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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@Theresa: Yes, my "rephrasing wrecks the rhythm, economy, and humour of the original [and] added an out-of-date idea."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."
Aug
30
comment Is there any reason for saying “he is good-looking”, instead of “he is well-looking”?
@fdb: Yes, the combined word "goodlooking" is an adjective. But individually, looking is still the noun, and good is the adjective.
Aug
30
answered Is there any reason for saying “he is good-looking”, instead of “he is well-looking”?
Aug
28
comment Is there a word for a non-geek?
@Philip: The British word that I was taught as the equivalent of "regular guy" is "sound fellow" (not normal).
Aug
28
revised Why is this a correct sentence? Her uncle prefers that she speak with him personally
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