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Sep
2
comment ¿Cómo decir bootstrap en castellano?
A dato informativo, el concepto de "arranque" está relacionado con el nombre del producto: Twitter Bootstrap provee de muchas herramientas que permiten fácilmente "arrancar" un proyecto web, teniendo ya resueltos aspectos comunes a muchos ellos.
Oct
16
comment Extensión y origen del orto
Hasta donde yo sabía (puramente anecdótico), la relación con la palabra huerto era relacionado a la cosecha: al agacharse los trabajadores mostraban sus partes.
Oct
3
comment Añadiendo “re” antes los verbos
Importante en esta respuesta es que el significado no es siempre el mismo.
Jul
28
comment Alternative to the user-unfriendly Dictionary of RAE?
Furthermore, you need to be precise with accents to get the word you're looking for.
Jul
12
comment “Se te debería ir” vs. “Debería írsete”
@belisarius Lo es, y posiblemente de parodiar el estilo me haya surgído esa costumbre. Nunca habría pensado que hoy estaría aprendiendo sobre el mismo idioma que hablo sólo por eso. Pero aquí estamos. :) Chewie, muchas gracias, muy buena respuesta, agradezco más aún agregar la fuente del DPD.
Jun
12
comment “okupar” and “ocupar”
A similar thing happens in English were people choose to write "magick", deliberately misspelled from "magic" to differentiate the concepts (although in this case, the origin of the misspelling can be traced back to an author).
Jan
9
comment Why isn't “good morning” “buenas mañanas”?
As a funny side note, it is quite common to say just "Buenas..." (not specifying what) in some places, or at least in Argentina. It gets terribly practical when it's close to noon and you're not sure on what to say.
Oct
9
comment Argentine slang 're'
As a sidenote, sometimes in Argentina, requete- is used as a more emphatic version of re-. In the popular reasoning, it makes sense that it is bigger since it includes the word. :P
Oct
2
comment ¿Qué significa la expresión “a lo que te truje chencha”?
¡Muchas gracias! Sergio, ¿sabes si se usa en alguna zona en particular de México o es una expresión común en todo el país?
Aug
18
comment Synonyms for big (grande), as in volume?
Thank you! And thanks for the edits.
Jul
4
comment Where does the expression “Oe oe oe oe oe, … oeee, … oeee” come from?
Still, I'm pretty sure that "oe oe oe" is also used in football/soccer chants (although I do not know if it's a derivation of "Olé"). Specially when it is used for completing part of the son as to comply to a specific metric. While "Olé" is sometimes given, unofficially, a cheering significance, "oe" would be purely phonetic filling. Unfortunately, I do not have sources to backup my claim.
May
24
comment What is the most universal way to say “keep the change”?
Sorry if I expressed myself wrongly. I do think that the answer is ok, and that the chosen options are really the most common ones. I think it would be a good idea to add that information so if someone in the future looks at it will have a reference on what to say in specific situations / regions.
May
24
comment What is the most universal way to say “keep the change”?
I like this answer for the whole set of options which can be used. However, I think it should be pointed out that some of those are hugely informal and could be even taken as offensive it not said right.
May
17
comment Spanish for “douche”?
@PeterTaylor That's correct, I only found (or knew) translations that were regional, but JoulSauron, I get your point, that's highly possible. I've seen good suggestions here though.
May
12
comment Is there a Spanish equivalent to “-ish”?
I'm sure I've heard them. Thanks, you confirmed to me that they are, at the very least, regionalisms.
May
1
comment Usar puntuación extra para expresar incredulidad
Personalmente pienso que, de los dos casos expuestos con signos mixtos, es más útil abrir un signo de exclamación y cerrar un signo de interrogación. La razón es que la entonación del español indica interrogación hacia el final de la frase.
Apr
21
comment Rules of style for Spanish
It took me a while to write this comment because I actually read it all before commenting. I think it does not fulfill my expectations, although it gets close. It does cover usage of proper grammatics (only for journalism) and it does cover common error and usage of symbols. However, that is a minor element in the rest of the context, and I think that is the main point I want to see extended and with full detail.
Mar
30
comment What is the longest word in Spanish?
Same thing here, but with magnetofluidohidrodinámica 26 letters).
Mar
1
comment Usage of plural in collective objects?
+1 for citing sources. If there's no extra answer or comment that disproves this in some way soon, this is likely to become the actual accepted answer.
Mar
1
comment Why does “toalla” sound like “tualla”?
Isn't the case for Oaxaca quite special? I think the actual pronunciation for that one comes from Nahuatl.