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I'm living in Chiba Prefecture near Tokyo, Japan. I worked in both local and international advertising agencies for 40 years. After retiring ad agency, I studied Chinese (now almost forgotten) in a Beijing university one and a half year. Then coming back to Japan, I worked as a marketing consultant. I'm now entirely free from business. I still keep learning English and reading English news papers everyday to be abreast with trends du jour. I like travel and photographing. I'm living with my wife as an empty-nester.


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comment Man-hour vs. person-hour? Is the former now considered politically incorrect?
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accepted What does “Obama goes big” mean?
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asked What does “Obama goes big” mean?
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comment Why is it “Thank you! You’re subscribed,” not “You subscribed,” or “You’ve subscribed”?
@WS2. Thanks for your advice, though I can't imagine that NYT does a con.
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accepted Why is it “Thank you! You’re subscribed,” not “You subscribed,” or “You’ve subscribed”?
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revised What is the opposite of an exhaustive list?
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accepted What does “There’s less to the deal than meets the eye,” mean?
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comment What does “There’s less to the deal than meets the eye,” mean?
I think both "self-annihilating" and "expectation-annihilating sentences" are interesting nomenclatures. Does it come out totally different in meaning, if I put it “self-negation sentences”?
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comment What does “There’s less to the deal than meets the eye,” mean?
I should have checked NGram. Yea, the chart is telling. 0.00002% incidences of usage is quite high, and it keeps a constant growth, particularly sharp growth since 1980.
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accepted What does the word, “rascally charm” mean? Can “Rascally” be used as a complimentary modifier?