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Jun
21
comment Is there English word corresponding to Japanese “Bureikoh” meaning an occasion you can talk freely disregarding status and position?
While we don't have the same social context that makes having an exact match for "Bureikoh," in some cases "Off the record" is certainly a similar concept. Off the record very strongly implies that you can't be punished or blamed for what is said. It doesn't have the same social levelling context, but it does allow the plain speech that in Japanese culture could only be done with an implicit social levelling.
May
6
comment Derogatory term for a rookie soldier
It's arguable if FNG is, itself, vulgar. "BS" and "RTFM" for example are both fairly acceptable, despite having vulgar expansions. Depending on context, they just get alternate expansions like "Baloney Sandwich" and "Read The Fine Manual" sometimes. I've heard "Friendly New Guy" for FNG on occasion.
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Jun
19
comment Common phrases for something that appears good but is actually bad
In many cases, the relatedly devlish phrase, "the devil is in the details," could be appropriate. For the second bullet point: "That screwdriver appeared to be about the right size for what I needed. Unfortunately, the devil is in the details and that metric screwdriver didn't fit my half inch screws."
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Jan
5
answered Is it proper grammar to refer to four digit number in hundreds?
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