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Topic: super creative task
Posted: Saturday, February 16, 2019 8:04:27 PM
brackets
Brackets ( [ ] ), sometimes known as square brackets, are similar to parentheses in that they are used to contain information that does not impact the overall grammatical structure of the sentence. However, rather than indicating information that is supplemental or incidental, brackets are usually used within quoted speech to indicate that a writer has added material to the quotation to provide clarifying or explanatory information.
Topic: Beauty ought to look a little surprised: it is the emotion that best suits her face. The beauty who does not look surprised,...
Posted: Friday, February 1, 2019 12:06:04 PM
Adyl Mouhei wrote:
Beauty is only skin deep. If we can go further; that is beyond what is perceptible, then we can take our understanding of beauty to a superior level.
Applause If someone truely loves you they’ll see your beauty inside of you.
Topic: What the general name for these kind of seeds?
Posted: Monday, January 28, 2019 3:38:54 PM
Idiom: off/out of (one's) gourd (Slang): Very foolish; crazy. Are you all out of your gourd?

Are you out of your mind? If you look for "gourd pictures" you'll find out what I mean: there are plenty of varieties, most of them unedible. We actually use them a lot around here to make a cuia, cabaça or calabaza: and drink "mate", "tererê" or "chimarrão" on them, all variants of an infusion of Ilex paraguariensis. That's the gaucho's way from Argentina, Uruguai, Paraguai and south of Brazil.
Topic: endorse
Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2019 3:23:23 PM
Atatürk wrote:
We estimated that it was about one fifth, and this was endorsed by looking at large-scale usage maps in the town land survey office- 24% to be precise.

Is the "endorse" really apt in the given sentence?


Cambridge Dictionary says it means "to make a public statement of your approval or support for something or someone".

I don't see any "public statement" as such in the given sentence! Did the act of looking at the large scale maps declare that publicly? Just weird!
Other dictionaries, including TFDF explain:
to back, indorse, plump for, plunk for, support
approve, O.K., okay, sanction
So. I would endorse that! Or aprove! Or support! Whatever! KInd regards!
Topic: climb up
Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2019 3:14:00 PM
None, just the last lost its meaning
Topic: Why do people use profanity?
Posted: Monday, January 14, 2019 7:19:34 PM
Drag0nspeaker wrote:
My mother had a stroke (many years ago) and lost the power of speech.

She kept trying and trying (even from the first moments of coming around after the stroke itself).
A few weeks later, she was given an injection, and said her first word - "Bugger!"

Indeed, the very first shocking words from childhood are the first to come back after an extense brain injury. Even though inappropriate sometimes, or used in a wrong context. I went through the suggested article and was impressed with this quote:
"The traits of narcissism, psychopathy, and Machiavellianism are collectively known as the “dark triad” of personality, and are associated with greater dishonesty" (and cursing as a whole, I learnt).
Topic: kowtow
Posted: Monday, January 14, 2019 6:42:19 PM
Do chinês ketou, ao pé da letra “bater a cabeça”, faz referência ao antigo costume chinês de ajoelhar-se diante de alguém e tocar o chão com a testa para mostrar respeito, reverência e submissão.

From Chinese ketou, literally "hit the head", it refers to the ancient Chinese tradition of kneeling before someone and touch the ground with the forehead as a sign of respect. And I was thinking about cows!
Topic: tongue-in-cheek
Posted: Friday, January 11, 2019 7:45:44 AM
That calls for a meme, but I was unable to insert images. Can someone please teach me how to do it?
Topic: Mogul in India
Posted: Thursday, January 3, 2019 3:08:51 PM
I was doing a research about mogul, mughal, initially as a ski fan, and I ended up in ancient India and mongolian governors. Then I learnt that nabob or nawab has the same origin, so I wondered if calling someone a "mogul" in India is pejorative or a compliment? I wish somebody could "complement" it, always stuck with these pronunciations!
Topic: Interesting (and dangerous) idioms
Posted: Thursday, January 3, 2019 2:47:40 PM
As I said, quite a good way to start a new year! Very enlightening comments and I was particularly comforted to see native people also struggling with some words. Thank you all you guys that take some time to share your expertise in here. In fact, English words are so slippery that I'm always afraid making shit.

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