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comment What is a single word for a person who, as a habit, exaggerates a lot when relating information?
George Bush called Al Gore a "serial exaggerator" leading up to the 2000 election.
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comment How broad is the definition of sodomy?
This makes good sense. I wonder about the town of Sodom way back in Bible times. Did the name of the town have any related meaning back then, or did it develop its negative meaning entirely after the fact? My only issue with your response is your citation of the Slate article. At the end the author makes this bogus claim, "The word "sodomy" itself is something of a misnomer, since the Bible contains no mention of homosexual conduct among the residents of Sodom." You would have to be almost completely Bible ignorant to believe this. But, I know many people are. Anyway, thanks for your answer.
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asked How broad is the definition of sodomy?
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comment How common is “thrice”?
There's nothing wrong with being a fundamentalist, as long as the fundamentals you adhere to are right.
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comment When did the word “so” begin to be used to start a sentence?
It's the suburban teeny bopper equivalent of "like".
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comment How did “defect” and “defect” come to have different pronunciations?
Whoops. All my 33 years I've never known there was a distinction in the pronunciation!
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revised What's the difference between “irritated” and “vexed”?
removed a meaningless phrase
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answered What's the difference between “irritated” and “vexed”?
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answered Just how offensive are the terms “retarded” and “gay”?
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comment Etymology of “count your blessings”
You've confused the popularity/name recognition of the author of the two songs with the influence of the songs themselves.
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comment Can this convoluted bit of “tax speak” be deciphered into plain English?
Instead of X and Z I think the appropriate variables are B and S.