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Apr
12
answered What is a good synonym for “attribute”?
Apr
12
answered Why do they say “love fifteen,” in tennis?
Apr
11
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
11
answered How can I interpret the meaning of “narrative” in different situations?
Apr
11
answered Just how important are grammar and spelling?
Apr
11
answered A one-word synonym of “to give meaning to”?
Apr
11
comment What is the etymology of “golden boy”?
Nice work. Two thumbs up.
Apr
11
comment Is there a shorter alternative for “Enjoy your meal”?
@Kevin, I don't know why; I find "Enjoy" perfectly acceptable. It's all in the delivery.
Apr
11
revised What is the adjectival form of “nemesis”?
grammar
Apr
11
comment Origin of “jack sh*t”
That's interesting. Perhaps it is common to abbreviate the phrase to 'jack' to avoid giving offense? "Jack" in some parts of the U.S. is also used to address a man whose name you don't know and don't need to know, as in "look jack, that's my car you double-parked in front of." The word jack has a number of related uses like "that's jacked up" which is the same as "that's f---ed up."
Apr
11
answered Origin of “jack sh*t”
Apr
10
comment What exactly does “fap” mean? [NSFW]
That construction inspires a lot of clever (and hilarious) invention; even a certain intonation does the trick. Palmdale, for example, is a small town in the greater Los Angeles area. It doesn't have nearly as many visitors as people claim.
Apr
10
comment What is the etymology of “golden boy”?
This is a great question. The link I pointed to doesn't satisfy your question. I just wanted to point out a good answer would benefit both posts.
Apr
10
comment “At the beginning” or “in the beginning”?
I was puzzling at that myself. Did I offend someone?
Apr
10
revised What's the difference between a cathedral and a basilica?
typos
Apr
10
answered What exactly does “fap” mean? [NSFW]
Apr
10
answered “At the beginning” or “in the beginning”?
Apr
10
answered What's the difference between a cathedral and a basilica?
Apr
10
comment What is the etymology of “golden boy”?
This questions appears to duplicate english.stackexchange.com/questions/8092/on-being-golden
Apr
10
answered How to ask the gender of someone if you have to?