Looking for words or short phrases that represent the idea that it was "Nice Meeting You" or "we will see each other again" or maybe "let's hang out again sometime soon." The best I've got so far is "Ciao," which may be perfect - it means hello and goodbye, and it's kind of informal. [more inside]
posted by jander03
on Jun 20, 2014 -
I am female. I have a unisex name. My male partners have always had unmistakably male names. Why, then, have new acquaintances continually called my male partners by my name?! [more inside]
posted by thrasher
on May 18, 2012 -
I'm an Englishman married to a Lithuanian - so we have 2 different, though similar, alphabets between us - how can we orthographically regularise our surnames? Alternative spellings? Double-barrelled names? [more inside]
posted by KMH
on Mar 4, 2011 -
Language/Hebrew Baby Name Help -- What would be a good Hebrew name for a girl to honor a deceased relative named Irene? [more inside]
posted by Mid
on Mar 10, 2010 -
I am looking for translations for the words "twin" and "sister". I have used babelfish and other sites but really want the pronunciation not just foreign writings I can't decipher. Also, translations in other languages not listed such as different Native American tribal translations. Help?!
posted by madmamasmith
on Oct 14, 2009 -
How do you pronounce composer Charles Wuorinen's name? Which syllable is accented?
posted by mediareport
on Jul 16, 2009 -
Unusual name filter: My first name is Irish and hard to spell and understand for most people. I have never had a nickname except for a juvenile one and various people making up a pronunciation of my name. But now I'm grown up and I constantly have to spell my name to people on the phone. [more inside]
posted by sio42
on Nov 14, 2008 -
A few years back, an older Israeli man told me that my daughter's name, Kameya, meant "good luck charm" in ancient Hebrew. Was he just pulling my leg? [more inside]
posted by Gucky
on Jun 19, 2008 -
LanguageFilter: Why does everyone spell Michael wrong (ie. put the e and the a the wrong way round)? [more inside]
posted by ranglin
on May 21, 2007 -
How do you pronounce the last name Vafai? I think that it is Iranian.
posted by ND¢
on Feb 12, 2007 -
LanguageFilter: Cypriot. Cairene. Dubliner. These are beautiful, and I'd like more. Name some favourite or exotic words denoting city of origin or residence. And what is the word for this type of word? [more inside]
posted by poweredbybeard
on Aug 8, 2006 -
I am trying to find articles online which delve into the origins of naming human offspring and whether or not other species have audible monickers as well. [more inside]
posted by The Great Big Mulp
on May 21, 2005 -
Grammar/StyleFilter: What is the accepted adjective form to describe something written in the style of Hemingway? Hemingway-esque
? Something else altogether? With a hyphen or without? And moving from the specific to the general, is there a hard and fast rule for when we use one of these particular endings (-ian, -ean, -esque, etc.
) to turn a proper noun into an adjective, or is the style dictated simply by what seems to sound right?
posted by .kobayashi.
on Jul 17, 2004 -