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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
Oct
5
comment Was I correct in my use of “whatever” over “something”?
+1; a common response to "do you want to do something" is "no lets just stay in and do nothing", so it implicitly permits the do-nothing option as its negative reply.
Sep
24
comment Is “I can have cheeseburger?” really grammatically correct?
@emory ground cheese?
Sep
24
comment Any name for “focusing on the problem, not on the solution”
just a comment on your question title: "focusing on the problem, not the solution" and "focusing on the target, not the path" actually sound like very different problems (generally, the solution is the target...)
Sep
23
comment How correct is “quote, unquote” and where does its usage come from?
as an aside, both ways are seen in English speech; e.g. "I read his quote 'manifesto' unquote" and "I read his quote-unquote 'manifesto'" are both heard and recognized.
Jul
7
comment What does “the rational you had probably taken a powder” mean?
do not confuse rationale, a noun meaning "reason for doing something", with rational, an adjective meaning "thinking clearly and logically". The rational you is a noun phrase here meaning, roughly, "your capacity to act rationally."
Jun
22
comment What does “purchasers of a new tablet won’t ‘end up with a doorstop’” mean?
there is a longer form of this phrase, "an expensive doorstop", that seems to be out of use; you might also see terms "paperweight" or "bookends", with the same meaning (the device is only useful for purposes of sitting around being heavy.)