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May
27
comment A correct word for 'learnful'
Due to the questioner's comment, "What I want it to mean is more abstract, including things like skills and insights and overall growth in competency," I was going to submit enlightening, but here you already have enlightening in the definition for instructive.
Mar
11
comment Single-word request: something like “inappropriately and embarrassingly public”
I can't believe nobody has submitted scandalous.
Mar
3
comment Listing two people and yourself
You're asking about the serial comma.
Feb
11
comment What is 'pink' and what is 'magenta'?
"Seam foam"? (from the image)
Feb
11
comment Pronunciation Feedback Required
ell.stackexchange.com might be a more appropriate place for this kind of question.
Feb
10
comment English pronunciation: I'm sorry for your loss
You could emphasize almost any word in that sentence (the exception being "for", which I have a hard time justifying) and it would be valid.
Feb
6
comment Is “a half dozen” necessarily 6, or can it be 5-7?
@SamB at the bakery a dozen is still twelve and a "baker's dozen" is 13.
Feb
6
comment Is “a half dozen” necessarily 6, or can it be 5-7?
The popular idiom "six of one, half-dozen of the other" (meaning two options are equivalent) becomes meaningless unless a half dozen is exactly six.
Feb
6
comment Is “a half dozen” necessarily 6, or can it be 5-7?
A "baker's dozen" is exactly 13, which is not "a dozen".
Feb
6
comment What is a non-gendered synonym for “macho”?
I have a problem with the premise of this question. None of the example comics display anything close to "machismo" or macho behaviour, in fact I would call it the polar opposite. I would expect almost any of these speech bubbles to be the last thing someone says before being wedgied and stuffed into a locker. What they are displaying is attempting to be the "uber geek" or "alpha nerd".
Feb
6
comment “Gun an engine” vs. “Rev an engine”
@LittleEva so you would be afraid if I were to start rifling through papers?
Feb
1
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Jan
30
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Jan
30
comment Person who pretends to not understand unless one speaks in exactly the words they expect
@JustinCave you're just being obtuse. ;)
Jan
30
comment I have a question regarding the proper usage of I and me
Wait, what? So @JohnLawler, after getting 55k+ reputation on English SE you're telling us that there are no correct grammatical answers? It's all grammar anarchy?
Jan
30
comment Has “aught” survived in common usage?
I, for one, would like to know the movie this quote is taken from. You ought to tell us what it is cough.
Jan
30
comment Person who pretends to not understand unless one speaks in exactly the words they expect
I would upvote this answer if this were a Workplace StackExchange question.
Jan
30
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Jan
30
answered Person who pretends to not understand unless one speaks in exactly the words they expect
Jan
25
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