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Oct
8
awarded  Nice Question
Oct
8
comment Can “shrugging” only be done with shoulders?
I wonder why? -- they probably grew eyebrows and are now shrugging these!
Oct
8
comment Can “shrugging” only be done with shoulders?
Great revival of a three-year old question. Love the detail.
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Jul
16
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
17
awarded  Constituent
Jun
11
awarded  Caucus
May
22
comment What is a word called that consists of a repetition of one word?
Many of these are not English at all, but loan words from other languages. cancan and tutu are French. Many others are from Pacific languages where reduplication is very common.
May
14
comment What's a good word to describe adults who are not yet parents?
So, why did you post that? It's right there in MrHen's answer, posted three years ago.
Apr
11
answered Is “a ten-minutes of a song” right?
Apr
11
answered Is this right: “the whole France”?
Apr
10
comment What does “to give up someone ” mean?
Why the downvote? If you downvote, please post a comment with your rationale.
Mar
27
comment Gender neutral term for “maiden name”?
@WS2: it's not the OP who posted that racial slur, but David M. in the comment.
Mar
27
comment Gender neutral term for “maiden name”?
@WS2, actually, I object to the assumption that Americans are ignorant per se and that a wrong application of a French word is OK because Americans won't be able to tell the difference.
Mar
27
answered Another Achievement Verbs with the Progressive Aspect
Mar
27
comment Another Achievement Verbs with the Progressive Aspect
Please edit your question. The quoted sentence from the book is not correct English. Achievement verbs are usually cannot occur with stop or start. If this is indeed what is written in the book, then please throw the book away. Otherwise, please post the correct sentence here.
Mar
27
reviewed Looks OK What is the “thirsty” equivalent of “ravenously”?
Mar
27
comment Gender neutral term for “maiden name”?
The question does not state that it is geared just at Americans, though, does it? I am German and live in New Zealand. To me and many others (Americans, British, second language English speakers and anyone else) the use of née is definitely bound to the female gender. You can't just say that it will work because most Americans cannot tell the difference. That's rather racist, IMHO.
Mar
22
awarded  Yearling
Mar
19
answered Is there a word for someone who has others do all their work for them?