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comment Is versionize a real word?
@Dan lostifized because I felt the remaining comments summarized the rest sufficiently.
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comment -phobia word for fear of hearing speeches
Can you summarize the discussion in the comments in your answer, or do you feel that your edits have covered it?
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comment -phobia word for fear of hearing speeches
I deleted the commentary that relates to this Meta question. I encourage interested parties to participate in the discussion there, and keep it out of comments here.
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comment What does “You hit singles, you hit doubles,” mean?
@Phil Yes, I am actually quite good at darts.
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comment What does “You hit singles, you hit doubles,” mean?
@Phil Yes. And even without the rest of the quotation, it must be a baseball reference. It doesn't make sense in any other context.
Aug
19
comment How widely used is the “two-space-sentence-ending” convention?
@Joe, I think you augurar. I didn't post a link.
Aug
19
comment Subject-Verb Agreement - was/were
Related: english.stackexchange.com/questions/118359/…
Aug
19
comment How widely used is the “two-space-sentence-ending” convention?
That's funny. When I was taught this in school (in the US), I remember being told it was a French convention.
Aug
19
comment Is there a word for this emotion? Resentment over someone's good fortune without wanting it - Not quite jealousy/envy
Additionally, Dictionary.com specifically offers "to envy or resent the pleasure or good fortune of (someone)". Sounds rather spot on.
Aug
19
comment Is there a word for this emotion? Resentment over someone's good fortune without wanting it - Not quite jealousy/envy
Yes, please cite your dictionary definitions.
Aug
18
comment “Her whole family IS/ARE biologists”?
@F.E. It wasn't a complaint. I thought you made a good point, but you need to make your point in the right place, which is Meta.
Aug
18
comment “Her whole family IS/ARE biologists”?
@F.E. That wasn't an appropriate edit. If you disagree with closure, you should make your argument on Meta. It will get better publicity there and is more likely to get the question re-opened.
Aug
18
comment What does “biased in your favour” mean in this sentence?
@Neeku Much better, thanks.
Aug
18
comment What does “biased in your favour” mean in this sentence?
Please indicate which dictionaries you checked and which "biased" questions you looked at.
Aug
8
comment Isn't the word “shotgun” a self-redundancy?
@Konrad Yes, we are all friends here. I want to make one further point. I agree it is hardly feasible to check for every word's possible second meaning. If the OP doesn't check for their one word's second meaning, then EL&U is tasked with checking for every word's second meaning, which happens more often than you might think. I hope this helps explain some of the community's reaction to your question.
Aug
8
comment Isn't the word “shotgun” a self-redundancy?
It's less complicated than that. You are making the claim that because you and all of your companions are unaware of a second meaning of shot, you are absolved from looking. In fact, it is precisely because you are unaware of a second meaning, and the first meaning doesn't make sense to you, that you should look first. Anecdotal evidence is insufficient, since it is quite possible that none of your friends has the knowledge you seek.
Aug
7
comment Isn't the word “shotgun” a self-redundancy?
@Konrad I asked around and every single person I know knew this meaning of shot.
Aug
6
comment “Minutes later” vs. “a few minutes later”
Why do you think this isn't OK to say?
Aug
6
comment What's the job title for temporary position when the real one is not in the office?
Please check the link "About single word requests" and go through the list of questions at the bottom. When you add the additional information that's missing, we can see about re-opening this question.
Aug
6
comment Single word for feeling bad about feeling bad
Please check the link "About single word requests" and go through the list of questions at the bottom. When you add the additional information that's missing, we can see about re-opening this question.