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Apr
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comment What is the term for a group of liches?
I played a LOT of D&D around the time that "Trading Places" came out. In one campaign, our party surprised a necromancer in his lair, and our DM sang out - in a spot-on Eddie Murphy impression - "Where my liches at?" It still makes me laugh when I think of it, and the word "lich" has cracked me up ever since.
Apr
20
comment What is the term for a group of liches?
Sounds like the OP has 99 problems, but a lich ain't one.
Mar
19
comment Technical term for “cityglow”
That's almost exactly the definition I have in mind, but it's not quite the word I'm trying to recall. This is seriously frustrating me... Anyway, definitely upvoting!
Mar
19
comment Something that is impossible but has happened
"Inconceivable!" "You keep using this word. I do not think it means what you think it means."
Mar
19
comment Technical term for “cityglow”
Also considered, and rejected: "aureole".
Mar
19
comment Technical term for “cityglow”
No, it doesn't describe what I'm talking about - albedo is a measure of reflectivity. You could speak of the albedo of the clouds above the city, but it's really not what I had in mind. But for what it's worth, I had made the libido connection - it's probably why I can't seem to move past "albedo". It's like a jigsaw puzzle piece that almost fits.
Mar
19
comment Technical term for “cityglow”
That's not quite it... but thanks.
Mar
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asked Technical term for “cityglow”
Jan
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answered No direct object in 'give thee faithfully to follow' ? (1670 UK, Isaac Penington)
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Dec
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answered What “Extravagant culture” could be used as an antonym to “Spartan”?
Dec
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comment Polite name for a prostitute
There are all those wonderful collective nouns/terms of venery, too: an "anthology of pros"; an "essay of trollops"; a "jam of tarts"...
Nov
27
comment Is there a single word for “one who speaks/boasts a lot about everything”?
@jwpat7 - The OP asked for a name/descriptor for the person, not for what they do. So I respectfully disagree.
Nov
5
answered If you want my sympathy, look it up in the dictionary
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Oct
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comment What is the meaning of the name “Wilber” in English?
I like the name Wilbur a lot; it has good historical associations (Wilbur Wright) and a solid, manly, reliable feel. However: 1) it's very old-fashioned (this could be good or bad - it's up to you!) and 2) the first thing most Americans will think of is not Wilbur Wright, but Wilbur the pig from Charlotte's Web, a beloved classic children's book and movie.
Oct
20
comment Secular phrase for “Heaven only knows” or “God only knows”?
When I buy coffee, I ask for "room for cream", so that I needn't pour any out before topping it up. Lately I've taken to asking for it "roomy - like a Sufi poet."