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Jan
20
comment Is this correct usage of semi-colon?
"habits do not" actually is a complete sentence. It has both a noun (habits) and a verb (do).
Jan
20
comment what do you call a civilized person?
When you say "civilized", you mean someone who is part of a civilization? Or do you mean someone who uses good manners (as opposed to a savage)?
Jan
13
comment Noun for “things that could be improved”
Your example would be "suggestions". However, that's probably not what your looking for. You might try to find a different example.
Dec
12
comment Thanks. You got it
For example, I often say "No problem" or "Sure thing". Neither of those really make sense.
Dec
7
comment Word for a Person Skilled in Handicraft
Yes, I do realize that. I didn't notice that his answer originally included handicrafter when I posted mine, though. My mistake for being human I guess. Feel free to down vote into oblivion. I stand by this as well the most accurate answer, though, as I don't believe in the word handicraftsman. But hey, we all have opinions and we can all rant, can't we?
Dec
5
comment Word for a Person Skilled in Handicraft
I was the first with handicrafter, with definition and usage link. I didn't "use ermanen's handicrafter", rather he pulled from my answer (check the edit history). Also, I'm providing a canonical answer with all the options that I see valid. Still, thank you for explaining the anonymous downvote
Dec
4
comment Word for a Person Skilled in Handicraft
There ya go... downvote with no comment. good plan.
Sep
17
comment Meaning of a “cheap person”
I agree with "despicable". "Stingy" really doesn't fit in this context at all, though.
Sep
17
comment “Order on behalf of”
Sure! At the time, it didn't seem like an answer, but now, reading over it again, it does. Posted.
Sep
16
comment “Order on behalf of”
@Sid In that situation, Jack would simply be the "doctor" or "provider". Kim, on the other hand, may be a "proxy" or "agent" or simply "nurse". This type of relationship tends to use professional titles rather than descriptive ones.
Sep
16
comment Meaning of “nine-to-five kind of person”?
I think the key is living a structured life and having an expected schedule. I can very easily see a nine-to-five person working nights or putting in a consistent 50 hour work week. The structure seems to be the key.
Sep
16
comment Meaning of “nine-to-five kind of person”?
@JoeBlow I completely agree. Although not just conservative, but structured. Some people thrive on routine. These are nine-to-five type of people.
Sep
16
comment what is the meaning of “bag the job”
I thought this was originally "It's in the bag" meaning that the object (person/place/thing) was already acquired. From there, it was changed into the verb "to bag", meaning you're getting it into the bag or acquiring it. Pure speculation, though.
May
7
comment A word for a joke so poorly told and so unfunny that one cannot help but laugh
I believe the important distinction is the "at the person’s failed attempt to deliver a punch line". English doesn't really have anything like this. Everything close is in reference to the joke.
May
6
comment What do models do on the catwalk?
@user867 Aah, perfect! Thanks for the example and support. "Marching on a paradae" definitely sounds like protest.
May
5
comment What do models do on the catwalk?
Also, I believe that people march in parades. Compare that to being "on parade", which is somewhat different (though I can't pinpoint how).
May
5
comment What do models do on the catwalk?
Yes, this is correct. Also, I've always heard that they "walk the catwalk" not "walk on the catwalk". +1
May
1
comment Singular of “dice”
I always thought that the "die is cast" was referring to die casting rather than casting a die. Huh. It does make more sense, though.
Nov
7
comment Is “bolded” a word?
When coining words, I personally try to avoid conjugating them, or else it sounds odd. Using words that are already part of the language is something else...
Nov
6
comment Antonym of “faction”
Of course, it's possible to get into "the minority faction" vs "the majority faction" when there are two separate factions.