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Jul
13
comment Translation of German “Bolzplatz” – what's the name for an outdoor area whose purpose is to provide room for soccer/football?
This is U.S. usage, right? I'm not sure if it's peculiar to the U.S.
Jun
18
comment The possessive s
What about "the cat's pajamas"?
Jun
11
comment Hypernym for “film” and “TV series”
This is great! Next time I want to see a film I'll ask my friends "Want to go watch a screen?"
Jan
7
awarded  Student
Nov
5
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Jul
15
comment Revealing that someone else is gay — counterpart to “come out”
@ColinFine, that's interesting, because it seems to be a special case of 2a "To reveal, disclose, or exhibit; to divulge; to speak out or utter."
Jul
14
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Jul
14
comment Why do you call it “the produce aisle”?
I think it's worth mentioning that this is probably a synecdoche in this context.
Mar
18
asked Is there a familiar phrase for spending too much time on something?
Dec
4
comment Can we use “Do your Button” for “Close your button”?
I think (speaking as an American) that "Do your button up" would be an unlikely thing for a speaker of General American English to say.
Dec
4
comment What do you call a computer window when it is not maximized or minimized?
But you can't really think of it as restored if it was in that state to begin with?
Dec
4
comment Why is the word “before” vanishing from common use?
Where in North America?
Sep
25
comment Something is “yay” big
@PeterShor, where? Living in Washington and Florida I don't think I've ever heard it pronounced that way, and always pronounced it /jei/. Of course, I'd usually say <yeah> /jæ:/.
Aug
16
comment Term for disrespecting people with lower social condition
@MoatazElmasry: I believe it's "a diss".
Aug
8
awarded  Critic
Jul
16
comment What's a collective name for the states of Alaska and Hawaii?
You want to filter by time zone but one of the choices is actually two time zones?
Jul
9
comment When should I say “thee”?
Do you have any reliable sources stating that y and þ resembled each other as opposed to printers using y because they didn't have a thorn available?
Jul
2
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Feb
15
comment Are Americans familiar with the term “mobile” when referring to a “cellphone”?
Yes, like "eel" (at least in my accent). As for whether it's a diphthong, the phonemic transcription doesn't indicate a diphthong, but I think it is phonetically a diphthong. I don't think I've heard that mispronunciation myself from native speakers, but it's a fairly rare word.
Feb
14
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