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comment Word meaning “the act of intending to do nothing”
Related: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slacker
Nov
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revised Is it supposed to be a HTML or an HTML
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Oct
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Oct
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Oct
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comment Where does the phrase “dry run” come from?
I don't see a link to "Olean Democrat of 2 August 1888" nor "Salem Daily News for 6 July 1896". I could say "Olean Democrat of 2 August 1888" wrote X, Y, Z, too, where X, Y, Z can be anything. So we're supposed to just take their word for it?
Oct
16
comment Where does the phrase “dry run” come from?
@Arluin, That begs the question: What's the origin of that? Why is a bullet wet?
Oct
16
comment Where does the phrase “dry run” come from?
The article linked to no sources. So we're supposed to just take their word for it, even if it's a made-up story?
Oct
16
comment Where does the phrase “dry run” come from?
@Malvolio, Who told you that? How would you think of that?
Oct
8
comment What's an absent-minded drawing called?
The main difference is "doodle" is cooler sounding.
Oct
7
comment Why does “stigmata” [often] have penult stress?
@sumelic, The folks at linguistics.stackexchange.com will have better chance at answering. There's more of such expertise there.
Oct
7
comment How to say “It's not rocket science” before rockets existed
@Mari-LouA, All but 4 results?
Oct
7
comment How to say “It's not rocket science” before rockets existed
@HotLicks, He's looking for actual usage.
Oct
5
comment Why do people use the word “or” when offering a translation?
@rishimaharaj, The "or a" here is short for "or also known as a".
Oct
5
revised Why do people use the word “or” when offering a translation?
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Oct
4
comment logic and reasoning
@shnisaka, Another answer is "perfect", or "complete".
Oct
4
revised What kind of rhetorical strategy is it when someone points out a potential sticking point in his proposition before anyone can criticize it?
format.
Oct
4
comment Word for intelligence-kind (akin to humankind, but not homocentric)
"sophont".... sounds weird. It doesn't have the "cromulent" and "embiggen" feel to it.
Oct
4
comment Which kind of logical fallacy is this?
@MarkK, You might want to call it the ironman fallacy, since it's the opposite of the strawman fallacy (misrepresenting your opponent's stand).
Oct
4
answered Word for a person that is both caring and cold-hearted logical
Oct
3
comment What is the reasoning for the idiom “in and of itself” having the meaning it has?
Hm, Webster doesn't list your second definition of "per se"... merriam-webster.com/dictionary/per%20se