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Jan
30
comment hungry is to starving as thirsty is to?
Never heard the word thirsting.
Jan
30
comment hungry is to starving as thirsty is to?
My first thought was "parched" , I thought it was a common US word. Perhaps your circle of friends is just well hydrated?
Jan
14
comment Is there an equivalent term to “Cold Turkey” for starting something instead of quitting something?
+1 - That was my thought. It's as close it gets in my opinion.
Dec
13
comment “How did you celebrate Black Friday Festival?”
"laughing at me" - for the answers below, what you said struck your friend as funny. He was laughing with you, not at you. When my own English native daughter mixes up a phrase, it naturally makes her parents laugh.
Oct
18
answered How bad is the use of “n***er” today?
Sep
6
answered What is the difference between trash, garbage, litter, rubbish, waste?
Aug
25
comment What is the correct term for paper that has become wet and deformed as it dried out?
I just came to Martha's Vineyard (Massachusetts, US) and it's so humid here, I have books that did this just sitting on the table. Never got near water, just sucked the moisture right out the air. Now I know what to call this.
Aug
25
comment Logically, could the word “University” mean the opposite of “Diversity”?
I'll agree, but only if you concede that Congress means the opposite of Progress.
Aug
17
comment 99% of people would do x
Six sigma is 99.99966%
Aug
10
comment What is a word for a person who uses resources to the maximum?
"Miser" has too negative a connotation. I've seen students use the pencil right to the end, and some who comment when they observe me tossing one too soon just because the eraser is worn down. They think me wasteful.
Aug
10
comment Word for a given situation
I reminded my wife of this joke and offered her the top choices. We're going with the "Bear-Sneaker Maneuver" as she's a Trek fan as well.
Aug
10
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Aug
10
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Aug
1
comment Word for a given situation
Wow. Interesting analysis. My view was that the guy in the joke felt "I only have to outrun you" and in our house, it wasn't that I had to have prolonged patience (to wait out my daughter's behavior) but with regard to my wife "I only need to outlast you". +1 for the depth of answer.
Jul
31
comment Word for a given situation
@deadrat - we just had our 20th anniversary. Or as I say "18 wonderful years of marriage." The tough times are behind us. And my wife gets my sense of humor.
Jul
31
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Jul
31
comment Word for a given situation
+1 - this sounds a bit more scientific. Nice. / I'm a Trek fan, Maneuver looks good.
Jul
31
comment Word for a given situation
@FumbleFingers - "strategy" may be it. Thanks.
Jul
31
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Jun
16
comment Word for going to a university class but without being enrolled?
@WS2 - I agree that it sounded strange at first, that I knew it to mean something else. Then i accepted the other meaning, here.