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Apr
28
comment What non-religious expressions can I use instead of “Thank God”?
Much too long, I'd say.
Apr
28
comment What non-religious expressions can I use instead of “Thank God”?
Thank god is not used ubiquitously regardless of faith. Many atheists tend to use it less, and some try not to use it at all.
Apr
15
comment What's the opposite of “in X's favor”?
@Hellion: I want a more flowery figure of speech. You can tell me that none exists, and that's a valid answer.
Apr
15
comment What's the opposite of “in X's favor”?
@Hellion: "Rules against you" - more the rhetorical opposite of "rules for you". As for ruling in favor of my opponent - while that's a logical equivalent, it's not a rhetorical one...
Apr
15
comment What's the opposite of “in X's favor”?
@Elian A-ha! Maybe what I'm looking for is an expression using "tort", which is a word used in English, after all.
Apr
15
comment What's the opposite of “in X's favor”?
@Elian: The French is very interesting in this case. What's the opposite in French of "donner raison a" ?
Apr
14
comment What's the opposite of “in X's favor”?
"rule against you" is more like the opposite of "rule for you" (like "find for you" and "find against you"). I want that, you know, literary shade of the 'favor'.
Apr
14
comment What's the opposite of “in X's favor”?
"against the favor" is not the opposite of "in the favor". IMHO.
Apr
14
asked What's the opposite of “in X's favor”?
Mar
17
comment What's a less-artificial-sounding word for “up-to-date” and “up-to-date-ness”?
Can you explain why you think that would be a good choice?
Mar
17
comment What's a less-artificial-sounding word for “up-to-date” and “up-to-date-ness”?
ubiquitous and pervasie are not relevant here. As for "modern", modern things are not necessarily up-to-date, I don't believe that's implied in the word. "current" have more of the right implication, but this would be confused with "transpiring right now", at least in some contexts; and if I write about "the currency of X" it sounds like I'm talking about money. ... I don't now...
Mar
17
comment What's a less-artificial-sounding word for “up-to-date” and “up-to-date-ness”?
What about the noun form of these?
Mar
14
comment A word that means “taking your time and doing things correctly”
But you can't really imagine someone being both meticulous and quick; or at least, less so. Or punctilious and quick. At least that's how I feel. Anyway, "taking their time" does not mean the time is sufficient, less than sufficient or more than sufficient to get the job done - it just means done without any haste or rush, or even at a slow pace,
Mar
14
comment A word that means “taking your time and doing things correctly”
If you're a "diligent" work, does that really imply you're "taking your time with things"?
Mar
14
comment A word that means “taking your time and doing things correctly”
I can imagine someone being both quick and thorough...
Mar
14
comment A word that means “taking your time and doing things correctly”
I don't believe this implies "taking your time doing it".
Mar
9
comment What do you call a person who talks about nothing but himself?
IMO Narcissistic does not imply that he does any talking about himself, just that s/he cares about himself or concerned with himself almost exclusively. A narcissistic person does not have to be outspoken.
Mar
7
comment A word to describe an incident or event that may or may not have taken place
Nice attempt to use legendary in an answer... :-)
Mar
7
comment A word to describe an incident or event that may or may not have taken place
+1 for the "supposed" suggestion. I've heard that used many times.
Feb
29
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