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Busy pensioner who favours multilingualism.


Retraitée active en faveur du pluriliguisme.


Apr
3
comment Pronunciation of letter y: asylum vs syrup
But what about the letter "y" in suffixes? Would it be correct to say that the suffix "fy", (from Old French meaning "make" as in "clarify") is always /ai/. And suffixes -ity and -ty are always /i/?
Mar
27
revised Gender neutral term for “maiden name”?
Typo and formatting
Mar
27
revised Gender neutral term for “maiden name”?
Correct typo and formatting
Mar
21
comment the USA vs the US
County comes from medieval Latin comitatus which meant a territory ruled by a count. Country comes vulgar Latin contrata- "the land opposite".
Mar
21
revised Isn't “birthed” wrong?
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Mar
21
comment Isn't “birthed” wrong?
The verb "birth" existed well before the idea of the internet was birthed in the 1960s.
Mar
21
revised Isn't “birthed” wrong?
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Mar
21
revised Isn't “birthed” wrong?
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Mar
21
answered Isn't “birthed” wrong?
Mar
21
comment Isn't “birthed” wrong?
Why do you think it is wrong? Can you please say where you found it? In what context?
Mar
21
answered The Cobbler's children have no shoes
Mar
19
accepted What does “U” mean in a “2U herd”?
Mar
18
comment Word for special/fancy/unusual/awesome recipes
Gastronomy (or rather gastronomic for an adjective) does not necessarily imply fancy and/or sophisticated or unusual. Gastronomy is just "the study of food", it sometimes focuses on "gourmet" cuisine. I suspect "gourmet" was the word you were looking for, not gastronomy.
Mar
18
comment Word for special/fancy/unusual/awesome recipes
Why not use "sophisticated"? If not elaborate is quite fitting for a sophisticated and fancy recipe.
Mar
18
comment What does “U” mean in a “2U herd”?
@Susan. Seems a wrong link was put in but it's on Wikipedia. I've found more on Wheeler on the Chisholm Trail website. Both your answers point to cattle branding, I would never have thought about it.
Mar
18
comment What does “U” mean in a “2U herd”?
Both answers so far point towards cattle branding. A far cry from what I could imagine.
Mar
18
revised What does “U” mean in a “2U herd”?
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Mar
18
revised What does “U” mean in a “2U herd”?
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Mar
18
asked What does “U” mean in a “2U herd”?
Mar
9
comment Is 'my wife and I' correct English?
"I" pronoun first person singular is always capitalized in English. There are two different issues in your question, both have been answered before here. Both questions have been asked several times here. See answers to When do I use “I” instead of “me?”, and “Me and my wife” or “my wife and me”