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accepted Origin of *sheerleg* in reference to marine cranes
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Jan
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comment Person who doesn't want to listen to others' personal feelings
@JoshuaLamusga, I wasn't bothered by Lightness's comments, but bemused. I think people who are insensitive/callous/heartless won't want to listen to others going on about their feelings, but I don't mean to suggest the converse, because there are other reasons for not wanting to listen. I mentioned self-centered and self-absorbed persons. Or people may be in a hurry, or tightly focused, or ADD, etc.
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revised Person who doesn't want to listen to others' personal feelings
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Dec
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answered What is less harsh than “brainwashing”?
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accepted History of pronunciation of “moiety”
Nov
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revised What's single word for fake image?
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Nov
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comment What, in the context of time, is the equivalent of “equidistant”
@EdwinAshworth, I agree one would never say “A and B are ___ from C” because there is no way to say “___” and have it really be “___”. But one might very well write “A and B are ___ from C” when setting a problem. (It also seems to me that your comment “You'd never say 'A and B are ___ from C'” is not relevant to Moussa's question or my answer.)
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revised What is the word for when someone gives you something for free instead of charging you for it?
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revised Is there a word for a 60th of a second?
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revised Is there a familiar phrase for spending too much time on something?
add Knuth quote & cart horse stuff
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comment What is the opposite of “preaching to the choir”?
@CalebBernard, regarding your first sentence, that is ok because the question as phrased is asking what the one who doesn't want to listen can say.
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comment How should “midnight on…” be interpreted?
@chux, yes, of course; that's the usual nature of UTC times.
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