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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?)
Nov
13
comment What is the opposite of an exhaustive list?
et cetera should only be used when it is obvious how the list continues; it cannot be used for an arbitrarily trimmed list, like "I have an apple, a pen, a ball, {* et cetera | and some other things}" because we cannot guess what follows.
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awarded  Autobiographer
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awarded  Enlightened
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awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
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revised Idiom for magic object (or idea) that fixes everything
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Aug
18
comment “I was going to be called Kate if I was a girl”
The "were subjunctive" is only optional in the same sense that "am not", "are not", "is not", "have not" are optional (since they can be replaced by "ain't"). There is an unsophisticated dialect in which the were subjunctive is rendered using the plain past was, just like the subjunctive for most other verbs. Then there is a dialect whose speakers use were in the subjunctive mood consistently. This is not because they are correcting for anything, but simply because it's a feature of the native dialect that they speak which sounds right to them.
Aug
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answered “I was going to be called Kate if I was a girl”
Aug
11
comment “Canary in coal mine” in a word
The tocsin that succumbs to toxins? That's amazing!
Jul
22
answered A word for paying attention to detail
Jul
7
comment What does “Clearasil-scented grammatical sloth” in casual American speech mean?
Hey, can you give the exact Japanese for that mentholatum saying? メンソレータム匂い?メンソレータムの香り?
Jul
4
comment A word to the wise?
@BlessedGeek Without notes about the origin of the phrase, the answer is incomplete. I believe that the above is how people understand the abbreviated proverb now; the living "word to the wise" used today does mean "a word targeted at those who are wise, who will consequently heed it". This is because people who use it are not all aware of the origin.
Jul
4
comment A word to the wise?
@JohnLawler +1 for the info; I will create a sock-puppet account now just to +1 the "sposta". :) Just kidding.
Jun
30
comment Word/phrase/idiom to describe avoiding answering a question by stating the question doesn't need to be asked
"Dodging the question" means avoiding answering a question because it is uncomfortable: because a straight answer is embarrassing for some personal reason, or because it reveals something negative about the speaker, or someone whom the speaker is trying to protect: such as having been wrong, guilty, inconsistent, unfair, weak, lazy, immoral, stupid, ...
Jun
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revised Word/phrase/idiom to describe avoiding answering a question by stating the question doesn't need to be asked
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Jun
30
answered Word/phrase/idiom to describe avoiding answering a question by stating the question doesn't need to be asked
Jun
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answered What's the word for paper “decaying”?
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