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I like to think my English is OK. Or, say, not bad for a foreigner.

That's about it.


Jul
14
comment Usage of the word Found
Or, are you talking about the verb "to found"?
Jul
13
comment Can “nice” when used about people mean “beautiful”? Can a nice woman be ugly?
It can be short for "looking nice", of course. "How do you think she looks?" "Nice!" But maybe that's pushing it a bit.
Jul
9
comment A question about “to becoming”
@Luis Of course there are. Everybody has their own standards; that is unavoidable.
Jul
9
comment A question about “to becoming”
Maybe this question is more suitable for English Language Learners. Or did you mean if the meaning of the sentence is correct? In that case, I'd say hardly.
Jul
6
comment What does “vanilla” mean in the context of gaming?
I thought in those cases "plain vanilla" was more prevalent.
Jul
5
comment Does an antonym of ''freezing'' as a descriptor of weather exist?
@boileau Freezing and thawing imply a certain temperature - the melting point of water (zero °C). Other materials can be melting and solidifying at other temperatures (e.g. iron melts at 1538 °C), and you don't say of those materials that they're freezing or thawing at those temperatures.
Jul
5
comment Are there English affixes for left/right?
The second one is definitely "left-handed". A left-handed pair of scissors.
Jul
5
comment Does an antonym of ''freezing'' as a descriptor of weather exist?
This would have been an OK answer if you had stopped after the second paragraph.
Jul
5
comment Does an antonym of ''freezing'' as a descriptor of weather exist?
The literal opposite to freezing would be thawing. But that's not what the OP meant. Edit: Oh, I see this is already being covered in other comments.
Jul
2
comment Correct, clear, concise way to use “potato-potato” in writing
Right; this is the answer I would have given. Gray, grey, aluminum, aluminium, there are so many different words, so why choose an example where the spelling happens to be the same?
Jul
2
comment Correct, clear, concise way to use “potato-potato” in writing
I know people who say po'a'o where the ' is a glottal stop.
Jun
29
comment Isn't the word “shotgun” a self-redundancy?
The word "sluggun" wouldn't sound as descriptive.
Jun
16
awarded  Constituent
Jun
15
comment What is a person who works on applying makeup called?
While this is the phrase that sprang to my mind when I read the question, the OP did mention they were looking for a single word.
Jun
10
comment what is the meaning of “shrink with intimacy”
It is not an idiom. It just means in this case that the more intimacy individuals have, the more the space between them shrinks.
Jun
10
comment What is a term for a genre that is not sci-fi or fantasy?
In SF or fantasy circles, such movies are referred to as mainstream. But I'm not sure if that is a specific enough term.
Jun
9
awarded  Caucus
Jun
1
comment The pronunciation of “was” has changed since the Seventeenth Century. When and why did it change"?
@JohnLawler "scare quotes"?
Jun
1
comment How to express “brewing coffee” in CV interests?
Stupid question, but does "coffee aficionado" really mean someone who knows about brewing coffee implicitly?
Jun
1
comment Do indirect objects in English always mean “to” or “for”?
"I stole him two dollars" would mean "for him", I guess.