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Nov
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comment Equivalent of “Excuse me” for “you're not in my way”? Pedestrian bump avoidance
Wait, you say "on the right" too even though cars drive in the opposite direction?
Nov
21
comment What is the meaning of “40 leagues and 2”?
Guess we know the question now :)
Nov
7
awarded  Critic
Nov
7
comment Is there a word for a “cheap page-turner”?
If you can find where and add the quotation, this answer may be good.
Nov
7
comment Is there a word for a “cheap page-turner”?
Or? Or? Come on the suspense is killing us!
Nov
4
comment What do you call a sick person who is lying in bed?
Why don't you provide a link to a dictionary for "laid up"?
Oct
31
comment Sorry I'm late, the car wouldn't start this morning!
@ArmenԾիրունյան (thanks autocompletion): Josh put the emphasis on Had to go (past tense), because it happened yesterday. Also, the quotation has a she wouldn't say (refused to say). So the lyrics answer both questions of the user at once.
Oct
30
comment “Came undone” in this context?
@ColinFine The point being that undone as unfastened comes as an opposite of done being fastened?
Oct
29
comment Is the genderless pronoun “they” appropriate and grammatical for a non-binary gender?
@LegoStormtroopr Kris' umbrella was left in our house. I disagree with Rahul here: if this person is picky enough to ask people to use "they" to refer to he/she, then don't give him/her this pleasure and reword everything to avoid such case. Or should I say: if this person is picky enough and wants to be referred to with the pronoun"they", don't let this pleasure be given and reword everything.
Sep
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comment Is there a word for someone who you've not physically met but know well?
Thanks! I thought "bud" was a short form of "birthday"!
Aug
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awarded  Scholar
Aug
30
accepted What's the name for a place where powder is kept?
Aug
29
comment Opposite of Nightmare?
Nightmare, if memory serves, meant a Black wolf. So why not also suggest "white dog"?
Aug
27
comment What is a word for annoying behavior which decreases enjoyment for the other players in a game?
@dwjohnston I'd be happy to continue this in a chat. Also, since it seems people are still visiting this topic, I added my comment as an answer as I believe it's still a simple and good solution here.
Aug
27
answered What is a word for annoying behavior which decreases enjoyment for the other players in a game?
Aug
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comment What is a word for annoying behavior which decreases enjoyment for the other players in a game?
@dwjohnston except it may often be a temporary condition, while gay isn't. Now this aspect is of course opinion-based, but I still feel that lame is much less offensive to injured people than saying something bad is gay.
Aug
27
comment What is a word for annoying behavior which decreases enjoyment for the other players in a game?
@dwjohnston I can't say definitely but I would tend to say no, because I think "lame" is already a pejorative way to describe a person (with difficulty walking), while gay is primarily not an insult to homosexual people per se.
Aug
26
comment What's the name for a place where powder is kept?
@mplungjan As said on the comments for PurpleHelen's answer, can a powder magazine have a different kind of powder than gunpowder? If you consider a magazine to be a military words (I don't think it's used in other realms of expertise, where we'd probably say "warehouse" or simply "storage building"), it has to be gunpowder, right?
Aug
25
comment Proper term for knowing four or more languages?
The question makes it sound like he needs the equivalent of "trilingual" for 4, 5 and 6.
Aug
25
comment What's the name for a place where powder is kept?
@PurpleHelen That was not an attack (I remained surprisingly friendly in my nearly-condescending comment); however, as I'm still hesitating between "gunpowder" and "powder" magazine (Can a powder magazine have a different kind of powder than gunpowder?), I'm still trying to figure out the real interest of saying "gunpowder". Thus your answer do matter in this thread.