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Nov
22
comment Is “root access” acceptable in a professional setting in Australian English?
@JeremyMiles that feels like having a Windows OS nuance to me.
Nov
22
comment What does “Obama goes big” mean?
"Go big" means to be ambitious. There's a related phrase "Go big or go home".
Nov
22
asked Is “root access” acceptable in a professional setting in Australian English?
Nov
9
comment Why was Tokyo sometimes called “Tokio”?
@Chenmunka it's asking why a word used in English is spelt the way it is.
Nov
9
awarded  Notable Question
Nov
8
comment Why was Tokyo sometimes called “Tokio”?
I mistakenly spelt it "Tokiyo" in the title, even though I meant "Tokio". Sorry about that.
Nov
8
comment Why was Tokyo sometimes called “Tokio”?
@JoeBlow Well spotted, fixed.
Nov
8
revised Why was Tokyo sometimes called “Tokio”?
edited title
Nov
8
asked Why was Tokyo sometimes called “Tokio”?
Oct
28
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
22
comment '-gate' as a suffix to coin words related to scandals and corruption cases
@TimLymington Possibly from Etymology, usage, and history of -gate from the Wikipedia article "List of scandals with "-gate" suffix".
Oct
22
answered '-gate' as a suffix to coin words related to scandals and corruption cases
Oct
22
comment “Unexpected” quotation marks: Why?
From "Weird Al" Yankovic's "Word Crimes" I hope you never use "quotation marks" for "emphasis"
Oct
18
accepted Is “German measles” regarded as offensive?
Oct
18
comment Is “German measles” regarded as offensive?
@medica A google search for "German roundworm" didn't get any hits other than how to translate roundworm into German. Is it a hypothetical example?
Oct
18
asked Is “German measles” regarded as offensive?
Oct
16
accepted Are new diseases without “Syndrome” in its name being added to English?
Oct
12
comment Word or expression for guys who slept with the same woman(prostitute)?
I hope that English has a semantic gap here!
Oct
12
asked Origin of the phrase “social justice warrior”
Oct
4
asked Are new diseases without “Syndrome” in its name being added to English?