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Apr
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comment What do we call those who discriminate against fat people?
The term I hear most often is the act of expressing that dislike: fat shaming.
Apr
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comment Is there a term for when just by saying that something is broken and showing it to someone fixes the issue?
I had a client who had a finicky Mac network in the 90s, one that would go down every few days. When I'd come to fix it the moment the elevator I was in reached their floor, boom, it started working perfectly. After the third or fourth time it became downright spooky. Definitely a proximity fix, very useful.
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May
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comment Meaning of “and everyone, but everyone, was calling”
@WayfaringStranger: Weirdly, he probably would have been right.
May
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answered Meaning of “and everyone, but everyone, was calling”
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Oct
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comment What is the correct pronunciation of the word “route”?
Living in many places in the US, and dealing with networking equipment in all of them, I've always, always heard rowter (rhymes with "shouter") for the networking equipment. If I said "rooter" they'd wonder what I was talking about and if the toilet was stopped up.
Oct
15
comment Is there a word or expression for a small crush on someone?
I know you're not looking for "crush", so I'm not adding an answer, but I hear "bit of a crush" and "a little crush" quite often.
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May
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comment Etymology of “Given up the ghost”
Yes, King James.
May
10
comment Since he left, nobody cares/has cared?
Based on your edit, it's the first use in my answer. "Since Jim left, nobody cares about the project."
May
10
answered Want a phrase/word to express the time follow and close now
May
10
comment Since he left, nobody cares/has cared?
@Jim Ok, added that.
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May
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answered Since he left, nobody cares/has cared?
May
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answered Etymology of “Given up the ghost”
May
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comment How to say “Go ahead, I will follow you later” in other ways?
@MattЭллен Fascinating difference, as here in the US "I'll catch you up" generally has the "I will later give you the information you missed", while "I'll catch up with you" means "you go ahead and I'll soon join you".