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Jul
25
comment What name would you give to data about a person's illnesses, ailments, diseases and medical condition?
I think I'll go with Case History as it is widely understood to mean exactly what I am asking, or it comes very close.
Jul
25
comment What name would you give to data about a person's illnesses, ailments, diseases and medical condition?
Very nice, Kiran. Thank you very much. Most useful answer so far.
Jul
25
comment What name would you give to data about a person's illnesses, ailments, diseases and medical condition?
I just edited my question to clarify my intent.
Jul
25
comment What name would you give to data about a person's illnesses, ailments, diseases and medical condition?
Very good answer. Compels me to clarify my question a bit. This answer is a candidate for the right answer. I'll just wait until, and if not.
Jul
25
comment What name would you give to data about a person's illnesses, ailments, diseases and medical condition?
Not really. The qualification history completely distracts from what I am trying to express here.
Jun
3
comment What's the word for something that's too direct and plain rather than poetic?
@Dave: LOL! :-)
Aug
24
comment What's the word for a party to whom a business proposal is made?
Thank you. That's something new I just learnt. A legal phrase, perhaps?
Aug
22
comment What's the word for a party to whom a business proposal is made?
Beautiful. Thanks much much.
Jan
24
comment What word means “the people in one's life”?
That's just perfect. I would have suggested that word but I was too late.
Jan
24
comment What word means “the people in one's life”?
Beautiful. A great example of how familiar words can be used to create surprisingly interesting usage.
Jan
23
comment Are there popular English sayings to express “Big fuss, tiny result”?
Beautiful! I love it. But I'm a little suspicious of its meaning being "showing off but having no substance," as of someone who makes an ostentatious display of talent or wealth but has it not. Could you please elaborate on the meaning of the phrase?
Jan
23
comment Written date formats in US English: how jarring is it to use the UK format?
In this situation, I find the use the of the word jarring jarring.
Jan
22
comment What's the word for something that's too direct and plain rather than poetic?
That's a nice little poem. Thanks for sharing. I apologize if my comment came across as being racist. I didn't intend it to be. I enjoy drinking from all waters. I just think that a certain genre of contemporary speech, esp. one that draws on contemporary American slang, is detrimental to the thinking mind. For instance, Americanisms such as 'shoot the breeze', 'brew a pop' and 'take a stab at it,' corrupt the language and leave little aid for the imagination when they're used as a generalization, esp. when the thing to be taken a stab at isn't stab-worthy but a task at hand.
Jan
22
comment What's the word for something that's too direct and plain rather than poetic?
My head hurts, @EdwinAshworth. But I do like to take your suggestion and twist it to my needs a bit. I am now likely to use the expression 'of the kitchen-sink' variety where I intend to mean 'of garden variety.' I think that's a very appealing substitute. Thanks for sharing it.
Jan
22
comment What's the word for something that's too direct and plain rather than poetic?
Crossed a few wires, @EdwinAshworth?
Jan
22
comment What's the word for something that's too direct and plain rather than poetic?
Ah, but I see now that my usage of the word 'tiresome' triggered your response. In that context, it is totally appropriate. Thanks many.
Jan
22
comment What's the word for something that's too direct and plain rather than poetic?
Though I don't really think that that's the word I was looking for in this case, I do appreciate the website you shared. I think that's an immensely useful resource to any writer. So, thanks a great deal. I don't quite like the word choppy as much, in the same vein as I dislike many other Americanisms. They offer very little for the imagination.
Jan
22
comment What is it called when a snake is showing its head when angry?
You're right. Though I believe the original poster has a picture in mind of a hooded snake. So it seems.
Jan
22
comment What's the word for something that's too direct and plain rather than poetic?
Thank you all for the brilliant discussion and your learned company. I love English and your intelligent commentary delights.
Jan
22
comment What's the word for something that's too direct and plain rather than poetic?
Thank you for the wonderful suggestions. I especially love the sound of the last two words you listed and have taken special attention towards them. They go into my list of active writing vocabulary. As for the best answer so far, I believe yours and the one I have marked are on a tie. I had to choose one, so I chose the other.