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Jul
16
comment Revealing that someone else is gay — counterpart to “come out”
outed isn't specific to revealing sexual preference. It's often used that way and has that connotation in many contexts, but it can refer to the revelation of any secret identity. For example: J.K. Rowling was recently outed as the author of _Cuckoo's Calling_. (I'm not disagreeing with p.s.w.g here, just trying to clarify.)
Jun
20
comment Is a “doozy” a good or bad thing?
Wiktionary seems to rely on World Wide Words:Doozy for this information. IMO, it's silly to discount the influence of Duesenberg automobiles, too. The Duesenberg name may not have been the genesis of the term doozy, but the Duesie nickname may have reinforced the meaning and made the term even more common. It's been quite a while since I read it, but I think I remember a reference to Duesenberg as a source for doozy in The Great Cars.
Jun
20
answered Is there a Latin, or English, phrase or acronym for “in summary”?
May
22
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
11
awarded  Yearling
Mar
18
awarded  Informed
Mar
8
answered Is a whole cake still a “piece”
Mar
8
awarded  Custodian
Mar
8
reviewed Edit Word for person prying on my personal stuffs
Mar
8
revised Word for person prying on my personal stuffs
added 12 characters in body
Mar
8
reviewed No Action Needed “so long as” vs. “as long as”
Mar
8
awarded  Custodian
Mar
8
reviewed No Action Needed A word meaning the opposite action of recruiting
Feb
12
awarded  Enlightened
Feb
12
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
11
answered Equivalent of sarcastic song “non ti preoccupare, l'importante è partecipare” among Italian football supporters
Feb
11
answered In English, is there an established prefix for “mostly”?
Jan
26
comment Is there a word for numbers between 10 and 99?
@Lynn Depends on context. I'm sure you've heard six figure salary or that a jury awarded damages reaching well into nine figures. But yeah, agree that we'd never talk about a two figure number here in the US.
Jan
14
answered Looking for a formal equivalent phrase for the adverb “personally”
Dec
1
comment Reflexive love: where does “love me some …” come from?
@FumbleFingers I don't think this is a dupe of the linked question at all. This Q relates to a particular construction whereas the linked Q is about something else entirely. They do both deal with personal pronouns, but they're not the same question.