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Mar
21
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
16
awarded  Yearling
Nov
8
comment ''Honey'' Usage Question
Your friend should be thrilled! Getting called "honey" by a waitress in an American diner is a cultural experience like seeing a Geisha in Japan.
Oct
17
awarded  Commentator
Oct
17
comment Need a word for the inability to feel anger
I would argue that absence of a quality does not imply its opposite. Implying that someone doesn't have a quick temper doesn't mean that they are incapable of anger.
Oct
16
answered Word for 'No Facial Expression'
Jan
16
awarded  Yearling
Oct
24
comment Is “sushis” the plural form of “sushi”?
Sushi is also taken straight from Japanese, which does not have plural forms of words. Even where the noun is countable, the "s" is often omitted, such as is "The Seven Samurai".
Sep
7
comment Expression for a choice which isn't really one
Moot traditionally means that it's debatable, unclear, or unsettled. "Whether raising our prices will save the business is a moot point. Do we want to tackle this issue now?" More commonly though, it means that it's of little importance to the task at hand, or that it's purely academic. "Whether raising our prices will save the business is a moot point, we're trying to figure out what to get for lunch."
Sep
6
answered “Can’t help but” vs. “can help but”
Aug
28
comment Difference between “slacks”, “pants”, and “trousers”?
@iconclast If you really want to get technical, the tuxedo is actually semi-formal. It being more comfortable than a coat with tails.
Jul
23
awarded  Caucus
Jul
18
comment What is the word whose definition is 'the background laugh on tv shows'?
I think sweetening is too general, as it can refer to any sound that's added in post. For example, if a company was dubbing a foreign film and decided that a storm scene didn't have enough impact, they would do some sweetening by layering in additional/higher quality storm sound effects. Edit - My apologies, I forgot he was looking for a specific word, not the best word.
Jul
10
comment English usage: Every vs all?
I'd agreed with cornbread ninja. Supplied here indicates that the fields must be made available. For example, "When creating a form for your customers to fill out, make sure that all of these fields are supplied." However, I suppose you could say "All fields must be supplied with an answer."
Jul
6
comment Is there a single word for 'scaring a person for sake of fun'?
You might want to Google that. The actual definition of a bugger is a lot less innocent than you think...
Jul
4
comment Decision to not speak on confidential matters
ruakh is correct. She told you in confidence, trusting your discretion.
Jun
21
comment Difference between “the very first” and “first”
As another example, "Who were the first people to live here?" "The British were." "Who were the very first people to live here?" "The Haida were." The "very" indicates that there are no implicit filters on your question.
Jun
21
awarded  Good Answer
Jun
15
awarded  Mortarboard
Jun
15
comment Less vulgar synonyms for “circlejerk”
@Stephanie Weaker and less fun, but that's where good manners gets you.