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Nov
30
comment Etymology of “nick” in, in the nick of time?
@Mari-LouA: In this context, yes.
Nov
30
answered Etymology of “nick” in, in the nick of time?
Nov
30
answered Does the professor think that I'm pregnant?
Nov
30
answered Meaning of the phrase “to corner the world's pleasures”
Nov
30
answered Is there an acceptable corresponding negative to “well off”?
Nov
26
revised Why are Kansas and Arkansas pronounced differently?
Added question based on comments about "Native American" usages.
Nov
21
comment Difference between “dumb” and “stupid”
@NathanFrancy: I'd say it's the difference between active and passive. A "stupid" person says the wrong thing, while a "dumb" person fails to say (or do) the right thing. That is "dumb" is slightly less pejorative thing stupid.
Nov
20
answered What does “he is sorted” mean?
Nov
13
revised “Space” as a synonym for industry, sector or business segment
Added example.
Nov
7
answered What to call a person with whom you spend time just because?
Nov
6
comment How to refer to the position where you bend to the floor with your hands covering your head?
As I remember from my (1960s) childhood, the "atomic scare" days were during the COLD War (against the Russians). The atomic bomb ended World War II.
Oct
13
answered Difference between “dumb” and “stupid”
Oct
7
awarded  Nice Question
Oct
4
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
4
accepted What is meant by the (slang) word “tool,” when used to refer to a person?
Oct
3
answered What's the meaning of “bitching”?
Oct
2
asked What is meant by the (slang) word “tool,” when used to refer to a person?
Sep
27
revised What is the word for the high-pitched “sex sound” a woman makes?
added 2 characters in body
Sep
20
answered Are “Conditional apology” and “poisoned apology”, rude?
Sep
14
answered Where did the expression “have at it” come from?