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Dec
16
comment Proper term for people from eastern Asia
I believe that this is similar to another question: english.stackexchange.com/questions/34321/…
Dec
11
comment What does it mean to “drink a lot of haterade”?
"She is drinking haterade" means she is doing the hating.
Dec
9
comment Significance of BrE vs AmE in the US
@AlessandroMosca: My school was probably "typical" of American schools.
Dec
9
comment Significance of BrE vs AmE in the US
As George Gershwin wrote: "I say "to-may-to" and you say "to-mat-o," etc.
Dec
9
comment Significance of BrE vs AmE in the US
@onomatomaniak: No, I said the other judges would favor American English and penalize British English. I managed to get the penalty "revoked."
Nov
17
comment What is the meaning and origin of “set-piece battle”?
@PLL: I'd say that a "set piece" battle is one that has successfully been "wargamed" by the professionals.
Nov
17
comment What is the meaning and origin of “set-piece battle”?
@MattFenwick: To take off on T.E.D., a "set piece" battle is "supposed" to play like a wargame, (with set-up pieces) although it often doesn't!
Nov
14
comment Is there a word for the person who hides truth in order to deceive?
@ShreevatsaR: What he actually said was, "While my responses were LEGALLY ACCURATE, I did NOT VOLUNTEER INFORMATION." Yours truly shortened it for personal use.
Nov
14
comment Is there a word for the person who hides truth in order to deceive?
Welcome to the site. An upvote to get you started.
Nov
11
comment Difference between “Excuse me” and “Sorry”
@Marthaª: I have. But my preference in this context is "sorry."
Nov
11
comment Romney claims that China likes to “flaunt the rules”
@JOe: "It's a terrible crime against English" for someone running for President of the United States. Whole wars have been started by mispelled/misplaced words, or even commas in diplomatic documents.
Nov
5
comment Are “reckless” and “feckless” synonyms?
@Hugo: I have voted to reopen-- see my comment with regard to the question. I have upvoted your answer because I felt it addressed the question, and am inviting you to join me in voting to reopen.
Nov
5
comment Are “reckless” and “feckless” synonyms?
This isn't quite general reference. It's about two similar-sounding words with somewhat similar meanings with a fine shade of difference (covered in some of our answers). It's worth articulating those (fine) differences.
Oct
6
comment What is origin of the word 'do'?
@ColinFine: I believe this is an informal usage, which may be why the OED would not confirm this "formally."
Oct
5
comment “Have at it” : what's the object of the transitive verb “have” here?
A better expression is "have a GO at it" (British). "Have at it" is a clumsy abbreviation.
Oct
2
comment Word for “taking advantage of a second chance or opportunity”
Welcome to the site. An upvote to get you started.
Sep
26
comment Word for feeling of being used by someone
@drɱ65δ: Thanks. IYHO is worth a great deal to me (emphasis on Y).
Sep
22
comment What do you call a person who is easily replaced?
@FumbleFingers:Please tell that to my boss.
Sep
21
comment What do you call a person who is easily replaced?
@FumbleFingers: I upvoted your use of the word.
Sep
18
comment What does Rick Perry’s “God uses broken people to reach a broken world" mean?
@Yoichi: The term is "Gentleman's C," and it means a low passing grade for a "gentleman" who has other things to do. The capital G refers to an adjective that describes the grade.