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Correct term for current cultures using stone tools

MeFi... help us please! My boyfriend and I cannot figure out the correct term to describe a group of current people whose technology consists of stone tools and not much more. More information in the extended explanation below. [more inside]
posted by Rage-chel on Aug 27, 2016 - 19 answers

What is the original version of a cloned organism called?

If I clone my cat, I would have two cats: CatCreatedTheUsualWay and CatCreatedThroughCloning. Is there a term for the original version? [more inside]
posted by SuperSquirrel on Feb 21, 2016 - 20 answers

I want to buy the car I've been leasing...

... but don't have a ton of experience arm-wrestling dealers. Know any negotiating tactics? Tricks to watch out for? [more inside]
posted by ducky l'orange on Jan 16, 2016 - 7 answers

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

Sociological Term for a Narrow Sense of Self?

I need to know the sociological or psychological terminology for someone who has a very narrow sense of self concept. For example, someone who puts all their focus into one specific thing and suffers through the rest of their life to engage in clubbing or fishing or movies . . . etc. [more inside]
posted by R.F.Simpson on Nov 1, 2015 - 10 answers

Three questions about Australian English

Toward a better definition of "bogan;" gender differences in everday speech; an American tourist speaking without giving offense? [more inside]
posted by BadgerDoctor on Jun 21, 2015 - 33 answers

How do I negotiate my lease terms?

I've found a sufficient space to rent so I don't end up with a two hour commute each day. However, the terms of the lease are kinda iffy when it comes to vacating the lease early... Help me out? [more inside]
posted by Driven on Jul 14, 2014 - 21 answers

Use 'terms' on hardware?

Are terms and conditions, disclosed after sale, legitimate? What if the associated item is a gift? [more inside]
posted by Goofyy on Dec 30, 2013 - 24 answers

Help me craft a Google ngrams query

I wan to make a Google ngram showing the history of the term "spoiler" as it is used in popular culture to mean the reveal ahead of time of an important piece of plot information. Problem is, "spoiler" has at least two other meanings and I don't know how, or even if, I can craft a query to separate out those other meanings. [more inside]
posted by gauche on Oct 7, 2013 - 10 answers

A Gentle Man, Not a Girly Man

I'm a bisexual man looking to date bisexual and gay men. In the "what I'm looking for" section of my dating profile, I'm trying to describe the sort of man I'm attracted to, and I need some help. [more inside]
posted by user c on Aug 15, 2013 - 23 answers

Need to define this Victorian cause of death: "phithisis eutenca"!

I am entering causes of death into a database. On one of the death certificates from 1901 it lists "phithisis eutenca". Any ideas on what this could be? Google was no good to me. ???
posted by Tchad on Aug 6, 2013 - 6 answers

How do I get a selected attribute term description to show on the page?

I am working in Wordpress with the Whitelight theme. I'm pretty new but know enough to be dangerous :) I have set up my attribute terms and added it to the variable product's page. Since they are scents, I would like to have the description (that I wrote when creating the term) appear on the product page. How this possible? Thanks! Happy Day!
posted by Snackpants on May 8, 2013 - 5 answers

How Far Can Terms of Service Go for Restricting Data Access?

Law portals & content portals use their Terms of Service to restrict access to data beyond what they can restrict by means of copyright. What are the limits to this practice, and the history of enforcement? [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Jan 11, 2013 - 10 answers

What legal recourse is there for a seller who backs out of a completed auction?

What legal recourse is there for a seller who backs out of a completed auction on Flippa.com? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 19, 2012 - 4 answers

Please help me find a boilerplate terms and conditions statement for my new retail website

Please help me find a boilerplate terms and conditions statement for my new retail website. I am begining a retail web venture and need some terms and conditions verbage. Boilerplate will do. Can someone point the way today?
posted by citybuddha on Sep 26, 2012 - 2 answers

hopefully there will be some good answers!

What are some non-religious words or phrases for expressing good wishes/thoughts for the future, besides "hopefully?" [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Sep 13, 2012 - 24 answers

Can you use a co-op to fight a monopoly

If a bookstore were a co-op, would the exemption provided to co-ops in the Robinson-Patman act allow publishers to offer different sale terms for them than they would to say, Amazon or Barnes and Noble? [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan on May 28, 2012 - 7 answers

What does "yah soosah" and "yah habibti" mean in Arabic?

My dear Egyptian friend calls me "Yah Soosah" and "Yah Habibti." What does this mean? I'm pretty sure these are terms of endearment, but what do they mean? She said "yah soosah" is an old Egyptian word. Help me figure out the meaning of my new pet names. Thank you!!! : )
posted by thatgirl1985 on Mar 26, 2012 - 13 answers

"I love you, bro."

He gets to call me "sis," but "bro" is taken by bros. What affectionate term can I call my brother? [more inside]
posted by Pwoink on Nov 29, 2011 - 70 answers

Contractual legal maxim on silence. Give me the details.

I'm looking for a Latin legal maxim which says something like 'if a contract is silent on a point, it should be assumed that it is silent on purpose, and you should not read terms into the contract'. It is not "sub silentio", and in fact is almost the opposite of it. Can you refresh my memory?
posted by evadery on Oct 18, 2010 - 8 answers

Google docs has denied us access to a document, saying "it is in violation of our Terms of Service." We need that document! What can we do?

Google docs has denied us access to a document, saying "it is in violation of our Terms of Service." We need that document! What can we do? [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit on Aug 30, 2010 - 23 answers

What are these types of jobs called?

I am looking for a job on indeed.com. I know the types of skills I want to utilize, but am not sure what these types of jobs are actually called. Suggest some alternate search terms, and/or employers! [more inside]
posted by blargerz on Jul 4, 2010 - 2 answers

Ex-pat sewing classes in Europe - Possible?

What type of international work will I be doing and how do I do it? [more inside]
posted by Tchad on Jan 18, 2010 - 9 answers

Can I steal someone’s TOS / TOU?

Can I steal someone’s TOS / TOU? [more inside]
posted by jseven on Dec 31, 2009 - 8 answers

Is there a word for wondering if there's a word for something?

Is there a word for wondering if there's a word for things? I do that a lot. [more inside]
posted by penciltopper on Sep 29, 2009 - 6 answers

Nice set of wheels you got there—

Is the use of meronym and synecdoche the same thing? If not, please illustrate. I am confused.
posted by whimsicalnymph on Aug 30, 2009 - 12 answers

How do you eloquently tell somebody that they are crazy?

What are some eloquent ways to proclaim that someone is crazy? This is for good tidings for some good friends getting married. [more inside]
posted by captainsohler on Apr 2, 2009 - 23 answers

She wondered if anyone knew what it was called...

English majors! What's that literary term? [more inside]
posted by moxiedoll on Feb 11, 2009 - 6 answers

What is legal responsibility?

What is covered by 'legal responsibility' in relation to a home insurance policy (in the UK)? [more inside]
posted by daveg on Jan 26, 2009 - 2 answers

Wanted: personal dictionary

I'm looking for a piece of software, either for my Mac or online: I'm a philosophy major, and there's a huge number of thinkers, schools of thought, and concepts to manage in the area. What I want, ideally, is something that holds terms and definitions and allows me to drag them into categories (i.e. a page for poststructuralist writers.) Tags are better than hierarchies because I want each term to appear in several areas. I'm sure something exists but I don't know what to call it to do a good search. (I already use Evernote for notes and it might roughly work, although I really want something more focused and lightweight.) [more inside]
posted by poorlydrawnplato on Aug 2, 2008 - 6 answers

For whom does the caged clam sing?

Musicians and slang collectors, your attention please! What, in musical terms, is considered a "clam"? [more inside]
posted by motown missile on Jul 25, 2008 - 11 answers

Chinese jungle encephalitis ... or something like it.

My girlfriend's parents have been told that they may develop 森林脑炎 -- a Chinese disease which seems to be similar to Lyme disease. Can you help me find out what this is called in English, so I can find out how serious a condition this is? [more inside]
posted by TheyCallItPeace on Jun 11, 2008 - 10 answers

Buildings? Design? What's it called?

I can't remember the name of a phase of the building/design process. Help! [more inside]
posted by mulkey on Jun 11, 2008 - 5 answers


I'm thinking of a term to describe a causation related to taboos. [more inside]
posted by jalebi on May 7, 2008 - 11 answers

Terms and Conditions. PDF OK?

Terms and conditions for purchase on website - PDF ok? [more inside]
posted by Blue Buddha on Feb 11, 2008 - 9 answers

Pretty harsh words

Seeking a word: Is there a term other than "euphemism" for couching an insult in fancy-sounding words, so your insult sounds less harsh to the inattentive ear? [more inside]
posted by LobsterMitten on Dec 12, 2007 - 63 answers

Hail to the Chief

Trying to figure out if there is an "ism" or "acy" word for a governmental system of ruler worship (i.e. like the ancient Egyptian systems which considered their rulers Gods). Any specific terms for this?
posted by l33tpolicywonk on Aug 29, 2007 - 15 answers

Slang, Colloquial, Street terms for theft, shop lifting, pickpocking, general crime, the taking of property/ ownership

please give me, all your Slang, Colloquial, Street terms for theft, shop lifting, pickpocking, general crime, the taking of property/ ownership, conartisty [more inside]
posted by complience on Jun 6, 2007 - 60 answers

How to extract relevant terms from text?

How can I extract relevant terms from big chunks of text in a similar style to the Yahoo Term Extraction API? [more inside]
posted by dasfreak on Mar 1, 2007 - 5 answers

Verizon contract snafu

Verizon Wireless extended my contract without my knowledge or consent when I changed my service plan a few months ago. I explicity ask Verizon each time I make a change to my account whether or not the change would extend my contract, and the customer rep must have said no, or else I would not have agreed. What are my options?
posted by speedoavenger on Nov 5, 2006 - 15 answers

How to write Terms and Conditions for website?

How do I write Terms and Conditions for a website, without spending too much on a lawyer? [more inside]
posted by jesirose on Oct 25, 2006 - 14 answers

Where can i find interest rate listings of banks in NYC?

Rather easy question with a long explanation behind it. What is the website where I can look up what different banks are offering as interest rates? I'm in NYC and considering switching banks because of a potential problem I see developing...More inside.... [more inside]
posted by TwilightKid on Aug 24, 2006 - 7 answers

Up in "Arms" about apartment nomenclature

The OED and other references are failing me on this: why is the term arms used to refer to an apartment building, and what exactly does it mean in that context?
posted by stopgap on Jan 4, 2006 - 9 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

Bridge and Tunnel crowd

I just learned the term "bridge and tunnel crowd" which refers to people from the suburbs who come out on the weekends to the Manhattan [more inside]
posted by hokie409 on Jun 8, 2005 - 26 answers

What is tat?

Every so often, when reading online discussions between Catholics and/or Anglicans, I see people mentioning something called "tat". What the heck is tat? [more inside]
posted by LeeJay on May 30, 2005 - 16 answers

"Symphony" vs. "Philharmonic" in the name of an orchestra: is there a difference?

"Symphony" vs. "Philharmonic" in the name of an orchestra: is there a difference?
posted by casarkos on Jul 7, 2004 - 10 answers

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