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comment How do you describe these animals' action/ state before attacking their prey?
or: "crouched into a hunting position".
Mar
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comment Word describing that things become more difficult to understand rather than easier
counter-effective?
Mar
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comment Another word for the phenomenon of not remembering dreams
This article calls those kind of people "low recallers" as opposed to "high recallers": livescience.com/38856-why-people-recall-dreams.html
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comment Is there any equivalent for this Persian proverb “A lopsided load won't reach the destination”?
Is that donkey wearing jeans? (see: donkey wearing jeans)
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comment Is there a word for those random spots/patterns you see when you enter your home after playing outside on a sunny day?
To be more specific, they are flick phosphenes: books.google.ca/…
Mar
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comment Why doesn't English have a word that means both Hello and Goodbye?
Old English had Wes þū hāl! (or Wes hāl!). Reference: en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Old_English/The_spoken_language
Mar
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comment A skill that you have, but has little to no benefit for you
Useless talent? reddit.com/r/LearnUselessTalents
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comment Is there a pre-Internet term for “gamification”?
There is playification also but it might be even a newer term.
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answered What is the etymology of the word “gong” in reference to medals?
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comment What is the name of that feeling when one discovers that there is something “most others know that I didn't know”?
Would you consider ostracism? It can be the cause rather than the feeling though. The modern meaning is defined as: "any act or acts of ignoring and excluding of an individual or groups by an individual or a group... By refusing to communicate with a person, that person is effectively ignored and excluded.". wikipedia
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comment Idiom criticizing a person who has unsolved problems but tries to give someone advice about them
@TaW: Do you mean the second proverb? I said "might be used" but it is still about not listening to an advice that you shouldn't listen to.
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comment What's the origin of the phrase - “For the life of me”?
@BiscuitBoy: "That he could not for his life is that man with her speaks..". Actually this usage can be idiomatic too.