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May
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revised blind in/from/of one eye
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Apr
14
comment “…as interesting as you think” vs “…as interesting as you'd think”?
Robusto is exactly right, but it also bears mentioning that the common phrase is definitely "as you'd think"
Apr
14
comment Better names for single component and composite component
Not a very helpful answer, but the composite design pattern uses the term "component" for what you are describing: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Composite_pattern#Structure When it's a component that has sub-components, it's called a "composite". That's definitely not intuitive, though.
Feb
26
comment Arguing the moral point with no evidence but ideas
Let's say you were to use the word evidence. What would the sentence you write look like? I'm not really getting what you want a word like this for.
Feb
26
answered “Nothing but” + adjective?
Feb
12
comment Meaning of “So yeah”
In my personal experience, it's more than "over". It's more like saying "QED" or "I've finished making my point". I've also used it as in "Everything is ready for tonight. So, yeah, I don't think we'll have a problem."
Feb
4
comment “I love it that”, or “I love that”
Good question. "I love it that X" is definitely something you can say in spoken AE, but I don't think I've seen a construct like that for any other verb.
Feb
3
asked Where did the idea of using X to mean 'Extra' first start?
Dec
2
comment What's a synonym for “ready to ship”
I'm an Amazon employee who works with packaging and think about these distinctions a lot. Is this product ready to ship in the sense that I could throw it into a UPS truck immediately, or is it simply available to be ordered?
Oct
29
comment Using article “the” when addressing a general category in an article
I definitely agree that your way sounds fine too for exactly that reason.
Oct
29
answered Using article “the” when addressing a general category in an article
Oct
28
comment Is “What the problem isn't, is that they're too attentive” an oxymoron?
Not every way we can string together words in English is valid so it's not necessarily the case that any of those sentences have a "polarity". I don't know if they are "technically" correct by exact grammar rules but they are certainly hard to understand -- even the phrase "what the problem is" at the beginning of a sentence feels a little off to me. Instead, say something like "The problem isn't that they're too attentive."
Oct
28
comment What does “So you are going to be famous ?!” express?
This seems like more a subjective discussion of how human conversation works rather than the rules of language. The statement "So you are going to be famous?" is indeed a question that can be responded to, for example, with "Yes, we are the opening act in tomorrow's big concert!" or "No, because it's just a school gig." "So you're going to be famous!" could also just be an exclamation where no actual response is expected, but someone is just expressing their amazement that someone is getting famous. I guess it depends on context.
Sep
26
accepted Word that means 'most common example'?
Sep
26
asked Word that means 'most common example'?
Sep
23
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Aug
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Jul
27
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Jul
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Jul
11
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