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Aug
2
answered Ruining something for someone else (spoils of war?)
Aug
1
answered English idiom similar to “grab one, hit the other”
Jul
31
answered What is the meaning of not in “as often as not” and “as likely as not”?
Jul
31
answered Would you say “it's impolite” to your kids?
Jul
30
answered Lobbyist's Counterpart
Jul
27
comment Terminology for “New Yorker” vs “lives in New York”
I clarified the question and voted to reopen it in its current form.
Jul
27
revised Terminology for “New Yorker” vs “lives in New York”
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Jul
27
comment Why do german speakers use word “moreover” more frequently than others?
"Word choice and usage" is on topic here. And the question is about why a group of people use the word "moreover" more often than other English speakers.
Jul
24
answered Word/phrase for importance being reduced
Jul
24
answered a single decisive word for a “positive result”
Jul
24
answered What is the meaning of the phrase “chance would be a fine thing”?
Jul
21
comment Word: Tacky Rich People/Trashy Wealthy People
"Nouveau riche" is French for "new money." And decades ago, there was an American TV show, the "Beverly (new-rich) Hillbillies" about this phenomenon.
Jul
21
revised What is the origin of the phrase “Eastern Seaboard”?
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Jul
20
comment A word for paying attention to detail
@MartinSmith: OK, fixed.
Jul
20
revised A word for paying attention to detail
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Jul
20
answered A word for paying attention to detail
Jul
20
answered What is the origin of the phrase “Eastern Seaboard”?
Jul
20
answered Why does “for good” mean “forever”?
Jul
20
comment Word or expression for someone who intentionally says false statements to bring someone else down?
@Pete855217: Statements aren't made in a court of law (other than by the judge or the lawyers) except under oath. So everyone that lies in a court of law is a perjurer (that all perjurers are liars). I did not assert the converse (all liars are perjurers).
Jul
20
answered ostentatious vs pretentious