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My Favorite Lists

 By Scott E. Roeben

 

Top 10 Insects

10. Cucumber beetle.

9. Wood nymph.

8. Tumblebug.

7. Gall midge.

6. Buffalo carpet beetle.

5. Katydid.

4. Warble fly.

3. Tiger swallowtail.

2. Thrips.

1. Screwworm.


Top 10 Shorebirds

10. Stone curlew.

9. Willet.

8. Stint.

7. Plover.

6. Corn Crake.

5. Bittern.

4. Oystercatcher.

3. Sacred ibis.

2. Lily-trotter.

1. Godwit.


Top Ten Diseases or Infestations

10. Frambesia.

9. Hookworm.

8. Pertussis.

7. Xanthoma.

6. Thrush.

5. Pinkeye.

4. Croup.

3. Byssinosis.

2. Mastitis.

1. Cowpox.


Top Ten Animal Groupings

10. Skulk (Group of foxes.)

9. Murmuration (Starlings.)

8. Gam (Whales.)

7. Bale (Turtles.)

6. Clowder (Cats.)

5. Muster (Peacocks.)

4. Exaltation (Larks.)

3. Bed (Snakes.)

2. Husk (Hares.)

1. Confusion (Guines fowls.)


Top Ten Shrubs

10. Coralberry.

9. Night jasmine.

8. Whin.

7. Prickly ash.

6. Jojoba.

5. Divi-divi.

4. Milkwort.

3. Quassia.

2. Tamarisk.

1. Smilax.


Top Ten Geological Periods or Eating Verbs

10. Cenozoic.

9. Triassic.

8. Azoic.

7. Holocene.

6. Precambrian.

5. Ordovician.

4. Pliocene.

3. Silurian.

2. Cretaceous.

1. Gobble.


Top Ten Slang Terms for a Caboose

10. Ape wagon.

9. Shanty.

8. Cook shack.

7. Doodlebug.

6. Bazoo wagon.

5. Kipps.

4. Sun parlor.

3. Cracker box.

2. Strawberry patch.

1. Brain cage.


Top Ten Saws

10. Fret.

9. Kerf.

8. Pruning.

7. Trock.

6. Reciprocating.

5. Sweepback.

4. Pitsaw.

3. Hikimawashi.

2. Skewback.

1. Helicoidal.


Top Ten Phobias

10. Coprophobia (Fear of feces.)

9. Xerophobia (Dry places.)

8. Onomatophobia (Particular word.)

7. Aerophobia (Drafts of fresh air.)

6. Dipsophobia (Drunkenness.)

5. Gephyrophobia (Crossing bridges.)

4. Emetophobia (Vomiting.)

3. Eisoptrophobia (Mirrors.)

2. Bathophobia (Deep places.)

1. Odontophobia (Teeth.)


Top Ten Mixed Drinks or Styles of Art

10. Pointilism.

9. Kamakura.

8. Kamikaze.

7. Wu-wu.

6. Velvet hammer.

5. Abstract expressionism.

4. Pink squirrel.

3. Rococo.

2. Neoclassicism.

1. Slippery nipple.


Top Ten Kinds of Lace or Conjunctions

10. Although.

9. Till.

8. Raised Point.

7. Whilst.

6. Valenciennes.

5. Whence.

4. Forasmuch as.

3. Ergo.

2. Tatting.

1. Carrickmacross.


Top Ten Undergarments or Nautical Terms

10. G-string.

9. Wigwag.

8. Turn turtle.

7. Thermals.

6. Shimmy.

5. Breakwater.

4. Farthingale.

3. Cutty sark.

2. Crinoline.

1. Horse latitudes.


Top Ten Hair Styles or Parts of a Running Shoe

10. Eye stay.

9. Outsole.

8. Trim.

7. Spit curl.

6. Tail.

5. Foxing.

4. Studs.

3. Cow lick.

2. Tongue.

1. Conk.


Top Ten Juicer Parts or Torture Devices

10. Gear bracket.

9. Pressure cup.

8. Anlace.

7. Strainer cone.

6. Rack.

5. Bumper.

4. Iron maiden.

3. Column.

2. Cup support.

1. Reamer.


Top Ten Shuttle Parts or Contraceptive Devices

10. Cervical cap.

9. Bilateral tubal ligation.

8. Loop.

7. Rotating service structure.

6. Umbilical plate.

5. Orbiter forward thrusters.

4. Tail service mast.

3. Split rudder.

2. Carbon-layered forward wing edge.

1. Beanie cap.

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