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Jun
27
answered Are emails, videos, and audios, etc, considered telegrams?
Jun
25
comment What would you call the object of an activity one does for fun?
@Carpe Divertimento is a sort of equivalent, but it refers specifically to a musical interlude. If you want a neologism, I suppose you could use "divertisse" or "diverti," which preserve the root and are easier to say.
Jun
24
comment “Sites like Facebook do/does use …”
Although really, you'd probably drop "do" altogether and say "Sites like Facebook use..." You'd still use the plural here, to agree with the plural subject.
Jun
24
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
24
comment What is the origin of “daemon” with regards to computing?
Very interesting question, MrHen.
Jun
24
answered What is the origin of “daemon” with regards to computing?
Jun
24
comment A far away place
Really? I had no idea either.
Jun
24
answered What would you call the object of an activity one does for fun?
Jun
24
comment What would you call the object of an activity one does for fun?
I like "lark" personally.
Jun
24
comment Where did 'love someone to the bones' come from?
@Felipe I think so. It's the only one I found with that phrase. It's not nearly so nice in that context.
Jun
24
comment Where did 'love someone to the bones' come from?
I think this gives a very good sense of the various meanings of "to the bone."
Jun
24
answered Where did 'love someone to the bones' come from?
Jun
24
comment Where did 'love someone to the bones' come from?
I like this phrase; I've never heard it before. Where did you hear it?
Jun
24
answered “I'm only grandfathering you in because of Serena.”
Jun
24
accepted Where does “on one's last legs” come from?
Jun
24
comment Where does “on one's last legs” come from?
@JoseK @Robusto Ah, that makes sense. Then if one of you makes that your answer, I shall accept it.
Jun
24
answered A far away place
Jun
24
comment Where does “on one's last legs” come from?
But what sort of beast has interchangeable legs then? Why "last legs"?
Jun
24
asked Where does “on one's last legs” come from?
Jun
23
answered What is a synonym for “girlfriend”?