Recent questions tagged words

Description : Are men named Fritz insulted by the expression "on the fritz"?

Last Answer : Yes, I am familiar with it. I still hear it. But no, I wouldn't expect Fritz to take it personally. Lots of names are also unrelated words; for example: Bob Rob Sue Matt Bill Don Peg Barb Randy ... wouldn't mean much to him, never mind insulting him. Could be worse. He could have been named Dick.

Description : Can you put these words in order?

Last Answer : Create Fortune Classics Wonder Tutor Intent Benign

Description : Is the term "award winning" meaningless?

Last Answer : There was an industry magazine that awarded “Most innovative” and “most ground breaking” and Best of the year” awards to companies in my inudustry. They were awarded based on the amount spent on advertising in the magazine and buying the most seats/biggest table for the awards dinner.

Description : Do speakers of other languages play with their words the way English speakers do?

Last Answer : I know the Japanese enjoy puns and double-entendre jokes in their own language as much as we do in ours. Does that count?

Description : Did you know that a group of Komodo dragons is called a bank?

Last Answer : Bank of Dragons Murder of Crows Flutter of Jellyfish Herd of Cattle

Description : Does anyone besides me use a thesaurus any more?

Last Answer : I look up words on my phone multiple times each week, and the resulting information includes synonyms that I always peruse. Strictly speaking, I’m not using a thesaurus, but I’m digesting the same information.

Description : What was the most embarrasing time you incorrectly used a word or phrase?

Last Answer : I mixed up castigated with castrated once, and, asked whether I knew what “castrated” meant, said I did (because I thought I did – I thought it meant what castigated meant).

Description : What exactly is disillusionment?

Last Answer : There is a difference. When someone is disillusioned, they have the feeling that their previous perspective was an illusion, and now they feel they perceive the disheartening truth. Disappointment is generally a ... and realized the author I'd thought I liked, is actually someone I can't respect.

Description : What words can you think of that can use any of the five vowels, in turn?

Last Answer : tat Tet tit tot tut bat bet bit bot but fan fen fin fon fun

Description : The use of the word STINT?

Last Answer : Stint can mean a period of time but usually time spent working. Eg He did a two hour stint in an Amazon warehouse. A long stint drinking coffee doesn’t sound right unless meant in a humorous way.

Description : What are terms you hear overused or misused?

Last Answer : Canceled

Description : When do you agree and when do you concur?

Last Answer : As dutch, its more an educated guess. In general, they can be used for the same communication of messages. But I suspect subtle differences for experts to note. But to concur goes seems ... the plan, the outcome and proposal. Its a rough positive acceptance. But corrections or additions are welcome

Description : Suppose a female prisoner escapes. If the police want to find the person, do we still call it a manhunt?

Last Answer : Or like getting mail from the femaleman.

Description : Help with another quote, please. (Details inside)

Last Answer : Ancient Chinese philosopher Xun Kuang - Be wise Grasshopper.

Description : Can you help me with a quote? (details inside)

Last Answer : According to this, the entire quote is “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel”, and it’s said by a woman called Maya Angelou.

Description : Readers of Japanese: what do these words say? (please see inside)

Last Answer : I cannot read the Japanese. It’s too advanced for me. I can tell you what it is, though. It’s a very hard, thick paper square used to write stylized Kanji on and display. It could also be used for painting sumi-e or ink paintings.

Description : Should college acceptance be rescinded because of regrettable comments made in high school?

Last Answer : Demosthenes: Should he still have his acceptance rescinded over what he said? Are you asking if Harvard should have rescinded his acceptance, or are you asking if we would have rescinded his ... . And yes - I would have rescinded his acceptance if I were involved in Harvard admissions.

Description : Language savvy people: Do other languages have a word for 'klutz'? What is it?

Last Answer : In English I guess it is clumsy, but is that the same part of speech? Or, I guess the word klutz is English now? I think of it as a Yiddish word. A person can be a klutz, but their ... clumsy, but you wouldn't call someone a torpe. Yiddish has some really great words, and it sounds funny too.

Description : What else is good to use other than "man and woman", or "female and male" or "boy and girl"?

Last Answer : Predator? What is there about “female and male” that suggests “Predator” in your mind, @flo?

Description : What is the word that goes with the email message "....destroy it if it's not meant for you" See detail.

Last Answer : « Privé « ?

Description : If Trump was "fully exonerated" by the Mueller report (his words), why is he afraid to let people read the whole thing?

Last Answer : Trump is not ‘fully exonerated” by the Mueller report. The only ones saying that are Trump, Barr, and their followers. The Mueller letter to Barr demonstrates Trump was not exonerated.

Description : Does it make sense to say "kill it tonight!" to mean "hope you'll do great tonight"?

Last Answer : Fad sayings have been going on since the beginning of time. Hey we used to say Groovy man. another one that gets me is No worries. How about the saying break a leg. One I hear lately is that is sick, meaning they really like it. do any of them make sense well to the people saying them it does.

Description : What is a word to describe actions such as war, anger?

Last Answer : What’s wrong with “aggression” or “aggressiveness”?

Description : What are some words that you're not sure how to spell?

Last Answer : Missspelling. It’s hit or miss. Miss Spelling. Missspelling. Misspelling. Mispelling. You are welcome.

Description : Who wants to play TJBM #86?

Last Answer : Maybe !! Thanx Mimi TJBM likes to go to Memphis BBQ.

Description : Which word looks the best, the most beautiful, the funniest, and/or the most aesthetic, uncapitalized?

Last Answer : “aesthetic”

Description : Is it common that the word right is understood only as in the moral sense?

Last Answer : Context is everything. For example, in that other question, if “right” doesn’t mean “not left” then “correct” only applies as a moral judgement because the. Ircumstance doesn’t have a “correct” answer, as it’s a matter of personal choice.

Description : Can you think of a word with four repeated letters?

Last Answer : I did a search and came up with this: LLANFAIRPWLLGWYNGYLLGOGERYCHWYRNDROBWLLLLANTYSILIOGOGOGOCH, which is the name of a Welsh town. Since your example of runner has the n and the r as being repeated, my ... O and R 10 repeated letters. Oddly, it only has 5 letters that AREN'T repeated.

Description : When someone says a person's name is "pretty," what exactly do they mean?

Last Answer : I always interpreted that as mostly a secondary way to compliment someone, to generate good will. I’m sure in some cases it is, indeed, a nice thing to say about a name, but mostly it seems to me to be a door opener to pleasant conversation.

Description : Why have I been mixing up words so much lately?

Last Answer : Stress can do that to you.

Description : Which way worse songs should get banned before "Baby it's Cold Outside"?

Last Answer : “Me So Horny” 2 live crew

Description : What is a word for taking measures in order to prevent something?

Last Answer : Precautionary or cautious. Phone ahead to dentist to find out if one can take painkillers as they may give you some at that appointment via needles or pills?

Description : Does it make sense for atheists to mention God in their expression?

Last Answer : Does it make sense for christians to use: Monday (day of the moon) Tues day (day of Tīw, a germanic god of war) Wednesday (day of Woden, germanic supreme god) Thursday (day of Thor, god of thunder ... of Frigga, Woden's wife) Saturday (day of saturn, roman god of agriculture) Sunday (day of the sun)

Description : Does he know what "fulsome" means?

Last Answer : It seems that fulsome is one of those words that has changed meanings over the years!!! According to Mirriam-Webster it also can mean an abundance or generous amount or being full & well developed or ... . So, I'm guessing that it had a positive meaning way back when he went to school!!!

Description : Where does the word "Goon" come from?

Last Answer : Your article seems largely based on the Online Etymological Dictionary which is pretty reliable.

Description : When is a book "titled" and when is a book "entitled"?

Last Answer : They are one in the same; so, I guess it’s up to the person speaking which form they prefer…although entitled has been accepted as the preferred form to be used.

Description : Word sleuths: trying to recall a word for cool early fall weather, or the change in weather?

Last Answer : Maybe it is in this list? Or you may try reversedictionary?

Description : Will people 'get' it?

Last Answer : No, they wouldn’t get it. Try to find a name that’s a bit more revealing.

Description : What is the opposite of Halal in Arabic?

Last Answer : Haram.

Description : What do you call a person who takes advantage of someone else as described in the details?

Last Answer : an evil opportunist.

Description : If you don't put the word "some" before a noun referring to people, does that imply you mean "every single one" of those people?

Last Answer : No. Generalizations can be restricted or unrestricted. The words all or some can be used to make it explicit which type of generalization you are making, but a reasonable person uses ... the principle of charity to determine which sort of generalization is intended when neither word is present.

Description : What are some words, that, despite being spelled identically, mean opposite things when pronounced differently, or used in a different context?

Last Answer : Two of my favorites are maroon and quiver. This is a game I used to play with my daughter, spelled the same, pronounced the same, but have no connection whatsoever.

Description : Can you think of any other words that have changed their meaning over time?

Last Answer : “Gay” used to mean joyful. “Pretty” used to mean cunning. “Cancer” used to just mean a disease that involves cells multiplying uncontrollably. Now it also means horrendous or abominable

Description : One word, or two, that absolutely drives you mad?

Last Answer : Vehicle… said in a southern American accent. Also glaceirs said in a British accent. I am set in my ways and fee unwanted pressure to change.

Description : Who wants to play TJBM #85?

Last Answer : Oh jeez. TJBM will start this off

Description : Sortation or Sorting?

Last Answer : Per Merriam-Webster the act or process of sorting “the sortation of mail” also the act, in Data Process, of sorting information.

Description : Do you like to read sentences like this(Details inside)?

Last Answer : Translation: “It is not you, it is me.” Flowery version of one of the most terrible break-up lines. How about this one? “bortaS bIr jablu’DI’ reH QaQqu’ nay’!”

Description : Have you ever been prejudiced against something (or someone) entirely because of its/their name?

Last Answer : I did not like to try the poo pu plater.

Description : What is a color that starts with bio?

Last Answer : “Bio Blue”, “Biogenic Sand” and “Biohazard Suit” are colours listed here

Description : Can you suggest meanings for the word "whar" that I typed by mistake?

Last Answer : Up in the hollers of West Virginia “whar” is used in place of “where.” “Whar is that dad blasted coon hound?”