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Jul
16
comment Is “Why to… …” grammatical?
Also see chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/4524062#4524062
Jul
15
comment Is “certainly possible” an oxymoron?
@user568458, Hey, where is the part on "possibly certain"?
Jul
14
comment What do you call words that look like a negation but are not?
@LePressentiment, I've seen many threads with -1 votes... so it couldn't be automatically deleted just because of that. Btw, I couldn't even see the link.. how to request for its undeletion?
Jul
12
comment What do you call words that look like a negation but are not?
@Alenanno, Why is the "de" in "dejected" considered negation and not simply part of the word itself? For example, the "de" in "decimeter", "deadline", "decrement", "deployer", "dejeuner", "devolving", "deserting", "demonical" are not considered to be negations.
Jul
12
comment What do you call words that look like a negation but are not?
@LePressentiment, Why is the link removed?
Jul
12
comment What do you call words that look like a negation but are not?
@JeffSahol, What does "practically the ground state of my existence" mean?
Jul
11
comment What's the opposite of “prototype product”?
Any other terms? I think he's looking for a synonym of "production version", like how "prototype" is the synonym for "alpha version".
Jul
11
comment What's the opposite of “prototype product”?
@vonjd, "turnkey" is the wrong term. Full fledged products can be both turnkey and non-turnkeys, they are not related in any way.
Jul
9
comment Where can I find a list of English paronyms?
Hmm, is "paronym" actually an official linguistics term?
Jul
9
comment What is a concise word or phrasing for “in a context without a user”?
@FumbleFingers, Nice, but being a linguistics major, how did you get acquainted with code in the first place?
Jul
9
comment What is the opposite of “preaching to the choir”?
"talking to a fence post" doesn't actually imply that the other party actually supports the opposite view.
Jul
9
comment What is the opposite of “preaching to the choir”?
"banging your head against a brick wall" doesn't actually imply that the other party actually supports the opposite view.
Jul
9
comment What is the opposite of “preaching to the choir”?
"deaf" doesn't actually imply that the other party actually supports the opposite view.
Jul
8
comment What is a concise word or phrasing for “in a context without a user”?
@FumbleFingers, But coders use Stackoverflow like daily, or have you retired from coding already.
Jul
8
comment What is a concise word or phrasing for “in a context without a user”?
@FumbleFingers, I saw your profile which states you're a coder? So what do you mean by "neither of us are any use to the other"?
Jul
8
comment “A bit” vs. “a little bit” vs. “a little”
What do you mean? Seeing that it's so specialized, I'm just wondering if there's another example besides that "hungry" example you mentioned.
Jul
3
comment What does it mean : to cut it anymore?
@TheRaven, This answer seems like a stab in the dim. Are there better citations?
Jul
1
comment Is there an expression or idiom for something convenient that happens right when you need it to?
@Smig, "Miracle"?
Jun
21
comment Would the word “tween” be considered a portmanteau or is it just a truncation?
@AndrewLeach, Isn't "a truncation of a portmanteau word" also considered a portmanteau?
Jun
15
comment “A bit” vs. “a little bit” vs. “a little”
besides that example, are there other examples for "differences in meaning due to context"?