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comment Word for multi opponent combat?
@tchrist As I mentioned, I started to know the word because I played the game by the same name when I was in my teens. I always pronounced it "MAY-lay", but several people used the mealy homophone. Diacritics or not, where I grew up in West Virginia one wasn't always inclined to use fancy city-folk words.
Aug
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comment Word for multi opponent combat?
@Xarcell it's been in my vocabulary since 1979 or so, as I used to play the board game: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melee_(game)
Aug
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answered Word for multi opponent combat?
Aug
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comment What word(s) do children of English native speakers use for “kid”/“child”/etc
@Catija OP states "looking for (a) word(s) that is/are perceived to be child's language by adults." The daycare workers correct the other kids to say that's X (my son's name), not a baby.
Aug
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answered What word(s) do children of English native speakers use for “kid”/“child”/etc
Jul
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comment A synonym for “picky” with a positive connotation (food)?
I proposed selective with fine palate to connote the food quality aspect.
Jul
7
comment A synonym for “picky” with a positive connotation (food)?
Edited after downvote sans comment. Little help?
Jul
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revised A synonym for “picky” with a positive connotation (food)?
Shot in the dark for the downvote with no explanation.
Jul
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revised A synonym for “picky” with a positive connotation (food)?
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answered A synonym for “picky” with a positive connotation (food)?
May
30
comment Taxi Fraud or Taxi Scam?
My intuition is similar. Scam would imply customer, whereas fraud implies the system. I was scammed (short-changed) by a taxi driver in Lausanne Switzerland once in the 5 years I lived there. No place is scam-free when it comes to taxis. It's a job that has a lot of opportunities to be opportunistic!
May
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answered What do you call a person, who needs to stay active in order to feel comfortable?
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Mar
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answered Can I use one word to say- 'common human behaviour'
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May
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comment What's a word for doing something eagerly despite the pain? Especially in the context of eating something hot or spicy
Spicy foods cause endorphine release, much like a runner's high. It is pleasure from pain. articles.chicagotribune.com/1991-01-31/entertainment/…
May
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comment What's a word for doing something eagerly despite the pain? Especially in the context of eating something hot or spicy
I think this answer neglects the science. Spices provoke endorphine release, so there is great pleasure for some. articles.chicagotribune.com/1991-01-31/entertainment/…
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