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Jan
29
comment What do you call a unit of beer within a pack?
I'm in the Midwest USA. I have never heard this term.
Dec
19
revised Why 'prefecture' for Japanese administration areas?
rude, not appropriate
Dec
19
suggested approved edit on Why 'prefecture' for Japanese administration areas?
Dec
16
comment What do you call a “cropped image” on a website?
"cropped image" is the usual term, I think
Nov
30
awarded  Student
Nov
25
awarded  Civic Duty
Nov
22
comment What is the word for “to do something one considers to be beneath oneself”?
"menial labor" fits the title (but not so much the question content)
Nov
19
comment Image is to pixelated as a song is to ___?
@JPhi1618: The analog to resolution here would be bitrate, which is frequently different for music (and low bitrate causes poor music quality). The analog to sampling rate for images would be bit-depth, which is also typically the same (32-bit) for images.
Nov
19
comment Image is to pixelated as a song is to ___?
Not sure why this has so many upvotes, it's technically incorrect. Whether or not the compression used is lossy has very little to do with perceived quality. A lossy high-res image can look nice, while a lossless low-res image will be pixelated.
Nov
15
comment “She ran… , her nose pressed against the glass” Are the actions simultaneous or consecutive?
I think they intended it to be a semicolon instead of a comma
Oct
21
comment Why is 'Where's it' Grammatically incorrect?
@SteveBennett I don't think "Where's she?" is fine, it sounds wrong to me.
Jul
13
awarded  Autobiographer
Jun
8
comment What do you call an 'unselfish' action made with a selfish reason?
I would call it "normal human behavior"...
May
21
comment Can someone please explain the syntactic rules at work here?
You seem to be missing the most obvious interpretation: that the speaker never obtained his dream house at all.
May
20
comment Did they say “hand job” in the 1800s?
Now the question is, what did they call a handjob? They must've had some name for it - it's not a recent invention..
Apr
23
comment Why doesn't the English language have distinct words to use when talking to elders?
So I'm hearing 'you' was plural while 'thou' was singular, and 'you' eventually became singular too; and that 'you' was formal while 'thou' was informal, and eventually 'you' eventually became used for both. So which is correct? I doubt it is both.
Apr
9
answered An adjective or a single word that means something is “new” and “different” at the same time
Apr
7
comment Is there any English word in which “ph” is not pronounced as “f”?
Also "hiphop"~~
Apr
3
comment What is the English equivalent to the Japanese word 学者バカ, “Scholar’s fool”?
"absent-minded" means always forgetting deadlines, promises, important dates, etc. That doesn't really fit the question.
Mar
29
awarded  Yearling