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comment Would the slang version, yessir, of yes, sir, be deemed as derogatory, offensive, or simply disrespectful to someone your senior?
It is all context and will be interpreted within an array of factors.
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comment Which word(s) are considered to be spelled the least phonetically?
Probably transliterations from Mandarin or something with a similar heritage have Western spellings which haven't got capacity to convey tonal inflection. What's the reason behind the actual question? Your second question is so far from anything relevant, you ought to delete it.
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comment A word for: someone who is easy to talk to
We're going to need more explanation about why "approachable" etc won't work. What doesn't work about them? Why not exactly?
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comment Where am I hiding?
"I cannot be seen in this photograph."
Dec
21
comment Is it acceptable to use yes as a question tag?
It's used all the time.
Dec
15
comment “No worry” vs. “No worries”
When was the last time you were in the states? In Chicago, I hear "no worries" at least three times per day.
Dec
15
comment What does “Legacy of the void” in terms of “Gray tsunami” mean?
"Plenty of studies show that most physical and many cognitive capacities decline with age." Does this seriously require research?
Dec
15
comment more ways to say “In his druken state”
There isn't a lot of reason to avoid using the same phrase repetitively if it means what you need it to mean.
Dec
15
comment Does one “take” a photocopy or “make” a photocopy?
@Mari-LouA You're confusing taking a photograph with making a print. It's an entirely separate process. I "take a photograph" the instant I click the button and a photographic impression is recorded on the film. The phrase has never applied to the entire process.
Dec
14
comment Does one “take” a photocopy or “make” a photocopy?
@Mari-LouA I don't understand the point you're trying to make.
Dec
14
comment Comma in “Experiencing P as well as Q, changed D”
I think em dashes or parenthesis would make more sense. But a complete rewrite would make most sense.
Dec
6
comment Why can I use 'guys' in the plural but not in the singular vocatively
I use guy in the singular all the time. "Thanks, guy". Maybe it's an American thing.
Dec
2
comment How should I arrange a foreign word and its translation in middle of sentence?
Yeah, we have a word in English for desire.
Dec
2
comment Is it best to avoid e.g.?
They mean totally different things
Dec
2
comment What is the English equivalent to the Chinese/Japanese saying, “塞翁失馬— Life is like Old Sai’s horse”?
@Pacerier apologies. comment deleted. :)
Nov
25
comment What do we call people who go to the gym?
@Mari-LouA "gym buff" is better than the accepted "goer", as "goer" does not convey the obsession palestrato/a do. Also "buff" can mean physically fit, so it is kind of an accidental—though stillborn—pun in a way.
Nov
25
comment usage of “and” in listing items, especially in cases where it is repeated
I would also recommend hyphenating all fractions, proper or improper.
Nov
25
comment Why are 'student' and 'suspend' not pronounced as written?
Until saying both these words several times and examining my pronunciation, I had no idea I said them as OP describes. "Sdudent". Wow..
Nov
25
comment Word for a task which is flawed or doomed to failure but which you have to do anyway?
@barbecue How is that equivalent to the others?
Nov
22
revised Word for a task which is flawed or doomed to failure but which you have to do anyway?
removed content that restated OP's basic problem. corrected spelling.