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revised Image is to pixelated as a song is to ___?
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Feb
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comment Image is to pixelated as a song is to ___?
Ummm... what can I say, I can't really fault that, but I like my suggestion better :-\
Feb
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comment Image is to pixelated as a song is to ___?
@HotLicks: No, because it's not that the song is an artifact, or has the nature of an artifact, it's that it has artifacts. Thus an image is not pixely.
Jan
30
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Jan
27
comment Is there a term for a free ride without consent?
I'd say tagging along means your propelling yourself, not riding on somebody else's vehicle or expense.
Jan
16
comment What does the slang “in my arrogant opinion” convey?
... and then it's your humble opinion again? (I'm asking you to spell out what you're suggestion.)
Jan
16
comment What does the slang “in my arrogant opinion” convey?
So you suggest using "blah blah blah , in my opinion" (or IMO)?
Jan
12
revised Is the plural of 'prefix' really 'prefixes' rather than 'prefices'?
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Jan
10
revised What's a less-artificial-sounding work for “up-to-date” and “up-to-date-ness”?
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Jan
10
comment What's a less-artificial-sounding work for “up-to-date” and “up-to-date-ness”?
@BrianDonovan: Hmm... but state-of-the-art is binary. You can't be partially state-of-the-art. Actually, I should specify this requirement explicitly.
Jan
10
comment What's a less-artificial-sounding work for “up-to-date” and “up-to-date-ness”?
@HotLicks: If I could tone down the self-laudation of "cutting edge" some, that would be just right.
Jan
10
comment Is there a plural of “metropolis”, not “metropolises”, that would sound better in a less formal register?
... but if OP started using metropoleis, it would be less-rarely used. I mean, if it's used at all, and not really confusing, why not promote its use over, say metropoles? Greek is teh best :-)
Jan
10
comment What's a less-artificial-sounding work for “up-to-date” and “up-to-date-ness”?
@HotLicks: Much too inspecific. I mean, my design might be considered current merely by being proposed or adopted, well, currently. Not to mention the fact that I might say "Current designs are blah-blah-blah, but my design is special because yada-yada-yada". PS - Interesting nickname, that.
Jan
10
comment What's a less-artificial-sounding work for “up-to-date” and “up-to-date-ness”?
@AndrewLeach: Ok, but few people know Hebrew; and I don't want to pre-filter suggestions; and suggestions with only English in mind will likely do even if they're not in the same vein as the Hebrew word I was thinking of.
Jan
10
comment What's a less-artificial-sounding work for “up-to-date” and “up-to-date-ness”?
@AndrewLeach: In Hebrew you have מעודכן and עדכני; the latter implies something more active, and is also more of a word in itself rather than a hyphenated construct - even though it's the result of combining עד with כאן ("up-to/until" and "here" respectively). It also weakly implies fashionability. And there's more to it I suppose. But never mind the Hebrew.
Jan
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asked What's a less-artificial-sounding work for “up-to-date” and “up-to-date-ness”?
Jan
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awarded  Curious
Jan
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accepted Origins of “the weak are meat, and the strong do eat”
Jan
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comment The origins of “Who da Man”?
For having used that phrase, you could say Der alte Deutche, das ist der Mann :-) +1
Jan
6
comment Origins of “the weak are meat, and the strong do eat”
Can you say something about the origin of this proverb, then? Who coined it or where / in what circumstances was it coined?