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Mar
13
comment Since when did kidnapping come to include adults too?
Updated the question.
Mar
13
comment Since when did kidnapping come to include adults too?
Updated the question.
Mar
12
comment Since when did kidnapping come to include adults too?
@FrustratedWithFormsDesigner all the sources including dictionary.com and etymonline.com gives kidnap originated from kid and nap (variation of nab)
Mar
12
comment Since when did kidnapping come to include adults too?
yeah, but then kidnap originated in 1680s.
Jul
20
comment Term for minimum or maximum
I do not follow golf, so I did not know that in golf the player with lowest point wins. But what I meant in my comment was that optimum cannot be used to denote both maximum and minimum at the same time, as the OP asked.
Jul
19
comment Term for minimum or maximum
I believe optimum means the best possible. Even in your example, I don't think it denotes the minimum value.
Jul
15
comment What Exactly is Meant by “X Puts Y to Shame?”
great minds... and such :)
Jul
12
comment What does the “that little bubble of accidental arrogance” meaning?
I think this is the blog you are referring to. thinkvitamin.com/design/why-is-chinese-web-design-so-bad
Jul
7
comment Where did the name “English” come from?
This would be an excellent topic for a blog post.
Jul
6
comment What's the opposite of “enlarge”?
But minimize implies, minimizing to the task bar, at least from a UI perspective.
Jul
6
comment Is there a difference between “innocent” and “not guilty”?
On a similar note, is it correct to say "I am innocent of the crime"?
Jul
2
comment 'Left on the gas' meaning
True, I too have never came across the phrase. The author is an experienced journalist and one of the last persons whom I expect to make a mistake or coin something like this when a more common alternative exists.
Jul
2
comment Expression “enter [somebody]”
I always thought Enter the Dragon was a movie about some guys journey into a dragon's stomach.
Jun
30
comment Is using passive voice “bad form”?
But then, why does MS-Word complain about it? Shouldn't there be some grammar rules on which it is based on? Edited the question too
Jun
30
comment What is “petrololine”?
Petroline = Petrol + Gasoline?
Jun
23
comment An “unhappy smile”
@Joe, there are a lot of results from 1990 onwards too.
Jun
23
comment An “unhappy smile”
@Joe, what about the 1000's of examples we get when we google this?
Jun
22
comment An “unhappy smile”
@Joe It need not be a forced smile, in cases where you are smiling because you genuinely want to but you are also sad. For example, a write may say that a mother who has lost a child recently had an unhappy smile when she saw some children play in the park.
Jun
22
comment An “unhappy smile”
@Joe So all the results in this link are about plastic surgeons and dentists? google.com/…, I doubt it.
Jun
22
comment Whence the phrase, “in short order”?
I would have deleted my answer, but SO is not allowing me. I feel this is the better answer.