dead man's handle
dead man's pedal
a safety switch on a piece of machinery, such as a train, that allows operation only while depressed by the operator
How Does The English Language Handle Gender Identity?Transgender issues are nothing new, but many of the words surrounding how we talk about gender identity are relatively young ... at least by dictionary standards.
What’s The #’s Real Name?How do we currently use the # symbol? On Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, you tag your friends with the @ symbol and you tag topics with the #. If you see something that says “#WordoftheDay,” the tweet or post has something to do with Word of the Day. And, once you click on that marked topic, you’ll likely see all public posts about it. It’s a …
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