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Jan
30
comment White-orange or orange-white? Which color comes first?
@Jaydles is "green-orange" really a modifier? It's just two of the same class of thing together, like "square-triangle" or "three-one". So any order is domain (engineers, electricians, plumbers..) specific not language specific. Fex, the answer for network cables, the color of the insulation itself goes first, followed by the "painted on" color would be identical in French, German, Mandarin, etc.
Jan
29
comment White-orange or orange-white? Which color comes first?
@jaydles OK, but what does that have to do with the English language? It's completely off topic.
Jan
28
comment White-orange or orange-white? Which color comes first?
@Jaydles I don't agree, the 'domain' is relevant to the discipline where the wire is used, not the English language. That is, "electricians usually.." or "when sysadmins.."
Nov
26
comment Words for sounds made during intimacy
you'll need to be much more specific, because with this little information there's nothing to do but guess or make a poll: blog.stackoverflow.com/2012/02/lets-play-the-guessing-game
Oct
28
comment What does “a mission to make the 1 percent 100 percent able to indulge in car elevators” mean?
Is there any reason you were unable to look up "car elevator" in Google? google.com/search?q=car+elevator the number 1 result is titled " Car Elevators Are The Latest In Luxury -- Just Ask Mitt Romney." Dated June 2012.
Oct
25
revised What are meant by “August pick, October pick, and January pick” in the Presidential running mate selection?
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Oct
21
comment What are meant by “August pick, October pick, and January pick” in the Presidential running mate selection?
@J.R. thank you for the excellent clarification; note that I used your explanation, verbatim, in my summary of the question at the start of my answer. The pin-up metaphor is particularly relevant because the Vice President has no real political power and thus correctly implies "chosen just for looks".
Oct
19
comment What are meant by “August pick, October pick, and January pick” in the Presidential running mate selection?
it can and should be, because regardless of the context, the English language construct "Mr {month}" means "selecting a person who drives public interest in whatever particular agenda they have in that month". I suppose it also helps that Vice Presidents don't contribute anything of significance politically, but that strengthens the pin-up connection in my mind -- they're just for looks.
Oct
19
revised What are meant by “August pick, October pick, and January pick” in the Presidential running mate selection?
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Oct
19
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Oct
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Oct
19
answered What are meant by “August pick, October pick, and January pick” in the Presidential running mate selection?
Oct
19
comment Framing a question whose answer is an ordinal number
@badp not quite up to a bajillion yet, I guess our theory that nobody reads the help text is proven.
Oct
18
comment What are meant by “August pick, October pick, and January pick” in the Presidential running mate selection?
I already knew that a greengrocer is someone who sells "green" grocery items like fruits and vegetables. But when you combine the word "terms" with it, what do you mean? Can you provide an example of "greengrocery terms"? I'd like to research and contribute an answer that is more about the patterns of English language and less about politics, but I'm not clear what is being asked for here.
Oct
17
comment What are meant by “August pick, October pick, and January pick” in the Presidential running mate selection?
When you say "I am totally ignorant of political affairs in the U.S." do you mean the referenced article lacked sufficient context, or that you are seeking answers which explain this part of the political process? If the latter, I don't believe that's an appropriate use of EL&U.
Oct
17
comment What are meant by “August pick, October pick, and January pick” in the Presidential running mate selection?
The last paragraph of this answer is excellent; this is the only answer that gets to the root of the English question at hand, kudos for that!
Oct
17
comment What are meant by “August pick, October pick, and January pick” in the Presidential running mate selection?
Can you explain what you mean by "greengrocery terms"? both google.com/search?q=greengrocery+terms and google.com/search?q=greengrocer+terms do not produce any useful results for me, and I've never read that phrase before anywhere in 41 years on the planet as an English speaker.
Sep
21
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Jul
30
comment Professional term for “useless: should be omitted”
did you attempt to look "useless" up in an online thesaurus before asking? What did you find there? Why did it not meet your needs?
May
19
revised “Lessen, poisoned gulls, ditcher wander hair annulled furry tell a boarder Slipping Booty?”
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