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Geek of all trades


Nov
27
comment Is there a word or phrase for someone who strongly disapproves of smoking, drinking and gambling?
@jxh M'kay, but is "to disapprove" the best word to describe this state of mind? I always presumed that disapproval must have some kind of external effect.
Nov
27
comment Is there a word or phrase for someone who strongly disapproves of smoking, drinking and gambling?
@jxh Why should I bother about the internal conflict of Uncle Peter, who drinks, smokes and gambles but strongly disapproves of his behaviour?
Nov
27
comment Is there a word or phrase for someone who strongly disapproves of smoking, drinking and gambling?
Same with me. But as the MW source you cite states, that first thought was not spot-on.
Sep
19
comment Why do some questions not start with an auxiliary verb?
possible duplicate of Why is there omission of subject in sentences like "Thought you'd never ask."
Jun
17
awarded  Caucus
Jun
17
awarded  Constituent
May
23
comment Shoot and intentionally miss
Why do you think the only alternative to killing is being killed? And why should the only alternative to being killed be killing?
Sep
4
awarded  Yearling
Jul
4
awarded  Informed
Dec
14
comment What's the difference between “ledger” and “accounts”?
+1 for the (imo quite good) short introduction to accountancy.
Dec
14
comment What is a good word to mean the inverse of debounce
Isn't that just reversing the signal's logic level? The first signal is the end of incoming signals, then you act and "debounce" by ignoring the ongoing lack of signals... ;)
Oct
16
comment Has elision revised the standard spelling of any words in the past century?
Does "donut" count? The omission of sounds is marginal, I admit.
Oct
11
comment Antonyms and mutually exclusive words
Sorry, you are right, in its current form it's a non-answer (pun intended). I will consider reworking it shortly or posting it as a comment.
Oct
11
answered Antonyms and mutually exclusive words
Oct
11
reviewed Reviewed “Unregister” vs “Deregister”
Oct
11
reviewed Reviewed When did “kid” start to mean “child”?
Oct
11
reviewed Reviewed What is a book about cooking called?
Oct
11
reviewed Reviewed How can this sentence be written correctly?
Oct
4
reviewed Reviewed What is the right definition of “cheeky”?
Oct
4
comment Hypernym for various parts of a plant
Parts or components of what? What is the common group they belong to?