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Jan
21
answered “By/before/until/through” in the past
Dec
20
answered One word for “embrace challenges”
Dec
20
comment Is Missouri called /mi.'zuɹ.ə/ outside of Missouri?
I've spent time in Illinois, Arkansas and Georgia. In all those places it's /miz.'uɹ.ē/. For precisely the same reason that it's \ˌmi-sə-ˈsi-pē\. or \mī-ˈa-mē\
Dec
20
answered What. Is. This. Style. Called?
Dec
20
revised Is “nowadays” the same as “today”?
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Dec
20
answered File kept on/at the server?
Dec
20
comment File kept on/at the server?
I've never heard "to the server" after decades in IT.
Dec
20
answered Is “nowadays” the same as “today”?
Dec
20
comment Come on, don’t be such a nimrod!
I agree with MετάEd: I suspect common usage came with Bugs Bunny. Plus, it sounds a little like "numbskull" or the like. Where I'm from it's also common to call someone a "dilrod", which is morphed a step further. IMHO the 1933 citation is in the hunter sense: He's a "hunter" of women, and won't leave this one alone..."
Jul
7
awarded  Yearling
Mar
21
comment Is there a single-word noun for an overwhelming feeling that uses “overwhelm” as its root?
to quote an old hymn, "..'Neath the whelming flood...." If you simply say "whelming" it carries the "over" meaning with it. So go to the root: An "overwhelming" feeling is in fact a "flood" of feelings.
Dec
20
comment How do you define broke and broke into?
Just my impression, but I think using the phrase "broke into (x region)" comes not so much from breaking into a physical location as it does the aviation term, "breaking into" as in "We broke into clear air above 4,000 ft..." Like a plane "breaks into" a new stratum, so the speaker "broke into" the six figure stratum...
Oct
8
answered Why does “klick” mean kilometer in US military slang?
Oct
4
answered Expression regarding a periodic task
Sep
28
answered OK to use two “there”s in a sentence?
Sep
6
comment Use of “good” and “well”
@StoneyB I agree. You done good in your comment!
Sep
6
comment More than 1000 gallons of paint is/are sold each day
To say otherwise is to ignore the reality that paint is sold in discrete-unit containers.
Sep
6
comment More than 1000 gallons of paint is/are sold each day
It's true that most liquids, in most contexts, are of infinitely variable quantity. But reference to gallons of paint being sold is a special case. Paint is essentially never sold in variable quantities. It's sold in discrete units, such as spray cans, hobby cans, quart cans, gallons, or five-gallon cans. And the smaller quantities are not additive: If you sold 4 pint-cans and 2 quart-cans of paint today, you wouldn't say, "I sold one gallon of paint today." You'd say, "I sold 4 pint-cans and 2 quart-cans." Because the OBJECTS (the cans of paint) are what we're selling.
Sep
6
revised More than 1000 gallons of paint is/are sold each day
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Sep
6
comment More than 1000 gallons of paint is/are sold each day
I disagree. Perhaps in the context of paint manufacturing the paint would be a mass noun. But in the selling of paint, a "gallon of paint" is an object, and my local paint store has many of them. Yesterday they may have sold more than 1000 of them