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Jul
8
comment Idiom for someone who buys all the best gear to do something before they even have a basic proficiency?
Yep, it's definitely time to start using this here in the US and hoping it spreads!
Jul
8
comment Idiom for someone who buys all the best gear to do something before they even have a basic proficiency?
@gnasher729 That might make sense for a relatively cheap instrument for which the lower-quality versions have notable defects, such as a ukelele. As a musician myself, though, I don't think I'd ever recommend beginners start with expensive instruments; they're just too expensive asa way to "try out" a hobby.
Jun
6
comment Word for taking too much pride in something mediocre
To be fair, a burger a minute for five minutes straight does sound like something I, at least, couldn't manage.
May
27
comment A correct word for 'learnful'
@Mari-LouA 868? That's nothing. Even "logorrhea" has 11,500 results. I've never encountered the word "learningful" until your comment.
May
25
comment What is a word for what gladiators do?
I'm a bit confused. If you're looking for a word to describe what they do besides fighting, then why is "arena fighting" an option? Is the "X" in the sentence where the desired word goes, or does it go in the ellipsis (i.e. the "...")?
May
1
answered What is a similar word to “comprehensive” that doesn't suggest absolutely everything will be covered?
Apr
30
comment In a single word, how can you describe something as being made by women for women?
@ScotM I didn't say that my opinion is "correct." I said that your statement is politically incorrect. This is a judgment of tone as much as it is of your factual claim: "invade" is pretty strong language to describe wearing nail polish!
Apr
29
comment In a single word, how can you describe something as being made by women for women?
@Oldbag FYI, as a consumer, I am unlikely to buy anything with a GYNARCHY trademark. That just sounds terrible.
Apr
29
comment In a single word, how can you describe something as being made by women for women?
"Yes, men can invade feminine territory, but it is still feminine territory." That...that is too non-PC even for me, and I'm no fan of political correctness.
Apr
27
comment What is a more sophisticated term for 'needs'?
@Fiodor I...wouldn't recommend it, actually. "Their necessities" would sound to me like some sort of allusion to the material "necessities" of life.
Apr
26
comment What is a more sophisticated term for 'needs'?
What is the context in which you're writing? It sounds like you're trying to elevate your diction by finding "fancy" synonyms, which unfortunately almost never comes off as eloquent, and in fact most native speakers can generally recognize this tactic, which makes whoever's using it seem less sophisticated--especially if you use a word in a non-idiomatic way because you're not familiar with it.
Mar
24
comment Can you use “same” without “the”?
@DCShannon In the sentence, though, there is no "previous person." It's clear enough what the intended meaning is, but it takes some logical gymnastics and is fairly awkward. (Of course that's subjective, but it's my take.)
Mar
24
comment Can you use “same” without “the”?
@DCShannon To me there's no clear meaning for "identical person" (identical to what?), much less "duplicate person" (a clone, maybe?).
Mar
24
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Mar
23
comment Can you use “same” without “the”?
That's certainly not a typo, though I would have phrased it as "stipulation that the same person may not," rather than "no same person may." So I guess I'd say I don't really consider that "good English", but it's an attestation, at least.
Mar
23
comment Can you use “same” without “the”?
In what context can "no same person" be used? When I read that my mind automatically leaps to it being a typo of "no sane person."
Mar
19
comment Single word for collective knowledge of plants and cultivation?
Well, unless you're a muggle, there's "herbology."
Mar
15
comment What's the meaning of “I'm slinging mad volume and fat stacking benjies”?
It should go without saying that this is not Standard English.
Mar
8
comment Single word for “pleasant to look at”
@AnguishLanguish beautifully put.
Mar
8
comment Single word for “pleasant to look at”
Er.....you might want to mention that "eye-candy" is probably demeaning in some contexts.