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Apr
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comment What's the more appropriate substitution for “give a f**k/d**n/s**t”
@RegDwight: and English can get right squirrelly. A thousand internets to you, sir: your conduct is befitting of a well-oiled gentleman.
Apr
15
comment Can a person be described as being “ill read”?
Those cases appear to be plays on "ill-bred", which has fallen out of democratic favour.
Apr
15
comment Is there a phrase for “the first thing I want to see in the morning as I wake up”?
Word to the wise: "KKK" is a really, really, really poor choice of username. Really.
Apr
15
comment What's the more appropriate substitution for “give a f**k/d**n/s**t”
The "rather popular" articles you cite are all tongue-in-cheek uses, and the "listed in dictionaries" has no mention of "tail". The OP asked for "same form and meaning". Same form yes; same meaning, no. If a non-native speaker of English used the phrase on me, I would likely wonder if they meant to say something else.
Apr
15
answered Can I say “great move” to mean “good job”?
Apr
15
comment What's the more appropriate substitution for “give a f**k/d**n/s**t”
It's also not idiomatic at all. You will likely confuse your audience. Pete Wilson's answer is more correct.
Mar
15
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Mar
15
comment Which noun should I use to describe that a computer system hangs?
I've been a computer programmer for ten years, and I've never heard anyone use "hang" as a noun. Maybe as a joke: "This computer has a bit of the hang". Hey, thanks - I might use that!
Mar
15
comment Which noun should I use to describe that a computer system hangs?
"Hung" also refers to how well a man is endowed, people are "hanged, drawn and quartered".
Mar
15
answered Word meaning coincidence of reference to the unusual
Mar
15
comment A single word for a psychological bias
I don't know if anyone has suggested "confirmation bias", which is the answer.
Mar
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