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Nov
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comment How did “fʌck” become taboo?
@Born2Smile Ha ha ha. I'm no scholar of the middle ages, so I may well be wrong, but I gather that they really weren't as bad as people make them out to be. Carolingian civilization I gather was especially notable as a period of relative peace, prosperity, and cultural renaissance when it would have seemed impossible a century prior.
Oct
25
comment How did “fʌck” become taboo?
Regarding the "dark ages," it is not in general true that homosexuality/sodomy was punishable by death in the middle ages, although that certainly became more and more the case as the middle ages transitioned to the early modern era. Most of the brutality that we think of as "medieval" -- torture, burning, witch-hunts, sexual repression -- is much more representative of the modern era than the middle ages.
Jan
13
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Apr
17
comment A word for milk that has not “gone off”
I think "still good" is the least ambiguous.
Apr
17
comment A word for milk that has not “gone off”
Point of clarification: milk that has "gone sweet" is milk that is nearly spoiled. It tastes weirdly sweet the day before it goes bad!
Mar
16
awarded  Commentator
Mar
16
comment “The more chickens in a farm the more crap and the fewer eggs”
I'd be careful about saying, "too many chiefs and not enough Indians". It is possible that you would hurt the feelings of the person you are talking to. It is likely that you would damage your own reputation.
Jan
26
answered What do you call people who are constantly moving [i.e., “in motion”]?
Jan
13
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Jan
1
awarded  Notable Question
Oct
23
answered Word for small junk items in household
Jul
27
comment Is there a more concise term for a long-term girlfriend/boyfriend than “significant other”?
FYI, I believe the term "other half" derives from Aristophanes' speech in Plato's Symposium.
Jun
27
comment Terminology for fake photograph
I think "photoshopped" and its derivatives are slang technical terms. I think they should be avoided unless its clear that the listener understands them.
Mar
6
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Jan
13
awarded  Yearling
Aug
26
comment Are people being literal when they say “I like to think that …”?
@broiyan: I think some uncertainty is always implied, even if it's not very much. I'd say that hopefulness is always implied, and that hope implies doubt.
Aug
3
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
17
answered What single word describes the ability to think analytically?
Feb
25
answered What do you call it when a group of neglected people spontaneously forms a cruel society?
Feb
15
comment Why is “ain't” not listed in dictionaries?
More to the point: why is "gullible" not listed in dictionaries?