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Oct
21
comment Word for “all the groups an item belongs to”?
The concept of "transitive closure" or "reachability" may apply here.
Sep
11
comment Does “split” necessarily mean 50/50?
I think that would be "split in halves". Since "split in two" means "split into two pieces", wouldn't "split in half" mean "split into half pieces", which doesn't quite seem correct.
Sep
11
comment Does “split” necessarily mean 50/50?
Actually, is 'split in half' valid or should it be 'split in two'? (snarky mathematician comment!)
Sep
3
asked Word meaning “expressing innocous concept with offensive near-homonym”
May
5
comment Largest open-source dictionary w/ brief definitions (not wiktionary)
wordlist.sourceforge.net
Apr
7
comment “Upper-case” is to “capital” as “lowercase” is to what?
Computer geeks informally say "no caps"
Mar
25
comment Gender-independent replacement for “fiancée” and “fiancé”
@Kosmonaut How about bride/groom? (not "spouse", since that's after they're married).
Mar
24
comment Gender-independent replacement for “fiancée” and “fiancé”
Is there one for aunt/uncle? Do gender neutral terms necessarily exist in all cases?
Mar
12
answered What is the longest word you can come up with that the letters are all in alphabetical order?
Mar
10
answered Is “princessship” a word? any other words where same letter comes 3 times consecutively?
Mar
6
comment What is a female ass called?
..... an assette ;)
Mar
6
asked What's the difference in saying “the average family” vs. “the family average”?
Feb
2
awarded  Commentator
Feb
2
comment Is there an informal way to describe a woman that can not have a baby?
Maybe it was simultaneous editing... my first time!
Jan
28
awarded  Teacher
Jan
28
answered Is there an informal way to describe a woman that can not have a baby?
Jan
8
asked Largest open-source dictionary w/ brief definitions (not wiktionary)
Jan
3
comment The word 'not' often doesn't mean total negation in mathematical sense?
@Rahul Thanks! I think this is exactly what I was seeing. The use of "not" as an understatement to indicate a strongly opposite quality, not merely negating an adjective.
Jan
3
accepted The word 'not' often doesn't mean total negation in mathematical sense?
Dec
28
comment The word 'not' often doesn't mean total negation in mathematical sense?
If you're saying "not a cheap hamburger" and "hamburger" have the same meaning, I disagree. The former suggests the hamburger is expensive or overpriced.