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answered Is “women men girls love meet die” a valid sentence?
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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awarded  Notable Question
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awarded  Pundit
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comment Why do we fluoridate but chlorinate water?
This is not a terribly helpful answer, since chloride and fluorine are also things.
Feb
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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.
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awarded  Yearling
Feb
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answered I don't get this joke. Is it some kind of play on “water, too?”
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awarded  Popular Question
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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
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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
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comment A word for blowing air into baby's tummy to make him(her) laugh
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