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A city, viewed as a governmental and political entity, is called a municipality (see Merriam-Webster), with corresponding adjective municipal and adverb municipally. For example, we often speak of "municipal elections". However, I must say that the sentence "elections are held municipally every two years" does not sound anywhere near as good to me as the ...


Consider the phrase aptly named: A dog called Snoozy who lies around on the couch all day is aptly named... (http://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/aptly) aptly named/described/called etc: named, described etc in a way that seems very suitable The aptly named Skyline Restaurant provides spectacular views of the city below. (Longman) We ...


"municipal" is the word you're looking for. Elections are held nationally every four years, and municipally every two years. municipal (adj) "of or relating to the government of a city or town" e.g. Both national and municipal elections are held every four years in this country. In some English speaking countries, mainly in the US, the term ...


My preference would be for "locally"?


Consider, They didn't call you [Smart] for nothing! Spanish Language StackExchange [Smart], you sure live up to your name. live up to something: to be as good as you said or thought something >would be. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Angel, you sure live up to your name. Limestone [Smart], your name fits you to a tee/like a ...


Such a name can be called a euonym: a name well suited to the person, place, or thing named Source: Merriam-Webster


It might be worth looking at the hypothesis of nominative determinism.


How about Zealot or Fanatic? - while both are more commonly used for religious or political beliefs, many "super fans" reach those kinds of fervor in respect of their particular idol(s).


Another term is transvestite (employing the same root as "vestments," i.e. garments): a person, typically a man, who derives pleasure from dressing in clothes appropriate to the opposite sex.


In this case, one must refer to Latin: Nomen est omen.


Consider, diehard fans die-hard: strongly or fanatically determined or devoted : die–hard fans; especially : strongly resisting change : a die–hard conservative M-W hardcore fans hard-core: confirmed, die-hard : hard–core rock fans M-W Ngram dyed-in-the-wool fans Google Books dyed-in-the-wool: having very strong beliefs, opinions, ...


I've always said aptonym, but aptronym and euonym seem to work too. Concerning aptronym, Gary Nunn of The Guardian published an article in 2014 which said: Mark Reckless is an aptronym: a name particularly suited to its owner. The official definition is a name that is particularly appropriate to the person’s profession. However, it appears to be ...


From the information you have given, I think that a close definition of what you are referring to is: Crossdressing: the wearing of clothes designed for the opposite sex. (M-W) Crossdresser: someone who dresses in clothing typically worn by members of the opposite sex.


The style was launched by Gen. Ambrose, so there was apparently no name for it before 1875. "Mutton chops" or "muttonchop whiskers" was used to refer to a similar style: Burnsides: style of facial hair consisting of side whiskers and a mustache (but clean-shaven chin), 1875 (singular; plural form from 1878; many early uses are in college and ...


At my place of work (literally in our job postings), this is called Schedule. It covers the gamut of what the expectations are in terms of time commitment for the job, and implies that there is some structure to it. You could also use Time Commitment. I think that would imply that the hours worked are the same week-to-week but the distribution is more ...


If I have seen further it is because I have stood upon the shoulders of giants. Or words to that effect. Think it was Newton who said it originally, but it's a widely echoed sentiment and particularly relevant to science.


Another option you might use is "citywide": http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/citywide occurring throughout a city; including an entire city: "citywide school board elections." open to including, or affecting all the inhabitants of or groups in a city: "a citywide track meet." http://www.answers.com/Q/What_are_citywide_elections : ...


There's also the less common phrase, "X by name, X by nature." Smart by name, Smart by nature. It's an odd phrasing but more simply means that Smart is their name and Smart is their nature.


Aptly named is the phrase. She is aptly named Grace Chew, because she chews her food gracefully. The region is aptly named the panhandle, because not only does it look like a panhandle on the outline map of Florida, they also have a significant population of panhandlers (aka beggars). The mansion is aptly named Bellmoral Castle, because the morality of ...


What is it called when someone doesn't like the sound of other people eating? A condition in which a person is hypersensitive to eating noises can be called misophonia: Hate the Sound of People Chewing? You Might Have Misophonia Misophonia — a term coined by researchers studying ear ringing in the early 2000s — means “hatred of sound,” but it ...


Watered Down is used to denote when something is simplified. Now, how simplified it may be is largely subjective. High school students will receive a watered down version of Newton's laws and special relativity.


You might use: surprised beyond belief Reverso says of beyond belief: You use beyond belief to emphasize that something is true to a very great degree or that it happened to a very great degree. Here's an example usage from the book Secrets from the Operating Room: My Experiences, Observations, and ...: I was surprised beyond belief and was ...


Depending on the context urban could be used to, I guess. But seeing the other answers, it's probably not what you wanted ^^


I would go for superfan (one word without the space) or even Superfan (capitalized.) The term exists, and it means exactly what you want. http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=superfans prefers it as one word without the space. The capitalized version is probably best reserved for referring to superfans of a specific celebrity/team/group, in a ...


I'd go for something like absentminded, as in— I gazed absentmindedly at the man with the goat on a string, not actually registering the oddness of it. Other options include "dispassionate" etc., but not as good in this situation.


The expression look without seeing is widely used. Five hundred years ago, Da Vinci said: People look without seeing, hear without listening, eat without awareness of taste, touch without feeling and talk without thinking."


Yes, it is offensive and you should probably avoid using it: Midget: (taboo, offensive) an extremely small person, who will never grow to a normal size because of a physical problem; a person suffering from dwarfism. (OLD) Fiera an I Midget: (from midge, a sand fly ) is a term for a person of unusually short stature that is widely ...


In addition to @Josh61's answer, about: > Another question of mine is, what would be a non-offensive term to call them? The medical term is "dwarfism". The terms "dwarf", "little person", "LP", and "person of short stature" are now generally considered acceptable by most people affected by these disorders. Reference: ...


A reasonable term to use is workday: : the period of time in a day during which you work at a job Merriam-Webster

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