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accepted What's the opposite of “concatenate” in programming?
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awarded  Nice Question
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comment Would the adjectival form of “on the premises” be on-premise, on premise, or on-premises?
I remember the days when I went by that correct definition. I'm so enculturated now…
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awarded  Yearling
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comment Why does “puce” mean two different colors depending on where you live?
@tchrist, it's sounding more like that is the case. Should that go in as an answer? Or should I change the question? I'm still curious to know why green is where people mistakenly go.
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awarded  Nice Question
May
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comment Why does “puce” mean two different colors depending on where you live?
@hugo The atomic tangerine matches my fallible memory best. How could two articles on the Internet have conflicting information? LOL
May
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comment Definition of Thrilla with Vanilla
Are you sure they didn't mean "Thrilla in Manila" … the Ali vs. Frazier boxing match?
May
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comment Why does “puce” mean two different colors depending on where you live?
It seems I am mistaken about Crayola. It was a fluorescent yellow they called chartreuse. Not wrong, but not right. If enough people have the wrong definition, when does it become an alternate meaning?
May
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comment Why does “puce” mean two different colors depending on where you live?
I love the sawdonkey story. And it turns out somebody agreed with the definition: youtube.com/watch?v=hbwsFKCUZpA.
May
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comment Why does “puce” mean two different colors depending on where you live?
@tchrist, the crayola multi-pack labeled an orange crayon with "chartreuse" for years.
May
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comment Why does “puce” mean two different colors depending on where you live?
@Hugo, I've known for a long time that I was confused about my definition of puce. I assumed it was green, looked it up and found it was brown-purple, but found today people from England telling me they remember it as green. So, it's mostly just been confusing and I finally had to do some research.
May
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comment Why does “puce” mean two different colors depending on where you live?
@GEdgar, you would think, hence the question.
May
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comment Why does “puce” mean two different colors depending on where you live?
The discussion on Wikipedia verigies what you're saying under the section for "puce green": en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk%3APuce
May
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revised Why does “puce” mean two different colors depending on where you live?
clarifying question
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comment Why does “puce” mean two different colors depending on where you live?
The question is why is it thought of differently in different parts of the world? And more importantly, where did the "green" come from?
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asked Why does “puce” mean two different colors depending on where you live?
May
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revised Which has stronger sexual connotations, “corset” or “bustier”?
spelling (my bad)
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suggested suggested edit on Which has stronger sexual connotations, “corset” or “bustier”?