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Nov
17
accepted Phrasing the main point as a parenthetical
Nov
12
asked Phrasing the main point as a parenthetical
Nov
7
comment Word for two collections that do not have any elements in common
I would use orthogonal when the criteria for one set are disjoint with the criteria for the other; in a sense, when the two sets cannot be meaningfully compared. Not apples vs. oranges but apples vs. a list of dictionary words.
Oct
23
comment Word request: Generalization of “spike” and “scuttle” and “slight”
What was “the only other possible one word answer [you] came up with”?
Oct
23
comment Why is “afford” always accompanied with “can”?
@augurar, I used that sense of the word afford in the comment you were replying to.
Oct
21
revised Name for altering a well known phrase in an obvious to convey a “new” concept?
Improve formatting
Oct
15
answered Name for altering a well known phrase in an obvious to convey a “new” concept?
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Aug
25
comment Word request: Generalization of “spike” and “scuttle” and “slight”
I suspect if you edited the answer to say, "there may be no such word; the memories of the author & his military friends are deceiving them," you would get plenty of up votes, though I could not mark that accepted without evidence of absence of such a word.
Aug
25
comment Word request: Generalization of “spike” and “scuttle” and “slight”
This is merely a restatement of the question. But thank you for reminding me of the term materiel.
Aug
25
revised Word request: Generalization of “spike” and “scuttle” and “slight”
It's a word, not a phrase; and materiel is a good word to use in the question.
Aug
24
revised Word request: Generalization of “spike” and “scuttle” and “slight”
It's a verb, not a policy, the author is looking for.
Aug
24
comment Word request: Generalization of “spike” and “scuttle” and “slight”
Yes, @Josh61; and under a scorched-earth policy, you ‹do something to› all equipment. Is there a verb for that action?
Aug
24
comment Word request: Generalization of “spike” and “scuttle” and “slight”
@jxh, none of the online dictionaries suggest any military meaning of “dismantle”.
Aug
24
revised Word request: Generalization of “spike” and “scuttle” and “slight”
Added scupper to the list of specific words I’m _not_ looking for.
Aug
24
asked Word request: Generalization of “spike” and “scuttle” and “slight”
Jul
13
awarded  Yearling
Jul
13
comment “unorthodox” vs “heterodox”
Not necessarily, @Pacerier; though it often has a negative denotation: the ortho in “orthodox” makes the claim that this is the One True Path.
Jul
13
comment “unorthodox” vs “heterodox”
Yes, @Pacerier, it does.
Jul
9
answered “unorthodox” vs “heterodox”