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Mar
25
comment What to call Primary School + High School, but not College
Primary, secondary, and postsecondary is what we use. I work in the education field. The line between primary and secondary (7?, 8? 9?) can be fuzzy sometimes but I generally see P-8 as primary, 9-12 as secondary, and anything additional as postsecondary.
Mar
25
comment Is there a word or phrase for walking into a room to get something but then forgetting what you went in there to get?
What you want is sort of the opposite of treppenwitz or l'esprit de l'escalier. I can't think of an English word/name for what you want. Perhaps you could craft something using those as a jumping off point?
Feb
4
answered Advertise a House for RENT - how to describe it positively when its completely run-down
Dec
18
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Nov
28
comment Adjective for someone who is an a-hole?
Love opprobrious. In keeping with the "origin" of the original suggested word, I note that fecal can be used as an adjective. I further note that while I've never heard someone described as fecal, the sentence "That person is so fecal-like, they double parked in a handicap spot" is rather amusing.
Nov
28
answered What's the correct pronunciation of “Israel”?
Nov
28
comment Capitalization with parentheses at the beginning of a slide bullet point
I also don't know of a rule and I also think the second one looks better.
Feb
4
comment A does the same B as does C
@DavidSchwartz Yeah, that's why I made my comment a comment and not an answer. I agree with you that I don't think either is wrong per se, but I figured even though my ear liked it one way, somebody else's would like it the other way. Cheers.
Feb
3
comment A does the same B as does C
I don't think there is a special rule (I may be wrong). To my ear, "as does C" just sounds better than "as C does". "As C does" sounds like "where's the library at?". I don't think either is wrong.
Dec
18
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Dec
2
comment What's the appropriate response to the question “How are you doing”?
"How you doin'?" is the favorite pick up line of Joey from the US TV series Friends. Is that what you are asking about?
Nov
25
comment Leaders Lead By Solutions
I actually quite like 'Leaders lead with solutions.' Doesn't seem clunky to me. +1
Nov
19
revised Can you use “Goldilocks” as an adjective?
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Nov
15
answered Can you use “Goldilocks” as an adjective?
Nov
15
comment Can you use “Goldilocks” as an adjective?
@WS2 I've not heard yet (you could be the first!), but if someone were to describe their garden by saying "...and we had these Jack and the Beanstalk sized broccoli heads this year" I would understand them to mean the broccoli was large. I think we should start a trend of such once upon a time speech!
Nov
12
answered How to end a question with 2 objects and 2 prepositions
Nov
4
comment what do you call the feeling of pain addict have before using drug?
Or jonesing if you want to be less clinical. Although there is no real connotation of pain with jonesing- only need.
Oct
2
answered Which sentence is most acceptable when describing the current time period?
Sep
25
answered Is the valediction “see you later, alligator” used in English?
Sep
25
answered Does “Turtles all the way down” mean endless continuation / exercise of something like ‘peeling onions,’’ or it represents for sophism?