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Feb
2
comment What are words that describe “the people” in the same way that “the machine” describes the ruling class?
Also the unwashed masses, more derogatorily.
Feb
2
comment What are words that describe “the people” in the same way that “the machine” describes the ruling class?
@MontyHarder, I agree. Hoi polloi is reminiscent of hoity-toity, and these have opposite senses. If a word doesn't mean what it sounds like it ought to mean, then it is a bad word in my opinion. (If people think that bare sounds themselves can't convey meanings, then they should look up the "bouba / kiki effect".) Another bad word is pulchritude for this reason.
Jan
21
comment What does “great good” mean in tutorial title “Learn You a Haskell for Great Good!”?
I'm disinclined to believe you because I don't see anything that suggests functional programming in the title.
Jan
21
answered What does “great good” mean in tutorial title “Learn You a Haskell for Great Good!”?
Oct
9
comment How to say “It's not rocket science” before rockets existed
That is the same as what they use in French: Ce n'est pas sorcier. (It is not wizardry.)
Sep
19
comment Serious word for 'a bad guy'
You know, the trend these days is to use plain and informal language for user messages. I have noticed Google in particular doing that. I think "bad guy" is okay. This was an XSS attack. If I had been a bad guy, I could have stolen your account.
Aug
14
comment Alternative idiom to “phone it in”
Being bush league could be due to a lack of ability rather than a lack of dedication.
Jun
16
comment A single word for a person who couldn't fulfill his/her dream
Can you use it in a sentence in the context of the question? I don't see how it would work. (Also, you need the accent on the é, otherwise it is a different word.)
May
29
answered Phrase to mean “fully prepared”
May
29
comment A word for “lack of a word”?
Anything can be expressed with enough circumlocution.
May
22
comment Does “Fat Fighters” mean that the group fights against fat, or that they are fatty?
I would recommend doing a search on YouTube for "Little Britain Fat Fighters".
Apr
15
comment What does it mean when someone says “noted” to you?
What did you find disgusting?
Apr
15
comment Why is the movie named “Hot Fuzz”?
Conan the Librarian
Feb
19
answered What's the hypercorrect way to phrase a sentence with two 'for's in a row?
Feb
9
answered What idioms can describe a tough or difficult thing (such as a test)?
Feb
9
comment Historical or literary examples of misguided or botched attempts to help that end up causing harm
Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.
Feb
3
comment Reason for different pronunciations of “lieutenant”
In French it pronounced differently again. It is something like lee-yurt-no.
Jan
23
comment Noun or phrase similar to clone with positive connotation?
An analogue digital device is oxymoronic.
Jan
19
comment “Would prefer to do something ” vs. “would prefer doing something”
@Kris, yes there is: I'd prefer strawberry to chocolate. It's the same shape as Cheiloproclitic's sentence: I'd prefer walking to driving.
Jan
19
comment “Would prefer to do something ” vs. “would prefer doing something”
@Kris, I would prefer strawberry to chocolate. That sounds grammatical to me.