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May
10
comment Word to describe “beautiful but worthless”
Well, I guess you earned your +1 (grumble).
May
9
comment Word to describe “beautiful but worthless”
Hmpph... Can you use that as the subject in a sentence without 'beautiful' or a similar adjective? :-)
May
9
comment Word to describe “beautiful but worthless”
Can you use that in a sentence please?
May
9
comment Word to describe “beautiful but worthless”
Gold is more impressive or dazzling than beautiful, I would say. I don't think calling something gilded implies it's beautiful.
May
9
comment Word to describe “beautiful but worthless”
if the value is purely sentimental, then there's no aesthetic value.
May
9
comment Word to describe “beautiful but worthless”
+1 for pyritc...
Apr
7
accepted A more appropriate phrase regarding a thesis than “putting forward”?
Apr
6
comment speech is to speaking as [X] is to writing and [Y] is to reading
James, welcome to stackexchange.net . Unfortunately, like @Drew suggests, your answer can't be the one. Consider removing it (otherwise people might downvote it, and having some reputation is useful on this site...)
Apr
5
asked speech is to speaking as [X] is to writing and [Y] is to reading
Apr
4
comment A more appropriate phrase regarding a thesis than “putting forward”?
This settles it. propound it is.
Apr
4
comment A more appropriate phrase regarding a thesis than “putting forward”?
@MorganHorse: It's not in any physical form. Suppose I intend it to come up in a spirited discussion...
Apr
4
revised A more appropriate phrase regarding a thesis than “putting forward”?
added 146 characters in body
Apr
3
comment A more appropriate phrase regarding a thesis than “putting forward”?
Sorry, I am specifically not submitting it to anyone...
Apr
3
asked A more appropriate phrase regarding a thesis than “putting forward”?
Apr
1
comment Are there English figurative expressions equivalent to Japanese idiom 馬耳東風 meaning a person who doesn’t listen to other’s advice?
Shouldn't that be "You can lead a horse to water, but you cannot make it drink"?
Mar
8
accepted Why are the notes or protocol of a meeting referred to as its 'minutes'?
Mar
6
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
9
comment Origins of “turn over in his grave”?; “turn over in her grave”? etc., etc
The Gemara is a synonym for the Talmud. There are two variants - the Jerusalemite and the Babylonian (Yerushalmi and Bavli) - created by the two larger agglomeration of Jewish scholars at those times. "Those times" are after the earlier religious text (and codex) called the Mishna was finalized. So, Mishna at around 200 CE, Talmud is accumulated over the next several centuries or so, then Talmud is finalized between/around 500-600 CE.
Feb
8
comment Historical or literary examples of misguided or botched attempts to help that end up causing harm
Can't give a +1 as an answer to the question, but the second line is great :-)
Dec
22
comment Like 'resize', but for lengths
Actually, yes, it does mean that. Because the element size is another dimension of the vector, in addition to its length. Think of it as an arrangement of identical rectangles along a line. The line is uni-dimensional, but the collection of blocks is not.