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awarded  Notable Question
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accepted Does “Chinese laundry” have any non-literal meaning?
Apr
21
accepted Are “Czech Republic” and “Chechnya” cognates?
Apr
21
comment Did Milton really invent cooking?
No, cooking started about 250,000 years ago, according to Wikipedia.
Apr
21
asked Are “Czech Republic” and “Chechnya” cognates?
Apr
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asked Does “Chinese laundry” have any non-literal meaning?
Apr
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accepted Is “in in vitro” acceptable?
Apr
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asked Is “in in vitro” acceptable?
Apr
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comment Does the noun “stable” have meanings other than “place for animals”?
@tchrist snarky!
Apr
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accepted Does the noun “stable” have meanings other than “place for animals”?
Apr
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revised Does the noun “stable” have meanings other than “place for animals”?
Showing a general reference that didn't mention any metaphorical meanings
Apr
10
comment What does “soapbox-ready” mean?
Similar expression, except it's saying something's ready for a shovel, rather than ready for a soapbox: shovel ready.
Apr
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accepted Is “Dutch wife” one of those “Dutch words”?
Apr
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awarded  Nice Question
Apr
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comment Does the noun “stable” have meanings other than “place for animals”?
Should this question have been asked on English Language Learners instead?
Apr
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asked Does the noun “stable” have meanings other than “place for animals”?
Apr
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answered What connotation does “to fork one's repo” have?
Apr
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comment Is “Dutch wife” one of those “Dutch words”?
I came across the term "Dutch wife" this morning in the Wikipedia article List of wasei-eigo ("wasei eigo" is English made up in Japan). I strongly suspected that it wasn't wasei eigo, so I had to work out how it originated! ("Sex doll loved by Dutchmen." - yeah right!)
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asked Is “Dutch wife” one of those “Dutch words”?
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comment Is a “To Do List” familiar to other countries?
@tchrist in Japan, there's English, Jim, but not as we know it. (Note for pedants: yes, I'm snowcloning a "Beam me up Scotty").