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SEO for a product known by different names in different English-speaking countries?

SEO for a product known by different names in different English-speaking countries? [more inside]
posted by AmbroseChapel on Apr 23, 2009 - 3 answers

When is a cover song not a cover song?

Is it still, technically, a cover song when the original songwriter records a track that they wrote for someone else? [more inside]
posted by SansPoint on Apr 4, 2009 - 17 answers

What do the tines end at?

What is the middle part of the fork called, that part where the tines end before the handle starts? Does it have a name? [more inside]
posted by Margalo Epps on Feb 17, 2009 - 11 answers

Which one is the hip pocket?

Is the "hip pocket" the front pocket or the back pocket? [more inside]
posted by exceptinsects on Feb 15, 2009 - 53 answers

Better synonyms needed

Vocabularyfilter: I am looking for some near-synonyms for "binary" and "analog" but without the techie sheen those both have. [more inside]
posted by ricochet biscuit on Jan 8, 2009 - 23 answers

What's Pre-Roll?

What Does Pre-Roll Mean? [more inside]
posted by Ironmouth on Oct 1, 2008 - 15 answers

Archie Bunker lived in an Archie Bunker

Did the term "Archie Bunkers" for the detached houses in Queens, NY come from "All in the Family," or did Norman Lear name the character after the term?
posted by SansPoint on Aug 22, 2008 - 5 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

Name for the scene at the end of a movie--post credits

Is there a name for the small scene that comes at the end of a film--after the credits? [more inside]
posted by ColdChef on May 6, 2008 - 17 answers

Songs with overlapping verses?

What is the musical term for songs that feature overlapping or simultaneous verses? The only two examples that I can think of to illustrate what I'm talking about are "All for the Best" from Godspell and Irving Berlin's "You're in Love." Anyone ever come across a list of songs of this type, specifically songs from the world of musical theater?
posted by trivirgata on Feb 28, 2008 - 39 answers

Terminology Management software solutions

Software for keeping lists of terms and definitions organized? Help me tame the glossary monster. [more inside]
posted by gemmy on Dec 20, 2007 - 4 answers

What's The Word? And it ain't Thunderbird!

Lit-crit/what the hell is the word I'm looking for? [more inside]
posted by jonmc on Dec 2, 2007 - 23 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

Ask a Librarian

I'm trying to research the origin of the term "touchpoint" as it's used in this 2003 McKinsey quote: "Brands are delivered at touchpoints, which for a hotel include reservations, check-in and checkout, frequent-stay programs, room service, business services, exercise facilities, laundry service, restaurants, and bars." Today this term is widely used in the industry to describe the ways in which a customer comes into contact with a business, but I can't pin down exactly who coined it or how early it came to be used in this way... [more inside]
posted by Jeff Howard on Oct 29, 2007 - 4 answers

How do you say hotlink in Hindi or service provider in Swedish?

How does one say hotlink, download/save, and hosting provider in French, German, Japanese, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, and Hindi? [more inside]
posted by Mr. Gunn on Jun 4, 2007 - 16 answers

What's the word for data transfer by carrying a drive?

What's the comedic/facetious word/phrase for extremely high bandwidth as a result of just plain carrying a disk drive? I remember reading an article somewhere that referred to the high-latency, super-high-bandwidth transfer speeds obtained by just picking up a hard drive and taking it somewhere. I was thinking it was HAN (Human Area Network), but that apparently has a different meaning. I've seen the term in more than one place, so I know it wasn't just a one-off in that article, but try as I might (and google as I might) I can't remember the term.
posted by Bugbread on May 1, 2007 - 19 answers

You don't know what you've got til you realize you never had it.

I often hear people describing "lost revenue" when they mean "revenue that we expected to earn, but didn't." To me, this is an important distinction: if you never had something, you can't lose it. Is there an alternate term to describe what I'm talking about? "Missed revenue," perhaps?
posted by bingo on Jan 2, 2007 - 25 answers

What's the deal with the popularity of Moonbat?

Explain to me the popularity of "moonbat." [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie on May 24, 2006 - 20 answers

Obscure Chess Terminology

I'm trying to recall a phrase, probably french in origin, that refers to the character of a specific period in a chess game when both sides have developed their pieces, but are loathe to attack. [more inside]
posted by Manjusri on Apr 2, 2006 - 9 answers

Two children with close ties

Two sisters give birth. The two children have the same father. [more inside]
posted by amusem on Jan 12, 2006 - 20 answers

Is there a term for overestimating the importance of something you happen to be good at?

Is there a term for overestimating the importance of something you happen to be good at? [more inside]
posted by jjg on Jan 5, 2006 - 18 answers

Does this decade have a name?

It's been six years. Do you have, or does anyone you know use a term, in conversation, comparable to 'the nineties' or 'the eighties' for this decade?
posted by airguitar on Jan 2, 2006 - 71 answers

Ski school

Can someone break down skiing terminology in a way that isn't completely confusing? [more inside]
posted by Big Fat Tycoon on Dec 29, 2005 - 6 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

Why is it that Internet Explorer is referred to as 'Mozilla/4.0'? And why is it that Safari, Opera et al. are referred to as 'Mozilla/5.0'?

Why is it that Internet Explorer is referred to as 'Mozilla/4.0'? And why is it that Safari, Opera et al. are referred to as 'Mozilla/5.0'?
posted by tenseone on Nov 27, 2004 - 11 answers

How should I refer to my mom's boyfriend?

In conversation, how should I refer to my mom's boyfriend? (MI) [more inside]
posted by fricative on Nov 25, 2004 - 28 answers

Female Metrosexuals

What is the term for a "female metrosexual"? Ladette?
posted by magullo on Nov 10, 2004 - 23 answers

Multiple Pronunciations

Is there a term to describe instances where a word has a single spelling, but multiple pronunciations based upon the definition needed? Some examples: wound, bass, read, etc. [more inside]
posted by mcsweetie on Oct 17, 2004 - 6 answers

Simple Site Design

Help needed for a complete programming novice. I'm trying to design a simple web page to help out a colleague.. (more inside) [more inside]
posted by ascullion on Oct 2, 2004 - 5 answers

Do you "read" an audio book?

I'm new to audio books. After I've listened to a book, can I say that I've "read" the book? What's the common parlance? Or must I draw a distinction between the books I've read and those I've heard? Why or why not? (And what about Braille? Are blind people said to have "read" books?)
posted by jdroth on Sep 8, 2004 - 10 answers


Is there a single-word noun that means "things that relate to blogs/are in the manner of blogs?" If not, any ideas for a made-up one?
posted by Nikolai on Jun 15, 2004 - 28 answers

What is a compass rose, alex?

You know that graphic element used on maps to show North, South, East and West - doe that have a name? (I can't think of it for the life of me...
posted by lilboo on May 13, 2004 - 11 answers

Online glossary of radio news broadcast terminology?

Anyone know of a good online glossary of radio news broadcast terminology...differentiating between expressions like "voice," a "cut," etc.? I'm a little rusty and need a refresher.
posted by inksyndicate on May 7, 2004 - 1 answer

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