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Jul
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answered How to pronounce fractions larger than a twentieth, where the last digit of the denominator is a 1 or a 2? i.e. one thirtieth is to 30 as _ is to 31
Jun
30
comment What's an adjective for “pertaining to donkeys”?
Your verb "crimped" should actually be "cribbed". Crimp means to make something ruffled. Crib, as a verb, has several meanings, one of which is to copy sth. dishonestly. I read once it came from Cambridge University student slang, but cannot find a reference for such an etymology at the moment.
Apr
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comment 'Male'/'female' is to 'gender' as 'left-handed'/'right-handed 'is to…?
+1 for 3d6 . . .
Dec
30
comment Treacle is viscous; alcohol is ____?
@mikeTheLiar touché
Dec
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comment Treacle is viscous; alcohol is ____?
I think "delicious" is better than yummy, because it rhymes.
Jun
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Aug
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comment Etymology of “byte”
How does this answer address the etymology question being asked?
Aug
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comment Is the diaeresis legal in “naïve”?
@EdwinAshworth Noël Coward has, Noël Edmunds nearly has, and Noël Gallagher is in hiding.
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Aug
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comment What is the standard rule for using or not using hyphen and diaeresis on the words like reelect , reexamine, and cooperate?
@Gnawme I find it highly ironic that on that Atlantic Wire article poking fun a the diaeresis is an advertisement for "Citroën"!
Aug
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answered What does this poem mean? “It's not the cough that'll carry you off It's the coffin they'll carry you off in”
Jul
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Jul
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comment American vs. British English: meaning of “One hundred and fifty”
How would you pronounce the time "ten to two" ?
Jul
29
comment Is it proper to use ordinal suffixes on fractions?
Or three-quarters, as most people would say.
Jul
29
comment Does the word “gentleman” retain the distinction “of leisurely lifestyle” anywhere in British English?
I think a smartly dressed man with a broad accent would be viewed as more genteel than one who spoke with RP but looked like a ragamuffin.
Jul
29
comment Second name or Surname in British English
@FumbleFingers Sorry, I did scan through your answer but mostly looked at the pictures. :-) I saw you said "given name" and though re-iterating it as a comment to the question would be useful. I somehow missed that you had mentioned the latter too.
Jul
29
answered “have” vs.“have got” in American and British English
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