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May
1
comment “Far side of the Moon” in fewer words?
To Floyd-ian boon, you seek to shorten the dark side of the moon, if a portmanteau will do, I suggest posterilune.
Apr
30
comment Is “Canuck” offensive?
@Sam However there is a difference because Canuck describes those on the team, while Redskin describes a minority not particularly represented on the team. See Alain's answer.
Apr
24
comment Is there a word to describe a person who likes chaos?
Gadfly is another useful special case. Thank you. The portmanteau is amusing, and the dnd reference appreciated. I also considered CG, and part of the question came from that situation.
Apr
23
comment The usage of “a little bit”
@FumbleFingers yes, this is a good point!
Apr
23
comment Is there a word to describe a person who likes chaos?
Thanks Neil. This seems to be a real puzzler.
Apr
23
comment Is there a word to describe a person who likes chaos?
An amusing exemplification of why maniac wont work is manic organization. :P Also, unfortunately the other three add too much weight. Thanks though.
Apr
23
comment Is there a word to describe a person who likes chaos?
It possible you could claim that a person with the aforementioned traits is a bedlamite, but this is not what I am going for here.
Apr
23
comment Is there a word to describe a person who likes chaos?
that comment captures well my dismay at searching for this word!
Apr
23
comment Is there a word to describe a person who likes chaos?
Chaotic isn't quite right. To say a person is chaotic is different than those traits I describe above. But I do agree that mania does not imply chaos.
Apr
23
comment Is there a word to describe a person who likes chaos?
This is good. I do wish pandemoniac referred to a person rather than a setting, but I agree I could get away with this. I could be perverse and say pandemaniac ;) which is a good compromise among your answers. :)
Apr
23
comment Is there a word to describe a person who likes chaos?
This is amusing, and in a certain sense fine. But it isn't quite ok. I understand punning on entropy, but actually the latin doesn't translate the way we would like. en.wiktionary.org/wiki/entro
Apr
23
comment Is there a word to describe a person who likes chaos?
Both useful answers. To be honest, I had an even more nefarious connotation that mischievous. These are both great substitutes in the right situation.
Apr
23
comment Is there a word to describe a person who likes chaos?
Ya, I definitely am not thinking of anarchy. But I can see the relation.
Oct
13
comment What do you infer from this sentence “X is not Y or Z”?
Martinho is exactly right, and this is the reason for the confusion of your comment. Notice in my comment I use parenthesis. It is for exactly this reason! However, now I think you get the idea.
Oct
13
comment What do you infer from this sentence “X is not Y or Z”?
J D is correct, applying the rule of that post here states that "X is not Y or Z" corresponds to "X is not Y or X is not X". In symbolic logic where n corresponds to not, we have X=n(Y v Z) if and only if X=nY ^ nZ. This is referred to as one of De-Morgan's Laws.
Oct
8
comment “That” or “which”? Does it matter?
Is this true?! If this is in fact correct, thank you for pointing this out, as I had no idea. :/ +1 for now, but can you give a reference? Not that I think you are lying, but I am a bit paranoid now with respect to colloquialisms vs rules. This site is making me ever more nervous.
Oct
8
comment “That” or “which”? Does it matter?
Ok, thanks Tatilati
Oct
8
comment Would or Could, in a list of questions, is the first verb always the correct choice?
@Noldorin At the risk of becoming embroiled a) this should be discussed in meta b)your last comment is completely untrue, I have not demonstrated any "lack of decent behavior", and I cannot even fathom what to which you are referring, I ask you to engage me in a respectable way by email(bryan(dot)mysecondname(at)gmail) so that we can resolve this misunderstanding. I have no desire to create this sort of conflict on ANY SE site, and I have never acted in a way that should be perceived as a personal attack. ShreevatsaR is exactly correct in that it was your answer I was critizing, not you.
Oct
8
comment “That” or “which”? Does it matter?
I am sorry for the partial dupe, I tried searching around, but I guess I still missed them.
Oct
8
comment “That” or “which”? Does it matter?
Ah carp! Well now what should I do about acceptance of this answer :/