one who loves to work
- Dangwallet - a spendthrift
- Hasenpfeffer - a mighly seasoned stew made of marinated rabbit meat
- Heel-taps - liquor left on the bottom of glasses after drinking
• 28 June 2011 • 36 notes
Hello! in Different Languages
- Arabic - Marhaba
- Chinese (Mandarin) - Ni Hao
- French - Bonjour
- German - Hallo
- Hindi - Namaste
- Italian - Ciao
- Japanese - Konnichiwa
- Korean - Ahnyong
- Portuguese - Olá
- Russian - Privet
- Spanish - Hola
- Tagalog (Philippines) - Kamusta
• 26 June 2011 • 153 notes
- Dactylonomy - The art of numbering or counting by the fingers.
- Honorificabilitudinitatibus - The state of being able to achieve honours
- Snollygoster - a clever, unscrupulous person.
- Rhinotillexomania - Compulsice nose picking
- Zenzizenzizenzic - the eighth power of a number
• 25 June 2011 • 58 notes
- Anathema - a cursed, detested person
- Obfuscate - to render incomprehensible
- Pariah - an outcast
- Replete - full, abundant
- Tacit - expressed without words
• 23 June 2011 • 23 notes
Commonly Used Idioms
- A Taste Of Your Own Medicine - When you feel the same way how you treat others.
- Piece of cake - a task that can be accomplished very easily.
- Add Fuel To The Fire - Whenever something is done to make a bad situation even worse than it is.
- Apple of My Eye - Someone who is cherished above all others.
- Barking Up The Wrong Tree - A mistake made in something you are trying to achieve.
- Bend Over Backwards - Do whatever it takes to help. Willing to do anything.
- Blue Moon - rare event
- Curiosity Killed The Cat - Being Inquisitive can lead you into a dangerous situation.
- Cut to the Chase - Get to the point
- Down To The Wire - Something that ends at the last minute or last few seconds.
- Go the extra mile - Going above and beyond whatever is required for the task at hand.
- Never Bite the hand that feeds you - Don’t hurt anyone that helps you.
- On The Same Page - Both agree on the same thing
- Pass the buck - Pass the blame or Avoid responsibility by giving it to someone else.
• 22 June 2011 • 76 notes
- Tintinnabulation - the ringing or sound of bells.
- Bailiwick - a person’s area of skill, knowledge, authority, or work: to confine suggestions to one’s own bailiwick.
- Fortuitous - coming or happening by a lucky chance
- Felicitous - Well chosen or suited to the circumstances; fortunate.
- Myriad - Innumerable
• 20 June 2011 • 36 notes
Some Odd Phobias
- Ancraophobia- Fear of wind.
- Cacophobia- Fear of ugliness.
- Caligynephobia- Fear of beautiful women.
- Didaskaleinophobia- Fear of going to school.
- Dikephobia- Fear of justice.
- Ecclesiophobia- Fear of church.
- Eleutherophobia- Fear of freedom.
- Euphobia- Fear of hearing good news.
- Gallophobia or Galiophobia- Fear France or French culture.
- Hedonophobia- Fear of feeling pleasure.
- Kathisophobia- Fear of sitting down.
- Leukophobia- Fear of the color white.
- Omphalophobia- Fear of belly buttons.
- Osmophobia or Osphresiophobia- Fear of smells or odors.
- Paraskavedekatriaphobia- Fear of Friday the 13th.
- Parthenophobia- Fear of virgins or young girls.
- Phobophobia- Fear of phobias.
- Plutophobia- Fear of wealth.
- Pogonophobia- Fear of beards.
- Russophobia- Fear of Russians.
- Somniphobia- Fear of sleep.
- Uranophobia or Ouranophobia- Fear of heaven.
• 19 June 2011 • 120 notes
- Jack Frost - If everything has frozen in winter, then Jack Frost has visited.
- Movers and shakers - Dynamic, important people who can get things done quickly and are influential are the movers and shakers.
- Go through the mill - If you go through the mill, you have a very unpleasant experience. If you put someone through the mill, you make them undergo an unpleasant experience.
- Paint the town red - If you go out for a night out with lots of fun and drinking, you paint the town red.
- Rack and ruin - If something or someone goes to rack and ruin, they are utterly destroyed or wrecked.
• 18 June 2011 • 33 notes
Top Ten Favorite Words (Not in the Dictionary)
- ginormous (adj): bigger than gigantic and bigger than enormous
- confuzzled (adj): confused and puzzled at the same time
- woot (interj): an exclamation of joy or excitement
- chillax (v): chill out/relax, hang out with friends
- cognitive displaysia (n): the feeling you have before you even leave the house that you are going to forget something and not remember it until you’re on the highway
- gription (n): the purchase gained by friction: “My car needs new tires because the old ones have lost their gription.”
- phonecrastinate (v): to put off answering the phone until caller ID displays the incoming name and number
- slickery (adj): having a surface that is wet and icy
- snirt (n): snow that is dirty, often seen by the side of roads and parking lots that have been plowed
- lingweenie (n): a person incapable of producing neologisms
• 14 June 2011 • 82 notes