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Mar
14
comment Adjective to describe a “try hard”
I have looked for a word for this myself. I think I settled on spoil-sport.
Feb
28
comment “ Water under the fridge ”
@Jim I think blaming the OP is pretty absurd here; if you're interested in correcting someone, I believe the onus falls on you to verify what you're saying. I do however apologize for suspecting you down-voted; it seemed logical that based on your comment, you might have done the deed.
Feb
28
comment “ Water under the fridge ”
@Jim In your attempt to correct me(and presumably the source of the down-vote, you failed to realize this line is from "Dumb and Dumber To", which came out in 2014. :rolls eyes:
Feb
17
comment What word means “not straight, white, and male”?
@Jim I would have said AND in the case you're thinking of. This has nothing to do with math/English.
Feb
15
comment What word means “not straight, white, and male”?
@Jim en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logical_disjunction
Feb
12
comment What word means “not straight, white, and male”?
@stevesliva This is quite good. Idk if it's exactly what I want, but close.
Feb
12
comment What word means “not straight, white, and male”?
@Jim Perhaps there was confusion, I do intend to include gay men, but I also intend to include straight women. I like the idea of trying to modify LGBTQ to include M for minority, but how do we get straight females in there. This is where I struggled.
Feb
12
comment What word means “not straight, white, and male”?
This was my first attempt myself, because the context that I'm using it in, these groups are minority(I am referring to novelists). However, I dislike the doubling up meaning on minority, because it suggests that I am only speaking about race(the most common dialogue in which minority is referenced). I like marginalized group, but I struggle with the fact that it is too general! I'm still not sure, I find that I kinda like one of the comment suggestions, so that might be my solution in the end. Thanks either way.
Feb
11
comment What word means “not straight, white, and male”?
A quick comment on "queer": this word is very close actually, but I think it's not quite sufficient for my purpose.
Jul
22
comment When did “while” and “whilst” become interchangeable?
@ickydog, exactly my point.
Jun
9
comment What are a stag's comrades called?
His wingmen? :P
May
31
comment What is a word or phrase for when an artist cannot live up to his (or another author's) earlier work?
In some contexts, "jumping the shark" is the moment which defines this downturn.
May
30
comment Scottish vs. scotch
Is that an Anchorman reference? ;)
May
30
comment Meaning and usage of “bite me”
Good answer, but for clarity I want to mention that in my experience, "bite me" is much less intense of a phrase than "go to hell". You kinda mention this, but I want to emphasize that often this phrase is often said as a super soft version of "stuff it".
May
29
comment Is there a specific word for “jolted from naïveté”?
Putting it in that context drastically changes things. I recommend you put that link in your question.
May
29
comment Is there a specific word for “jolted from naïveté”?
Ha! I was thinking of a written use. You make a good point, that spoken, this sounds a bit rough.
May
29
comment Difference between “should” and “ought to”
Good question! I have also wondered about this.
May
29
comment Is there a specific word for “jolted from naïveté”?
Sorry for the controversial nature of the example sentence. If it is too inappropriate, I can remove it.
May
29
comment Is there a specific word for “jolted from naïveté”?
Awesome question!
May
27
comment What's the origin of the word “geezer”?
Excellent answer, I am very happy to see that "old geezer" is not as redundant as I once thought.