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Jun
10
comment What are the distinctions between the insulting names “jerk”, “a--hole”, “bit-h”, “c-nt”, and “dipsh-t”?
@Mari-LouA I understand they're all nasty insults, but is there a slight nuance between them? For example the insult douchebag although it's defined by Dictionary.com as a contemptible or despicable person, it's commonly understood to mean specifically a person who has an over-inflated sense of self worth, compounded by a low level of intelligence. So I noticed there are subtle nuances between some of these terms and it would be inaccurate to call someone a douchebag for example, if they don't possesses the qualities of a douche and simply..
May
26
comment “To dress less attractive/flashy” to not “make yourself stand out as being more important than someone else”
I just discovered overshadow :)
May
4
comment What are metal pans and covers of a staircase?
So he is not actually walking on a 3/4" surface like he said since the pans are not open/hollowed out, he is still being supported on the main surface? Maybe the pans he's talking about has taller raised edges? – Theo 8 mins ago
Apr
23
comment Word to describe someone who rarely gets upset
@BraddSzonye I don't know, stoic means he is able to suffer pain or trouble without complaining or showing what he is feeling, but I guess the word I'm trying to look for describes the person who doesn't really see pain or unpleasant situations as something unbearable or horrible, but think ordinary of it and see it as an ability or merit, so he doesn't necessarily suffer at all, but instead feel proud. I don't know, I might not be making any sense here.
Apr
20
comment What does “unit” mean in “storage unit”?
@Animadversor I actually came across the term through a forum discussion, a rather unpleasant topic of discussion I suppose about suicide, and someone suggested something about using rent-out storage units as a substitute for a garage if the need of garage is unavailable for suicide.
Apr
20
comment What does “unit” mean in “storage unit”?
so this sense applies not only to furnitures it could apply to rooms as well? because the storage unit I meant is the ones you rent out like a garage kind of. Also, I don't quite get some of the examples they gave with the definition, such as floor/wall units, bedroom/kitchen units, I could probably understand the use of kitchen unit, maybe the cupboards or something? but floor/wall units, bedroom units?
Apr
19
comment word for the act of each person in a group put in some money combined to buy something
@tchrist yes, I think chip in is the most accurate.
Feb
21
comment How do you describe this trait/behaviour?
@Jim ya, I guess you're right. I think I'm looking more for the behaviour/traits that an individualist, as you and Kristina Lopez suggests, possesses in relation to the context. Possibly individualistic, nonconforming, etc..?
Feb
16
comment What's the meaning of “brutal” here?
I think when he said sh-t, he is not referring to the actual feces/diarrhea, but the whole experience he had endured from this food poisoning and the symptoms he went through.
Feb
16
comment What's the meaning of “brutal” here?
@StoneyB, Kristina Lopez, ...due to the physical effort consumed by the symptoms he had endured from the food poisoning and which makes it very uncomfortable as well.
Feb
16
comment What's the meaning of “brutal” here?
@StoneyB, Kristina Lopez, actually I'm still trying to grasp what the person is exactly feeling or what the word exactly means in this context. I understand it has a meaning of discomfort, but punishingly hard or uncomfortable, punishing I looked up in several dictionaries it means: in a manner that requires a lot of physical effort and makes you very tired or weak. And hard, if I'm correct, the relevant definition I found is: needing or using a lot of physical strength or mental effort. So does the word basically contains the meaning that this experience makes him very tired and weak...
Feb
15
comment “You get what you deserve nothing more nothing less”
@TheFrog Yes, for sure there are exceptions.
Jan
29
comment “You get what you deserve nothing more nothing less”
from what I looked up, you reap what you sow refers more to one's consequences of their own actions. In my case, I think it's not necessarily one's actions but rather their quality. They get what they deserve based on their own quality.
Jan
11
comment Word for “heating food in pot without heat on”
@coleopterist That's interesting. In my native language there's a word for this action.
Jan
9
comment What's the meaning of “hood” here?
I could if you want, but it's from a forum thread only accessible to paid-subscription members.
Jan
9
comment What's the meaning of “hood” here?
@Mitch it's one of the comments that came out of a discussion about car wheel thefts. I think the poster meant hood, though he could have made a typo like MετάEd said.
Dec
16
comment What do you call/describe these windows/pages and things within these windows/pages?
Both answers are helpful so I'm going to accept Simon Hoare's according to submission time.
Dec
13
comment phrase to mean “giving the exact answer”
..that specificity is in the eye of the beholder, but that was what I wanted to express.
Dec
13
comment phrase to mean “giving the exact answer”
Perhaps I haven't explained my question clearly. My reply to him was intended to be a playful remark when he asked me about which part of the world I was from (I guess I was trying to make conversation). When I asked him the same question back I was expecting him to play along, but instead he got right down to his exact country of residence. I was looking for a reply to him expressing my surprise on how specific I thought he is in his answer to me and maybe there's an idiom/phrase that describes that, that describes basically, you are "giving answers which are very specific"! I understand..
Dec
12
comment phrase to mean “giving the exact answer”
@FumbleFingers Actually yes, that's what I want to describe, giving answers which are very specific. By the way, my answer was intended to be a playful remark.