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Feb
23
comment Is it ok to use commas after a number written in digits?
I must be either innumerate or ignorant about geography! Sorry about that.
Feb
23
comment Is it ok to use commas after a number written in digits?
@HotLicks - the dogs, or the use of "are"?
Feb
23
asked Is it ok to use commas after a number written in digits?
Feb
21
comment Did “white” in “decent white folk” originally refer to race?
@HotLicks I'm suspicious because other expressions such as "niggardly" have been misinterpreted as being to do with race.
Feb
21
comment Did “white” in “decent white folk” originally refer to race?
@HotLicks lots of colours are used metaphorically.
Feb
21
accepted Is “chaperon” versus “chaperone” a US versus British English thing?
Feb
21
accepted Origin of “island time”
Feb
21
asked Did “white” in “decent white folk” originally refer to race?
Feb
20
accepted Is “independent minded woman” a set phrase?
Feb
20
comment Is there an English equivalent for this Tamil proverb - “A painting of a bottle gourd is worthless while preparing stew”?
For the difference between a painting and the real thing, see This is not a pipe (Or in the French, "Ceci n'est pas une pipe")
Feb
19
comment English equivalent for the Persian proverb “The mountain just gave birth to a mouse”
I thought Oishi (native language: Japanese) once asked about dragon head snake tail, but no sign of him doing so.
Feb
15
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Feb
13
asked Is “independent minded woman” a set phrase?
Feb
11
asked Is “maiden speech” regarded as politically incorrect?
Feb
11
awarded  Famous Question
Feb
9
asked Origin of “island time”
Feb
8
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
8
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Feb
7
asked Is “chaperon” versus “chaperone” a US versus British English thing?
Feb
1
comment Should I state “the data are,” or “the data is.”
Was this prompted by this tweet?