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Sep
28
comment Was “an unicorn” ever correct?
@Wlerin final -n in many verbal forms (infinitive, plural subjunctive, plural preterite) was lost, e.g. OE cuman > Modern English come (the n remains in some past participles of strong verbs: seen, gone, taken); final -n also lost in possessive adjectives "my" (OE min > ME mi) and "thy" (OE þin > ME þi) and indefinite article "an" before words beginning with consonant (-n remained in the possessive pronouns, e.g. mine)
Sep
28
comment Was “an unicorn” ever correct?
Are you sure? This page seems to indicate "a" came after 1611.
Sep
28
asked Was “an unicorn” ever correct?
Sep
25
comment Word for “sitting down heavily?”
Everybody do the flop!
Jul
25
comment Deriving a word for the activity of using a tool from the tool name (“grep”)
@JohnPeyton SSHing or ssh-ing.
Jul
25
answered Deriving a word for the activity of using a tool from the tool name (“grep”)
Jun
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awarded  Constituent
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awarded  Caucus
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5
comment An Exocentric compound for Children
In Holland, there are lots of houses with a WC where other houses have a closet: under the stairs.
May
30
comment Is there a verb for remaining silent?
And don't forget the shorter shh!
May
30
comment Is there a verb for remaining silent?
Is "Dim it!" related and used?
May
28
comment Is there a word that describes both Spring and Fall, but not other seasons?
Correct, because a yearly season is not simply marked by Earth's angle regarding the sun.
May
28
accepted Is there a word that describes both Spring and Fall, but not other seasons?
May
28
comment Is there a word that describes both Spring and Fall, but not other seasons?
"The tropical seasons are broken up into just two: the wet season and the dry season." - Don't they have Spring and Fall?
May
28
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May
28
comment Is there a word that describes both Spring and Fall, but not other seasons?
That one is more common than "equinoctial" since around 1940.
May
28
reviewed Approve Is there a word that describes both Spring and Fall, but not other seasons?
May
28
revised Is there a word that describes both Spring and Fall, but not other seasons?
clarified
May
28
asked Is there a word that describes both Spring and Fall, but not other seasons?
May
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answered Is there a word that describes both Spring and Fall, but not other seasons?