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Apr
20
comment Euphemism for diarrhea
I'm having "stomach problems" or "stomach issues". Like the phrase "woman/lady thing/problem", it's vague enough not to gross anyone out, but specific enough that they know what you're talking about. It also gives them an opening to ask if they really want more details ("what kind of problems? a friend of mine's a doctor and he says ...")
Mar
26
comment Word for a post-meeting 'justified prejudice'?
"wary" doesn't quite mean the same thing, but might work.
Jan
27
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Jan
7
comment Word to describe a person who volunteers often
A communitarian, perhaps?
Jan
7
comment What is a word that describes a person who has difficulty speaking with girls?
Upvote for subtle Big Bang Theory reference.
Jan
7
comment What is a word that describes a person who has difficulty speaking with girls?
Upvote for subtle Red Dwarf reference.
Jan
7
comment What is a word for a person who constantly speaks negatively?
Er, as Wikipedia notes, the slang phrase Debbie Downer existed long before the character did.
Nov
5
comment How to jokingly express an “if you pay me, I'll say it” attitude?
Has no one mentioned the word "lobbyist", as in "I'm a lobbyist at heart"?
Sep
16
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Jul
23
comment Single word for frequently reassessing a task or situation
overreprioritization is probably a terrible word to coin
Apr
13
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Apr
5
comment A single term for the duration between sunrise and sunset?
Actually, given the 2nd definition, isn't "day" ambiguous, since it may or may not include twilight?
Apr
5
comment A single term for the duration between sunrise and sunset?
As a nitpicky detail, the synodic day is generally "noon" to "noon", not "sunrise" to "sunrise". Source: slittlefair.staff.shef.ac.uk/teaching/phy115/session2/sunMotion/… The Wikipedia page appears to be unsourced and slightly inaccurate, alas. The time of sunrise varies due to other factors, such as the Earth's tilt, and doesn't actually measure the time of the Earth's rotation.
Feb
5
comment Word for pattern made by curtains
"continuous motion" is what I meant. What are the odds of finding linguistic nitpickers here? ;)
Feb
5
comment Word for pattern made by curtains
Doesn't undulating imply constant motion though?
Nov
19
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Oct
31
comment What's a good synonym for “good to know”?
beneficial or beneficial knowledge
Oct
26
comment “Decorated with taste” or “tastefully decorated”
The first one seems awkward to me, and I prefer the second. An alternative to the first: "The person who decorated the house shows good taste". Combining the passive voice with "taste" seems peculiar.
Oct
24
comment Are there any synonyms for someone who has opted into something?
"volunteered"??