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Aug
18
comment Describing someone who has a great potential but is not aware of it
You are aware that this phrase is much older than Disney's use of it?
Aug
10
comment I just read about a house that had a “busybody” What is a busybody?
@PeterShor Traffic; noun: trade; buying and selling; commercial dealings. A traffic mirror would be one to see who is at your door, presumably for commercial dealings (door to door salesmen, deliveries, etc.)
Jul
13
comment What do you call a team of magnificent people?
I pity the fool that thinks there's a better term for a team of magnificent people.
Jun
9
comment Word for a person whose vocabulary is very limited (as in like 100 words)
@Edwin I believe you mean "Bad train spy".
Jun
9
comment A single word that means “mental reaction speed”?
I think modern usage of wit is more of a social reaction speed. I wouldn't consider someone witty if they sprouted off a 5 digit by 5 digit multiplication instantly. I would if they had an instant comeback to an insult. Both require "mental sharpness" I suppose, but they manifest in very different ways.
Apr
25
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Feb
2
comment I don't have a ___ in this ___ (saying)
Clearly, the answer is "I don't have a snake on this plane."
Jan
7
comment Why are there no male or female terms for cousins in English?
English spends way too much time on tumblr to try to assign gender to words.
Dec
18
comment A significant amount of zombies were detected in your city
You sure are putting a lot of faith in my ability to kill zombies. I think it would be far more appropriate to say I could count the number of zombies feasting on me. Until there is nothing left to feast on, then my ghost does the counting instead.
Dec
9
comment What is a word or phrase that means “cut off from the outdoors”?
Given OP is sitting at a desk in the middle of an office building, the metaphoric strength of this answer hits pretty close to home...
Dec
3
comment Is there an English word for a woman who has recently given birth?
@user568458 You may be correct, but it seems postnatal should mean toddler. When I was born, being premature, I was rushed to a local neonatal facility, implying not only was I natal, but I was in the early stages of nativity, not anything close to postnatal. I could see something like postfetal, since I'm no longer a fetus once I'm out of the womb, though.
Nov
3
comment What is someone called who makes and sells sandwiches?
As far as mass-produced subs go, yeah they're okay. But I think your current wording is the best: there's nothing incredibly artistic about them. Now, the executive chefs that designed them, when considering how they look, taste, cost, and how easy they are to prepare, that could be considered art. But that would make the teenagers doing the preparing just laborers, not artists.
Nov
3
comment What is someone called who makes and sells sandwiches?
I'm told it's artist but I am not 100% convinced.
Oct
31
comment Card with 10 tickets. What is it called?
@Joe OP's profile says he's Swedish, so I would expect a European context.
Oct
29
comment Word for an animal that has been ridden too much?
PETA would call such an animal "an animal".
Sep
29
comment Why isn't a definite article used before “a labyrinth”?
I tend to think of English as being a very strict set of rules, each of which has the caveat at the end "except when it isn't".
Sep
26
comment “A healthy amount” of sugar… so… no sugar? =(
I have a hard time believing the close votes that this is an opinion based question. It's rooted in the definition. In fact, @StorymasterQ answered the question in his comment referring to MW definition 4(b), I just haven't had time to turn that into an answer (Q if you did turn that into an answer I would probably accept it).
Sep
26
comment “A healthy amount” of sugar… so… no sugar? =(
I suppose if we're on the topic of my personal coffee habits and not the word itself... I do add two glugs of milk. Real milk, not the white-colored-water known as skim.
Sep
26
comment “A healthy amount” of sugar… so… no sugar? =(
@user3058846 wouldn't that be that the relationship is in good health?
Sep
26
comment “A healthy amount” of sugar… so… no sugar? =(
I need my job's benefits package to stay healthy. I need to get work done to keep my job. I need coffee to get work done. I need sugar to enable me to drink coffee. In the long run, it's healthier!!