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Recovering pedant, perpetual academic.


Aug
19
answered Synonym for: It may take longer than expected (ie. a meeting)
Jul
29
asked Why do we say “in” a movie but “on” a TV show?
Jul
29
comment Is there a word or phrase meaning to plant my idea in someone else’s mind?
You could also refer to this as performing a Jedi mind trick.
Jul
29
comment Is there a word or phrase meaning to plant my idea in someone else’s mind?
On 30 Rock, Jack Donaghy says he never goes to sleep on a plane because he doesn’t want to get “incepted.” [clip]
Jul
7
answered What to call the “things that nobody talks about”?
Jul
7
comment What to call the “things that nobody talks about”?
The problem is that OP is asking for a name for the unmentionable things themselves, not a name for the act of bringing them up.
Jul
7
comment What to call the “things that nobody talks about”?
The definition and etymology you quote come from ODO if you’re interested in the “real” source.
Jul
4
accepted Word for design homage to previous versions of technology
Jul
4
asked Word for design homage to previous versions of technology
Jun
17
comment a word that means something like a “seal of approval.”
The question is not about identification to any degree of specificity. It's about validation.
Jun
10
awarded  Caucus
Jun
4
comment Idiom for “the first attempt (of something) is never right”
@Leonid So literally “first pancake blob”? Google Translate suggests “practice makes perfect” and “better luck next time” (you may have already checked this).
Jun
4
comment Idiom for “the first attempt (of something) is never right”
I'm having trouble finding the phrase in Russian. Would you mind posting it?
Jun
4
comment English equivalent for this German term “Salzamt”?
I'm all AmE and have never heard this. My grandma used to tell me to “go suck an egg” in a similar vein.
May
30
revised A phrase for “to get heavily involved in something”
added 600 characters in body
May
30
answered A phrase for “to get heavily involved in something”
May
20
comment What is the verb to use?
My own sense of “frenetic” is that it covers a wider variety of motions than anything someone would do at a keyboard. There is also the fact that “frenetic” is almost never used as an adverb, so it may not be clear to the masses.
May
16
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
17
answered Is there a noun that means “the state of being flustered”?
Apr
15
revised Why “daily” and not “dayly”?
more conventional use/mention punctuation, arrow characters, fixed bolding, minor rewording for clarity