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Sep
29
asked Can one “affect” change?
Sep
29
accepted Etymology of “here goes nothing”?
Sep
28
comment Is “obscure” the same as “undocumented”?
@Karl: I believe people in technical circles do talk about documentation that nobody knows about: they call it "poorly documented".
Sep
27
comment Is “obscure” the same as “undocumented”?
@drɱ: not trying to hyper-analyze, merely trying to understand. I suppose if respondent had said "well documented" I would have had no cause to wonder about this question, so your answer points out something valuable.
Sep
27
asked Is “obscure” the same as “undocumented”?
Sep
25
asked Etymology of “here goes nothing”?
Sep
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accepted Fox News comment on Romney--“self abjination?”
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asked Fox News comment on Romney--“self abjination?”
Sep
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accepted Can “whore” mean “to hoard things”?
Sep
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comment Can “whore” mean “to hoard things”?
@emragins: I had both "the undying" and "the immortal" from Nax! Oh, and a bear mount from Zul'Aman!
Sep
20
comment Can “whore” mean “to hoard things”?
When I google "quit whoring all the" I get 60 hits; one example: "quit whoring all the cookies and beer!" Are these people just conflating "whore" and "hoard" then?
Sep
20
comment Can “whore” mean “to hoard things”?
Jeff: I don't take "hoard" to mean "to store up"; more like "to collect for oneself and refuse to share". Imagine a 3 yr old hoarding all the blocks. Someone hoarding attention might step to the front of a group and not let anyone else talk, for example.
Sep
20
comment Can “whore” mean “to hoard things”?
So you're saying that a "X whore" will do anything to obtain X, where X defaults to "money" if omitted.
Sep
20
comment Can “doubt” sometimes mean “question”?
I'm a professor who has had so many Indian students use this word in this way that it no longer strikes me as unusual. I wouldn't be surprised if I (unwittingly) started to use it myself.
Sep
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asked Can “whore” mean “to hoard things”?
Aug
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accepted Use of “measles” as an interjection
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asked Use of “measles” as an interjection
Jul
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comment What is a single word to describe beating someone brutally?
I just searched U.S. news outlets for use of the word "brutalize" and could not find a single use indicating rape.
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