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Apr
12
answered “Major location” versus “primary location”
Apr
12
comment Indirectly saying “I love you”
I understand that in Thai it is not considered appropriate to bring up issues that may embarrass your listener; a convention has evolved where you would criticize some insignificant thing rather than the issue. So if someone has offended the boss, you might tell them that the boss "didn't like the shirt you're wearing today" or some such triviality. It is a common convention so people get the point. Thai speakers welcome to comment, my source is one teacher I had.
Apr
12
answered Indirectly saying “I love you”
Apr
12
comment Can there be a “100% sale”?
@Alenanno It's a pun
Apr
12
answered In what dialects does “often” rhyme with “soften”?
Apr
12
answered Can there be a “100% sale”?
Apr
12
comment How do you get from the literal meaning of “all bets are off” to the idiom?
I also presumed the second
Apr
12
comment Do my prejudices get “fulfilled”?
calm down ladies
Apr
12
comment Is “wait up!” considered correct English?
@Emre. It's not redundant, It has the effect of softening the request.
Apr
12
comment What's the meaning of “on notice” and “under advisement”?
I think "take on notice" might be an Australianism. It is definitely used here in the OP context.
Apr
12
comment Saying “today morning” to mean “this morning”
@Karl The developing English dialects (Singaporean, Indian, Nigerian, etc.) are going to make hell for English purists... personally I embrace new developments in the language :)
Apr
11
asked What's the meaning of “on notice” and “under advisement”?
Apr
11
comment What exactly does “President Obama will ‘fold faster than a lawn chair’” mean?
And from Yes Minister "It used to be said that there were two types of chair to go with two types of Minister. One folds up instantly; the other goes round-and-round in circles" (youtube.com/watch?v=f6kZtWoOBSI)
Apr
11
comment Origin of “jack sh*t”
tl;dr "Jack" is a diminutive prefix
Apr
11
comment What exactly does “fap” mean? [NSFW]
+1 but i'd like to see a reference that it comes from manga
Apr
11
comment What exactly does “fap” mean? [NSFW]
@kiamlaluno Depends where you work :)
Apr
11
comment What exactly does it mean to “mug somebody off” in British English?
true, and a quick search I did for the phrase mostly came up with hits related to one movie "The Football Factory". I'd bet that's the movie OP has seen.
Apr
11
comment Are “should” and “if” interchangeable at the beginning of a sentence?
@Colin edited accordingly
Apr
11
comment What exactly does it mean to “mug somebody off” in British English?
Any more examples?
Apr
11
answered Are “should” and “if” interchangeable at the beginning of a sentence?