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This tag is for questions related to definitions and nuances of meaning of a word or phrase.

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cool toy means a gadget that you just MUST have because it is is the latest 'thing', but you really don't need it. In this context where it says more than just a cool toy, it means that it has a pra …
answered Jan 6 '11 by awe
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I thought that a disc was a disc, and it is sometimes spelled disk. I now have got an indication that those two are not the same thing. In this answer on Graphic Design, I wrote floppy disc in the an …
asked Jan 11 '11 by awe
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I would say that "fill out" would mean to fill in all (required) fields in the form and complete it. On the other hand, "fill in" would mean to fill in values in some fields in a form (not necessary c …
answered Jun 22 '11 by awe
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Nothing but A Means only A. You don't want anything else. Anything but A Means that you don't want A. You could have B or C, or maybe even both B and C (and even E if someone offers) - but NOT A! …
answered Jan 6 '11 by awe