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//TODO Glorious Lies

Jul
21
comment Meaning of “But I repeat myself” in Mark Twain's quote?
@medica from the out of context snippet of the book in the question, the two reasonable interpretations I can make are that Richard is either teasing her with the Twain remark; or that his initial congratulations were joking/mocking and that he disapproves of what Florentina did. Without having it the book I can't say if either of those fit with the remainder of the book.
Jul
11
comment What is the origin of “dox” and “doxing”?
My assumption's always been that it was be a combination of changing the noun docs (short for documents) to dox (x substitution as part of leet speak) and then verbing it. I've never seen the claim that 'tracing' was ever part of the original term before today.
Jul
3
comment What does “head the bill” mean?
I've seen "headline artist/etc" or "headliner" to refer to the most important performer more often than anything with top in it. Is top more commonly used in the UK?
Jun
25
comment Is the word “Galapagos” transferable into adjective and verb to mean “outdated, fossilized” in English?
@mplungjan old phone networks linger for ever. It was only about a decade ago that most of the world shut down 1g analog systems. I don't know about where you live; but the 4 major US carriers are planning to continue operating their primary 2g networks for 2.5 to 6.5(?) or more years. (2.5 is ATT pulling its plug on jan1 2017, 6.5 is VZW being ambiguous about if 2021's the soonest they may shut it down or the longest they'll keep it up - I've seen both claims but never the original statement.)
Jun
16
awarded  Constituent
Jun
9
awarded  Caucus
Jun
5
comment An Exocentric compound for Children
@IlmariKaronen In general conversation I know very few people who make the distinction between pines, firs, spruce, etc. eg "We cut down the pine tree for Christmas yesterday." "What kind?" "A blue spruce."
Jun
4
comment An Exocentric compound for Children
@AmirAsghari Christmas trees are pines; even in parts of the US where they're not commonly grown I'd expect almost all children to know what they are.
May
22
revised Does the word Effortless imply a negative or a positive comment?
Fixed wording of title, split text into multiple sentences.
May
22
suggested suggested edit on Does the word Effortless imply a negative or a positive comment?
May
7
comment Is there a less colloquial word (noun or adjective) to describe an “attention whore”?
In American English this isn't a good fit because exhibitionist is normally used to refer to someone who exposes parts of his/her body that are normally concealed outside of clothing optional areas.
May
7
comment “School Students” — what, like there's any other kind of student?
@MattЭллен something like that (typically a consumer type passenger van) is typically used to either transport small groups of students for field trips or to take students to/from school when they're too widely dispersed to make a bus practical. ex for specialty regional schools (vocational, art, remedial, gifted, etc).
Apr
22
comment “Seize the night” vs. “Enjoy the night”
in other words, it's Latin for YOLO?
Mar
6
comment Word or term for an argument that is inherently true
@KitFox Clearly not a golfer...
Dec
3
answered What do you call a person who keeps on going despite setbacks? (in one word, a noun)
Nov
30
awarded  Yearling
Nov
5
answered A word for blowing air into baby's tummy to make him(her) laugh
Oct
21
comment A person who shares or likes or retweets everything they come across?
@bib I'm partial to Twidiot/Twitiot
Sep
23
comment Do synonyms exactly stand for the same
@Michael Your comment is only relevant if English doesn't have any deadwood in it?
Aug
1
comment The difference between Cool and Cold
of course comfort levels are very relative, so both Makky and his friend could have been right: cupola.com/html/wordplay/thermo1.htm (slightly exaggerated)