Word meaning Domestic Partner or Spouse

Our software needs to correctly state that the filled in value can be either a domestic partner or spouse. Using this terminology “Domestic partner or spouse” throughout the entire application isn’t preferred (there’s a lot of forms related to this). Is there a word that describes a domestic partner or spouse that can be justified … Read more

Has already vs had already [closed]

Closed. This question is off-topic. It is not currently accepting answers. Want to improve this question? Update the question so it’s on-topic for English Language & Usage Stack Exchange. Closed 5 years ago. Improve this question Can someone please explain the difference between ‘has already’ and ‘had already’? Answer Minnow has directed you to an … Read more

“Hate best” or “hate worst”?

As I was listening to Homer’s hate song to Ned Flanders on The Simpsons, a particular line made me wonder; can someone hate something (the) best? I’ve certainly heard “hate (the) most”. Could something just as equally be hated (the) worst? F-L-A-N-R-D-S! He’s the man that I hate best! I’d like to see his house … Read more

Is “mobbing” used in BrE and AmE to refer to harassment in the workplace.

The concept of mobbing, originally used referring to animals, according to the extract below, is now applied also to human beings, and is used specifically to refer to subtle aggressive behaviours in the workplace: Konrad Lorenz, in his book entitled On Aggression (1966), first described mobbing among birds and animals, attributing it to instincts rooted … Read more

Metaphysician vs Metaphysicist [duplicate]

This question already has answers here: Usage of -ist and -ian, when to use which? (5 answers) Closed 3 years ago. A practitioner of physics is known as a physicist. It seems like it would logically follow that a practitioner of metaphysics would be known as a metaphysicist; yet, in every text I’ve read, a … Read more

Word for blog / article / tutorial

I’m building a site with two main categories. One side is portfolio work, the other is written work. Among the written work, there will be personal blogs, tutorials, more in-depth articles, etc. I’m looking for a short, preferably single-word name for all of my written work. I thought about using ‘writings’, but it feels a … Read more