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Jun
6
comment What is the antonym of register?
@Fumble @Ham Downvoting increases the downvotee's rep. I see that a question or answer has has been downvoted and I give it a vote just to spite the downvoter :p Wonder if i'm alone in that. +1 to question and answer.
Jun
1
comment A night without sleeping
In Australian English we also use to pull an all-nighter, meaning to work (on a project) all night.
May
30
comment Is saying “shit happens” ok?
@Dmitry, certainly in Australia it would be a political mistake to brush off a soldiers death no-matter which words you chose. That is more of a political issue than a language issue though.
May
27
comment What does “it’s not going to suck itself ” mean?
not sure if serious
May
27
comment Depression and happiness
@FumbleFingers i.e. "Too hard, I won't bother trying."
May
27
comment Why do non-native English speakers get the present participle wrong?
This needs a tl;dr
May
24
comment English word for a contest where participants collect items
I think you mean incidentally collect tokens?
May
24
comment Is there a word for a person with only one head?
@F'x : Ahh, good info.
May
23
comment Is there a way to transform “found” to stand for “things which have been found”?
yes. "Things have been found" is a statement. "Things which have been found" is a noun-phrase.
May
23
comment Is there a way to transform “found” to stand for “things which have been found”?
@z7sg ahh yes another good one.. I think the plural of that noun is actually finds. I'll add it to the answer.
May
23
comment Is there a straightforward word for “The thing in between first and second”?
OP's comment "For positive integral orders, we have words in English (first, second, third...). I just want to know if there is a word for "3/2 st"." :p
May
23
comment Is there a straightforward word for “The thing in between first and second”?
@Boob @Glen it actually makes perfect sense for sequences to be limited to positive integers as you can't really succeed by less than one. The one-and-a-halfth place implies concurrency with the first and second place which destroys the ordered aspect of the list.
May
23
comment Is there a straightforward word for “The thing in between first and second”?
Not indicative of ordinal place
May
23
comment Is there a straightforward word for “The thing in between first and second”?
@Boob +1 repost this as an answer; this is the correct answer.
May
23
comment Is there a way to transform “found” to stand for “things which have been found”?
对不起, I think you might mean "things which have been found" and "things which belong to you"
May
21
comment The history of the use of “man”
+1 because I think people are too eager to downvote
May
21
comment The history of the use of “man”
@Brian Hooper @nohat @FumbleFingers @Third Idiot. This needed editing NOT closing. It is actually a reasonable question. Some people are too quick to downvote / close threads, it seems arrogant.
May
20
comment Is it true that “tuppence” refers to a woman's vagina in British English slang? If so, why?
I wouldn't know :p
May
18
comment Just how offensive are the terms “retarded” and “gay”?
@eje211 I seriously disagree that not being offended implies approval. Personally I am extraordinarily difficult to offend, because I don't think feeling offended is a healthy emotion and I have taught myself to not to engage in it. Just because I don't let other peoples attempts to offend offensive, does not imply that I approve of that attempt, it simply means they were unsuccessful. You make it sound like a person has a responsibility to take offense at anything they would not encourage.
May
18
comment What term can be used to describe Yoda's speech?
Correctly you have answered