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awarded  Popular Question
Apr
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accepted When did the term 'leverage' gain its verb/debt-related meaning?
Mar
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accepted “Glaringly obvious” vs. “blaringly obvious”
Mar
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Mar
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awarded  Yearling
Feb
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comment What's the opposite of “omniscient”?
@Pacerier you just equated being not omniscient with being the opposite of omniscient. That's ignorant!
Feb
25
comment Etymology of “half-assed”
@MrLister {{citation_needed}}
Feb
21
answered Is “else” in “someone else” necessary?
Feb
20
comment Adjective that means “disableable”?
@Candide You want a disabler disabler? How meta!
Feb
4
comment What do you call a poem or song that sets up a rhyme and then ignores it?
@mplungjan I think the Shrek example is a little different. You're supposed to expect a specific word, not just the rhyme. The rhyme is a tool to misdirect the audience to precisely that word. Maybe it's a matter of degrees, but I see it as a different end product.
Jan
25
comment Is it “peek”, “peak” or “pique”?
+1 because you cover the common turn of phrase, and then go on to make a point about a possible pun that is reasonable and grammatically correct. @SteveMelnikoff's link to m-w shows that to peak can be used transitively for the very meaning in question here.
Jan
20
answered What's the meaning of “straight” here?
Jan
16
comment “To shoot out of cannon into sparrows”
I had heard it as Don't bring a knife to a gunfight, but that particular phrase suffers from a lack of just. Nothing wrong with having a knife at a gunfight, as long as you have a gun, too. Also, as anyone who has been in close-quarters combat will tell you, having just a gun at a knife fight is not overkill, it is ineffective.
Jan
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awarded  Popular Question
Nov
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awarded  Custodian
Nov
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reviewed Approve When did the term 'leverage' gain its verb/debt-related meaning?
Nov
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asked When did the term 'leverage' gain its verb/debt-related meaning?
Oct
12
comment What is the opposite of organic (food)?
@AndrewLeach no specific context, but pure curiosity.
Oct
12
comment What is the opposite of organic (food)?
@Kris I don't understand why such a term precludes the existence of its antonym; even so, though, if your point is about the definition of antonym, can you come up with a word that describes the relative complement of organic food in food (set theory)?