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Apr
27
comment Why is it “ladies and gentlemen” instead of “gentlemen and ladies”?
Those links were the evidence. (The phrase is probably more of an Americanism, so it might be unusual to you.) Anyway, you could do the same search with "men and women" vs. "women and men" and arrive at the same findings.
Apr
27
comment Someone who does not like excess
Do you mean not liking excess in a normal way, or not liking any bit of excess above the essentials for survival?
Apr
27
comment Why is it “ladies and gentlemen” instead of “gentlemen and ladies”?
Speculation doesn't hold up to scrutiny. Something specific about the words "ladies" and "gentlemen" other than gender politics leads to that word order. Consider, for example, "men and women of color" is slightly more common than "women and men of color", whereas "ladies and gentlemen" is vastly more common than "gentlemen and ladies".
Apr
27
answered Term to describe when one event cannot occur without the other
Apr
26
comment Correct term for “primary” and “secondary” hand
I would say that your speculation is just wrong: subordinate hand is almost never used.
Apr
13
revised What are these containers called?
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Apr
8
reviewed Edit Why do we say “I would appreciate it if you paid in cash,” but not “I will appreciate it if you pay in cash”?
Apr
8
revised Why do we say “I would appreciate it if you paid in cash,” but not “I will appreciate it if you pay in cash”?
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Apr
8
answered Looking for a word to describe ineffectual people who would like to be effective
Apr
5
reviewed Approve What do you call a minor flaw in a work that makes you realize how perfect/flawless it is otherwise?
Mar
30
comment What is the word for always YES (100%) or always NO (0%), never in-between
Note that "black and white" often implies that there is a right and wrong, as in the Scotland Office example. That's not necessarily what is asked for in the question.
Mar
26
answered What to call mother-in-law after divorce?
Mar
26
revised What to call mother-in-law after divorce?
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Mar
11
reviewed Approve What do you call the university or school people graduated from in one word or phrase?
Mar
11
reviewed Approve What do you call the university or school people graduated from in one word or phrase?
Mar
10
comment Something that provides a way to gain knowledge
You may have answered your own question with the word argument.
Mar
10
comment Something that provides a way to gain knowledge
Are you referring to a rigorous principle, like Noether's theorem, or something more nebulous?
Mar
10
revised Something that provides a way to gain knowledge
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Mar
10
revised How is y’all’dn’t’ve pronounced
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Mar
7
comment What is that point in business where it is extremely difficult to generate new business/customers called?
Based on the title (impossible to generate new customers): "plateaued", "saturated market". Opposite of peaked: "rebounded". Stellar launch followed by a dud: "cratered". All very different scenarios!