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location San Antonio, TX
age 35
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seen Aug 19 at 14:05

Career: Software Developer
Degree: B.S. Computer Information Systems.
Certificates: MCP: HTML5 Development with CSS3 & JavaScript
                      MCP: Programming with C#


favorite joke: Knock knock. Who's there? ... (long pause) ... Java!

Favorite quote: "I cried because I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no feet. -Anonymous-


Projects:   plus.google.com/113946341668470653930/photos


Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Dec
26
accepted Is there a word that conveys 'keeping someone wondering purposely'?
Dec
26
comment Is there a word that conveys 'keeping someone wondering purposely'?
You were correct Tim. My original review of 'tantalize' in Webster revealed "to cause (someone) to feel interest or excitement about something that is very attractive, appealing, etc.", which, in my haste, incorrectly associated with 'flirtatious'. A more thorough review of your answer revealed "torment or tease (someone) with the sight or promise of something that is unobtainable," which is exactly what I was looking for. Please for forgive my misconception.
Dec
24
comment Is there a word that conveys 'keeping someone wondering purposely'?
I was going to go with this as the answer, but decided against it for the same reason I couldn't go with provocative- Too heavily associated with erotica.
Dec
24
comment Is there a word that conveys 'keeping someone wondering purposely'?
I believe the context of my scenario may have been misinterpreted. This isn't as if "the public" was waiting for a hiring manager to make a decision, as one might with a job opening, but rather someone who simple says "We have made a decision" out of the blue, then not saying what it was. Martin Luther King publicly saying "I have a dream" and then thanking everyone for being so supportive of him without telling them what his dream is. Or a person who asks if you want to hear a joke, then says "a guy walks into a bar" and then leaves without telling the punch line.
Dec
24
asked Is there a word that conveys 'keeping someone wondering purposely'?
Feb
20
awarded  Critic
Feb
10
awarded  Editor
Feb
10
revised Advocate versus Partisan
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Feb
10
accepted Advocate versus Partisan
Feb
10
awarded  Scholar
Feb
10
awarded  Supporter
Feb
10
comment Advocate versus Partisan
Eloquently put StoneyB. This is along the same conclusion I reached about an hour ago, which is why I decided to bring it in here as a last measure of reassurance. Who better to put the nail in this coffin than you folks. You all have my thanks.
Feb
9
comment Advocate versus Partisan
I looked them up in every dictionary, thesaurus, word vs. word site that I could find on the web. Easily 14 variations or so. I just type in "Partisan Definition" in Google. Same with Advocate. === What kicked this all off was my speech class. In the book it says, "When your general purpose is to persuade, you act as an advocate or a partisan." === How can someone be 'this or that' if they're both the same thing? The in my search I see things like "Partisan Advocate," which means biased supporter... that's exactly what Partisan is supposed to be. (Mind begins melting)
Feb
9
comment Advocate versus Partisan
Note: If there were something in the dictionary mentioning Advocate as "not taking sides" or "supports all views" than the difference would be cut and dry, biased versus non-biased. That is not the case though.
Feb
9
awarded  Student
Feb
9
asked Advocate versus Partisan