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Apr
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awarded  Guru
Apr
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comment “rendered mute” vs “rendered moot”
@Anonym So have I, but it is not a term used by most in everyday speech.
Apr
5
comment “rendered mute” vs “rendered moot”
Moot is a legal term that many lay folks are not familiar with. Mute is often a backfill to make sense of the expression. I am sure there are instances when mute is intended (as in struck dumb, which has its own problems).
Apr
5
revised Is this an oxymoron?
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Apr
5
comment What can I call the abbreviated name?
There is no formal definition of name. In many cultures, you get to call yourself what you wish. The question What is your name? could be answered numerous ways. In US, many people have three or four parts to their names (and maybe more) but often answer using just two elements. The version you offer is sometimes referred to as first and last name
Apr
5
comment What do you call a person who is dogmatic in their opinion until someone they see as an authority has an opposing view, and they then flip?
Sounds like a whim of iron.
Apr
5
awarded  Good Answer
Apr
5
comment What word is the positive equivalent of flattery
@Deonyi While that may be a more common usage, I surely have heard the term used with praise from individuals. A show might receive accolades from the critics, or even a strong word-of-mouth support.
Apr
5
answered What word is the positive equivalent of flattery
Apr
4
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
4
answered What is an online “shop” that provides only software available for free?
Apr
4
comment What is it called when you end up preparing for something and then it doesn't happen because you prepared?
Sounds like the Law of Propitious Forfendation.
Apr
4
comment Single-word alternative to “that required intervention”
An informal term is tweaking. But it refers to the correction rather than the need to be manually adjusted.
Apr
3
comment “Aesthetically pleasing” for the other senses?
@PhilSweet I added dulcet before I noticed your comment. Several of your suggestions would make good answers.
Apr
3
revised “Aesthetically pleasing” for the other senses?
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Apr
3
answered “Aesthetically pleasing” for the other senses?
Apr
3
accepted What are the primary sources of surnames (other than occupation, descent and geography)
Mar
31
revised It's not 'suicide'. What is it?
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Mar
25
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
25
comment Slang or idiom for someone who wants to gain weight or bulk up
Or bulking up.