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Apr
5
comment Slang words for body parts
@Orbit: Thank you for the question but this is way too broad. Is there a specific problem you are trying to solve? Otherwise, all we have here is a list of terms for a category of words from a thesaurus or urban dictionary? That's not really the best way to get information from this type of Q&A. "How many words can you name for..." is not really what this site is about. If you have a specific problem you are trying to solve, please feel free to try again.
Mar
1
comment How to pronounce “AKA”?
Close but not quite. Words read one letter at a time are called initialisms. You said "abbreviated words are read one letter at a time." Abbreviated words (abbreviations) include both acronyms and initialisms.
Mar
1
comment Should “Hell” be capitalized?
Belief has nothing to do with whether you capitalize it or not. Proper nouns are capitalized. You wouldn't write "atlantis" simply because you do not believe it exists.
Jan
25
comment “Give me one half of that” Vs. “give me half of that”
@Jonathan Leffler: Can you post your comment as an actual answer? Thanks. The comments section is for meta commentary about the question; to ask for clarification, for example.
Jan
25
comment Etiquette in responding to service desk email
Thank you for your participation but... No, this site is not about learning English culture. This site is for "English Language & Usage." I did not close this question solely because the accepted answer addressed the tidbit of "English language" you accidentally swerved into in the question. If you have any questions about the English language and its usage, please feel free to come by and ask again.
Jan
4
comment Is there a name for the emotional response to cuteness?
Embiggens is also a perfectly cromulent word.
Dec
22
comment How is SQL pronounced?
This is not entirely correct. "Es queue el" IS standard. In the SQL standard, the American National Standards Institute says that the official pronunciation is "es queue el." Anything else is considered non-standard; common, yes, but still slang.
Oct
22
comment “Today in history”
*I* would say "On this day in 2008," or more informally "Two years ago today..." But, like above, if someone said "Today in 2008," it's understandable but sounds a bit off to me.
Sep
9
comment Does “gay” still include the meaning “merry”?
@Kosmonaut: Apparently not: youtube.com/watch?v=VhdihISj628&feature=related
Aug
15
comment Informal terms for money amounts
When asking for a list of answers, the question should be marked community wiki. I have converted this question.