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bio website lordscree.blogspot.com
location Bristol, UK
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Sep
11
awarded  Popular Question
Sep
9
comment What is a word for someone who intentionally ignores other people a lot?
+1 for deaf. As someone who finds it difficult to hear when there is a lot of background noise, I expect I have been misunderstood as aloof or snobbish or simply rude in the past. In reality, I just haven't heard what's been said (or I've misunderstood what's been said), so I've either responded with an apparently tangential or unconnected reply, or failed to respond.
Aug
14
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
14
answered What is the converse of “hence”?
Feb
8
comment Are “Fish in a barrel” and “Sitting ducks” similar?
If the fish had guns, they'd get all their ducks in a row and save on ammo.
Nov
2
awarded  Yearling
Oct
7
comment Is there a passive for the sentence “Be quiet.”?
How about "It would be wonderful if quietness was observed, now."?
Oct
4
revised What's wrong with this sentence?
Removed the reference to the specific text editor in question
Oct
3
accepted What's wrong with this sentence?
Oct
3
asked What's wrong with this sentence?
Sep
26
comment Is “He picked up a quarrel” correct?
+1 for the short-wave radio operator example :D
Sep
26
comment Pronouncing x in the name of a CD product
@Hellion I'm a geek too, and I've heard it called speed and times in equal measure and hardly ever ecks. shrugs I'd probably opt for speed, although in your example: 48 speed CD-ROM, 2 times compression.
Sep
25
awarded  Critic
Sep
25
answered Word for people who change their opinions easily?
Sep
4
comment “For <xxx> sake” - which variant is more common?
Shouldn't the third option be "for Jesus' sake"? But either way, my vote would (sadly) go for "for f**k's sake", often abbreviated to "ffs" and used very frequently in common language on the internet.
Jul
27
comment A word for something that is both useful and beautiful
@AlbeyAmakiir I love that reference. Am I correct in thinking it implies that anything that is beautiful is intrinsically useful?
Jun
6
accepted Does the term “garbledy gook” have racist origins?
Jun
1
comment Does the term “garbledy gook” have racist origins?
Why did you add that as a comment and not an answer?
Jun
1
asked Does the term “garbledy gook” have racist origins?
Jun
1
answered Correct usage of “persons” (vs. “people”)