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Jun
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awarded  Constituent
Jun
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awarded  Caucus
May
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answered Can “erudite” be used to describe things other than humans?
May
2
comment What is a single word that means both 'Import' and 'Export'?
Usually software menus just say import/export. While we could probably come up with something fancy (I'd vote for porting, I guess, or the obscure and silly-sounding but correct portation), the users would probably understand the plain old import/export better. You might also consider synchronisation, which looks cool, but has a bit different meaning.
Apr
30
comment Solution to needs
This is interesting. Marketing speak obviously obscures this (probably via solution selling?), but it'd be nice to know if the phrase "solving a need" is a marketing-driven neologism, or a need could be solved earlier too? The ngram-viewer shows hits from the 1920s, but those may be false positives. Btw, I definitely feel a semantic difference between solving and meeting needs, so even if it's a neologism, it's a good one.
Apr
29
comment Is there an expression that means something bad as a precursor to something good?
Vonnegut's Player Piano has the main character struggling to express something like this. He comes up with: "the most beautiful peonies I ever saw were grown in almost pure cat excrement". It's not delicate, isn't really useful in a conversation, but captures the idea really well.
Apr
24
accepted What does the slang term “Joe Gland” mean?
Apr
24
comment What does the slang term “Joe Gland” mean?
Wow, this is awesome. Thank you so much!
Apr
23
asked What does the slang term “Joe Gland” mean?
Apr
23
comment Pre-planning vs planning
I feel obliged to point out that George Carlin had a wonderful rant about this use of the prefix pre- in his "Airline Announcements" sketch, citing pre-planning amongst pre-heating, pre-boarding, pre-recorded and pre-existing. He argues (in somewhat ruder terms) that pre- in these neologisms is entirely superfluous, used only to pretty up the original word in order to sound more important. "What does it mean to pre-board? You get on before you get on?"
Apr
2
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
2
awarded  Yearling
Apr
1
comment What do you call the child who doesn’t resemble his / her parents in English?
This is a really good one. Not only it's without any negative connotations of adultery, it actively reinforces the opposite. Really nice.
Apr
1
awarded  Teacher
Apr
1
answered What do you call the child who doesn’t resemble his / her parents in English?
Mar
29
awarded  Editor
Mar
29
revised The meaning of “meaning”
Blockquoted example sentence, changed awkward "below sentences" to "following sentences"
Mar
29
suggested suggested edit on The meaning of “meaning”
Apr
20
awarded  Critic
Mar
31
reviewed Reviewed Why doesn't the singular verb “pass” take an “-es” suffix in this sentence?