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The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956)


Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Aug
8
asked At this point, are “military” and “armed forces” synonymous?
Aug
6
comment Why is money called “rhino”?
As a US English speaker, hole-in-the-wall, without context, inevitably defaults to mean an obscure food joint. So “rhino” in the OP sentence gravitates heavily toward the literal – as in a “rhino steak”. (In San Diego county hole-in-the-wall is a beach where high school kids go to drink and have sex – so on first blush it might mean … getting sex.)
Aug
4
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
3
comment Can I use the word “canceled” to refer to someone not attending to a gathering?
...per above a “no-show”, or “flaked out”, would be more scolding of incommunicative behavior.
Aug
3
answered What is an adjective for “requires a lot of work”?
Aug
2
comment What's the difference between “the one thing” and “the thing”?
The only difference is that in the second example you've extra-qualified it as one single thing. ..How is this a real question? Is this spam? ; )
Aug
2
answered “A person” versus “some person”
Aug
2
answered Another term for “instant feedback”?
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.