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Aug
28
comment Is “a ways to go” grammatically correct?
Does this mean "means" is singular too? As in "Ways and Means Committee"?
Jul
5
comment Is there any difference in meaning between 'efficacy' and 'efficiency'?
Googling for the difference between these words lands you here at the top result. And this gives a concise description of the difference (rather than requiring a reading of two definitions and then a mental comparison), so thanks to the OP for asking.
Feb
15
comment Better phrase for “not throwing good money after bad”
"Cost/benefit analysis" fits my aim perfectly, but your (nearly) original phrase has an irresistible alliteration.
Feb
15
comment Better phrase for “not throwing good money after bad”
Although I think I asked my question poorly, this is exactly what I was looking for.
Feb
15
comment Better phrase for “not throwing good money after bad”
The attribute is his quality of foregoing self-satisfaction in favor of saving money. There are a number of excellent alternatives offered below in the answers section, all of which are superior to my attempts above.
Oct
20
comment What does “vampiric” mean in this context?
I guess that I, having missed the Twilight saga, am lacking in what "simple" attributes vampires have these days.
Oct
11
comment What is the opposite of “multitasking?”
Regarding your edit: you may not perceive "non-multitasking" as awkward, but using @JLG's NGram link, I added this term and it was essentially unused. I am going with "single-tasking" for now.
Oct
11
comment What is the opposite of “multitasking?”
I need the antonym in a computer science document, and "non-multitasking" is quite stilted. "Concentrating" would have a very low probability of being correctly construed by my reader to mean "one task at a time".
Jul
25
comment What is the meaning and usage of the word “beknownst”?
Superseded, not superceded.
Jun
29
comment When can one use a contraction at the end of a sentence?
My question isn't a dupe, but the top answer to your linked question answers my question. Shall I delete?
May
23
comment Is ‘misunderestimate’ a received (American) English word?
In fairness to our feckless ex-president, in watching the video tape of this Bushism, it seems to me he is saying, "They mis... underestimated me." I imagined that he had started to say, "They misjudged me" or something similar, but then changed it.
Apr
27
comment Is “forwent” used much?
@BarrieEngland: "Since I was sick yesterday, I forwent jogging." Try all of your suggested words in its place: none works. Try any other English word or phrase of two syllables or less. I still am not seeing that it "serves no useful purpose" as your answer claims.
Apr
25
comment Is “forwent” used much?
I wonder if the respondent here could elaborate on his claim that the word serves no useful purpose. Is there another word that is equivalent and preferred?
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
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.