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


Feb
6
answered Is there a name for the emotional response to cuteness?
Feb
6
comment What is the origin of “earthling”?
"Earthite" sounds like a mineral, perhaps a hard clay. Any way to find the 16th-century source?
Feb
6
answered Should I use “his/her” or “its”?
Feb
6
answered Origin of the meaning of joe
Feb
6
comment Is there a difference between “disc” and “disk” for naming digital storage media?
@mickeyf: There is presently no reason to project that the density of semiconductor memory will ever exceed that of magnetic. Nor will anything supplant optical media for content hardcopy distribution, since they consist of pressed metal foil. "Trending toward historical" sounds like some weasel words.
Feb
6
comment What words are commonly mispronounced by literate people who read them before they heard them?
en.wiktionary.org/wiki/antipodes lists that as an acceptable alternative pronunciation.
Feb
6
comment What kind of accent is this?
100% Russian. Also he is apparently now in China, suggesting he crossed the land border.
Feb
6
comment What kind of accent is this?
He is not Spanish or Irish. Deduction, not induction.
Feb
6
revised Adjective of “ignore”
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Feb
6
answered “A lost cause, that is.”
Feb
6
answered Adjective of “ignore”
Feb
5
comment Would you say “quote/end quote”?
Odd girl. I'd say it out loud for a lollipop.
Feb
5
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Feb
1
answered What words are commonly mispronounced by literate people who read them before they heard them?
Jan
31
comment What's a word that can be used when something, such as a document, is purposely bland?
Yep. Despite meaning simplistic, its "neoclassical" sound gives the impression of "simplistic… like the common plebeians."
Jan
31
comment What's a word that can be used when something, such as a document, is purposely bland?
(1) Yes, but blandness is the usual result of timidness. (2) I've often heard it applied to products in reviews. It would work for a story, but probably not for a government report. I think it would work for signage (street or indoor) which is supposed to be eye-catching.
Jan
31
comment What does “If you're gonna get up in my face you'd better be ready to back it up!” mean?
@Elendil: More likely the quote is from somewhere on the Internet, and verbal aggression is the only option :v) . People get pretty worked up about "incisive arguments" these days, for better or worse.
Jan
31
answered “flavorx” v.s. “flavors”
Jan
31
comment What does “If you're gonna get up in my face you'd better be ready to back it up!” mean?
Acting on the aggression does not need to be physical. "Back it up" simply means "support it."
Jan
31
comment What does “Backing forward or backing back” in Hillary Rodham Clinton’s comment mean?
… And always twirling, twirling toward freedom!