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comment Regarding education, does the term “special needs” usually only refer to severe mental disability?
Having two articles with similar names without linking to each other in the disambiguation section of the page is rather confusing!
Apr
29
comment Have any words experienced sustained frequency growth greater than the word “sustainable”?
This question was inspired by english.stackexchange.com/questions/43611/…
Apr
29
comment Gender neutral version of housewife
Which dictionary?
Apr
29
comment Gender neutral version of housewife
Do you have any references for this definition?
Apr
28
comment Term for the person working with chocolate
To see if a general reference could find an answer, I tried searching for "chocolate work" in Wiktionary. The first match which was a profession was geisha. The hit happened because of an image caption "A geisha at work", and talking about a Finnish chocolate brand called "Geisha". chocolate mentions chocolatier in the "related terms" section. However, I haven't voted to close.
Apr
27
comment Gender neutral version of housewife
And what would you do for an opposite-sex couple?
Apr
27
comment Gender neutral version of housewife
Were they being ironic when they used it?
Apr
26
comment What non-religious expressions can I use instead of “Thank God”?
I haven't heard this used.
Apr
26
comment English equivalent of a Magadh saying
I'm used to learning of new expressions in other languages from EL&U, but learning of a language I hadn't heard of before is taking it to a whole new level.
Apr
26
comment English equivalent of a Magadh saying
What's the difference between the first "fucking" and the second "fucking"?
Apr
26
comment Neutral non offensive alternative to “slanting eyes”
@Saturana it sounds offensive to me, but some additional context of how and why you're using it may be useful.
Apr
19
comment Is “ethnic cleansing” an inappropriate euphemism if mass murder isn't involved?
@Tim I've edited the title.
Apr
19
comment Is “ethnic cleansing” an inappropriate euphemism if mass murder isn't involved?
@Tim in that my title sounds like it's asking about the acceptability of the act, instead of the term? The title may be misinterpreted without context?
Apr
18
comment Slang meaning of “sheltered workshop”
@DanBron What's the US equivalent?
Apr
18
comment Slang meaning of “sheltered workshop”
@DanBron I've added a link to the literal meaning.
Apr
15
comment What does “the New York egoscape “ mean?
How could I tell who was being written about when I saw this on the Hot Network Questions sidebar?
Apr
14
comment Word for letters from a foreign or unknown language
The directed graph of stereotypical incomprehensibility
Apr
13
comment Is “maiden speech” regarded as politically incorrect?
@thb what does my question have to do with Marxism?
Apr
2
comment Meaning of “Immorality” in the 1886 cartoon “The Mongolian Octopus”
@HotLicks the term, if used non-euphemistically, seems fairly vague.
Mar
9
comment Did “white” in “decent white folk” originally refer to race?
Alone - the reason I'm asking is that if that's the case, then it's not surprising "good white" is more common than "decent white".