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Mar
9
revised Geopolitics *and* economics?
attribution
Mar
9
revised Geopolitics *and* economics?
More perspectives
Mar
9
revised Geopolitics *and* economics?
More perspectives
Mar
9
answered Geopolitics *and* economics?
Mar
9
revised Feminine equivalent for Casanova
contrasted better, explain more
Mar
9
comment Feminine equivalent for Casanova
Perhaps a fatal (punintended) distinction is that a femme fatale is remarkable specifically for the doom she brings to her victims. A victim of Cassanova is not expected to have a dire fate. I will grant you that both terms confer on their partners a degree of forgiveness -- the mollification of victimhood.
Mar
8
comment Term for “Phrase that Ends List”
A valediction is similar.
Mar
8
comment Term for 'this', 'that', 'those',
And the OP's second paragraph applies to other pronouns: he, she, it, etc. She doesn't want her pronouns to dangle.
Mar
8
comment Rate & Review action?
As on Amazon? IMDB? Suggest you give examples of where this applies. I'm stumped, don't think there is one. Good question though.
Mar
8
revised Word meaning the opposite of “belated”
Explain long comments and chat that ensued
Mar
8
revised Word meaning the opposite of “belated”
another example
Mar
8
comment Word meaning the opposite of “belated”
In other words, @DavidM, sometimes in the form adjective-adjective-noun the first adjective modifies noun, and sometimes it modifies the phrase adjective-noun.
Mar
8
comment Word meaning the opposite of “belated”
The speaking of the words "happy birthday" is what does the preventing, so to precede them with the adjective is not incorrect or misleading. Still I'll remember which one to use the day before your birthday, @DavidM.
Mar
8
revised Word meaning the opposite of “belated”
further explanation
Mar
8
comment Word meaning the opposite of “belated”
Good point, @DavidM. But I think it's not a happy birthday wish to prevent the birthday, it could prevent other things (see answer).
Mar
8
revised Word meaning the opposite of “belated”
Explain use of preemptive.
Mar
8
answered Word meaning the opposite of “belated”
Mar
8
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Mar
6
revised Term for words that appear to mean something that they don't?
More directly answers the twin questions (a term for weird meaning, a term for the two examples).
Mar
6
comment Term for words that appear to mean something that they don't?
As @CarlWitthoft points out there may be no single term for words with alternative meanings, but there are terms that categorize how the alternate meaning came about, e.g. metronym (paper for newspaper), exocentric compound (scarecrow), endocentric compound (mailman), jargon, slang, etc.