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Jul
18
revised Is there a word for satisfaction in others receiving justice?
bolded word that I think is supposed to be the answer.
Jul
17
comment “Nightmare” derivation
Related: english.stackexchange.com/questions/18431/…
Jul
17
comment How many “as”es are required in “as X as Y”?
My hesitation to migrate this question is based on FumbleFingers observation that this is a rare usage that had at one point been more common. If that's true, and that's what we want to know more about, then the question should stay here. Otherwise, if it is generally about constructing equatives, it should be migrated.
Jul
17
comment How many “as”es are required in “as X as Y”?
As near as I can figure, you've got it wrong. I've never heard it without the other as.
Jul
17
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Difference between “Folder version” and “Folder revision”
Jul
17
comment Use of [sic] when correcting factual errors in reprinted work
Maybe "joined in [2003]", no sic, like how sometimes pronouns are replaced with names as in "She said she would try that" becomes "[Kit] said she would try that."
Jul
17
comment What do you call someone who can't keep secrets?
If you like blabber mouth, you might want to accept Mr.Shiny's answer.
Jul
16
comment Word for “best person in a group of bad people”
Nice pun, very funny. Did you make it up yourself? If not, you should cite your source.
Jul
16
comment Word to describe “planned disrepair”
Unsupported maybe?
Jul
16
revised What is the sponsored party called?
incorporated content from merged question that I feel preserves and extends upon existing original
Jul
16
comment How would you suffix a phrasal verb being used as a noun?
Scribe, you received a message on your last two flags. You appear to not have read them. Please post a question on Meta if you wish to appeal the closure of your question.
Jul
16
revised How would you suffix a phrasal verb being used as a noun?
Retitled
Jul
15
comment Is “irritance” not a word?
I've use the word irritance before. Didn't occur to me that it might not exist.
Jul
15
comment 'as of' in ‘Excusal as of right’
I agree with @phenry. It's not the fact of obscure usage that makes it off-topic, but the stunning lack of demonstrated research effort coupled with no explanation of what the source of confusion actually is, and an apparent interest in the definition, which could be checked in a legal dictionary, rather than the etymology and evolution of usage.
Jul
15
comment Which does “substantive'” mean?
Here's a hint: If you are reading a law text, it's probably the definition that's labeled "Of law".
Jul
15
comment “Recover against” vs. “recover from”
"Recover against" is common legal language. The plantiff recovers against a defendant in a court case, which implies opposing sides.
Jul
15
comment Word for someone who wants to find a single word to describe a relatively obscure concept, and posts such questions on internet boards?
@MrE. Duly noted.
Jul
14
comment Term for advancement through medical anomalies
I know you are not specifically looking for a single word, but our information about single word requests might be help for you to revise your question so we can give you a better answer. Namely, I think we could use some more context and perhaps an example of how you want to use this terminology.
Jul
13
comment Word for someone who wants to find a single word to describe a relatively obscure concept, and posts such questions on internet boards?
There's not a single word, but I suppose you could mash it into one: Repwhore.
Jul
11
revised Gendered terms — particularly female — becoming neutral?
incorporated useful information from comment