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Software engineer, photographer, musician, and gamer.


Apr
16
reviewed No Action Needed Is there a word for “a point in time”?
Apr
16
reviewed Reviewed Pronunciation of “Short-lived”
Apr
16
revised Pronunciation of “Short-lived”
Improve formatting, remove apologetic remark.
Apr
16
reviewed Leave Closed Synonyms / slang words in American English to express “I am very excited for something”?
Apr
16
reviewed Close Difference between “climate” and “weather” please
Apr
16
reviewed Close What are the characteristics of slang, dialect and colloquial speech?
Apr
16
reviewed Close Comma before “respectively” — Is it needed?
Apr
16
reviewed Close Does addition of clause change tense
Apr
16
reviewed Close “that is” or “which is”
Apr
16
comment Earthling/s equivalent for Mars and Venus
For what it's worth, I'd be surprised to see Terran outside of a sci fi story. We more often use Terrestrial for Earth-based life, or Earthling for people specifically.
Apr
16
comment Earthling/s equivalent for Mars and Venus
A bit, although it's not clear what makes this answer stand out from the others, and the list of quotes seems more random than authoritative. I'm not sure what's the point of it; perhaps make that explicit?
Apr
16
comment A word for old-fashioned, dirty bar/place (spit-and-sawdust)
@PatrickM Agreed, for some values of old fashioned. If you mean more like Baby Boom old fashioned, then those connotations of saloon would be problematic. But +1 anyway because this might be exactly what the OP was looking for.
Apr
16
comment Is this a paradox, oxymoron, or irony?
Nervous laughter.
Apr
16
comment A word for old-fashioned, dirty bar/place (spit-and-sawdust)
@RyeɃreḁd Yes, love the movie. And that's exactly why “dump” is good for a bar/place, it can apply to a dive or a greasy spoon.
Apr
16
comment A word for old-fashioned, dirty bar/place (spit-and-sawdust)
I actually voted +1 for dump; please don't edit it out of your answer.
Apr
16
comment A word for old-fashioned, dirty bar/place (spit-and-sawdust)
I haven't seen saloon used outside of movies and theme parks, but then I'm a city boy from Detroit, so maybe we just don't have such things in the suburbs.
Apr
16
comment Earthling/s equivalent for Mars and Venus
Could you please edit this into a more coherent answer? This reads more like a series of notes or comments than an answer to the question.
Apr
16
comment A word for old-fashioned, dirty bar/place (spit-and-sawdust)
Depends on what you mean by old-fashioned, I guess. If it makes you think 19th century, then saloon might be better. If it makes you think 20th century, then dive is more common.
Apr
16
comment How do you pronounce the surname Derges
Analysis and pronunciation of proper names is on topic; see also this recent meta post. It's only giving names to things that is off topic.
Apr
16
comment How do you pronounce the surname Derges
Do you mean Susan Derges? Different people may pronounce their names differently.