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Aug
10
comment Can a spoof and a dark comedy be the same?
But I forgot Dr Strangelove ! Although sometimes it seems that America is actually a spoof of Dr Strangelove
Aug
10
answered Can a spoof and a dark comedy be the same?
Aug
9
revised What does “10-4 ” mean?
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Aug
9
comment hand-holding versus holding hands
I would use holding hands. Especially in AE, hand-holding is too specifically assisting/supervising
Aug
7
comment What does “trouble at pit” mean?
@frank - such as when the cross-beam goes out of skew on the treddle ?
Jul
24
comment What's the difference between “colloquium”, “seminar”, and possibly other such words?
@jeffE thanks, had my wires (and defns) crossed
Jul
24
revised What's the difference between “colloquium”, “seminar”, and possibly other such words?
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Jul
22
comment What is the primary meaning of 'knocked up'
Really? - I knocked up a bookcase once. I hope nobody finds out..
Jul
20
comment What is the difference between a 'rocket' and a 'missile'
@Ws2 - yes and is still used in police/news reports. "Youths hurled missiles at police" doesn't mean that they were tossing Tridents like cabers.
Jul
20
comment “I like cat” type of sentences
Tastes like chicken ?
Jul
14
comment What does “Barack Obama, circa 2008, may have just clinched the Republican nomination for President in 2012” mean?
@Pacerier yes it is the wrong use of circa. I think the author thought that it meant historically since it is mostly used in history books.
Jun
29
awarded  Enlightened
Jun
29
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
26
revised “Soccer mom”: why soccer?
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Jun
26
revised “Soccer mom”: why soccer?
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Jun
26
answered “Soccer mom”: why soccer?
Jun
24
comment “When I was in college…” Do you really mean college? Or university?
Harvard College might disagree with assumption that a college is a lesser body
Jun
14
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
10
awarded  Caucus
Jun
7
answered Why isn't the letter 'W' used to describe co-ordinates?