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Nov
9
comment Is it pejorative to use “old girl” to refer to a woman?
This is pretty rare in American English. And, of course, there's always the danger inherent in calling any woman "old"....
Sep
29
comment Shoplifting vs. a word for “someone who orders, eats and sneaks without paying the check”
@Michael "Dishwasher"?
Sep
23
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Aug
31
comment Why does “smashing” mean “very good”?
I can't recall ever hearing this particular usage here in the U.S., though all of the other related ones noted in the incomplete answers below are in common use.
Jul
6
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
5
awarded  Nice Question
Jul
4
awarded  Scholar
Jul
4
accepted What do you call someone who shoots fireworks professionally?
Jul
4
awarded  Editor
Jul
4
awarded  Student
Jul
4
revised What do you call someone who shoots fireworks professionally?
added 37 characters in body
Jul
4
asked What do you call someone who shoots fireworks professionally?
Jun
13
comment Word for software which has been killed or is no longer supported
"End of life" is what happened to Windows XP.
May
24
comment What's it called? A kind of impoliteness
"Taking the piss" wouldn't be widely understood in the US.
May
9
comment Are there English equivalents to the Japanese saying, “There’s a god who puts you down as well as a god who picks you up”?
This seems closest to the original intent to me, as in English, a god or gods would not usually be invoked in this scenario.
Apr
22
comment Using “decadent” to describe a building or town in neglect or ruin
@Jack Decrepit, derelict, dilapidated, Detroit...
Mar
29
awarded  Commentator
Mar
29
comment “Quainted the auto supplier has hit share of potholes.” Did I hear right? What does it mean?
I presume you mean "its"?
Mar
13
comment What is a term for someone who has never left their home region?
Provincial is probably the best answer here so far; but I have never heard inbred used in this way.
Mar
13
comment What is a term for someone who has never left their home region?
My impression of this word is that it refers to the preference to stay literally at one's dwelling.