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Sep
27
comment How did the phenomenon of doubling words come about?
Perhaps my favourite of these is hot hot, as opposed to spicy hot.
Sep
17
comment “1 out of 100 chickens is” or “1 out of 100 chickens are”?
The fact that 1 percent is mathematically equivalent to 1 out of a 100 doesn't necessarily imply that they are grammatically equivalent.
Sep
11
comment Is “plunger” a familiar word for part of a phone?
I don't think I've ever heard this part of the telephone called a plunger. Perhaps its a regional or industry term.
Sep
10
comment How is “lay bare” sexual?
I don't understand why you say that lay bare is a formal intensifier.
Sep
10
comment How is “lay bare” sexual?
Don't forget that lay itself is also slang for “have sex with”, adding another layer of innuendo.
Sep
9
comment “Why and for what reasons”
I suppose it also suggests that why is being used to ask for a deliberate reason (Why did you eat the ice-cream?), rather than explaining the history or mechanism that caused an outcome (Why did the ice-cream melt?).
Aug
28
comment Abbreviation of “(a)synchronous”
As a bonus, it's also one letter shorter!