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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
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Mar
25
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
24
answered Is “women men girls love meet die” a valid sentence?
Mar
23
comment Is “women men girls love meet die” a valid sentence?
How many times are you going to use the phrase "It's just that simple" on this page?
Jan
30
comment Person who pretends to not understand unless one speaks in exactly the words they expect
It's my life Warden! Don't you understand!?
Dec
17
comment A word for “intimate friends” without any kind of romance?
The term "BFF" was popular way before that commercial...
Dec
15
comment Non-religious equivalent expression for “Pray for [Country X]” after a disaster
-1 "I pray that.." may not have always have a religious connotation, but "pray for" definitely does...
Dec
6
comment What happened to “You're welcome?”
I can't think of a situation where "You're Welcome" would sound arrogant, unless it's said in an arrogant way.
Nov
3
comment What is wrong in “Please don't pluck the flowers” and other phrases used in the Indian subcontinent?
@Asad: Yes, I would complain about "Do the brave" and "Do the bold." Also, "Do that which is needful" is not idiomatic in English, since "needful" typically means "(someone who is) in need" rather than "(something that is) necessary"
Oct
15
comment What is the word for the response to a ping
-1 This is an example of trying to be too clever. ACK is the response in TCP, while ping uses ICMP. Using ACK here is a misnomer. Of course, any developer who half-understands networking will get what you're trying to say, and it certainly makes you look nerdy if that's the goal; but to someone who actually understands the topic, this makes you look foolish.
Sep
3
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May
19
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May
19
comment Why do we fluoridate but chlorinate water?
This is not a terribly helpful answer, since chloride and fluorine are also things.