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Mar
6
comment origin of phrase 'stone the crows'
Yes, please add the book title and author or isbn (did books from 1930 have them?), so that anyone interested can look it up.
Feb
25
comment Looking for a word for the point in time where one day becomes another
@Kris Also, colloquially, "midnight" can refer to the whole midnight hour. Like how "the middle of the night" is often used to refer to 1-2am, rather than the stroke of midnight itself. It might not be technically correct, but it is a common usage that could cause confusion.
Feb
11
comment 'too dangerous to let live' or 'too dangerous to be let live'?
I don't think that "to be let" can be used. Or at least, I've never heard it used, and it sounds very strange to me. "to let exist" makes sense, but when I see "to be let exist" I have no idea what it means.
Feb
9
accepted Where does “flying in the face” come from?
Jan
22
accepted Where do all the fox references come from?
Jan
21
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
21
asked Where do all the fox references come from?
Jan
2
comment Word which means - “decreases the beauty ”
@PatrickT then it might just be a programmer thing. When I google "uglify" I mostly get UglifyJS, so that might be where I got it from. But, it is in the merriam-webster: merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uglify
Dec
30
awarded  Yearling
Dec
30
answered Word which means - “decreases the beauty ”
Dec
10
comment Word that means having eaten one's fill
I think "sate" and "sated" is probably more technically correct, but I never hear/see it used - normally people say "satisfy" and "satiated" instead.
Dec
3
comment Is 'equivocate' a euphemism for 'lie' or can it not be about lying?
To continue your example, if the answer should be yes, then to lie would be no, and to equivocate would be possibly some might thinks so, but one can never really be sure about things like this
Nov
4
comment Gender-neutral alternative to “craftsmanship”?
Although it's worth noting that some feminists have seen "man" implied by "woman", and want to replace it - possibly with "womyn" or "womon"
Nov
4
comment Gender-neutral alternative to “craftsmanship”?
Although of course -san is a japanese honorific suffix, clearly indicating the word's sinocentric bias. For shame! :p
Oct
17
comment What is the better way to say, “I will wait until you ask me to start off”?
@GreenAsJade Yes, it probably is less used, but the other words have additional baggage - e.g. approval implies that the approver has positive feelings regarding whatever it is; clearance doesn't have an emotional connotation.
Oct
16
answered What is the better way to say, “I will wait until you ask me to start off”?
Sep
12
answered Why do sentences that start with “guess” end with a question mark?
Sep
9
comment Term for something that is supposed to increase safety, but really just increases fear?
Recalcitrance: resisting authority or control; not obedient or compliant. How is that in any way relevant?
Aug
13
comment What is a 'first enemy' called?
@DavidRicherby Yes, that makes more sense then. I think the distinction between "my worst enemy" and "the worst enemy" is worth making, as it really changes the possible interpretations.
Aug
13
comment What is a 'first enemy' called?
@DavidRicherby Counterexample: Person1: "Did you see [movie]? [badguy] really sucked!" Person2: "Yeah, [badguy] is like, the worst enemy ever!"