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revised Rubber baby buggy bumpers
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comment Rubber baby buggy bumpers
@Mari-LouA: Correct. Why didn't you change it? I wouldn't have taken umbrage, or been miffed, annoyed, irritated, riled, peeved, irritated, nettled, vexed, or even goaded! Don
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revised Rubber baby buggy bumpers
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comment Rubber baby buggy bumpers
@Jim: Thanks for the correction. I'll change Sally to she forthwith. (Must have been a clerical error!). Don
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answered Rubber baby buggy bumpers
Apr
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comment Word for Impossible Solution to All Problems
There will always be trouble in paradise! Don. Or as the book of Proverbs says, "Better is little with the fear of the LORD Than great treasure and turmoil with it" (15:16).
Apr
1
comment Word/phrase like Schadenfreude, but a feeling of comfort or satisfaction?
"He who mocks the poor taunts his Maker; He who rejoices at calamity will not go unpunished" (Proverbs 17:5). Also, "Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, And do not let your heart be glad when he stubles; Or the LORD will see it and be displeased, And turn His anger away from him" (Proverbs 24:19).
Apr
1
comment Ambiguity using because
Is it hot in here, or is it just me?
Apr
1
comment Fight + preposition (with, over, about, against)
@WS2: You lost me at the second right past the stop sign but before the convenience store on the left! Don
Mar
31
comment Fight + preposition (with, over, about, against)
@WS2: Believe it or not, I toyed with your idea which suggests that "over the bed" could indicate a direction (i.e., over = above), but the idea kind of evaporated. Besides, I think the more common expression in that case would be "The brothers fought ON the bed." I could be wrong, however. Don
Mar
31
comment Fight + preposition (with, over, about, against)
@JanusBahsJacquet: Good point. I'll modify my answer accordingly. (Aren't you glad I didn't say, "Meh, it's just a matter of semantics"! Don
Mar
31
revised Fight + preposition (with, over, about, against)
expanded a bit, again
Mar
31
revised Fight + preposition (with, over, about, against)
expanded a bit
Mar
31
answered Fight + preposition (with, over, about, against)
Mar
28
comment Term for someone very good at dodging being blamed?
Didn't the saying "Teflon president" come into vogue during Reagan's administration?
Mar
28
comment Can “capable of being hurt…” mean a kind of ability?
I think the headmaster could have expressed himself/herself better by saying, ". . . to be vulnerable and empathetic." For a teacher or parent to feel empathy requires an emotional connection which can be felt in any number of ways, including hurt.
Mar
19
answered What is a “good stop gap”?
Mar
16
comment Meaning of the phrasal verb “divert from”
Or, "crowd, whose attention was momentarily diverted from the threatening gunfire . . .."
Mar
16
comment 'Boring' is to 'bores' as 'tedious' is to what?
To you, something tedious is a tedium. In other words, you find a tedious action to be a tedium. Sorry, you can't say "It tedes me"! (Well, strictly speaking you can, but most folks won't understand you.). I think you can also say that you find--or have found--something (fill in the blank) to be a tedium.