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comment A specific expression that means “a child is the exact opposite of his parent(s)”
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comment A specific expression that means “a child is the exact opposite of his parent(s)”
@Rafael J - The parents of a boy are heavy smokers and love their Sunday roast. The boy decides early on smoking is very “not-cool”, and may explore being a vegetarian at some point to see if it fits. “How do you explain such complete opposites like that?” says auntie Jane. “The pendulum swings”, says uncle Joe. Everyone in the room nods.
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answered A specific expression that means “a child is the exact opposite of his parent(s)”
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comment “Carbine” rifle | is there pronunciation demographic data?
In my 50-odd years experience, among hunting enthusiasts, not “gun enthusiasts” [and there is a huge difference], I've only ever heard #2 in the real world, and often approaching #3 if you said it 10 times in a row. My people being from California's Central Valley, most originating from the Midwest, predominantly Germanic and some Celtic – “hunters with a farming habit” - as opposed to military, ya know. We had horses, but certainly more Calvary than cavalry... ; )
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asked “Carbine” rifle | is there pronunciation demographic data?
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comment Who was the first white person in media to use the phrase “Shout-Out”?
Arsenio Hall is the first person I remember using the term on his TV show, so probably 1989-90. Apparently there was a NYC TV video show Video Music Box that used “shout-out” regularly as an on-air catchphrase, as early as 1984.
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asked Who was the first white person in media to use the phrase “Shout-Out”?
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accepted Is it wrong to say a serial killer “assassinated” a victim?
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answered Describe someone who doesn't want anything better to happen to anyone else
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accepted How are the words 'Suburb' and 'Superb' related to 'Superbas'?
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comment How are the words 'Suburb' and 'Superb' related to 'Superbas'?
My fault. I had the word “Superba” (a local street name, to confuse things further) but just edited it to the correct word, which is still in the question title. Thanks for answering. I'll leave the question open for a bit to see if someone can shed further light as to the specifics of 1900s fans and a NY understanding.
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accepted What's the best term for a cognitive state where you can't quite build the components up to achieve the solution?
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comment What's the best term for a cognitive state where you can't quite build the components up to achieve the solution?
Sounds by far the best so far. Thank you!