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accepted When did the term 'leverage' gain its verb/debt-related meaning?
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accepted “Glaringly obvious” vs. “blaringly obvious”
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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
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comment Etymology of “half-assed”
@MrLister {{citation_needed}}
Feb
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answered Is “else” in “someone else” necessary?
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comment Adjective that means “disableable”?
@Candide You want a disabler disabler? How meta!
Feb
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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
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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.
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answered What's the meaning of “straight” here?
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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.
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reviewed Approve When did the term 'leverage' gain its verb/debt-related meaning?