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Jan
17
comment Word meaning “open to being persuaded by a strong argument”?
It's pretty sad we have to struggle to come up with a word for this concept.
Jan
13
comment Is there an established phrase like “Claim a false dollar to get a rightful cent”?
Where did the "false dollar" phrase originate? Acquired somewhere? translated? own invention?
Jan
13
comment What do you refer to a chart/graph designer as?
This is only obliquely related to statistics in that it works with statistical data, but isn't concerned at all with the collection of that data. "Information Design" is what you're after.
Jan
13
comment She, as well as I (am/is/are?) tired of the work
Five words to signify "we"?
Jan
9
comment The word “mine”: Anyone else use a velar nasal /maiŋ/ for “belongs to me” meaning, but still /main/ for “explosive”/“coal mine”?
I think possessive "mine" definitely has hints of "my" in it and is more nasal than "might" or "mile" for example. I can detect what you're observing in my own speech. Chicago, so within ca 10° longitude of your home if that means anything for similarity of pronunciation. Probably not.
Jan
5
comment That's a lot of ___ vs. those are a lot of ___
This is also a bit complicated because "lot" is used to refer to an area that cars are parked in. For clarity, I'd change the question to "oranges". Or a vegetable.
Jan
3
comment What do call individuals who express their opinions as if they were facts?
Every single person.
Jan
3
comment What does “a lot of cargo for noodle soup" mean?
That review's got a lot of cargo for such a simple thought.
Jan
3
comment Is the following sentence correct?
Sounds better when spoken aloud. There would likely be the slightest hint of a syllable between "table" and "stands": "There's a table eh'stands in the corner.". Looks a bit poetic in written form, but pretty approximate to how it'd be spoken colloquially.
Jan
3
comment We're finished vs We're done
Nah, you're good.
Dec
23
comment Would the slang version, yessir, of yes, sir, be deemed as derogatory, offensive, or simply disrespectful to someone your senior?
It is all context and will be interpreted within an array of factors.
Dec
23
comment A word for: someone who is easy to talk to
We're going to need more explanation about why "approachable" etc won't work. What doesn't work about them? Why not exactly?
Dec
21
comment Is it acceptable to use yes as a question tag?
It's used all the time.
Dec
15
comment “No worry” vs. “No worries”
When was the last time you were in the states? In Chicago, I hear "no worries" at least three times per day.
Dec
15
comment What does “Legacy of the void” in terms of “Gray tsunami” mean?
"Plenty of studies show that most physical and many cognitive capacities decline with age." Does this seriously require research?
Dec
15
comment more ways to say “In his druken state”
There isn't a lot of reason to avoid using the same phrase repetitively if it means what you need it to mean.
Dec
15
comment Does one “take” a photocopy or “make” a photocopy?
@Mari-LouA You're confusing taking a photograph with making a print. It's an entirely separate process. I "take a photograph" the instant I click the button and a photographic impression is recorded on the film. The phrase has never applied to the entire process.
Dec
14
comment Does one “take” a photocopy or “make” a photocopy?
@Mari-LouA I don't understand the point you're trying to make.
Dec
14
comment Comma in “Experiencing P as well as Q, changed D”
I think em dashes or parenthesis would make more sense. But a complete rewrite would make most sense.