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Jun
28
comment Origin of “man!”, “(oh) boy!”, and “oh brother”
@GEdgar: "Oh, sister" can only properly be used with an accompanying head wiggle and finger wave, and can only be used with the proper amount of attitude (otherwise it just sounds silly). for example "OOOOOH, SISTER! are you going to let him talk to you that way?!".
May
7
comment Is “recyclist” a word?
@Neil: Environmentalists care about the environment, I just like to turn old things into new things. So I am a self proclaimed Recyclist. @elliot42: I also like used bicycles ;P
May
6
comment What's a good word to describe adults who are not yet parents?
@Robusto: I've met plenty of parents that still only think of their own happiness ;P
Apr
12
comment Is there a word for a class of circular shapes?
Ellipse and oval are different, but an oval can at times be an ellipse. So you should have {Shape [polygon (square, rectangle)], [ellipse (circle)], [oval]}
Apr
12
comment Alphanumeric abbreviations in English
these come about due to laziness, and stupidity. The youth of the world (at least the USA) are far too lazy to press a bunch of buttons to communicate, so they press as few as possible to get their point across. They also have trouble spelling, and as most mobile phones do not offer spell check using "short hand" limits the visibility of their stupidity.
Apr
1
comment What does “booty-trap” mean here?
"That's what I said!, setting booty-traps"
Mar
29
comment When would you say “woods”, and when would you say “forest”?
Forest is also more formal, in a less formal conversation you might call a forest "woods".
Mar
29
comment When would you say “woods”, and when would you say “forest”?
You also have to consider the climate and type of vegetation/wildlife. A jungle may be a large collection of trees, but I don't think you would call it a forest.
Feb
24
comment What do you call someone who betrays his/her spouse?
In most cases "Divorced" ;p
Feb
21
comment What is a “one-note joke”?
The Aristocrats is a good example of one such movie.
Feb
21
comment What do you call this type of elevator?
@mickeyf - it may not be that it 'elevates' you, but that it changes your 'elevation'.
Feb
14
comment Is “litter” correct on waste bins?
just put the trash in the trash, and move on.
Feb
14
comment Anyone for pudding?
Blame Bill Cosby!
Feb
11
comment Is f**kstick really an abusive word?
@Martha - or any stick like object used for fucking.
Jan
25
comment Is 'hair' singular or plural?
Some of these sound odd. "I just pull out one of your white hair" -> "I just pulled out one of your white hairs". "There are dog hairs on the sofa" -> "There is dog hair on the sofa". "I drop a lot of hairs after operation" -> "I lost a lot of hair after the operation".
Jan
20
comment What does “high-capacity magazine clip” mean?
here is a picture of High capacity magazines. tgscom.com/images/sharedimages/GunSourceFrontPage/Images/…
Jan
17
comment Is there a rule about double negations that aren't meant as double negations (e.g. “We don't need no education”)?
@SamB: looks like no pudding for me either.
Jan
14
comment Is there a rule about double negations that aren't meant as double negations (e.g. “We don't need no education”)?
@SamB: One of the reasons he's rebelling against the education system. No pudding for you ;p
Jan
14
comment What is the difference between “venom” and “poison”?
And Venom is a comic book character.
Jan
14
comment Is there a rule about double negations that aren't meant as double negations (e.g. “We don't need no education”)?
Ironical grammatical error due to having no education?