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comment Term for 'wounded (Callus-bearing) knuckles'
If you're not looking for the term specifically for self-induced vomited you'd be unwise to use it as a generalised term for calloused knuckles.
4h
comment A word relating to sad emotional drunkenness
There's also the expression 'pissed as a newt' (meaning 'drunk') which is adopted with other words to suggest that drunkenness was involved: "He was quite exuberant when he heard the news." "Oh yes, exuberant as a newt."
4h
comment How to express the idea of the company I am working for and not my company?
How about 'my employers'?
1d
comment Word for Secretive Marriage that is not Elope
Middle aged - why would you presume such a thing?
1d
comment Word for Secretive Marriage that is not Elope
@Centaurus You also say "how can two people, especially of opposite sexes, live under the same roof and still raise no suspicions that they are lovers". Do you really mean that two people even of the same sex are assumed to be lovers when they live together? What if 3 or more of mixed sexes share a house, is it up to the neighbours are snooping government to decide who is sleeping with who?
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comment Word for Secretive Marriage that is not Elope
@Centaurus I agree with Tonny. 'Marriage by habit and repute' has no standing in law, at least in the UK. Judges might consider them as such eg regarding custody of children if there's a break up, but couples who simply live together would find it extremely difficult to 'get half of the house' in a break up, to contest a will, or even be considered as next-of-kin if required to make choices in hospitals.
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answered Searching for a word to describe the entirety of something
Jun
22
comment Film Trailer or Film's Trailer?
+1 Ambiguity quite often happens in everyday speech, you can't prevent every eventuality, and it's often the basis for humour.
Jun
22
comment Film Trailer or Film's Trailer?
Correct punctuation and formatting would prevent any misunderstanding of that sort. Film titles should be in italics or quotes. Whether you add an apostrophe is irrelevant. Inside Out's trailer. "Inside Out" Trailer. Also, if 'inside out' is an adjective before a noun it is hyphenated to avoid such confusion - "This coat is inside out" OR "The inside-out coat was left on the hook". Punctuation is there for a reason.
Jun
22
comment I'm curious as to if you're interested?
It's valid in the sense that people say it. But I've never heard 'curious in if...'.
Jun
22
comment Do the words 'poster' and 'mixer' have one or two morphemes?
So is a ginger a person who ginges? :)
Jun
22
answered Word for winning because the competitors were miraculously all worse
Jun
18
awarded  Popular Question
Jun
11
comment “it's my stag do, so I won't”
Which part is confusing you? If it's 'do' (which is usually a verb) you need to google "stag do" which will tell you what this is. If you don't understand why he won't enjoy himself, see @FumbleFingers comment.
Jun
10
comment A word for when you are almost crying, but not quite yet?
My first thought was 'welling up'
Jun
4
awarded  single-word-requests
Jun
3
comment What is the difference between 'Aggressive' and 'Agressiveness'? They are both adjectives in the dictionary
Are you sure Aggressiveness is listed as an adjective? How could you say "You have a very aggressiveness dog"? Aggressiveness is a noun.
Jun
3
answered A hypernym for 'insects', 'worms' and the like
Jun
3
comment Word or Short Phrase to Describe Standing In Relation to One's Own Past Performance
How about Progress, Progression, Achievement, Attainment?
Jun
3
comment The noun “alternative”
The reason is we now speak 21st century English and not 2000 year old Latin (yes I know Latin was used in some form or other over many centuries, but that didn't make a pithy sentence). Things have moved on since Romans and monks were making the rules.