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Jan
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accepted Could the term “elephant” have derived from “olfactory?”
Jan
6
revised Could “bastard” have a positive connotation?
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Jan
6
revised Why is it always women and not men in: “Soccer mom,” “Tiger mom,” “Helicopter mom,” “Wal-Mart mom,” and “Security mom”?
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Dec
22
revised What is the origin of the phrase “Eastern Seaboard”?
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Dec
22
comment What is the origin of the phrase “Eastern Seaboard”?
@KitZ.Fox: "Three of their four" does NOT include Maine.
Dec
22
comment What is the origin of the phrase “Eastern Seaboard”?
@phoog: OK, changed it to "four" offshoots to include Kentucky.
Dec
22
revised What is the origin of the phrase “Eastern Seaboard”?
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Dec
22
comment What is the origin of the phrase “Eastern Seaboard”?
@phoog: Pennsylvania abuts on the Chesapeake Bay which leads to the Atlantic, close enough. I said it "faces" the Atlantic, not that it was "on" it.
Nov
10
comment Etymology of “corny”
"I'm as corny as Kansas in August, I'm as normal as blueberry pie."
Nov
10
answered What word or phrase describes a person whose role in a social group is to make others look good?
Nov
10
comment Why did Napoleon III coin the term “Latin America”?
A Hapsburg could qualify as "Latin" because the Hapsburgs ruled Spain (in the 16th century).
Oct
21
answered word or phrase for “random learning through linked documents”
Oct
21
answered What word(s) combine the meaning of 'faith' and 'discernment'?
Oct
2
comment What is the term for a Monarchy with only a King or a Queen, but not both?
I don't think it had to do with "tired of the strict monarchical system." More likely it was a result of William's Dutch army representing the balance of power in an otherwise English "civil war" between Mary II and her father James II.
Oct
2
awarded  Notable Question
Sep
25
comment What's a better way to say, “there wasn't much to do”?
@NeilFein I (an English Language user with some reputation), improved the question somewhat, giving it a chance for it to be accepted there. You might also try ELL.
Aug
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awarded  Famous Question
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awarded  Notable Question
Jul
9
revised Is there a word or short phrase to describe a movie that wins many awards
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Jul
9
answered Is there a word or short phrase to describe a movie that wins many awards