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Oct
25
comment What is the word for a sentence that initially sounds profound or deep, that is, in fact, meaningless or empty?
how about "a tweet"
Sep
26
comment Why do we qualify “dish washer” or “car wash” but not “clothes washer”?
@jwpat7 I'm not an ngrams expert by any means but wouldn't ngrams pick up "dish washer" as an example of "washer" as well?
Sep
26
comment Why do we qualify “dish washer” or “car wash” but not “clothes washer”?
This sounds reasonable, though I'll note that in US usage, washing clothes is not usually called washing but more typically doing laundry or just laundry. If some asked me if I had done my washing I'm not sure what I would assume they meant, but probably bathing/showering barring any context...
Sep
26
asked Why do we qualify “dish washer” or “car wash” but not “clothes washer”?
Sep
10
comment Why do sentences that start with “guess” end with a question mark?
@MickaelCaruso The media, in particular, is always taking shortcuts to reduce word count/page size/etc. Most of the time when a news article uses a "guess x..." sentence, they really do mean something like "Can you guess x...? The answer is surprising, so we'll tell you!"
Aug
14
comment “Take a photo” — why “take”?
There's also clearly a lot of regional variation here, as take a look is equally common in the US as have a look, and I've never personally heard an AmE speaker use have a read.
Aug
7
comment Does the word 'late' comes in a bad sense?
As an aside, if you want a word that always has a bad connotation, tardy means late in the sense of "late for an appointment" but never any of the other meanings of late.
Aug
3
comment Why is the plural of “deer” the same as the singular?
does deers have the same meaning as fishes, e.g. multiple different species of deer?
Jul
6
awarded  Scholar
Jul
6
accepted What is the term for a child that's in between toddler and adolescent?
Jul
6
awarded  Student
Jul
5
comment What is the term for a child that's in between toddler and adolescent?
I'm trying to find terms that are independent of attending school, though I suspect those terms would be generally recognizable on their own. Those might work.
Jul
5
asked What is the term for a child that's in between toddler and adolescent?
Jun
9
comment A single word name for the “I don't know” gesture
the single word the OP asked for, just the lip movement, is the "moue" bit...
Apr
15
comment What does ‘Rock a hat” mean?
@Kaz As I understand it, there is an implied Even at his age before he can still rock a hat. The implication being that most people her father's age would not be able to wear a hat and still look fashionable.
Apr
14
comment What does ‘Rock a hat” mean?
for reference, other similar uses: gq.com/style/wear-it-now/201307/what-to-wear-with-a-bow-tie or holiday.ziploc.com/browse/style/8-ways-to-rock-a-scarf
Apr
14
comment What does ‘Rock a hat” mean?
to "rock a piece of clothing" is the idiom, and I'm having trouble searching for it myself. I get better results for "rock a scarf" and "rock a bow tie" but still nothing in Ngrams.
Apr
11
comment “If I were you, I'd apologise to my/your mum”
I'm with Mari-Lou here; I'd probably avoid the issue with If I were you, and I'd offended my mum, I'd apologize.
Apr
1
comment Are collective nouns taught at school (and one has to learn them) or are they just a fun thing?
if more people knew these collective nouns, more people would enjoy my favorite image pun: cdn.iwastesomuchtime.com/February-12-2012-18-29-49-atempt.jpg