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comment More concise form of “not intended for human consumption”
@user116032 is that food for cats and dogs, or food made out of cats and dogs? :)
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comment More concise form of “not intended for human consumption”
@IconDaemon should I have said "meat from horses" rather than "horses"? :)
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comment More concise form of “not intended for human consumption”
@curiousdannii a bit Tarzan English-esque.
Aug
16
comment Is “Jap” more commonly used in media with space restrictions?
@FumbleFingers that question is about whether you should use the word, whereas this is about whether it does get used.
Aug
1
comment Etymology of “horny”
I got as far as "to have the horn", as you could see from the question, but couldn't get any further than that.
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
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").
Jun
27
comment Does one “shave” or “shear” a dog?
+1 for yak shaving!
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.
Jun
21
comment Is there a verb form of “Extinct”?
Exterminate is what Daleks do. :)
Jun
19
comment Are litotes more common in Australian English?
@TimRomano as crocodiles are more common in Australia than other English-speaking countries, it isn't exactly a fair comparison. Not surprisingly, the first result of a google search is for The NT News.
Jun
5
comment Antonym of nomad
@James "villager" sounds like an antonym of "werewolf" en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mafia_%28party_game%29
Jun
4
comment Antonym of nomad
"Settler" similarly evokes in me thoughts of British settlers in Australia, or similar phenomena happening nowadays.
May
17
comment What is the English version of the Vietnamese idiom “như cá nằm trên thớt” - “like a fish on cutting board”
@Abecedarian as a heads up, I've asked whether the Vietnamese and Japanese phrases are related on the Japanese language stack exchange: japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/24360/…
May
16
comment What is the English version of the Vietnamese idiom “như cá nằm trên thớt” - “like a fish on cutting board”
@Mitch is the Pope Catholic?
May
5
comment How is the past tense of “error” spelt in British English?
@Mari-LouA I don't appreciate threats.
May
5
comment How is the past tense of “error” spelt in British English?
@Mari-LouA No, yes.
May
5
comment How is the past tense of “error” spelt in British English?
@Mari-LouA there wasn't a strong consensus that "error" can't be verbed.