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Is there a suffix (or other word modifier) used like -phobia/-phobic/-phobe that means concern or alarm or apprehension without the connotation of terror or hatred or exclusion? Ideally the word would make sense to a fluent English speaker, but if it needs a little explaining, that's okay. This isn't a political question; it's for a story.
posted by michaelh on Oct 18, 2016 - 10 answers

What is the meaning of the -core suffix?

In words like normcore, krishnacore, and all the words on this list, what do you think the meaning of the suffix -core is? What do you think people are trying to signify by adding -core to the end of words? Also, can you think of other examples of words that end in -core? [more inside]
posted by sam_harms on Jul 8, 2015 - 24 answers

Need iOS help. Hope me!

I've used iPhones for five years or so now, but there are a few things that bug me, and I wonder if there is a trick or preference I'm missing or a third-party app I can use or what. No interest in jailbreaking or switching phones. Specific questions inside. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Jan 7, 2013 - 10 answers

if a chocoholic eats chocohol, is it chocolategate?

Is there a word for this language phenomenon? [more inside]
posted by millipede on Mar 30, 2011 - 11 answers

What have you done with my Volumes?

MacFilter: Extraneous OS X volume suffixes? [more inside]
posted by kanuck on Jul 15, 2010 - 4 answers

Why are they "words" in English, but "root with suffixes" in Inuit?

Why are they "words" in English, but "root with suffixes" in Inuit? [more inside]
posted by Flunkie on Jan 15, 2009 - 15 answers

Tinseltowner? Boulebard of Broken Dreamsite?

What do you call someone who hails from Hollywood. [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie on Nov 14, 2007 - 28 answers

Does anyone know of a glossary of degree abbreviations and titles?

In dealing with academia, I often meet people with a bewildering array of letters after their name. Does anyone know of a glossary extant of what these all mean? At the moment I'm trying to puzzle out what FBA means - any clues?
posted by Mossy on Sep 8, 2004 - 4 answers

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