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revised What is the origin of the term “toots” to refer to a woman?
Added italics to a word used as word ('tootsies').
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revised When to use opening or closing single quotes
Added some tags to try to encompass the multiple aspects of the question.
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revised When to use opening or closing single quotes
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comment What is a gender-neutral way of saying “middle-man”?
+1. A valid suggestion, explained and documented to comport with EL&U standards and guidelines.
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answered What does “one’s peers” mean in “No free man is to be arrested, or imprisoned … save by the lawful judgement of his peers” mean?
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answered When to use opening or closing single quotes
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reviewed Reviewed to meet or meeting
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reviewed No Action Needed Adverbial clauses or Gerunds! Which one is this?
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reviewed No Action Needed Is “hiree” a word or are there alternative words with such meaning?
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reviewed Reviewed What do “former” and “latter” refer to, here?
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comment What do “former” and “latter” refer to, here?
I find the phrase thoroughly coherent both with regard to sense and with regard to grammar. If you have a specific argument to make about its grammatical failings, you ought to make it. As matters stand, you merely assert that it is ungrammatical, speculate about the root cause of its supposed failings, assert that it is meaningless, and then reiterate that it has no inherent meaning. That isn't an argument—it's a series of sometimes overlapping assertions made without pointing to any supporting evidence.
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reviewed Reviewed If I swallow part of an animal, am I not entitled to say “I swallowed an animal”?
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comment If I swallow part of an animal, am I not entitled to say “I swallowed an animal”?
The same type of claim becomes even more impressive if you swallow a fragment of rock brought back from the moon.
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reviewed Edit and Reopen “Housewife” vs. “homemaker”
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revised “Housewife” vs. “homemaker”
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comment What is meant by technical background?
This is a question to ask the person you will be submitting your work to. On its face, "technical background" is broad enough and vague enough to encompass a great many possibilities. Almost certainly, the person who has instructed you to write "the technical background" for your proposal has a clearer idea of what that task entails than anyone here could approximate by lucky guessing.
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reviewed No Action Needed Is a hamburger considered a sandwich?
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reviewed Reviewed is there a name for adjectives that end in -ive formed from verbs?
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comment is there a name for adjectives that end in -ive formed from verbs?
I'm not sure what you're looking for here, but Michael Quinion, Ologies and Isms (an Oxford University Press paperback reference) characterizes the suffix -ive as "Showing a quality or tendency." However, Quinion distinguishes this suffix from the suffix -ative ("Characteristic or predisposed") and from the suffix -itive ("Forming adjectives"). Note that all three of your examples can be interpreted as having -ative suffixes.
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reviewed Reviewed “Further, …” versus “Furthermore, …” at the beginning of a sentence (meaning the same thing)?