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Mar
16
comment Word for a person who learned something in the past, but is now back down to beginner level?
not actually a word but: renewbie
Mar
2
comment What is a word/phrase to describe someone who thinks someone else is perfect?
They are fools.
Sep
10
awarded  Popular Question
Jun
15
awarded  Teacher
Jun
15
answered A single word for a person who couldn't fulfill his/her dream
Mar
28
comment Is “women men girls love meet die” a valid sentence?
@JanusBahsJacquet I'm not trying to, and I'm not going to debate nature vs. nurture on this. I'm only pointing out that he provides no support for his nature claim.
Mar
27
comment Is “women men girls love meet die” a valid sentence?
@JanusBahsJacquet We are commenting on entirely different distinctions. Whether the failure is due to an inherent limitation or just limited experience is the distinction I was calling out. The phrases peculiar limitation of the human brain and it shouldn't, if you're human implies that the disability is inherent, that we(humans) flat out lack the capacity. Donkey does a good job explaining the construct and how to parse it, while continually commenting that we can't do so.
Mar
26
comment Is “women men girls love meet die” a valid sentence?
I don't see support for your claim that there is a limitation of the human brain to parse this. Seems more reasonable to me to be a limit of our experience with such constructs that causes difficulty in parsing. At first glance I my response was "eh?" But after a few minutes reading answers, I'm able to more readily parse the next example down the page.
Jan
12
comment Meaning of “She was a girl who for a ringing phone dropped exactly nothing”
+1 Context is everything. When I first read the sentence, I envisioned two possibilities: 1. Her phone rings, but she does not allow it to distract her from what she is doing. 2. Her phone simply never rings, and has therefore never dropped anything. The second being a round about way of describing her as homely or ugly. (I'm imagining the inner dialog of some film noir detective.) In context, 2 is clearly not the case.
Dec
29
awarded  Scholar
Dec
29
accepted Is there an antonym for the verb form of delegate?
Dec
17
revised A word for “intimate friends” without any kind of romance?
restored quotes (to avoid link rot) and attribution from Mirriam Webster (to avoid plagiarism)
Dec
17
suggested approved edit on A word for “intimate friends” without any kind of romance?
Dec
17
comment A word for “intimate friends” without any kind of romance?
kindred spirits does not exclude the possibility of romance.
Dec
17
revised A word for “intimate friends” without any kind of romance?
Added links and definitions of platonic to illustrate it is the correct word.
Dec
17
comment A word for “intimate friends” without any kind of romance?
@GreenAsJade while some definitions of platonic do not require intimacy (see my proposed edit), it does typically imply closeness (intimacy) just not physical intimacy. I cannot recall ever seeing platonic used in a situation describing a casual relationship. Despite OP's wish for another word, it is the only offering here that actually specifically excludes the sexual while embracing closeness.
Dec
17
suggested approved edit on A word for “intimate friends” without any kind of romance?
Dec
16
awarded  Student
Dec
16
asked Is there an antonym for the verb form of delegate?
Sep
3
comment Neutral alternative to “deny” to mean “assert the untruth [of a claim]”
@ErikKowal don't you dare taint my algebra.