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Apr
30
comment Singular of “dice”
Could you please be more explicit about what this answer is supposed to mean? I can guess that you're offering evidence that die is the common singular of dice, but it'd be better if you simply wrote that.
Apr
30
comment Singular of “dice”
I've played games with rules to “roll a dice,” and I simply found them confusing!
Apr
30
comment Singular of “dice”
@DavidMulder There’s more than one “Oxford” dictionary just as there’s more than one “Webster” dictionary, and they’re not all equally helpful, respected, or authoritative. Please edit your question to indicate whether you mean the Oxford English Dictionary, the Oxford Dictionaries Online, or something different.
Apr
29
comment “I will make me a …” or “I will make myself a …”
@FumbleFingers It's not clear to me how this is a duplicate of that question, which is more about a specific instance where it's OK to use “me” in a reflexive context, and I don't think that applies here.
Apr
27
comment What is the word for something that is non-divisible?
I've seen atomic used both for operations and for storage. Both of your answers are excellent. +1
Apr
27
comment What does the “eggy” in “eggy data” mean?
Presuming that somebody reverts the vandalism in the article, nobody would ever encounter this eggy again. Previously we would have closed things like this as Too Localized.
Apr
26
comment What does the “eggy” in “eggy data” mean?
(It's not a bad question; it just isn't likely to help anyone if it's a nonsense word with no currency.)
Apr
26
comment What does the “eggy” in “eggy data” mean?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about the meaning of a meaningless nonce word.
Apr
23
comment Word for 'Lacking a subject'
I'm pretty sure there is such a literary device – this just isn't an example of it. (And I don't know whether it has a name, but I'd be interested in learning it if there is.)
Apr
23
comment Does the word “wizardry” have negative connotations?
Wiz and whiz usually mean wizardry, but with two Zs I suspect they more often mean urination.
Apr
23
comment Is there a single word that means “hitting the target but missing the point”?
@ArlaudPierre Unintended consequences wasn't given as an answer when I posted it; I was the person who suggested that ermanen add it!
Apr
23
comment A non slangy word for “distractible person”
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about giving names to things.
Apr
23
answered Is there a single word that means “hitting the target but missing the point”?
Apr
23
comment Is there a single word that means “hitting the target but missing the point”?
You might want to mention the law of unintended consequences more directly, in addition to the brief mention in your quote. I was thinking of posting it myself, but I think it'd be a better addition to your answer.
Apr
22
comment Slang names for souteneur
Oh wow, so that’s where mack daddy comes from?
Apr
22
comment I'm looking for a word that is the noun-form of “poorly-constructed” and ends with the -ation suffiix
For another thing, reparation probably doesn't work well in this context, where it would likely be taken to mean a payment for compensation of war.
Apr
22
comment How to understand 'flatter to deceive'?
Given the poetic example that Kris showed in comments, I suspect that this expression is more often used figuratively, that it's about glittery things not actually being gold.
Apr
22
comment What do CI, CIM, CID, CIB mean?
@MrHen I agree, it's a weird construction. I suspect that the speaker was a bit idiosyncratic, or that the OP misheard slightly, not being familiar with the terms. I could see “She can pretty much do CI anything,” for example.
Apr
22
comment How to understand 'flatter to deceive'?
@Kris That second example does not appear to be the same expression in the question, in form or meaning.
Apr
22
comment How to understand 'flatter to deceive'?
@Kris Context should really be in the question, and telling me to Google it is not constructive.