What are some non-religious words or phrases for expressing good wishes/thoughts for the future, besides "hopefully?" [more inside]
posted by raztaj
on Sep 13, 2012 -
Where did the phrase "Coffee, tea or me? -- Coffee please" came from?
posted by ivanka
on Aug 5, 2012 -
I'd like to know who or whom first coined the term "red, white and blue" and if there was a purposeful differentiation from "blue, red and white" or any other combination thereof other than linguistic value. [more inside]
posted by jsavimbi
on May 25, 2011 -
Calling non-English speakers: what are the equivalent phrases in other languages for "catching someone's eye" or "making eye contact"? [more inside]
posted by snarfois
on Aug 27, 2010 -
I need a lot of funny old-fashioned British expressions to throw into conversations with my British friend. [more inside]
posted by howgenerica
on Jun 25, 2010 -
What are your favorite non-english words or expressions that do not have a close English equivalent? I am looking for different ways to look at the world.....from around the world.
posted by jasondigitized
on Apr 1, 2010 -
I'm looking for the source of something my Dad - born in 1924 in North Carolina and in the Army stationed in France in WWII - says. Usually around meal times, when someone asks what we're having for dinner he'll recite "Ham, ram, lamb, beef, bull, buzzard or buffalo?
" (Unfortunately he doesn't remember where he got this from.)
Anybody ever heard this expression before?
posted by Theresa
on Mar 3, 2010 -
Performers, presenters, actors, dancers, models, all related: How do you get over awkward facial expressions and not look stupid? [more inside]
posted by divabat
on Sep 4, 2009 -
I've just discovered the world of microexpression. I'd like to learn more, what books, research papers, blogs (and anything else) should I be looking at?
posted by nam3d
on May 3, 2009 -
What are some eloquent ways to proclaim that someone is crazy? This is for good tidings for some good friends getting married. [more inside]
posted by captainsohler
on Apr 2, 2009 -
What would a good Indian expression of suprise be? Specifically a pleasant suprise, such as the realisation that one is going to make a large amount of money, possibly from someone who is none too reputable. The Hindi (or other language) version and a literal translation would be most useful.
posted by Artw
on Dec 27, 2008 -
What is your favorite and most colorful expression or phrase? Speaking about two idiots that we work with, my coworker said that they looked like 'Two monkey's f*cking a football
', which led me to say 'They couldn't organize a piss-up in a brewery
', and as a final touch, which made me laugh, my coworker states 'They're about as handy as a bear cub with a toothpick
'. I would love to write a book or create a website with colorful phrases from around the world. What are some of your favorite idioms that you use or have overhead in the boardroom, bar, or barnyard?
posted by jasondigitized
on Oct 31, 2006 -
Regex Madness...filter. How do I pull the text out of an html document without looking at the tag attributes? [more inside]
posted by ph00dz
on Mar 26, 2006 -
Anyone know of any good tutorials on expressions in Adobe After Effects?
posted by brundlefly
on Jan 8, 2006 -
It seems that when we Westerners call an event a "kabuki dance," we mean that the event is elaborate but ultimately without substance. Examples: 1
. When did this usage arise, and is this unfair to the kabuki art form?
posted by profwhat
on Sep 15, 2005 -
Language/idioms/etc: I'm wondering about the source of the expression "give it the old college try". Google offers tons of examples, but nothing concrete.
posted by cmyr
on Jan 29, 2005 -