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Dec
8
comment Does anyone use both “whinge” and “whine?”
@PaulD.Waite Who said he was my King?
Dec
8
comment Does anyone use both “whinge” and “whine?”
@PaulD.Waite But then he'd have to come back and change it when there's a King on the throne, would he not?
Nov
20
comment Image is to pixelated as a song is to ___?
@RemarkLima that's slightly different/more limited. 8-bit sprites are to images as chiptunes are to audio.
Nov
11
comment A word for an intentional error or absurdity inserted to check whether audience read an entire passage
I like how some of your examples show that those invented words can gain a life beyond their intended purpose.
Nov
3
comment Is there English proverb equivalent to Japanese and Korean one, “The ground becomes solid after a heavy rain”?
@LindaJeanne While I agree, once the ground dries it's usually more hard-packed than it was before (like when you have a freshly-potted plant in fluffy dirt, then you water it and the dirt gets all compacted).
Oct
10
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Oct
8
answered Pejorative for a room of low quality (esp. prison cell)
Oct
2
comment What is an adjective for something that is both offensive and funny?
@Mark Dead-baby comedy would be a form of black comedy.
Sep
3
comment What is a real word that means “disenthused”?
@goblin I like it too; the connotation my mind has is that it means going from enthused to unenthused due to the usage of 'dis-' in some situations as in indication of losing state. While not true for all instances of 'dis-', in this case it works well as a transitional form for enthused and unenthused.
Aug
4
comment Using the definite article with acronyms and initialisms
As a counterexample for DRM, you could use an article for it in a sentence such as "The DRM on this CD prevents you from copying it," due to DRM being used to refer both to the concept of digital rights management as well as to implementations of it.
Apr
2
comment Is it “falsy” or “falsey”?
@MarkDBlackwell In addition to Hot Licks' response, I'd say that "dump" in the CS sense, both as noun and verb, is merely another application of its preexisting meanings even without the vulgar one, particularly the ones related to unloading/releasing contents. (For example, "dump truck".)
Sep
24
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Jun
17
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Jun
17
awarded  Constituent
May
22
comment What is the opposite of a monopoly?
But that rhetorical question was not the one being asked. If anything, I'd consider your word to be the inverse of monopoly rather than the opposite in terms of the question as asked.
May
21
awarded  Critic
May
21
comment What is the opposite of a monopoly?
This would be better suited as an answer to a different question as the definition does not match the description given in the question.
Apr
23
comment What is the term for repeating something in an A, B, A fashion? (e.g. “Just the facts, ma'am, just the facts.”)
@mikeTheLiar Not necessarily. While it's a trivial case, you can have only one iteration when iterating, so "to reiterate" can mean "to perform another iteration" (and in fact, when multiple iterations are involved in the act of iterating, "to reiterate" would be more likely to mean performing all of those iterations again rather than just the last one).
Feb
26
comment Why do Americans add “The” in front of a team name, but the British do not?
I'd use "Red Soc" (not to be confused with "Red Sock") for a singular player, but that's just me.
Feb
6
comment A non-offensive term to call a lunatic?
I thought sociopaths generally tended to be high-functioning anyway.