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awarded  Famous Question
Jul
3
revised Is there a verb that means to write in calligraphy?
typo in title
Jul
3
suggested approved edit on Is there a verb that means to write in calligraphy?
Jun
23
comment A term for the extreme strength and skill of “stationary muscle control”
@Avon: I suppose one might say that. It conveys part of what the OP wants. It may be that the question boils down to "What is an adjective for combined strength and control?". Then he can just modify that with "isometric" and have done.
Jun
23
answered A term for the extreme strength and skill of “stationary muscle control”
Jun
23
comment Contrasting emphasis of an uncountable noun
"Like an hourglass, the device is made of glass and metal, but water rather than sand flows from one vessel to the other." would be my choice. "except that in this one" is awkward to my ear and is less clear than it might be.
Jun
17
comment “Can you hear me okay?”
It's definitely informal.
Jun
17
comment Her complexion was 'beautiful'?
I haven't seen "luminescent complexion" before but I've encountered "luminous" often enough for it to be a catch phrase.
Jun
10
comment Are there good English expressions for “raison d’être” and “joie de vivre”?
So your objection is to "English sounding"? I'm fine substituting another phrase but "something borrowed earlier" doesn't really feel right to me. Suggestions?
Jun
10
comment Are there good English expressions for “raison d’être” and “joie de vivre”?
I'm aware that "gusto" is another loan word. But honestly, if you're going to limit English to only those words coming from West Germanic sources, you'll eliminate a lot of history. Other that "gusto", I'd say the rest of the words have transformed enough from their sources to no longer be considered loaners.
Jun
10
answered Are there good English expressions for “raison d’être” and “joie de vivre”?
Jun
10
suggested rejected edit on For awhile or In awhile- Would you say I haven't moved in awhile or for awhile when referring to traffic
Jun
4
awarded  Critic
Jun
4
comment Which is the correct pronoun?
Even better, leave out the possessive. It's unnecessary.
Jun
4
comment What does “Do a Devon Loch” mean?
Who is Devon Loch and what is he famous for? If you know that, you'll know what doing a Devon Loch means. It means doing the thing DL is famous for. Just in case your google is broken: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devon_Loch
Jun
4
comment A better word for “unanswered”
I like neglected. It's exactly what these questions are. Really, I think we're looking for a nice way of saying 'unpopular'.
May
14
comment What does “Possibly being eaten by Diana” mean? Thanks
@seemunTeh: Yes, but it's meant to be a joke because, obviously, no matter how horrible a boss is, it's highly unlikely she would be a cannibal.
May
14
answered What does “Possibly being eaten by Diana” mean? Thanks
Apr
8
awarded  Yearling
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