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I post on Usenet using my real name, David Krauss.


May
28
answered Is the opposite of 'within', 'without'?
May
22
comment Idiom for the phrase “someone who gets what he deserved”
@BigHomie No, that refers to process service, which is often undeserved.
Apr
27
comment What is the word for something that is non-divisible?
Perhaps, but honestly have you ever seen this word in real usage or did you just get it from a reference? It's not in Webster's or Oxford American dictionaries, but it is fairly common in French. I seriously suspect it's not an English word but just made it into some dictionaries by data-mining.
Apr
27
comment turned his back on
Means he ignited his derriere?
Apr
27
comment What is the word for something that is non-divisible?
Googling for "insecable", and excluding dictionaries, reveals that it mainly comes up in English translations of text from languages where it's a more common word, or quotations of untranslated text. Also it is used to describe non-breaking spaces in typography. IMO it doesn't belong in the dictionary, at least with such a general definition… you can't expect anyone to just know the word.
Apr
27
comment What is the word for something that is non-divisible?
@tchrist That's the manual for GCC, not the language standard. However, pointers are composite and not fundamental so it's probably not the difference OP is thinking of.
Apr
27
comment What is the word for something that is non-divisible?
@tchrist It seems a poor assumption that the language must be C or C++, but anyway no, the term primitive is not used (in reference to types) in those standards. There are scalar types though, and C has atomic types.
Apr
22
comment Is there a word to describe someone who is always defeated at my hand?
Add perennial, traditional, usual or the like to express an ongoing relationship.
Apr
18
answered Is there a noun that means “the state of being flustered”?
Mar
13
comment What does “Come-to Jesus (moment / stage / meeting)” mean? Is it a popular word?
Does Langley refer to the CIA or to the entire military-industrial complex in the same region?
Feb
22
comment What is another way of saying “final solution?”
or "end result."
Feb
12
comment Is there a term for your parent's ex-spouse who is not your biological parent?
"Erstwhile upbringer" has a ring to it…
Jan
8
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Dec
9
comment A single word for “blind” and “slow on the uptake”
It sounds like the word you're looking for is "shortsighted." It's a valid medical term for needing lenses to see things far away, and as a shortsighted/nearsighted person, I can say it's certainly not offensive to apply in the figurative sense. "Myopic" is also used in this way but may be obscure to some.
Dec
9
comment Specific verb for “training an apprentice”?
That's just a brief process, a crash course… an apprentice is more like a protege.
Aug
14
comment Word for using quotation as part of sentence
If the author is using it allusively, does that make the phrase allusory?
May
28
comment “Man” is to “womanizer” as “woman” is to what?
@HaLaBi Their definition includes cougars…
Apr
1
comment “Saving on the parrot's chocolate is futile”
Stopping that habit won't save much chocolate, but it might save the parrot.
Feb
15
comment Word for “the question this one was closed as a dupe of”
@sbi: Oh, I thought the software always chose just one, perhaps arbitrarily.
Feb
15
answered Word for “the question this one was closed as a dupe of”