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Sep
9
comment How did the word “copacetic” come into use?
@hunter - First, why is 1919 an implausible time period? The British started military occupation in 1917. Second, this answer has nothing to do with Yiddish whatsoever.
Aug
28
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Aug
28
suggested rejected edit on Difference between “rip on someone” and “pick on someone”?
Aug
23
comment What does “sock puppeting” mean?
meta.stackoverflow.com/tags/sock-puppets/info
Aug
20
comment “Please leave the tomatoes at home” - meaning
This is much older than Vaudeville. I believe the custom was commom even in Shakespeare's time.
Aug
7
suggested rejected edit on Are frozen pizzas countable or uncountable?
Aug
7
comment Are frozen pizzas countable or uncountable?
"Frozen pizza" is countable. I can't think of any examples where adding an adjective changes the countability of a word.
Aug
7
revised “Mom and Dad” vs “Dad and Mom”
added 58 characters in body
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
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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?
edited tags
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