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Jan
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comment Ambiguous meaning of NAmEng sense of “skill” in Harrap's English-French Dictionary
Don't think this is quite right. There are plenty of references like "he's a carpenter by trade."
Jan
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comment Tone: Caustic vs. Acerbic vs. Satiric
There seems to be an element of sarcasm in there, but without understanding the full context of the letters and the intent, it's hard to say. I suspect this is primarily opinion based.
Dec
28
answered Definition of 'Gauntlet'
Dec
28
comment Head is to decapitate as arm is to what?
If you said Count Dooku "was dismembered" it strongly implies that all his arms and legs were removed, not just one hand. While this may be technically correct in some sense, IMHO it does not convey the intended meaning.
Dec
21
comment Winners, Losers and ____________
+1 because this is obviously in use in the places you cited, but FWIW it would be as jarring as "dead-heaters" if I saw it.
Dec
21
comment “Redline” explanation
I can sympathize with the plight of a non-native speaker, but nonetheless the "rules" of SE state that you must actually show the research in your question. For instance, citing a dictionary entry and saying what about it confused you.
Dec
21
comment “Redline” explanation
Voting to close for lack of research, but you're looking for definition #3. Example.
Dec
15
comment Why is “them” and not “those” correct?
Why wouldn't "of them" be correct? Them is a generic term for a plural number of objects. "Of those" would have been equally valid.
Dec
15
answered Is it the expression “from the floor” correct?
Dec
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Dec
10
comment Is there a visual equivalent of the word “overhear”?
Not going to downvote because you've cited legitimate sources, but I agree with Cargill - this is not common usage and would likely be misunderstood.
Nov
26
comment Why is “forward slash” not spelled “forwardslash”?
@RegDwigнt Why not post that as a separate answer? You make a valid point about the perceived lack of consistency; I was making a slightly different point about how the names came to be the way they are.
Nov
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awarded  Good Answer
Nov
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revised Why is “forward slash” not spelled “forwardslash”?
fixed hyperlink
Nov
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awarded  Enlightened
Nov
25
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
25
revised Why is “forward slash” not spelled “forwardslash”?
clarified based on comments
Nov
25
comment Why is “forward slash” not spelled “forwardslash”?
@ruakh - Well, yes, there's no law that says we have to preserve the inventor's name. All I meant was that he called it that and it stuck. Had he called it "backward slash" instead, it's debatable whether people would have still eventually shortened it to "backslash" or kept the original name.
Nov
25
revised Why is “forward slash” not spelled “forwardslash”?
typo