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Q: What's a word to describe a person being deliberately unclear/obfuscatory

lightawakeI had mistakenly thought that if you said a person was being 'obtuse' it meant that they were being deliberately unclear. I want to describe a frustrating exchange with someone from an organisation who was professional in their manner but deliberately avoiding direct answers to my questions, (bec...

Please explain to me how this type of question, handled as it has been, is not simply opinion-based?
are the bane of EL&U.
1:41 AM
@Robusto They all are, of course. I did try to look for duplicates around an hour ago, but it was just too gross.
Q: Opposite of "straight talk"

lexemeWhat is the opposite for the straight talk idiom? How do I best call the activity when someone makes a very long preamble before he says what he wants?

To find SWR dupes, just look at the suggestions so far and find other questions with the same suggested words.
Q: Is there a word that means deliberately ignorant, choosing to ignore?

Bálint JuhászI know what this word really means but I cannot help to think that ignorant also means he ignores his surrounding or the consequences of his actions. "He was ignorant, unwilling to warn the police about what has been happening next door for years” for example. Can anyone tell me the word I am loo...

Q: What is a single word or phrase for someone who intentionally misses the point?

user214895Examples: Coworker showed us a pic on her phone of a Christmas ornament given to her by her late Grandmother. All one guy could offer was how the tree looked burned. Another coworker was on poster to play in a band for a charity event and the same guy just made fun of how another guy lo...

Q: What is a word which means "un-deliberately uncooperative"? (originating back to at least the 17th-century)

Tom O' BedlamI am looking for a word for the quality of being un-deliberately uncooperative? So not the likes of "stubborn" which has a connotation of deliberate uncooperativeness to reason or what-have-you, but I am distinctly looking for a word that captures a much more sympathetic sense as to why one is no...

Q: Person who pretends to not understand unless one speaks in exactly the words they expect

vlad-ardeleanI just realized there are some people around my workplace who always try to correct me when using a certain word, saying that that's not how I should speak, and I should use other words (the ones they provide me with) or pretend they didn't understand what I was saying, but it's pretty clea...

Q: Idiom/phrase which means "to pretend not to understand or know"

Armen ԾիրունյանSometimes (well, often) people pretend not to understand what's going on (or pretend not to understand what the other person means, etc.) when in fact they do perfectly well. For example, Person A is hoping that his friend Person B would let him crash at his place for a couple of days, but, so ...

Q: Word for someone who acts like an expert but who has very little knowledge?

sheaWhat is a word to describe an individual who acts like an expert in a subject area, constantly stating facts and correcting people, but who actually has very little knowledge on the subject?

2:10 AM
@Robusto Not a good covid day. It seems most clear to me that Florida at least is following the same horseshoe pattern as the UK and the Netherlands have. They are probably just the furthest along that path, but the others will follow. I think we had over 600 new cases in Colorado today.
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4:44 AM
@tchrist they're rising from the inside
@tchrist story of my life
Gonna take a while before my people take it seriously and call it cruel though. Maybe never.
It's exactly 25 degrees now and damn, it's really pleasant
5:16 AM
A three-day forecast
5:53 AM
6:05 AM
Word of the day: cooter
> In 2004, I attended a reunion for a group of retired Morse telegraphists. All the speeches were made in Morse.
6:26 AM
Barbari bread (Persian: نان بربری‎, romanized: nân-e barbari) is a type of yeast leavened Iranian flatbread. It is one of the thickest flat breads and is commonly topped with sesame or black caraway seeds. A notable characteristic of the bread is its top skin that is similar to pretzels or lye roll's skin due Maillard reaction that occurs during baking as it is glazed with a mixture of baking soda, flour and water prior to baking. It is widely known as Persian flatbread in United States and Canada. == Etymology == Barbari is an obsolete Persian term for the Hazara people living in Khorasan, Iran...
Makes one wonder how people manage to wage wars in the South. First, it's too hot to physically engage in anything. Second, they have so much tasty food, I would be fat there.
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8:40 AM
> NEWS RELEASE 23-JUL-2021: Device cracks milk protein
Took me a second glance to understand
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11:09 AM
In Moscow, 32% of total population have been vaccinated thus far.
I think Moscow should be covered first, since it's a huge city and is visited by millions from all points of Russia.
Once it's vaccinated well enough, the spread will not be so swift.
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1:42 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Toxic answer detected, blacklisted user (151): What is the meaning of "mortal enemies"? by user428967 on english.SE
Today was my fastest ParkRun this year.
I wonder what it would take to run it faster than 21:30.
My fastest-ever was 21:50, and it was very, very hard for me.
This one I ran in 23:03.
I would be happy to run it in 21:30.
But I'm too lazy to specifically train for it.
The increased speed recently is not the result of specific training; it's just the effect of weight loss.
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3:49 PM
@tchrist Yeah, it's climbing here too. I hope it's just a blip.
Even Faux News, I read, is running a PSA encouraging its conspiracy-theorist viewership to get vaccinated. This while Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingram still inveigh against the vast left-wing conspiracy to implant tracking chips in people's arms with their vaccine shots.
These are no doubt people who have Amazon Echo and Ring doorbells and carry around smart phones that do a better job of tracking them than any microscopic implant chip ever could.
Well, at least 56% have already gotten the vaccine.
My brother got his first covid shot yesterday. He resisted vaccination for months. He (has?) had the opportunity to get vaccinated probably since February.
4:06 PM
Idiocracy is a 2006 American dystopian science fiction comedy film directed by Mike Judge and co-written by Judge and Etan Cohen. Starring Luke Wilson, Maya Rudolph, and Dax Shepard, it follows an American soldier who takes part in a classified hibernation experiment, only to be accidentally frozen for too long and awaken 500 years later in a dystopian world where dysgenics and commercialism have run rampant, mankind has embraced anti-intellectualism, and society is devoid of such traits as intellectual curiosity, social responsibility, justice, and human rights. The film was not screened for critics...
Word of the day: The Yazoo Delta (The region has been called "The Most Southern Place on Earth")
I never knew this term.
Came across just now on Twitter.
@CowperKettle That makes two of us.
It's always been known to me as the Mississippi Delta.
Or just "the delta" as in the "delta blues" musical genre.
4:29 PM
> In September 1945, New York's 15,000 lift operators went on strike.
Wow, 15 thousand actual humans just for driving up and down
Yes, sadly
Belarus shut down 48 NGOs yesterday
Including organizations that have been helping ill persons, for instance, with AIDS.
It's just horrible.
Lukashenko is afraid of any independent organizations.
Death Valley on July 11, 2021.
5:16 PM
Oymyakon, January
> Oymyakon is located near the historic Road of Bones.
Many thousands of people died building this road. Wikipedia gives an estimate of 250 thousand deaths. Hard to imagine. Could be an overestimation?
5:49 PM
Deserted Bus Park No. 7, Kiev.
A huge building
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11:18 PM
A lot has happened today
11:33 PM
That sounds ominous. And yet . . .
@Xanne And yet? The day isn't over.
Indeed it is not. There are more Olympic games to be played, questions to be answered, cats to be fed.
Never do today what you can put off to tomorrow.
Tomorrow is another day.
11:55 PM
2 days ago, by Mitch
Effing cats man
One wonders what goodies might be found in deserted buses. Wallets, stashes, recoverable rare earths. I suppose the enterprising have already stripped it down.
@Xanne To be clear, absolutely nothing of interest has happened to me.
@Mitch I was a bit concerned. Happy to hear it has been routine.
I woke up. An event of sorts. One that can take a while. I've gotten pretty good over the years of getting out of bed, making and eating breakfast, but with never more than one eye (barely) open at a time.

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