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Jul
3
reviewed Reject What is “a canary in a coal mine”?
Jul
2
comment Deference vs Respect: What's the difference?
Can you show a cited source that defines "respect" as a slightly diluted version of "deference"?
Jul
2
comment Is there an idiomatic phrase that means that one is in “total agreement”?
Can you say what you want the replacement phrase to convey that your two examples aren't saying?
Jul
2
comment native-speaker's errors?
Besides looking suspicious, what, specifically do you see as a problem with those phrases?
Jul
2
comment Most fitting word for a time interval with specific start and end?
As long as there is only the single appointment in the paragraph, for example, I imagine you could use "appointment" or "2-hour appointment" to satisfy your need to clarify and define that period.
Jul
2
comment Most fitting word for a time interval with specific start and end?
Can you please provide an example sentence with ______ where the word or phrase would be placed? Otherwise, I'm not sure I'm getting your meaning.
Jul
1
comment Write a short story on Sea Voyage
Keelhaul, matey, Moby Dick, poopdeck, parrot, scurvy - to enrich the story!
Jul
1
comment What is this type of idiom called: “I know he's not the smartest person in the world, but…”
@Sankarane - unless it's also a form of sarcasm where you might say about someone who is stunning, "Eh! She's not bad looking!"
Jul
1
comment Write a short story on Sea Voyage
@DanBron - you just made me laugh out loud!
Jun
30
comment Proper ways of saying “just had” or “expecting” a child for future guardians that aren't the birth mother
I'd expect that they can simply be expectant parents or they can say "we just had a baby" without needing to delve into the legal and biological nuances.
Jun
30
comment Non-technical word or phrase to describe a data “query”
Lol @J.R. I work in a technical support role and firmly believe that sometimes only sock puppets can communicate adequately for me.
Jun
30
comment Non-technical word or phrase to describe a data “query”
Not to get too nitpicky here but if the OP felt that their colleague might not fully understand what a "query" represented, I'm not sure that "retrieval request" or even possibly "information request" might be well understood. It's not necessarily a technical word or concept that will fill this request as much as a word that spans the gap between IT and end user, IMO.
Jun
30
answered Non-technical word or phrase to describe a data “query”
Jun
30
comment What's an adjective for “pertaining to donkeys”?
Definitely interesting! :-)
Jun
30
comment What's an adjective for “pertaining to donkeys”?
I'm trying to figure out why we need to see the adjective for wasps and warblers, etc., when the OP asked about donkeys? :-/
Jun
30
comment Is there an idiom suggesting the following fact: The name of the book belies the theme in it.
I think it's "you can't judge a book by its cover".
Jun
29
comment Term when a brand name become synonymous of the product it produces
It sounds like he's looking for the word for the replacement of a noun (such as automobile) with a brand (such as BMW). I'm waiting for him to provide an example sentence as WS2 has requested.
Jun
29
comment Term when a brand name become synonymous of the product it produces
I'm not sure the OP is suggesting that in his example "BMW" is used as an eponym for any automobile. That would be different that any tissue being referred to as a "Kleenex" or photocopy, a "Xerox", right?
Jun
29
comment What does “the networked listened” mean in regard to NBCUniversal’s decision to break off relations with Donald Trump?
I think that's a typo and what was intended was "the network listened". The network being NBC.
Jun
29
comment What is the word that means to accuse someone of a crime, to divert attention from the guilt of the accuser
Slander and hatchet job are fine for the falsely accusing part of the question but don't really address the "diverting the attention from the accuser" part of the question.