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Jun
24
comment Suffix comparing more than 2 items composed of only 2 degrees of importance?
@TusharRaj In common usage, the superlative is often used even if there are only two items to compare. People refer to the youngest child even if there are only two offspring.
Jun
24
comment Suffix comparing more than 2 items composed of only 2 degrees of importance?
Related: english.stackexchange.com/questions/159297/… (duplicate?)
Jun
24
comment Suffix comparing more than 2 items composed of only 2 degrees of importance?
@Andrew In my opinion, you are overthinking it. Both would be equally valid.
Jun
24
comment Why people pronounce “penetrative” with two stresses?
Hmm. Like bib, I should have said it was /ˌɪnkəˈrɛkt/
Jun
24
comment Why people pronounce “penetrative” with two stresses?
Your assumption (most English words are supposed to be pronounced with one stress only) is incorrect.
Jun
24
revised Verb tenses and types
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Jun
24
reviewed Approve Verb tenses and types
Jun
16
comment How did phobia ever come to mean hatred?
@Lars Oh, I understand the confusion now. That sentence was meant to clarify the sort of religious people not classified as homophobic. I don't agree with the implied premise of the statement in context: that people are classified as homophobic just because they are morally opposed to homosexuality.
Jun
16
comment Term for Subversive, Passive-Aggressive Insults (In which the insulter has plausible deniability, concerning any actual effort at offense)
You used the term backhanded compliment in describing your question. What's wrong with that?
Jun
16
comment How did phobia ever come to mean hatred?
Thank you for proving that a good answer doesn't need to drag politics or opinion into it.
Jun
16
comment How did phobia ever come to mean hatred?
"most of the people classified as homophobic disapprove of homosexuality on moral or religious or social grounds." — I disagree. I know religious people who do not condone homosexual behaviour who treat everyone with love and compassion. Homophobia has been generally reserved for people who discriminate against or express antipathy and aversion towards those who are non-heterosexual.
Jun
15
revised Word for supporting something that is harmful or not beneficial to you
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Jun
15
answered Word for supporting something that is harmful or not beneficial to you
Jun
15
revised Non-related cousin?
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Jun
15
answered Non-related cousin?
Jun
15
comment What is an alternative for “thank you”?
@ADTC Perhaps this question will help. FumbleFingers correctly notes that the usage of kindly in the phrase is a bit archaic, meaning "with goodwill and enthusiasm; very much."It does not mean thank you in kind, and it does not mean that I am pointing out that I am being kind in my thanks. It is simply an intensifier. It is equivalent to saying thank you very much.
Jun
12
comment What is an alternative for “thank you”?
@ADTC Kindly here is an adverb: I'm thanking someone in a kind and warmhearted manner. It's more than a simple obligation, to me it sounds more appreciative.
May
28
comment What single word encompasses all of a person's social media & Internet presence?
@zenbike Because one word doesn't exist, unless you coin a neologism. Online Presence is succinct enough for a business card.
May
20
answered Word for “not trying one's best” or “appearance of little effort”?
May
13
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