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Nov
1
comment What is the word for a path that is made naturally by the action of people walking?
I first discovered the term desire line in the book Universal Principles of Design which describes the term as 'Traces or use or wear that indicate preferred methods of interaction with an object or environment (also know as Desire Path)'. More informally I may refer to a desire path as a beaten track or well-trodden path.
Jun
28
comment “Sit in a chair” vs. “sit on a chair”
I suppose it's like saying if someone is on a bed they're sitting down or lying on the bed but if they are in the bed they are under a blanket.
Oct
3
comment What does “c'tee” mean?
@onomatomaniak: I've never heard of this abbreviation in the UK. I think Kith might be right it.
Jul
19
comment What is the meaning of “If you can't sleep, don't count sheep. Talk to the shepherd.”?
Considering that there's a question of the exact name posted no longer then twenty minutes ago, can you imagine how difficult it would be to find this question in the future? You're title needs to be descriptive and draw the user into reading your question.
Jun
10
comment Phrase for asking the obvious
@o4tlulz, To be fair, you didn't ask for something specifically in question form. I've re-tagged your question.
Jun
3
comment “is it me, or…” meaning and usage
@Martin Beckett, No, it's more than just stating how you feel, in a way it's used to ask subtly whoever you with whether they too are hot/cold.
Jun
3
comment “is it me, or…” meaning and usage
I often hear the phrase 'Is it me or is it cold/hot in here?' which is used when somebody is concerned whether their body temperature is normal, or everbody else is experiencing the same thing.
Jun
3
comment Why are Roman numerals still used?
I understand that, but the examples provided weren't necessary as I had researched that before hand.
Jun
3
comment Why are Roman numerals still used?
I already know what they're used for, I was looking at why it hasn't faded away like all the other numbering systems/languages.
Jun
3
comment Why are Roman numerals still used?
I understand what they're used for, I'm still not clear why they suggest 'importance or timelessness'
Jun
2
comment How did Americans greet each other before “Hi”?
@LarsH, No but it's still used today and may have been used in America
Jun
2
comment How did Americans greet each other before “Hi”?
@Kit, once again I've updated my answer and provided a source.
Jun
2
comment How did Americans greet each other before “Hi”?
@Kit, Have another look at my awnser, I've added estimated origin dates to the phrases.
Jun
2
comment Are two or more clusters of ivy considered “ivy” or “ivies”?
+1 This really well defines the plural and when you should use it.
May
17
comment Why is The Mall (Westminster, London) pronounced like mawl?
I've fixed the question
May
17
comment What is the past tense of “sync”?
It's a a matter of working out if it's synced or synched, In that case I think you'll find the answer here
May
17
comment What is the past tense of “sync”?
It's not sunk. Sunk is the past tense of sink which is spelt differently to sync.
May
9
comment Is there another way of saying 'user-unfriendly'?
I think I may have confused you with graphic design and user experience
May
9
comment Is there another way of saying 'user-unfriendly'?
@MaQleod Punishing someone for giving the wrong answers (despite good intentions) is 'user-unfriendly'
Apr
26
comment What is someone who leaks a surprise called?
I would use prattler to describe a gossiper