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Nov
30
comment What do you call a sense of pride without the fickleness?
That's perfect, @AHuman
Nov
30
comment What do you call a sense of pride without the fickleness?
@deadrat sure, spread it around. When I get it back up, it'll be the best website on the internets.
Nov
8
comment Can you respect a belief you don't agree with, and that you find morally reprehensible?
That's a truly bizarre notion to me, and renders the use superfluous. Maybe that's why I've never heard it in that context. Perhaps that context is religious? Something akin to "respecting your parents" being a maxim, even if they molest and beat you? I wonder how that came to be? Trying to make sense of word that clearly doesn't belong, so it lost it's meaning.
Nov
7
comment Can you respect a belief you don't agree with, and that you find morally reprehensible?
But, you're defining respect now in your example by the lack of a show of disrespect.. That's Cartesian. I will consider every belief. That's part of the process of discarding it for a valid reason. Does that mean I respect everything that has entered my mind?
Nov
7
comment Can you respect a belief you don't agree with, and that you find morally reprehensible?
@deadrat no, so your contention is that respect is more related to admiration?
Oct
14
comment Are there any differences between “I believe” vs “I think” vs “I reckon”?
This is the total opposite of what everyone else has suggested and hardly makes sense. So using these definitions you'd say, "I used to believe gravity exists as a force of nature, but after discovering the Higgs boson I don't just believe it exists, I think it exists."
Jun
12
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@Daniel I forgot that on this and other SE sites, democracy is a low priority. It's just like typically ballot access suppression.
May
23
comment How would you apply the idiom “I'm $verb'ed out” to “eat”?
But, what if you want to use the generic to imply all foods.
Nov
18
comment If you're starting a sentence with “and” or another conjunction, must you follow the conjunction with a comma?
@tchrist the word comma doesn't appear at all in the supposed "dupe" and it is prime to my question.
Oct
16
comment “Was” and “were”, which is correct in this context? Can a mood be established in a terminating clause?
Nope. I meant what I wrote. They are in opposition. In electoral parlance, to turn out in opposition means to show up at the polls.
Oct
3
comment Single-word synonym for a “pedantic rule-follower”?
Because when I think Nazi, I think someone who follows the rules.
Oct
3
comment What do you call an item that appeals to a human urge but is unnatural?
I already replied to Meta, I assume he deleted that response.. Sorry viewers. He has to get the final say.
Aug
7
comment Word meaning “convert a variable value to a constant value”
I'm just telling you what they say.
Aug
7
comment Word meaning “convert a variable value to a constant value”
Wiktionary disagrees. Stop trolling.
Aug
5
comment What do you call an item that appeals to a human urge but is unnatural?
Ok, prove something like that exists.
Aug
5
comment What do you call an item that appeals to a human urge but is unnatural?
Name one thing that is supernatural and exists?
Aug
5
comment What do you call an item that appeals to a human urge but is unnatural?
It was relevant. It gave an example of something supernatural -- unlike Chocolate Cake, which is just supernormal.
Aug
4
comment What do you call an item that appeals to a human urge but is unnatural?
@tchrist you're on fire today.
Aug
4
comment What do you call an item that appeals to a human urge but is unnatural?
I'm tempted to accept this answer, even though it wasn't the one I was looking for! Well done Captain. Seldom in [single-word-choice] do you get a better answer then the one you were expecting.
Jul
26
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@Flexo it was stupidly dismissive, I didn't start my campaign for justice with ELU. I started it on day 1 on MSO.