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Aug
18
comment What's the difference between “Collaborate” and “Cooperate”?
This is a great answer. The latin etymology of "collaborate" was really helpful. It's obvious but I had never thought of it. I found this page because I had the same question as the OP, and this answer explained the difference.
Aug
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awarded  Popular Question
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awarded  Popular Question
Feb
15
comment Where does mercurial get its meaning?
I see. So it has to do with the planet and the god. I'm curious though... did the chemical element mercury derive its name from the same source? (Planet, god?)
Feb
15
revised Where does mercurial get its meaning?
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Feb
15
asked Where does mercurial get its meaning?
Feb
11
comment Difference between logs, timber, and lumber
@Jim Interesting. If you type "lumber yard" into Google Images you see both cases: (1) logs and (2) boards and planks.
Feb
11
comment Difference between logs, timber, and lumber
The article I mentioned says that lumber can immediately be used for construction or furniture. This seems to imply that lumber is already processed (sawn into boards and planks). I'm curious to know which definition is correct... and if you have a source to back yours up.
Feb
11
comment Difference between logs, timber, and lumber
It wasn't clear whether lumber implies that the wood is already sawn into boards and planks.
Feb
11
asked Difference between logs, timber, and lumber
Feb
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accepted What does “a riff on Shakespeare” mean?
Feb
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awarded  Curious
Feb
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accepted Connotations of “Salt of the earth”
Feb
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accepted Foot/head of stairs
Feb
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asked What does “a riff on Shakespeare” mean?
Feb
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comment what word means “to be exposed to new things”?
I think "cross-pollination" stands out like a neon shirt. It might be overdoing it.
Feb
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asked Foot/head of stairs
Dec
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revised Connotations of “Salt of the earth”
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Dec
23
comment Connotations of “Salt of the earth”
You wouldn't recommend the compliment? Now obviously I wouldn't given the compliment to just anyone, they would have to be the salt of the earth. But I think it's such a beautiful phrase, I see no reason not to use it.
Dec
23
comment Connotations of “Salt of the earth”
Ah, thanks for your comments. This definitely did not keep me up at night :) I was more interested in the expression itself. It's such a beautiful idiom, that it would be a shame to avoid it for ambiguity.