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Jan
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Jan
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comment Term for military officer serving with another military force
"Military advisor", at least for people who grew up during the Cold War, comes with a strong connotation of independent authority, so I'm looking for a somewhat more general term.
Jan
30
asked Term for military officer serving with another military force
Dec
16
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Oct
12
comment What is “a room a company provides for eating food” called?
In the US, "restroom" is the loo.
Jun
26
comment Does the term “white lie” have racist connotations?
This is by far a more correct answer than the others.
Jun
22
awarded  Autobiographer
Nov
29
answered What's a good word for the way an aperture closes?
Oct
25
answered Hypernym for “clock” and “watch”
Oct
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comment What is the etymology of the term “private eye”?
Is there a reason you didn't consider Webster's College Dictionary authoritative when you wrote the question?
Aug
25
comment What is the meaning of “A.C. or D.C.?”
@GarethRees, that's possible, but it seems a stretch, since Jubal has immediately prior to this given Mike an "A for effort" on a heterosexual kiss.
Aug
25
comment What is the meaning of “A.C. or D.C.?”
@JonJayObermark, Mike is clearly gendered as male throughout the book.
Aug
25
comment What is the meaning of “A.C. or D.C.?”
@NateEldredge More context here; after several reads of the book over many years, I remain baffled. books.google.com/…
Aug
25
comment What is the meaning of “A.C. or D.C.?”
The trouble with the "heterosexual or homosexual" interpretation of "A.C. or D.C?" is that it makes no sense in the context of the passage. Jill is female, Mike is male; why would Jubal ask "straight or gay" in response to their kiss?
Jul
23
answered Word a male can use to refer to a female that is not old or young (girl/lady/woman)
Jun
17
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
7
awarded  Yearling
Jun
6
comment What is the etymology and reasoning behind the US Military term,“D-Day”?
Yep, though secrecy has been less important in the U.S. space program. :) In space launch sequencing, it's also common for the clock to get started and stopped prior to launch -- more than one hour might elapse between T minus 2 hours and T minus 1 hour. I believe after launch the clock isn't ever stopped, though.
Jun
6
answered What is the etymology and reasoning behind the US Military term,“D-Day”?
May
18
answered down the hall to the left