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comment Gender neutral version of housewife
@user34660 Ah, that I can't say from experience. The flex time stuff still applies (and makes finding/taking any downtime a work-related executive decision!), but I imagine it's … somewhat… less work. ;)
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comment Gender neutral version of housewife
@user34660 Imagine having a job that is more than 40 hours of work a week, but it's all flex time (and you have to be your own project manager). Being one myself, I can say it's a job that only ends when the day does.
Apr
22
revised Any equivalent to this Persian proverb “The yellow dog is the jackal's brother”?
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Apr
11
comment Inhabitant of a hospital?
@SteveBennett Also, yes. The short form in either case is only used when the context makes the longer form unnecessary, so it's not actually a vocabulary conflict.
Mar
31
comment Proverb about cultural differences
But since the question is looking literally for the English equivalent to the Czech proverb that translates as different countries, different customs, and English has the literal proverb different countries, different customs, I'm somewhat confused by this answer skipping past the opportunity to say “Yes, we literally have the same proverb” in order to offer something derivative of it.
Mar
31
comment What is the blurring of pixels for fidelity called?
@Ambidextroid It's still called anti-aliasing. Aliasing does means only unwanted artifacts—it merely describes these artifacts neutrally. Any time that the effect of pixelation is smoothed out by interpolating their colour to enhance the straightness of a boundary line, whether that's for aesthetic reasons or for fidelity reasons, anti-aliasing is what's being done to the pixels.
Mar
31
revised Mexican Proverb equivalent
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Mar
31
comment Proverb about cultural differences
If this is a variation on “the landsman's different countries, different customs”… how is it better than going directly to different countries, different customs?
Mar
19
comment Why do I pronounce “horrible” so harrhibly?
@sumelic These are distinct; subtly, but distinct. The /o/ in "glory" is a more distinctly tense vowel.
Mar
19
comment Why do I pronounce “horrible” so harrhibly?
I've heard "sohrry" and "sahrry" (sounds like sari)… but there's still a contrast with "sore" since "sore" has a lengthened /o:/ and the /o/ in "sorry" is quite short to the point it's almost a [ə] (probably the same Canadian Raising process that also makes y'all think we say "aboot" when it's really just a vowel outside the typical AmE inventory).
Jan
29
comment What is an action (in one word) that makes you say “goodbye”?
And by pair I think you mean couple: although these words are normally synonyms, couple is used to refer to two people in a romantic relationships while pair isn't generally. e.g.: “Are they a pair?” “Uh, yes, they are two people.” “No, I mean are they a couple?” “Oh! Yes, they started dating yesterday.”
Jan
19
comment Phrase when you offer someone something but it's really them who are paying for it
This is spot-on for the case of politicians asked about in the question. Adding context and explanation to demonstrate how it is a fitting phrase would make this a much better answer post though.
Jan
16
comment What's up with the use of the word “black” in reference to skin color?
You misunderstand how black & white photographs work then. As someone who has physically developed both B&W negatives and prints, I know that a brown-skinned man's photograph can be developed such that pure black portions result, making him look like he had black or nearly-black skin when the photo was taken. In fact, it is correct developing methodology to ensure that a photo print always has both pure white and pure black, hence distorting the original colour range, but creating a photo that has maximum clarity and does not appear "washed out".
Jan
16
revised Grammatical difference between: “should have more…” and “should eat some…”
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Jan
16
answered Grammatical difference between: “should have more…” and “should eat some…”
Jan
16
comment Is the following use of “decorating” incorrect and/or unclear?
@BenjaminHarman The x in the question is a placeholder (a metasyntactic variable), not the drug ecstasy.
Jan
16
comment Are there any “fake” French words used in English?
@Casey Ah! As an English speaker of French, only the more common “hearing” meaning ever occurred to me. The rest never would have occurred to me to take as the meaning of the word in this phrase. That said, I can see how the other meanings could make some sense, now that you point them out. They all nicely end up with "double intentions" or somesuch as their meaning, too.
Jan
16
comment What's up with the use of the word “black” in reference to skin color?
And I know what begging the question means: it means an argument that finds a conclusion only because it starts by assuming its conclusion at the start. Starting with a black and white photograph is begging the question, as it demonstrates only that the photograph—incapable of any other pigment— shows literally-black skin, yet asserts this is evidence that the man does have literally-black skin.
Jan
16
comment What's up with the use of the word “black” in reference to skin color?
It misrepresents the colour of skin though, or at best completely hides the fact it's attempted to display. Perhaps this person has literally the same skin colour in living colour as in a black-and-white photograph, but that would be more believable with a colour photograph.
Jan
16
comment What word is appropriate for a single-width slice of the third axis of data?
I think the title is part of what was causing confusion, since it seemed to be asking for a name for the third axis itself. I did an edit to clarify that, and to add the more logic-language example that helped me understand your question. I can't think of a better term than “single-width slice” for the title though, which is pretty awkward! I hope that edit helps though.