JLG

United States (Flyover Country)

Editor for 30 years, mostly for veterinary/medical publications

May
19
comment Cloying, but in a good way
@Area51DetectiveFiction, I don't see how that link supports your opinion.
May
19
revised Cloying, but in a good way
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May
19
comment Cloying, but in a good way
@Area51DetectiveFiction, I don't really agree with that. Can you support that statement?
May
19
answered Cloying, but in a good way
May
9
answered is there a name for the concept of repetitive writing to improve handwriting?
May
7
comment How did the archaic 'villein' transform into villain?
You might want to look at the entry for villain and villein at the Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com/…
May
2
comment "Shout in a whisper" verb
Are you thinking of a *stage whisper*: n. a loud whisper that can be overheard; on the stage it is heard by the audience but it supposed to be inaudible to the rest of the cast
May
1
awarded Nice Answer
May
1
comment The term for when fruit is first starting to appear on a plant
This is the correct answer for this time in a fruit's maturation. *Fruit set*: the initiation of fruit growth after the flower has been successfully pollinated and fertilized
May
1
comment What is a good word for the Exhale portion of a laugh?
What about gasp or gasping? To breathe loudly and with difficulty, trying to get more air
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
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