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Jan
20
comment What does he mean by “You'll never see my shade”?
@Ricky The actual wording of your question is "what does he mean by". How that is not a question about what he meant by it is beyond me.
Jan
19
comment Is the name Germany derived from the Spanish “hermano”?
etymonline.com/index.php?term=German
Jan
5
reviewed Reopen Is there a word for occurring four times a week?
Jan
5
reviewed Reviewed Accomplishment vs. Achievement (implicit superiority)
Jan
5
comment Accomplishment vs. Achievement (implicit superiority)
Please add supporting evidence to this answer.
Dec
31
revised What is the origin of “I calls ’em like I sees ’em”?
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Dec
31
comment “th” in mother, father, brother— but not sister
See also: Where do the words for daughter, son, aunt, uncle, mother, father, cousin, nephew, niece come from?
Dec
31
reviewed Reviewed “th” in mother, father, brother— but not sister
Dec
31
reviewed Looks OK Are there rules for pronunciation of words ending in “-ton”?
Dec
30
reviewed Close Why are there many internet grammar lesson examples using past perfect with “before” but not with “after”?
Dec
30
comment Why are there many internet grammar lesson examples using past perfect with “before” but not with “after”?
Question is based on a false premise. "I ate before I swam" is not wrong, either grammatically or logically.
Dec
30
reviewed Looks OK Difference between “at the time” and “at that time”
Dec
30
reviewed Reviewed Properly Using Hyphenated Clauses
Dec
30
comment Properly Using Hyphenated Clauses
@HotLicks We should have stuck to tally marks.
Dec
30
reviewed Reviewed English word for Norwegian “skaresnø” - snow with a hard crust
Dec
30
comment English word for Norwegian “skaresnø” - snow with a hard crust
That being said, it is true that if you have an icing event (a "silver thaw") and it so happens that there is already snow on the ground, you'll get something akin to crusted snow in addition to or as part of the overall icing event.
Dec
30
comment English word for Norwegian “skaresnø” - snow with a hard crust
This may be more localized than you imagine. "Silver thaw" is used in the Pacific Northwest to mean a glassy coating of ice on surfaces. For example the book "Silver Thaw" by Catherine Anderson, which is set in "Mystic Creek, Oregon" and uses the term in context of an ice storm. I can't find any use of it to mean crusted snow in literature anywhere.
Dec
30
reviewed Reopen Word to define person with bad social skills
Dec
30
reviewed Leave Closed Word for- something that someone uses and then exchanges it
Dec
18
comment Historical differences in usage of “Mrs” for “mistress” or “missus”
Questions are duplicate when (1) they are so similar that a single correct answer could be written, or (2) they are asking the same question about the same idea, but using a different example. The question with the best answer(s) should be left open and the others should be marked as duplicates. If in doubt close the more recent question as duplicate.