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The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956)


Jul
10
accepted Hollywood…?
Jul
10
asked Hollywood…?
Jul
5
answered A poetic word or expression for networking/lobbying/making professional connections
Jul
4
comment Is “blog-avatar” a proper word?
Yes! You can do that. (But no: you're not making any sense.)
Jul
4
comment Word for design homage to previous versions of technology
+1 – interface metaphor is a very common term for this. Such as the desktop metaphor, or a file metaphor for a collection of bytes.
Jul
4
comment Is “blog-avatar” a proper word?
Not to be confused with the website user's moniker, the avatar is indeed the picture or glyph. There is no better word for it. I should think the qualifier “blog”-avatar is not needed in most online usages.
Jul
2
comment What is “the culinary chops”?
A guitar virtuoso has "chops"
Jul
1
comment What is the action of writing with both hands simultaneously called?
Just an obscure reference, but the slapstick Indian movie 3 Idiots (2009) has a scene where an instructor writes with both hands at the same time as an example of his superior professorial skills. IMDB even has a keyword tag for it. (Note: I just submitted the tag addition for 3 Idiots so it's not presently on the list.)
Jun
22
comment Is “panko” a common word?
Common in urban California. I can't imagine a supermarket manager who wouldn't know what panko is. There are even generic store brands that mimic the major brands. There are also hybrid styles – like “Italian Style Panko” that has the Japanese style light flaky breadcrumbs but with Italian seasoning added. I'd say it's very common; but only in the last 10 years or so. Before that you'd probably have to go to an Asian specialty store to get the breading for right-and-proper tempura, for example.
Jun
18
answered What is the correct term for “rubbing statues' parts for luck”?
Jun
15
comment Non-sexist term for girl drinks
Many of the best bartenders understand that a cocktail contains bitters, by definition. To them the examples given are simply mixed drinks.
Jun
12
answered Word for non-malicious heckling
Jun
12
comment Is there a common term for source and destination?
I retract a lurid suggestion....
Jun
12
answered Is there a common term for source and destination?
Jun
10
awarded  Caucus
Jun
6
comment Words to describe a semi-literate person
But “disarticulate” (adj.) goes to 11... Clearly I know what I'm talking about.
Jun
6
answered What words do you use to describe an unmatched couple?
Jun
6
comment Words to describe a semi-literate person
Although “dolt” was the first word to come to mind... ; )
Jun
6
answered Words to describe a semi-literate person
Jun
6
answered Word to describe team interactions (questions, updates, queries…)