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What are the current non-offensive terms for these activities?

My kids have asked me how to say a few things in English, but I realize the only terms I know were the racist terms used back when I was a kid. What are the current, non-offensive terms for these activities? [more inside]
posted by Bugbread on Oct 29, 2014 - 43 answers

What does the word "abstract" mean?

What does the word "abstract" mean? [more inside]
posted by internet_explorer on Jan 16, 2012 - 11 answers

What do you call everything but the serif?

Is there a (preferably single-word) term that picks out every part of a character except the serif? [more inside]
posted by miniape on Jul 20, 2008 - 9 answers

when should I say 'african american' and when 'black' ?

when should I say 'african american' and when 'black' ? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Nov 16, 2007 - 71 answers

How to describe the nature of being trendy?

Is there a single word to describe a fascination with things that are new for the sake of being new? [more inside]
posted by Wild_Eep on Nov 6, 2005 - 27 answers

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