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Mar
26
comment “Changing threat level to Magenta” (SNL) - What is the “Magenta” joke?
@Chelsea_WW As I recall, only yellow and orange were ever used. The FPCON scale used by US DoD and NATO is similar, but unlike the Homeland Security threat level, it's very specific as to what security situation results in each level and what actions need to be taken.
Mar
26
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Mar
26
answered “Changing threat level to Magenta” (SNL) - What is the “Magenta” joke?
Mar
9
comment Are there any similar phrases that are popular in the US to express “penny dropped”?
Americans occasionally drop pennies, too.
Feb
22
comment English equivalent for the Persian proverb “The mountain just gave birth to a mouse”
I'm a native American speaker and have never heard of this idiom.
Feb
16
comment What does “Venusian outlook” mean?
@user116032 You didn't mark it as solved!
Feb
8
comment “Dial M for Murder” meaning
The number PEnnsylvania 6-5000 is not only still in use, it's still in use by the original subscriber!
Dec
13
comment What is less harsh than “brainwashing”?
Ah, right this would be a state school in the UK. Except Scotland, apparently, where public school is still sometimes used... Terminology aside, the point is that (at least in America) the government-funded education system is becoming less focused on educating students and more on indoctrinating and institutionalizing them.
Dec
13
comment What is less harsh than “brainwashing”?
Entire books have been written on this; public schools aren't much better than indoctrination camps anymore. See for instance Gatto's Weapons of Mass Instruction et al.
Dec
13
comment What is less harsh than “brainwashing”?
You've clearly not seen an American public school lately.
Oct
18
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Sep
23
comment What is the name of a small unluxurious restaurant?
Beware of high class restaurants with "Hole in the Wall" in their names.
Aug
12
comment Qualifying traffic in English
Add "parking lot" to the end of that list.
Aug
3
comment Word for a room with washing machines in it?
My kitchen has a washing machine, dryer and sink.
Jun
20
comment What is the word for someone who ignores others and does what they want to
Honey badger. He does what he wants!
May
22
comment Is “a whole nother” grammatical?
"A whole other" is proper Texas English and has been for decades. But you will hear "a whole nother" spoken, especially across the American South.
May
22
comment Is using “wish” like this exclusive to India?
@TusharRaj It's perhaps not grammatical, but "wish her 'Happy Birthday'" is common enough in American English. But "wish her" alone would not be understood.
Apr
15
comment Are doggie bags still asked for?
And occasionally in the US you'll be offered a take-home box before you ever get to the restaurant!
Apr
15
comment Are doggie bags still asked for?
If the American accent and occasionally overbearing mannerisms don't give it away as US English first!
Apr
1
comment What do you call this elevated road structure?
The part in the middle is a bridge.