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Dec
19
comment What is the word whose meaning is to “oversimplify a complex issue; often incorrectly?”
umm, that's what oversimplify means. merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oversimplify
Dec
9
comment Is there a saying or proverb for a situation where the weakest party will always lose?
that doesn't have to do with the weakest losing. It refers to the non-conformist getting attention.
Dec
6
comment What happened to “You're welcome?”
It's not just in interviews. You're welcome really has fallen out of common usage. I only hear it from older people any more. Maybe this is a regional thing, but I don't think so.
Dec
6
answered what does drive mean in the “donation drive”
Dec
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comment Word for a Person Skilled in Handicraft
@KristinaLopez: Some don't. Some do. As I said, it's a controversial term. The issue boils down to the difference between art and craft and it's the reason that many makers choose to call themselves artisans and will object strenuously to being called crafter.
Dec
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comment What is a word, or phrase, for something that is so obscure that you no longer want to do it?
@JasonWilczak: glad you like it. rigmarole is an nice noun for the same kind of thing, if you need one.
Dec
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comment Word for a Person Skilled in Handicraft
crafter is a surprisingly controversial word. It often has the connotation of bored women with gluesticks.
Dec
4
answered What is a word, or phrase, for something that is so obscure that you no longer want to do it?
Dec
3
answered an active search in the present continous
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3
comment Non-verbal lyrics in songs - is there a nice name for these?
What's wrong with la-las? It may be a neologism, but it conveys the idea admirably.
Dec
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answered Hypernym for “scientist” and “engineer”
Dec
3
comment Word that means I understand the words you are saying
@David: see my edit.
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revised Word that means I understand the words you are saying
responding to edited question
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revised Word that means I understand the words you are saying
expanded explanation
Dec
3
comment What's a word or phrase that describes a person who doesn't listen to advice?
@DKrueger: heedless is my favourite too.
Dec
3
answered Word that means I understand the words you are saying
Dec
3
comment Is it possible to start a grammatically-correct English sentence with the word “Than”?
@KyleStrand: others also wonder who's this guy, Trevor. this may shed some light: youtu.be/_N-HhIYmHeo Or not.
Dec
3
comment What 'checkout' is supposed to mean in 'git checkout' sentence?
@lakesare: programmers usually try to choose command names that help people remember what the command does. Though I have no idea if the git programmers were thinking about libraries when they named their checkout command, it is a reasonable supposition.
Dec
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answered What 'checkout' is supposed to mean in 'git checkout' sentence?
Dec
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answered What's a word or phrase that describes a person who doesn't listen to advice?