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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”)
May
31
comment A text has an introduction, a body, and a …?
Blurb would be more like a summary or abstract. Plus isn't it a bit colloquial?
May
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Mar
8
awarded  Commentator
Mar
8
comment Change of Number(?) for “does” used with “this”
But why was the word "needs" in the first sentence? Presumably the first sentence could be re-written "This will need to come out eventually.". Is the absence of "will" responsible for the need for the extra "s"?
Feb
29
comment What is the word to describe “the gaining of full control over an ability or power you already have”?
I reluctantly agree with @sam. Absolute control cannot exist without complete understanding, but complete understanding does not necessarily imply absolute control.
Feb
24
answered What is the word to describe “the gaining of full control over an ability or power you already have”?
Jan
9
comment What's the opposite of “concatenate” in programming?
@Gnawme decapitation is usually only one-way. On a similar, but completely unrelated tangent, if you "decapitulate", is that the same as surrendering, then (whilst your enemy is patting you down to look for hidden weapons) kneeing him or her in the private parts? (I'll stop now...)
Jan
6
comment What does “tell us know what you think” mean?
+1 for spell-checker auto-"correcting" to a grammatically incorrect sentence. That's exactly how I would assume such a sentence would come about. Except in cases where the author has read someone else's mistake elsewhere and thinks it means something.. :D
Jan
6
comment What's the opposite of “concatenate” in programming?
Not to be confused with "decapitate" ^^
Jan
6
accepted “If you or your colleague has” or “If you or your colleague have”?
Jan
6
comment “If you or your colleague has” or “If you or your colleague have”?
On second thoughts... technically "you" is singular in this case, and so is "your colleague"...
Jan
6
comment “If you or your colleague has” or “If you or your colleague have”?
Good explanation, good citation and it happens to agree with the result I chose. Cheers @Jay I should have mentioned I was looking for the British English definition, but that's my fault, not yours or anyone else's :)
Jan
6
awarded  Scholar