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]
If I clone my cat, I would have two cats: CatCreatedTheUsualWay and CatCreatedThroughCloning. Is there a term for the original version? [more inside]
... but don't have a ton of experience arm-wrestling dealers. Know any negotiating tactics? Tricks to watch out for? [more inside]
What are some terms for transgender in other languages, especially Spanish? What words do they use to identify themselves? [more inside]
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]
Toward a better definition of "bogan;" gender differences in everday speech; an American tourist speaking without giving offense? [more inside]
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]
Are terms and conditions, disclosed after sale, legitimate? What if the associated item is a gift? [more inside]
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]
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]
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. ???
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!
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]
What legal recourse is there for a seller who backs out of a completed auction on Flippa.com? [more inside]
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?
What are some non-religious words or phrases for expressing good wishes/thoughts for the future, besides "hopefully?" [more inside]
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]
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!!! : )
He gets to call me "sis," but "bro" is taken by bros. What affectionate term can I call my brother? [more inside]
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?
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]
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]
What type of international work will I be doing and how do I do it? [more inside]
Can I steal someone’s TOS / TOU? [more inside]
Is there a word for wondering if there's a word for things? I do that a lot. [more inside]
Is the use of meronym and synecdoche the same thing? If not, please illustrate. I am confused.
What are some eloquent ways to proclaim that someone is crazy? This is for good tidings for some good friends getting married. [more inside]
English majors! What's that literary term? [more inside]
What is covered by 'legal responsibility' in relation to a home insurance policy (in the UK)? [more inside]
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]
Musicians and slang collectors, your attention please! What, in musical terms, is considered a "clam"? [more inside]
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]
I can't remember the name of a phase of the building/design process. Help! [more inside]
I'm thinking of a term to describe a causation related to taboos. [more inside]
Terms and conditions for purchase on website - PDF ok? [more inside]
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]
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?
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]
How can I extract relevant terms from big chunks of text in a similar style to the Yahoo Term Extraction API? [more inside]
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?
How do I write Terms and Conditions for a website, without spending too much on a lawyer? [more inside]
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]
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?
Why do we use euphemistic names for some kinds of meat? [more inside]
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]
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]
"Symphony" vs. "Philharmonic" in the name of an orchestra: is there a difference?