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comment When is it appropriate to end a question without a question mark?
As a side note, I often see wonders written with a question mark, but I've never understood why people do that. I don't think it's right. (e.g. I wonder what I should do? makes it sound like I'm not sure whether or not I'm wondering what I should do)
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answered Why are “sugar” and “sure” pronounced with an SH?
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comment What does “ain't” mean?
Well LOL, OMG, and supercalifragilisticexpialidocious are in online dictionaries. Does that make them real words? Even 'haz' as in "I can haz cheezburger" is in Meriam Webster's online unabridged dictionary.
Jul
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comment “Didn't check” vs. “Hadn't checked”
@Linuvore I agree with snumpy, I don't think hadn't checked is correct. @snumpy Isn't there some kind of grammar rule about switching tenses? I remember learning, albeit in grade school so it was pretty simplified, to stick with one tense. Therefore I'd say the first example of yours saved, but didn't check would be the better of the two. If I'm wrong please correct me because I hate that rule anyway.
Jul
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comment Why is “sherbet” pronounced “sherbert” so much?
However, it seems to be a "correct" spelling in Australasia, and pronounced (but not spelled) this way widespread throughout the US: en.wiktionary.org/wiki/sherbert
Jul
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comment Why is “sherbet” pronounced “sherbert” so much?
You just blew my mind. I tend to be a pretty good speller but I would have sworn it was spelled "sherbert." I've always pronounced it that way -- no idea why.
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comment What's the opposite of “enlarge”?
I like "contract" in this context
Jul
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answered What's the opposite of “enlarge”?
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awarded  Student
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comment What does the phrase “half seven” mean?
That's weird that it's the opposite in other languages, but it makes sense because it sounds like it could be either one. It's not very intuitive.
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accepted What does the phrase “half seven” mean?
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asked What does the phrase “half seven” mean?
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answered What does the phrase “take tea” mean?