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comment Can the word “Sails” in any meaningful way equate to the number Six?
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asked Can the word “Sails” in any meaningful way equate to the number Six?
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accepted What's the best term for a cognitive state where you can't quite build the components up to achieve the solution?
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accepted What is the etymology of the Baseball term “meat hand”?
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accepted Is the word “etymology” correct when looking for the origins of a phrase?
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asked What is the etymology of the Baseball term “meat hand”?
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asked Is the word “etymology” correct when looking for the origins of a phrase?
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comment What's the best term for a cognitive state where you can't quite build the components up to achieve the solution?
Makes perfect sense. I suppose all of the mind's function has to do with memory, one way or another. I don't see it as a defect or sickness though. As I imagine it, Einstein could have just as easily had this dilemma trying to work out General Relativity, until he got it. (Then again, maybe in 10 years I'll go all Howard Hughes and it was right there all along. Who knows.)
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comment What's the best term for a cognitive state where you can't quite build the components up to achieve the solution?
It's not about not having paper/tools, although that may indeed help you solve the problem and work through it. It's not a “defect”. Think of it as a natural failure point, and obviously that's different for each individual. I think you can get “high-centered” on certain complex puzzles, and it creates an interesting dilemma moment when you are on the edge of your capabilities.
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answered Another word for “understated sexuality”?
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comment What's the best term for a cognitive state where you can't quite build the components up to achieve the solution?
I'm also reminded of the Bugs Bunny cartoon with the bomb in the piano (except obviously there he does it on purpose.)
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asked What's the best term for a cognitive state where you can't quite build the components up to achieve the solution?
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accepted At this point, are “military” and “armed forces” synonymous?
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accepted Semantic term for ~one-way exclusive~? (vs. mutually exclusive)
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accepted Origins and meaning of, “Ham and Egg it”?
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accepted What is the best word (or term) to identify pronouncing W's for L's and R's?
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comment What is the best word (or term) to identify pronouncing W's for L's and R's?
Maybe “L/R-vocalization”? Anyway, “Will Ferrell” as “Wiwuw Fawuww”, exactly as Johnathan Ross pronounces it in the link, is the most specific thing I'm talking about. It's changing all the L's that is what I hear worst. The R-thing mostly just seems like proper cockney.
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asked What is the best word (or term) to identify pronouncing W's for L's and R's?
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answered Origins and meaning of, “Ham and Egg it”?