JLG

United States (Flyover Country)

Editor for 30 years, mostly for veterinary/medical publications

Apr
12
comment 'A word in your shell-like' drops the noun from the original noun phrase. Are there any similar constructs?
For others in the U.S. who were lost: phrases.org.uk/meanings/414550.html
Apr
10
comment What do you call the wooden bridge-like structures that make up a harbor?
I agree with @Mitch. I always thought of a jetty as being made of rocks, for the purpose of redirecting a current and protecting a shoreline. See this from Wordnik: A projection of stone, brick, wood, or other material (but generally formed of piles) ... serving as a protection against the encroachment or assault of the waves; ... a pier of stone ... projecting from the bank of a stream obliquely to its course, for the purpose of directing the current upon an obstruction to be removed ... or to deflect it from a bank.
Apr
7
comment Word for someone who isn't detail-oriented
On this post: english.stackexchange.com/q/68909/18655, I had an answer that explained the word careless. I think it would suit your situation as well.
Mar
21
comment Point of view chapter to chapter
And there's Barbara Kingsolver's bestseller The Poisonwood Bible.
Mar
21
answered How to correctly punctuate this dialogue?
Mar
18
awarded Yearling
Mar
18
awarded Yearling
Mar
11
answered A word that means 'everything lined up perfectly'
Mar
1
awarded Yearling
Mar
1
awarded Yearling
Feb
10
comment What do you call those "observation" beds you see in vet clinics?
With all due respect, @ErikKowal, this is not an examination table.
Feb
10
answered What do you call those "observation" beds you see in vet clinics?
Feb
5
awarded Nice Answer
Feb
2
answered What do you call open gaps inbetween teeth, systemic throughout the mouth?
Jan
28
comment Is "layman" an offensive term?
If you're going to use it, I'd change it to layperson. Per this Wordnik entry, layman does have one definition of "a generally ignorant person." For whatever reason, layperson doesn't seem to have that definition.
Jan
28
comment Is "layman" an offensive term?
Related question: english.stackexchange.com/q/77401/18655
Jan
26
answered Shall. I use a preposition here?
Jan
22
awarded differences
Jan
16
awarded Enlightened
Jan
15
answered Need a word for "Unravel in the worst possible way"
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