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Will only answer questions with incorrect, suboptimal, or missing answers. All my posts are necromancers, with 25% of them badged as such.


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comment Ending a note with “Thanks regardless”?
@LightnessRacesinOrbit, The meaning of mononyms are usually pretty unmeaningful. But "lightness races in orbit" is made up of 4 English words.
Mar
12
comment Word for person who loves to share knowledge
Doesn't fountainhead mean "source"?
Mar
12
comment Word for person who loves to share knowledge
I'd think pundit has a derogatory meaning.
Mar
10
comment Ending a note with “Thanks regardless”?
@LightnessRacesinOrbit, What is "lightness races in orbit" supposed to mean anyway?
Mar
10
revised Ending a note with “Thanks regardless”?
Added context.
Mar
8
comment Can “thanks in advance” be considered rude?
@AdamRobinson, That's rude since its bordering on fake politeness....
Mar
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comment Can “thanks in advance” be considered rude?
@FumbleFingers, meta.stackexchange.com/a/98153/159916
Feb
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comment What Is the Real Name of the #?
@medica, worldwidewords.org/weirdwords/ww-oct1.htm "With all these terms about, inventing a new one, especially such an odd-ball one as octothorpe, would seem to serve no practical purpose"
Feb
26
comment What is the English equivalent to the Chinese/Japanese saying, “塞翁失馬— Life is like Old Sai’s horse”?
This should be the accepted answer.
Feb
26
comment Word for person willing to argue contradictory things depending on what suits him
This is a better answer. Why don't you accept this as answer?
Feb
26
comment Word for person willing to argue contradictory things depending on what suits him
@bib, I don't think "advocate" is a good adjective for "someone who has no qualms saying something is good/bad despite what he really thinks, if it's beneficial for him to do so".
Feb
26
comment How many adjectives can be chained without sounding weird?
@rraallvv, Link down.
Feb
26
comment How many adjectives can be chained without sounding weird?
@MετάEd, Page down.
Feb
24
comment In the U.S., why is octothorp used to signal an apartment at a particular address?
@tchrist, Some folks haven't heard of Twitter either...
Feb
17
comment Has “segway” become an acceptable substitute for “segue”?
This should be the answer.
Feb
17
comment Has “segway” become an acceptable substitute for “segue”?
@tchrist, Wow, I've always pronounced it as "s.egg" "way".
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