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This tag is for questions related to definitions and nuances of meaning of a word or phrase.

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"South" here means less than, a meaning derived from the fact that south is down on most maps, and that smaller numbers are often conceptualized as physically "lower" than larger ones. Therefore, to …
answered Jun 25 '12 by alcas
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Usually, when the phrase small-town charm is used, there is an implication that the charm comes from the relaxed, genuine or unpretentious characteristic of small towns, as well as the fact that small …
answered Sep 21 '12 by alcas
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concord, a linguistic property in which adding a second negative to a sentence serves as an intensifier (rather than cancelling the first negative and turning the meaning positive, as occurs in standard …
answered Dec 29 '11 by alcas
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meaning of that word’s roots, I feel as though one ᴏᴜɢʜᴛ to be able to use heterosexual to mean someone “attracted to the opposite sex” without implications about lack of attraction to the same sex. The … . The Question Is this idea backed up by usage? Do some people, sources, and so on make this distinction in meaning? Or does English not have an easy way to express what I’m talking about here? …
asked Jul 15 '12 by alcas