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Feb
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comment Origin of the phrase “Looks like Tarzan, plays like Jane”?
Hoping that you can provide a source, but happy to see the answer!
Feb
13
accepted Origin of the phrase “Looks like Tarzan, plays like Jane”?
Jan
15
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Jan
13
answered Is 'she-woman' an acceptable counterpart of 'he-man'?
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awarded  Yearling
Oct
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comment What Indian words appear in cricket's vocabulary?
I would argue that this is "on topic" because it is the question about the origin of English cricket words that have been adopted from India, making them common jargon for English speaking cricket players.
Jul
26
comment Why are you a plonker?
I've used "plunk" in conversation, but haven't heard plonk before. Plunk has also taken on the meaning of "to be intentionally or strategically hit with a baseball by the pitcher while batting" in american baseball games. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hit_by_pitch#Tactical_use In that case, a "plunker" would be a pitcher with a propensity to intentionally hit batters while pitchingy. It sounds like it doesn't carry the same general sense of "plonker" that was described above. There is apparently a website dedicated to tracking plunks in Major League Baseball: plunkeveryone.com
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Jan
22
revised American native speaker and perfect tenses
added 1 characters in body
Jan
14
comment What do you call a person who started something that is later followed by everyone?
The thing can be called a portent, but calling the thing starter a portenter sounds strange.
Jan
9
comment Origin and status of “hosed”, meaning “broken”
Good answer, eh!
Jan
8
comment What's the meaning of “hood” here?
Cultural reference: "Boyz n the Hood" imdb.com/title/tt0101507/?ref_=sr_1
Jan
7
awarded  Yearling
Dec
10
comment What is non-derogatory way of saying “people here are obsessed with sports”?
There is a phrase that is used for distinction: "Be a fan, not a fanatic." It's often stated in rules concerning sportsmanship. Here is an example: iahsaa.org/resource_center/Character_Sportsmanship_Safety/…
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Dec
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comment What dialect is “I be doing this”?
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_American_Vernacular_English Also see: Ebonics