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Dec
20
comment Alternatives to the expression “poor man's <noun>”
Most of the substitutes I know of are more vulgar, not less. "Poor man's" has always been kind of a polite euphemism.
Dec
17
answered What is the opposite of “preaching to the choir”?
Dec
12
revised A poetic/literary term for “Ice Age”?
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Dec
12
answered A poetic/literary term for “Ice Age”?
Dec
2
comment What is the English synonym for the German word “Sparmeister”?
I also know of some that double as ethnic slurs, against no less than three different ethnicities that I can think of off the top of my head. Those aren't terms I'm looking to promote, but one should realize they are (sadly) in the language.
Nov
19
comment Catholic with a small c
"The creed" is the Apostle's Creed (see my answer).
Nov
18
answered Catholic with a small c
Nov
13
answered What's a modern equivalent of “fie on thee”?
Nov
13
comment What's a modern equivalent of “fie on thee”?
Would you accept a gesture as an answer? :-)
Nov
13
comment When would you say “I seen it.”
Can verify that I've heard this from both dialects (making this a slightly better answer than @CarSmack's I'm afraid).
Nov
11
comment Is there a rule about double negations that aren't meant as double negations (e.g. “We don't need no education”)?
Upvoted this, since this question got duped here, and it was a question about AAVE. We should point out that Rap, Blues, and much Rock&Roll music typically have their lyrics written in AAVE, so this comes up a lot in popular culture.
Nov
5
revised “become a President” or “become President”
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Nov
5
revised “become a President” or “become President”
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Nov
5
answered “become a President” or “become President”
Nov
5
comment what is the slang word for rich but uneducated people? especially those who live in rural areas and who like to show off?
On thing about rich folk here: There tends to be a cultural divide between those who have inherited their wealth vs. those who came into it personally. Among the former, which are the people your answer addresses, maintenance of the existing wealth is a big deal for themselves and future generations. Thus wasting it by "showing off" is seriously looked down upon.
Nov
4
comment Geographical Usage of “Mate”
I've lived all over the USA, and the only person I've ever heard use that term in person recently moved here from England.
Oct
31
comment Are vowels most often pronounced long or short?
By "the alphabet song", you are referring to the one from Sesame Street? That would imply the USA TV accent (or American Midlands as a stand-in). Its probably possible to get an answer for that, but you have to accept that it might be wrong for most British English speakers. As a French person, BE might be more relevant to you.
Oct
31
comment Are vowels most often pronounced long or short?
In which dialect? You can't sensibly talk about pronunciation in English without specifying a dialect.
Oct
31
comment The meaning of the expression 'Hippie stoner'
I'm pretty sure both words are in just about any dictionary.
Oct
30
comment Stress shift amongst speakers from India
Are you sure most people pronounce it the way you are used to? Just because the people around you do it differently doesn't mean that's "normal".