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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
Jul
20
answered Unintentional Lies and Misinformation
Jul
20
answered Word or expression for someone who intentionally says false statements to bring someone else down?
Jul
20
answered An exact word for the opposite of academic progress?
Jul
19
comment Why do you survive 'by the skin of your teeth'?
In "The Battle For Stalingrad," General Chuikov related how badly injured, "diehard" Soviet soldiers would pull grenade pins using their teeth, then "throw" them at the enemy with their remaining arms or legs.
Jul
19
answered Why do you survive 'by the skin of your teeth'?
Jul
17
answered What does “over” mean here?