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Apr
29
comment Gender neutral version of housewife
It isn't exactly what you're looking for, but homesteader might apply in some situations. It implies a lot more than homemaker -- homesteaders are usually into sustainability and would like have things like a garden, chickens, and a woodstove, for instance and would be more likely to craft everyday items rather than buy them at a store.
Apr
29
comment Gender neutral version of housewife
I have a friend in the Navy who designated his wife CINCLANTHOME (Commander-in-Chief, US Atlantic Forces, Home).
Apr
28
comment Correct title for this paragraph?
Can you add more information about why you think #4 should be the correct choice? I don't think this question is on-topic.
Apr
25
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Apr
11
comment Why is salt being referred to as “sodium”?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is asking about a multilingual practice and not about English.
Apr
8
revised What do you call a place which is temporarily closed because it's a holiday?
completed cut off part
Mar
31
comment Proper word usage for borne and bears
I think you should not give advice on grammar when your orthography needs such serious work. This post is appalling. It doesn't answer the question. The fact that it is the accepted answer is completely nonsensical.
Mar
31
comment Word for a non-professional job done as a hobby
@Chenmunka OP asks for what the 'job' is called, not an activity. "Programming enthusiast" is a good suggestion for this request.
Mar
31
comment What's a polite term for a cartel?
I understand your point about defining why The Law is not a cartel. In order to make this an answer, you should provide an alternative.
Mar
25
comment Expletive or exclamation meaning “exactly” or “precisely”
"Fucking A right" fits better than just "fucking A" to my ear. "Fucking A" is an expression of dismay, at least in downeast Maine, where "fucking A right" is an expression of emphatic agreement similar to "damn straight" (as you mentioned -- which is sometimes "damn sniggety" around here).
Mar
21
comment To + verb, bare verb or verb + ing in noun phrases
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Mar
15
comment What do you call a seemingly stupid question that, to most people's amazement, can't be answered?
It seems like what you are really asking is "What do you call a question that, to my amazement, people have a different opinion about than I do?" Not everyone will agree with your logic or your opinions. When you put forth a question for the purpose of telling people they are wrong because they disagree with you, that's called trolling.
Mar
11
comment Politically correct substitutes for (fe)male and (wo)man
You'll fare better in asking the question if you ask it without mentioning your underlying assumptions about feminism. The question is interesting on its own merit. By inserting your assumptions about feminism, you come across as having a need to "mansplain" why feminists are silly for thinking such thoughts.
Mar
11
revised Politically correct substitutes for (fe)male and (wo)man
Removed speculation about feminist theories, clarified question
Mar
10
comment Is there a word for those random spots/patterns you see when you enter your home after playing outside on a sunny day?
This is a different phenomenon than the one described in this question: english.stackexchange.com/questions/130724/….
Mar
9
comment Word for original audience?
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Feb
24
comment Blanket term for things we often buy at grocery store that are not groceries, e.g., toilet paper, laundry detergent, window cleaner, saran wrap
This is exactly what we call it in Maine. Groceries and sundries.
Feb
16
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Feb
12
comment Why “no quarter” means “no mercy”?
Related: english.stackexchange.com/questions/34308/…
Feb
1
revised Which phrase is more preferable and correct: “value out of range” or “value is out of range”?
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