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comment Single word for “pleasant to look at”
Why not? To me it's an overused, therefore common word with a diluted meaning. It also fails to carry any connotation of compulsion or steering of behaviour, as in "you do not want to let it wander out of your sight." A sunset, a flower arrangement, or a passerby might be beautiful; while a rare viewer might pause, stare, and/or become slackjawed, this is unusual. Certainly others will casually note the beauty but move on immediately.
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answered Single word for “pleasant to look at”
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comment Why is WFM used for “working from home”?
I've seen 'wfh' degenerate to 'wtf' a few times.
Jul
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comment What is the error called when two letters are mistakenly swapped?
xp is the 'transpose' command in the text editor vi
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comment Origin of the word “cum”
@oosterwal: Acknowledged. 'Scum' did come* to mean ejaculate in some contexts, but not, apparently, in a timeframe that would have influenced this spelling. [* No pun intended. Really.]
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comment Origin of the word “cum”
@oosterwal: etymonline.com/index.php?search=scumbag&searchmode=none
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comment What does “pregnant pause” mean?
Although if overused, it loses its effect, and becomes little more than a catchphrase.
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answered What does “pregnant pause” mean?
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comment Is there a correct gender-neutral, singular pronoun (“his” versus “her” versus “their”)?
"Singular 'they' enjoys a long history" indeed! It was good enough for King James, it's good enough for me: itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003485.html
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revised All up in my grill?
fixed wikipedia link
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comment Is it Web site or website?
@Alex, that would explain the ringing in my ears every time I look at it. Please forgive my contrived example, but I'm leaving it because I can't think of a better one.