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comment What's the meaning of the expression “without the presence of God and Jesus.”
It’s hyperbole to say that access to the formula is so secretive that it would take a miracle to be allowed to read it.
9h
comment Pronunciation of: I want a refund
@FumbleFingers- yeah and just imagine if they said, ‘I hafta go!”
11h
comment Pronunciation of: I want a refund
Yep, if you're lucky you might get some other clues from pronunciation, but it won't always be the case. Consider I wanna fly. If said in a biology lab it might mean one thing, if said in a travel agency it might mean something else.
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comment Nailed, screwed, and hammered in one sentence
I would say that your first two are ok, but your use of hammered is not quite right. I’m not sure what you actually intend to mean but an argument cannot make someone hammered. But someone might think, “I’m gonna be so screwed when I walk in the door and get nailed by my parents for being hammered.”
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comment Synonym for character (as in a person in a book)
It might help if we knew why character doesn’t work for you.
1d
comment The plural of parenthesis: parentheses or parens?
How ’bout crocs or do you always say crocodiles if you sometimes use both when would you use one vs the other?
1d
comment What does the phrase “woman who does” mean?
I imagine that exactly what it is that she does is highly dependent on context.
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comment Term for 'wounded (Callus-bearing) knuckles'
Really? You were specifically looking for a term that means bruises on knuckles which indicate repeated self induced vomitting?? Why did you omit this from the original question?
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comment “squeamish” and “relishing in”
You haven’t given much context to go on but I assume these are ‘artists” who are creating/designing new living things by manipulating genes. This kind of work could be considered squeamish by some.
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Jul
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comment “Name1 Name2 are also want to join?”
So for example Jim Tom also want to join is correct??
Jul
4
comment Words for different levels of crying
There’s tearing up, sniffling, crying, sobbing, wailing, shrieking
Jul
4
comment What is another way to say “in my opinion”?
After having consulted with Athena [goddess of wisdom] we have concluded..., Anyone who knows anything will agree that...
Jul
4
comment What is another way to say “in my opinion”?
I think, in my estimation, according to me, to my way of thinking, what I say is, my thought is, in my esteemed (or not so esteemed) opinion, after much deliberation (or at least for the last 2 seconds) I have concluded that...
Jul
4
comment Polite, non-profane equivalent to ‘kick a**’
@ItalianPhilosopher- Just be prepared to handle the people who show up with something entirely different in mind ;-)
Jul
4
comment What does “nothing that” mean?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is based on a misreading of the text in question.
Jul
4
comment Phrases you can say to people who are ashamed to eat at your house?
If you don't eat it now, you're just gonna get it again tomorrow ;-)
Jul
4
comment What is a witty synonym for the phrase “waste of time?”
Wit has some much to do with context that it is impossible provide a witty phrase without it. Put alternatively, what's witty in one context might be construed as mundane, rude, or completely non-sequitur in another. Notice how @HotLicks has picked on the only bit of context available to come up with his contribution.
Jul
4
comment What is the difference of lavatory from toilet?
A toilet has a bowl, a lavatory has a sink.
Jul
3
comment Difference of the usage of past simple and present perfect tense
Simple past just talks about an event that occurred. Present perfect makes a statement about your present condition: you are in a state of having had breakfast- and are probably not hungry right now