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answered “I'm dry” meaning “Would you buy me a drink?” What semantic or rhetorical term describes such usage?
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answered Word for obscuring bad or immoral acts with grammar
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answered Using “amaze” as a noun
Oct
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comment That was to this, Hyperion to a satyr
@StoneyB: Nice description. It confused me for a moment, though, until I recalled that the late king, Prince Hamlet's father, was also named Hamlet.
Oct
11
comment What is a good translation of “crâne de piaf” as a nickname?
Skeletor?
Oct
2
comment Is the title of a US President permanent?
Your source is a random web post that offers no supporting evidence for its claim. As a contrary claim, the White House's own web site refers to Bill Clinton as "President Clinton". Are you saying they are wrong?
Sep
29
answered Is there a slang word or idiom for someone who borrows money from friends or relatives and never (or rarely) pays them back?
Sep
26
comment A word for people who are not guests
Registered user is what I seem to see most often.
Sep
14
comment Figurative alternative to “have the conch” (the right to speak)
You mean you don't want to compare your colleagues to a murderous pack of feral schoolboys? Why ever not?
Sep
5
answered Word that describes a problem that is missing a precondition
Sep
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comment Etymology of the “Chicago Seven” construction
Aha! "Quantified groups of defendants." I would never have guessed to search for that. Thanks, this is a very big step.
Sep
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awarded  Curious
Aug
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comment Etymology of the “Chicago Seven” construction
Would the downvoter care to explain, or suggest improvements? I have done my best to state the question clearly, I hope it is useful, and I am unsure where I would start in trying to research it. (Google for "city number" is unhelpful for obvious reasons.)
Aug
31
asked Etymology of the “Chicago Seven” construction
Aug
27
comment Is the phrase 'at your Beckon Call' marked with servitude or with politeness?
I believe I once read a science fiction novel (possibly one of Zahn's Star Wars novels) involving a device that would summon a starship to automatically fly to its owner. The device was called a beckon call, presumably a nod to this eggcorn.
Aug
25
comment What is the meaning of “A.C. or D.C.?”
@RussellBorogove: Maybe we need more context?
Aug
20
comment What is the term for calling off a war when you are winning?
@EdwinAshworth: Permanent in this context presumably means "has continued to this day and appears likely to continue indefinitely".
Aug
8
comment is “ up on your mountain top” an idiom,
Can you give a specific example of a statement to which this might be the reply? (Also, your question would be easier to read if you would proofread it for spelling, punctuation, and so on; this is English.SE, after all.)
Jul
28
comment Art and Culture are to “Philistine” as Feeling and Compassion are to what?
Perhaps an even better parallel, sans geekery, would be stoic (definition).