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Jul
2
answered How are these two sentences connected?
Jul
1
revised Does the word “umpty” have two different meanings?
added examples
Jul
1
answered Does the word “umpty” have two different meanings?
Jun
28
awarded  Guru
Jun
25
reviewed Reject suggested edit on How to say one minute past midnight in military time?
Jun
19
revised Resident advisor: an advisor who resides or someone who advises residents?
better title
Jun
9
answered Initials representing a letter instead of a word
May
30
comment What is the most pejorative phrase we can come up with for soccer foul fakers?
In hockey the verb is to dive and those who do it are divers
May
25
comment A way of describing the lesbian parent that is not pregnant?
Not every concept needs a word. And even if we do need a word, we don't currently have one, and this question asked for what to call her. The only word we have is mother at the moment.
May
20
revised How many ways we can say “I didn't spot your ping”?
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May
9
comment What does the word robo means?
You would have done much better to search for "robo-reviewer" and "roboreviewer" on the site where you saw the post. The term is in common use on meta (spelled both ways) and it is one of many meta-specific slang/jargon phrases. Knowing what "gimme teh codez" means in a dictionary won't help you know what it means on meta.
May
8
answered A way of describing the lesbian parent that is not pregnant?
May
4
awarded  Necromancer
May
3
comment I set a campfire on fire?
technically, when you light a campfire, you don't set large pieces of wood on fire. You light some kindling or paper on fire, which then lights the larger stuff. Anyway, I would go with "I started a fire in the campfire ring" or "I lit a fire in the campfire ring" if you are obliged to use the word fire in addition to the word campfire. Or "a campfire is the friendliest kind of fire of all." Lots of choices.
Apr
12
comment Is there a single word that is the opposite of “want” (i.e. “do not want”)?
This where elision is so handy. "Let's not talk about what you want or not, let's take action instead" is short and doesn't require the listener to wonder if eschew or reject or whatnot mean the opposite of want.
Apr
7
answered What nouns could symbolize a choice between 2 options?
Apr
6
answered How has the meaning of “politically correct” changed?
Mar
23
comment What is the small room most businesses have at their entrance called?
it's also the accepted name for a little addon to the front of a tent, for keeping stuff in (so three's more room in the tent) and keeping the wind out.
Mar
14
revised French Letters and condoms
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Mar
12
answered What is the difference in meaning here?