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Jan
15
comment What is worse than “mediocre”?
@Zenadix [citation needed]. My dictionary says "of only moderate quality; not very good: a mediocre actor," which pretty clearly agrees with me.
Jan
12
answered What is worse than “mediocre”?
Sep
19
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Sep
6
comment Is there a word that means “to fill with (positive) apprehension”?
That expresses being filled with anticipation. The question is for a verb describing the object of the eagerness.
Sep
6
answered Should a pilcrow disambiguate the beginning of one paragraph?
Sep
6
comment Should a pilcrow disambiguate the beginning of one paragraph?
@aparente001 That strategy trades off widow lines and excessive bottom margin. I'm not so much asking about alternative solutions as whether an ordinary adult audience will be bewildered by the pilcrow. The answer to that seems to be affirmative.
Sep
5
comment Should a pilcrow disambiguate the beginning of one paragraph?
@JEL OK, thanks. Isn't that an answer? (And, where do you recall seeing that?)
Sep
5
comment Should a pilcrow disambiguate the beginning of one paragraph?
@JEL More specifically, it will be published in open conference proceedings. The audience proper is the ISO standardization committee on a computer programming language. Rather literate crowd, but literacy in technical jargon is often completely independent of that in, ah, ordinary literature.
Sep
5
revised Should a pilcrow disambiguate the beginning of one paragraph?
added 188 characters in body
Sep
5
revised Should a pilcrow disambiguate the beginning of one paragraph?
added 124 characters in body
Sep
5
asked Should a pilcrow disambiguate the beginning of one paragraph?
Aug
31
revised “The Germans were attacking, and the French”. Why is it wrong?
title should match question
Aug
31
comment “The Germans were attacking, and the French”. Why is it wrong?
"The Germans were attacking, and [the Germans were] French." It's as grammatical as the rest, just not with the intended meaning.
Aug
31
suggested approved edit on “The Germans were attacking, and the French”. Why is it wrong?
Jul
21
awarded  Notable Question
Jun
30
comment What is the word that means to accuse someone of a crime, to divert attention from the guilt of the accuser
What does biblical etymology even mean? That the word was coined by someone translating a Christian bible? Why would new words be coined in that context?
May
17
comment Is there a word to describe a person who's addicted to downloading stuff from Internet?
To be clear, inventing words is not allowed on this site. Also, a "miser" is more properly someone who avoids spending resources, not someone who collects junk.
Apr
29
comment Is there a word or an idiom for people who only spend their families' money and fool around?
I don't think "babe" is feminine. If it sounds so, say "baby."
Apr
21
comment Expression for becoming homeless, which has the word 'street' in it? How about “pushed to the streets”?
@SvenYargs Not much. Also, there's "The men will cheer and the boys will shout. The ladies they will all turn out."
Jan
12
awarded  Yearling