4 posts tagged with language by Robot Johnny.
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Pretty little language question.

What words, in addition to little and pretty, can have double meanings to describe both qualitative and quantitative properties? For example, "little" can refer to the size of an object (my little pony), or to the amount of something (ye of little faith). Likewise, "pretty" can describe how attractive something looks (pretty in pink), but also modify the degree to which something is (these examples are pretty dumb).
posted by Robot Johnny on Sep 26, 2009 - 24 answers

Big Willie Style's all in it

Contemporary pop culture term equivalent, in both meaning and ridiculousness, to "getting jiggy wit it"? [more inside]
posted by Robot Johnny on Aug 13, 2007 - 18 answers

If a riddler riddles...

Help me solve a riddle! A baker bakes, a painter paints, a teacher teaches... [more inside]
posted by Robot Johnny on Sep 8, 2005 - 94 answers

Homina homina homina!!

What are the origins of "homina homina homina!!" as an expression to denote, er, lustful desires?
posted by Robot Johnny on Aug 4, 2005 - 27 answers

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