Knolling: a verb for those who like things nice and kentucky


24 Responses to “Knolling: a verb for those who like things nice and kentucky”

  1. That_Anonymous_Coward says:


  2. acvik says:

    I invented that!

  3. awjt says:

    Time for your medication, Mr. Knoll.

  4. They do things differently in Texas, I think.  All the knolls there are grassy.  Good for shooting, apparently and the term has taken on a life of its own…

  5. Cowicide says:

    Janitors are some of the smartest people you’ll ever meet.  When I was in elementary school we had a soul-custodian (kind of like a mix of Chef from ‘South Park’ and JJ from ‘Good Times’) who was wiser than most of the teachers there.  I loved talking with and learning from him.

  6. Cowicide says:

    All I can think of is Photoshop.

  7. RJ says:

    That is like claws on a chalkboard to me. If you’re not using a set of tools, then you’re just making a mess by leaving them scattered around. It’s like a toddler scattering toys from the toy chest all over the house, because they have to be able to see the toys at all times. You’re an adult now! Try to cultivate a little propriety!

  8. When I do that to M&Ms, everybody just looks at me as though I’m weird.

    I’m not weird, am I?

    I’m not weird, am I?

    I’m not weird, am I?

    • niktemadur says:

      I think you’re ok because someone told me you have a minimalistic avatar,
      But what do you say, am I ok, too?
      No, seriously, am I?
      Really, I mean REALLY, AM I?

      Something along these lines happened to me once, my roommate’s friend’s roommate needed a place to crash for a night, and he went on all fucking night like this, his other topics of conversation extended no further than criticizing his roommate, boxing and how Billy Idol was the greatest thing since sliced bread.

  9. niktemadur says:

    And to neatly arrange your Kentucky bluegrass lawn may be called grassy knolling, but that term has acquired a negative connotation.

  10. NelC says:

    Presumably, my personal workspace is llonked?

  11. zeronumber says:

    i flash back to the scene in Pink Floyd (the Movie) whence Geldof as “Pink”  rearranges all the stuff in his suite, after his cosmic thrash trash meltdown. 

  12. Keith K says:

    what a great little word. I actually do this all the time in my work. I’m a photographer and when I shoot in studio, I often do this on a side table with lenses, flashes, cards, etc. Seeing everything at once helps me keep track of it all while I’m working and lets me find what I need without digging around in a bag. I learned to do this assisting more experienced photographers who would do it with rolls of film, camera backs, etc, So I know I must not be alone.

    According to this, it’s something we do here in Germany under the term ‘Stackenblochen’. But rest assured, we probably won’t start a war over you adopting the technique. :-) (Man, those war jokes get tiresome… but you have to make them to be respected as a proper German. Otherwise, those uniformed guys come slapping you. XD)

  14. Beanolini says:

    *Group all ‘like’ objects.

    This alone would cause me hours of indecision. ‘Like’ in what manner? Material? Function? Size? Shape? Colour?

  15. James B says:

    I’m working on knolling my tools like this, but using tool control foam so I can move  the tools to the project, whilst keeping them knolled.    Never knew there was a word for it.

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