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Apr
8
comment What is the equivalent of Persian idiom “When the reed blooms”?
"Till boredom would calm two dunce inane". :)
Apr
8
comment What is the equivalent of Persian idiom “When the reed blooms”?
Holy cow, there are like quite a few spellings spellings for that Forrest in the original text. Birnan, Birnane, Byrnan, Byrnam, Byrnane.
Apr
8
comment What is the equivalent of Persian idiom “When the reed blooms”?
"Nice repair job there. That should hold till Birnham wood comes to Dunsinane, if not longer." (The repair is shoddy and likely to fall apart in days.)
Apr
8
comment What is the equivalent of Persian idiom “When the reed blooms”?
@Marthaª Some take years to pay off their tuition loans for their well-rounded tuits.
Apr
8
comment What is the equivalent of Persian idiom “When the reed blooms”?
I like it. Unfortunately, this is somewhat meaningless without the irony. Burnham Wood does come to Dunsinane, and rather swiftly; within the span of one or two Acts, if I recall. This could be very useful for making an ironic remark in some situation when someone in fact thinks that something is as rare as reeds blooming, but it's obvious to you and other that it's not the case.
Mar
31
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Mar
5
comment Is there an English word or phrase that means “intending to help and hurting instead?”
@Brad That is implied; the question has a fill-in-the-blank pattern, and this is the word which fills in that blank.
Feb
27
answered Word for “food eaten only partially out of hunger”
Feb
22
revised How would you eloquently say “doing something for the umpteenth/nth/n-tieth time”?
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Feb
22
answered How would you eloquently say “doing something for the umpteenth/nth/n-tieth time”?
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
awarded  Nice Answer
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
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
21
revised Single word for “epiphanic sense of accomplishment”
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