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Apr
11
comment Alternative to “daydream” without the pleasant connotation
I think this would work better with the more generic use of daydream, e.g. Johnny was daydreaming [or spaced out] in class and didn't remember anything the teacher said, vs I daydreamed [not spaced out] about the bus crashing and....
Dec
16
comment How to describe a “noise” which is intentional and not annoying?
Simply sound would be a quite neutral alternative.
Dec
10
comment What's the Appropriate Word to Say You're 'Dazzled' by a Nice Smell?
If you ask me, ...intoxicated by the intoxicating... is a little redundantly redundant if you ask me.
Dec
9
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Dec
9
comment Is there a saying or proverb for a situation where the weakest party will always lose?
I see this as saying "some people are more favored than others", with no direct connection to "people in power are favored".
Dec
9
comment Kids addressing older people
Is the translated story set in Brazil (or other Portuguese-speaking country), or US, UK, unspecified, ...? Are you translating into British English, American English, or as-near-as-International English-as-can-be? If the story is in Brazil, it might make sense to use tia, untranslated, as the form of address.
Nov
25
answered How to use “you” word in a way that suggests it's singular/plural form?
Nov
16
comment How to answer “Is this John?” on phone
+1 for "this is he". This is what I've usually heard as a polite, formal, way to answer a question like "Is this John?" It also avoids confusion as much as possible.
Oct
24
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Oct
20
comment Secular phrase for “Heaven only knows” or “God only knows”?
@Christina And yet, nobody will think you meant "Hu knows?" if you say it out loud or write it.
Oct
14
comment What do we call a person who doesn't like to stay at home?
This might be considered the opposite of a homebody, but the OP seems to be asking for something more like outdoorsy.
Oct
1
comment What kind of rhetorical strategy is it when someone points out a potential sticking point in his proposition before anyone can criticize it?
What kind of fallacy did the asker make here by assuming it's a fallacy, when it's only a strategy whose argument might contain a fallacy?
Sep
29
revised Is there a proper way of talking about a negative “privilege”?
false -> negative in title (I think it describes the question better)
Sep
29
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Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
23
comment Hypernym of “move” and “copy”
The File Transfer Protocol doesn't (Edit: automatically) involve deleting the source file as it's transferred.
Sep
12
comment Word for a software bug that occurs again after having fixed it?
I think of regression as meaning a bug that was introduced as part of new changes (matching e.g. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regression_testing and en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_regression), which is not quite the word the OP is looking for. en.wiktionary.org/wiki/regression does define it as the OP's word (almost the same terms, even!), though, so there are multiple definitions.
Sep
12
comment Word for a software bug that occurs again after having fixed it?
If it occurs again, it was never really fixed (or was reintroduced).
Sep
1
comment What do you call a disgusting mixture you don't want to drink?
I don't think of concoction as having a negative tone by itself, though. Only in a context like What is that dreadful concoction?
Aug
26
comment What exists between tolerant and enthusiastic?
To directly insert this into his sentence, I accept that people are eating meat sounds more like the second definition than the first to me. Something like I'm accepting of people who eat meat sounds more like what he's going for (to my ears).