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May
21
comment Alternatives for “layperson”
I always thought of "layman" as non-academic, and "layperson" as non-ordained.
May
21
comment Alternative word for “statistics”?
@Josh61 I mean the data itself: "What are his statistics?" "Well, he's 5'9, 163lb, brown hair..."
May
21
comment Is there an alternative word for “facepalm”?
@JasonC Really? I always thought it was the picard one.
May
21
asked Alternative word for “statistics”?
May
21
comment Can we start a sentence with “Like this,”?
It depends: when you say "this", are you pointing at something?
May
13
comment What is the word for a love of ignorance, or a distaste of knowledge?
Have you considered 'religious'? "the group is a group of... religious fundamentalists". Or 'fundies' for short :p
May
8
awarded  Famous Question
Apr
28
comment Difference between “Expiation” and “Atonement”
@EdwinAshworth My understanding was that the U in ELU stands for USAGE, so I just put the way it is usually used. Anyone can google a definition, so I assumed OP was looking for more than "dictionary says X". Btw, OED & google have different definitions; Maybe look at them as well?
Apr
27
answered Difference between “Expiation” and “Atonement”
Apr
20
answered Verb meaning “to partially hide”?
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 ”