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Apr
16
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Apr
16
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Mar
14
comment Word for “stepping stone” or “lemma”
"It's a noun for something that gets you used to it" -- right, that's the sense in which I meant it. It can be used as: "This was just a warm-up for the main event."
Mar
13
comment Word for “stepping stone” or “lemma”
In some contexts, warm-up.
Mar
10
comment Term for “[Idiom], [Rhyme]”
The actual question makes it clear that this is broader than valedictions.
Mar
8
comment Term for “[Idiom], [Rhyme]”
Something that all the phrases have in common is that they are addressed at someone specific. The rhyme tag is being used in place of the person's actual name or a more standard way of addressing them.
Feb
23
comment What's the shortest word that can stand for “to leave a legacy”?
I think that not only are you unlikely to find a single verb, but that your existing examples are confusing and unclear. Very few people would understand join to mean what you want, and learn also doesn't really cover the ground you desire. You don't really give enough context, but I'd be surprised if brevity is really that much more important than clarity here.
Jan
26
comment The exact sense and origin of “to stick it to someone”
I've always assumed that the metaphor underlying "stick it to him" was that of stabbing with a knife.
Jan
23
comment Is “may the force be equal to mass times acceleration” proper English?
Although it in no way affects the analysis here, force isn't always equal to m*a.
Jan
22
comment What do you call slapping someone at the back of their head
As an American, I've never heard the term. But if you said "I dope slapped my kid brother" I'd at least still get the general meaning.
Jan
20
comment Is “man” the opposite of “woman”?
Might be worth making a distinction between a word having an opposite, and a concept having an opposite.
Jan
17
comment What is this touchscreen “kiosk” called?
A search for navigation kiosk brings up a lot of relevant images.
Jan
9
awarded  Civic Duty
Jan
8
revised Difference between “game” and “sport”
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Jan
8
comment Difference between “game” and “sport”
@RameshRajendran I think you're on a somewhat quixotic quest here -- there is no clean distinction between the two. They are certainly used in different ways, but that's already covered by the existing answers. And there's little point of putting a bounty up if you don't comment on existing answers, explaining why they're not what you're looking for. :)
Jan
7
revised What does “screw up one eye” look like?
It's just a kid making a funny face.
Jan
6
revised What does “screw up one eye” look like?
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Jan
6
comment What does “screw up one eye” look like?
@GeorgeChen Added a much more illustrative picture.
Jan
6
revised What does “screw up one eye” look like?
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Jan
6
comment What does “screw up one eye” look like?
@GeorgeChen I can't find a picture of someone doing it with just one eye, but it was pretty easy to find a more general picture. Added to the answer.