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Jul
28
comment Word for “a deep study”
@stevesliva General originally meant “in all cases, with no exceptions,” and has completely switched meaning to “in most cases, but with frequent or expected exceptions.”
Jul
27
answered Word for “a deep study”
Jul
8
comment What does “2007 - date” mean?
In America, at least in my experience, resumes typically use “Present” rather than “date” in this kind of thing: 2007—Present for example.
Jun
26
comment A word for someone who intentionally makes vague negative comments and then refuses to explain them
Not nearly negative enough. It's a great word and with some negative modifier could be perfect, but on its own would not match the description in the question.
Jun
26
comment What is deliberately using complex sentences to confuse people called?
I love the word, but it's not specific enough. There are other ways of obfuscating than using complex sentences.
Jun
15
comment Is there an adjective that can be used for “increased storage capacity”
@talrnu Later on there is a quote of an example sentence with “smaller, faster, lighter, and __________ (new word here)” – “more capacious” is awkward in that blank.
Jun
15
comment Is there an adjective that can be used for “increased storage capacity”
Unfortunately the need for more to form the comparative of this word is problematic for parallelism in the example sentence, but it seems to be the right answer.
Jun
10
comment A word for when you are almost crying, but not quite yet?
@JimMack Or just lived in New York City long enough. Lots of Yiddish in local slang there.
Jun
6
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Jun
5
comment A hypernym for 'insects', 'worms' and the like
@talrnu There is a side: that just because you would be confused, that there is sufficient reason to believe enough people would be confused to warrant inclusion in the answer. So far, as far as I can tell, there is evidence here of at most three people who would even go so far as to be surprised, much less confused. This is literally what the voting mechanism is for, and the votes have shown quite clearly that a substantial number of people, dramatically more than the number of those who have expressed any form of agreement with you, are completely comfortable with this usage.
Jun
5
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Jun
4
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
4
comment A hypernym for 'insects', 'worms' and the like
@talrnu You already said as much, and I already said I disagree. I am not going to change my answer to match your opinion, because I disagree with you. I address the OED's inaccurate statements about how the word is used in North America in my answer. I do not feel that their error deserves more mention than I have already given it. If you wish to do the research to actually back up your statements, and make them more than mere opinion, I suggest you do so and make it an answer, if your research actually does back you up. Either way, continued commenting is inappropriate.
Jun
4
comment A hypernym for 'insects', 'worms' and the like
@talrnu I certainly would, and the definition given by M-W would definitely include them, since they are invertebrates that both creep and crawl.
Jun
4
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Jun
4
answered A hypernym for 'insects', 'worms' and the like
Jun
3
comment Word for someone who adopts lower class mannerisms
@hownowbrowncow Interestingly, the word “ghetto” originally referred to primarily-Jewish neighborhoods, and has only since been expanded from Jewish to any ethnic minority-majority neighborhoods. The term is not specific to blacks, except in certain parts of America where black-majority neighborhoods are the only minority-majority neighborhoods encountered.
Apr
30
comment The Road Warrior
I saw The Road Warrior first, and only later went back and watched Mad Max. Weird! Almost completely different movies. And yeah, Mad Max lacked pretty much everything interesting in The Road Warrior.
Apr
26
awarded  Civic Duty
Apr
4
comment Is there a word that means deliberately ignorant, choosing to ignore?
"Willful ignorance" is a phrase I hear commonly to mean exactly this, but I've never heard "willful blindness."