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1 hour(s) ago by AlanF_US
I think we can all agree that (a) many ideas regarding what is considered offensive vary according to place and time and (b) the attempt to eliminate anything that can be potentially offensive to anyo [...]
12 hour(s) ago by odexed
No, thank you, but I got the point. It seems that sentences like this are tolerated here. So, there is no problem anymore.
16 hour(s) ago by sysko
also for people following computer science news, there was some big "boooh bad guy" for a guy who refused to change in the comments in the code of node.js the "he" by a a neutral "they". because it w [...]
16 hour(s) ago by sysko
and also I think an other point to be aware of is that the author may not mean it. If I write a book about the life in concentration camp or about the life in France during the 1930s , I will make a l [...]
17 hour(s) ago by sysko
for example you can use "jaune" (yellow) in French, which as in English is mostly an adjective, as a noun but then it becomes a pejorative way to describe a person from the extreme east of Asia.

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  1. 51 min(s) ago
    I (an Australian English speaker) understand "dinner" to be the main evening meal, whereas "supper" would be something eaten later before going to bed. Supper would be much lighter than dinner in terms of the amount eaten.

    This discussion might help to clarify the various terms relating to meals: http://english.stackexchange.co...s-and-meanings
  2. 57 min(s) ago
    No.
    I'd suggest "Why did you give him this gift?"
  3. CK
    1 hour(s) ago
    Not owned and no translations, so I deleted it.
    If you feel this was a good example sentence, you may resubmit it with your username.
  4. CK
    1 hour(s) ago
    Copied from....

    J. P. Lewis (2010) Commissioned Citizenship: The Evolution of Pedagogical
    Citizen Construction in Canada, 1947–1994, American Review of Canadian Studies

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