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Jan
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awarded  Autobiographer
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
awarded  Notable Question
Sep
1
awarded  Nice Question
Jul
23
comment Single word for frequently reassessing a task or situation
overreprioritization is probably a terrible word to coin
Apr
13
awarded  Popular Question
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
awarded  Nice Question
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"??
Oct
14
comment Is there a way to tell whether a “long face” is sad or just long?
I'd say "long face" falls into the same category as "hot dog". It's such a well-recognized expression, the literal translation almost never applies. Instead, you'd say "a long, narrow face" to avoid confusion.
Oct
14
comment Is “fresher” really a “proper” English word?
If you're using it to mean "more fresh", than it definitely is a word, albeit in a different sense.