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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
awarded  Notable Question
May
19
awarded  Pundit
May
19
comment Why do we fluoridate but chlorinate water?
This is not a terribly helpful answer, since chloride and fluorine are also things.
Feb
28
comment [S]he has the ears of a …?
I would consider "best hearing" to be the animal which can hear the quietest sounds, not the animal which can hear the widest range of frequencies.
Feb
24
awarded  Yearling
Feb
24
answered I don't get this joke. Is it some kind of play on “water, too?”
Jan
9
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
12
comment sanity of a plastic glass!
@riship89: This answer can no longer accept new posts, but - the usual word for "germ-free" would be "sterile"
Nov
5
comment A word for blowing air into baby's tummy to make him(her) laugh
+1 The term "raspberry" for this is very common where I live (midwest USA).
Nov
5
comment A word for blowing air into baby's tummy to make him(her) laugh
youtube.com/watch?v=znDI9UpFYKE
Oct
9
comment The dark dot in your eye
-1 The fovea is the central part of the retina where most of your sight is located. What you are thinking of is called the "blind spot" (see eg. here). This has no relation to what OP is talking about - you don't see a "dark spot" at your blind spot, you simply don't see anything at all.
Oct
9
comment The dark dot in your eye
youtube.com/watch?v=3I7_al4mrfg
Oct
3
comment Does 'rhythm' have one or two syllables?
@Tom Just because there's already a correct answer doesn't mean there couldn't be a better one. I'm glad OP accepted the more informative answer, rather than just the answer with the most upvotes (aka. the first answer); it seems like most askers don't.
Sep
19
comment What do you call hypothetical inhabitants living on the Moon?
They call themselves the mooninites.
Aug
22
comment Is there a word for someone who really has their act together
I'm assuming that, since this is the English SE, he was looking for an English word.
Aug
16
revised Meaning of suffix '-sex' in 'Sussex, Middlesex'
corrected spelling
Aug
16
suggested suggested edit on Meaning of suffix '-sex' in 'Sussex, Middlesex'
Aug
11
comment Term for “will consume time and almost certainly yield nothing”
+1 I was going to post "fruitless labor," close enough.