Yoichi Oishi

Japan

Age: 81

I'm living in Chiba Prefecture near Tokyo, Japan. I worked in both local and international advertising agencies for 40 years. After retiring ad agency, I studied Chinese (now almost forgotten) in a Beijing university one and a half year. Then coming back to Japan, I worked as a marketing consultant. I'm now entirely free from business. I still keep learning English and reading English news papers everyday to be abreast with trends du jour. I like travel and photographing. I'm living with my wife as an empty-nester.

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comment What does “to put it charitably” mean?
As a non-native English speaker, I don't know actual popularity of both 'to put it mildly' and 'to put it charitably.' So I'm simply refering to the number of incidences of both phrases indicated in GoogleNgram.
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comment What does “show some (a little) leg” mean?
@jwpat7.Seeing is believing!
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comment What does “It’s the loyalty (or the economy), stupid,” mean?
I appreciate your providing the provenance of “It’s economy, stupid.” It seems ‘stupid’ is addressed to Hillary Clinton, which is hard for me to believe in respect of both social and writing etiquette. As my primary concern was on the meaning of ‘stupid’ in this phrase, I approved tchrist’s answer. None the less your answer is very much helpful and informative.
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comment What does “It’s the loyalty (or the economy), stupid,” mean?
Though it may not be so harsh, “It’s the economy, stupid” reminds me of the vitriolic wording I found in Jeffery Archer’s “Prodigal daughter,” in which Flolentina Kane, the first U.S. female Vice President snaps at the Secretary of State who tries to avoid the showdown with Andropov, Russian President on the invasion of Russian troops along the Pakistan boarder by saying “Ralph, if you’re going to wet your pants, can you please do it in the little boy’s room, and not the Situation Room.”
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@tchirist. "It's the X, stupid" means "It's the X, You stupid fella." That's what I wanted to know.
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