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revised What should I call the part of car that influences the orientation of the wheels by moving left/right?
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comment What should I call the part of car that influences the orientation of the wheels by moving left/right?
That's what it looks like to me too (now that I can see the picture). I'll update the answer.
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answered What should I call the part of car that influences the orientation of the wheels by moving left/right?
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comment Term for a person with absolutely zero knowledge of a topic
That's what it means all right.
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comment Term for a person with absolutely zero knowledge of a topic
I'm not a fan of unnecessarily using terms with sexual connotations.
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comment Single Word Request for an adjective to replace my use of the word “gay” to describe
I have heard people defend the use of "gay" in this context, with passion, insisting it is a completely different meaning of the word than its meaning as "homosexual". If you don't accept their argument (clearly the OQ doesn't), why would you turn around and accept essentially the same argument for "lame"?
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comment Single Word Request for an adjective to replace my use of the word “gay” to describe
+1ing this, but it may be a Briticism. I can't say for sure I've ever heard a US person say it in conversation.
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comment Single Word Request for an adjective to replace my use of the word “gay” to describe
As a historical note, when I was in high school (way back in the early 80's) "lame" was used in the same context that "gay" took over in the mid to late 80's. I refused to switch because the new term seemed to me openly hostile to actual gay people for no good reason. However, the old one ("lame") wasn't exactly friendly to the handicapped either, so I wouldn't suggest it as an alternative.
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comment Is written “Canadian English” closer to “American English” or “British English”?
I assume you mean changing to the more BE "shedule"
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comment Is written “Canadian English” closer to “American English” or “British English”?
I'm no expert, but from my perspective as an American it seems about right. Note that Most of Canada's population is within reception range of US broadcast media, so converging vocabulary seems like a logical outcome. They do of course have a lot of their own unique Canadian words too.
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comment When someone accuses you of wrong doing after you had accused them of something what do you call that or them?
Note that most people don't realize this is supposed to be its meaning, and just use it to mean "saying nasty things about someone". In most cases I advise people to go with the popular meaning, but in this case I think the literal meaning is so perfect, and the popular meaning close enough, that this is certainly the proper word to use here.
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revised What English construction matches the Boolean condition of nand?
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answered What English construction matches the Boolean condition of nand?
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comment What does “the greatest translation in any language” mean?
Johnson was so prolific, I'd almost be willing to believe it of him.
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comment Is calling someone a “Poopy Head” offensive?
Yes. It is essentially a way to say, "I don't agree with you, but I'm being ineffective and childish about it, rather than analytical." Arguably more insulting to the utterer than to the target.
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comment An English equivalent of Arabic idiom ‘Show us the breadth of your shoulders’
Unhappily Ever After is "known" by whom? :-) That show was canceled more than 15 years ago. I used to watch it, and even I had forgotten it and had to read your Wikipedia link. (And you are talking a guy who remembers Manimal and Hello Larry). I still don't remember that being the theme song, but I'll take Wikipedia's word for it.
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reviewed Reject Is “pretty ugly” an oxymoron?