Reputation
251
Top tag
Next privilege 300 Rep.
Create new tags
Badges
3 12
Impact
~34k people reached

  • 0 posts edited
  • 0 helpful flags
  • 20 votes cast
Oct
15
comment If cow = beef, pig = pork, and deer = venison, then where is the word for human = [flesh as food source]?
"long pig" is a term I remember from the book "The Coral Island", where apparently it's the name the native cannibals of the Fiji islands gave to the human body (after it had been skinned, beheaded and hung from a horizontal pole, ready for roasting), because it resembled the body of a pig that was prepared similarly. The human body being longer. So I doubt the term "long pig" would actually be a word that means "meat of a human". It just describes what the body looks like.
May
23
awarded  Popular Question
Dec
9
answered What happened to “You're welcome?”
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Jul
30
awarded  Notable Question
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Mar
5
comment Noun for someone fun and caring and compassionate
Makes me want to combine the answers as "delightful gentleman" or "charmer gentleman". But that wouldn't really work out, would it? :)
Jan
25
comment What do you call unclean water that you can't see through?
@Ben: I agree. Perhaps "mire" was too strong for this sentence.
Jan
24
comment What do you call unclean water that you can't see through?
So as per the question, we could call the water "Murky and mired with..."
Oct
25
comment How do you write the short form of “you all”?
More info: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Y%27all
May
30
awarded  Informed
Apr
29
awarded  Popular Question
Mar
11
accepted Is “if winning isn't everything then why do they keep score” a correct sentence?
Feb
16
awarded  Notable Question
Mar
9
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
2
accepted Ending punctuation of “How are you”?
Jan
2
comment Ending punctuation of “How are you”?
The quote was actually one of those italicized quotes that appear at the end of every Readers Digest (RD) article. It was probably contributed by an RD reader. It was many years ago, so I don't even remember what punctuation they had used. Then again, couldn't 'how are you' be used solely with an exclamation mark imagining someone was shouting it to a friend? How are you!!!
Jan
2
asked Ending punctuation of “How are you”?
Nov
23
awarded  Yearling
Sep
28
answered Is it correct to say 'Do one thing' when asking somebody to do something?