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Old December 11, 2009, 05:10 PM
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Question Tache y palomita

In Mexican Spanish, a check mark to approve something () is a "palomita" and the opposite symbol (), is a "tache". What is the name for the "tache" in English?
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Old December 11, 2009, 05:37 PM
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If you're approving something with a check mark, the mark is called a tick. The verb is 'to checkmark'. Its opposite is called a cross, an ex, an x, or an exmark. The verb is 'to cross off/out' or 'to ex (out)'.
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Old December 11, 2009, 05:45 PM
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Fantastic, Rusty, thank you!

I was very confused when I was asked about it a couple of hours ago.
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The verb is 'to checkmark'.
Not where I come from - it's to tick (off)
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Old December 12, 2009, 07:00 AM
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Not where I come from - it's to tick (off)
In the states, this means 'to be angry' or 'to make sb angry'.
He really ticks me off. (He really makes me mad/angry.)
I'm ticked off. (I'm mad/angry.)
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In the states, this means 'to be angry' or 'to make sb angry'.
He really ticks me off. (He really makes me mad/angry.)
I'm ticked off. (I'm mad/angry.)
And if you refer to what makes someone tick or to how they tick that´s talking about the thing(s) that make them behave in the way they do, their beliefs, orientacion or feelings...
It´s considered an informal use though.
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We say "visto" (de visto bueno)

And I'm not sure, mal, equis o cruz, I guess
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