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Aug
7
revised “Mom and Dad” vs “Dad and Mom”
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Aug
7
comment Are there slanguages counter to “puff piece”?
I think puff piece means something different than what you think it means. The "puff" metaphor refers to the "fillingness" of the news, not the effect on the reputation - that is, a puff piece has no actual content (e.g., a story about a politician's love of dogs or their favorite color). That said, the usual purpose is to boost the subject's reputation, but that's inconsequential to the word "puff piece".
Aug
7
answered “Mom and Dad” vs “Dad and Mom”
Aug
1
comment Is “field field” a correct phrase?
Why not "field textbox" or "field input"?
Jul
24
comment What does “kerbside appeal” mean?
@JR That's a Britishism, I believe.
Jul
23
comment What does “kerbside appeal” mean?
The standard term I've heard in the US is "Curb appeal". See Wikipedia for a very little more detail.
Jul
10
comment I read the dictionary as if it were a novel
What is the meaning of this in the original?
Jun
18
awarded  Yearling
May
30
revised What could be the equivalent term in British or Australian English to the American English word “hillbilly”?
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May
29
revised Is there a rule that dictates the usage of the ending of adjectives as in: symbolical vs. symbolic; economic vs. economical; mythic vs. mythical?
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May
24
comment Origin of phrase “sow wild oats”
Much improved. Thanks! And welcome to English Language & Usage
May
24
comment Origin of phrase “sow wild oats”
This would be more helpful if you could summarize the main points in that article here.
May
6
comment Is it correct to use the comparative adjective “blacker?”
@EdwinAshworth "ceruleaner" sounds like someone from Cerulea
May
6
comment Is it correct to use the comparative adjective “blacker?”
@Carlo_R. See above comment ^^^
May
6
comment Is it correct to use the comparative adjective “blacker?”
@PeterShor As in "more black people..." or "most black Southerners..."
May
5
comment Is it correct to use the comparative adjective “blacker?”
@BillOakey I'm trying to understand what kind of answer you're looking for. Blacker and blackest are both commonly used words. Do not use more black which just sounds awkward. It sounds to me that your dictionary is deficient or overly pedantic.
May
5
answered Is it correct to use the comparative adjective “blacker?”
May
1
revised One word noun for “rule-follower”
added senses to the groups of words
May
1
comment One word noun for “rule-follower”
by the way, the student council president in my class was smart, yes, but popular and not nerdy or "square".
May
1
revised One word noun for “rule-follower”
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