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May
28
comment A correct word for 'learnful'
"Learnful" sounds like a playful neologism - I would know what the speaker meant. But "educational" is probably the more conventional choice.
Apr
21
comment Odd, affected pronunciation of “realtor”
BTW - this seems to have come and gone. I don't hear the affected pronunciation in commercials anymore.
Apr
21
comment Odd, affected pronunciation of “realtor”
Imagine your physician started insisting that you call him "Dockit-TORE", with a slight pause between the syllables. At best, you'd think him insane. If you were a linguist, you'd say, there are rules for pronouncing the "tor" suffix, descended from Latin, and if you try to make up your own rules for some delusion of copyright enforcement (see below), you're a jackass.
Apr
21
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Apr
21
comment Odd, affected pronunciation of “realtor”
My thought on the voice over was "you drop all this coin on an expensive radio commercial campaign and then leave me distracted the entire time by this bizarre pronunciation? Very strange.
Feb
9
comment What's the origin of “Copycat”?
Alliteration plays a role here - consider "busybody".
Jan
12
comment What is a formal equivalent of “get (a)round something”?
"Circumvent" is literally Latin for "they went around".
Dec
20
awarded  Yearling
Dec
15
comment Non-religious equivalent expression for “Pray for [Country X]” after a disaster
"Pray" means to ask, to implore. Whom are you bidding the speaker to implore if the context is not religious? I would vote for "Think wishfully for..."
Dec
12
answered What is a word in English that means “able to learn new things quickly”?
Dec
12
comment Is there a saying or proverb for a situation where the weakest party will always lose?
Forty-two year-old native English speaker...I have never heard this. "The house always wins" (below) is how I would express this sentiment.
Nov
13
accepted Is there a word to describe a work of art that relies on astronomical conditions?
Nov
13
comment Is there a word to describe a work of art that relies on astronomical conditions?
Wfaulk, I think "analemmatic projection art" is the answer...I'm getting other examples of the art on Google now. Go ahead and post it and I'll accept it.
Nov
13
comment Is there a word to describe a work of art that relies on astronomical conditions?
Yes, wfaulk, that's exactly what I'm talking about.
Nov
12
asked Is there a word to describe a work of art that relies on astronomical conditions?
Sep
28
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
18
comment How to name or define a new word?
I would think that a frontgator was someone who was pretending to be Cajun.
Aug
27
reviewed Approve Use of Past Simple vs Past perfect in sentences with since
Aug
25
answered “What do you be?”
Aug
25
comment Term meaning careful and thorough, almost excessively so
In software - "building a bathtub out of rocket parts".