For example, should the phrase be "I care naught for him" or "I care not for him"? I see the argument for the former (i.e. "I care nothing for him") and the latter ("I don't care for him"), but is one better than the other? Are they interchangeable, or significantly different?
posted by c'mon sea legs
on Jul 31, 2014 -
I am in China and my SO is in USA. we both use the app WECHAT a lot to keep in touch.. wechat is a very popular app in China as a social utility that connects people with friends on mobiles phones.
but since 2 months ago, i could not view the full images of the pictures he have sent me and could not download them. we can still send each other text messages and he can recieve the pictures i have sent to him. And i can view and download other pictures my chinese friends sent me. i think this is strange. does anyone know why it happens or how to fix it?
posted by denimchair
on Jul 22, 2014 -
I've just bought my first home and moved into my new place (hooray!). I've never had a dishwasher before and as such, I haven't used it once during my first week of living in the new place.
This weekend though, I ran the dishwasher for the first time and urgh, once the cycle was finished, I opened the door and the dishwasher was still full of water :(
What is the likely cause and can I fix it myself?
Also, all appliances in the house were supposed to be in working order.... do I have any leg to stand on in asking the seller about this?
posted by JenThePro
on Apr 7, 2014 -
I love my part-time job, but it doesn't pay the bills. In order for it to become a full-time job that pays the bills, I have to go back to school and get a master's (library science - yay for very little career opportunities!). In order to go back to school, I need to get a full time job and earn some money to pay for school. I just accepted a full time office assistant position in a law firm. I'm not excited at all. Help! [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Aug 25, 2013 -
Hi all, my Sony Xperia J isn't reading sim cards. The sim card (3) that came with the phone works on other phones; the Xperia won't read other sim cards. What can I do to get this handset working? This is my work phone and I'm the breadwinner around here, so it's a bit urgent! Thanks. I've got two Win7 PCs to assist in fixing it.
posted by Mistress
on Aug 10, 2013 -
I'm looking for lines of dialogue from movies, novels, or elsewhere, in which someone says that something is not an X, even though it is
an X, just not a mere X or typical X. An example of the type of exchange I'm looking for: "Wow, you spent a year's salary on a car?" "A car? This is isn't a car
. It's a Lamborghini!" The second person knows that their Lamborghini is a car, but means to express that it isn't just
a car. (It's important for my purposes that the person doesn't say 'just'.) There must be some recognizable instances of this type of speech, but I'm drawing a blank. Any ideas?
posted by painquale
on Jul 7, 2013 -
I've just upgraded my rig with a 256gb SSD card for the main C:. This is primary used for the OS, apps and my work files.
I previously had 2 HDD's one for OS and the other for backups. [more inside]
posted by spinko
on Nov 17, 2012 -
I feel very ambivalent, like I lack perspective (but hope is abundant!), but I am not sure; this state of not knowing and being unsure of myself and what I do is tough [more inside]
posted by ahtlast93
on Nov 15, 2012 -
In the past year, a lot of networking opportunities have involved drinking. "Let's grab a drink together," "We're having drinks and reading our work at my place," "You should grab a drink with my friend so-and-so, he'll tell you the downlow on this job," etc. Which is all fine and dandy except for the drinking bit... how do I decline to drink and still take advantage of these? [more inside]
posted by iadacanavon
on Aug 9, 2012 -
Is it possible for me to add apps to a borrowed iPad without losing everything that is already on it? [more inside]
posted by segatakai
on May 19, 2012 -
The guy I am dating has unusual tendencies, is this a part of his ADD? Or his quirkiness? How should I approach the subject? [more inside]
posted by Chelsaroo650
on Feb 13, 2012 -
I have a bunch of cool stuff I want to sell. Clothing, furniture, original art work, books, vintage items, etc. But I can't stand eBay. [more inside]
posted by zenpop
on Jan 3, 2012 -
Increasingly frustrated bloke looking for practical advice on how to say to his girlfriend - who won't accept compliments - without it sounding cheesy or like I'm angling to get her into bed. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Nov 10, 2011 -
Circle of Life Filter: What terrible thing probably happened to the baby birds on my porch? [more inside]
posted by Buffaload
on May 19, 2011 -
I just ran a red light in Brooklyn and was pulled over by police. I was given a ticket and the officer urged me to plead not guilty and to attend the scheduled court date and pay the citation otherwise I'd be hit with 6 points to my license. Why did the officer recommend pleading not guilty? And what should I expect in a Brookly TVB court? [more inside]
posted by ranunculus
on Feb 6, 2011 -
Just got my gf a set of three .25 quart cast iron mini-cocottes. What delicious vegetarian recipes can she make with them? [more inside]
posted by gettingpaidforthis
on Oct 22, 2010 -
I'm learning English. Could you tell me the difference between "not bad" and " not half bad "?? It means, "very good"? If there is a kind of different nuance between the two, please show me how to use them.
posted by mizukko
on Sep 24, 2010 -
My live bookmarks in Firefox have suddenly stopped updating automatically (instead it says, "Live Bookmark feed failed to load.") How can I start them back up? [more inside]
posted by Yiggs
on Sep 3, 2010 -
I live in upstate NY. What's the shortest distance from me to cheap cigarettes? Halp, they be taxing my vice too much.
posted by Area Control
on Jun 22, 2010 -
How can I stop hating the summer, sun, the beach, and people who enjoy these things? [more inside]
posted by sully75
on Apr 22, 2009 -
I had a great idea the other day that would require a little bit of simple programming and engineering, but I have no background in either of those. Basically, I'd like to make a USB device with a little motor that vibrates at several different specific frequencies, determined by the user (preferably through the computer). Where do I even start? [more inside]
posted by borkingchikapa
on Mar 5, 2009 -
i had power go out to a portion of the house because a pump was running and pushing against water that couldnt move because ice was in the outlet pipe. i turned off the light switch and shut the pump off. i came back 4 hours later and there was no power from that switch. it was 12 degrees out. 2 days later it warmed up and all of a sudden i had power again. any ideas, i am worried
posted by blizzardm17
on Jan 3, 2009 -
Morbid Aussie birthday greeting, goes something along the lines of "War and famine, people dying, everywhere, and it's your birthday, hooray!" -- what is the correct and complete version? [more inside]
posted by randomstriker
on Oct 7, 2008 -
When I try to create a tab using Filemaker Pro 8.0v2 on my Mac (OS version 10.4.11), it displays correctly in "edit" mode. But when I enter data-entry mode, FM "sees through" the tab - and displays all fields (from all the tabs) stacked on top of one another. Clicking the other tabs, I see the same thing - all fields stacked. [more inside]
posted by cg1
on May 13, 2008 -
What was the filming location of the final scene of "Oh Brother Where art Though?"
I have this illogical urge to know. The shot seems so southern picturesque.
(Link to Video included)
Help! [more inside]
posted by allthewhile
on Apr 12, 2008 -
I am using a Macbook running Tiger. Suddenly, I cannot access any Google websites using Firefox or Safari. Umm... [more inside]
posted by 4ster
on Mar 25, 2008 -