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Jun
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comment What is the origin and meaning of conniption dido
Even my detractors concede that "some" sources support the theory of the connection with Dido the Queen of Carthage. They just choose not to believe them. I do. Just because pieces of information aren't readily available on the internet today doesn't mean that they aren't buried somewhere in "antiquity."
May
14
asked Why are these spellings pronounced “non phonetically?”
May
10
reviewed Edit Do Americans “gee things up”, or is it just a British usage?
May
10
revised Do Americans “gee things up”, or is it just a British usage?
wrong answer
May
3
answered phrases: “marry a guy and he'll provide”
Apr
21
answered What do you call the ability to tell good from bad?
Apr
21
answered Is there a word for when a child no longer “hero-worships” their parents?
Apr
21
answered Is there a single noun, preferably not a gerund, for the act of exceeding or surpassing?
Apr
14
answered Is there a word that means cheating but legitimate?
Apr
6
answered What does “Come-to Jesus (moment / stage / meeting)” mean? Is it a popular word?
Mar
3
comment Is there an English expression from Latin for “in writing”, “written”, etc?
@SimonB: That's your contribution. I was just giving examples (of where to look.)
Mar
3
answered Is there an English expression from Latin for “in writing”, “written”, etc?
Mar
2
comment A way of describing the lesbian parent that is not pregnant?
That's a "modern" usage. I never heard it before 1990.
Feb
24
answered Is there a word for the value that you compare against a threshold value?
Feb
23
accepted Noun for the quality of being a “femme fatale”
Feb
21
answered Does the words, “Love interests” and “Love intelligence” have a special meaning other than plain “love affair” and “love gossip”?
Feb
21
revised What is the difference in meaning between “complacent” and “complaisant”
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Feb
21
revised Are there many -tion words that sound like 'vision'?
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Feb
21
revised How did “kill” get its positive connotations?
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