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Mar
1
comment Has “hacker” definitely gained a negative connotation?
And hackers were feared by the general public because what they did was criminal. That counts more than fans of would-be Jesse James
Mar
1
answered Has “hacker” definitely gained a negative connotation?
Mar
1
answered Is there a word for congruence between a software platforms' purpose/structure and the actual experience of using it?
Mar
1
comment How many syllables are in “orange”?
This whole forum is about the vagaries and variations of language; it is the last place you should make assumptions about intuition (which is another way of asking others to read your mind). Even when I can guess, I often ask for clarification because I don't want to impose my context and assumptions (and I am a native English speaker)
Feb
12
answered Referring back to something
Jan
4
revised What is the expression for being unwilling to pay a (small) fine rather than spend much more to avoid it?
edited title
Dec
29
answered Mythologizing using Capitalization and Metaphorical Names
Dec
29
revised What is the expression for being unwilling to pay a (small) fine rather than spend much more to avoid it?
added 62 characters in body
Dec
29
comment What is the expression for being unwilling to pay a (small) fine rather than spend much more to avoid it?
If we were immortal, no one would buy insurance because, in the long run, it all works out even. It is the short-term and statistically unlikely events that we want protection from because we don't have a few thousand years for it to even out. I'm looking for terms associated with checking or not checking to see the cost or likelihood of failure, perhaps terrified of its stigma, to the point where one spends far more on success than it is worth.
Dec
29
comment What is the expression for being unwilling to pay a (small) fine rather than spend much more to avoid it?
I'm not sure about "willing to let other people be hurt." My query is more about self-centered decisions that are not concerned about the purpose of fines (to promote actions for the public good). I think cynics believe others are heartless and selfish. I find most of them are wounded romantics.
Dec
29
comment What is the expression for being unwilling to pay a (small) fine rather than spend much more to avoid it?
It's a choice; good or bad money is an analysis of that choice. If I have lots of money, a $30 parking ticket is better for me than getting up and moving my car.
Dec
29
comment What is the expression for being unwilling to pay a (small) fine rather than spend much more to avoid it?
I'm not judging the amount of the fine or the system which allows this to happen; I'm looking for the expression for making the decision
Dec
29
comment What is the expression for being unwilling to pay a (small) fine rather than spend much more to avoid it?
One must judge between the "effort" represented by money. Everyone makes the best decision they can at the time; I'm looking for the "screw it, I'll just pay the parking ticket" decision
Dec
29
comment What is the expression for being unwilling to pay a (small) fine rather than spend much more to avoid it?
Indulgence is very close. I'm looking for an expression for the decision to pay an indulgence rather than avoiding sin
Dec
29
revised What is the expression for being unwilling to pay a (small) fine rather than spend much more to avoid it?
gave an example
Dec
27
asked What is the expression for being unwilling to pay a (small) fine rather than spend much more to avoid it?
Nov
3
comment English word for taking a derogatory term and owning it with pride
"reclaim" implies that one claimed it in the first place. "embrace" works, thanks
Sep
25
answered Italic format usage
Sep
23
comment Term for putting someone else's name on one's work?
Maybe auto-pseudoepigrapha in this case
Sep
5
accepted Term for putting someone else's name on one's work?