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Apr
5
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").
Mar
27
comment What is the oldest common English word?
How old are Hittite words?
Mar
27
comment How are Japanese words spelt in English?
Research is hard, let's go closevoting!
Mar
27
comment Is “grapple hooking” a correct phrase?
Could it be related to grapple tackle? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grapple_tackle
Mar
27
comment What are the rules in composing a Haiku? (aside from the syllable count)
+1 for the kigo!
Mar
27
comment How are Japanese words spelt in English?
@Mitch I have a suspicion that most English words derived from Japanese words are consistent with Hepburn romanization, but I'm not certain. That's what I'm wanting to check.
Mar
27
asked How are Japanese words spelt in English?
Mar
26
comment Is this translation of a joke grammatically correct?
If you want to practice your English, and check if what you're saying is correct, and natural English, lang-8.com may be a good fit. (Disclaimer: I use the site) I'm not voting to close, but just letting you know if other people close this question.
Mar
20
accepted Is “geisha girl” used to refer to actual geisha?
Mar
20
accepted Is “cookie” a recent addition to Australian English?
Mar
17
answered What does “flustrated” mean, and is it a word?
Mar
13
comment Is “great” used by native speakers to describe calamities any more?
@tchrist the only one of those that's a disaster or a calamity is the Great Depression, and that was in the '30s.
Mar
13
accepted Is “great” used by native speakers to describe calamities any more?
Mar
13
asked Is “great” used by native speakers to describe calamities any more?
Feb
15
comment Is there a word for female necromancer?
"(sorry for repeat of title, but stackexchange complained about lack of body)" obviously Stack Exchange doesn't know the difference between a necromancer and a wraith!
Feb
15
comment What is the female version of “phallic”?
@tchrist that sounds phallacious.
Feb
15
awarded  Custodian
Feb
15
accepted “Not so much” at the end of a sentence
Feb
15
asked More general term than “slashdotting”
Feb
11
accepted Has “Kinki” become less common than “Kansai” because of the word “kinky”?