'Pederast' In Online Merriam-Webster's...
There was a controversy involving the Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus at www.m-w...
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Flaunt/Flout Redux
Garner's Modern Eng Usage says that some dictionaries "have thrown in the towel"...
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Fulsome
Simon Winchester, after he wrote "The Professor and the Madman" took a lot of heat...
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Synonym For Star-Shaped ?
What would be a good synonym for "star-shaped" in a non-astronomical technical context...
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Irregardless
I had a lengthy argument with a fellow last night about "irregardless". Later we...
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Elevator Symbols, Open And Close
Does anyone here understand elevator symbols? Tonight I was in an elevator which...
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Slang Synonyms For 'Friend'?
I need some present slang equivalents for "friend". Not only in English, it can...
On The Front Burner
"On the front burner", "on the back burner", who started these? I meant to put this...
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Hobbit Man And Folk Tales
About those recent stories about Hobbit Man (Homo floresienses). They were discovered...
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'You're Welcome' Has A Synonym?
Hi! today a girl told me that there's another way to say "your welcome", she told...
Untrained
What is a synonym of "untrained" in the following sentence, which I guess is used...
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"Stipulate"
I was having an argument with a friend recently. He proposed some middle ground and...
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Today I Heard The Word
Today I heard the word "nesh" used by an East Midlands (i.e. Nottingham) regional...
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Likely Vs. Probable
It appears from OED that "likely" and probable" are interchangeable, and I know that...
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How Does An Earldom Become Extinct?
From Q27 of this years SDC > The answer was Benjamin Stratford, 6th earl of Aldborough...
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Blackmail
Does blackmail involve threats to expose the victim, or is it just a synonym for...
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Vibrato And Tremolo
Vibrato and Tremolo These terms are not used consistently. I am surprised that we...
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Is "Stressy" A Proper English Word?
Hi, I seem to remember having heard the word "stressy" in contexts like "This was...
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Thesaurus Game - Started By Cute Cat
let's all play this game a member gives a word and the next reply should give...
Adjective Satellite
What is an 'adjective satellite'? It appeared for several words in a friends PDA...
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