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Apr
28
comment Is there a single word for a person who overreacts?
Easy – that's an "overreactor" ;-)
Apr
21
comment Single word for cast and crew of a movie
Let me give you an example: Bruce Willis was not credited for his role in Four Rooms, but he was still an actor in that movie. Likewise, Ashton Kutcher was not credited for Cheaper by the Dozen. These things happens, sometimes by mistake, sometimes deliberately. The opposite happens as well, mostly by mistake, but also deliberately; Alan Smithee springs to mind.
Apr
19
comment Single word for cast and crew of a movie
That's not what I'm talking about. Being in the credits and being a participant in making a film are two distinct concepts with a high level of correlation. Being "credited" means that your name is in the credits, nothing more, nothing less.
Apr
19
comment Single word for cast and crew of a movie
Not really. You may work on a movie without being credited for whatever reason, and vice versa. The concepts should correlate, naturally, but they are distinct.
Oct
26
comment Are synonyms always bidirectional?
@Izkata: Maybe they should ;-)
Oct
26
comment Are synonyms always bidirectional?
Perfect synonyms applies to all cases describing an absolute condition. You either are x or not x. Extending your example: Words related to being pregnant/expecting/gestating/knocked-up.
Jan
28
comment When to write the word “parenthetically”
Your last sentence eloquently refutes your second sentence. :-)
Dec
15
comment What's the term describing employer-employee and similar role relations?
Possibly, but the problem I find with hierarchy is that it requires some kind of chain-of-command, or subservience relation. Take doctor-patient for instance. Where's the hierarchy? Who's the boss? The doctor that prescribes a treatment, or the patient that buys a service?
Dec
15
comment What's the term describing employer-employee and similar role relations?
The complement to teacher is student. Sounds pretty good.
Dec
15
comment Looking for a certain word
Most answers here don't seem to address the actual question – what the person advocating such an approach is called.
Nov
8
comment Is there a word for a change so small that it doesn’t seem to be a change at all?
@tajmo: You got it. It's a tongue-in-cheek usage.
Nov
4
comment Is there a word for a change so small that it doesn’t seem to be a change at all?
@tajmo: I won't go there in this forum, but I'd recommend you try out our sister site skeptics.stackexchange.com.
Oct
12
comment Is there a word for a change so small that it doesn’t seem to be a change at all?
@tajmo: Originally, yes. Now it have come to mean either infinitesimal, minuscule, negligible, imperceptible, indiscernible, inconsequential, insignificant, immaterial, immeasurable, inefficient, impotent or inactive. ;-)
Jul
1
comment What is a word that means “belief in the good nature of humankind”?
Or naïve perhaps? ;-)
Jun
30
comment What is the difference between “quicker” and “faster”?
@John Y: I thought it tasted a bit wrong. A short duration makes sense, while a short time not really that much.
Jun
28
comment What is the difference between “quicker” and “faster”?
What about "shortest time"? Wouldn't that be even more accurate?