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I like my English like I like my sex -- casual, yet meaningful.


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comment Is “teen-ager” correct? Still used? Etymology?
The unhyphenated version is by far more common in written US English today, as well. I think the New York Times example is indicative of a copyediting quirk more than anything.
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comment facial expression of sympathetic pain?
I do not think flinch and wince are synonyms, but I do think wince is the word OP is looking for.
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comment Do people still speak old English in South Africa?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is not about English.
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comment What's the neutral measurement unit for masculine and feminine?
@RegDwigнt There are definitely more than two points. Here's a series of images that underscores how many "points" there can be for a single individual, let alone humanity at large: i.huffpost.com/gen/1468820/original.jpg
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comment What's the neutral measurement unit for masculine and feminine?
Unlike fixed quantities such as height and weight, gender presentation (which seems to be what you're asking about) is quite often fluid and, in any case, not possible to "measure" in the same way.
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comment Definite article usage: “I'm going to mosque” Or “I'm going to the mosque”?
@EdwinAshworth Justified or not, if someone told me, "I teach children math school," I'd think, "Good thing you're not teaching them English [school]."
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comment Definite article usage: “I'm going to mosque” Or “I'm going to the mosque”?
Good answer. To further complicate things, there are variations on either side of the Atlantic; Americans don't "go to hospital," for instance, whatever the reason for their visit.
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comment A comical/informal synonym for “big”/“large” but not inappropriate
You might say whopping. It sounds a bit quaint/old-fashioned to my ears, and might have a funny(ish) effect because of that. Definitely family-friendly.