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comment Men sweat, but women glisten. What's the equivalent for a woman for snoring?
I was unsure of the order, but you have the correct quotation I was thinking of.
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comment Men sweat, but women glisten. What's the equivalent for a woman for snoring?
Men perspire, women glow, and horses sweat.
Feb
9
comment I was set up in a sting
And then watch The Sting (movie).
Feb
8
comment Language school & language institute
I'd relax - there may be a real answer out there, but it sounds to me like this is just part of an English dialect in Iraq (and possibly other parts of Asia). Each culture English comes in contact with influences the type of English spoken there.
Feb
8
comment Language school & language institute
It's probably too strong to suggest they are using the wrong word; it is more likely that there is a subtle difference between the two types of establishment which can be expressed in Farsi but not in English.
Feb
7
comment Language school & language institute
What does your dictionary say about the difference between "school" and "institute?'
Dec
20
comment What does H/F, M/F and M/W abbreviation in job titles mean?
@FumbleFingers I think it reflects more a misunderstanding of how to translate from a "genderful" language to a gender less one like English. I can see how someone from a German-speaking country, likely a bureaucrat, might think this is necessary to indicate that both male and female applicants are welcome to apply when the posting is translated into English.
Dec
20
revised What does H/F, M/F and M/W abbreviation in job titles mean?
added 31 characters in body; edited body
Dec
12
comment How are 'them' and 'werewolves' placed together?
Gosh. That's the first inconsistency I've ever encountered in the whole series...
Dec
12
comment How are 'them' and 'werewolves' placed together?
It's a local dialect expression using "them" for "those." Omitting it would change the meaning. But it ain't standard.
Nov
29
awarded  single-word-requests
Nov
28
answered What do you call the sheet (of fabric, nylon, etc.) that you lay on the carpet for everybody to sit around and have a meal?
Nov
10
comment The adjective “close” in a competitive situation
In both of your examples, "small" is much more natural than "close."
Oct
25
answered Verb for a strong wave?
Oct
25
comment 'to blind someone with science' — Not known or rare in the US?
I think this is true. I know the expression only from the Thomas Dolby song.
Oct
24
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
1
comment Pronunciation of “parmesan”
I've always pronounced it "paramecium cheese" but I do get rather odd looks.
Aug
29
comment Anyone could hazard suggestions for the biological purposes
It means just art here, and yes, status is social status / affluence. This feels too short for an answer.
Aug
13
comment Use of the adjective “ape” to describe similar objects
Could they have meant "Apple" but made a typo and suffered from an unfortunate auto-correct?
Aug
8
answered what is the proper interpretation of “or”, does it mean earlier or later if not specified