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Other languages' terms for transgender?

What are some terms for transgender in other languages, especially Spanish? What words do they use to identify themselves? [more inside]
posted by the bird at the bottom of the tree on Nov 13, 2015 - 11 answers

Help me name this collective of cinematographers

Can you help me come up with a name for a group of very talented cinematographers based in New York? Naturally the first place I went to was the dictionary (word by word), jotting down everything that had to do with the craft. The technical terms are not interesting to them because they prefer a nice name that focuses on the artistic/storytelling aspect of it. Help? [more inside]
posted by cyrusw8 on Dec 17, 2014 - 18 answers

Need some name ideas of African origin

I need some African name suggestions. [more inside]
posted by fogonlittlecatfeet on May 30, 2010 - 17 answers

Using my words isn't enough, I need to use yours too!

Help me name and describe these creatures in a story I'm writing! [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Apr 13, 2010 - 31 answers

How to pronounce "Mary Jacobus"?

What is the correct way to pronounce the name of the feminist/psychoanalytic critic Mary Jacobus? Which syllable is stressed?
posted by redfoxtail on Feb 3, 2008 - 9 answers

Feudalism, Capitalism,...X-ism

Help me coin a new word for… [more inside]
posted by MarshallPoe on May 1, 2007 - 28 answers

Words for where you're from

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 - 76 answers

Is there a term fo when people go by a single name?

Is there a term for when people go by a single name like Madonna or Cher? [more inside]
posted by Cochise on Jul 12, 2006 - 22 answers

foo bar baz; alice bob mallory; aphla ateb

foo bar baz [1, 2]; alice bob mallory [3]; aphla ateb [4] [more inside]
posted by andrew cooke on Apr 15, 2006 - 13 answers

Why is it beef, not cow?

Why do we use euphemistic names for some kinds of meat? [more inside]
posted by 5MeoCMP on Dec 4, 2005 - 52 answers

How many of you know what the word 'empyrean' means?

Offhand (that is, without google or dictionary), how many of you know what the word 'empyrean' means? Explanation follows... [more inside]
posted by precocious on Mar 28, 2004 - 22 answers

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