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Jan
22
answered Word/phrase for remarks which often have a dark feel to them but whose meanings are not readily apparent?
Jan
20
comment What do you call a person who believes everybody is good?
Some might call him a mark (def 11)
Jan
20
comment herstory/herstorical
I wonder what the history of herstorical is.
Jan
20
answered A single word to define “leave in state of ignorance”
Jan
20
comment Is there any saying or idiom equivalent to: “Hold your own hat, so the wind don’t blow it away?”
+1 from me. I immediately thought of the same thing. It does relate to the "before helping others" because the whole spiel is along the lines of: If cabin pressure should change, panels above your seat will open revealing oxygen masks; reach up and pull a mask towards you. Place it over your nose and mouth, and secure with the elastic band, that can be adjusted to ensure a snug fit. The plastic bag will not fully inflate, although oxygen is flowing. Secure your own mask first before helping others.”
Jan
20
comment difference between DISTINGUISH and DISCRIMINATE
I tend to use distinguish when the context is identification. I use discriminate when the context is selection or choice. Differentiate is used when the context is comparison. One might say that first one must distinguish, then differentiate, and then discriminate. I.e., first I must be able to tell one from the other, then I can compare and rank and then I can choose the one I like best.
Jan
20
comment Antonym of “misnomer”
An aptronym (also: aptonym) or charactonym is a name aptly suited to its owner.
Jan
20
comment is there a better word for “solving” a paradoxical situation?
you probably also want paradoxical.
Jan
20
reviewed No Action Needed Is a predicative adjunct part of a noun, or is it part of the sentence?
Jan
20
reviewed Approve “He is the only one who can see the door to my soul” came across this in marriage invitation, I can't understand it, help please
Jan
20
reviewed Approve What's the correct usage of “agree some days” vs. “agree on some days”?
Jan
20
reviewed No Action Needed Is there a word that describes a statement whose negative is senseless or would otherwise never be used?
Jan
20
reviewed No Action Needed Grammar: A page of multiplication problems [sit|sits] in front of me
Jan
19
comment Using “word” to mean “okay”
@Valtteri- No worries.
Jan
19
comment Is “Here's my gift, sorry it was late!” correct?
I'd be more inclined to use, "[I'm] sorry it is late." since you're saying this as you are presenting the gift.
Jan
18
comment “Beamed on” an answer
I've never heard of it. I have heard "he is laser-focused" which is a very tight beam.
Jan
18
comment Middle ground between “I'll live with it” and “Bring it on!”?
@Mynamite- those seem somewhat defiant to me.
Jan
18
comment Middle ground between “I'll live with it” and “Bring it on!”?
There are lots of things you can say: "Who cares!" "So what." "Oh well!" "That won't bother me." "I guess we'll have to see, won't we." "You only live once!" "Whatever..." "Big deal." "I'm not gonna a little thing like that stop me." ...
Jan
18
comment The variations of in/for the last few days
This same question was recently asked by you on English Language Learners wasn't it? I believe the answer there was that none of them are correct because all of them should say, "the Internet". Once that is fixed, then the only viable sentences are the ones that use "for the last few days", "in the last few days" and "in a few days". Although the meaning of the last one is different.
Jan
18
comment Does the verb “describe” require a [sentient] agent as subject?
If I understand correctly, the word describe can be used with anything that has a description whether that something is a person, place or thing, and a description can be provided by a person ( I describe... /you describe ...), a thing (The map describes... /this paragraph describes ... / this word describes...)