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Aug
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awarded  Popular Question
Jul
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awarded  Yearling
Jun
30
comment An old car in bad condition
Sadly my original source is usage. That the dictionary also lists it in their example but beyond that, I'm not having much luck finding it using google's ngram viewer... trying to come up with a short phrase that also maintains context is hard.
Jun
30
comment What is the sound of teeth hitting each other in cold weather called?
Google Ngram viewer suggests it's rare relative to Chattering but does get used. I must have read a lot of books from the 1890s. (;
Jun
30
answered What is the sound of teeth hitting each other in cold weather called?
Jun
30
answered An old car in bad condition
Jun
12
comment A word for a “non-logged in” user
Google Docs does this ... except instead of user it's <random animal> ... So you might have Anonymous Alpaca, Anonymous Bat, ... Anonymous Koala etc. If you're logged in it shows your name instead.
Jun
8
answered What do you call psychological diseases that affect many people at once (or many people of a society)?
May
11
answered Site hopping, non-related subjects, wasting time on the internet
May
11
comment Site hopping, non-related subjects, wasting time on the internet
xkcd.com/214 "The Problem with Wikipedia"...
Mar
2
accepted Full Steam Ahead … malappropriated when applied to Trains?
Mar
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awarded  Popular Question
Jan
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awarded  Yearling
Dec
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revised 'Changes from' or 'Changes to'
clarification
Dec
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asked 'Changes from' or 'Changes to'
Nov
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comment Gender-neutral alternative to “craftsmanship”?
You're right Martha. Let's also call them Policemen. Who cares if it's hurtful to someone if YOU have to think a little more carefully. That's not your problem.
Nov
3
comment Gender-neutral alternative to “craftsmanship”?
Actually it's not that ridiculous. A /little/ silly maybe, but the silliness highlights that you are putting effort and thought into avoiding sexist terminology. Since there isn't really an existing, good solution (artisanship is probably the closest) adding a little levity rather then forcing another microaggression seems like a good plan. Better to make someone laugh than hurt or exclude them.
Nov
1
comment Gender-neutral alternative to “craftsmanship”?
Part of the point of replacing ER/RESS and MAN/WOMAN with Fighter is that it highlights the fact you are using a gender neutral variation on a previously gendered word. It's like when several people come into the room... many folks would say "Hey guys" is an acceptable greeting, even if there are women in the group, but it's still a microagression. You can say "Hey folks" or "Hey y'all" in the south, but if you say "Hey People" it recognizes inherently that you are choosing gender neutral terminology. And yes, "Policefighter" seems a little silly, but it does have a certain ring to it.
Oct
31
awarded  Informed
Oct
31
revised Gender-neutral alternative to “craftsmanship”?
clarity