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Sep
5
comment Is there a term for someone who “can see multiple perspectives”?
None of the other answers yet seem to quite get at the particular ability of seeing multiple perspectives. Omniscience certainly goes too far, but it definitely covers it.
Sep
5
comment Is it could or can?
Don't think we didn't notice your substitution of proven for proved.
Sep
5
comment Is there a word for 'love letter'?
I found the word billet-doux, which is not technically one word or English for that matter, and it's not a particularly common word (I'd never heard it).
Dec
6
comment “the” is in my business name, capitalize it or not?
I think it can be whatever you like, but you have to be consistent. That online classifieds site is "craigslist, Inc." and Yahoo! has an exclamation point for goodness sake.
Dec
6
comment What is the origin and scope of usage of the phrase “So long…” used to bid goodbye?
@MattЭллен, and thanks for all the fish.
Dec
6
comment “There lie targets” vs. “there lies targets”
It's correct, it's just a bit clunky. For instance, you don't say where they are lying. It might help to clean up the sentence if you specify that. Like, some intermediate targets lie between you and your goal or in your path, lie intermediate targets. Without more context, it's hard to know.
Dec
6
comment “the” is in my business name, capitalize it or not?
That being said, how one would choose to stylize their company name in a logo, for instance, wouldn't have to follow this guideline.
Dec
6
comment “There lie targets” vs. “there lies targets”
Do you need to use lie? Can't you just say there are intermediate targets?
Dec
5
comment Is there a term for the other 2 months in a quarter?
Even if there was such a word, I doubt it would be meaningful for any potential volunteers. Better just to specify the dates. I wouldn't bend over backwards, linguistically or otherwise, for someone who's only volunteering 4 days a year.
Dec
5
comment Is “since so long” correct?
whether 1-2 months constitutes a long time is completely subjective. 1-2 months is long time to go without food.
Dec
5
comment Does 'turn off (a person)' always have a sexual connotation?
Alternatively, someone could "turn me on" to Thai food. That would, god I hope, not be a sexual use of that expression.
Nov
27
comment A short term for something like “satisfaction + frustration”
Hold on, I've got a cookie around here somewhere.
Nov
27
comment Origin of “More X than you can shake a stick at”
Let me see what I can find. I'll be back it two shakes of a lamb's tail.
Nov
19
comment Generic foreign words with specific English meanings
@Chris, tchrist, Actually, raisins come from Thompson grapes, which are green. They are dried in the sun which shrivels them and turns them brown. Sultanas or Golden Raisins are made from the same green grapes and then bleached with sulfur dioxide.
Nov
18
comment What is the etymology of “BFE”?
A related destination, at least in my mind, was always East Jesus, which I first encountered mid 90s.
Nov
18
comment What is the exact use of “X aside, Y.”?
The sentence seems poorly written to me. It's literally saying we should love the devotion to small-space living, as opposed to the concept of small-space living, or even the small spaces themselves, which seems to be the point of the article.
Nov
18
comment What is the exact use of “X aside, Y.”?
Specifically in this case, it implies that some people love Europe's devotion to small-space living simply out of a kind of nationalistic pride.
Nov
17
comment Does “show how” mean repeat, or just show?
@FumbleFingers I suppose you don't technically know which meaning, except through experience, and the thought that if the authors intention was the first meaning, it could and should have been written in a much less ambiguous way.
Nov
17
comment Does “show how” mean repeat, or just show?
The teacher gave them all the information they needed to perform the spell. She didn't keep anything secret. It's just practicing it that takes time. Think of it like juggling. I know how people juggle 4 balls, I just can't do it myself.
Nov
17
comment word for people who continually try and teach you when it's not necessary?
I think the ultimate term will depend on the reason that they are doing this. Is it that they don't trust you, or are they a control freak, or just strange, overly-protective of their things, lonely, looking for attention, or any number of things.