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Jul
15
comment Proper term for people from eastern Asia
I've never heard "Asian" used in any context where it was intended to include the middle-eastern and central Asian peoples. I think most people in the US would get your meaning if you just said "Asian".
Feb
8
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Jan
17
awarded  Commentator
Jan
17
comment Is there a word for a person who doesn't think the rules apply to him?
@LucasMcCoy "Scoffer". That might be what I was looking for. A "self-important scoffer". Thanks.
Jan
17
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Jul
19
comment Why does “bananas” mean “crazy”?
Not being from Glasgow I couldn't definitively disagree with you, but in the US we have similar phrases ("just fell off the turnip truck", etc.) and they don't have anything to do with race or culture, but rather have to do with one having just arrived and not understanding local societal norms.
Jul
19
comment What is the noun to use when describing the characteristic of another word being plural (or not)?
I went with 'grammatical number'. Thanks (and thanks to RegDwight AAA).
Jul
19
accepted What is the noun to use when describing the characteristic of another word being plural (or not)?
Jul
19
comment What is the noun to use when describing the characteristic of another word being plural (or not)?
@RegDwightАΑA "grammatical number"? That's awful.
Jul
19
asked What is the noun to use when describing the characteristic of another word being plural (or not)?
Jan
12
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Nov
28
accepted “Graf” or “paragraph”
Nov
28
asked “Graf” or “paragraph”
Apr
9
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Mar
21
accepted Is there a word for a person who doesn't think the rules apply to him?
Mar
21
comment Is there a word for a person who doesn't think the rules apply to him?
I've marked jgbelacqua's summary answer as "the answer", although I still think there's a word out there to capture several of these words. Scofflaw isn't quite it because it doesn't convey the self-importance sense, and because disregarding the proper order of a city council meeting to magnify your own importance isn't quite illegal. I like contumacious, but it also doesn't really capture that egoist sense that needs to be included. Presumptuous is pretty close, but it doesn't quite capture the disregard of the formal order. Good answers all! I'll keep an eye out for more good words.
Mar
21
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Mar
21
comment Is there a word for a person who doesn't think the rules apply to him?
interesting. I wonder if impunity can be modified to be a character quality, like "impunitous" or something.
Mar
19
awarded  Nice Question
Mar
18
comment Is there a word for a person who doesn't think the rules apply to him?
The definition of the word is probably fitting, although I think it would convey the wrong magnitude of severity.