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accepted “to vest” vs. “to invest (as a metaphor)”
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comment “to vest” vs. “to invest (as a metaphor)”
So, why is the "to vest" metaphor wrong? Imagine I own a construction company. I say, "Theresa, I want you to build a bridge. We will call it the 'Theresa's Awesome Bridge'." Doesn't that make you more vested in the building of the bridge. People know you managed the building of it, so a poorly built bridge will ruin your career. You own the success or failure of the bridge.
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awarded  Curious
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asked “to vest” vs. “to invest (as a metaphor)”
Aug
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comment “The feds” has a negative connotation? Who exactly are they anyway?
@Drew Rather than that being my belief, I tried to say that the title, "the feds", evokes such disdain in most Americans. Anyway... here is yet another example of the media using?/misusing? "the feds". This drives me crazy: mercurynews.com/business/ci_26389450/…
Aug
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comment “The feds” has a negative connotation? Who exactly are they anyway?
@Drew wait. wait. I don't follow politics. I have no personal opinion about the connotation of "the feds". Any time I hear/read terms such as "the feds", "the Hill", "throw under the bus", "raise eyebrows", "talking heads", etc. I go do something else. The lexicon used to discuss American politics is so tedious, I refuse to listen. :-)
Aug
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accepted “The feds” has a negative connotation? Who exactly are they anyway?
Aug
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comment “The feds” has a negative connotation? Who exactly are they anyway?
@Drew An ex. is when the locals do the hard work, build a criminal case, and then "the feds" swoop in, "make a federal case out of it", and take all the credit. Another issue is that "the feds" are more creatures of patronage (ex: Monica Goodling scandal). Locals really keep the wheels of justice turning. The context I sense for "the feds" usage is that when locals have things under control, then several black SUVs arrive, and the refrain is "Oh, great, how wonderful. The feds are here... (roll eyes)".
Aug
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asked “The feds” has a negative connotation? Who exactly are they anyway?
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awarded  Critic
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revised Ambiguous transitive verb whose meaning is determined by its subject
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comment Ambiguous transitive verb whose meaning is determined by its subject
transitive verbs?
Aug
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answered Ambiguous transitive verb whose meaning is determined by its subject
Jul
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answered Appropriate word for internet name of a person
Jul
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comment why is googling the definition of “aviance” so difficult?
Just, for the final record, what I had been doing was, when I read the word "ambience", I pronounced it similar to the word "ambient" as in "ambient temperature". In conversation, I was hearing a word that sounded like "aviance" (to me at least). So, I'd thought that there were 2 words. One I knew to spell but used an "ambient" like mispronunciation. The other, I knew how to pronounce, but misspelled it as "aviance". In fact, there really is just one word.
Jul
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comment why is googling the definition of “aviance” so difficult?
YES! That is the word I was thinking about. "ambiance" / "ambience". Exactly. Thank you so much! I can rest now. thank you.
Jul
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accepted why is googling the definition of “aviance” so difficult?
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comment why is googling the definition of “aviance” so difficult?
@Marthaª sorry. I did not understand that protocol. thank you.
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