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Sep
23
asked Fox News comment on Romney--“self abjination?”
Sep
21
accepted Can “whore” mean “to hoard things”?
Sep
21
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
20
asked Can “whore” mean “to hoard things”?
Aug
21
accepted Use of “measles” as an interjection
Aug
13
asked Use of “measles” as an interjection
Jul
30
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.
Jul
5
awarded  Nice Question
Jun
22
comment Is it “alright” or “allright”?
Makes sense in a way, but I think you're alone in making this distinction. In particular, it'd be hard to distinguish these when spoken (rather than written).
Jun
22
comment Is it “alright” or “allright”?
I would call the latter "completely wrong." But, like many things in English, it's completely acceptable these days. Language evolves.
May
14
awarded  Nice Question
May
12
accepted What is a “bernie”?
May
12
accepted Where does the word “totient” come from?
May
12
comment Other expression for “Off the top of my head”
I've noticed a LOT of people seem to have signature phrases they use, especially when giving talks. "Right?", "Ok?", "you see...", etc. One friends appends "for that" to the end of everything he says... drives me nuts. Anyway, I think you're smart to try and diversify.
May
8
asked What is a “bernie”?
May
3
asked Where does the word “totient” come from?