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Oct
6
comment Word or phrase for a woman who shows up at events in gaudy outfits, garish make-up, and excessive jewelry?
One such person was Rebecca Mark, former division CEO of Enron, who showed up at a company function on a motorcyle in leather jackets and pants. I didn't know at the time that Enron was fraudulent, but I did avoid the stock because "this is the woman you don't want your son to date."
Oct
5
comment Is there a term for discrimination without negative connotation?
@tchrist: I guess you could use someone 5' 8" (below average height today, average in 1800), but a "six-footer" probably wouldn't do.
Oct
5
answered In the phrase “man enough”, is man an adjective?
Oct
5
comment What does “If she smokes, she pokes” exactly mean?
@Theresa: Men and women both "do it," (and enjoy it), but men have the "elongations." (And women have other means of satisfaction.
Oct
4
comment What does “If she smokes, she pokes” exactly mean?
@Theresa: Yes, my "rephrasing wrecks the rhythm, economy, and humour of the original [and] added an out-of-date idea." But for me, at least, the value of the greater clarity outweighs all the negatives.
Oct
4
revised What does it mean when Americans say “We love you” in an email?
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Oct
4
answered What does it mean when Americans say “We love you” in an email?
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
24
revised What is a single word for a ruling representative of a supreme leader who carries out his orders?
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Sep
22
comment What do you call seeming “hyperbole” that's actually true?
Should be: "It's more of a sales pitch designed to pique your interest with some incredible claim."
Sep
22
answered Are you an amateur(ish) fellow?
Sep
19
revised What is the etymological justification for taking the grammatical term “pluperfect” and turning it into an adjective meaning 'more than perfect"?
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Sep
19
answered What is the etymological justification for taking the grammatical term “pluperfect” and turning it into an adjective meaning 'more than perfect"?
Sep
19
answered Why does “go spare” mean “get angry”?
Sep
15
answered Is there a word to describe the situation where you call someone and hang up so they call you back?
Sep
13
answered The usage of “banzai”
Sep
13
answered What's the difference between the verbs “recruit” and “employ”?
Sep
13
answered “Comportment” vs. “deportment”
Sep
11
answered What is an antonym for the term “straight-A student?”
Sep
11
comment Why would the “wind blowing in the East” be considered a bad thing?
"The eastern wind, the Russian wind, is not so nice. When the eastern breeze flies through the trees, it's full of ice."