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answered Synonyms for “speak of the devil [and he doth/shall appear]”
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answered Off the turnpike - what does it mean?
Apr
26
comment “You gotta do what you gotta do” and similar expressions
@VatsalManot, I would call prefer "tautological assertion" maybe...or, corresponding to "existential" ....***epistemological assertion***
Apr
26
comment “You gotta do what you gotta do” and similar expressions
Well, ever since I developed back problems from too much concentrated desk work, my motto is Cogito Ergonomic Sum.
Apr
26
answered “You gotta do what you gotta do” and similar expressions
Apr
25
comment Term for tactics Politicians use to win support of populace
Ad hominem does not just refer to attacking one's character...check the wikipedia article I linked, and also this link:(fallacyfiles.org/adhomine.html) ...IIIRC there are even more types than listed in either of them.
Apr
25
revised Term for tactics Politicians use to win support of populace
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Apr
25
answered Term for tactics Politicians use to win support of populace
Apr
23
answered What is the word that defines walking confidently, coldly and calmly?
Apr
23
comment Can “abscond” be used as a transitive verb?
Don't hold back, David, tell us how you really feel. Nice rant.
Apr
23
comment “CEO at” or “CEO of”?
that last example in your comment makes much more sense to me, @Cord
Apr
23
comment “CEO at” or “CEO of”?
I don't think I've ever heard of a CEO "at" a company; by definition, there's only one CEO, the CEO of that company.
Apr
22
revised Should I use “in any case” or “in either case” in this example?
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Apr
22
answered Should I use “in any case” or “in either case” in this example?
Apr
21
comment “Patch up holes along the way.” Is this idiom common?
"fill in the gaps" means to supply missing information; "patch the holes" tends to imply that there is inconsistency or suspicious information, not just missing info. @Kristina Lopez seems to have the better idiom here.
Apr
21
answered What do you call the act of searching for something by walking?
Apr
21
answered Predisposed supporter of authority views for the supporter's benefit
Apr
21
comment Antonym of “nonsensical”
You're right, @HotLicks, I guess I should have looked up "wittingly" before I said that.
Apr
20
comment What is wrong with “to lie at the basis of”
It is wrong because "basis" does not indicate a location. I think there may be confusion between "base" and "basis" here.
Apr
15
revised How do I refer to all the properties of one document among many documents?
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