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Feb
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awarded  Nice Question
Jan
22
revised American native speaker and perfect tenses
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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/…
Dec
9
awarded  Popular Question
Dec
4
comment What dialect is “I be doing this”?
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_American_Vernacular_English Also see: Ebonics
Nov
28
awarded  Self-Learner
Nov
28
comment How do I spell the truncation 'Cas', as in 'Sports Casual/Sports Cas'?
I might write it "Caj" and hope people pronounce it like "Raj". It doens't look right. I'd probably avoid this issue in writing by spelling it out.
Nov
27
answered A short term for something like “satisfaction + frustration”
Nov
16
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Nov
16
awarded  Suffrage
Nov
16
revised Adjective for “terrified yet calm and capable”
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Nov
16
answered How does the parenthetical “that is” function?
Nov
16
answered Adjective for “terrified yet calm and capable”
Nov
7
reviewed Reviewed Etymology of “fixing to”
Nov
6
comment The meaning of “Trolling around”
@MετάEd The article also points out the the Old Norse word for a mythological monster, where they are often creatures bent on mischief and wickedness. Internet trolls seem to be the at the intersection of the two words, rather than simply being from fishing term.