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May
1
accepted Use of “the” in Indian English
May
1
answered One word noun for “rule-follower”
Apr
29
awarded  Notable Question
Apr
29
comment Is the term “would-be” just an Indian usage or universal?
In American English, I've heard "intended" which I quite like.
Apr
29
comment How should “The Cloud” be capitalized?
@SteveChambers I encourage you to switch your "accept" answer and your policy. See my comment below: english.stackexchange.com/questions/112511/…
Apr
29
comment How should “The Cloud” be capitalized?
@Steve I encourage you to switch your "accept" (and your capitalization policy) to the other answer. We do not capitalize based on "the concept" vs. "the reality" as the other answer argues. Otherwise, we'd talk about Love or about Processor Speed. Instead, we capitalize based on proper nouns, which "the cloud" is not.
Apr
29
comment When did “Easter egg” begin to mean “hidden feature”?
Seems like Adventure was the first use to me. Nice find!
Apr
22
comment How should I use the phrasal verb “to d**k around”?
@tchrist there aren't many words we'd wildcard-out here (dork is not one of those). Two of those words match **ck and can easily fit into this sentence. When I saw the title, I read it as the other.
Apr
22
revised How should I use the phrasal verb “to d**k around”?
"to **ck around" is ambiguous
Apr
22
comment How should I use the phrasal verb “to d**k around”?
See my comment above for cases where the verb is not replaceable.
Apr
22
comment How should I use the phrasal verb “to d**k around”?
There's another, more literal, meaning - "to dick around" can mean to have lots of casual sex, and "to dick around with someone" can mean "to have casual sex with someone" usu. implying that the someone in question is being taken advantage of.
Apr
22
suggested suggested edit on How should I use the phrasal verb “to d**k around”?
Apr
19
revised What is the clearest way to describe two “kitty-corner” buildings?
cleaned up language and clarified
Apr
19
suggested suggested edit on What is the clearest way to describe two “kitty-corner” buildings?
Apr
18
comment Is “GPS” a molossus?
@FumbleFingers I put primary emphasis on the last syllable in all of these and secondary emphasis on the first syllable.
Apr
18
asked Use of “the” in Indian English
Apr
18
comment Antonym of coercive
charismatic? But coercive doesn't mean forceful - it means coercive.
Apr
18
comment Indian English use of “only”
related: english.stackexchange.com/questions/3592/using-the-word-only
Apr
16
asked How widely used is the word “tush”
Apr
16
answered How did the word “copacetic” come into use?