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revised Is a lengthy combination of words with hyphens like “the worst not-technically-in-a-recession year in American history” a new fashion of writing?
depression -> recession | Better late than never :-)
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answered What is a word for a punishment given by people without proper trial instead of the court?
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revised “Things are N1, N2, N3” or “Things are with N1, N2, N3”?
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answered “Things are N1, N2, N3” or “Things are with N1, N2, N3”?
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revised Is “layman” an offensive term?
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comment What do you call this mechanical device?
Also "Heath Robinson contraption" or similar. Heath and Rube are very similar.
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answered Is “layman” an offensive term?
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comment A word for not wanting to talk much
@HotLicks Taciturn came immediately to mind - too good not to be an answer - make it one :-)
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comment A word for not wanting to talk much
+1 a goodly collection
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revised Are “smell like” and “smell of” the same?
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comment Are “smell like” and “smell of” the same?
@Sharaman yes - "taste" follows the same "rules" - at least in NZ. This would tend to apply to a number of sense or perception based terms although the usage becomes "forced" in some cases. eg "made of" would be used but "made like" would be rendered "made to look like" or "made to seem like" or even "made to seem like it was made of ..."
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comment Are “smell like” and “smell of” the same?
@SteveJessop (and Oldbag) - so Oldbag agrees with CALD for the US only case, and Steve says (I think) that the terms are differentiated in the US as noted in my answer and by others. ie it's a case of "... like ..." [US] versus "like" or "of" [non US].
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revised Are “smell like” and “smell of” the same?
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revised Are “smell like” and “smell of” the same?
anytying -> anything as pointed out by SrJoven
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revised Are “smell like” and “smell of” the same?
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