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revised What types of sounds do cars make?
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comment Opposite of “literal”
In my opinion, the quotes around pot of gold interfere with the clear interpretation of it as truly literal.
Feb
21
accepted In “set of reasons that” what does *that* modify?
Feb
21
revised In “set of reasons that” what does *that* modify?
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21
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21
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21
asked In “set of reasons that” what does *that* modify?
Feb
21
comment Is it really rude to use the terms “the john” and “the loo” in lieu of “the restroom”?
In the U.S., "going to the toilet" is too direct because most people will hear the porcelain appliance. Thus, it is customary to say "bathroom" in people's homes, and "restroom" or "bathroom" in public places. Since "go to the bathroom" has become a euphemism for "excrete" as in "I have to go to the bathroom", it is better to simply inquire where the room is than to state a need to use it. In the situation you mention, do your friends really need to know exactly what it is you're doing? Simply say "I'll be right back". No need to explain the impending bodily function.
Feb
20
comment Is it really rude to use the terms “the john” and “the loo” in lieu of “the restroom”?
@Louel To me it is first the porcelain appliance but I recognize that this is an American perception.
Feb
20
comment Is it really rude to use the terms “the john” and “the loo” in lieu of “the restroom”?
When my family lived in Germany, if an American visitor asked for the bathroom, my father was always tickled to point out said room--after which the visitor would come back out and ask where on earth the toilet was, to then be directed to the toilet room, a separate place.
Feb
20
comment Is it really rude to use the terms “the john” and “the loo” in lieu of “the restroom”?
Saying "take a number 2" in polite company is extremely rude, being far too much information! In polite company you don't speculate on what people do in the toilet room and you don't tell others what you do/are doing there, either. It's the equivalent of announcing "I must expel feces from my rectum".
Feb
19
comment Adjective that describes a person who shows a lot of enthusiasm in the beginning but gets bored gradually?
You could upvote it!
Feb
19
comment Adjective that describes a person who shows a lot of enthusiasm in the beginning but gets bored gradually?
To me it's more precise than "perseverance" or "hard-working" or even "dedicated".
Feb
18
answered Adjective that describes a person who shows a lot of enthusiasm in the beginning but gets bored gradually?
Feb
11
revised Does “renege” have any racial overtones, or is it otherwise offensive?
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Jan
31
comment Term describing the practice of anticipating dangers while driving
For me, the word vigilance comes to mind.
Jan
11
comment A one-word verb meaning to “make use of”
You know that thulium is an element, yes?
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