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Jan
28
comment Is the word “repeat” really used as a synonym of “vomit”?
"A nauseated customer is a repeat customer!"
Jan
28
comment Is the word “repeat” really used as a synonym of “vomit”?
"What? Care to repeat that?"
Jan
19
comment Correct term for computer language that's close to human in syntax
"Canonical" in computing also sometimes refers to a certain preferred form of some object which exists in several equivalent forms. When those forms are processed, reducing them to the single canonical form in some earlier processing stage simplifies the later one, which only deals with the canonical form, and ignores the other cases.
Jan
15
answered Is there an equivalent term to “Cold Turkey” for starting something instead of quitting something?
Dec
15
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Oct
12
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Oct
10
comment A word that means “apparently” but with less conviction?
@DCShannon Google "avoid adverbs".
Oct
9
answered A word that means “apparently” but with less conviction?
Sep
24
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Sep
21
revised Single word for “epiphanic sense of accomplishment”
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Sep
21
comment Single word for “epiphanic sense of accomplishment”
@Axalon57 There is also "gestalt moment".
Sep
18
answered Single word for “epiphanic sense of accomplishment”
Jul
23
comment Is the phrase “over and out” contradictory?
"over" doesn't mean "over to you", but rather "my unit of speech is over". (In half-duplex communication it indicates "I have finished speaking and switched my unit from transmit to receive").
Mar
31
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Jan
20
comment Is there a word that describes a statement whose negative is senseless or would otherwise never be used?
@neminem That may be all so, but OP seems to be looking for words which express a speaker's opinion that something of that sort doesn't convey information; he's not asking for comments on whether that opinion is true or not of particular examples.
Jan
20
answered Is there a word that describes a statement whose negative is senseless or would otherwise never be used?
Jan
19
revised What does “here's to someone/thing” mean?
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Dec
12
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Nov
14
revised What is the opposite of an exhaustive list?
Romaji transcription; most ES users likely don't read Japanese kana.
Nov
14
comment What is the opposite of an exhaustive list?
[offtopic] The japanese particle ya does not indicate strictly a non-exhaustive list. It behaves in some ways as a conjunction, and also as a disjunction, not unlike some uses of the English "or". For instance, the equivalent of "have some tea or coffee" can expressed with "ya"; "kohii ya o cha do'zo". It doesn't mean you should have coffee and tea, plus possibly some other unspecified drinks! The word "nado" emphasizes that examples are given: "enpitsu nado" (pencils and such) "enpitsu ya pen nado" (pencils, pens and such). "enpitsu ya pen ga aru no?" (Do you have a pencil or pen?)