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Dec
9
answered What is less harsh than “brainwashing”?
Dec
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comment Phrase to describe a moving goal that is forever just out of reach
I'm tempted to suggest "Racing Zeno" or "Chasing Zeno" depending on the exact context.
Oct
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Sep
25
comment What does “medical scare” mean?
If the ailment is personal or embarrassing saying that it was a medical scare or health scare instead of going into specific details about what was wrong can also give enough information so we know approximately what happened without violating the person's privacy.
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Jun
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comment An old car in bad condition
Sadly my original source is usage. That the dictionary also lists it in their example but beyond that, I'm not having much luck finding it using google's ngram viewer... trying to come up with a short phrase that also maintains context is hard.
Jun
30
comment What is the sound of teeth hitting each other in cold weather called?
Google Ngram viewer suggests it's rare relative to Chattering but does get used. I must have read a lot of books from the 1890s. (;
Jun
30
answered What is the sound of teeth hitting each other in cold weather called?
Jun
30
answered An old car in bad condition
Jun
12
comment A word for a “non-logged in” user
Google Docs does this ... except instead of user it's <random animal> ... So you might have Anonymous Alpaca, Anonymous Bat, ... Anonymous Koala etc. If you're logged in it shows your name instead.
Jun
8
answered What do you call psychological diseases that affect many people at once (or many people of a society)?
May
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answered Site hopping, non-related subjects, wasting time on the internet
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comment Site hopping, non-related subjects, wasting time on the internet
xkcd.com/214 "The Problem with Wikipedia"...
Mar
2
accepted Full Steam Ahead … malappropriated when applied to Trains?
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Dec
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revised 'Changes from' or 'Changes to'
clarification
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Nov
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comment Gender-neutral alternative to “craftsmanship”?
You're right Martha. Let's also call them Policemen. Who cares if it's hurtful to someone if YOU have to think a little more carefully. That's not your problem.