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Jul
25
revised Did “Dutch defence” pre-date the chess term?
Fix to English links
Jul
25
asked Did “Dutch defence” pre-date the chess term?
Jul
25
revised Is “Dutch wife” one of those “Dutch words”?
added 101 characters in body
Jul
24
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
23
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
18
revised Are both “You can do no worse than” and “You can do worse than” accepted?
edited tags
Jul
18
asked Are both “You can do no worse than” and “You can do worse than” accepted?
Jul
16
accepted Is “muck” used as a minced version of “fuck” in Australian English?
Jul
15
asked Is “muck” used as a minced version of “fuck” in Australian English?
Jul
15
comment What is the difference between initialize and initiate?
As the word is virtually nonexistent in Google NGrams before 1950, I suspect it's only used in computing.
Jul
11
accepted In the context of tertiary education in nursing, what does “traditional” mean?
Jul
11
revised What does “A mile wide, an inch deep” mean?
Tidy up question
Jul
8
comment Idiom for someone who buys all the best gear to do something before they even have a basic proficiency?
@PieterGeerkens or if you like puns, "More dollars than sense" (sense sounds like "cents").
Jul
5
asked In the context of tertiary education in nursing, what does “traditional” mean?
Jul
5
answered In the context of tertiary education in nursing, what does “traditional” mean?
Jun
27
comment Does one “shave” or “shear” a dog?
+1 for yak shaving!
Jun
24
accepted Is it offensive or unusual to use “Mongolian” in the sense of race?
Jun
24
comment Is it offensive or unusual to use “Mongolian” in the sense of race?
I wouldn't use the word "Mongolian" this way, but I came across someone on Skeptics Stack Exchange using it that way last night, and I didn't know if I should advise them not to use such language.
Jun
24
comment Is it offensive or unusual to use “Mongolian” in the sense of race?
I try to avoid confusion by adding a preface about what I'm not referring to, and instead, people think I'm confused. :(
Jun
24
comment Mongoloid with reference to Down's syndrome
A newspaper article about a Mongolian mother who had a child with Down's Syndrome.