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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"?
Jul
23
comment Single word for frequently reassessing a task or situation
overreprioritization is probably a terrible word to coin
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?
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.
Oct
14
comment What is the English word for treating someone with excessive care?
For a long time, I thought "kid gloves" were gloves worn by children. Actually, they're gloves made from young goats, also known as "kids".
Oct
14
comment What is the English word for treating someone with excessive care?
@KristinaLopez That's when you treat a fish very nicely ;) Or when someone named Molly writes a computer program.
Oct
14
comment How on Earth can we say 'a' moon?
The word "moon" can refer to the natural satellite of any planet. Io, Ganymede, Callisto, and Europa are the four largest moons of Jupiter. You may ping astronomy.stackexchange.com as well.
Mar
25
comment What is this construction?
The grammar Nazi in me wanted to change "conclude" to "concluded" (tense agreement), but edits sadly need to be at least 6 characters. OT: "tense agreement" is a good thing in grammar, a bad thing in international relations.
Mar
25
comment How will people understand this “I am not in a/the good state"?
Or that you're in Arizona... zing!